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  • Pentagon Ends Ban on Transgender Soldiers

    06/30/2016 1:06:40 PM PDT · by Enchante · 57 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Staff
    The Pentagon announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and can meet our standards should be afforded the opportunity to compete to do so.” .... Under the new policy, by Oct. 1, transgender troops should be able to receive medical care and begin formally changing their gender identifications in the Pentagon’s personnel system. And a year...
  • Joint Base Andrews on lockdown after active shooter report

    06/30/2016 6:51:31 AM PDT · by Enchante · 75 replies
    AP ^ | June 30, 2016 | Staff
    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Joint Base Andrews tweets that the base is on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter. The tweet sent Thursday morning instructs all personnel at the base in Washington's Maryland suburbs to shelter in place and says more information will be released as it comes.
  • FBI didn’t inform some Americans they were on ISIS kill list

    06/27/2016 9:46:34 PM PDT · by Enchante · 72 replies
    Circa News ^ | June 27, 2016 | Sarah Carter
    The FBI did not alert numerous Americans that they were placed on secret Islamic State kill lists or notify their local police about the potential dangers, a lapse in the government’s efforts to combat the terrorist group’s evolving strategy to target everyday citizens. To date, the terror group that goes by the acronym ISIS has published on encrypted web sites several hit lists naming more than 15,000 people it would like to see killed by sleeper cells or lone wolves in New York, Texas, Florida and California. The lists aren’t public but Circa News obtained copies of some and made...
  • Why People Love Trump: A Case Study of Milo Yiannopoulos

    06/24/2016 11:23:41 AM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Harvard Political Review ^ | June 18, 2016 | Akash Wasil
    The rise of Yiannopoulos can help to explain the rise of Donald Trump. Both have attracted followers that feel silenced, ignored, and invalidated by the left. Both will continue to receive sympathy and exposure if their opponents continue to aggressively and instinctually dismiss their views. And perhaps both can be defeated—or at least weakened—through respectful and empathic discourse. More broadly, the story of Yiannopoulos is useful to understand today’s political climate. There is an ever-growing number of Americans—liberals and conservatives—who feel like their voices are not being heard. Americans are increasingly identifying with their party, race, gender, or sexuality—and are...
  • Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Officer Not Guilty of Murder

    06/23/2016 7:54:02 AM PDT · by Enchante · 53 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | June 23, 2016 | Staff
    The Baltimore police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty of second-degree murder Thursday, WBAL reports. Officer Caesar Goodson was also charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office after Gray's death.
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah Guilty on All Counts in Corruption Trial [DemocRAT Congressman in Philly]

    06/21/2016 11:29:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 51 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 06/21/2016 | NBC Staff
    A jury has convicted veteran U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan. Fattah was found guilty of all 22 counts against him, including racketeering, fraud and money laundering. His lawyers had argued that schemes were engineered without Fattah's knowledge by two political consultants who pleaded guilty in the case. Fattah's jovial and calm demeanor didn't change much as the verdict was read....
  • TV News Feasts on Trump Controversies While Ignoring Hillary’s Scandals

    06/20/2016 8:34:36 PM PDT · by Enchante · 63 replies
    Newsbusters/Media Research Center ^ | June 20, 2016 | Rich Noyes
    Voters who have relied on the network evening newscasts for information about the 2016 presidential candidates saw four times more airtime devoted to controversies involving presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump than to the scandals surrounding his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Indeed, the only Clinton scandal to receive more than a minimal amount of attention from the networks during the primaries was the ongoing investigation of Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server and her mishandling of classified information while serving as Secretary of State. The networks paid little or no attention to a host of other Clinton controversies that likely...
  • Trump in the Dumps

