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  • Mid-South hospitals participate in flu pandemic exercise

    10/01/2014 7:00:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WMC-TV ^ | October 1, 2014 | Staff
    SHELBY COUNTY, TN - (WMC) - With concerns over the spreading Enterovirus, Shelby County health leaders are also preparing for a possible outbreak of the flu. October is about the time of year that doctors start seeing more flu cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That is why the emergency room at Regional Medical Center and more than a dozen Mid-South hospitals will be packed with fake patients on Wednesday. High school and medical reserve corps volunteers will be transported in masses to at least 18 Mid-South hospitals, all with fake flu symptoms. The Shelby County Health Department...
  • It's 'Not Impossible' Others in US Could Contract Ebola, CDC Head Says

    10/01/2014 6:51:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The country's top medical official who has vowed to stop Ebola "in its tracks" in the U.S., conceded today that it's "not impossible" that others will contract the disease. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said an extensive tracking process is underway in the wake of the first Ebola diagnosis in the United States, with special focus on the patient’s family and health staff. “We have a seven-person team in Dallas working with the local health department and the hospital, and we will be identifying everyone who may have come in contact with him...
  • Health officials tracing Dallas Ebola patient’s path (Dallas ambulance was in use 2 more days)

    09/30/2014 11:07:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 30, 2014 | Judy Wiley and Monica Nagy
    A man in a Dallas hospital has Ebola, the first human case of the deadly virus diagnosed in the United States, doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The patient, who is in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, did not develop symptoms until four days after he arrived from West Africa, officials said at a hastily called press conference at the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta. “He was checked for fever before getting on the flight,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden. “There is no reason to believe anyone on the flight was at risk.”...
  • Kelly: What Sarah Palin Did Was Irresponsible And Insensitive (Rep. Gabby Giffords' husband)

    09/30/2014 9:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | September 30, 2014 | Alan Colmes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tuesday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Navy Captain, former astronaut and husband of Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly talked to Alan about the new book he has co-written with his wife called Enough: Our Fight To Keep America Safe From Gun Violence. Alan and Mark discussed why Mark and Gabrielle continue to own guns themselves, about the passing of new gun legislation in California, and what Sarah Palin did that was “irresponsible” and “insensitive.” ********** COLMES: Just today in California, Gov. Brown signed a law that says if you are a relative of somebody that has a gun and you think...
  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder: 'Not a Religious Act, Race-Related'

    09/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alton Nolen, the Muslim convert who recently beheaded an innocent coworker at a Vaughan's Food factory, was charged with three felony counts this morning at a Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Oklahoma. Nolen faces one count of first degree murder, one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and a final count of assault with a deadly weapon. At a press conference this morning, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said that the gruesome attack was race-related and not a religious act, but he did admit that Nolen was infatuated with beheadings, which was evident from his facebook...
  • Kasparov: Putin 'the most dangerous man' in the world & a bigger threat to U.S. than Islamic State

    09/30/2014 9:20:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bianna Golodryga
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to today. In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, Kasparov outlined his reasons for believing that Putin should be what keeps the world up at night. He chided President Barack Obama for being too late in addressing Putin's aggression in Ukraine — ultimately annexing...
  • Fox News Nabs Historic Cable Ratings Victory

    09/30/2014 9:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael O'Connell
    FNC celebrates a quarter with the most-watched primetime across the cable dial, while MSNBC slides below CNN in the demo. No one would say the summer of 2014 suffered any shortage of breaking news. From the crisis in Ferguson, Mo., to the cultural impact of Robin Williams' and Joan Rivers' sudden deaths and all the way up to recent round-the-clock coverage of U.S. strikes on ISIS, cable news has been heavily occupied. The last three months have been so big, Fox News Channel just clocked its first quarter with the most-watched primetime across all of cable in more than a...
  • U.S. about to pass Saudi Arabia as largest liquid petroleum producer

    09/30/2014 8:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bruce McQuain
    The Financial Times [subscription] is reporting that the US is poised to become the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum (oil and natural gas liquids): US production of oil and related liquids such as ethane and propane was neck-and-neck with Saudi Arabia in June and again in August at about 11.5m barrels a day, according to the International Energy Agency, the watchdog backed by rich countries. With US production continuing to boom, its output is set to exceed Saudi Arabia’s this month or next for the first time since 1991. [...] Rising oil and gas production has caused the US...
  • Forget Ebola! Chikungunya Virus Creeping Into Southern United States

