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  • St. Louis Cop: We Don't Want to Shoot

    08/22/2014 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Mike in St. Louis. Great to have you, sir, on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Hey, Rush, it's an honor to be on your show. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: I'm a police officer in the St. Louis area, and I'm pretty fed up with the way that police officers are being portrayed right now in the media. I've got two points real quick, and I want to make 'em on your show because in a week and a half of media coverage, I haven't heard any of these points being made. The first is in...
  • Liberals Believe Humanity is the Scourge of the Planet

    08/22/2014 6:28:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, in yet another example of how the human race is despicable and is a blot on the planet -- and if you doubt me, this is what the animal rights movement believes. The animal rights movement is leftist. All of these movements are. This is the thing. Liberalism has been so good at disguising itself and trying to make itself look like it's apolitical. I mean, what little kid would think an animal rights group has anything to do with politics? What little kid would think an environmental group has anything to do with...
  • CNN Sees the Myth Slipping Away

    08/22/2014 6:22:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: CNN is noticeably down today, and you can see it, see the reason why in their own headlines. It's starting to return to normal in Ferguson. And you can see, I mean, the credibility of key witnesses in question. It's beginning to dawn on them that the myth might not prevail here. And the reason the myth might not prevail is because even the New York Times, ladies and gentlemen, even though they tried to bury this in paragraph 26 yesterday and then another story today. It doesn't matter whether the police officer had a broken eye...
  • Historic photos capture the biggest prisoner escape attempt during WWII...

    08/22/2014 6:14:01 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 23rd August 2014 | Emily Crane
    In the dead of the night 70 years ago, more than 1,000 Japanese men stormed the barbed wire perimeter fences of Cowra prisoner of war camp in central NSW. Armed with improvised weapons including baseball bats and sharpened kitchen knives, hundreds of Japanese prisoners overcame machine gun posts in what would become the biggest POW escape of World War II. The mass breakout at the detention camp on August 5, 1944 resulted in a 10-day manhunt as Australian soldiers and police searched for hundreds of armed escapees roaming the Cowra countryside, 300km west of Sydney. A total of 359 Japanese...
  • Federal Judge Uses 'Wrong Side of History' Argument in Striking Down Florida Marriage Law

    08/22/2014 6:12:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/22/2014 | Samuel Smith
    Even though the citizens of Florida voted in a 2008 referendum to define marriage as between one man and one woman in their state's constitution, yet another federal district judge has ruled that amendment is unconstitutional because it does not let Floridians marry someone of their same gender. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle came to the same conclusion Thursday as judges from four other districts in Florida previously found. Hinkle ruled that labeling marriage as only "between a man and a woman" was in violation of 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as it does not provide a guarantee...
  • The Tea Party Is Abandoning Paul Ryan

    08/22/2014 6:04:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 08/22/2014 | Danny Vinik
    When Mitt Romney chose Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate in the 2012 presidential election, the tea party was ecstatic. "It's a big step toward what the tea party has been trying to accomplish," Matt Kibbe, the president and CEO of FreedomWorks, said at the time. "It gives people a reason to be more enthusiastic about the Republican ticket." But just two years later, Kibbe and his fellow tea party activists are singing a different tune: Ryan has betrayed the movement. The first significant break between Ryan and the tea party came at the beginning of this year, when...
  • Amy Goodman: The ghost of Dred Scott haunts the streets of Ferguson (She doesn't disappoint)

    08/22/2014 6:02:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Monterey Herald ^ | August 22, 2014 | Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
    The ghost of Dred Scott haunts the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Thousands have been protesting the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. He was due to start college just days after he was shot dead in broad daylight. Police left his bleeding corpse in the middle of the street for over four hours, behind police tape, as neighbors gathered and looked on in horror. Outraged citizens protested, and police brutally cracked down on them. Clad in paramilitary gear and using armored vehicles, they shot tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and...
  • Sanitizing terror: Has the press distorted Islamic radical’s crusade against gay men?

