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  • Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

    10/20/2014 1:46:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 1:55 AM EDT | Erika Kinetz
    The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire had been burning for some time. The fire station is two minutes from the Teresa Moda garment factory, on the edge of the main industrial zone of Prato, a town outside Florence. The zone was developed for Italian textile manufacturers in the 1980s but now is predominantly Chinese. […] Prato is the epicenter of a thriving, illicit Chinese economy...
  • Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandals

    10/20/2014 1:40:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 4:28 AM EDT | Mari Yamaguchi and Elaine Kurtenbach
    Japan’s trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after accusations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s conservative administration. The two ministers were among five women Abe named to his Cabinet in a reshuffle early last month. Their resignations may help to control the damage to his relatively high popularity ratings, but are a blow to efforts to promote women in politics and business as part of economic revival policies. […] Two other female Cabinet members known as Abe’s close allies on the right have been criticized for suspected ties with racist groups....
  • Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail

    10/20/2014 12:07:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | October 19, 2014
    People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday, following a number of high-profile cases of abusive and threatening behaviour on Twitter. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "This is a law to combat cruelty -- and marks our determination to take a stand against a baying cyber-mob." There has been increasing concern in Britain about the growing scourge of Internet "trolls" who post hate-filled messages on social media, often threatening their targets. The parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann are among the...
  • Black Youth Gang Behind Brutal Attacks at U of I Campus in Champaign (Video)

    10/19/2014 11:49:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The beatdowns took place during 3 and 4 AM on Saturday night. The targets were random and attacked for no apparent reason.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)There have been 45 similar assaults near campus since October 1st. ABC7 reported: The ABC7 I-Team is reporting a rash of random attacks near the University of Illinois flagship campus. A safety alert for students was posted after Champaign police say five students were jumped and beaten by a roving gang over the weekend. One-by-one early Saturday morning, a gang of men attacked several people as they walked down streets near the U of I campus. For about an...
  • Coverage Of Pumpkin Fest Riot Compared To Ferguson Protests Exposes Media’s Overt Racism

    10/19/2014 10:45:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | October 19, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    Dozens of people were arrested and police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse a rioting crowd after a riot broke out in the aftermath of the Keene Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire. While the story was reported by national news outlets, the amount of violence and property damage that occurred Saturday afternoon and evening was not sensationalized anywhere near the same manner the Ferguson protests were. USA Today and CNN had rather vanilla headlines with the story. Meanwhile, Fox News buried the story on their main page and MSNBC didn’t even have the story featured on their...
  • U.S. HUMANITARIAN AID GOING TO ISIS

    10/19/2014 9:06:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 19,2014 | Jamie Dettmer
    The Bible says if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him something to drink—doing so will “heap burning coals” of shame on his head. But there is no evidence that the militants of the Islamic State, widely known as ISIS or ISIL, feel any sense of disgrace or indignity (and certainly not gratitude) receiving charity from their foes. Quite the reverse, the aid convoys have to pay off ISIS emirs (leaders) for the convoys to enter the eastern Syrian extremist strongholds of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, providing yet another income stream for ISIS militants,...
  • Halloweed? Police warn of pot-spiked candy

    10/19/2014 8:48:44 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    FOX ^ | 10/20/2014 | FOX
    Colorado parents are being told to be on the lookout this Halloween for marijuana-laced candy, NBC News reported. The Facebook page of the Denver Police Department is warning that mass-produced candy can by sprayed with hash oil, and once the spray dries, there is no way to tell that the candy has been infused. The station reported that the Denver PD Facebook page features Patrick Johnson, owner of marijuana shop Urban Dispensary. In the film, Johnson urges parents to inspect any candy their children bring home after trick-or-treating on Halloween to make sure it hasn’t been tampered with..
  • Prison criticised after taking 50 minutes to call medics after child killer is murdered in cell

