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  • Judge: Marissa Alexander released to house arrest

    01/27/2015 8:13:36 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | 1-27-15 | Vic Micolucci
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Marissa Alexander, a woman whose case helped bring national attention to Florida's stand your ground and minimum sentencing laws, was allowed to leave jail late Tuesday afternoon to spend the rest of her sentence on house arrest. Applause broke out in the courtroom when Judge James Daniel announced he would reject the prosecutors' request for an additional two-year sentence and was releasing Alexander to community control. As she left the courthouse, Alexander read a prepared statement: "Today, after the sentence given by Judge Daniel, my family and I will be able to move on with our lives....
  • No charges for elderly homeowner who fatally shot burglar {Long Beach]

    01/27/2015 8:11:36 PM PST · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | Matt Hamilton
    On July 22, Thomas Greer fired two bullets into the back of Andrea Miller, 28, even after she begged him not to shoot and claimed she was pregnant. Prosecutors say Miller and her suspected accomplice, 26-year-old Gus Adams, had assaulted Greer before prying open a safe and stealing $5,000. Greer, who was robbed on two other occasions, "held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily injury," wrote Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Janet Moore, explaining the office's decision not to charge him. "Greer exercised his legal and legitimate right of self-defense when he shot and...
  • Pediatricians appeal to DEA to allow research on medical marijuana treatment for children

    01/27/2015 8:10:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | January 26, 2015 | Maria Santos
    Critics of marijuana legalization love to argue about its repercussions for “the children”—paging Nancy Grace—but the American Academy of Pediatrics seems to disagree. The group has now appealed to the Drug Enforcement Agency to reclassify marijuana and allow them to research its medical benefits for children, the Wall Street Journal reports. They have also asked the federal government to permit marijuana use by children with serious conditions. Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule 1 drug by the federal government, classifying it with drugs like heroin. This scheduling prohibits research by ranking marijuana as having no acceptable medical use. “A...
  • Florida Burglar Steals $4,000 Worth of Wings, Ribs and Fries

    01/27/2015 7:43:01 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1-27-15 | Susanna Kim
    Police in Florida say they are looking for a thief who could be throwing the ultimate tailgate party with $4,000 worth of stolen chicken, ribs, fries and wings. Police were dispatched to a burglary last Wednesday at Jerome Brown BBQ restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. An investigation revealed that an unknown suspect, caught on surveillance camera, had gained entry into the business by prying open the side door, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office stated on its website. The meat and an empty cash register worth $5,000 were taken, according to the police report obtained by ABC News, while the damage to the door...
  • Gun Control After Paris (strange anti-gun pro self defense editorial)

    01/27/2015 7:15:02 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 1-27-15 | Jeremy Rosen
    For a long time, I have believed that the gun culture of the United States is dangerous and frankly stupid. So many people are killed by firearms going off accidentally or because they fall into the hands of children or madmen. Their easy availability is not just because they are a transportable and smugglable commodity, but also because there is a myth in American culture that claims that only by possessing guns were the American rebels able to defeat the British and gain independence. Even if that were so, and it is not, what might have been true 300 years...
  • Nevada and Tennessee Make It 26 States Suing To Stop Obama's Amnesty

    01/27/2015 6:48:36 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday that both Nevada and Tennessee have joined the Lone Star state's challenge of President Obama's executive amnesty, bringing the total number of states fighting Obama's unilateral immigration policies to 26. “Texas is proud to lead a coalition that now includes a majority of the United States standing up against the President’s rogue actions,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “The momentum against the President's lawlessness continues to build with Tennessee and Nevada joining the effort to protect our states from the economic and public safety implications of illegal amnesty. As President...
  • Senate Democrats bow to Obama, pull support for immediate new Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 6:05:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    U.N. gives mixed signals on Tehran cooperation as nuclear talks intensifySenate Democrats on Tuesday backed away from a bipartisan push for immediate new sanctions on Iran, bowing to President Obama’s call not to undercut international talks to get Tehran to curb its nuclear programs in the coming weeks. The shift, announced Tuesday by Sen. Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat and one of the party’s outspoken hawks on Iran, came amid a series of mixed signals from the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency over the question of whether Tehran was honoring promises to put its suspect nuclear programs on hold as...
  • Immigrant accused of killing store clerk in Ariz. was out on bond

