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  • U.S. Spent Nearly $100 Billion On Foreigners To Fight Terrorists

    10/08/2015 10:35:18 AM PDT · by amorphous · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Authored by Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, originally posted at,
    To combat Islamic militants the White House says threaten national interests, the U.S. has spent nearly $100 billion to arm and train foreign militaries across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, an analysis by Vocativ shows. And nearly all of them are reeling from setbacks that threaten to undermine what’s become a core component of American foreign policy in these regions. U.S. programs funding foreign fighters began flourishing in the years after 9/11 and were later bolstered by President Obama, who prefers doing this instead of deploying American troops into troubled areas. Now central to how the White...
  • U.S. hero of French train attack stabbed in Calif.

    10/08/2015 10:10:33 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    MSN News ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | Doug Stanglin and John Bacon
    Spencer Stone, one of the American heroes who stopped a terrorist attack on a French train in August, was stabbed multiple times early Thursday in downtown Sacramento and is in stable condition, the U.S. Air Force confirmed to USA TODAY. "A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital, and is currently being treated for injury," Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Karns said in an email in Air Force Times.
  • It Took Me Two Hours to Get my Hands on an AK-47. Welcome to America

    10/08/2015 10:05:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | guns In the United States, guns are not hard to find, even illegal ones. Photograph: PATRICK BAZ/AF | Eric Rodriguez
    It’s not hard to get your hands on illegal guns and rifles in America. It took me about two hours. I called a guy from the old neighborhood in LA, said something about a “piece”, and, hours later, I was staring at an AK-47 and an illegally modified AR-15, which were sitting on a kitchen table. Welcome to America. Admittedly, he was surprised at my interest in being strapped since it’s been a good minute since I was about the life, but when I explained I was simply curious to see how long it’d take for me to get a...
  • ACLU: Orwellian Citizen Score, China's credit score system, is a warning for Americans

    10/08/2015 9:29:08 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 5 replies
    Computer World ^ | 10/18/15 | Computer World
    In China, every citizen is being assigned a credit score that drops if a person buys and plays video games, or posts political comments online “without prior permission," or even if social media "friends" do so. The ACLU said the credit rating system, an Orwellian nightmare, should serve as a warning to Americans.
  • National Moment of Silence for Umpqua

    10/08/2015 9:27:31 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 8 replies
    There will be a National Moment of Silence today, October 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. ET in honor of the victims of the shooting at Umpqua Community College. Our college is joining Achieving the Dream staff and fellow network colleges by observing this pause in our daily activities. Our hope is to show the Umpqua community that we stand with them as they begin to find a way forward after the tragedy. If you are active on social media, please use the #IamUCC hashtag to convey your support.
  • GAB fighting to keep its secrets out of public eye

    10/08/2015 9:08:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-8-15 | M. D. Kittle
    WAUKESHA, Wis. – It’s a battle for public disclosure, and the state Government Accountability Board is fighting to keep thousands of documents related to its role in the political John Doe investigation in the dark. Attorneys for conservative plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the GAB on Wednesday argued for their motion to open the records to public inspection. Their motion asks Waukesha County Judge Lee Dreyfus Jr. to lift a protective order that keeps the information under seal. “This is a matter of great importance about government misconduct,” said Eddie Greim, an attorney for long-time political activist Eric O’Keefe and...
  • Air Force: U.S. airman who helped thwart French train attack stabbed, wounded in California

    10/08/2015 9:01:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed in California, an Air Force spokesman said Thursday. The spokesman, Lt. Col. Christopher Karns, said details are sketchy. He said Stone is being treated in a hospital in the Sacramento area. …
  • Sources: Bill would overhaul controversial GAB (WI)

    10/08/2015 8:37:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-7-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — Despite word that some members were getting weak-kneed about sweeping reform, GOP Assembly leadership is rolling out an overhaul of the state Government Accountability Board — a bill aimed at decentralizing a rogue agency its critics charge is run by left-leaning bureaucrats. Sources tell Wisconsin Watchdog the proposed bill, to be laid out Wednesday afternoon, will replace the existing accountability board with two separate and distinct commissions — ethics and elections. The GAB’s six presiding retired judges will be replaced. Under the proposal, the Legislature would appoint four citizen members of the Elections commission, two from each...
  • Ten Year-Old Girl Raped by Muslim Man in Minnesota Elevator (Video)