    10/19/2014 8:33:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    http://www.mirror.co.uk ^ | october 19, 2014 | nick mccarthy
    A prison has been blasted for taking 50 minutes to call in medics after two brutal inmates strangled a child killer in his cell. The pair of lags, who were already serving life sentences for murder, kidnapped and throttled Subhan Anwar on Valentines Day last year. But it took authorities almost an hour to call paramedics and a further 30 minutes for them to reach Long Lartin Prison's rural location in South Littleton, Worcs.
  • Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics — And One Example From A College Professor Tells You Why

    10/19/2014 6:52:38 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/19/2014 | Yahoo
    The bidding process for the 2022 Olympics was a disaster for the International Olympic Committee. Democratic nations are no longer buying the argument that hosting the games is a wise investment. Every potential 2022 host city with a democratic government eventually pulled out of the bidding, many over economic concerns, leaving Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, as the IOC's only two options. Academics have been saying for years that hosting the Olympics doesn't make economic sense. The costs are typically larger than expected, the infrastructure needed for a big sporting event isn't the same as the infrastructure needed for daily life,...
  • Riots Break Out in Keene New Hampshire at Annual Pumpkin Festival

    10/19/2014 5:24:54 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 54 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/19/14
    This weekend marked the 24th annual Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire, but instead of good times and fun, festivalgoers found themselves in the middle of a riot when a fight broke out and spilled into the streets.
  • In Ferguson, activists in search of a revolution

    10/19/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 19, 2014 | Amanda Sakuma
    FERGUSON, Missouri — It took seven University of Pennsylvania students piled into a rental van nearly 16 hours to drive to St. Louis. They had raised $600 in three days from a Go Fund Me account that was supposed to last them through the weekend. They slept wherever they could crash for free — the basement of a St. Louis couple’s home, or packed on the floor of a church at night. But once in Ferguson, it was nothing like the war zone they had seen splashed on their television screens exactly two months earlier. Instead of armored vehicles blocking...
  • Voters Poised to Hit Brakes on Obama, Dems

    10/19/2014 4:50:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 19,2014 | Salena Zito
    There is no question that ObamaCare is driving this year's election. What analysts miss is that Obama has continued to demonstrate that the disastrous rollout of and subsequent problems with ObamaCare were not flukes. He could have put a tourniquet on his political problems if he had decided to govern in a centrist way and simply told voters, “I heard you. You think I went too far. I got the message.” Instead, he has continuously demonstrated that he did not get the message and that he is going to do what he wants anyway. He has been incredibly arrogant as...
  • Fans and protesters clash after Rams game

    10/19/2014 4:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 19, 2014 | Samantha Liss
    Protesters fight to regain control of a flag that was taken by a fan (right) leaving the Edward Jones Dome after the St. Louis Rams game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2014. Several fights erupted as fans and protesters mixed after the game. Two arrests were made.Rams fans and Ferguson protesters fought Sunday afternoon outside the Edward Jones Dome after the Rams secured a victory over the visiting Seattle Seahawks. At around 3 p.m. a handful of fans argued with protesters, who were yelling and chanting, near the intersection of North Broadway and Cole streets. The yelling escalated, a fan appeared...
  • Why the real battle for America is over culture, not elections

    10/19/2014 4:34:29 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 19, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    Though his new collection of essays, “The Undocumented Mark Steyn: Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned” (Regnery), recounts many of the biggest political events of recent history, bestselling author Steyn says that’s not the real battleground. While everyone is focused on the 2014 midterms, the question about where our country is headed is being decided in our entertainment and our schools. Here, in an excerpt from the book, he explains how culture is king. Over the past few decades, I’ve seen enough next-presidents-of-the-United-States for several lifetimes: Phil Gramm, Pete Wilson, Bob Dornan, Bob Dole, Elizabeth Dole, Orrin Hatch, Gary Bauer, Lamar...
  • Exclusive: NSA reviewing deal between official, ex-spy agency head

    10/19/2014 4:23:01 PM PDT · by Red6 · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 17, 2014 | Yuri Gripas
    (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has launched an internal review of a senior official’s part-time work for a private venture started by former NSA director Keith Alexander that raises questions over the blurring of lines between government and business. Under the arrangement, which was confirmed by Alexander and current intelligence officials, NSA's Chief Technical Officer, Patrick Dowd, is allowed to work up to 20 hours a week at IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, the private firm led by Alexander, a retired Army general and his former boss.
  • Waiting on a Social Security disability appeal? Get in line. A very long line.