    01/27/2015 5:56:19 PM PST · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 27, 2015 | AP
    PHOENIX — Federal authorities say an immigrant was out on bond and awaiting deportation hearings when he killed a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk over a pack of cigarettes. Apolinar Altamirano, 29, pleaded guilty in 2012 to a burglary charge but did not serve time in prison. U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement took Altamirano into custody on Jan. 3, 2013, after learning of his conviction in Maricopa County in Arizona. But after reviewing his case, ICE found he was eligible for bond, a spokeswoman said in a statement issued Monday.
  • Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

    01/27/2015 5:44:42 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 27, 2015 | AP
    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago. A potential seller drew him to a small farming town in southern Georgia where authorities found the couple's SUV on Monday. Nearby, they discovered the body of Runion, 69, and his 66-year-old wife, June, authorities said. Both had been shot in the head. Ronnie Adrian "Jay" Towns, 28, of McRae, was accused Tuesday of killing the Runions, a couple from Marietta, Georgia,...
  • What to call a president's husband? Bill Clinton has ideas

    01/27/2015 5:04:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Judy Kurtz
    Bill Clinton has an interesting suggestion for what to call him if his wife becomes president: “Adam.” In an interview with Rachael Ray airing Thursday, the cook-turned-talk show host asked the former president about what his title would be if Hillary Clinton were to win a 2016 White House bid. “Let’s say, if a woman became president, we could, I could be called ‘Adam.’ I don’t know,” Clinton said, according to comments released in advance of the show’s airing. Clinton also wondered aloud about what would happen if a gay couple occupied the executive mansion: “You know, if the president...
  • Why the Blizzard Forecast Missed Its Mark

    01/27/2015 4:56:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN ^ | 1/27/15 | Robert Lee Hotz
    National Weather Service experts misjudged the path and impact of the blizzard that struck the Northeast on Monday and Tuesday, in large part because they trusted the wrong forecasting model, several independent meteorologists said. Rather than rely on their own forecasting system—upgraded in recent weeks—the federal experts placed their faith instead on a well-regarded European computer model that predicted the worst of this storm would squarely hit New York City. That system earlier had outperformed the U.S. forecasting system in predicting the path of superstorm Sandy. This time, the European forecasting model was wrong, several commercial forecasters said. That model,...
  • Obama Advisor Takes BIG HITS on Benghazi and Bergdahl on Same Day

    01/27/2015 4:49:46 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ben Barrack
    White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes was dealt two major political blows, each on the same day. On one front, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer (Ret.) appeared on the O’Reilly Factor and broke some shocking news about the case of Bowe Bergdahl. On another front, legal watchdog Judicial Watch has reported that it has obtained documents as a result of its FOIA lawsuit against the State Department. Last April, Rhodes was revealed as the author of the infamous ‘smoking gun’ Benghazi email that instructed then U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to claim a demonstration took place in Benghazi before the...
  • Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    01/27/2015 4:04:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/15 | Adam Taylor
    **SNIP** As noted by the Associated Press, Michelle Obama did not wear a headscarf or veil Tuesday. In Saudi Arabia, that's unusual: The country is one of the few on Earth where women are expected to cover their heads, and most Saudi women wear niqabs. Exceptions are made for foreigners, however, and Michelle – who did wear loose clothing that fully covered her arms – appears to have been one of them. In photographs from the official events, other foreign female guests are also shown not wearing headscarves. More than 1,500 tweets using the hashtag #ميشيل_أوباما_سفور (roughly, #Michelle_Obama_immodesty) were sent...
  • WSJ: Justice Dept. Tracking Millions of Vehicles

