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  • Libs go stupid as NFL’s Rams cut openly gay Michael Sam

    08/31/2014 9:47:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 31, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    It was inevitable. Rookie Michael Sam, heralded as the first openly gay player in the National Football League, was released Saturday by the St. Louis Rams, prompting the liberal blog Mother Jones to run what amounted to a photo of the player, along with a provocative, almost juvenile headline. The post, “Michael Sam, Who Is Better At Football Than You Will Ever Be At Anything, Has Been Cut By the Rams,” offered no perspective whatsoever. In fact, other than the headline, there were no words. When Sam was first drafted, it was clear that if he were to eventually be...
  • United States: Climate mov't must stand with Ferguson

    08/31/2014 8:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Green Left Weekly ^ | September 1, 2014 | Deirdre Smith
    US soldiers on the streets of New Orleans after it has devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2004. It’s all over the news: images of police in military gear pointing war zone weapons at unarmed Black people with their hands in the air. These scenes made my heart race in an all-too-familiar way. I was devastated for Mike Brown ― the unarmed Black teenager shot dead by police on August 9 ― his family and the people of Ferguson. Almost immediately, I closed my eyes and remembered the same fear for my own family that pangs many times over a given...
  • Anatomy of a GOP Disaster: Losing Pennsylvania

    08/31/2014 8:28:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | August 31, 2014 | John Fund
    AUGUST 31, 2014 Anatomy of a GOP Disaster: Losing Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has lost support by raising taxes and giving ground to public-sector unions. By John Fund All over the country Republican governors are either poised for easy reelection (such as Ohio’s John Kasich and Nevada’s Brian Sandoval) or running even or better against Democrats (Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and Florida’s Rick Scott). Then there is Governor Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania. The latest independent poll has him down a shocking 49 percent to 24 percent (with a quarter of voters undecided) against Democrat Tom Wolf. How did Corbett become such an...
  • China near collapse?

    08/31/2014 8:05:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Propublica.org comment ^ | 27 August, 2014 | BiberWallgoal
    I am a Chinese working as a China analyst at a think tank. It is becoming more and more apparent to many people, that the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) knows it is on its last straw of survival. The party is facing severe and endlessly increasing systematic stress on all fronts: 1. Increasing external oppositions from all other countries in the world including all of China's neighbours. They are forming more and more alliances and becoming more outspoken with rising strengths against China, in addition to increasing anti-China sentiment from people in all other countries. Many countries including Canada...
  • CO: Castle Rock Approves Open Carry, Curtails Town Manager Power

    08/31/2014 6:09:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Castle Rock, Colorado sits on the urban corridor from Denver to Colorado Springs.  It is primarily a bedroom community to Denver that has had explosive growth in the last 30 years, form 3,921 in 1980 to 51,348 in 2012. In 2003 the Town Council gave the Town Manager, who is appointed by the Council, the authority to ban the open carry of firearms on town property.  In  2014, the Council voted to remove that authority.    The current Town Manager, Mark Stevens, had prohibited open carry on Town property.  What resulted were two initiatives; one to approve of the action...
  • Armed American Radio Thread (8-31-14)

    08/31/2014 4:36:58 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 5 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 8-31-14 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • Nipsey Hussle Arrested For Getting Involved in Another’s Arrest

    08/31/2014 2:24:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rebecca Grace
    Rapper Nipsey Hussle has been arrested for interfering in the arrest of a man authorities were after for violating his probation. The incident occurred on the night of Friday, August 29th. Police responded to a report that a man had violated his probation and was currently located in a clothing store in downtown Los Angeles. Upon searching the store for the alleged parole violator, they came across Hussle, who committed an undisclosed action that authorities viewed as obstructing an officer which subsequently resulted in his arrest. He was released shortly after his arrest after posting bail in the amount...
  • "Peter Gets the 'Who' But Not the 'How'" (Sermon on Matthew 16:21-28)

    08/31/2014 2:15:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 31, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Peter Gets the ‘Who’ But Not the ‘How’” (Matthew 16:21-28)Last week’s Gospel was Matthew 16:13-20. Today’s Gospel is the verses that follow, Matthew 16:21-28. Last week we heard Peter say something that brought a hearty commendation from Jesus, who told Peter that he was the rock on which he would build his church. This week Peter says something that brings a harsh rebuke from Jesus, with Jesus basically calling Peter “Satan” and telling him to get behind him. So in just a few verses, Peter goes from commendation to rebuke, from being called a rock to being called Satan. What...
  • Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