    10/19/2014 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/19/14
    In an obscure corner of the federal bureaucracy, there is an office that is 990,399 cases behind. That is Washington’s backlog of backlogs — a queue of waiting Americans larger than the populations of six different states. It is bigger even than the infamous backups at Veterans Affairs, where 526,000 people are waiting in line, and the patent office, where 606,000 applications are pending. All of these people are waiting on a single office at the Social Security Administration. Social Security is best-known for sending benefits to seniors. But it also pays out disability benefits to people who can’t work...
  • FBI Director Warns Google and Apple "If You Don't Decrypt Phones, We'll Do It For You"

    10/19/2014 12:42:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19 | Mike Shedlock
    The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution is crystal clear in meaning. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. FBI Director, James Comey, an Obama appointment, does not give a damn what the Constitution says. In a recent speech, Comey warns If Apple and Google Won't Decrypt Phones, We'll Force Them To Everyone...
  • Sermon by a Notable Atlanta Rabbi on Rosh Hashanah on our Failure to Seriously Confront Islam!

    10/19/2014 12:27:25 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 16 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 10/3/2014 | Rabbi Shalom Lewis
    Last Thursday Rabbi Shalom Lewis of Congregation Etz Chaim in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia gave what can only be understood as a call to genocide in his Rosh Hashanah sermon to welcome in the Jewish new year. The sermon, republished in full below, calls for a war on Islam and Muslims worldwide. Lewis says a “holy crusade” against Islam is needed to”exterminate it utterly and absolutely.” Rabbi Lewis’s bio on the Etz Chaim website says his “religious services are a stimulating, uplifting blend of the past and the present. Whether on the bima or in his office, he...
  • Shocking: Muslims Daub Swastika on Temple Mount

    10/19/2014 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 10/19/2014, 12:08 PM | Ari Soffer
    On Sunday morning, Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount—the holiest site in Judaism—were appalled to find that Muslim worshipers had daubed anti-Semitic graffiti equating the Jewish Star of David to the Nazi swastika. Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick first uploaded a photo of the shocking graffiti onto his Facebook account, along with a statement blaming the lack of proper response by authorities to Islamist rioting and provocations, and accusing the government of burying its head in the sand. “When they make light of the torching of a police station on the Temple Mount, when the sole response to daily Muslim...
  • A Liberian professor in U.S. is telling Liberians that the Defense Department ‘manufactured’ Ebola

    10/19/2014 11:16:32 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | September 26 | By Terrence McCoy
    And now, in what may plant further seeds of mistrust and suspicion, a major Liberian newspaper, the Daily Observer, has published an article by a Liberian-born faculty member of a U.S. university implying the epidemic is the result of bioterrorism experiments conducted by the United States Department of Defense, among others. “They are using” Ebola, wrote one, “for culling the world population mainly Africa for the…purpose of gaining control of the Africans resources criminally.” The piece purports to describe scientific findings from various “reports,” which are not cited in detail, and even references the bestselling thriller, “The Hot Zone.” “Reports...
  • Stunning federal corruption case moving forward with almost no media attention

    10/19/2014 11:14:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-19-14 | Thomas Lifson
    Corrupt federal prosecutors presenting false evidence in order to shake down a blameless corporation and bring in tens of millions of dollars seems like a pretty dramatic story. Especially when former prosecutors support the charge and a chief judge acts on the allegations and takes dramatic action. Yet the media silence is deafening. Eric Holder’s Justice Department is implicated in a dramatic and shocking case of alleged corruption that is so bad that the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California has taken what can rightly be called the “nuclear option” and recused all the judges in the district...
  • Lawyers Band Together To Fight Gun Violence

