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  • How the Right Could Lose Its Way on Guns

    09/30/2014 7:45:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In Oklahoma City last week, a business owner and reserve deputy sheriff named Mark Vaughan shot and injured a man who had beheaded one of his employees and, by all accounts, was in the process of attempting to decapitate another. In doing so, a spokesman for the police told reporters, Vaughan had likely saved the lives of “untold others” and he deserved to be treated as a “hero.” Almost universally, local law enforcement concurred. “The incident was not going to stop if he didn’t stop it,” Sergeant Jeremy Lewis explained to the Associated Press. “It could,” he suggested darkly, “have...
  • CBS Hillary Clinton Show Loses 1/3 Younger Viewers by 2nd Episode

    09/30/2014 7:26:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Madam Secretary, CBS’ 100 million dollar Hillary infomercial, wasn’t doing too well with younger viewers to begin with. You would think that 60 Minutes with its senescent cast of droners would have less younger viewers than Madam Secretary, but don’t count out the Hillary magic.The current ratings show that Madam Secretary lost 4 million 60 Minutes viewers and lost half of its younger 18-49 viewers. That’s the demo prized by advertisers and Madam Secretary is going to have trouble staying on the air if it can’t get them to tune in.Younger voters are also an obvious target for the Hillary...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson (Sort of) Admits to Misquoting Bush, Agrees to (Someday) Apologize for It

    09/30/2014 7:18:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/30/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    After first denying the charge, famed scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson admitted, in a way, that he misquoted former President George W. Bush and will apologize for the mistake at some point in the future. The hoopla began with a series of articles by The Federalist, a one year old conservative news and opinion website. Wikipedia editors also became part of the controversy after they removed references to the misquotation from its website, and at least one of the editors also wants to remove The Federalist's Wikipedia entry. Tyson, host of Fox's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" and director of the Hayden...
  • "Equal Pay for Equal Work?" Government Has No Idea What That is

    09/30/2014 7:04:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2014 | Selwyn Duke
    “Equal pay for equal work!” the mantra goes. “Women get only 73 cents on a man’s dollar!” These are oft-heard slogans, and we may well hear them again during the fall campaign with the War on Women afoot. Now, going beyond the rhetoric, it’s not widely known but nonetheless true that the intersex pay gap is attributable to different career choices men and women make: women tend to choose less lucrative fields (e.g., soft sciences instead of hard ones), work shorter hours even when “full time,” are more likely to value personal fulfillment and job flexibility over money, are more...
  • "Comrade" D'Souza to be Sent to Re-education Camp

    09/30/2014 7:01:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2014 | Richard Butrick
    It seems that Dinesh D’Souza’s problem is that his mindset is not up to date. He believes in such antiquarian notions as freedom of speech and worst of all he admires the U.S. Founding Fathers. The man is obviously sick and in need of “therapeutic counseling.” This according Judge Richard M. Berman of Federal District Court in Manhattan who sentenced D’Souza, the conservative author and filmmaker of documentaries highly critical of President Obama. He was sentenced to five years probation and eight months in a “community confinement center” where he would be required to “undergo” therapeutic counseling. As the judge...
  • Jessa Duggar Criticized for Linking the Holocaust With Abortion

    09/30/2014 6:55:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/29/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    The word “holocaust” is defined as the destruction or slaughter of people on a mass scale. Some pro-life people think its fair to say that the killing of over 57 million people through abortion fits the definition.However, when Jessa Duggar from 19 Kids and Counting, linked the Jewish Holocaust with abortion on an Instragram Post, (see below right) some responded and said her statement was offensive.Jessa wrote: “I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today… very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights—their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed...
  • Social Issues Are The GOP's Gateway To The Ghetto

    09/30/2014 6:49:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Karl Jackson
    No one grows up with aspirations of government dependency. Social issues give Conservatives the perfect opportunity to prove they’re the big brothers to Americans and not the bullies. Can you imagine what America might look like today if the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, had not taken on the social issues of his day, slavery and polygamy? Imagine being the parents of Sandra Fluke as you observe your child beg for subsidized condoms on national television during the 2012 DNC. How disappointing. No father tells his son "work hard, go to college and get on food stamps as soon as...
  • Hatred and Violence: Other than oil, the Arab World doesn't produce much else.