    09/30/2014 7:32:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Zachary Volkert
    Ebola panic has spread all the way to the United States, even though the possibility of it actually spreading across American shores is dismally low. People might be better off preparing for the chikungunya virus, which has been reported several times throughout the southern United States — including a third case recently reported in the Dallas area, according to CBS. Chikungunya virus has hit the hardest in the Central American and Caribbean countries of El Salvador and the Dominican Republican. Although exact number are unavailable for the Dominican, El Salvadorian officials are reporting that there are currently 30,000 cases...
  • CDC issues Ebola guidelines for U.S. funeral homes

    09/30/2014 7:13:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WGCL-TV ^ | September 30, 2014 | Jocelyn Connell
    ROSWELL, GA - CBS46 News has confirmed the Centers for Disease Control has issued guidelines to U.S. funeral homes on how to handle the remains of Ebola patients. If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines? The three-page list of recommendations include instructing funeral workers to wear protective equipment when dealing with the remains since Ebola can be transmitted in postmortem care. It also instructs to avoid autopsies and embalming. On Tuesday, the CDC confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, a patient...
  • Container Park Reaches Capacity With Addition Of Three New Businesses (Mall of storage containers)

    09/30/2014 6:42:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KNPR-TV ^ | September 3, 2014 | Marie Andrusewicz
    Thinking of opening a business at Container Park? Well, you’re too late. Beginning this month, the downtown shopping and dining center is officially at capacity as Kappa Toys, Blowout Dollhouse and Perch round out the dining and retail offerings. Choosing vendors for the Container Park was not just about filling space, but rather curating the right types of stores, Doug McPhail, retail operations director for the Downtown Project told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Having the perfect mix of businesses was more important to us than rushing to put something in that we didn’t feel was right,” McPhail said of the...
  • Right Hopes to Unite in 2016: As many as four candidates could contest the social conservative bloc

    09/30/2014 6:16:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | September 30, 2014 | David Catanese
    Part of Mitt Romney's success in securing the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 bore out of the fact that he benefited from the spoils of a divided faction on the right. If Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were ever able to consolidate the sum of their supporters around one of them, Romney's path to victory could have faced great peril. This calculation is weighing heavy on the minds of social conservatives as they look for a horse to ride in 2016. With an adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz telling National Journal Monday the Texas freshman is "90 percent" likely to...
  • ESPN’s Colin Cowherd: People Who Enlist in the U.S. Military ‘Have No Choices,’ Join ‘To Pay Bills’

    09/30/2014 5:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    ESPN’s Colin Cowherd went off on a rant today about Americans who do and do not, in his view, deserve his “sympathies.” Those who do not include those who choose to smoke, eat fast food or drink “13 cokes” every day. “That’s on you,” Cowherd said, delivering a sentiment that many Americans would probably agree with. “My sympathy goes to the military members in this country,” Cowherd said toward the end of Tuesday’s show. “Socio-economically, no choices, paid almost nothing, lose a limb, lose a life. That, I feel sympathy for.” Military members past and present probably aren’t looking to...
  • Tension in Ferguson at 'Boiling Point,' Residents Say

    09/30/2014 5:08:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Aaron Mermelstein
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) FERGUSON, Missouri — Time hasn’t healed the anger here. Eight people were arrested during protests outside the police station on South Florissant Avenue on Sunday night, and residents say the tension is still palpable, nearly two months after Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darrell Wilson. At a basketball court in Forestwood Park, about a mile from where the shooting happened on Aug. 9, Tyrone Parker said he feared the community was about to hit a "another boiling point" as a grand jury weighs possible charges. “I don’t see nobody that has calmed down yet,” he said. Sunny...
  • CDC Confirms Texas Patient is First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in the United States