    10/08/2015 8:26:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Oct 8th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A ten year-old girl was raped in an elevator in her apartment building in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon. Her attacker told her to turn around and pull her pants down. Ahmed Hersi Abdi was charged with two counts of first degree criminal sexual assault for the attack. Abdi also has a history of substance abuse dating to 2003. The media has not reported on Abdi’s citizenship or background. ... Minneapolis Police squads were called to the Riverside Plaza Apartments at on Sunday October 4 by an off-duty officer after witnesses told them a child had been sexually assaulted. They told...
  • Watch: Hillary Likens NRA To "Iranians And Communists"

    10/08/2015 8:19:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday in Iowa, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton compared the staunch Second Amendment advocacy of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to “the Iranians and Communists.”
  • Clinton e-mails were vulnerable to hackers, tech firm warned

    10/08/2015 8:16:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    A technology subcontractor that has worked on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s e-mail setup expressed concerns over the summer that the system was inadequately protected and vulnerable to hackers, a company official said Wednesday. But the concerns were rebuffed by the company managing the Clinton account, Platte River Networks, which said it had been instructed by the FBI not to make changes. The FBI has been reviewing the security of the e-mail system. The subcontractor, Datto, which specializes in backing up data, had not been aware that it was handling Clinton e-mails until media reports in August noted Platte River Networks’ involvement...
  • Muslim Rape Gang in Rhode Island ( from Saudi Arabia )

    10/08/2015 7:59:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 8, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Four male Johnson & Wales University students have been arrested in connection with a reported sexual assault and alleged drugging of two female students at the university. The police have charged Mohammed Alsaqer, a 20-year-old sophomore, and Yazeed Alasiri, a 23-year-old senior, both from Saudi Arabia, with assaulting the women at the young men’s residence in Pawtucket after meeting the women at a nightclub in Providence on Thursday night. Late Tuesday night, Pawtucket police charged two more Johnson & Wales students — Mohammed Aljohani, 20, and Tareq Alharbi, 22 — with first-degree sexual assault.
  • Video shows judge berating, sentencing domestic violence victim to jail

    10/08/2015 7:34:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | News Staff
    Channel 9 has obtained video from a Seminole County courtroom where an emotional domestic violence victim was sentenced to three days in jail for failing to show up for her abuser's trial. During her contempt of court hearing in July, the woman told the judge she had been having anxiety for months after she was attacked by the father of her child. She said she told the state's victim's advocate that she wanted to drop the charges and move on with her life rather than testify, but she was still called in to court. After she failed to show, she...
  • Ben Carson Is Right — Charge Attackers, Don’t Shelter in Place

    10/08/2015 7:30:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2015 | David French
    Common sense apparently does strange things to some progressive minds. Yesterday morning, speaking on Fox and Friends, Ben Carson said of a mass-shooting situation, “I would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would say, ‘Hey guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.’” The New York Times declared that his statement was “drawing widespread rebuke from his critics and reviving questions about his candidacy.” ABC News asked him to “clarify” his statement, leading to this rather amusing exchange: ABC: Dr. Carson can you clarify your statements on the Oregon shooting?...
  • NOVA Firearms Faces Backlash For Location Near School [DC-Northern Virginia]

    10/08/2015 7:22:42 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Isbella Diaz
    The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) Board will have a meeting Wednesday evening to discuss the current predicament involving a new gun shop and a local elementary school. Franklin Sherman Elementary School is located right behind the newly-opened NOVA Firearms in McLean. Local community members started protesting the gun store soon after its open. Some parents claim they are even pulled their kids out of school as a result of threats they received because of the protests. NOVA Firearms owner James Gates said the shop officially opened up about two weeks ago to about 120 protesters. Even so, Gates said the...
  • 3 nations tried cyberattacks on Hillary Clinton's private email server: AP