    09/30/2014 6:48:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/30/2014 | Dennis Prager
    At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two products. It has produced essentially no technology, medicine, or anything else in the world of science. It has almost no contributions to world literature, to art, or to intellectual development. According to the most recent United Nations Arab Human Development Reports (2003–2005), written by Arab intellectuals, Greece, with a population of 11 million, annually translates five times more books from English than does the entire Arab world, population 370 million. Nor is this a new development. The total...
  • Man Who Raised $55K for Potato Salad on Kickstarter Throws Party

    09/30/2014 6:48:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    NBC-LA ^ | 9-29-14 | AP story
    An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a huge public party Saturday that promised "peace, love and potato salad." PotatoStock 2014 was held in downtown Columbus and featured bands, food trucks, beer vendors and, yes, plenty of potato salad. With more than 3,000 pounds of potatoes, the charity-minded party was open to people of all ages.
  • Successful Women Have No Time For Equality Debate

    09/30/2014 6:45:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    IBD ^ | 09/30/2014 | ERICKA ANDERSEN
    In her speech to the United Nations last week, first lady Michelle Obama chose to highlight some of the negative things that women face in the United States today. "Women are still woefully underrepresented in our government and in the senior ranks of our corporations," Obama said at the Global Education First Initiative event. "We still struggle with violence against women and harmful cultural norms that tell women how they are expected to look and act." The first lady, meanwhile, made no mention of women who are regularly raped and beaten in Afghanistan, forced to kill their female babies in...
  • Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border

    09/30/2014 6:42:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 29, 2014 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING
    FRANKFORD, Del. — American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months. Officials were caught off guard by about 70 new students mostly from Guatemala — part of the wave crossing the border — enrolling last year, mostly at Sussex Central High School. The students are eager but face barriers. Some can barely read or write in their native language. Donald Hattier, a school board member, said advance warning would have helped with planning. The federal government, he said, "just dropped this on us." He wonders...
  • Gabby Giffords: Being Victim of Gun Violence Means 'Opportunity'

    09/30/2014 6:28:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 23, Breitbart News reported that numerous red state Democrats running for reelection this fall have asked Giffords and Kelly to stay away from their races. Among those making that request are Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Hagan (D-NC), all three of whom voted for the failed Senate gun control bill in April 2013.
  • Poverty In The Black Community Is The Result of Culture Not Racism

    09/30/2014 5:58:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/30/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    I have often been accused by friends (black, white and all others in between) of being too logical, to the point that I am inhibited from seeing other people’s point of view ( I am not sure if that is a compliment or insult). They say that I enter into discussions with the false assumption that others are just as logical and rational as I am. I have been told this so often that I have conceded that perhaps they are telling the truth (they know me well enough to make such claims). Because I have finally accepted the charge...
  • Earth-friendly energy is anything but

    09/30/2014 5:57:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 29, 2014 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — Environmentalists worship solar energy and wind power as Earth-friendly answers to their ecological prayers. Tortoises, bats, butterflies, and bald eagles beg to differ.Perhaps because solar panels and industrial wind farms lack emissions, they seem “clean.” Despite their pristine appearance, however, these “green” electricity sources hammer Mother Nature — often fatally. Consider the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California’s Mojave Desert. As Carolyn Lochhead wrote in September 7’s San Francisco Chronicle, Ivanpah occupies 3,500 previously untouched federal acres. It features 300,000 mirrors that focus sunlight on three 40-story towers of power. Inside, 900-degree temperatures yield steam, propel...
  • 4 Officers Suspended After Being Caught on Video Tipping Over Portable Toilet With Man Inside.

    09/30/2014 5:40:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    4 Memphis police officers were recently suspended after they tipped over a portable toilet that had someone inside of it. 31-year-old Joseph Hampton was allegedly being chased by police when he ducked into a construction site and hid in one of the toilets.
  • To Speak the Truth

    09/30/2014 5:35:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the sixth column in a series. The first five installments, “This is Providence,” “Pharisees and Pharaohs,” “Prayers and Preparation,” “Pride and Perjury,” and “David French Slays Goliath” can be accessed in my column archive. Some of the themes discussed in this series were also part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking on this link. We had been sitting in the attorney/client waiting room for less than two hours when we heard a knock on the door. We hoped it was...
  • After Oklahoma Beheading and ISIS Threats, Arkansas Firing Range Becomes First To Exclude Muslims