    06/18/2016 10:11:46 PM PDT · by Enchante · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/19/2016 | Maureen Dowd
    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH damn that Catherine Zeta Jones
  • John Kasich And Other Republicans Won’t Endorse Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 8:00:50 PM PDT · by Enchante · 152 replies
    TIME via Yahoo News ^ | June 17, 2016 | Staff
    John Kasich and two other prominent Republicans said on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s announcement speech that they won’t endorse him for president. Kasich, who ran against Trump in the primary, was asked on MSNBC Thursday about the pledge he signed saying he would support the eventual nominee. “It’s painful,” the Ohio governor said, NPR reports. “Look I’m sorry that this has happened. We’ll see where it ends up. I’m not making any final decision yet, but at this point, I just can’t do it.’
  • Woman hits boyfriend with car after learning he has HIV

    06/15/2016 7:05:45 PM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2016 | David K. Li
    An Arizona woman slammed her car into her boyfriend after finding out he was HIV-positive, according to a report. Startling surveillance video shows Misty Lee Wilke’s boyfriend riding on a bicycle when a red Ford Mustang comes out of nowhere and hits him, sending him over the top of the car and to the ground. Wilke, 44, told cops she “recently become involved in a sexual relationship” with the man, and that the two argued after she learned of his HIV status, according to The Smoking Gun.
  • Orlando Gunman Was Gay, Says Former Police-Academy Classmate

    06/14/2016 5:40:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 65 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | June 14, 2016 | Claire Landsbaum
    When Omar Mateen — a 29-year-old security guard — opened fire at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, killing 49 people and wounding 53, it wasn't his first time at the club. In fact, according to at least four regular patrons, Mateen had visited the club several times before, and one — Chris Callen, a drag queen who performs at Pulse under the name Kristina McLaughlin — said Mateen had been going there "for at least three years." Additional reports suggest Mateen had created profiles on multiple gay-dating apps: Grindr, Jack'd, and Adam for Adam, to name a few. And...
  • Milo On Breitbart News Sunday: Islam ‘The Single Greatest Threat To Western Civilization’

    06/14/2016 5:16:49 AM PDT · by Enchante · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12, 2016 | Breitbart Tech
    “It’s mystifying to me why the progressive left has put Muslims at the top of the victimhood hierarchy … It’s particularly worrying because the Muslims want to kill everyone else on that pyramid. They want to kill the gays, the trannies, the blacks, you name it. They don’t have much respect for women. This is going to be a problem for America for decades to come.” “America has got to decide, very simply, if it wants female emancipation, gay rights, and tolerance for other skin colours, religious persuasions, and other points of view — or if it wants Islam....
  • Orlando mosque tied to case Hillary's State Dept scrubbed

    06/13/2016 8:50:59 PM PDT · by Enchante · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 12, 2016 | WND Staff
    When Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik massacred 14 people in San Bernardino, California, last December, newly retired Department of Homeland Security agent Philip Haney discovered that a case he developed might have prevented the attack if it had not been shut down by his agency and Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Now, Haney tells WND that the mosque where Orlando killer Omar Mir Siddique Mateen worshiped several times a week also has a tie to that case. He noted that the FBI twice had Mateen on its radar, but closed down the investigations both times. ..... DHS agent Philip Haney’s blockbuster...
  • A Short Course on Understanding Muslims

    06/13/2016 11:23:50 AM PDT · by Enchante · 43 replies
    RSBN ^ | June 13, 2016 | Spencer
    A Short Course on Understanding Muslims: Lesson 1 The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim. The Beltway Snipers were Muslims. The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim. The underwear Bomber was a Muslim. The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims. The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims. The Bafi Nightclub Bombers were Muslims. The London Subway Bombers were Muslims. The Moscow Theater Attackers were Muslims. The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims. The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims. The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims. The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims. The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims. The Libyan U.S. Embassy...
  • The Political Warfare Campaign Against U.S. Counter-Terrorism Experts

