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  • Philadelphia Agrees to Settlement, Training, License Procedures for Guns

    07/25/2014 11:06:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The City of Philadelphia recently settled a class action lawsuit concerning people who had applied for a license to carry firearms (LTCF).   The City did not admit to any wrongdoing, but they agreed to pay 1.4 million dollars in settlement fees, and to change procedures.   The lawsuit stemmed from the city posting personal information contained in applications on line and available to the public. While the City did not admit to any wrong doing, what they agreed to do in the future is quite revealing.   The actual settlement agreement is available online here, in a PDF file. First, the...
  • Dallas Democrat John Wiley Price Arrested on Fraud Charges

    07/25/2014 10:47:13 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 17 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 25, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was arrested today as a result of a 13-count indictment which claims the powerful Texas Democrat took $950,000 in bribes. Wiley's attorney, Billy Ravkind, confirmed that he was arrested early Friday morning and is in Federal custody. The indictment indicates Wiley received the bribes in the form of cash, cars and property and that he and his political operatives used the ill-gotten gains to commit tax and mail fraud. For the full indictment, please access the following link. The indictment charges that, among other things, Price and his accomplices used his office and stature...
  • Hamas is Getting Trounced

    07/25/2014 10:38:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Reports out of Gaza have the IDF finding a surprising level of sophistication and breadth of scale in the Hamas tunnel network... besides getting them under the border for rocket launches against Israeli territory, the system connected the mosques, schools, and such that the terror-government uses to shuttle around weapons, terrorists, and supplies... Alas, the Israeli Defense Force is proving a bit too much for these Jihadi boneheads to deal with on the battlefield: Hamas morale is reportedly already in the toilet, and recent raids find no terrorist/fighters left attempting to hold the position... they leave their weapons behind...
  • Dark Secrets

    07/25/2014 10:09:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/25/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    The TV series Dark Secrets, from 3net Studios, begins each episode with a teaser prologue, followed by this ominous voiceover: “When an abandoned industrial building is cleared for demolition, a locked door is discovered in its basement. The door conceals an archive of strange and disturbing specimens, recordings, photos, and documentary films—compelling evidence of monstrous creatures and preternatural events. The documentarian’s whereabouts remain unknown. In his records, he identifies himself only as ‘The Teller.’ His investigations reveal a frightening world of dark secrets.” The series deals in strange, supernatural phenomena, presented in a classic documentary style. Eyewitnesses or survivors are...
  • Why Does Anyone Defend Hamas And The Palestinian Culture Of Death?

    07/25/2014 9:46:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 25 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-14 | Dave the Sage
    “Why in God’s name does anyone show sympathy, and support for a terrorist organization?” - Former Congressman Allen West And that is the question that should be asked. It boggles the mind and offends the senses that there is EVEN ONE MEMBER OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION who is upset that Israel is pummeling the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. Under Ariel Sharon, Israel forcibly removed its citizens from Gaza and turned the land over to the Arabs. Israel has been rewarded for that gesture of conciliation with the abduction and killing of its citizens and the launching of hundreds of...
  • The history of the Arab-Israeli conflict that the mainstream media will never print

    07/25/2014 9:32:58 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 7/25/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "The Arabs are the only declared refugees who became refugees not by the action of their enemies or because of well-grounded fear of their enemies, but by the initiative of their own leaders."
  • The List: Obama's Two Hundred and Eighty-Seventh Week in Office

    07/25/2014 9:27:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 7/25/14 | Nachum
    Obama's Two Hundred and Eighty-Seventh Week in Office7/24/2014Obama and Israel, Year 6Obama to CNBC: FAA Israel Decision Not Based on ‘Politics’Cruz rips FAA flight ban to IsraelCaught on Tape: Hamas Terrorists Fire on IDF From Wafa Hospital in Gaza (Video)Kerry asks fallen soldier's mother how her day is going Obama and SyriaOfficial: Terrorists in Syria Now As Dangerous to US As Those in YemenIt's 3am and nobody's thereWoman in Labor Unable to Cross Street to Hospital Because of Obama MotorcadeIsis orders all women and girls in Mosul to undergo FGM, says UNNewly Released Document Reveals How The U.S. Government Defines...
  • God’s Daybreak Comfort to Those in Despair