    10/08/2015 7:02:26 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies
    see BS dot com ^ | oct 2015
    WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press. While the attempts were apparently blocked by a "threat monitoring" product that Clinton's employees connected to her network in October 2013, there was a period of more than three months from June to October 2013 when that protection had not been installed, according to a letter from Sen....
  • Ted Cruz Destroys Sierra Club President’s Global Warming Claims in Senate Hearing

    10/08/2015 6:32:22 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 55 replies ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is showing Sierra Club President Aaron Mair to be an ideological hack and global warming alarmist. At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Cruz subjected him to a withering cross examination. Mair was reduced to stammering and frequent awkward pauses which he used to receive whispered advice from staff. He repeatedly referred to the discredited “97 percent of scientists concur” claim, and was unwilling to acknowledge valid scientific data that disproves the claim. Mark Steyn, sitting in for Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday, called Cruz’s relentless questioning of Mair “a thing of...
  • CNN's Cabrera Schooled by Israeli Mayor on Self-Defense Value of Guns

    10/08/2015 6:17:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 10/7/2015 | Brad Wilmouth |
    On Wednesday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, in a pre-recorded interview with Jerusalem Mayor Mir Barkat that aired around 9:20 a.m. about a recent spate of Palestinians attacking Israelis with knives in public places, substitute anchor Ana Cabrera brought up her guest's tendency to carry a gun in public and absurdly asked him, "Does that not incite more violence?" The Jerusalem mayor incredulously asked, "Well, how could that incite more violence?" and then went on to praise the tendency of many Israelis who are trained ex-soldiers to carry their guns in public and use them to defend themselves and others...
  • There's No Correlation Between Gun Laws and Homicide Rates

    10/08/2015 6:04:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/7/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    In the wake of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, there's been a lot of talk about America's gun laws and ways to prevent mass shootings. As my colleague Matt Vespa wrote on Friday, there's a lot of misinformation on the topic being spread around. One law professor, Eugene Volokh, decided to do the math and see if gun laws were actually effective in reducing crime. Volokh drew up a graph
  • The problem isn't guns or white men

    10/08/2015 6:00:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 10/8/2015 | Ann Coulter
    The media act as if they’re performing a public service by refusing to release details about the perpetrator of the recent mass shooting at a community college in Oregon. But we were given plenty of information about Dylann Roof, Adam Lanza, James Holmes and Jared Loughner. Now, quick: Name the mass shooters at the Chattanooga military recruitment center; the Washington Navy Yard; the high school in Washington state; Fort Hood (the second time) and the Christian college in California. All those shootings also occurred during the last three years.
  • Playground ‘Pig’ Offends Muslims (What doesn't?)

    10/08/2015 5:57:31 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 10/7/2015 | Pamela Geller
    The question isn’t, “does it offend Muslims?”; the question is, “what doesn’t offend Muslims?” The google translation is awkward, but you get the picture. Se un maialino a dondolo offende Allah,” Il Non solo i crocefissi nella aule mancano di rispetto ai credenti musulmani ora ci si mettono anche i maialini Italy: If a pig rocking offends Allah (thanks to Religion of Peace): Not only crucifixes in classrooms disrespectful to Muslim believers now we bring you even piglets Mary Tagliazucchi – Mon, 10/5/2015 In our home. Not only crucifixes in classrooms disrespectful to Muslim believers now we bring...
  • ‘Why Aren’t We Seeing Hillary’s Lovers?’ Demands Matt Drudge [VIDEO]

    10/08/2015 5:42:36 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 49 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/8/2015 | Katy McGuire
    In an EPIC and rare interview with Matt Drudge on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge lays it out hard and cold against Hillary and her sheeple. This is a must watch:(Watch video at link) As the media continues to dredge out the alleged sexual victims of formerly beloved comedian Bill Cosby, Matt Drudge, the independent proprietor of one of the most organically trafficked news sites on the web, is asking why no journalists are probing into the rumored sordid life of one of the next possible leaders of the free world: Hillary Clinton. Drudge admitted, during a special, rare appearance...
  • The Nightmare Scenario That John Boehner Fears The Most