    09/30/2014 4:50:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | September 30, 2014 | Frances Martel
    A patient in Dallas, Texas has been confirmed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control as the first case of Ebola diagnosed on American soil, reports CNBC. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital had confirmed earlier this week that they had isolated a patient in Dallas who had symptoms and travel history that suggested they could have been exposed to the Ebola virus in a statement, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW. They did not specify the gender of the patient or the specifics of that travel history, but confirmed that federal officials from the CDC were called in, and that results...
  • The number that should have Democrats panicking over losing Louisiana

    09/30/2014 3:27:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is not only trailing in the polls — with her Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, taking a slim 48-45 lead — but a majority of voters in the Pelican State now say they disapprove of the job she is doing in Congress, according to a new report from Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling firm. Fifty-two percent of voters now say they disapprove of her job performance. Only 42 percent say they approve. From the PPP report: "Neither candidate is very popular with voters. Thirty-seven percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Cassidy to 41...
  • ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’

    09/30/2014 3:19:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 20, 2014 | Linda Tirado
    Linda Tirado photographed by Scott Suchman near her home in Washington DC for the Observer New Review. Why do so many poor people eat junk food, fail to budget properly, show no ambition? Linda Tirado knew exactly why… because she was one of them. Here, in an extract from her book, Hand to Mouth, she tells her story in her own words •Q&A with Linda Tirado In the autumn of 2013 I was in my first term of school in a decade. I had two jobs; my husband, Tom, was working full-time; and we were raising our two small girls....
  • Brilliant pro-fracking ad

    09/30/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    President & CEO Magazine ^ | August 13, 2014
    “I’ll tell Vladimir!”(VIDEO-AT-LINK)I thought this was hilarious. Enjoy!
  • Chris Christie Can’t Beat Biden or Clinton In Poll of Right Wingers

    09/30/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Blue Nation Review ^ | September 29, 2014 | Sarah Burris
    In the straw poll at the annual Values Voters Summit for right-wing Republicans, Democrats actually did well. In fact, some Democrats did better than some of the leading… Wait, what? Yup. You heard me right. Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Chris Christie, and 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton finished in a three-way tie. Behind them? New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. The GOP has such awful candidates that even their own most ardent supporters aren’t believers in half of their candidates including Chris Christie who is in the midst of an extended PR campaign stumping...
  • Rand Paul’s best days as a presidential hopeful might be behind him

    09/30/2014 1:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | September 30, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Rand Paul's best window for winning the 2016 Republican presidential nomination increasingly looks like it has passed. A lot can happen over the next 18 months, but the renewed focus on foreign policy -- and more specifically, the Islamic State -- has reminded the Republican Party where its true views on international affairs lie. And it is decidedly not with non-interventionists like Paul (R-Ky.). A new poll from CNN/Opinion Research is the best we've seen to date bearing out this point. The poll asks Americans to identify themselves as either hawks or doves -- hawks being someone "who believes...
  • 6 Modern Societies Where Women Literally Rule

    09/29/2014 8:21:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | September 29, 2014 | Laura Turner Garrison
    Who runs the world? In these six societies: Girls. By standard definition, a matriarchy is a “family, group or state governed by a matriarch (a woman who is head of a family or tribe).” Anthropologists and feminists have since created more specific classifications for female societies, including the matrilineal system. Matrilineality refers not only to tracing one’s lineage through maternal ancestry, it can also refer to a civil system in which one inherits property through the female line. While the legendary Amazons (probably the most widely known matriarchy) are relegated to mythology, there are a handful of female-led societies...
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Just Trust Me On Those Things I Said, OK?

    09/29/2014 7:40:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 27, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Popular scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson responded publicly to an email sent by Sean Davis of The Federalist. You can read it in its entirety on Facebook. To quickly review the situation that’s been unfolding in recent weeks, Sean found significant problems in various claims that Tyson makes as part of his public presentations on science. A newspaper headline touted for years by Tyson likely doesn’t exist. The exact quote he uses to bash members of Congress as being stupid also doesn’t exist. The details within one of Tyson’s favorite anecdotes — a story of how he bravely confronted a judge...
  • Rand Paul’s become acceptably hawkish for a prospective GOP nominee, says … John McCain