    01/27/2015 4:02:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jan 27, 2015 5:18 PM
    The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Justice Department has been building a database which tracks vehicles across the United States. The license-plate tracking program reportedly reads plates and tracks cars on major highways across the U.S. The program’s high-tech cameras also reportedly take photos of drivers and passengers that are clear enough to identify people. The database was started in 2008 by the DEA to monitor drug traffickers along the Mexican border. It has since expanded, with more and more law enforcement agencies using it for non-drug-related reasons. Justice Department officials tells Fox News that the feds limit...
  • Prosecutors: Text messages detail weeks leading up to Patel's forced abortion

    01/27/2015 3:57:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    wsbt.com ^ | Jan 26, 2015 | Kelli Stopczynski
    ST. JOSEPH COUNTY - Text messages from a Granger woman’s cell phone will likely play a big role in her feticide and neglect trial. n opening statements Monday, a deputy prosecuting attorney detailed for the jury Purvi Patel’s text messages exchanged with a friend before, during and after police say the then 32-year-old forced her body to have an abortion before putting her newborn in a dumpster. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Aimee Herring said Patel began texting her friend about her condition in April 2013 about an irregular menstrual cycle and cramping. The friend urged Patel to see a doctor, Herring...
  • Obama WH Hiding Bowe Bergdahl Charges — Treason Too?

    01/27/2015 3:49:14 PM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 27, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Transparency: The administration is said to be hiding for reasons of damage control a report on the soldier we traded five Taliban leaders for. Bowe Bergdahl's lawyers have already been given a charge sheet for desertion. Both Fox News and now NBC News have reported that Sgt. Bergdahl will be charged with desertion. "I have been told and confirmed by two other sources that his attorney has been given what we call a charge sheet," retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, a respected military analyst, told Fox's Bill O'Reilly on Monday. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski quoted senior defense officials on Tuesday...
  • Feinstein slams report clearing CIA of spying on Senate

    01/27/2015 3:47:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Mario Trujillo
    A report clearing the CIA of wrongly breaking into computers operated by Senate staffers is incomplete and inaccurate, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Tuesday. The ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee again expressed disappointment that no official has been held accountable for breaking into Senate-operated computers, during a time when the committee was compiling a report on the CIA’s now-defunct enhanced interrogation program. “The report released by the CIA Accountability Board, which recommended no accountability for wrongdoing by CIA personnel, contains many mistakes and omissions,” Feinstein said in a statement that listed 15 specific inaccuracies. In January 2014, Feinstein...
  • Court battle set for Obama climate rule (twelve states - power plants)

    01/27/2015 3:36:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Timothy Cama
    A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments in a pair of cases challenging the Obama administration’s climate rule proposal for power plants. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Tuesday that it will hear oral arguments from the various sides in the cases on the morning of April 16. Twelve states, led by West Virginia, along with coal mining company Murray Energy Corp., filed separate lawsuits last year asking the court to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. In briefs...
  • Obama calls for regs on drones

    01/27/2015 3:27:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Tuesday said the U.S. needs to create a “regulatory structure” for the domestic use of drones — one day after a small, unmanned quad copter was discovered on the South Lawn of the White House. “There are incredibly useful functions that these drones can play in terms of farmers who are managing crops and conservationists who want to take stock of wildlife,” Obama told CNN. He noted that companies like Amazon are experimenting with using drones to deliver packages. “But we don't really have any kind of regulatory structure at all for it,” he added. The president...
  • Obama opens Atlantic to new drilling

    01/27/2015 3:18:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    President Obama will open parts of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans to new oil and gas drilling under a plan unveiled Tuesday. The Interior Department's five-year lease plan would allow drilling in three areas off the coast of Alaska and one in a portion of the Atlantic for the first time in nearly four decades. The dramatic shift in policy comes as gas prices are at new lows and as Obama has sought to burnish his legacy as a president who has worked to stop climate change. The plan angered green groups who have supported Obama's decision to restrict other...
  • Senate Democrats give Obama an Iran deadline (Menendez still ticked)