    09/30/2014 5:22:58 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 49 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | Sept 29, 2014 | Bob Owens
    In an act that will no doubt result in lawsuits, The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas, has declared itself a “Muslim free zone” due to concerns over domestic Islamic terrorism. The ban was announced yesterday by range owner Jan Morgan in an article posted to her web site where she cites ten points justifying her position. Jan Morgan, owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range, has declared her facility a “Muslim free zone.” Among the points cited are prior attacks in the United States that the federal government refuses to classify as terrorism, including the...
  • Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder? (Last Thing This Country Needs)

    09/30/2014 5:13:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    After 5 1/2 bumpy years of controversial service, the besieged but bolstered attorney general, Eric Holder, resigned. But is this close friend and confidant of President Barack Obama's really stepping down for some benign reason at a critical time for our country, or is there a sinister and strategic plan behind it all? First, it's far more than a coincidence that the United States' chief lawyer is leaving office with more unanswered questions about crucial life-and-death national dilemmas than any previous attorney general. Though most have been accused of sitting on issues, none has been so assailed as Holder for...
  • They Lost Their Bakery, Now Face Bankruptcy

    09/30/2014 4:41:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 87 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 29, 2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    A bakery owner in Oregon broke down in tears while discussing the fallout of her and her husband’s decision not to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple on the basis of their Christian beliefs. Earlier this year, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found “substantial evidence” that Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, discriminated against the lesbian couple. Oregon bakery owners face a $150,000 discrimination fine for not baking a wedding cake for lesbians. They now face a fine in excess of $150,000. (snip) The ordeal started in February 2013, when Rachel Cryer...
  • Egyptian court jails 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

    09/30/2014 4:25:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/30/2014
    An Egyptian court sentenced 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a case related to deadly violence a year ago after the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. All were found guilty of killing 30 people and intending to kill others in Cairo on October 6, 2013, when more than 50 people died in clashes across the country between Mursi opponents and supporters. Judge Mohamed Ali Al-Faqi gave 63 of the defendants 15 years in jail and five others 10 years.
  • Iran: Netanyahu Speech 'Baselessly' Associates Islamic State, Islamic World [US DoS agrees!!]

    09/30/2014 4:13:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 9/30/2014
    Iran says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "baselessly" associated the Islamic world with the Islamic State group during his address to the United Nations General Assembly. In a reply to the Monday speech, Iran also said Netanyahu continued a policy to "sabotage and disrupt" Iranian negotiations with world powers over the country's nuclear program. The Israeli leader told the United Nations Iran is trying to trick the world into accepting an agreement to end sanctions while still allowing it to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has long declared its nuclear program to be for peaceful purposes. Netanyahu said Iran is on...
  • UKRAINIANS Kneel Before the Hero Who Died in Struggle for Independence. VIDEO

    09/30/2014 3:28:29 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    Village residents went out to meet their fellow-countryman killed in battle with the Russian invaders. Many villagers bent their knees along the road to pay the tribute to the memory of the fallen hero, Censor.NET reports.
  • Hajj pilgrims denounce ISIS 'virus' but doubt US-led war

    09/30/2014 3:06:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/30/2014 | Lynne Al-Nahhas
    As they gather in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj, some pilgrims have denounced atrocities by ISIS jihadists as "a virus" threatening the world. But many also expressed concerns about the US-led air war against them. "Islam is innocent from actions of the Islamic State (ISIS)," Kurdish Iraqi pilgrim Alan Abdullah told AFP, describing ISIS as "a virus threatening the whole world". ISIS has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, declaring a Muslim "caliphate" and imposing its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law. The jihadists have executed captured Iraqi soldiers, crucified people, forced non-Muslims to...
  • Will the West Defend Itself?

    09/30/2014 2:48:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Creators ^ | 9/29/2014 | Walter Williams
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida’s anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religious duty. With regard to nonbelievers, the Quran commands, “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out.” The Quran contains many other verses that call for Muslim violence against nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule.Contrast the words of the Quran with the statements of limp-wristed Western leaders such as this by President Barack Obama: “We...
  • Colleges should spend less time on sexual political correctness

    09/29/2014 9:27:58 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    "Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • University of California to make changes for LGBT students, employees

    09/29/2014 8:19:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09/29/2014 | Katy Murphy
    To make transgender students and employees feel more welcome on campus, the University of California will add preferred names to student records and convert single-stall restrooms into gender-neutral facilities, UC's president announced Monday.
  • Bill Gates Tops Forbes’ Richest Americans List For 21st Straight Year

