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  • Islamic State Partisans Take Responsibility for TX Terrorist Attack at Pamela Geller AFDI Event

    05/03/2015 7:47:12 PM PDT · by jonatron · 115 replies
    Gatewaypundit ^ | Sunday, May 3, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    TWO ISLAMISTS SHOT DEAD, OFFICER WOUNDED at Pamela Geller TX Free Speech Conference Shots Fired at AFDI- Jihad Watch Event in Texas ** Islamists were carrying explosives ** Contest to draw prophet Mohammad ** One officer injured ** Witness says 20 shots were fired!! ** The center is still on lockdown (9:00 PM Central) ** The security officer was released from the hospital
  • Two shot near Garland events center (Possibly Had Explosives outside Muhammad art exhibit)

    05/03/2015 5:21:26 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 187 replies
    WFAA ^ | 5/3/2015 | WFAA Staff
    Two men were shot in a parking lot outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Sunday afternoon, SWAT officials told News 8. Those men possibly had explosives on them, SWAT officials said. Everyone at the center, which was hosting a Muhammad Art exhibit, was told to find a safe place inside the building. SWAT members were at the scene for the event.
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep the lights on. [FReepathon XXXIII]

    05/03/2015 9:15:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 167 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep the lights on. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of God, family, country, liberty!! But we cannot exist...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 May 2015

    05/03/2015 5:11:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 78 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 3 May 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 3rd, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; former Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; NAACP President Cornell William Brooks.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and William Bell of Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Baltimore prosecutor: Probable cause to file criminal charges in Gray’s death

    05/01/2015 7:56:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 557 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5-1-15 | Lynh Bui and Dana Hedgpeth
    State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said Friday she has probable cause to file criminal charges in the much publicized death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died while in police custody. Six officers, including a lieutenant and a sergeant, have been suspended after the incident. Gray suffered a spinal injury and died after riding in a police transport van that made several stops. On Thursday, Baltimore’s police officials said they turned over their initial report to prosecutors — a day earlier than expected.
  • Exclusive - Britain told U.N. monitors of active Iran nuclear procurement: panel

    04/30/2015 5:23:28 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-30-2015 | By Louis Charbonneau
    (Reuters) - Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an active Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel seen by Reuters. The existence of such a network could add to Western concerns over whether Tehran can be trusted to adhere to a nuclear deal due by June 30 in which it would agree to restrict sensitive nuclear work in exchange for sanctions relief. Talks between six major powers and Tehran are approaching the final stages after they hammered out a preliminary agreement on April 2, with Iran committing...
  • Charleston, SC: Mob Of Black Teens Rampage Through City

    04/29/2015 7:30:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 29, 2015 | D Martyr
    A large group of black teens rampaged through Charleston neighborhoods, targeting innocent people early Sunday. The Post and Courier reported: As many as 60 teens were roaming Charleston streets attacking pedestrians and drivers early Sunday, witnesses told police dispatchers in 911 calls released Tuesday. All the teens were black, according to witnesses, and all but one of the people attacked were white. Still, it’s unclear if the attacks were racially motivated or sparked by the unrest in Baltimore, which followed the recent shooting death of Walter Scott, a black man, by a white North Charleston police officer. [...] Terror could...
  • Prisoner in van said Freddie Gray was ‘banging against the walls’ during ride

    04/29/2015 6:38:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 144 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29/15 | Peter Hermann
    A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to an investigative document obtained by The Washington Post. The prisoner, who is currently in jail, was separated from Gray by a metal partition and could not see him. His statement is contained in an application for a search warrant, which is sealed by the court. The Post was given the document under the condition that the prisoner not be named because the person who...
  • Milwaukee-based Assurant Health to be sold off or shut down

    04/29/2015 9:15:58 AM PDT · by JRios1968 · 39 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 4/28/2015 | Guy Boulton
    The parent company of Assurant Health said Tuesday that it will sell or shut down the Milwaukee health insurer — which employs 1,200 people in the area — by the end of next year. Assurant Health has struggled to adjust to changes in the health insurance market imposed by the Affordable Care Act and is expected to report an operating loss of $80 million to $90 million in its first quarter. That comes after it lost $64 million last year. The company, whose headquarters is in downtown Milwaukee, specializes in health insurance for small employers and individuals, the two market...
  • Iran Tells Syria to Attack Israel on the Golan Heights