    01/27/2015 3:12:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Kristina Wong
    Ten Senate Democrats warned the White House in a letter Tuesday that they will support legislation imposing new sanctions on Iran if a framework to roll back the country’s nuclear program isn’t reached within two months. "In acknowledgement of your concern regarding congressional action on legislation at this moment, we will not vote for this legislation on the Senate floor before March 24," said the letter, led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who is the co-author of Iran sanctions legislation. "After March 24, we will only vote for this legislation on the Senate floor if Iran fails to reach agreement...
  • Senate GOP plots plan B for ObamaCare

    01/27/2015 3:03:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans are preparing a legislative plan of action in case the Supreme Court strikes a major blow against ObamaCare and rules subsidies provided to people on the federal exchange are illegal. GOP senators are confident the justices will rule in their favor, and they want to be ready to act if millions of people lose their subsidies to buy insurance through the healthcare law. “If the Supreme Court were to say the law says what the law says, we would like to be ready with a response to that that makes practical sense for the 5 or 6 million...
  • Clinton willing to testify before Benghazi panel, Democrat says

    01/27/2015 2:57:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Martin Matishak
    Hillary Clinton is willing to testify before the House Select Committee that is investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to the panel’s top Democrat. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Tuesday said he has spoken to Clinton about the possibility of testifying at the request of Rep. Trey Gowdy (S.C.), the panel’s Republican chairman, and she “did not hesitate for one second.” “She said ... I’ll do it, period,” Cummings said after the committee's third hearing. Cummings said Clinton, who was secretary of State at the time of the Benghazi attacks, indicated to him last year that she...
  • Terrorists can strike any time, anywhere: Self defense saves lives

    01/27/2015 2:30:14 PM PST · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 27, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Terrorists can strike anywhere and at any time, giving them a huge strategic advantage.Unfortunately, too many politicians around the world are refusing to admit this. After the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris earlier this month, France placed 10,000 uniformed soldiers in front of Jewish sites across the country. Unfortunately, this is unlikely to be very effective. Israel learned this lesson the hard way. For several decades after its founding, Israel responded by putting more soldiers and armed police on the streets. Unfortunately, a mass killer can wait for officers to leave the scene or to kill the uniformed officers first....
  • Judge refuses to throw out Perry indictment, case will proceed

    01/27/2015 2:23:31 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/27/2015 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN – A state judge on Tuesday refused to throw out an indictment accusing former Gov. Rick Perry of abusing his veto authority to try to force out a local prosecutor. Perry, who is actively eyeing another presidential bid, was indicted last summer. The charges stem from his 2013 threat to veto funding for a public corruption unit overseen by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she resigned after a drunken-driving arrest. Lehmberg stayed in office after serving jail time, and Perry axed the funding. The Republican said that Lehmberg, a Democrat, had lost the public’s confidence. A grand...
  • Woman and her 8-year-old son shot in St. Louis

    01/27/2015 1:51:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2015 3:38 PM EST | Jim Salter
    An 8-year-old St. Louis boy went to school and told an office worker he had been shot, after his mother exchanged gunfire with a man who tried to force his way into a home, police said Tuesday. Both mother and child were hospitalized in stable condition as police searched for a suspect in the shooting, the latest of several that have plagued St. Louis over the past 13 months. …
  • More guns, less murder in one graph

    01/27/2015 1:00:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 23, 2015 | Bill Whittle
    <p>If you have not yet seen Bill Whittle's video "Number One With a Gun," you should. It is as succinct a rebuttal to anything the gun-control freaks can come up with as you will find.</p>
  • ‘The age of financial privacy is over’ (FATCA)

    01/27/2015 12:43:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Jan 2015 12:30 GMT+01:00
    “I had been living in Switzerland for ten years, and then out of the blue I got a letter from my bank, saying that since I am an American citizen I had to file some extra paperwork,” Jonathan Weiss tells The Local. “Two weeks later, my bank account was frozen.” Weiss was born in the US, but has lived abroad since age ten, in both Asia and Europe. “I was just living in Switzerland, working there, minding my own business,” Weiss recalls. “And then I was caught up this net. I had no idea what to do.” That was his...
  • The Myth of the Good Guy With a Gun (Evil advocates seeking to define rights as a health detriment)