    10/08/2015 5:24:49 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 10/7/20155 | Jason Linkins
    To officially retire, he'll need his House GOP colleagues to produce something they're not known for -- a quick and orderly decision. As Scott Wong of The Hill reported Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner experienced a fitful night's sleep last week, during which time the Ohio Republican had a nightmare about a "hand" that "came reaching, pulling," and, ultimately preventing his dream-self from making a needed escape. "I was trying to get out and I couldn't get out," Boehner related. A bad dream, eh? Ah, well, probably just one of those examples of sleep knitting up our raveled sleeve of...
  • Devastated Christian Family: Our Longtime Muslim Friends and Neighbors Killed Our Children

    10/08/2015 4:56:34 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 35 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 10/8/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    (Watch video at link) The above 6-minute video is a must-see. It offers an up close and personal account of what Christian minorities are experiencing at the hands of jihadis and other Muslim “rebels” being supported in the Mideast by the Obama administration. A Christian family from Iraq narrates how their young children were killed and burned alive, “simply for wearing the cross.” One of the remaining and traumatized children plays with toy figures to show people how his siblings were slaughtered. This family is identical to the other Christian refugees who fled the Islamic State in Iraq and came...
  • Should We Designate the NRA a Terrorist Group?

    10/08/2015 4:36:27 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 10/5/2015 | Staff
    Each time one of these mass shootings happen, the gun-control freaks inch a little bit closer to outright insanity. Since we decided as a country that the big story from the Charleston murders (somehow?) centered around the Confederate flag, these liberals have been chomping at the bit to get back to their favorite cause. The shooting in Oregon gave them their opportunity. This time around, they are making some very strange suggestions. One of the strangest came from Linda Stasi at the New York Daily News. She doesn’t just want to crusade for gun control; she wants the U.S. State...
  • Pro-life billboard vandalized, state group responds

    10/08/2015 2:16:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    WANE ^ | 10/7/15
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Obscene graffiti scrawled on a pro-life billboard west of downtown has drawn the ire of the state’s Right to Life organization.Earlier this week, a billboard on the side of the Bootleggers Saloon at 2809 W. Main St. raised by Allen County Right to Life was vandalized with graffiti. The billboard included the shape of an unborn baby with the words, “I am only 20 weeks old. I can do a somersault.” This week, vandals spray-painted the words, “…in the trash” on it, along with the image of a coat hanger.The billboard has since been replaced.On Wednesday,...
  • Home tagged with racist graffiti, Confederate flag burned

    10/08/2015 1:50:25 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 17 replies
    KRDO ^ | Oct 07, 2015 | Chris Loveless
    The controversy over the Confederate flag is hitting close to home for a Pueblo couple. Police are investigating, after someone burned a flag hanging outside their home, and damaged their property. Police say the Rebel flag hanging in their front yard was burned and the markings KKK were painted on their mailbox and home. Eddie Adkins says he's not a racist, but now he fears for his family's safety. "I'm scared to go to sleep 'cause what if it's my house that gets burned. Pueblo's getting pretty bad," he said.
  • Bystander Opens Fire on Shoplifter at Michigan Home Depot

    10/08/2015 12:17:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    A concealed-carry license holder is cooperating with police after she opened fire on a shoplifter who was fleeing a Home Depot on Tuesday afternoon, police in Auburn Hills, Mich., said. The shooting happened in the store’s parking lot about 2 p.m., when Home Depot security was chasing a shoplifter in his 40s who jumped into a waiting dark SUV, said Lt. Jill McDonnell, an Auburn Hills police spokeswoman. But when the SUV began to pull away, a 48-year-old woman suddenly began firing shots at the fleeing vehicle. The vehicle escaped – but possibly has a flat tire, McDonnell said. The...
  • Suspect identified in Oakland killing of ice cream vendor

    10/07/2015 9:29:22 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2015 | Steve Rubenstein
    Oakland police investigators have identified a 23-year-old man who is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of an ice cream vendor inside his truck. Police said Wednesday that they believe Joevan Lopez was responsible for shooting 45-year-old Jasvir Singh at Peach Street and 93rd Avenue about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • El Chapo Is Reportedly Offering $100 Million for the Capture of Donald Trump "Dead or Alive"