    04/28/2015 11:38:43 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 57 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 4/29/2015 | Ari Yashar
    Syrian Defense Minister General Fahd al-Freij arrived in Iran on Tuesday for a rare two-day visit, the first since civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, and was reportedly told by his Iranian backers to attack Israel. ......... Al-Freij was told by senior Iranian sources that Syria and Iran's terror proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, need to open a war front against Israel on the Golan Heights
  • Saudi King replaces Crown Prince in cabinet reshuffle

    04/28/2015 8:54:55 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    AL Jazeera ^ | 4-29-2015 | Al Jazeera And Agencies
    audi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sacked his younger half-brother as crown prince and appointed his nephew, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as the new heir apparent, state television said. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall, reporting from Jizan in the country's south, said the reshuffle was announced by royal decree via state television early on Wednesday. SNIP-- Political earthquake' Khalil Jahshan, the executive director for the Arab Centre of Washington from Fairfax, Virginia, said that the reshuffle constitutes a "political earthquake of the greatest magnitude". "The Saudi Arabia we knew a few hours ago is no longer," Jahshan told Al...
  • US Air Force refuelling jet disappears off radar over English Channel (Landed Safely)

    04/28/2015 8:02:42 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/28/2015 | MARK DUELL
    A US Air Force refuelling aircraft disappeared off the radar over the English Channel last night. The Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker left Amiens in northern France at 0.05am local time (11.05pm BST) and was last reported on a flight tracking website between Dover and Calais 15 minutes later. It is not yet known why the plane - flying under the code QID72 and based at Mildenhall in Suffolk - fell off the radar at 0.20am. The US Air Force was unavailable for comment.
  • Baltimore Burning - Extended Edition - Live Thread (40 Minutes to Curfew)

    04/28/2015 6:21:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 415 replies
    Various | 4-28-2015 | TCRLAF
    Darkness is falling, and reports are that the crowds are getting larger and more tense. Scattered reports of limited looting, so far. Resources: Baltimore City Police Special Event Scanner: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/20121/web WBAL: http://www.wbaltv.com/ RT Live Protest Feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIIYrEMvZMU VICE News Live Feed: https://news.vice.com/article/live-from-the-protests-in-baltimore Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=baltimore Baltimore Dispatch just gave the 40 minute warning. Sounds like they are really serious about enforcing a FULL curfew.
  • Senate rejects push to make Iran deal a treaty (39-57 vote count)

    04/28/2015 4:41:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2015, 07:02 pm | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Tuesday blocked a Republican push to require a final deal on Iran's nuclear program be submitted to the Senate as a treaty. Senators voted 39-57 on Sen. Ron Johnson's (R-Wis.) amendment, which was subjected to a 60-vote threshold. It was the first vote in a series of politically tricky amendments senators are expected to take on a deal reached by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.). Their agreement gives lawmakers 30 days to pass a resolution of disapproval on any final Iran deal. Corker suggested ahead of the vote that if the Wisconsin Republican's push was...
  • Bernie Sanders To Announce Presidential Run

    04/28/2015 2:12:35 PM PDT · by yuffy · 100 replies
    VPR ^ | 48 minutes ago | By Bob Kinzel
    VPR News has learned from several sources that Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday. Sanders will release a short statement on that day and then hold a major campaign kickoff in Vermont in several weeks. Audio from this story will be posted at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29. Sanders' entry into the Democratic race ensures that Hillary Clinton will face a challenge to win the support of the liberal wing of the party. Sanders' basic message will be that the middle class in America has been decimated in...
  • Live Thread: Senate to begin voting on Iran amendments today (47 filed by Republicans so far)

    04/28/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Senate Sponsor Rubio, Marco [R-FL] [13] Cotton, Tom [R-AR] [11] Blunt, Roy [R-MO] [4] Risch, James E. [R-ID] [4] Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] Senate Cosponsor Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL] [6] Toomey, Pat [R-PA] [4] Risch, James E. [R-ID] [3] Rubio, Marco [R-FL] [2]
  • Justices Express Skepticism In Oral Arguments For Gay Marriage Case