    07/25/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/14 | Judi McLeod
    Internet trolls out there wait for columns like this one. Feeling that inestimable sadness of the heart with all that is going on in our world, I went back out onto my deck just before sunrise yesterday morning to be there for God’s daily morning orchestra, the real Twitter: the spine tingling birdsong that announces the beginning of each and every day. In unison, the birds, like the angels of another realm so many long to someday see, join together in song to praise another dawn.
  • That scraping sound you hear is California being dragged to her death by insane liberals

    07/25/2014 8:49:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/25/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After almost 100 years the owners of the Panama Canal realized they had to widen its lanes to accommodate larger cargo ships. Once the decision was made they opted to make a huge leap and configure their capabilities to allow ships carrying up to 2 ˝ times the containers that have been in use for the past several years. The nation of Panama did not make this move in secret. The idea was unveiled in early 2006 and finally voted on in a referendum held on Oct 22, 2006. The idea of widening the shipping lanes passed 77% to 22%....
  • Is the European Unions Schengen Visa, for American Citizens, Good For 90 Days or 3 months?

    07/25/2014 8:43:32 AM PDT · by not2be4gotten.com · 18 replies
    Today
    For the smartest people in the world at FreeRepublic.com... Example: I arrived in Paris, France on May 1, 2014. If I stay until August 1, 2014 that will be 92 days as: 08/01/2014 - 05/01/2014 = 92 days. Will I get into trouble if I do this. Actually not into trouble, as most French customs officials will give you a pass on a day or 2, or even a week. But I am dealing with the German government at this point and I hear they are very strict on dates, as Germans tend to be culturally. I suspect the answer...
  • Hamas' New Year surprise... and John Kerry's cease fire

    07/25/2014 7:56:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 6-25-2014
    Hamas' New Year surprise... and John Kerry's cease fire - UPDATED Maariv - Israel's third largest circulation daily - is confirming that Hamas planned a mass terror attack on southern Israel on Rosh HaShannah, the Jewish New Year, a little more than two months from now (second link in Hebrew). According to the report, Hamas planned to send up to 200 terrorists through many tunnels that lead into six different kibbutzim, moshavim and villages around Gaza's borders. The terrorists' mission was to have been the mass murder and kidnapping of as many Jews as possible. Although the newspaper does...
  • Ebola Victim On The Run In West Africa Capital

    07/25/2014 7:53:44 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 7/25/14 | Tyler Durden
    Radio stations in Freetown broadcast the appeal on Friday to locate a woman who tested positive for the disease that has killed 660 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak was first identified in February. "Saudatu Koroma of 25 Old Railway Line, Brima Lane, Wellington," the announcement said. "She is a positive case and her being out there is a risk to all. We need the public to help us locate her." Koroma, 32, a resident of the densely populated Wellington neighborhood, had been admitted to an isolation ward while blood samples were tested for the virus,...
  • July 25, News on situation in Ukraine

    07/25/2014 7:46:34 AM PDT · by No One Special · 18 replies
    Elena Filatova ^ | July 25, 2014 | Elena Filatova
    Here is recent map, sorry I didn't find one in English. In yellow and blue is Ukrainian territory, Russia is brown and separatists controlled territory is in between. There is two or three pockets where Ukrainian army having hard time, it is near Russian border. They are between separatists and Russians who fire from Russian territory. Pentagon admitted today that Russia is firing artillery from its own territory into Ukraine to hit Ukrainian military sites. They doing it for second week. To understand what future may hold for us let me remind how it went with Osetia in 2008....
  • Obamacare author says subsidies only apply to state exchanges

    07/25/2014 7:15:27 AM PDT · by grundle · 1 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 25, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obamacare author says subsidies only apply to state exchanges On January 18, 2012, Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist who helped write Obamacare, said: “What’s important to remember politically about this is if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits.”You can see him saying it in this video. Link set to start video at 31:25, the relevant point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtnEmPXEpr0&feature=youtu.be&t=31m25sSo how is it that the federal government is giving subsidies through the federal exchange?It’s because under the corrupt leadership of President Obama, the...
  • Armed Doctor Who Opened Fire on Active Shooter in Hospital Shooting Could Lose His Job