    10/19/2014 9:57:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    npr.org ^ | 10/18/20143 | unknown
    A new group called Prosecutors Against Gun Violence has formed to find solutions to gun violence in the U.S. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with attorneys and co-chairs Cyrus Vance Jr. and Mike Feuer.
  • Patrick quietly transfers 500 managers to public employee union

    10/19/2014 9:39:47 AM PDT · by W. · 64 replies
    The Boston Glob ^ | 10/18/2014 | Michael Levenson
    As he prepares to leave office, Governor Deval Patrick is quietly transferring 500 of his managers into the state public employee union, a move that will qualify them for a series of 3 percent raises and insulate them from firing when the next governor takes over. Rolling the managers into the 22,000-member union will effectively protect them from any house-cleaning that might occur when the next governor takes office in January — a particular likelihood if Republican Charlie Baker were to take over after eight years of Democratic leadership. Union employees generally have to be removed “for cause,” while managers...
  • IRS Still Not Getting the Message

    10/19/2014 9:28:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    You might think that with the scandal surrounding the IRS and the resulting budget cuts that have hampered their activities that the organization might become more aware of its procedures and adjust them to appear more customer friendly. If what happened this past week is any indication then they are still living somewhere in the ozone. Most Americans think of April 15th as the final day for filing their personal income tax return. That is so for most people, but a large part of the population files an extension that allows them to file their return by October 15th as...
  • 101st Airborne Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Ebola Mission in West Africa

    10/19/2014 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 139 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/19/14
    Unbelievable. Troops from the 101st Airborne Division will not receive full protective Hazmat suits for their mission in West Africa. They’re being sent to West Africa – but won’t get full protective Hazmat suits.
  • Ebola czar thinks global warming causes increased tornadoes and hurricanes

    10/19/2014 8:01:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/19/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Nobody credits newly-minted Ebola czar (for the sake of rhyme, shouldn’t it be “Ebola Ayatollah”) Ron Klain with any scientific credibility, but his embrace of warmist doctrine is nonetheless interesting. Back in 2011, when he was coming off his gig as Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Klain went on MSNBC to spout his scientific wisdom. Politico took notice:
  • West Midlands Police report reveals 75 per cent of known on-street child sex groomers are Asian (UK)

    10/19/2014 7:14:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Birmingham Mail ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Jeanette Oldham
    A bombshell police report has revealed 75 per cent of known on-street child sex groomers in the West Midlands are Asian – with 82 per cent of victims, aged 14 to 16, being white. And a Birmingham Mail investigation has discovered how police, councils and social services have been failing vulnerable victims in a new abuse scandal which follows those identified in Rotherham, Rochdale and Derbyshire. The shocking statistics are contained in a confidential report from West Midlands Police. Another report identified 111 youngsters at risk of child sexual exploitation in Birmingham last year, with the youngest aged just 11,...
  • School District on Long Island Is Told It Must Teach Immigrants

    10/19/2014 7:00:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | By BENJAMIN MUELLER
    Responding to complaints from dozens of Hispanic children who said they had been barred from public school classes on Long Island, the state on Friday issued new legal guidance regarding enrollment procedures, exhorting school districts to comply with federal law by allowing undocumented immigrant children to begin classes. The students, many of whom are newly arrived immigrants, say they successfully enrolled in the summer or early fall, but were warned by Hempstead administrators that there was not enough space or teachers to accommodate them. Diana Hernandez, 16, who came to Hempstead from Honduras in July, said in an interview on...
  • New York Times: 'Seething' Obama Has Been Let Down by CDC

    10/19/2014 6:17:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | John Nolte
    Whether it's his IRS targeting his political opponents, his NSA spying on journalists, his EPA blowing an oil spill, his HHS fumbling a Website designed to sell only one product (ObamaCare), or his CDC proving itself so inept you wonder if anyone there has even bothered to see the movie "Outbreak," President Obama's Palace Guards in the mainstream media are always there to assure us the President is very, Very, VERY angry and disappointed. As though the guy in charge is the helpless one, the real victim. With the federal government's unforgivable mishandling of Ebola threatening to finally consume his...
  • Obama Golfs For 4 Hours, 40 Minutes On Saturday, Then Holds Nighttime Ebola Meeting--Which...