    04/28/2015 8:42:02 AM PDT · by VinL · 139 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 4/28/2015 | Riley
    Members of the Supreme Court questioned on Tuesday whether now is the right time to force states to allow same-sex couples to marry, pointing to how quickly public opinion has shifted on the issue of marriage equality. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was a key figure in striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, suggested that he might be worried about the court moving too quickly to force states to marry same-sex couples. “This definition has been with us for millennia,” Kennedy said of male-female marriages. The justice also said it would be very difficult for the court to...
  • Iran seizes U.S. ship, 34 sailors

    04/28/2015 8:28:26 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 103 replies
    Al Aribiya ^ | 4/28/15 | Al Aribiya
    Tuesday, 28 April 2015 Iran has fired at a U.S. cargo ship and has directed it to Bandar Abbas port on the southern coast of Iran, Al Arabiya News Channel has reported on Tuesday. Up to 34 American sailors are believed to be onboard the ship, Al Arabiya reported. (developing story) Last Update: Tuesday, 28 April 2015 KSA 17:32 - GMT 14:32
  • Md.governor declares state of emergency as Baltimore protests turn violent;several officers injured

    04/27/2015 4:15:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 146 replies
    Fox Chicago ^ | 4/27/15
    LIVE UPDATES: 7:02 p.m.Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency and has activated the National Guard.6:54 p.m.Baltimore police say one of the fire department's hoses has been cut by rioters as firefighters are attempting to put out the fire at the CVS store. 6:35 p.m.President Barack Obama has spoken with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake about the ongoing rioting situation in Baltimore. President will "provide assistance as needed." 6:32 p.m.Firefighters are responding to a CVS store on Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue after smoke is seen coming from inside the store. It is the...
  • Student 'Purge' Threat Shuts Down Baltimore Businesses, Schools

    04/27/2015 12:28:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 669 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, April 27, 2015 | Erica L. Green
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore and numerous downtown businesses closed early Monday, citing concerns about potentially violent activity in the area. Lexington Market, a city courthouse and businesses including T. Rowe Price and Venable LLP said police warned them of large gatherings and protests downtown. According to widely circulated flier, a high school "purge" was to take place at 3 p.m., starting at Mondawmin and ending downtown. Such memes have been known to circulate regularly, but today's has led to bolstered police presence around the city. The flier includes an image of protesters smashing the windshield of a police car...
  • Live Stream Baltimore Maryland NOW

    04/27/2015 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 1,434 replies
    CBS Live on Youtube ^ | 4-27-2015 | CBS Baltimore Live
    Live stream video at link.
  • Final TRT FREEP at SCOTUS defending 2,000 years of real Christian marriage.

    04/27/2015 1:11:56 PM PDT · by MagnusMaximus1 · 11 replies
    www.GusAlzona.com | April 27, 2015 | Gus Alzona
    You're invited to join the Tyranny Response Team and other real Tea Party folks at our final FREEP in defense of 2,000 years of real Christian marriage. This will be held in front of the Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, April 27, 2015 from 9:00am until 12:00 noon. Media inquiries, call 1-202-288-8011 Simple rules of conduct are: no violence, no racism, no profanity, obey the law and treat uniformed law enforcement officials with respect.
  • Storm updates: Latest tornado warnings, damage reports for metro New Orleans

    04/27/2015 10:57:10 AM PDT · by boycott · 40 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 4-27-2015
    12:40 p.m.: Remarkable, on-the-spot video from WGNO-TV of the train falling off the track at Huey P. Long Bridge embedded below; see our report here.
  • Live Thread: Senate to resume Iran debate at 3pm on C-SPAN2, Final Passage expected Thursday

    04/27/2015 4:48:07 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    C-SPAN2 | live at 3pm
    Senate will resume Iran debate at 3pm. On Tuesday, the Iran bill will be opened up for amendments. On Thursday, final passage is expected in the Senate. On Friday, final passage is expected in the House.
  • Fleeing Hillary: Top Dem money man departs because Clinton hasn’t answered ethics questions