    09/29/2014 7:22:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 29, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I’m blown away. Not because McCain is saying he’d back Paul in 2016 as the nominee; of course he’s going to say that while he’s thinking of running again for Senate in Arizona. What blows me away is his reasons for saying so. The great fear among hawks is that, for all of Rand’s posturing lately about destroying ISIS and standing up to Russia, there’s little daylight on foreign policy between him and Ron Paul. No matter how hawkish Rand gets during the primaries, that’s the trump card that rivals like Rubio and Cruz can and will play on him:...
  • Oklahoma City beheading: Will jihad-style attack boost 'bring gun to work' laws? (+video)

    09/29/2014 7:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 27, 2014 | Patrik Jonsson
    The Vaughan Foods officer who used his gun to stop a beheading attack by a fired employee is protected by a controversial law affirming the right to bring firearms to work. Twenty-two states have followed Oklahoma’s lead. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vaughan Foods Chief Operating Officer Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff's deputy, used his personal handgun that he brings to work to stop a beheading attack by recently converted Muslim Alton Nolen on Friday in Oklahoma. While police in Moore, Okla., have called Mr. Vaughan’s actions heroic, it’s also true that in some parts of the US he could have faced employer sanctions for...
  • The Utah Polygamy Ruling and the Tale of the Slippery Slope

    09/29/2014 6:41:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | September 1, 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    “Same sex marriage leads away from polygamy, not for it,” said the Brookings Institution’s Jonathan Rauch in 2012. Joining him was the Economist, which wrote just last year that “gay marriage” to polygamy was “A not-so-slippery slope.” But more and more it seems that these and other crystal-ball watchers have slipped on their own prognostication. Headline Aug. 28, 2014: “Federal Judge Opens Door Further to Group Marriage.” That’s from Breitbart’s Austin Ruse, who reports: The Utah ban made it illegal and punishable by up to five years in prison for anyone to cohabit with someone they are not legally married...
  • Case Involving Arrest by Ferguson Officer on Hold (Going after him on past cases)

    09/29/2014 6:31:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | September 29, 2014 | Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press
    A drug case involving an arrest made by the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident is on hold while a grand jury reviews the shooting. A judge approved a request by prosecutors Monday to send the drug case involving the arrest by officer Darren Wilson to a St. Louis County grand jury. But a spokesman for Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch later said that the case is "on hold" until Wilson's status is resolved. Spokesman Ed Magee called the move standard procedure in cases where police officers are not immediately available to testify in court....
  • Feminist: Colleges should spend less time on sexual PC & more time teaching about the real threat...

    09/29/2014 6:26:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 29, 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • CNN Media Reporter Shames Colleagues for Not Giving Sarah Palin Benefit of Doubt

    09/29/2014 6:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    CNN's media reporter shamed his colleagues this week for rushing to judgment before all of the facts were in about a brawl involving the Palin family. The "sketchy" details of the fight in which the Palin family reportedly came to the defense of their eldest son were first spread by an anti-Palin blogger who admitted she neither had the time nor wanted to track down the facts. No need to bother, of course, when the "story" is salacious and the anti-Palin mainstream press will more than participate in the feeding frenzy if they think it will make Palin look bad....
  • Ted Cruz to Headline Zionist Organization of America Dinner

    09/29/2014 6:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 29, 2014 | Shane Goldmacher
    'We're inviting him because he's one of Israel's greatest friends,' ZOA's president said.Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will be the keynote speaker at the annual dinner of the Zionist Organization of America in late November, giving him an audience of some of the nation's most influential Jewish leaders, including casino magnate and political financier Sheldon Adelson. "We're inviting him because he's one of Israel's greatest friends," the organization's president, Morton Klein, said. Klein said he expects as many as 1,000 attendees at the dinner, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Nov. 23....
  • Failing the Midterms: The Democrats can’t win by cutting class (The view from the very far-left)

    09/29/2014 4:54:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    In These Times ^ | September 29, 2014 | Chris Lehmann, contributing editor
    Midterm elections are, above all, mid—a mile marker plunked between the two main-event presidential contests. Sometimes, the pundit class declaims, they act as a referendum on the present occupant of the Oval Office. But beyond that, they’re viewed as exercises in major-party housekeeping—opportunities to pick off a vulnerable seat or three, and perhaps to nudge local political talent closer to the national stage. Still, the 2014 midterm cycle looks especially mid—and distinctly sub-mid for Democrats, who not long ago commanded sizable majorities in the House and Senate. Things look so grim that the Democratic Party leadership is challenged in simply...
  • The Religious Right’s Slow-Motion Suicide