    01/27/2015 11:58:18 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 33 replies
    ... Tragically, a record number of Americans subscribe to some version of this mythology, with 63 percent (67 percent of men polled and 58 percent of women) believing that guns truly do make them safer. The public’s confidence in firearms, however, is woefully misguided: The evidence overwhelmingly shows that guns leave everybody less safe, including their owners. ... That is, in the absence of guns, would-be criminals are not switching to knives or some other weapons to carry out homicide. These results are supported by a host of previous studies that illustrate that guns increase the rate of homicides. The...
  • Oregon bank now says it won't work with Colorado marijuana businesses

    01/27/2015 11:41:26 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    MBank, an Oregon bank that last week said it would allow Colorado marijuana businesses to open accounts, now says it won't. The Denver Post reports the bank is saying it doesn't have the infrastructure to handle the volume of customers in the pot industry. But the newspaper cites unnamed sources as saying federal banking regulators told MBank the move was too risky. Because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, companies in the industry haven't been able to find a bank to handle their business. MBank doesn't have a Colorado location. Instead, MBank intended to have marijuana businesses deposit their cash...
  • Pope mulls crossing U.S.-Mexico border to show solidarity with immigrants

    01/27/2015 11:28:02 AM PST · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    fox news ^ | january 26, 2015
    The U.S.-Mexico border may someday see a high-profile crosser – Pope Francis. The intrepid pontiff raised the possibility that among his future trips could be entering the U.S. border from Mexico. The pope, who made the comment while flying back recently from the Philippines, said he would do it to show solidarity with immigrants, according to the Latin Post. "To enter the U.S. from the Mexico border would be a beautiful sign of brotherhood and help for immigrants," the pope said, according to the Post and other outlets. There are some logistical factors, however, that the pope indicated he would have...
  • Alexander Litvinenko 'assassinated to stop him exposing Vladimir Putin's links to organised crime'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “common criminal dressed up as a Head of State” who ordered the murder of Alexander Litvinenko to stop him exposing him, the inquiry heard. The former spy was murdered for trying to reveal Putin’s close links to organised crime and a cabal of crime lords who prop up his corrupt regime, it was claimed. Ben Emmerson QC, representing the Litvinenko family, said the trail behind the “act of unspeakable barbarism” led directly to Putin’s door. He said Russia was a “Mafia state” where the Kremlin and Russian organised crime syndicates were “indistinguishable”. Mr Litvinenko...
  • Putin’s ‘Mafia State’ Under Examination in U.K. Inquest Into Spy’s Radioactive Death

    01/27/2015 10:53:14 AM PST · by elhombrelibre
    TIME ^ | 27 Jan 15 | Catherine Mayer
    It took Alexander Litvinenko 23 painful days to die. It has taken another agonizing 2,987 days for the British government to open a public inquiry into his murder, a process that cannot deliver justice to the victim, his widow Marina or son Anatoly, but may at least provide an official account of events leading up to his death. As he lay dying after ingesting radioactive polonium-210, Litvinenko blamed the Kremlin. Yet the evidence expected to unfold at the High Court in London over the next 10 weeks is likely to reveal not only an intricate web of relationships between spies...
  • Statistics Proving Owning A Gun Make You Safer (Vanity).. Can anyone help?

    01/27/2015 10:01:39 AM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 29 replies
    An anti-gun coworker sent me the below link with the caption "I still have not seen any study that shows more guns make our communities safer." http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2015/01/good_guy_with_a_gun_myth_guns_increase_the_risk_of_homicide_accidents_suicide.html?wpsrc=fol_fb Can anyone help me with something to refute his argument?
  • Ganging Up on Gun Violence

    01/27/2015 9:13:31 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    independent.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Brandon Fastman
    Congressmember Lois Capps thought President Barack Obama had lingered longer than usual on the House floor after his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night. She said she felt like a “groupie.” “I had an opportunity to shake his hand and tell him how proud of him I was,” she said. “Then I turned around, and he was still there.” Most importantly, Capps had the opportunity to give Obama a photograph of Christopher Michaels-Martinez as a young boy. Michaels-Martinez was a bright UCSB student gunned down last May in the Isla Vista massacre perpetrated by a mentally ill City...
  • HEY, OBAMA: Your Favorite Soldier, Bowe Bergdahl, Is To Be Charged With Desertion