    06/13/2016 10:04:30 AM PDT · by Enchante · 5 replies
    Westminster Institute ^ | October 2012 | Katharine Cornell Gorka
    The political warfare campaign, designed by the OIC and executed by politically partisan front-organizations, has had a profound effect on United States national security. In September 2011, the Obama administration carried out an unprecedented wide-scale review of all counter-terrorism training for local and federal law enforcement and all branches of the military. All existing training materials were reviewed, a large number of slides decks were purged, and many national security experts were disallowed from further training, some even serving within the U.S. government, including the FBI. All counterterrorism training must now be vetted by an anonymous review panel, and clear...
  • Breaking: Orlando Pulse nightclub: multiple dead

    06/12/2016 4:24:14 AM PDT · by Enchante · 149 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 06/12/2016 | Christal Hayes and Gal Tziperman Lotan
    A gunman took multiple people hostage overnight inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where "multiple people" were killed and 42 were injured, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said at a morning news conference. The gunman, who has not been identified, was carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a "device." The Orange County Sheriff;s Office hazardous device team is now searching the area. Dozens of emergency vehicles surrounded the chaotic scene at the club at 1912 S. Orange Ave. after the 2 a.m. shooting and rescue squads were transporting multiple victims to area hospitals.
  • Venezuela opposition leader hit with a pipe in the face

    06/11/2016 12:42:09 AM PDT · by Enchante · 17 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 06/09/2016 | HANNAH DREIER
    Borges had been attempting to enter the headquarters of the country's electoral body in downtown Caracas with other opposition figures. Security was heavy, with lines of police looking on. Borges accused police of pushing him toward gangs loyal to President Nicolas Maduro. "Government supporters beat us with total impunity with pipes, stones, and explosives that went off in the middle of a group of lawmakers," Borges said. "Maduro, what we want is to vote."
  • Elizabeth Warren on Donald Trump: He's a "nasty, thin-skinned fraud"

    06/09/2016 6:08:26 PM PDT · by Enchante · 122 replies
    cbs ^ | June 9, 2016 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Speaking at a judicial conference in D.C. on Thursday night, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren unleashed one of her strongest attacks yet on presumptive GOP nominee and "wannabe tyrant" Donald Trump over his rhetoric on judges -- and his troubles over Trump University. "Donald Trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and serves no one but himself," she told members of the American Constitution Society. "And that is just one of the many reasons why he will never be President of the United States."
  • Law professor backs Donald Trump’s conflict-of-interest charge against federal judge

    06/09/2016 3:36:52 AM PDT · by Enchante · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    A Washington D.C. law professor has given credence to Donald Trump’s charge that U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel has a conflict of interest in a court case involving the likely Republican presidential nominee, saying the judge’s affiliation with a group that advocated for illegal immigrants creates “an appearance of impropriety.” Mr. Curiel’s membership and active role in the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, whether or not it creates an actual bias, is enough to disqualify him from presiding over the case, said Victor Williams, a professor at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. “The standard isn’t that one...
  • Chicago man arrested for murder just after suing police

    06/09/2016 1:14:45 AM PDT · by Enchante · 5 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Fiona Ortiz
    Chicago man arrested for murder just after suing police Reuters By Fiona Ortiz June 8, 2016 By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of murder, shortly after he left his own news conference where he announced he was suing the city for $15 million over an incident two years ago when he alleged being shot seven times by a police officer. Dominiq Greer was arrested after he and his attorney, Eugene Hollander, announced the federal lawsuit, which alleges excessive force by police who shot Greer on July 4, 2014, as he ran from...
  • Inside the bitter last days of Bernie's revolution

    06/08/2016 1:44:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/07/16 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI
    There’s no strategist pulling the strings, and no collection of burn-it-all-down aides egging him on. At the heart of the rage against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the campaign aides closest to him say, is Bernie Sanders. It was the Vermont senator who personally rewrote his campaign manager’s shorter statement after the chaos at the Nevada state party convention and blamed the political establishment for inciting the violence. He was the one who made the choice to go after Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz after his wife read him a transcript of her blasting him on television....
  • A Harvard MBA Guy Is Out to Bring Down the Clintons