    04/26/2015 10:26:21 PM PDT · by kingattax · 89 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-26-15 | By S.A. Miller
    A top Democratic moneyman recruited by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign has put fundraising activities on hold, saying he can’t do it with a clear conscience because the former secretary of state has too many unanswered questions swirling around her. New York businessman Jon Cooper, who Team Clinton enlisted for its elite corps of early fundraisers known as “HillStarters,” said that he decided not to tap his donor network for Mrs. Clinton because she hasn’t provided enough answers about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while she ran the State Department, her exclusive use of private email for official business...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 April 2015

    04/26/2015 4:49:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 120 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 April 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 26th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Peter Schweizer, author of a book about the Clinton family foundation.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; David Boies and Ted Olson, the lawyers who argued before the Supreme Court for overturning a California proposition that banned same-sex marriage.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; New York Police Commissioner William Bratton and the deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism, John Miller; Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.THIS WEEK...
  • Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report

    04/25/2015 11:11:23 PM PDT · by shove_it · 31 replies
    LATimes ^ | 25 Apr 2015 | BATSHEVA SOBELMAN
    Israeli warplanes struck military targets in Syria early Saturday, according to media reports that were not confirmed by Israeli or Syrian officials. According to Arab media and pro-opposition sources in Syria, the strikes targeted several bases belonging to Syrian missile brigades in the mountainous Qalamoun region near the Syrian-Lebanese border. The targets reportedly were Syrian army brigades said to keep long-range missiles and other strategic weaponry...
  • Preview: 'Fox News Reporting: The Tangled Clinton Web'(LIVE thread for the FOX special tonight)

    04/24/2015 5:01:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 177 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Fox News
  • Statue of Liberty being evacuated

    04/24/2015 10:07:28 AM PDT · by rotstan · 64 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 4/24/15 | NBC New York
    The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island were both been evacuated Friday afternoon as a precaution amid security concerns, the National Parks Service said. The evacuation of the monument began shortly before 1 p.m., parks officials say. A security sweep of Liberty Island is being done.
  • Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

    04/23/2015 1:27:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 92 replies
    My Way ^ | Apr 23 | MITCH WEISS
    Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. The sentencing came two months after he agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material. The plea agreement carried a possible sentence of up to a year in prison. In court papers, prosecutors recommended two years' probation and a $40,000 fine. But Judge David Kessler increased the fine to "reflect seriousness of the...
  • Live thread: Senate to begin debating Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (3pm on C-SPAN2)

    04/23/2015 11:07:45 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    C-SPAN2 | today at 3pm
    Several Republicans are expected to offer amendments to strengthen the bill. Vote on the bill itself expected next week.
  • Fleet of Iranian ships heading to Yemen turns around after being tracked by US warships

    04/23/2015 8:49:13 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 61 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 4/23/15
    A nine-ship Iranian convoy believed to be laden with weapons bound for rebels in Yemen turned around Thursday after being followed by U.S. warships stationed in the area to prevent arms shipments, multiple sources in the Pentagon told Fox News. The sources said the nine-ship convoy is south of Salalah, Oman, and now headed northeast in the Arabian Sea in the direction of home. The ships, which include seven freighters and two frigates, had sailed southwest along the coast of Yemen heading in the direction of Aden and the entrance to the Red Sea. They appeared to drop anchor in...
  • Warren Weinstein, Adam Gadahn Killed in U.S. Operation

    04/23/2015 7:04:51 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 99 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski, Robert Windrem and Tracy Connor
    Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American aid worker held hostage by al Qaeda, was accidentally killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation, as was an Italian hostage, Giovanni Lo Porto, and another American who was an al Qaeda leader, the White House announced on Thursday. Officials also announced that a separate operation killed Adam Gadahn, another American who became a prominent al Qaeda member. The White House said it was unaware the four were present at the sites. President Obama was set to make a statement after 10 a.m. ET. "The operation targeted an al-Qa'ida-associated compound, where we had no reason to...
  • Iranian Warships Arrive Near Yemen