    09/29/2014 4:08:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 29, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    In fairness, the culture-war right has done less damage than the neocons and the super rich have. But they’re still the ones on the ropes.I’m not sure what’s come over me and I suppose it’ll pass, but at just this moment I’m feeling a little bit sorry for evangelical conservatives. They were apparently pretty droopy, these proceedings over the weekend at the Values Voter Summit, as my colleague Ben Jacobs described things. Oh, yes, Ted Cruz fired them up, and some of the old stalwarts put in respectable appearances, but they have to know deep down that they’re like the...
  • The $3,600 Reason a CNN Producer Reportedly Told Robert Zimmerman, ‘You and Your Brother Are Evil!’

    09/29/2014 3:47:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 29, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    In order to secure an interview with George Zimmerman, CNN reportedly offered to put up Zimmerman and his brother, Robert, at the Ritz-Carlton for three nights and pay for “everything” else they needed. At the end of their stay, CNN was given a $3,600 tab that included a large room service bill, spa treatments and “swag” from the gift shop, according to GQ. When the bill was sent to a CNN producer, he reportedly told Robert Zimmerman, “You and your brother are evil!” More from the GQ profile on the Zimmermans: The Zimmermans seized on their brief stint of subsidized...
  • Mumia on the meaning of Ferguson (Yes, you read that correctly)

    09/29/2014 2:01:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The San Francisco Bay View - A National Black Newspaper ^ | September 29, 2014 | Mumia Abu-Jamal
    Written Aug. 31, 2014 – Before recent days, who among us had ever heard of Ferguson, Missouri? Because of what happened there, the brief but intense experience of state repression, its name will be transmitted by millions of Black mouths to millions of Black ears, and it will become a watchword for resistance, like Watts, like Newark, Harlem and LA. But Ferguson wasn’t 60 years ago – it’s today. And for young Blacks from Ferguson and beyond, it was a stark, vivid history lesson – and also a reality lesson. When they dared protest the state street murder of one...
  • Ferguson officer enlists police union attorney

    09/29/2014 1:30:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CLAYTON, Mo. — The suburban St. Louis County police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old has enlisted a police union attorney who has spent decades representing members of law enforcement in court. James P. Towey Jr. told The Associated Press Monday that he represents Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson is under a grand jury investigation....
  • Robichaud: Ted Cruz may be right man to put America on track

    09/29/2014 1:05:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 29, 2014 | Holly Robichaud
    There is light at the end of the tunnel of Barack Obama’s presidency. With only 843 days left, the presidential campaign will kick off about one month from now. Getting an early boost for his potential bid is U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). This past weekend he won the Value Voters Summit straw poll with 25 percent of the vote. Ben Carson placed second with 20 percent and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee came in a distant third with 12 percent. While so many GOP establishment types are still encouraging former Gov. Mitt Romney to try a third time after...
  • Used BMW i8 Sells For 50% More Than MSRP

    09/29/2014 12:59:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Inside EVs ^ | September 28, 2014 | Mark Kane
    The BMW i8 is a rather unusual car, not only because of its look and drivetrain, but also because it can apparently earn money for its owner. According to Motoring Research, one of the early BMW i8 owners was able to sell his car used for Ł140,000, or almost 50% over Ł95,000 post-grant price! He earned Ł45,000 ($73,000) in just over a month. The reason, which makes used i8s so expensive, lies in high demand limited by the low production target set by BMW. “Specialist finance house Magnitude Finance arranged the deal. One of its customers was reportedly desperate to...
  • Why U.S. blacks are easy targets for radicalization

    09/29/2014 6:51:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 28, 2014 | Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
    Extremist Muslims are recruiting willing American blacks for violent jihad against their own fellow citizens. Fired food plant employee, Alton Nolen, a black Muslim, beheaded Colleen Hufford and stabbed another woman last week in Moore, Oklahoma, before he was shot and wounded by the company’s chief operating officer. Nolan reportedly attended a mosque headed by Suhaib Webb, an imam with ties to former al-Qaida mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki. Webb had been the leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City. Amazingly, Webb is head of the sister organization of the mosque attended by Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev....
  • The Tide of the Culture War Shifts (Bruce Braley goes after Joni Ernst on personhood)