    08/22/2014 6:01:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/22/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Ali Muhammad Brown was already a suspect in the murder of three Seattle men when he shot 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin eight times at a West Orange traffic light in his home state of New Jersey in June.Brown is described as a devout Muslim man who killed as part of what prosecutors allege was a “bloody crusade” against the United States. He sought revenge against America for what he said was the wonton killing of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tevlin was allegedly Brown’s fourth victim.Brown’s victims, with the exception of Tevlin, had a similar background: they were young, gay...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 23 Aug 2014

    08/22/2014 5:59:07 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 32 replies
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  • Social Media and Anonymity

    08/22/2014 5:55:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned yesterday that the doctor who was part of the missionary engagement over in Africa, Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola, was brought back to the US with a coworker, Nancy Writebol. They were given this super-secret special serum to combat Ebola that is grown exclusively in a tobacco plant in Kentucky. I mean, that's the primary source material for the serum. Anyway, he was released from the hospital yesterday. He's totally recovered. No more Ebola. He had a press conference and I mentioned after I'd seen it, it's been a long time, it's been many years...
  • From Palestine to Ferguson: resistance leads to state violence (Worse than you think)

    08/22/2014 5:46:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Texan of UTA ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mukund Rathi, Junior, Socialist & Amnesty Int'l official
    It has been a difficult month for the victims of state violence, as well as their families, friends, and those in solidarity. The month-long Israeli assault on Gaza involved a litany of war crimes, including the killing of trapped civilians, multiple bombings of hospitals, and the destruction of Gaza’s only power plant — all with critical U.S. support. And after the U.S. population reeled in shock from the NYPD murder of unarmed black man Eric Garner in broad daylight, Ferguson, Mo., was the site of another police murder — this time of unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown, who, according to...
  • Democrat: Grant Amnesty to Illegal Children or They'll Become Terrorists

    08/22/2014 5:45:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The AP has a story that immigration is a nonfactor in the November elections, congressional House races, it's a nonfactor. And in the Senate races, it's just amazing. It's dropped off with all this stuff going on, Ferguson and ISIS and Al-Qaeda and all the rest of it, the voters don't care about immigration anymore. That's the point of the story. Immigration's dropped off the radar. You people don't care about it. It isn't going to be a factor in congressional races in November. AP has story. Daily Caller has this: "Democratic State Representative and candidate for...
  • Senator lives like a Rockefeller but bills the cost to taxpayers

    08/22/2014 5:41:57 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 21, 2014 | 5:00 am | By Luke Rosiak
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents a state only 60 miles from the District of Columbia, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.There are as many as six commercial flights a day between D.C. and Charleston, W.Va., the city Rockefeller flies to and from. A round-trip ticket for the one-hour flight costs as little as $206. Rockefeller's aversion to traveling as most other Americans do may be somewhat ironic, as he is chairman of the Senate committee with jurisdiction over transportation...
  • Time mag's Sept 1 cover....f'ng really? (BARF!!!)

    08/22/2014 5:40:16 PM PDT · by SgtBob · 32 replies
    SgtBob | 8-22-14 | SgtBob
  • Mystery Solved: Obama Came Back to Washington for a Bachelor Party

    08/22/2014 5:38:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We now know, ladies and gentlemen, why Obama went back to Washington, left Martha's Vineyard, split from the vacation. Major Garrett had the details on CBS This Morning. GARRETT: In addition to golf, the president's vacation scorecard includes three dinners out, two beach days, one bike ride, a jazz concert, and a fundraiser for Senate Democrats. Not to mention a five hour bachelor party Monday in the Washington home of former White House chef Sam Cass. RUSH: A-ha! That's what it is. He had to come back for a bachelor party. He left his own vacation --...
  • Harry Reid Apologizes For Jokes At Asian American Function

    08/22/2014 5:37:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 22, 2014 | MARK Z. BARABAK, CHRIS MEGERIAN
    Harry Reid Apologizes For Jokes At Asian American Function By MARK Z. BARABAK Harry Reid, with history of insensitive comments, apologizes for jokes before Asian Americans in Las Vegas Harry Reid, apologizing for jokes at Asian American function, says 'sometimes I say the wrong thing' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has a history of insensitive and off-color remarks, apologized Friday for a pair of jokes he made before the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce. “I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are,” the Nevada Democrat said to laughter from...
  • The One They Were Waiting For Can't Get Himself Off the Damn Golf Course

    08/22/2014 5:34:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Speaking of the golf course, this business of making a really halfhearted statement about the beheading of James Foley and then immediately dashing back to the golf course is causing a great sense of panic among the Drive-By Media. So many of them had such lofty goals. So many of them invested totally in Obama. So many of them thought that they were going to reach utopia! Nirvana was within our grasp, that Obama finally represented all of the idealism they knew existed out there. Back in 2008, here it was, and an added bonus, he was...
  • Connecticut trooper pleads guilty to stealing dying motorcycle crash victim’s jewelry, money