    04/22/2015 10:09:50 AM PDT · by mulder1 · 103 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | 04/22/15 | ADAM CREDO
    Iranian Warships Arrive Near Yemen Comes just days after U.S. announced it would send its own warships A fleet of Iranian warships arrived near the southern coast of Yemen on Wednesday in a move likely to add greater tension in a developing U.S.-Iranian standoff in the region, according Iranian military leaders. Just days after the United States announced it would send its own warships to Yemen in order to prevent Iran from smuggling weapons to terror forces fighting there, a flotilla of Iranian destroyers docked in the same area. Iran’s military moves are likely to increase tensions between the two...
  • Wisconsin Tyranny – Leftists Use Force to Silence Political Opponents Like Scott Walker

    04/21/2015 1:11:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 121 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | April 21, 2015 | Sara Nobel
    John Doe laws dating back to the 19th century in Wisconsin allow DAs to hold secret panels, compel people to give testimony and turn over documents. To take advantage of the loopholes was Prosecutor John Chisholm, a partisan hack who had a vendetta against Scott Walker. The corruption extends to judges, police officers, lawyers and to at least one newspaper, the Journal Sentinel. In a September 9, 2014 article, former Milwaukee police officer Michael Lutz, who for several months served as an unpaid special prosecutor in Chisholm’s office, said that Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm, a Democrat, told him in...
  • Saudi-led Coalition Declares End to Yemen Campaign

    04/21/2015 11:39:00 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    Soviet Press Sputnik ^ | 4-21-2015 | Lavrov
    The Saudi-led coalition will now begin a new phase, titled 'Operation Restoring Hope', according to the statement of the Saudi defense ministry. Saudi-led coalition operations in Yemen are now entering a political phase. The airstrikes have eliminated all threats against the kingdom and the neighboring countries through the destruction of the heavy arms and ballistic missiles that were seized by the Houthi militias and pro-Saleh forces, according to a statement by the defense ministry. A coalition spokesman said the decision to end operation Firmness Storm followed a request from the Yemeni government.
  • Breaking: Deal on stalled Senate human-trafficking bill clears way for Loretta Lynch vote

    04/21/2015 7:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/21/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Surprised? Don’t be, as the confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch was never going to be stalled forever. Under pressure themselves, Democrats finally cut a deal on the human-trafficking bill to get the Lynch nomination completed: “I’m glad we can say there is a bipartisan proposal that will allow us to complete action on this legislation so we can provide help to the victims who desperately need it,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on the Senate floor.“As soon as we finish the trafficking bill, as I’ve indicated for some time now, we’ll move to the president’s nominee for...
  • ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi 'Seriously Wounded in Air Strike'

    04/21/2015 6:00:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 48 replies
    Guardian ^ | April 21, 2015 | Martin Chulov
    The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been seriously wounded in an air strike in western Iraq, sources have told the Guardian. A source in Iraq with connections to the terror group revealed that Baghdadi suffered serious injuries during an attack by the US-led coalition in March. The source said Baghdadi’s wounds were at first life-threatening, but he has since made a slow recovery. He has not, however, resumed day-to-day control of the organisation.
  • Blue Bell Voluntarily Recalls All Of Its Products Due To Possible Health Risk

    04/20/2015 8:41:41 PM PDT · by kingattax · 115 replies
    News 360 ^ | April 20, 2015
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After concerns about Listeria contamination, Blue Bell Ice Cream has voluntarily recalled ALL of its products currently on the market. The recall includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks made at all of its facilities. A press release from the Brenham, Texas-based company say the products “have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” In the statement Blue Bell CEO and president Paul Kruse said, “We’re committed to doing the...
  • MORRIS: OBAMA SNEAKING IN ‘UNRESTRICTED IMMIGRATION’ IN TPA TRADE DEAL

    04/20/2015 3:59:22 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/20/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on Newmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” political commentator Dick Morris said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPA) fast track being supported by many Republicans has a provision that allows for the “free flow of workers” between countries, essentially creating a backdoor to “unrestricted immigration.” Morris said, “This is huge. I hope everybody listening takes action call your senator about it. If he is a Republican he is voting wrong. snip It means literally that congress would not have the authority to restrict immigration because a treaty supersedes a statute under our constitution.”
  • US Navy Confirms Aircraft Carrier, Warships To Intercept Iranian Weapons Shipments In Yemeni Waters

    04/20/2015 11:41:14 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 146 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | April 20, 20015 | Tyler Durden
    The 'proxy' war is escalating very rapidly. As AP reports, Navy officials confirm that the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is headed to Yemeni waters to intercept an Iranian weapons shipments. Just as we warned 10 days ago, the probability of a major escalation over the latest proxy Middle Eastern civil war escalated substantially when Iran parked two warships off the Yemeni coast.
  • Navy officials: US warship heads to Yemeni waters to intercept Iranian weapons shipments.