    07/25/2014 7:14:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | July 25, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Armed Doctor Who Opened Fire on Active Shooter in Hospital Shooting Could Lose His Job July 25 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post As we reported yesterday, it would seem that an armed doctor in Pennsylvania prevented a possible mass shooting at the hospital he was working at. The doctor managed to land several chest hits on the suspect after he had shot another person and wounded the doctor. However, despite his heroic, likely life saving acts, the doctor (identified as Lee Silverman), may end up unemployed as gratitude. According to the Employee Code of Conduct for Mercy Health...
  • IRS Agrees To Monitor Church Sermons

    07/25/2014 6:23:09 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 48 replies
    The IRS recently settled a case against it brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). As part of the settlement, the IRS has agreed to monitor church sermons for political content. The suit was filed because FFRF apparently did not like an event called Pulpit Freedom Sunday. Apparently once a year a number of pastors preach on political topics, presumably to rebel against the never enforced Federal prohibition on 501(c)(3) political activities. Technically it is illegal for tax exempt non-profits to engage in political activities, presumably this includes commenting on politics from the pulpit. To date there isn’t a...
  • The hidden evil in Thomas the Tank Engine

    07/25/2014 6:00:04 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 35 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/24/2014 | Steve Berman
    Ms. Tracy Van Slyke has uncovered such a dastardly attack upon our vulnerable youth, it’s shocking that nobody else before her noticed this malign cancer hiding in plain sight.  She has exposed Thomas the Tank Engine as a pernicious evil, causing so much “classism, sexism, anti-environmentalism bordering on racism” in its “hidden lessons.” I was completely captured and intrigued by Ms. Van Slyke’s keen insight and discernment on this topic, because, frankly, my two boys are very much taken with Thomas and his friends Percy, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Emily, and the very scary Diesel Ten.  If there were something...
  • Liberal and progressive hero Elizabeth Warren signs letter in support of trickle down economics

    07/25/2014 5:43:27 AM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 24, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Liberal and progressive hero Elizabeth Warren signs letter in support of trickle down economics On November 8, 2012, it was reported that in response to the medical device tax that is part of Obamacare, some medical device manufacturers had announced plans to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker (1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs).On December 4, 2012, Elizabeth Warren joined Al Franken, John Kerry, and 15 other Democratic U.S. Senators in signing a letter to Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices, claiming that the tax would...
  • Hunting Fees Going To Private Landowners

    07/25/2014 5:14:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/23/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    A new grant program in Michigan takes extra money from hunting and fishing fees and distributes it to private landowners. The state Department of Natural Resources recently announced 12 wildlife habitat grant winners for the "Deer PLAN" (Private Land Assistance Network). This grant is available to private landowners in six counties in northern Michigan ostensibly to improve deer habitat. One hunter wasn't thrilled about the program. Tom Wills is an outdoorsman from Quinnesec in the Upper Peninsula. "I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that Michigan DNR is giving my license fees to a dozen private land...
  • TGIF Toonz

    07/25/2014 3:39:27 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Obama Will Be Laughing All the Way to the Bank When Our Cities Burn as the Result of His Policies..

    07/24/2014 10:37:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | July 23, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that the number of illegal immigrants that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state? The mainstream media is shining the spotlight very brightly on all of the children that are coming over, and there is a reason for that. They are trying to tug on our heartstrings. But there is another part of the story that you aren't hearing much about. By refusing to protect our borders, Barack Obama has allowed hundreds of thousands of gang members to illegally enter the United States and settle in...
  • [Video from January 18, 2012] Jonathon Gruber at Noblis

    VIDEO AT LINK (View starting at 31:30) ” . . . if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits.” Obama, Democrats lying about “ambiguous” text, intent of Congress January 2012 video proves they never intended subsidies for federal exchanges. Read more: http://www.headlineoftheday.com/#ixzz38SANlSDz
  • Watch Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Admit in 2012 That Subsidies Were Limited to State-Run...