    10/19/2014 5:47:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s new Ebola "czar" Ron Klain has skipped another White House meeting on the Ebola crisis, a readout of who attended a Saturday meeting with Obama shows. Obama held the Ebola meeting after spending four hours and 40 minutes on the golf course at Fort Belvoir, according to the White House press pool report from the New York Daily News' Dan Friedman. “The President on Saturday evening convened members of his national security and public health teams to update him on the response to the domestic Ebola cases,” the White House said in an email blast Saturday evening....
  • Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete.

    10/19/2014 5:02:30 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/19/14 | Kevin Williamson
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE www.nationalreview.com PRINT October 19, 2014 12:00 AM Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete. By Kevin D. Williamson ‘Karl Rove targets attorney general race in California.” “Who’s afraid of Kamala Harris? Karl Rove!” “Karl Rove Attacks — We Need Your Help!” Karl Rove’s starring role in the 2010 California attorney general’s race came as a surprise to Karl Rove, who wasn’t actually involved in that particular contest. This happens with him all the time. For the Left, Rove served for many years as the go-to bogeyman, the marquee name with which to conjure before...
  • LatAm: corruption, tax evasion fuel inequality

    10/19/2014 5:15:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | October 19, 2014 | By Marianela Jarroud
    SANTIAGO — Corruption and tax evasion are flagrant violations of human rights in Latin America, where they contribute to inequality and injustice in the countries of the region, according to studies and experts consulted by IPS. “Tax evasion means that those who are most vulnerable are denied the full enjoyment of their economic and social rights, including health and education,” said Rocío Noriega, an adviser on governance, ethics and transparency for the United Nations Development Programme. “Corruption has a negative impact on the enjoyment of human rights,” she added. It also constitutes “a threat to democracy, because it systematically violates...
  • A toxic president

    10/19/2014 12:48:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 19, 2014 | Michael Goodwin
    Chalk it up to karma, fate or bad luck. Whatever you call it, the Ebola scare is proof that Bad Things Happen to Bad Presidents. The morphing of what is a single case into near panic is, according to medical experts, unwarranted. They point out that, so far, one person from Liberia died in a Texas hospital and two nurses who treated him got sick. Period, end of panic. In rational and medical terms, they may be right. But their calculations omit another factor. It’s the X factor. In this case, X stands for trust. President Obama has spent six...
  • British invasion of Utah national guard base sparks outcry

    10/18/2014 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 17, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Members the Utah National Guard’s 19th Special Forces Group allegedly hosted sexy British swimsuit models at their Draper compound. The deviation from their mission to train for paramilitary operations has been met with an investigation. The Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah National Guard are both investigating how the British “Hot Shots 2015” calendar was shot at the military installation without authorization, a local Fox affiliate reported Friday.
  • EXPOSE: US BLOCKED ALL DEFENSE SHIPMENTS TO ISRAEL IN MIDDLE OF WAR

    10/18/2014 5:33:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 10-18-2014 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    The Obama administration stopped shipping to Israel all defense items – and not just Hellfire missiles as previously reported – for a short time in the middle of the war against Hamas, reported Israel Defense’s Amir Rappaport, the well-informed and highly credibly editor of the website. Makor Rishon added to that report that the US actually cut off all communications with Israel’s Ministry of Defense purchasing offices in the US for days.
  • Vanity, sort of: CDC's Recommendations for Ebola PPE probably caused those nurses to get infected

    10/18/2014 4:31:48 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 11 replies
    Google Wayback accessing CDC website ^ | on or before September 9, 2014 | CDC
    If somebody can post the CDC poster as a graphic, that would be great. http://wayback.archive.org/web/20140909060457/http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ppe-poster.pdf
  • Obama to allow 100,000 Haitians into America without a visa