    04/20/2015 11:18:33 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    A.P. ^ | April 20 | No Attribution
    Navy officials: US warship heads to Yemeni waters to intercept Iranian weapons shipments.
  • An Open Letter to Those Who Donated to the LAST Freep-a-thon (Jan-Feb 2015)

    04/19/2015 11:48:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 61 replies
    Personal ^ | 19 Apr 2015 | Xzins
    To: Recent Donors SUBJECT: DO IT NOW Dear Freeper, Free Republic is, in my opinion, the best conservative news and discussion site on the web. It has been the best for so many years running, that I really cannot think of any other site that comes close. I've gone to other news outlets, conservative ones, and they allow you to comment on their articles, there's some possibility of those comments starting a discussion, and with great difficulty one can carry on that discussion. With Free Republic it is automatic. The very nature of the software makes discussion possible, comments findable,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 April 2015

    04/19/2015 4:40:25 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 110 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 April 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 19th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, and Terry McAuliffe, D-Va.; Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; former Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.; former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.; Ali Rezaian, whose brother Jason, a Washington Post correspondent, is jailed in Iran.
  • U.S. appeals court judges skeptical over lifting hold on Obama immigration order

    04/17/2015 2:57:56 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 17, 2015 4:07pm EDT | By Jonathan Kaminsky
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Two conservative U.S. appeals court judges expressed skepticism on Friday over arguments to lift an injunction blocking President Barack Obama's efforts to overhaul immigration law without congressional action. Administration lawyers were in court to ask a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel to lift the injunction, issued in February by a federal judge in Texas, halting the president's executive action intended to shield 4.7 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
  • Cruz: World powers should publicly outline Iran deal

    04/17/2015 2:56:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/17/15 | By Martin Matishak
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is demanding six world powers and Iran to produce a single outline of the framework agreement reached over Tehran’s nuclear program. “While there appears to be consensus that some agreement was reached … there is no consensus on the actual parameters of that agreement — including such critical items as the scope of Iran's ongoing nuclear program, the extent of the [International Atomic Energy Agency] verification regime, and the schedule for nuclear-related sanctions relief by both the United States and the international community,” Cruz, a 2016 presidential contender, wrote Friday in a letter to Secretary of...
  • Reports: Bombing Near U.S. Consulate in Irbil, Iraq

    04/17/2015 8:28:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    Twitter | Friday, April 17, 2015 | Kristinn
    Reports and photos from the Kurdish Regional Government capital of Irbil in northern Iraq that bombing attack took place near the U.S. consulate.Large explosion near US consulate in #erbil followed by gunfire Source.An explosion in #Ainkawa #Erbil close to #US consulate #TwitterKurds Source.I am at the scene my camera a bi explosion rocks ankawa erbil the christian city Source with video at link.Just shot this and was shot at live bullets , ankawa erbil bad daySource.Many injuries i watched several foreigners injured #ankawa #erbil Source.
  • 300 US Troops In Ukraine To Train Ukrainian Forces: US Army

    04/17/2015 2:58:37 AM PDT · by Strategy · 142 replies
    AFP ^ | April 17, 2015
    About 300 US paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine to train the Ukrainian National Guard which is fighting pro-Russian rebels in the east, the US army said in a statement. The troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived on Tuesday and Wednesday in Yavoriv, western Ukraine, to spend six months training three battalions of Ukrainian troops, said the statement dated Thursday.
  • ISIS-trained man arrested in U.S., DOJ says

    04/16/2015 10:23:50 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 91 replies
    SCRIPPS ^ | 04/16/15 | SCRIPPS
    A Columbus, Ohio man whom the Department of Justice says trained with ISIS in Syria and was planning a terror attack here has been arrested in the U.S., according to reports.
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need your loyal support!! [FReepathon thread XVI]

    04/16/2015 10:21:31 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 155 replies
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