    01/27/2015 8:46:07 AM PST · by yoe · 34 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | January 27, 2015 | Jennifer Pompi
    Video An Army official reveals the tough charges the military has planned for POW, Bowe Bergdahl. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by the Taliban last year in exchange for five prisoners, is being charged with desertion, retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer told Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday. Mr. Shaffer, who now works for the London Center for Policy Research, said two separate military sources have confirmed to him that Sgt. Bergdahl’s attorney has been given a “charge sheet,” listing out the articles of the uniform military code that have been violated.
  • EXCLUSIVE: CALIFORNIA DMV ORDERED TO OVERLOOK IDENTITY THEFT BY ILLEGALS

    01/27/2015 8:39:15 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    Illegal aliens may enjoy a free pass on identity theft due to a new investigative policy at California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
  • Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company

    01/27/2015 7:59:35 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 27, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Executives at a Bermudan firm funneling money to U.S. environmentalists run investment funds with Russian tycoons. A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. One of those executives, Nicholas Hoskins, is a director at a hedge fund management firm that has invested heavily in Russian oil and gas. He is also senior counsel at the Bermudan law firm Wakefield Quin and the vice president...
  • Mardi Gras crime wave last thing New Orleans needs: James Varney

    01/27/2015 7:48:42 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    nola.com ^ | 1/27/2015 | James Varney
    For a city dependent, more or less, on tourism, the last thing New Orleans needs as Carnival kicks into gear are Drudge Reports headlines about Big Easy crime. But that's what Monday brought. "Police shortage is security risk for Mardi Gras," the hugely popular website aggregator said. Of course, the NOLA.com homepage was depressing enough. "Teen fatally shot Monday morning in Algiers," read one headline about the unfortunate and untimely demise of an unidentified Landry-Walker student.
  • Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. John Lewis and Harry Belafonte to speak at Michigan State next month

    01/27/2015 7:37:03 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 27 replies
    mlive.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Kyle Feldscher
    The Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Rep. John Lewis and actor/singer Harry Belafonte will all be visiting East Lansing next month as part of a Michigan State lecture series. The William G. Anderson Lecture Series Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey’s 15th annual iteration will bring all three prominent civil rights leaders to Michigan State’s campus for separate lectures during February.
  • Exclusive: California DMV Ordered to Overlook Identity Theft by Illegals

    01/27/2015 6:48:15 AM PST · by eyeamok · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 27 Jan 2015 | by Adelle Nazarian
    The policy, issued last year and effective as of Jan. 1, 2015, directs DMV investigators to overlook identity theft by applicants “who may have attempted to obtain or been issued a license or ID card previously through submission of false information.”
  • Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’

    01/27/2015 6:58:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 83 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 1-27-2014 | Jillian Jorgensen
    Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’ By Jillian Jorgensen | 01/27/15 8:29am After a much-hyped blizzard-that-wasn’t, Mayor Bill de Blasio said this morning that he was glad the city had prepared for a worse storm and that New York would be getting back to normal quickly. “We thought we were going to get something much bigger,” Mr. de Blasio told CNN “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo (who happens to be the brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo). Forecasts of two or even three feet of snow led Mr. de Blasio and Mr. Cuomo to essentially shut the...
  • Man opens fire on police during Minnesota city council meeting

    01/27/2015 6:40:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/27/15 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    A man opened fire on police attending a swearing-in ceremony for new officers in New Hope, Minnesota, on Monday night.... As a city council member began a discussion of a resolution, a man with a handgun began firing, said Hennepin County Chief Deputy Mike Carlson. Officials don't yet know why the man targeted officers. His name hasn't been released.
  • Judicial Watch obtains 'smoking gun' Benghazi documents