    10/18/2014 4:29:46 PM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/14 | Rick Moran
    Calling it "“an irresponsible overreach of the executive branch’s authority.," Senator Charles Grassley, ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, is criticizing an executive order issued by the president that would allow at least 100,000 Haitian nationals into the United States to be "reunited with their families." A similar program that reunited Central American children with their parents had a fraud rate of about 70%. “The rebuilding and development of a safe and economically strong Haiti is a priority for the United States. The Haitian Family Reunification Parole program promotes a fundamental underlying goal of our immigration system — family reunification,”...
  • City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings (Idaho)

    10/18/2014 4:09:39 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in daily fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court. Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene. “Right now they are at risk of being prosecuted,” attorney Jeremy Tedesco told me. “The threat of enforcement is more than just credible.” The wedding chapel is registered as a “religious corporation” limited to performing “one-man-one-woman marriages as defined by...
  • Ammo pulled from Walmart shelves in Ferguson amid violent clashes over police shooting of Brown

    10/18/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    * Two Walmart stores have locked away bullets as violent clashes escalate. * First time bosses have done this since pulling guns after Sandy Hook. * Protests in Ferguson over Michael Brown's shooting show no sign of ending. * 43 people were arrested in and around the Walmart stores on Monday. * Renewed outrage expected today over leaked report of the officer's account. Ammunition has been pulled from the shelves of two Walmarts in Ferguson amid violent clashes over the police shooting of Michael Brown. Employees were ordered to lock all bullets in a store cupboard on Monday after demonstrators...
  • Bus driver accused of arranging white family's beating [VIDEO]

    A trial is looming in Baltimore for a black former bus driver charged with assault and conspiracy for allegedly arranging a black mob attack on a white family riding her bus. Colin Flaherty, author of “‘White Girl Bleed A Lot’: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It,” explained the case in a commentary in American Thinker: “A black Baltimore bus driver organized a mob of 20 black people to assault a white family of three on her bus, which they did with gusto and pepper spray. All the while, the other black passengers hooted...
  • Obama admin. to allow thousands of Haitians into U.S. without visas (Over 100,000)

    10/18/2014 3:21:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee took the Obama administration to task Friday for its “irresponsible” plan to allow as many as 100,000 Haitians to immigrate to the U.S. without a visa. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said the administration’s Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program — which will allow thousands of Haitians awaiting a U.S. visa to enter the country and legally apply for work permits — is “an irresponsible overreach of the executive branch’s authority.” “Which countries are next on President Obama’s list?” Mr. Grassley said. “Will there by medical screenings before entry? Will work permits be...
  • What Darren Wilson testimony leak means for the Ferguson movement

    10/18/2014 3:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The St Louis American - leading, most-trusted voice of the area’s African-American community ^ | October 18, 2014 | Reverend Osagyefo Sekou For The St. Louis American
    Leaked testimony from Officer Darren Wilson contains nothing more than the same tired tropes of menacing black rage that have been used for centuries to brutalize black youth. As Ferguson and the nation waits for a Grand Jury announcement on whether Officer Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown, a well-timed leak about the ‘violent attack on police’ and his ‘fear for his life’ are straight from the playbook we see every time police murder one of our black children. Classically, we see the murder, the re-murder in the form of character assassination and the demonization of a grieving...
  • Human remains found Saturday likely body of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham

    10/18/2014 3:04:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    FOX8 ^ | October 18, 2014
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Human remains discovered Saturday are believed to be the body of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, police said. A press conference is underway. The remains were found off Old Lynchburg Road today during a search for Graham, who was last seen Sept. 13 in an area of Charlottesville known as the Downtown Mall. Police have been asking owners of large parcels of property in surrounding counties to search their land and report back. Jesse Matthew, 32, is now behind bars, arrested in Texas as a suspect in Graham’s disappearance. He was transferred to Virginia and...
  • Federal panel here to discuss 'stand your ground' law