    10/07/2015 9:51:58 PM PDT · by free_life · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Trace William Cowen
    Yes, according to TeleSurTV, El Chapo has increased the bounty on Trump's hair hat to a less-than-paltry $100 million. "He was mad," a predictably unnamed source tells the publication. "He wants Donald Trump dead and will pay any amount of money to have Donald Trump’s head." Meanwhile, the entirety of American politics wishes desperately for Donald to quietly exit the 2016 race for the White House, an exit that would essentially be a gift to the nation too precious for a specific valuation.
  • 3 UA Students Among 4 Charged in Rape of Unconscious Tuscaloosa College Student

    10/07/2015 9:29:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies ^ | October 07, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    A woman is in a Tuscaloosa hospital and four men are behind bars after a reported gang rape. Three of the suspects are students at the University of Alabama, police said this afternoon. The victim is a student as Shelton State Community College. Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit investigators were called to a home in the 5500 block of Old Montgomery Highway about 10 a.m. Tuesday on a possible sexual assault. When they arrived, the learned the unresponsive 22-year-old victim had been taken DCH Regional Medical Center, said Capt. Gary Hood. Witnesses told lawmen they found the young woman unresponsive...
  • BREAKING: Hit With ‘Cease & Desist’ Letter For McCarthy-Ellmers Affair Story

    10/07/2015 9:06:06 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies has been hit with a cease and desist letter from the counsel of Congresswoman Renee Ellmers amid allegations of her own martial infidelity. stands by its story regarding the DC, NC, and Bakersfield rumors regarding an alleged affair between Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. We look forward to the opportunity to avail ourselves of deposition with seated members of congress should it come to that.
  • The Case for Open Borders

    10/07/2015 8:50:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Professor Bryan Caplan, George Mason University
    A better option than exclusion would be to restrict migrants’ eligibility for benefits.Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are once again searching for better ways to curtail immigration. In America, Republican candidates are pondering bigger, better border walls. In Europe, leading politicians are hoping someone figures out a way to end the Syrian refugee crisis by bringing peace to the Middle East. In the midst of these passionate debates about how to curtail immigration, almost no one is talking about whether immigration should be curtailed in the first place. This is the debate we should be having. Some of...
  • FBI Seizes State Department Servers In Clinton Investigation

    10/07/2015 6:13:50 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 7, 2015 | By Ron Hayward
    The FBI seized four servers from the State Department building a few weeks ago as part of the investigation into classified material improperly stored on Hillary Clinton’s secret email server, particularly the Top Secret documents that have been discovered in her email trove. This revelation comes from Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon, citing anonymous sources familiar with the investigation. Gertz notes that the State Department referred questions about the seized servers to the FBI, which declined to comment on the matter. It would be interesting to know exactly what the FBI computer forensics team is looking for on...
  • Fort Meade residents asked to stay in their homes amid police activity

    10/07/2015 8:10:33 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 6 replies
    WMAR Baltimore ABC 2 ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | WMAR Baltimore
    Police activity on the Fort George G. Meade campus has forced those living on the installation to remain in their homes. Fort officials posted a message on Facebook asking residents to report suspicious activity. (See below) Sources say 10 police cars and a helicopter are patrolling the base after someone crashed a car into a gate leading into the base. The suspect then bailed from the car.
  • Obama Prepares Give-Away of White-Collar Jobs And Citizenship To Foreign Graduates

    10/07/2015 8:00:06 PM PDT · by bushwon · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 28, 2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s deputies are quietly hacking a gap through immigration regulations to allow them to import hundreds of thousands of university-trained foreign workers for jobs sought by American college grads. “They’re bending immigration law until it almost breaks,” says Ian Smith, a lawyer at the Immigration Reform Law Institute. The Obama-hack, he added, should be fixed by Congress or a judge The regulatory hack is part of Obama’s broad immigration-boosting alliance with Fortune 500 Companies and the GOP’s establishment. In 2013 and 2014, most — but not all — of his prior amnesty and immigration plans were blocked by...
  • 3-part Series: U.S. welfare flows to Cuba (Pt.1)