    06/07/2016 1:52:32 AM PDT · by Enchante · 42 replies
    Politics Breaking ^ | May 26, 2016 | Staff
    In a 9-page letter dated yesterday and posted to his blog, Ortel calls the Clintons’ charity the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted,” adding for good measure that the Clinton Foundation is part of an “international charity fraud network whose entire cumulative scale (counting inflows and outflows) approaches and may even exceed $100 billion, measured from 1997 forward.” Ortel lists 40 potential areas of fraud or wrongdoing that he plans to expose over the coming days.
  • Islamic State kills dozens of its own in hunt for spies

    06/05/2016 9:51:39 PM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | June 5, 2016 | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BASSEM MROUE
    BAGHDAD (AP) — In March, a senior commander with the Islamic State group was driving through northern Syria on orders to lead militants in the fighting there when a drone blasted his vehicle to oblivion. The killing of Abu Hayjaa al-Tunsi, a Tunisian jihadi, sparked a panicked hunt within the group's ranks for spies who could have tipped off the U.S-led coalition about his closely guarded movements. By the time it was over, the group would kill 38 of its own members on suspicion of acting as informants. They were among dozens of IS members killed by their own leadership...
  • Bombshell book reveals how Hillary terrified White House staff

    06/05/2016 8:32:45 PM PDT · by Enchante · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/05/2016 | Emily Smith
    Hillary Clinton has a “Jekyll and Hyde” personality that left White House staffers scared stiff of her explosive — and even physical — outbursts, an ex-Secret Service officer claims in a scathing new tell-all. Gary Byrne, who was posted outside the Oval Office when Bill Clinton was president, portrays Hillary as too “erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent” to become leader of the free world, according to advance promotional materials exclusively obtained by Page Six. The allegations from Byrne, a 29-year veteran of the military and federal law enforcement, threaten to derail her campaign days before she is expected to clinch...
  • Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldier, shot dead: army

    06/03/2016 9:16:57 PM PDT · by Enchante · 9 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | June 2, 2016 | Mike Smith
    Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldier, shot dead: army AFP Mike Smith June 2, 2016 Israeli security forces inspect the scene of a stabbing attack at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Tulkarem on June 2, 2016View photos Israeli security forces inspect the scene of a stabbing attack at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Tulkarem on June 2, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jaafar Ashtiyeh) More Jerusalem (AFP) - A female Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli soldier in the West Bank Thursday and was shot dead, the army said, the latest in a series of such incidents...
  • Apartments, Islamic museum to be built on site of failed Ground Zero Mosque

    06/02/2016 11:33:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/19/2016 | Lois Weiss
    The developer of the failed Ground Zero Mosque has nailed down “Sharia-compliant financing” for a new, luxury condominium tower and Islamic cultural museum on the same site, he and his banking partners said Wednesday. The $174 million dollar project features a three-story Islamic cultural museum at 51 Park Place and 48 high-end residential condos in a 43-story tower at 45 Park Place in the Financial District.
  • 3 soldiers die, 6 missing after crash at Fort Hood low-water crossing

    6:41 p.m. update: The bodies of three soldiers have been recovered from a swollen creek, and rescuers are searching for six more soldiers, after a troop carrier overturned at a low water crossing nearon Fort Hood Thursday morning. Three other soldiers are in stable condition after being rescued from the water near the overturned vehicle at the Owl Creek Tactical low-water crossing and East Range Road. The soldiers were riding in a light medium tactical unit and taking part in training exercises at the time of the incident, said Fort Hood spokeswoman Master Sgt. Mary Mittlesteadt. ....The six missing soldiers...
  • Snowden Eviscerates Hillary In Just Two Sentences

    06/02/2016 4:17:39 PM PDT · by Enchante · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/02/2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    It only took two sentences for Edward Snowden to eviscerate Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server Wednesday morning. The former National Intelligence Agency contractor could face decades in prison for breaking laws governing the handling of classified government information, and he expressed confusion on why Hillary Clinton doesn’t share his fate.
  • From $4.5 Billion To Nothing: Forbes Revises Estimated Net Worth Of Theranos Founder...