    10/18/2014 12:22:35 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 24 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 16, 2014 | Jeff Weiner
    The fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford ignited a nationwide debate on gun rights, profiling and Florida's controversial self-defense laws. That debate continues today, when a panel of experts convenes in Orlando to discuss the "stand your ground" law as part of an investigation the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights launched after the teen's death became a cause célèbre. Florida was the first state to adopt "stand your ground," and the killing of Trayvon shone a harsh light on it. Though Zimmerman's lawyers disputed that the controversial law played a role in his acquittal at trial last year,...
  • Smoking-Guns on Obamacare Fraud (Weekly Update)

    10/18/2014 10:58:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Fraud Alert: Judicial Watch Files Taxpayer Lawsuit to Stop Congress from Participating in D.C.’s Small Business Exchange Both houses of Congress were not exactly honest on the applications they filed with the District of Columbia’s Health Benefit Exchange Authority. In fact, the signatories who put their names to the applications seemed to make little pretense of providing truthful information. Under D.C. law, only those small businesses that have 50 or fewer employees can participate in the Small Business Exchange. Guess how many people are employed by Congress? And, guess how many employees Congress claims to have? Congress employs upwards of...
  • City's Speed Traps Backfire [Chicago]

    10/18/2014 10:00:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies
    Yahoo! Screen ^ | CBS-Chicago
    Drivers in Chicago have gotten wise to speed cameras, budget figures show, and now the city needs to come up with $50 million in revenue. Chicagoans are costing the city tens of millions of dollars -– through good behavior. Mayor Rahm Emanuel underestimated the intelligence of Chicago drivers, and the city paid for it big time. On a smooth, wide, well-travelled stretch of Irving Park Road, running between two cemeteries — no homes, no stores, no parking — the city of Chicago is trying to balance its budget. Each flash means a photo; each photo, a violation. Each violation: a...
  • Ferguson on Knife Edge of More Violence After Grand Jury Evidence Leak Showing Struggle

    10/18/2014 9:26:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 140 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 18, 2014 | by Justin Glawe
    A grand jury may decide not to indict the officer who shot Michael Brown. If that happens, Ferguson will explode again. The Rev. Carlon Lee, pastor of Flood Christian Church in Ferguson, Mo., was sending out links to a New York Times story Friday night to friends, family and community members who have spent the last two months absorbed in the events surrounding the death of teenager Michael Brown. The story cited forensic evidence offered by federal officials that showed Brown’s blood on officer Darren Wilson’s uniform and gun, which was found to have been fired inside Wilson’s patrol car....
  • Small Businesses to Save 10% w/End of Aussie Carbon Tax

    10/18/2014 9:18:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 10/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    American Ecohoaxers keep beating the drum for a carbon tax. They used to use Australia as their example. Now they’re shut up about Australia after even Aussie Labor has dumped the carbon tax. Now they’re suddenly urging the United States to be just like British Columbia.
  • Infographic: Washington's competing gun control initiatives

    10/18/2014 7:02:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    crosscut.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | unknown
    When fall ballots land in mailboxes this week, Washington voters will be asked to vote on two opposing gun control initiatives — one calling for expanded background checks, the other keeping the current system of background checks in place. Below, we explore the dueling initiatives, some of Washington's existing rules around gun ownership and what gun laws have meant in other states.
  • Obama to expedite U.S. entry for thousands of Haitians

    10/18/2014 6:43:21 AM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    miamiherald ^ | 10/17/2014 7:15 AM | By Jacqueline Charles
    Haitians eligible to receive green cards in two years soon will be able to wait it out in the United States rather than in Haiti under an expedited family reunification program announced Friday by the Obama administration. Beginning early next year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will implement the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to accelerate the reunification of eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, who are living in Haiti and have already been approved for a family-based immigrant visa. There are approximately 100,000 Haitians in the immigration pipeline in Haiti but only...