    10/07/2015 7:00:51 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 12 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 10/1/15 | By Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz and John Maines with Tracey Eaton in Cuba
    “They’re taking benefits from the American taxpayer to subsidize their life in another country.” Cuban immigrants are cashing in on U.S. welfare and returning to the island, making a mockery of the decades-old premise that they are refugees fleeing persecution at home. Some stay for months at a time — and the U.S. government keeps paying. Cubans’ unique access to food stamps, disability money and other welfare is meant to help them build new lives in America. Yet these days, it’s helping some finance their lives on the communist island. America’s open-ended generosity has grown into an entitlement that exceeds...
  • Evil Genius (Repost)

    10/07/2015 6:51:43 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 20 replies
    The Artful Dilettante ^ | October 7, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    The following has been re-posted due to a critical error noted by an observant Freeper. We’ve all heard the term “evil genius,” maybe even used it a few times. This moniker is generally used to refer to infamous political figures in history who were able to amass great personal power, acquire or expand empires, or fundamentally alter the course of history while callously and cynically disregarding the incalculable pain, suffering, dislocation, economic destruction, and myriad forms of devastation left in the wake of their pursuit of glory or some utopian dream. Adolph Hitler is the person most often characterized as...
  • Evil Genius

    10/07/2015 6:11:46 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 3 replies
    The Artful Dilettante ^ | October 7, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    We’ve all heard the term “evil genius,” maybe even used it a few times. This moniker is generally used to refer to infamous political figures in history who were able to amass great personal power, acquire or expand empires, or fundamentally alter the course of history while callously and cynically disregarding the incalculable pain, suffering, dislocation, economic destruction, and myriad forms of devastation left in the wake of their pursuit of glory or some utopian dream. Adolph Hitler is the person most often characterized as an evil genius, with Josef Stalin a distant second. There are still German and Russian...

    10/07/2015 6:11:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    At least it was sustainable fair trade carbon neutral corruption. John Ashe, the UN General Assembly president, has been busted on corruption charges. A former president of the U.N. General Assembly "sold himself and the global institution he led" by allegedly pocketing more than $1 million in bribes to finance a luxury spending spree, according to a federal prosecutor. Ashe, 61, is accused of tax fraud in an alleged conspiracy involving five others, including a billionaire Chinese businessman and a former deputy U.N. ambassador from the Dominican Republic, according to a criminal complaint. Ashe is accused of underreporting his income...
  • Dems ready sweeping new guns bill

    10/07/2015 5:49:27 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/07/15 | Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim
    Senate Democrats will begin a campaign to combat gun violence on Thursday as party leaders prepare to unveil a sweeping package of legislation that builds on their failed 2013 attempt to require universal background checks for gun purchases, according to senators and aides. The goal is to have the entire caucus, minus perhaps one centrist Democrat, backing a legislative package aimed at preventing guns from ending up in the hands of the wrong people. In addition to background checks, Democrats are aiming to add new money for the Justice Department’s existing background checks system that has recently faltered and include...
  • Emails show Qaddafi son offered talks – but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take...(Video)

    10/07/2015 5:17:56 PM PDT · by blueyon · 8 replies ^ | 10/07/15 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    "Emails show Qaddafi son offered talks – but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call,' source says" Exclusive - New emails obtained by Fox News show that in March 2011, at the height of the Arab Spring revolution inside Libya, dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif was willing to talk peace from the ground in Libya – but a source told Fox News the offer was rejected by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the years since Qaddafi was forced from power, Libya's government has collapsed, and extremist groups including ISIS have exploited the power vacuum. While the Obama...
  • CLAIM: ‘No Borders’ Activist Gang Raped By Migrants, Pressured Into Silence To Not ‘Damage Cause’

    10/07/2015 5:05:56 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/6/2015
    A young, female ‘No Borders’ activist working in a migrant camp on the France-Italy border remained silent about her gang rape by Sudanese migrants for over a month because “the others asked me to keep quiet.” Colleagues are alleged to have said that reporting the crime would set back their struggle for a borderless world. The ‘No Borders’ activist had dedicated a month of her life to helping migrants. Her group was stationed between Italy and France in Ponte San Ludovico in Ventimiglia when the atrocity occurred, according to reports from local papers La Stampa and Il Secolo XIX, and...
  • Massachusetts woman pleads guilty to $3.6 million food stamp fraud scheme