    06/01/2016 11:48:28 AM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/01/16 | Matthew Harper
    Last year, Elizabeth Holmes topped the FORBES list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women with a net worth of $4.5 billion. Today, FORBES is lowering our estimate of her net worth to nothing. Theranos had no comment. Our estimate of Holmes’ wealth is based entirely on her 50% stake in Theranos, the blood-testing company she founded in 2003 with plans of revolutionizing the diagnostic test market. Theranos shares are not traded on any stock market; private investors purchased stakes in 2014 at a price that implied a $9 billion valuation for the company. Since then, Theranos has been hit with allegations...
  • 41 Secret Service Agents Disciplined Over Congressman's Personnel File Leak

    05/27/2016 7:16:11 AM PDT · by Enchante · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 26, 2016 | PIERRE THOMAS and JACK CLOHERTY
    A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) investigation into the U.S. Secret Service’s disclosure of the personnel files of Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has resulted in discipline for 41 agents. The leaker has also resigned, according to a statement by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. The conduct of 57 Secret Service personnel was reviewed, including 11 in the Senior Executive Service level, the highest levels of government. Of those, 41 are receiving some level of discipline....
  • Bill Clinton’s Personal Aide — With No Security Clearance — Operated Hillary’s Email Server

    05/26/2016 10:08:44 PM PDT · by Enchante · 42 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | 05/26/16 | Dick Morris
    ... Cooper obviously had the authority, access, and ability to access and shut down the server used by State Department employees, diplomats, and ambassadors to communicate with the Secretary of State. And apparently the server was also used by Bill Clinton’s aides for his business, as we reported last September. The Clintons are very interested in Cooper’s legal issues. Columnist Monica Crowley reported that the Clintons are now paying Cooper’s legal bills. That’s interesting, isn’t it? The “all in the family” approach of the Clintons to the operation of the private server makes a mockery of security. Not only could...
  • In testimony, former confidant links Fattah to crimes ['Rat corruption trial in Philly][

    05/26/2016 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
    For Fattah's failed bid in 2007 to become mayor of Philadelphia, Naylor said, he distributed $200,000 in cash on Election Day from a fund that now lies at the heart of the Justice Department's racketeering conspiracy case. Another top strategist on the campaign, Thomas Lindenfeld, already has testified that he took out a $1 million loan from then-Sallie Mae CEO Al Lord at Fattah's encouragement. Because the donation exceeded city campaign-contribution limits, the loan was made to Lindenfeld's Washington political consulting firm and did not appear on the congressman's campaign filings.
  • The Time I Met Bernie Sanders at Hillary Clinton’s Party and I Chased Her Down the Stairs

    05/21/2016 10:59:13 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The New Republic ^ | February 16, 2016 | ELSPETH REEVE
    “Senator Clinton! Senator Clinton!!!!” She turned around and looked at me. “Oh, hey, um … you were funny tonight. Do you think the voters are ready for a funny woman? For you to be funny?” She literally laughed in my face. “I’m myself—that’s all I can be, is be myself.” I was still talking about this night six months later. A few lines from a June 2007 Gchat transcript distill the story of 2016—the divide between what the political press thinks is important and what normal people actually want. It’s just that, back then, the conflict was not playing out...
  • Even soldier working under terrorist threats can’t get gun carry permit in NJ