    07/24/2014 9:38:04 PM PDT · by ironman · 19 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/24/2014 | Peter Suderman
    Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist who helped design the Massachusetts health law that was the model for Obamacare, was a key influence on the creation of the law. He was widely quoted in the media. During the crafting of the law, the Obama administration brought him on for his expertise. He was paid almost $400,000 to consult with the administration on the law. And he has claimed to have written part of the legislation, the section dealing with small business tax credits. After the law passed, in 2011 and throughout 2012, multiple states sought his expertise to...
  • Levin to Stewart: If Hamas Had Weapons Israel Has, 'Israel Would Cease to Exist'

    07/24/2014 9:25:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman and Eric Scheiner
    Conservative talk-radio host Mark Levin strongly criticized comedian and quasi-news commentator Jon Stewart for his acerbic jokes and comments concerning Hamas's ongoing missile attacks against Israel, stating that "if Hamas had the weaponry that Israel had," then "Israel would cease to exist." Levin also stressed in remarks aimed at Stewart that Hamas "is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood," it was part of the PLO, and the "PLO's history goes back to the Mufti, goes back to the Third Reich, the Final Solution." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)"Read up, Ivy League boy!" said Levin on Fox's Hannity program on Tuesday. "Try and figure out...
  • A case which cannot be overdone by language: A modern American crisis

    07/24/2014 8:18:28 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 1 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | July 25, 2014 | Josh Price
    On this episode of The Conservative Beacon Podcast, host Josh Price applies Thomas Paine’s ‘The American Crisis’ to America’s modern crisis: The quasi-dictatorship of the Obama regime. Josh discusses the Obama’s regime’s plan to grant refugee status to illegals from Honduras, allowing them to receive welfare and other public assistance; the FEC could try to ban online conservative media outlets; and the real reason behind income inequality. Head over to TheConservativeBeacon.com to listen.
  • ‘Creepy’ Porcelain Dolls Resembling Young Girls Placed in Front of 8 San Clemente Families’ Homes

    07/24/2014 8:06:14 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 28 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Melissa Pamer and Courtney Friel
    Eight families in San Clemente have been targeted in a disturbing pattern under investigation by authorities: porcelain dolls have been left at their homes resembling young girls who live there. Some of the girls, all about 10 years old, attend the same elementary school, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jeff Hallock said.
  • Meriam Ibrahim arrives safely in Italy; will meet the Pope

    07/24/2014 7:43:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Alan B. West ^ | 7/24/14 | Alen West
    With all the horrible news for Christians in Iraq and elsewhere, there is one bright spot. While we slept, Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim arrived in Italy. As the UK Telegraph reports, the 27-year-old woman, who was spared a death sentence for apostasy in June for refusing to renounce Christianity, landed in Rome where she is to meet Pope Francis before traveling to the U.S. I know she will appreciate all of you who prayed for her and her children and her perseverance through an almost year long-ordeal. Ibrahim and her family were flown to Italy in a government aircraft to...
  • Putin’s Power: Why Russians Adore Their Bare-Chested Reagan

    07/24/2014 7:41:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 22, 2014 | Josh Weil
    The history of strongmen leaders helps fuel a passion for capitalism—even if there's a cost.There he is, the President of Russia, riding bare-back and bare-chested astride a galloping steed; spending $50 billion on a resort town most Russians will never see; seizing Crimea, instigating unrest in Ukraine; maybe even making himself indirectly responsible for the murder of nearly 300 innocents aboard a downed passenger plane: Vladimir Putin, shaking his fist in the face of a West that often seems unable to do more than avert its eyes. When we in The West do look, it can seem perplexing: How can...
  • Are Teachers Underpaid? Let’s Find Out

    07/24/2014 7:09:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    A teacher in South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience earns $33,600 per year, which is less than the average auto-repair worker. So says Vox. This grievance against salary injustice is nothing new, of course, but this particular example comes to us from a new national study by the Center for American Progress, which details the chickenfeed teachers are forced to subsist on as they altruistically keep your hopeless children literate. Teachers are underpaid. In politics, and also in everyday life, this is almost universally accepted. Everyone admires teachers. Everyone wants good teachers for their children....
  • Mayim Bialik: It’s hard to stay focused with Israel on my mind (Amy Farrah-Fowler/Blossom)