    10/07/2015 4:29:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/7/15 | Kristina Ribali
    Welfare programs often account for a state’s largest and fastest-growing budget line items, and as these programs grow, the likelihood of waste, fraud, and abuse grows too. Welfare fraud robs resources from those who are truly needy, and stories like this are infuriating.Vida Ofori Causey, a 45-year-old convenience store owner in Worchester, Massachusetts, was charged in a federal court last week after she pled guilty to a multimillion dollar food stamp fraud scheme.Food stamps are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), and eligible low-income individuals and families receive monetary benefits they...
  • El Chapo Is Reportedly Offering $100 Million for the Capture of Donald Trump "Dead or Alive"

    10/07/2015 4:12:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/7/15 | Yahoo
    With the temperature outside slowly but surely dipping into winter levels, that annoying little tradition otherwise known as hindsight starts to rear its unabashedly annoying head. 2015, though we still have a little less than three months to completely upend this assessment, has given us the rise (or, in the case of these two gentlemen, the rebirth) of many a legend of pop culture, though two titans of headlines snatching reign bafflingly supreme: Donald Trump, that guy you kind of recognize from that one reality show you could never really bring yourself to watch, is still running for president. El...
  • Supreme Court Will Not Hear Rangel Censure

    10/07/2015 4:02:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 7, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) who was seeking to overturn his Censure by the House of Representatives. Lower courts had ruled that they have no jurisdiction over internal workings of the House. Rangel was censured by the by the entire House of Representatives on December 2, 2010 by a vote of 333-79, the first member to be Censured in 27 years. The action was the result, in part, of investigations by NLPC. Among the counts alleged by the Ethics Committee were Rangel’s failure to pay taxes on rental income from...
  • Warning: Sex-assault epidemic in churches (Expert: Preventing 'molestation' demands...)

    10/07/2015 3:43:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | October 3, 2015 | Unattributed
    Around the world, Christians are targeted for persecution and martyrdom, something that is developing even in the United States. But even as church leaders increasingly are on guard against threats of murderous violence, experts warn they may be ignoring a far more common threat – sexual assault against congregants. “Sexual assaults taking place on church property is an epidemic in our nation,” Carl Gallups told WND. “The reasons for it are numerous (and sometimes complex), but the main problem is that most churches have an abysmal lack of adequate security measures. While many churches are concerned about the growing trend...
  • Surprise! Ranger School Rigged For Females

    10/07/2015 3:38:27 PM PDT · by fwdude · 30 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | October 7, 2015 | Benny Huang
    Something about the story of the first two women ever to graduate from the Army’s prestigious Ranger course seemed hokey. I guess I’m always suspicious of “firsts.” Our society is so fixated on them that it creates an incentive to fudge facts and lower standards. Liberals will of course contest my assertion, though these are the same people who don’t really object to lowering standards in academia to get more minorities in the door, lowering them again to get them to graduate, then lowering them a third time to hire them as faculty members. Liberals don’t really oppose lowering the...
  • The Paradox of the First Black President

    10/07/2015 2:47:34 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 21 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | Design Dates Weddings Real Estate Doctors NYC Tourist Guide Best of New York Issue Deals October 7, | Jennifer Senior
    As the historic administration nears its final year, African-American leaders debate: Did Barack Obama do enough for his own community? There is a photo by Pete Souza, the White House’s canny and peripatetic photographer, that surfaces from time to time online. The setting is Marine One, and it features a modest cast of five. Valerie Jarrett, dressed in a suit of blazing pink, is staring at her cell phone. Barack Obama, twisted around in his seat, is listening to a conversation between his then–body guy, Reggie Love, and Patrick Gaspard, one of his then–top advisers. Obama’s former deputy press secretary,...
  • 3 Teens Died After Principal Hypnotized Them

    10/07/2015 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Aliska · 52 replies
    Newser ^ | October 7, 2015 | Michael Harthorne
    (NEWSER) – On Tuesday, a Florida school board approved a $600,000 payout to the families of three students who died after being hypnotized by their high school principal, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. The bizarre case started in 2011 when 16-year-old North Port High School student Wesley McKinley hanged himself after being hypnotized by principal George Kenney multiple times. Friends say McKinley couldn't remember his own name after hypnosis sessions to improve his guitar playing.