    08/31/2014 2:14:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/31/14 | Andrea Shalal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama's comment on Thursday when he said, "We don't have a strategy yet" for confronting the Islamic State militant group, saying it suggested indecisiveness. On Sunday, influential Democrats chimed in with their own critiques of Obama's foreign policy, chiding him for being "too cautious" on Syria, and urging him to do more to help Ukraine resist Russian advances.
  • Greenfield: The Imaginary Non-Interventionist

    08/31/2014 1:32:02 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, August 31, 2014 The Imaginary Non-Interventionist Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Ever since Hillary broke with Barack over the virtues of doing stupid stuff, the editorial columnists have been pretending that she has some new and exciting foreign policy. She doesn't. The left has been denouncing her as an interventionist, the second coming of George W. Bush. They just can't explain how Hillary is any more of an interventionist than her old boss who bombed Libya, is bombing Iraq and wanted to bomb Syria. Other places he's bombing include Yemen and Pakistan. And all that...
  • Humor: Obama needs to get more serious about Islamic State opportunities

    08/31/2014 11:48:25 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 31, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) friend, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of ConfusionUtopia. He expresses leftist perceptions of magical reality with refreshing clarity, for which we thank him.  Senator Librul is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of green unicorns, for which his Save the Unicorns Foundation has received substantial Federal grants. We are honored to have...
  • “Ask not for whom the bell tolls” I think you know...

    08/31/2014 8:01:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-31-2014 | MOTUS
    “Clearly, a civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself.” - Jean-Francois RevelAlthough it’s the wrong holiday,the theatrical reference of the century comes to us this Labor Day weekend via Instapundit’s Facebook friend: “What is happening now is basically America’s version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The President of the United States — supported to an exceptional extent by an electorate both uncomprehending and untrusting of the outside world — is Clarence the Angel, and he’s showing us what the world would be like if we’d never been born…”...
  • US Jacks Up Exit Fee For Those Renouncing Citizenship

    08/31/2014 7:02:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Alan Joel
    Current administration would rather squeeze U.S. citizens for more revenue Just like the recent rise of business inversions — moving business HQ abroad — the United States has seen an uptick (up 221%) in Americans renouncing their citizenship. The elephant in the room in both these cases is taxes: both high taxes and burdensome tax compliance in foreign jurisdictions. Instead of facing the problems directly, the Obama Administration has resorted to punitive measures. The shame and blame tactic of calling out businesses who wish to relocate as “unpatriotic” was undignified. Perhaps realizing that using the same strategy with individuals would...
  • New Panoramic Images Show Area 51's New Mystery Hanger Is Gigantic

    08/31/2014 6:59:51 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 43 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | Aug 30,2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    [snip]So why would the USAF build a hangar tall enough to house a jumbo jet? Maybe they are hedging their investment to accommodate presently unknown future projects, or there is something in the works that has a fairly massive, and very much un-stealthy vertical tail.
  • This is Like Heaven, But Not Good Enough for Progressives

    08/31/2014 6:58:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives: Spoiled brats who have no point of reference or baseline to compare to and appreciate their windfall of prosperity My 1977 English teacher who said I would never amount to anything because my English was not British enough, taught me how to type on an old Remington typewriter with each letter attached to a striking metal arm. These armed letters often tangled if I typed too fast. When the school was allowed a few IBM SELECTRIC typewriters, I felt like we had arrived. I could type really fast, 85 words per minute. One of the big shots in the...
  • Shaking, Quaking, and Freezing

    08/31/2014 6:54:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Alan Caruba
    Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell Have you noticed how much earthquake and volcanic activity has been occurring lately? There was a major earthquake in Napa, California on Sunday, August 24th as well as considerable volcanic activity from Iceland to Papua, New Guinea. August was also a month that set records for colder U.S. temperatures. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were some 1,097 “low max” temperature records broken in the U.S. between August 1 and August 23, meaning that the maximum temperature during that time period was the lowest it...
  • It’s A Wonderful Country