    09/29/2014 6:31:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | The Editorial Board
    Not long ago, it would have been unusual for a Democratic senatorial candidate in Iowa to run a powerful abortion-rights television ad like the one recently broadcast by Representative Bruce Braley. The ad lists in detail the anti-abortion positions taken by Mr. Braley’s Republican opponent, Joni Ernst. In the State Senate, the ad says, she sponsored a “personhood” amendment (declaring a fertilized egg to be a person) that would have the effect of outlawing abortion even in cases of rape or incest, and would also ban many common forms of birth control. Ms. Ernst is even shown saying at a...
  • Obama: ‘Most Americans’ think nation is racist

    09/29/2014 6:14:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    For President Obama, the color of a man’s skin is far more important than the content of his character. On the night when a police officer was shot in a Missouri town torn by racial strife, the president donned a shiny tuxedo to attend a ritzy black awards dinner, where he said police nationwide are to blame for community mistrust, even claiming that “most Americans” think the country is racist. Remember, when Ferguson exploded in racial rage in August, Mr. Obama chose not to curtail his 15-day vacation, spending day after day on the golf course in the white-skinned, white-wined,...
  • The Difference Between Winners And Whiners: The midterms will provide a valuable object lesson

    09/29/2014 3:27:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 29, 2014 | David Catron
    Democrats think conservatives in general, and Tea Partiers in particular, are stupid. Here’s how to reinforce that belief: Sit out the 2014 congressional elections because your favorite candidate lost his primary bid to an establishment Republican. If you live in Kansas, for example, you can suck your thumb while Democrat ringer Greg Orman beats Republican Senator Pat Roberts. If you’re a Kentucky conservative, you can stay home and bitch about Mitch while Alison “Rubberstamp” Grimes heads to Washington. If you’re in Mississippi, you can stay mad at Thad and allow Travis “no repeal” Childers to win. That’ll show those RINOs!...
  • Detroit Water City: If the city can’t even make customers pay their bills, how can it move forward?

    09/29/2014 2:39:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    City Journal ^ | September 28, 2014 | Aaron M. Renn
    To understand why revitalizing Detroit will be difficult, consider the response to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s (DWSD) recent plan to make overdue customers pay their bills. The DWSD serves more than 4 million customers across the Detroit region. The suburbs mostly buy water from the DWSD wholesale, so it’s mainly city residents and businesses who get billed directly, and over half of them—about 90,000 customers—haven’t paid up. Total past-due bills add up to nearly $90 million, with the average delinquent residential customer owing $540, or more than 7 months’ worth of service, based on an average bill of...
  • Republican Vanguard Advances in New England as Immigration Pressures Mount

    09/29/2014 1:09:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 28, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — New England Republicans are poised to win elections in bright blue states and give the Democrats a run for their money in areas they've dominated for years. And many Republicans say their momentum is largely thanks to President Barack Obama's planned executive amnesty. Polling data shows that governor’s races in Massachusetts and Rhode Island—two solidly blue states—are winnable for GOP candidates. Maine’s incumbent conservative GOP governor is locked in a dead heat for his position, holding fast after many in the political class thought it would be a cakewalk to make him a one-term proposition. A...
  • We need a new constitution: How we save American democracy from charlatans, loudmouths & the 1%

    09/29/2014 12:26:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | September 27, 2014 | Professors Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
    The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll says that a clear-cut majority is disgusted with the present political scene and retains little hope that future generations will fare as well as we have. As candidates get down and dirty in the lead-up to midterm elections, 60 percent say the country is in a general state of decline. A mere 19 percent of those polled have a favorable opinion of Republicans in Congress; their Democratic colleagues (or “colleagues”) poll at 31 percent. But the most remarkable number is 79: that’s the percentage of the politicized public that presently voices its discontent...
  • The Insiders: Why the “latte salute” is a big deal

    09/28/2014 11:42:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | September 25, 2014 | Ed Rogers
    By now, everyone has seen the pictures of President Obama’s “latte salute,” where he walked off Air Force One and couldn’t even be bothered to switch his cup to his other hand while lazily saluting the Marines at the bottom of the airplane stairs. The Obama apologists are dismissing the criticism, calling it “ridiculousness.” Perhaps the president meant it as an insult; perhaps not. But we know the president is vain – after all, he has already written two books about himself – and he’s also very stage-aware. He knew what he was doing. President Obama was striking a pose....
  • Defeating ISIS the World War One Way: Blackjack Pershing would know what to do.