    05/21/2016 9:01:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 37 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 20, 2016 | Toniann Antonelli
    In denying his application for a concealed-carry permit, Oceanport Police Chief Daniel W. Barcus said Russell was unable to demonstrate “justifiable need” because there had been no specific attacks or threats made directly on him. To legally carry concealed firearms in New Jersey, residents have to apply to their local police for a permit demonstrating such a need. But critics of the state’s strict gun laws say this results in very few people other than acting and retired law enforcement officials getting approval for such permits.
  • U.S. drones strike at Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan

    05/21/2016 4:03:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said.
  • 'The Last Face': Cannes Review [Sean Penn falls hard on his face]

    05/21/2016 2:12:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2016 | David Rooney
    A backdrop of Third World atrocity, suffering and merciless human-rights violations serves as the canvas for a faux-profound Hollywood love story in Sean Penn's stunningly self-important but numbingly empty cocktail of romance and insulting refugee porn, The Last Face. Beautiful movie stars — rugged, earthy Javier Bardem sporting flawless, bedroom-chic stubble, and iron butterfly Charlize Theron, wearing dewy no-makeup makeup and an excellent moisturizer — battle for 130 stultifying minutes to listen to their hearts while their souls take a hammering. Audiences are more likely to check out and just leave them to it....
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested On Charges Of Child Trafficking

    05/19/2016 8:21:41 PM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | May 119, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Charles Wade was arrested in April on prostitution and child trafficking charges. On April 25, he really got himself in a fix. He was arrested and charged with human trafficking and several prostitution-related charges. The police report notes, that as part of the charges, he is accused of allegedly pimping out a 17 year old girl in Prince George’s County, Maryland. So far, the Mainstream Media has been reluctant to share Mr. Wade’s current legal troubles. The Obama White House has no comment as well. Read more at http://dcwhispers.com/black-lives-matter-leader-arrested-charges-human-trafficking/#KRqBJWXVUZ8eSGVD.99
  • Gay pastor admits he faked homophobic slur on Whole Foods cake [GAY HOAX]

    05/16/2016 8:05:28 PM PDT · by Enchante · 98 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 16, 2016 | Julie Zauzmer
    An openly gay pastor who claimed that a grocery store bakery wrote a homophobic message on his cake has dropped his lawsuit against Whole Foods, claiming he made up the story, according to news reports.
  • "Sex Change" Surgery: What Bruce Jenner, Diane Sawyer, and You Should Know

    05/16/2016 10:33:05 AM PDT · by Enchante · 22 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | April 27th, 2015 | Walt Heyer
    It is intellectually dishonest to ignore the facts that surgery never has been a medically necessary procedure for treating gender dysphoria and that taking cross-gender hormones can be harmful. Modern transgender activists, the descendants of Kinsey, Benjamin, and John Money, keep alive the practice of medically unnecessary gender-change surgery by controlling the flow of published information and by squelching research and personal stories that tell of the regret, unhappiness, and suicide experienced by those who undergo such surgery. Negative outcomes are only acknowledged as a way to blame society for its transphobia. Transgender clients who regret having taken this path...
  • Off the Podium: Why Public Health Concerns for Global Spread of Zika Virus Means

    05/12/2016 3:22:18 AM PDT · by Enchante · 15 replies
    Harvard Public Health Review ^ | May 2016 | Amir Attaran
    "Which leads to a simple question: But for the Games, would anyone recommend sending an extra half a million visitors into Brazil right now? Of course not: mass migration into the heart of an outbreak is a public health no-brainer. And given the choice between accelerating a dangerous new disease or not—for it is impossible that Games will slow Zika down—the answer should be a no-brainer for the Olympic organizers too. Putting sentimentality aside, clearly the Rio 2016 Games must not proceed."
  • BREAKING: Senate report exposes the movement as cash machine controlling the EPA

    07/30/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | July 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA A new report was released today by the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, and it is damning. All this time that climate skeptics are accused of being in the employ of “big oil” is nothing more than a projection of their own greed. Some excerpts: Over 7.9 BILLION in funding between these groups.
  • Hillary: Gaza's Small Size Justification For Hamas Housing Rockets In Schools

    07/30/2014 12:14:20 PM PDT · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 07/28014 | Breitbart
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV's Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "I'm not a military planner but Hamas puts it's missiles, it's rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Why We Stuck With Maliki -- And Lost Iraq [Important read!!]