    08/31/2014 6:53:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/14 | Lance Thompson
    United States: Indispensable member of the free nations of the globe In the 1946 Fred Capra film It’s a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart plays the part of George Bailey whose life challenges–legal, financial, personal–seem so overwhelming that he believes it would be better if he’d never been born. An angel named Clarence shows him what a world without George would look like. George realizes that he has affected the world in countless positive ways, and a world without him would be dark, hopeless and cruel. I wonder if the world is currently having an It’s a Wonderful Life experience. There...
  • TX:Border Patrol Fires at Armed Citizen

    08/31/2014 6:34:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Border Patrol has had strict policies about the firing of weapons for decades.    In the most famous recent case, Border patrol agent Brian Terry was killed in a firefight in which the Patrolman used less lethal "bean bag" rounds.    Border Patrol agents I have talked to have always said that the mere presence of a weapon is not enough to justify shooting at someone.   This makes sense, because most people in the United States can legally possess weapons, and because the law is clear on what is required to justify the use of deadly force.   The mere...
  • Democrats, and a Progressive Republican, Headline Muslim Conference

    08/31/2014 5:26:53 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 13 replies
    politicalpistachio.blogspot.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Still wondering why President Obama hasn't put together a plan for dealing with Muslim Terrorists called ISIS threatening the entire world yet? The Democrats have a lot in common with Islam. They both desire a strong government that mandates the lives of the governed, they both are at odds with Christianity, and American conservatism, and they both have a putrid dislike for the United States Constitution and the principles of limited government and freedom that the document champions. About the only differences between Muslims and Democrats are that Jews tend to be Democrats (although like Islam, Democrats tend to have...
  • Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES

    08/31/2014 4:11:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Arrested Legal Observer: Ferguson a ‘Pilot Program’ for When Communities Respond to Police Brutality

    08/30/2014 11:30:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Firedoglake ^ | August 30, 2014 | Kevin Gosztola
    The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in Ferguson to monitor protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They were also present to help with jail support for community residents. But, while working, four of the NLG’s observers fell victim to the police occupation they were trying to help Ferguson fight and were arrested. As Dennis Black, one of the legal observers arrested, commented, “Ferguson is a pilot program of what’s to come when communities respond to police brutality.” He and others had traveled from Detroit to...
  • Chuck Todd: Americans Who Don't Pay Income Tax Fund Gov't More than Rich by Playing Lottery, Slots

    08/30/2014 8:50:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Chuck Todd, the new host of NBC's Meet The Press, suggested that Americans who do not pay income tax fund public education more than the rich by buying lottery tickets and going to casinos. While interviewing Ben Carson on CSPAN's After Words, which aired on Sunday, Todd said that Americans who don't pay federal income tax go to casinos or buy lottery tickets and are "spending more money funding our schools, whether it's Detroit or other places." Todd said that though "they are not writing a check to the federal government," poorer Americans "are contributing arguably more money to education...
  • Constituents To Rep.Adam Kinzinger: No Amnesty And Secure The Border

    08/30/2014 7:29:04 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 6 replies
    usofarn blog ^ | August 30 2014 | usofarn.com
    Residents of Illinois’ 16th congressional district have a message for Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger, stop supporting amnesty and work to secure the border. That was the overwhelming thought behind Saturday’s immigration town hall meeting at the Ottawa American Legion hall. Before the start of the August recess Kinzinger was one of eleven GOP lawmakers to vote against a bill put forth by Tennessee congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and Texas Senator Ted Cruz that seeks to block President Obama from expanding his deferred deportation program, known as DACA, or from instituting any additional amnesty via executive order. That bill along with another...
  • An Eyewitness Account of Violence in Ferguson, Mo.

    08/30/2014 6:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Black Voice News ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jazelle Hunt
    At noon on Saturday, August 9, Michael Brown, 18, and his friend, Dorian Johnson, crossed paths with Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer, Darren Wilson. By 12:04 p.m., Wilson had fatally shot Brown six times. His body was left out for hours as other officers responded to the scene. The next evening, his family and community gathered at the site of his death for a vigil in his honor. After a while, they decided to march down West Florissant Ave. to a QuikTrip gas station/convenience store. After that, the details of what is happening in Ferguson become murky, depending on the source....
  • UT: Scofflaw City Agrees to Follow Gun Law