    01/27/2015 6:25:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 01/26/15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The Diplomatic Security Command Center, or DSCC, was well aware that the attack was carried out by highly organized and armed Islamic militia, because the DSCC was the unit that monitored the attack in real time via video transmissions from a drone. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the DSCC “clearly knew in real time that a full-fledged terrorist attack was taking place on September 11 at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, and the American people deserve to be told the truth.” “I’ve always believed that the Benghazi cover-up was about two presidential campaigns – the Obama re-election effort and...
  • Greece could seek US200 billion war reparations from Germany

    01/27/2015 5:14:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Famagusta Gazette ^ | January 27, 2015 | Staff
    THE NEW government in Athens may seek billions of dollars from Germany in payment for crimes committed by the Nazi’s in Greece during World War Two. In his first act as prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras visited the memorial site at the Kaisariani rifle range; where Nazi occupiers executed 200 Greek prisoners in reprisals for the killing of a German general in 1944. Earlier this month, Tsipras said that if he were to win the election, he would seek war reparations from Germany along with a write-down of Greece’s debt. "We are going to demand debt reduction, and the money Germany...
  • Clinton looks to tighten inner circle [unwieldy cast of characters with loose lips]

    01/27/2015 4:27:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27, 2015 | Amie Parnes
    Hillary Clinton faces a stiff challenge in constructing a lean and mean campaign team that avoids the drama and leaks that hurt her 2008 effort. Clinton is working with an enormous Rolodex that includes aides and advisers from her days as senator and secretary of State, as well as from her husband’s time as president. Many of those people want very badly to be a part of another Clinton campaign — and possibly another administration. Democratic strategists and political observers say it will be particularly difficult for Clinton to winnow it down because of the growing network surrounding her and...
  • Justice Department Reportedly Spies on Millions of Cars to Build National Database

    01/26/2015 9:29:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/26/15 | Andrew Desiderio
    The U.S. Department of Justice secretly spies on millions of cars by gathering and storing information about motorists in order to build a national database to track movements, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. The database was originally used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to hunt vehicles involved in drug crimes by tracking license plates, but according to the WSJ, the program expanded to hunt for criminals sought for crimes that were non-drug related. DEA officials have been on record saying they track vehicles near the U.S.-Mexico border to help fight drug cartels, but the new...
  • BREAKING: US Pacific Fleet Commander Drops Bombshell About Obama and Muslim Brotherhood

    01/27/2015 2:30:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    **SNIP** Another glaring issue that still plagues U.S. military leaders today is the fact that we essentially changed teams in the Global War on Terror. Instead of aligning with important allies in the region, we began backing militias who are aligned with Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood, a group which Obama is quite familiar with and even friendly toward, have already began the process of accomplishing their goal to bring the U.S. to its knees and infiltrate all levels of U.S. government. Because Obama has embraced this radical group, who operate under the guise of the...
  • No more white farmers: Govt vows (Zimbabwe)

    01/26/2015 11:22:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Zimbabwe NewsDay ^ | January 22, 2015 in News | Moses Matenga
    Government yesterday vowed to grab all farms owned by the remaining white former commercial farmers and ruled out joint ventures involving whites. Addressing chiefs during the handover of A2 (small-scale commercial farm) offer letters to traditional leaders in Mashonaland East province yesterday, Provincial Affairs minister Joel Biggie Matiza said government’s new land policy was set to benefit diplomats, chiefs, war veterans, civil servants and others who missed out at the launch of the land reform program in 2000 because of rampant corruption. Speaking at the same occasion, Lands and Rural Resettlement minister Douglas Mombeshora also said government would not allow...
  • Judicial W. obtains 'smoking gun' Benghazi docs. Clear evidence U.S. State Dept peddled false story

    01/26/2015 7:57:47 PM PST · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    wnd ^ | January 26, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – Documents obtained Monday through a federal court order show State Department officials disseminated the false story that the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed a U.S. ambassador was nothing more than the violent escalation of a demonstration by Muslims against an insulting video, even though they knew it was a coordinated military-style assault. Among the documents obtained by the Washington-based government watchdog Judicial Watch was a memo sent the day after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack to the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, by the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Command Center titled “Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations.”...