    07/24/2014 6:21:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Kveller - A Jewish Twist On Parenting ^ | July 24, 2014 | Mayim Bialik
    Besides the fact that I am recovering from major hand surgery, I am finding it difficult to write these days. I am using a dictation program as well as utilizing Fancy Assistant Brandon’s typing skills, so it’s not that I have no way to communicate with the outside world. The problem is with Israel. It’s on my mind pretty much all of the time. When the three teenagers were kidnapped a month ago, it was on my mind. When they were found murdered and left in an open field, it was on my mind. When Jewish extremists burned a Palestinian...
  • Gowdy on IRS: Americans agree the government should tell us the truth

    07/24/2014 5:47:05 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 24, 2014 | Tgowdysc
    After Q & A with Koskinen yesterday, Trey Gowdy took to the House floor today: Madam Speaker there is a hunger for things that bind us together. Americans agree that the IRS should never target citizens. Americans agree that government should tell us the truth. The IRS has offered 8 different explanations for targeting our fellow citizens. If we madam speaker changed our story to government 8 different times we would be called inmates. We can't lie to government. Therefore,government should never be able to lie to us. We agree that no president should ever prejudge the outcome of an...
  • Obamacare Tax Fine Caps Put in Place

    07/24/2014 5:26:47 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 13 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 24, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    Federal officials have announced the structure and methodology for the amount of tax fines to be levied to individuals in non-compliance of federal Obamacare mandates. Under the plan announced today, the maximum tax/penalty an individual can be charged for failing to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) often referred to as "Obamacare" will be $2,448 per person, while a family of five could entail a levy of $12,240. The decision that was announced today would initially impose on the citizenry a first year additional tax fine of $95 per person and be raised as much as 1 percent of...
  • Buffoon Kerry asks fallen soldier's mother how her day is going

    07/24/2014 4:00:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/24/14 | Carl in Jerusaelem
    US Secretary of State John FN Kerry went to see the parents of US citizen and fallen lone soldier Max Steinberg HY"D (May God Avenge his blood). Kerry put his foot so deeply into his mouth as to make it crystal clear why our rabbis decreed that one who goes to console a mourner should not speak until spoken to. According to the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, “Kerry entered and exited the room swiftly, surrounded by men in black and refusing to take any questions from press.” “How’s your day?” Kerry asked as he sat down. “How’s your day?”...
  • Asian American Success Debunks Liberal Myth of American Racism

    07/24/2014 3:11:57 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 14 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 24, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Over the past few decades the rhetoric of the Progressive-left in the Democratic Party has relied more and more on the effect of inherent racism as the primary obstacle facing minorities in this country. As the sole political power in most black and Latino neighborhoods, Democrats have increasingly blamed racial attitudes and white privilege as the culprit to explain the reversal of African-American progress, tragically under-performing inner-city public school systems and disproportionate unemployment for young men and women of color. They continuously assert that America's inherent racism is the primary barrier to minority success, a liberal myth that is debunked...
  • L.A. Times Prints Front-Page Defense of Hamas Terror Against Israel

    07/24/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 24, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (GRAPHIC-AT-LINK)The Los Angeles Times leads Thursday with a story entitled: "Gaza's dilemma: Deadly war or suffocating Israeli embargo." According to the story, Palestinians in Gaza are left with no choice but to wage war, because if they do not fire rockets at Israeli civilians, they must accept an Israeli [sic] "embargo." The article omits the obvious point that if Hamas would stop trying to kill Israelis, neither the embargo nor the war itself would be necessary. The authors, Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, accept that Hamas started the war--and even suggest that most Palestinians in Gaza support it, though there...
  • Hurco files for hybrid CNC 3D printer adapter patent