    08/30/2014 6:35:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Utah municipality of Sandy City has agreed to stop violating state law.   The city had passed ordinances that were  clearly in violation of state law.    Nearly all states control what power is granted to cities.   State power is granted by the Constitution, and constrained by it, as is federal power. Most states have reserved the power to regulate guns to the state level, so that there will be uniform gun laws throughout the state.   Utah is one of the vast majority of states that have a preemption law that does this. The Second Amendment Foundation has been looking...
  • Watch Ted Cruz’s FANTASTIC speech at Defending the Dream Summit 2014

    08/30/2014 6:10:46 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | August 30, 2014 | Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz gave a great speech today, hitting four topics he said would be at the forefront between now and the elections in November: Amnesty, Obamacare, National Security, and the Rule of Law. His biggest applause line came when he called for the impeachment of Eric Holder, where he got a big standing ovation. There’s so many good soundbites you might as well watch the whole speech and you can do that below:
  • World War Zero: How Hackers Fight to Steal Your Secrets

    08/30/2014 5:24:53 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 3 replies
    NSS Labs ^ | July, 2014 | Sam Frizell & Massimo Calabresi
    The Internet is a battlefield, the prize is your information, and bugs are the weapons Aaaron Portnoy started his hacking career when he was still in high school, at the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science in Worcester, which not coincidentally was the institution he hacked. He did it as follows: Portnoy had a friend call one of the dorms, posing as tech support. The students were more than happy to give him their passwords. Hiding behind those borrowed accounts and routing his approach through proxies in various foreign countries, Portnoy wormed his way into the school’s network through a...
  • Ferguson turns protest into political power

    08/30/2014 4:54:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 30, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    FERGUSON, Missouri — Before Michael Brown’s death, all Taurean Russell wanted was to finish college, teach history and coach high school football. But that changed August 9, when photos of Brown’s lifeless body, shot by a cop and left sprawled in the street, kept appearing on social media. “I saw a dead body on my timeline. It kept appearing hour after hour and somebody said ‘I hope somebody gets up and does something about it,” said Russell, 30. “Then I heard his mother on TV say, ‘Why did they kill my son.’” Those words triggered something in Russell. He rallied...
  • The Giver — Love, Choice, and the Limits of Perfection

    08/30/2014 2:54:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    Celebration Center ^ | August 30, 2014 | Tim Phares, RScP
    “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be,” as Yogi Berra once said. If you want to understand what this means, go see The Giver. The Giver is in the great dystopian tradition of Animal Farm and 1984, Brave New World, Atlas Shrugged, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and so many more. (It also evoked for me memories of the Ring cycle and Lord of the Rings.) It takes place in a “perfect” society that has eliminated war, pain, suffering, differences and choice. They have created a society where everyone is equal (except those who are “more equal,” of...
  • OH:Cheap Gun Opportunity Cleveland 6 September, 2014

    08/30/2014 2:49:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, 6 September,  2014.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. I have not been able to find any definitive information about where the event will be held, how much will be offered for what firearms, or what the starting and ending times are.  It appears that the event will only collect handguns.   From newsnet5.com: At the handgun buyback event, people can exchange guns for gift cards, no questions asked....
  • The Moral,Constitutional Justifications For Stopping Dead In Its Tracks The Islamization of America

    08/30/2014 2:25:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Sons of Liberty ^ | August 25, 2014 | Staff
    This is an encouraging paper, because it explains the moral and constitutional justifications to stop the Islamization of our country. We face a grave threat – the Muslims are infiltrating our country and taking over. We seem powerless to resist: Our governments won’t acknowledge the threat; we are told Muslims have “constitutional rights” to come here, proselytize everywhere, build mosques, and implement shariah in their communities and in the public square; and our governments are letting them do it. The Muslims seek to replace our Constitution with shariah – their totalitarian political, economic, military, social & legal system – with...
  • A photo showing John McCain with ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi (Video included

    08/30/2014 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    YouTube via Investment Watch ^ | August 25, 2014 | Staff
    Syrian Emergency Task Force... Voice of Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director, Syrian Emergency Task Force
  • Episodelet 55.1: The gang talks with Shaneen Allen

    08/30/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-26-14 | WeLikeShootingVideos
    This is a firearms podcast that I listen to. They actually were able to have a short interview with Shaneen Allen -a single Mother who's being railroaded by the New Jersey DA and a judge. WeLikeShooting interview
  • McInerney: The U.S. Is Losing Its Global Status (Video)