    09/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Headlines and Global News ^ | 09/29/2014 | Emily Morgan
    An American worth less than $1.55 billion could not land on this year's "The Forbes 400," the annual ranking for the richest people in America. The cut-off increase from last year's $1.3 billion disqualified 113 poor billionaires for this year's list. Bill Gates once again lorded over his fellow wealthy Americans for the 21st consecutive year with a healthy $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. He outpaced Warren Buffet ($67 billion), Larry Ellison ($50 billion) and the Koch brothers' Charles and David (each worth $42 billion) to round out the top five. Michael Bloomberg ($35 billion) managed to slide...
  • Republicans do conservatism a disservice by running on nothing

    09/29/2014 7:54:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/29/2014 | Philip Klein
    If history has taught conservatives anything, it is that having Republicans in power is a necessary but by no means sufficient condition to advance a conservative agenda. During the George W. Bush era, for instance, Republicans controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress. Spending soared, the federal role in education grew, and entitlements underwent their most significant expansion since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. Republicans claim to have rediscovered their commitment to limited government principles as a reaction to President Obama. But with the possibility of retaking control of the Senate within their grasp, Republicans have decided to pursue...
  • Obamacare doctor networks to stay limited in 2015

    09/29/2014 7:44:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/29/2014 | By CHAD TERHUNE, SANDRA POINDEXTER, DOUG SMITH
    Finding a doctor who takes Obamacare coverage could be just as frustrating for Californians in 2015 as the health-law expansion enters its second year. The state's largest health insurers are sticking with their often-criticized narrow networks of doctors, and in some cases they are cutting the number of physicians even more, according to a Times analysis of company data. And the state's insurance exchange, Covered California, still has no comprehensive directory to help consumers match doctors with health plans. This comes as insurers prepare to enroll hundreds of thousands of new patients this fall and get 1.2 million Californians to...
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas monitoring patient possibly infected with Ebola virus

    09/29/2014 7:43:21 PM PDT · by null and void · 16 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 8:52 pm on September 29, 2014 | Claire Cardona
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas is carefully evaluating a patient who may have Ebola Virus Disease. Based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history, the patient has been admitted into “strict isolation,” said spokeswoman Candace White in a prepared statement. Preliminary test results are expected Tuesday.
  • $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder burns to the ground in Canadian gas station

    09/29/2014 7:33:59 PM PDT · by xp38 · 59 replies
    yahoo finance canada ^ | sept 29 2014 | Alex Lloyd
    Because of its nature as one of the priciest, fastest, rarest super cars in existence, a Porsche 918 Spyder involved in any kind of incident will make headlines. But when one burns to the ground in a Canadian gas station, well, that goes viral. The 893 hp hybrid hyper car is reportedly owned by Michael Werkerle, the CEO of investment firm Difference Capital and star of CBC's Dragon's Den (Canada's equivalent of Shark Tank). Witnesses state that gas spilled during the car's refueling in a Toronto gas station and ignited via the twin exhaust pipes. Those pipes protrude upwards from...
  • Oklahoma City beheading: Will jihad-style attack boost 'bring gun to work' laws? (+video)

    09/29/2014 7:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 27, 2014 | Patrik Jonsson
    The Vaughan Foods officer who used his gun to stop a beheading attack by a fired employee is protected by a controversial law affirming the right to bring firearms to work. Twenty-two states have followed Oklahoma’s lead. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vaughan Foods Chief Operating Officer Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff's deputy, used his personal handgun that he brings to work to stop a beheading attack by recently converted Muslim Alton Nolen on Friday in Oklahoma. While police in Moore, Okla., have called Mr. Vaughan’s actions heroic, it’s also true that in some parts of the US he could have faced employer sanctions for...
  • Feminist: Colleges should spend less time on sexual PC & more time teaching about the real threat...