    07/05/2014 1:37:03 PM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/05/2014 | Ali Khedery
    <p>"The crisis now gripping Iraq and the Middle East was not only predictable but predicted — and preventable. By looking the other way and unconditionally supporting and arming Maliki, President Obama has only lengthened and expanded the conflict that President Bush unwisely initiated. Iraq is now a failed state, and as countries across the Middle East fracture along ethno-sectarian lines, America is likely to emerge as one of the biggest losers of the new Sunni-Shiite holy war, with allies collapsing and radicals plotting another 9/11."</p>
  • The Words "Boko Haram" Have Become Nigeria's National Synonym for Fear

    05/10/2014 5:05:03 PM PDT · by Enchante · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | May 8, 2014 | James Verini
    One Nigerian official's wish for Boko Haram: "Find them, kill them." ....... "I love this about America," he said with a tone of, if not love, then certainly reverence. "Find them, kill them. Don't wait for judicial manipulation." As the parents of the kidnapped schoolgirls become more desperate, and their protests in Abuja grow larger, he may be repeating those four words to himself like a mantra.
  • Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS after months of talks

    03/11/2014 12:34:18 PM PDT · by Enchante · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jessica Chasmar
    Miss Attkisson had grown frustrated at CBS with what she saw as liberal bias, as well as “an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting,” several sources told Politico.
  • President Barack Obama Flubs Spelling of "Respect" During Aretha Franklin Women of Soul Tribute

    03/07/2014 8:31:28 PM PST · by Enchante · 36 replies
    Eonline ^ | 03/07/14 | Zach Johnson
    "When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her," he began, causing the crowd to laugh.....
  • Retired Sgt. Sean Murphy ... pens open letter to Bill Maher

    11/15/2013 2:29:03 PM PST · by Enchante · 24 replies
    Mass Live ^ | November 15, 2013 | Kate Royals
    BOSTON -- Sergeant Sean Murphy, the retired Massachusetts State Police photographer who released photos of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's capture, has penned an open letter to Bill Maher on his Facebook. Maher, who stars in HBO's Real Time, has received pushback for comments he made about a moment during the recent World Series championship parade in Boston. Red Sox players placed the championship trophy on the marathon finish line and sang "God Bless America" and "Boston Strong" while paying homage to the April attack and its victims....
  • NY SUV driver’s wife: We were in ‘grave danger’; injured biker had revoked license

    10/03/2013 5:32:18 PM PDT · by Enchante · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/03/2013 | AP via Washington Post
    NEW YORK — The driver of an SUV involved in a bloody weekend confrontation with a throng of motorcyclists was put in “grave danger” and feared for the life of his family when he drove through the crowd, striking a biker on the street, his wife said Thursday. Rosalyn Ng said in a statement that she and her husband, Alexian Lien, had been planning to celebrate their wedding anniversary with their 2-year-old daughter on Sunday afternoon, but instead they were swarmed by a motorcycle rally on Manhattan’s West Side Highway.
  • Exclusive: Embattled Syria Expert Elizabeth O'Bagy Says She Made 'Many Mistakes'

    09/17/2013 5:28:22 AM PDT · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Sept. 16, 2013 | Josh Rogin
    Her research on Syria influenced key lawmakers—but Dr. Elizabeth O’Bagy wasn’t who she said she was. For the first time, she tells Josh Rogin she was never even in a PhD program. Elizabeth O’Bagy, the Syria researcher at the center of a week-long controversy surrounding her academic credentials and her work with the Syrian opposition, admitted for the first time to The Daily Beast she was never enrolled in a Ph.D. program despite representations she made to the press and multiple organizations for whom she worked.