    08/30/2014 8:39:01 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 30 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | You Tube
    We have never seen leadership like this out of the White house -that I know of- in our history. There’s a difference between civilian rule and authority and their allegiance to the constitution to protect the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and we are getting into that crossover point where the president and the white house is moving into dereliction of duty because we are not at an increased readiness state and we are taking no steps to respond like we should have done in Benghazi and so we are in a very dangerous situation where the...
  • The Low-Information Evangelical, Part 2

    08/30/2014 8:36:05 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 47 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 29, 2014 | Marsha West
    Appearing in part 1 is the phrase "low-information voter" (LIV) which is oft used by a popular radio talk show host. The host suggests that those who make up this population set are individuals who vote for a candidate or important issue having little or in most cases zero knowledge about either. LIVs are highly opinionated even when they have no idea what they're talking about. Also included in part 1 was the following quote from C. Edmund Wright. I appreciate the way he expands on the LIV concept: But forget low-information voters for just a minute; the malignancy that...
  • If wishes were horses our cart would have a driver.

    08/30/2014 8:24:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-30-2014 | MOTUS
    At the #BeigePressConference, it became eminently clear that “the strategy thing” is above Big Guy’s pay grade: “I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet,” before elaborating, “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”  Imagine if Donald Rumsfeld had uttered that line! Or better yet, George W. Bush! Butt I digress; since we prefer to be led from behind,Head ‘em up, move ‘em on! and since Val is still on...
  • Do Nothing Faculty Lounge Lizards

    08/30/2014 8:08:52 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jim Emerson
    During difficult times the community organizer does what he does best. Retreat to the faculty lounge and hide. The White House is no longer the resident to the head of the executive branch but a faculty lounge. The only thing the “do nothing” community organizer does when an enemy attacks America or its allies is to run and hide. The only time he shows his face, is when he has to, somewhat like an adjunct professor passing out assignments to the staff and quickly retreat to the faculty lounge. The isolated pretentious intellectual’s only friend is the teleprompter. Consider his...
  • You May Have a New Strain of Ebola and Test Negative

    08/30/2014 8:04:13 AM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 75 replies
    Rapidly Mutating Ebola Renders Diagnostic Tests Inaccurate - AKA: You May Have a New Strain of Ebola and Test Negative An international team of scientists — some of whom succumbed to the virus during the course of their research — has sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes from 78 patients in Sierra Leone, creating a valuable trove of genetic data for scientists and health care workers struggling to bring the growing outbreak under control. ... "We were able to sequence and analyze our samples with about a 10-day turnaround. This is unprecedented, as earlier studies have usually taken many months with...
  • Desperation from James Carville (RAT)

    08/30/2014 7:18:31 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    email | 8/29/2014 | James Carville
    I received this email this morning Cherrio, I'm begging We’re running out of people to email you, Cherrio. In the last two days, you should have received an email from: -- President Obama -- Nancy Pelosi -- Debbie Wasserman Schultz That's how important this is! Democrats are getting massively outspent by Republican groups. And we're fighting desperately to turn it around. We need 61,037 more donations in the next 48 hours if we want any shot at giving President Obama a Democratic House for his final two years. xxx xxxx Answered President Obama's call-to-action? NO DONATION We're begging ya, Cherri....
  • Standard Oil and its Hirelings of the Press

    08/30/2014 6:54:45 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    Standard Oil and its Hirelings of the PressWERE it not for the newspaper press and periodicals of the Hearst's Magazine sort, interests like Mr. Archbold and Standard Oil long ago would have stolen everything to the public back fence. As matters stand, their villain pillage has hardly stopped short of it. Also, it wasn't the law, but the printing press which halted them. The press is the policeman of popular right. President Wilson, observing - and also fearing - the pernicious Criminal Privilege activities of certain subsidized newspapers, in the war over tariff schedules now being fought out in the...
  • Teachers Hate Poor Kids

    08/29/2014 10:31:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | August 29, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    AUGUST 29, 2014 Teachers Hate Poor Kids In Florida, union goons line up to beat down poor minority families By Kevin D. Williamson Alberto Carvalho, the highly regarded Miami-Dade schools superintendent, jokes that he wants to be the most “underpaid” public servant in the country. Underpaid? Public-school types keep using that word; I do not think that it means what they think it means. I don’t really want to beat up on Carvalho, who seems to be a pretty good guy doing some pretty good things. But bottom lines matter. Under the leadership of the district’s (“underpaid”) $320,000-a-year superintendent, who...
  • Obama's Labor Day Weekend: Three Fundraisers and an MSNBC Wedding