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

    09/29/2014 6:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    CNN's media reporter shamed his colleagues this week for rushing to judgment before all of the facts were in about a brawl involving the Palin family. The "sketchy" details of the fight in which the Palin family reportedly came to the defense of their eldest son were first spread by an anti-Palin blogger who admitted she neither had the time nor wanted to track down the facts. No need to bother, of course, when the "story" is salacious and the anti-Palin mainstream press will more than participate in the feeding frenzy if they think it will make Palin look bad....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~ 30 September 2014

    09/29/2014 6:00:00 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 60 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, AlabamaFort Rucker is a U.S. Army post located mostly in Dale County, Alabama, United States. It was named for a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker. The post is the primary flight training base for Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and the United States Army Aviation Museum. Small sections of the post also lie in Coffee, Geneva, and Houston counties. The main post has entrances from three bordering cities, Daleville, Ozark and Enterprise. In the years before the...
  • Governor Palin: ‘Obama’s Praise Betrays Us’

    09/29/2014 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Bratch · 29 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | September 29, 2014 | Sarah Palin via Steve Flesher
    Governor Palin wrote some wise words via her Facebook page. Obama’s Praise Betrays UsAs I told a Washington, DC audience this weekend, "We can survive the Error of Obama; it’s almost over, and we can survive this President. The question is, can we survive the people who voted for him a second time?" Barack Obama’s praise this week for the Muslim cleric who advocated killing our U.S. soldiers is one of the most appalling stunts we’ve seen. He’s been enabled by the low information voters who gave him a second term to express his true beliefs in a perversely refreshing way...
  • Florida officials want to implement ‘voluntary’ gun-control

    09/29/2014 5:08:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 6/6/14 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Thanks to state preemption law, only the Florida Legislature can enact measures regulating the sale, possession, transfer of firearms in the Gunshine State. But that’s not going to stop some city and county officials from attempting to implement ‘voluntary’ gun-control, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Under a proposal backed by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, city and county officials would ask gun shops and ammo suppliers who have sales contracts with law enforcement departments around the state to follow certain “sales and marketing safeguards,” when conducting business. Those safeguards include asking the stores to run background checks on employees, train personnel to...
  • Melissa Klein, Anti-Gay Baker, Cries At Values Voter Summit Over Business Closing

    09/29/2014 4:57:01 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 44 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 09/29/2014 | James Nichols
    Anti-gay baker Melissa Klein openly cried at the Values Voter Summit last week over the forced closing of her business due to backlash stemming from her refusal to make a cake for a lesbian couple's wedding. In January 2013, Sweet Cakes By Melissa refused service to a lesbian couple looking for a wedding cake. The subsequent fallout included national media attention and a state investigation for anti-gay discrimination -- perpetuated by the Kleins' continued actions, such as baking cakes for an "ex-gay" group. The couple is now reportedly fighting a $150,000 lawsuit from the state, a reality that made Klein...
  • Victoria Police and AFP conduct anti-terror raids in five Melbourne suburbs

    09/29/2014 4:43:08 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 30th September 2014 | Monique Hore
    A MAN has been taken into custody as Victoria Police and Australian Federal Police officers conduct counter-terrorism raids at five suburbs in Melbourne’s west and north. The raids are taking place in Seabrook, Flemington, Meadow Heights, Kealba and Broadmeadows. The man was led away by police at his house in Point Cook Rd at Seabrook, as about 12 AFP officers searched the property using a sniffer dog. He is believed to be aged in his 20s and works at a pizza shop in Sunshine, a neighbour said. The raids are not related to last week’s stabbing of two police officers...
  • California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link

    09/29/2014 4:37:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 29, 2014 | By BETTINA BOXALL
    Global warming contributed to extreme heat waves in many parts of the world last year, but cannot be definitively linked to the California drought, according to a report released Monday. In the report, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 20 research teams explored the causes of 16 extreme weather events recorded in 2013, including torrential downpours in Colorado, heat waves in Korea and Australia and a blizzard in South Dakota. The studies overwhelmingly showed that human-caused climate change played a role in the heat waves, in some cases making them 10 times more likely. But the report...
  • Australia Heat Wave Is Tied to Climate Change

    09/29/2014 4:30:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 29, 2014 | By JUSTIN GILLIS
    The savage heat waves that struck Australia in 2013 were almost certainly a direct consequence of the human release of greenhouse gases, researchers said Monday. It is perhaps the most definitive statement climate scientists have made that ties a specific weather event to global warming. Five groups of researchers, using distinct methods, analyzed the heat that baked Australia for much of last year and continued into 2014. All five came to the conclusion that last year’s heat waves could not have been as severe without the long-term climatic warming caused by human activity. “When we look at the heat across...
  • MSNBC’s Diaz-Balart Ignores Oklahoma Beheading Suspect's Islamic Faith