    07/24/2014 2:01:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Design Engineering ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mike McLeod
    CNC firm’s 3D printing adapter to combine additive and subtractive processes in one machine. CNC machine maker, Hurco, announced that it recently filed a U.S. patent application for a new technology that combines 3D printing and CNC machining. According to the company, it has developed an additive manufacturing adapter that will allow Hurco machines to 3D print directly. “We designed an additive manufacturing adapter that, in combination with proprietary Hurco control software, effectively turns a CNC milling machine into a 3D printer,” said Gregory Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, Inc. “With this new additive manufacturing capability, users may go from...
  • Lions and Guns in Nebraska

    07/24/2014 1:38:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Animal attacks may not be recorded as defensive gun uses in most surveys, and they are never recorded as justifiable homicides.   But defensive uses of guns against animals occur frequently.   I was surprised to learn of the number of mountain lions that have been shot in defensive situations in Nebraska.   Here is the latest incident. A man in near Chadron, Nebraska shot a mountain lion that was menacing young children near his residence.  He grabbed a rifle and approached the animal, which refused to flee.   From a Nebraska Game and Parks press release: A man reported noticing the animal...
  • It was Putin’s missile? [the CIA, neocons, NATO, and corporate media want you to think so]

    07/24/2014 1:26:43 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 25 replies
    Russian Propaganda Today ^ | July 19, 2014 | Pepe Escobar
    Here’s the spin war verdict: the current Malaysian Airlines tragedy – the second in four months – is “terrorism” perpetrated by “pro-Russian separatists” armed by Russia and Putin is the main culprit. End of story. Anyone who believes otherwise, shut up. Why? Because the CIA said so. Because Hillary ‘We came, we saw, he died’ Clinton said so. Because crazy Samantha ‘R2P’ Power said so – thundering at the UN, everything duly printed by the neo-con infested Washington Post. Because Anglo-American corporate media – from CNN to Fox (who tried to buy Time Warner, which owns CNN) – said so....
  • Heritage Action Sentinel TwitterFest opposing re authorization of the Export Import Bank.

    07/24/2014 1:10:25 PM PDT · by Noremac
    Heritage Action For America ^ | July 24, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    #EndExIm Heritage Action for America is coordinating with its social media activists for a TwitterFest tonight beginning at 5:30PM EST until approximately 6PM EST on the need for Congress to put a final nail in the coffin of the wasteful, sometimes corrupt and ultimately unnecessary, Export-Import Bank. It's a form of rent seeking international pork for corporations that already have a viable business model without it. Eliminating it takes Congress out of the role of picking winners in the free market. Please post at least one Tweet with this link http://heritageaction.com/2014/04/export-import-bank-reauthorization/ and be sure to use the hashtag #EndExIm
  • The Editor's Blog: Hillary Clinton Less Popular than Darth Vader

    07/24/2014 12:57:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 24 ,2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Polling analysts at the Washington Post have determined that elderly millionaire Hillary Clinton is viewed less favorably than Darth Vader, and would likely lose a hypothetical 2016 matchup against the prominent Sith Lord.
  • How NOT To Sell Cupcakes In NYC: Tweet About ‘Zionist Pigs’

    07/24/2014 12:45:44 PM PDT · by DKM · 28 replies
    IJReview ^ | 7/24/14 | Caroline Schaeffer
    The Cupcake Crew food truck in New York City proved it’s not so sweet after all. The company inexplicably took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to spew some hate for Israel.
  • July 23, News on situation in Ukraine

    07/24/2014 12:14:57 PM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    Elena Filatova's Website ^ | July 23, 2014 | Elena Filatova
    <p>This photo was taken in Luhansk, which this days is quite usual sight. If 8 month ago someone would say that here in Ukraine we'll have dead civilians laying around on the streets no one would believe. This is how fast war enter you life. It is really difficult to find out whose fire has killed civilians. People trying to stay away from separatists because those are moving targets for Ukrainian army. Also often people getting killed when some armed men shooting civilians to make picture for Russian TV. When Russian TV leave then civilians can be at ease, no more killings for the day Russian TV left, they say.</p>
  • Semi Satire: Metaphors for Israel and Islam

    07/24/2014 11:45:46 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 24, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The media, which have favorites and enemies, report accordingly. The UN Human Rights Council is much the same.IntroductionThis is a re-posting of a satirical article from May 23, 2012. It mocked media coverage of the death of Trayvon Martin (the Religion of Peace personified) at the hands of George Zimmerman (Zionism personified). It also mocked and compared media coverage of Israel and "Palestine" as of that date. With few exceptions, the media coverage of Israel, particularly in connection with her current operations in Gaza, has not substantially improved since then. Mr. Zimmerman was tried and convicted in the media. However, when relevant and admissible evidence was presented in a court...
  • Is Brazil preparing itself to break off its ties with Israel?