    09/28/2014 11:21:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 26, 2014 | H. W. Crocker III
    Many people, even alleged conservatives, blame the West when it comes to explaining Islamic terrorism. If it wasn’t the crusades, it was the end of World War One, when Winston Churchill and T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia), among others, carved up the map of the modern Middle East. But if the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of modern Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Palestine (eventually Israel) were a cause of movements like ISIS, why was the region relatively quiescent after the First World War? Indeed, Lawrence, in 1922, predicted that even among the ever restless Arabs, there would...
  • Carson: Anarchy could threaten 2016 vote

    09/28/2014 6:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | September 28, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson said Sunday that the 2016 presidential election might not happen due to anarchy. His remarks on “Fox News Sunday” followed an interview two days earlier on Fox News Radio, during which he speculated that there may be no election because “there may be so much anarchy going on.” “I hope that that’s not going to be the case, but certainly, there is the potential,” Carson said Sunday, prompted by host Chris Wallace. “Because you have to recognize that we have a rapidly increasing national debt, a very unstable financial foundation and you have all these...
  • Two police officers wounded amid continuing tension in Ferguson

    09/28/2014 5:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce
    There were no demonstrators outside the Ferguson Police Department or on the city's main business center Sunday afternoon, yet the wounding overnight of two police officers in apparently unrelated incidents left the troubled Missouri city far from at ease.. Tensions flared in the St. Louis suburb over the weekend after officials said a Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday while chasing a suspect outside the city's community center. In a separate shooting incident shortly after midnight early Sunday morning, an off-duty St. Louis city officer was hurt by breaking glass after the occupants of another vehicle shot...
  • Obama, the Coffee Salute, and the Dementia on the Right

    09/28/2014 4:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 25, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    Should he have switched hands? Dropped the cup? Not drank the coffee? Declared war on coffee growers? Any way, the right woulda whacked him.Since his inauguration, Republicans have criticized President Obama for everything. For launching military strikes. For not launching military strikes. For taking vacations. For being too uptight. For fist-bumping. For being too detached. You name it. Progressives and those who simply like fair-minded political debate have alleged that the actual facts of President Obama’s actions are irrelevant, that Republicans who were determined to oppose everything the president did from Day One would criticize his every move no matter...
  • Ten Point Coalition may move up Ferguson trip (More rabble rousers n the way)

    09/28/2014 4:15:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WXIN-TV ^ | September 28, 2014 | taylor2213
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)INDIANAPOLIS, In (Sept 28th, 2014) –In the wake of the weekend shooting of a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the Indianapolis-based Ten Point Coalition may move up its proposed trip to the trouble-plagued St. Louis suburb to help the community prepare for more fallout from the killing of teenager Michael Brown by police. “We’re talking to several ministerial groups in Ferguson about us coming a little quicker than we had planned,” said Rev. Charles Harrison. “We’re scheduled to be there the ninth and tenth of October, which is a Thursday and Friday, but we may need to get there a...
  • Five Reasons Why You’re Too Dumb to Vote - Reason 1: You get your politics from Lena Dunham

    09/28/2014 4:04:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 28, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    If you would like to be filled with despair for the prospects of democracy, spend a few minutes attempting to decipher the psephological musings of Lena Dunham, the distinctly unappealing actress commissioned by Planned Parenthood to share with her presumably illiterate following “5 Reasons Why I Vote (and You Should, Too).” That’s 21st-century U.S. politics in miniature: a half-assed listicle penned by a half-bright celebrity and published by a gang of abortion profiteers. It is an excellent fit, if you think about it: Our national commitment to permanent, asinine, incontinent juvenility, which results in, among other things, a million or...