    09/29/2014 4:23:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 29, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Last week, an Oklahoma man beheaded a former coworker after losing his job, but NBC, and its sister channel MSNBC, have ignored the role that his conversion to Islam may have played in the brutal murder. After NBC failed to acknowledge Alton Nolen’s Muslim faith during its sole report on Friday night, a Monday morning news brief on the murder by MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart also ignored the murderer’s recent conversion to Islam.
  • Police: 2 Arrested in Street Riot in Downtown Rochester (MN) (40-60 People Fighting)

    09/29/2014 3:53:52 PM PDT · by Son House · 45 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Sep 29, 2014 | KTTC TV
    Rochester police Capt. John Sherwin described the scene officers were called to about 1:40 a.m. Sunday as a "riot." Officers found 40-60 people fighting in the area of Third Street and First Avenue. When one officer tried making an arrest, his glasses were knocked off and stepped on. When another officer tried making an arrest, four to five people tried grabbing an officer and pulling away. "The officers do what they have to do, and their safety dictated that they responded in a way where at least a few people had to get away. Just because they got away Sunday...
  • The $3,600 Reason a CNN Producer Reportedly Told Robert Zimmerman, ‘You and Your Brother Are Evil!’

    09/29/2014 3:47:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 29, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    In order to secure an interview with George Zimmerman, CNN reportedly offered to put up Zimmerman and his brother, Robert, at the Ritz-Carlton for three nights and pay for “everything” else they needed. At the end of their stay, CNN was given a $3,600 tab that included a large room service bill, spa treatments and “swag” from the gift shop, according to GQ. When the bill was sent to a CNN producer, he reportedly told Robert Zimmerman, “You and your brother are evil!” More from the GQ profile on the Zimmermans: The Zimmermans seized on their brief stint of subsidized...
  • Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning

    09/29/2014 3:32:22 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 11 replies
    Pew Research ^ | September 22, 2014 | Pew
    Nearly three-quarters of the public (72%) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade. And most people who say religion's influence is waning see this as a bad thing. Perhaps as a consequence, a growing share of the American public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics. The share of Americans who say churches and other houses of worship should express their views on social and political issues is up 6 points since the 2010 midterm elections (from 43%...
  • Israeli Containership Heads for L.A. After Oakland Protest

    09/29/2014 3:28:30 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    gCaptain ^ | September 29, 2014 | Dan Whitcomb
    An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles on Monday, according to a ship-tracking website.
  • Boss at $2 trillion investment firm PIMCO says 10-year-old daughter made him quit

    09/29/2014 3:27:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 September 2014
    The CEO of a $2 trillion investment fund said he made the decision to resign from his post after his young daughter wrote him a note listing 22 milestones he had missed in her life. California-based Mohamed El-Erian left his job as chief executive of PIMCO in mid-March. The 56-year-old El-Erian, who made $100 million in 2011 alone, chose to leave his post after his 10-year-old daughter wrote about all the special moments he was absent for in her life.
  • Valerie Jarrett Makes Cameo on CBS Drama 'The Good Wife'

    09/29/2014 3:15:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/29/2014 | Daniel Halper
    Top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett was given a cameo role in the latest episode of CBS's The Good Wife. The airing of the episode comes after a busy week for President Obama -- which included bombing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a series of meetings at the United Nations, and various international crises. Jarrett appears to play herself: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The scene features Jarrett on the phone with Julianna Margulies (who is the star of The Good Wife and who plays Alicia Florrick), being coached by Alan Cumming (who is playing a political...
  • Hamas-linked CAIR claims situation of Muslims in America similar to that of blacks in...[BARF ALERT]

    09/29/2014 3:06:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/29/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is celebrating its twentieth anniversary of deceit, disinformation, defamation and opposition to counter-terror programs by offering up a video full of more of the same. It doesn’t mention, of course, that this “civil rights group” was actually named an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case not by Pamela Geller, but by the Justice Department. Hamas-linked CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as...
  • Georgia woman files bogus $94 million tax return, gets arrested

    09/29/2014 2:54:25 PM PDT · by boycott · 39 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 27, 2014 | Deborah Hastings
    Brigitte Jackson is nabbed by cops in elaborate sting. She gets caught when she tries to cash fake state check for $94,323,148.