    07/24/2014 10:52:22 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Is Brazil preparing itself to break off its ties with Israel? Israel slams “diplomatic dwarf'” Brazil for recalling envoy to protest Israeli anti-terrorist operation By Jerusalem Post e Julio Severo The Brazilian socialist government on Thursday recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultations in protest over the IDF’s (Israel Defense Force) operation against the Islamic terrorist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip. A statement put out by the Brazilian foreign ministry said that Brazil considers “escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine” as unacceptable. “We strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip.” The...
  • Obama’s plan is to force a wedge between actual Christians and their Church leaders

    07/24/2014 10:18:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/24/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When Barack Obama came out, as it were, for Gay “marriage” he forced adherent Black Christians to eat a plate of dirt. On the one hand they are strongly anti-Gay which certainly extends to being furiously anti-Gay “marriage;” and on the other hand besides worshiping God they worship Barack Obama. They were briefly caught in a dilemma: should they obey God or Obama? Of course God was forced to wait outside of the polling places and Blacks voted for their Messiah anyway. They knuckled under and accepted the plate of dirt. Having seen this formula work with Black Christians, Obama...
  • Jeb Bush takes tough line on border [attempts to catch up with reality]

    07/24/2014 9:31:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Earlier this year, Bush received some criticism from Republicans after he described illegal immigration as an “act of love.” Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) took a tougher line on illegal immigration Thursday, writing in an op-ed that federal law should be changed so that people who illegally cross the border aren't released from custody as they await hearings. Bush, who has expressed support for immigration reform and is considered a White House contender in 2016, said the existing law allows people who don't actually deserve asylum in the United States to too easily take cover under protections for real asylum...
  • The Immigration Surge has nothing to do with immigration

    07/24/2014 9:13:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/14 | Alan Joel
    One month ago (in June), the topic of immigration was at 5%. Today? It’s 17%. According to a Gallup poll released a few days ago, immigration has surged to the top of the list as “the Most Important U.S. Problem”. This replaces “dissatisfaction with government” (16%).
  • House Border Crisis Plan: DOA

    07/24/2014 9:11:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    House Republicans offered a dozen recommendations Wednesday to address the illegal immigration crisis. “Our focus has been to ensure the safety of the children and it has remained a top priority throughout this process,” said task force leader Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX). “In our personal meetings with the Presidents of Honduras and Guatemala they both stated that they wanted their children back, and we believe that is in the best interest of all the countries involved in this crisis. We look forward to working with these countries as they prepare to receive their children back.”
  • Greenfield: Terrorism is a Tactic and It Must Be Defeated

    07/24/2014 9:02:52 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Terrorism is a Tactic and It Must Be Defeated Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog There are two dimensions to fighting a War on Terror. One is fighting terrorists and the other is fighting terrorism. In conventional warfare there isn't that much of a difference between fighting men and their tactics. There is a wider space between fighting terrorists and their tactics. Conventional armies use tactics to defeat enemy forces and seize territory. Terrorists however use tactics to take over mental territory. A suicide bomber is not out to take over a particular...
  • The prophetic words of John Roberts

    07/24/2014 9:01:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-14 | DrJohn
    Today EJ Dionne wrote an article long on whining and short on logic about the conflicting decisions regarding Obamacare: By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists have strayed from such impartiality. We are confronted with a conservative judiciary that will use any argument it can muster to win ideological victories that elude their side in the elected branches of our government. Strayed from impartiality? Say what? Then Dionne jumps off the cliff: The extreme judicial activism here is obvious when...