    08/29/2014 10:31:06 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 26 replies
    Breitbart (Via Drudge) ^ | Aug 29, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama has a busy Labor Day weekend planned as he leaves on Air Force One for New York later this afternoon. Saturday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to attend the wedding of MSNBC’s Alex Wagner to his personal White House Chef Sam Kass. The wedding will be held at the Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a Westchester County farm-to-table restaurant in New Rochelle, New York.
  • Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border

    08/29/2014 10:24:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | August 29, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Judicial Watch: Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border By Andrew C. McCarthy August 29, 2014 For those of us who’ve been raising alarms about both the jihadist threat and the national-security vulnerability created by the Obama administration’s non-enforcement of the immigration laws, this is not a surprise — particularly less than two weeks before September 11. But it is nonetheless jarring to read. Judicial Watch has just put out this statement: Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or...
  • 'Yes means yes' standard for sexual encounters in California schools

    08/29/2014 8:32:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Boy, am I glad I'm not in college anymore California has become the first state to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for sexual encounters. The law "would require 'affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement' by each party to engage in sexual activity." And not just at the outset of the tryst, as this article in the Washington Post explains:
  • Ready for the robot revolution?

    08/29/2014 7:37:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Ahmed Banafa
    Progress in robotics, from drones to medical applications, is starting to come at a fast clip. Do you want your robot to cook your food, or just deliver it?The days of drones filling the sky and robots roaming in our streets are not far removed from reality anymore, and scenes from movies like Star Wars, Minority Report and I, Robot will be common soon. Just consider some of the ways that robots have started to permeate our lives. Start with Amazon, which is taking to drones in a big way. The online shopping giant started a new phase in high-tech...
  • Malaysia Airlines to Cut 30% of Its Workforce (6,000 layoffs)

    08/29/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO is underway, but there is no move to change the airline's name, which some branding experts had said was necessary for a successful makeover....
  • Was San Diego illegal alien beach storming a prelude to something bigger?

    08/29/2014 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Twotone · 27 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Allen B. West
    When I was commander serving in combat, I always looked for indicators, warnings and trends, and one of the things I always wanted our unit leaders and Soldiers to pay attention to was enemy dry runs. Did we just see a “dry run” this past week in San Diego?
  • Greenfield: Friday Afternoon Roundup - What an Islamophobe Looks Like

    08/29/2014 6:10:03 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, August 29, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, August 29, 2014 Friday Afternoon Roundup - What an Islamophobe Looks Like Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog If you fear being killed by a Muslim terrorist, you may have come down with Islamophobia. THE VERDICT IS IN In August 2012, James Foley retweeted a link to a CNN story asking “Right-wing extremist terrorism as deadly a threat as al Qaeda?” The article concluded that indeed it was. Three months later, Foley had been kidnapped. Two years later, on another August, a former branch of Al Qaeda chopped off his head. A Beheading Ends All Illusions...
  • California Democrats Pass Bill Allowing Illegal Aliens to Practice Medicine

    08/29/2014 6:02:15 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 26 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 29, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    California Democratic State Senator Ricardo Lara of Long Beach, CA hailed the passage of SB-1159, lifting citizenship requirements to the state's Business and Professions code. The bill first proposed by the California Democrat in February of this year, will allow illegal aliens to obtain all professional licenses, including the practice of medicine. Senator Lara, long tied to Latino activist groups long-cited for racist attitudes and rhetoric against white, black and Asian Americans, celebrated the passage with an announcement on Twitter. The bill is largely a "red pen" measure in which Lara and his allies in Sacramento simply amending current California...
  • Report: ISIS Planning Imminent Terror Attack At U.S. Border

    08/29/2014 4:46:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | august 29, 2014 | rachel stoltzfoos
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is reportedly working with al-Qaida to carry out a terror attack on the U.S.-Mexico border in the very near future, according to a government watchdog. Sources told Judicial Watch the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is definitely operating along the Mexican border in Ciudad Juarez alongside al-Qaida, and one source said officials have picked up radio chatter about an imminent “attack on the border.” “It’s coming soon,” the source told Judicial Watch