    08/22/2014 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:30 AM | Philip Caulfield
    State trooper AJ Huntsman was accused of lifting more than $8,000 in cash and jewelry from a dying man at a motorcycle crash site in 2012. He later lied to supervisors and the dead man's family about it, authorities said.A crooked Connecticut cop caught by his dash cam stealing more than $8,000 in cash and jewelry off a mangled motorcycle crash victim is facing prison after pleading guilty Wednesday. State trooper AJ Huntsman, 45, was facing 10 years for the theft, but was likely to get just 16 months in jail and five years' probation when he's sentenced on Oct....
  • Venezuela to introduce new biometric card in bid to target food smuggling

    08/22/2014 4:06:00 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 21 August 2014 | Virginia López
    Fingerprint scanning to be used to fight food shortages made worse by hoarding and smuggling to neighboring countries. Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, plans to introduce a compulsory "biometric card" designed to limit individuals' food purchases using a fingerprint scanner. The move, announced on Wednesday, is part of the government's latest effort to fight the oil-rich nation's chronic food shortages, which it claims result from hoarding by speculators, who resell goods at a profit, and from smuggling into neighbouring countries. This will be the second time the government has introduced a fingerprint-based system to track and limit food purchases. Earlier this...
  • US sued by immigrant rights groups over expedited deportation process

    08/22/2014 3:54:53 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22 August 2014 | Amanda Holpuch
    Coalition says Obama administration policies to deal with influx at border is unfair to women and children who flee to safety. A coalition of immigrant rights groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s expedited deportation process, claiming that it is unfair to women and children who flee Central America to seek safety in the US. The groups claim the Obama administration’s new policies have created a “deportation mill” at a new government family detention center in Artesia, New Mexico. (snip) The National Immigration Project, American Immigration Council, ACLU and National Immigration Law Center filed the suit, MSPC v...
  • Inside The Bomb Shelters: A Look at The Reality of Israeli Civilian Life Under Terrorist Rocket Fire

    08/22/2014 3:54:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Editor's note: I was in Israel this week on a trip sponsored by the National Religious Broadcasters and hosted by Israel's Ministry of Tourism. Israel – On Wednesday morning I walked downstairs at my hotel in Jerusalem to grab breakfast before jumping on a bus headed south to Gaza's northern border with Israel. The plans for the day had changed as a result of the ceasefire agreement falling apart late Tuesday, so we left around 8: 30. When I got to breakfast at 7:30, my Red Alert application on my cell phone had already shown dozens of rockets had been...
  • California Forces Catholic Universities to Pay for Abortions for Their Employees

    08/22/2014 3:33:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | August 22, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    I told you this was coming. Now, Jerry Brown has decided to force two Catholic universities to cover abortion in their health insurance.From the San Francisco Chronicle story: Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has reversed an earlier decision to allow two Catholic universities to eliminate coverage of most abortions for employees, saying state law requires health insurance plans to cover all abortions…Urged by abortion-rights groups and university employees to reconsider the issue, Brown’s Department of Managed Health Care, in letters to be sent Friday to insurers for both universities, said the exclusions violate a 1975 state law that requires group health...
  • Democratic Senate candidate got rich — very rich — while looking out for the little guy

    08/22/2014 3:23:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Deena Winter
    Democratic Senate nominee Dave Domina bills himself as a champion of the little guy, but his financial disclosure shows he is fabulously wealthy. Dave Domina Domina is one of the most prominent trial lawyers in the state and worth between $20 million and $82 million, according to the financial disclosure forms he submitted to the secretary of the U.S. Senate.His net worth could be much higher, since he valued two farms owned by his spouse or dependent at “over $1 million,” and candidates aren’t required to report the value of their personal residences. It’s difficult to pinpoint his precise net...
  • Byzantine tomb turned into garbage dump

    08/22/2014 3:19:35 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | August/23/2014
    The Silivrikapı Crypt dates back to the fourth century A.D. at the time of the eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius. To the left of the Silivrikapi Walls in Istanbul’s Fatih neighborhood, there lies a tomb from the fourth century A.D., which is now in ruins. Known as the Silivri Crypt, the tomb, which has been suffering since its discovery in 1988, is now in its worst state. The Silivrikapi Crypt, which was found by Professor Ümit Serdaroglu, dates back to the fourth century A.D. at the time of the eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius. The tomb was restored in 1989 by the...
  • Arrest warrant issued for Santa Barbara TB patient

    08/22/2014 3:18:22 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 22, 2014 | KRYSTA FAURIA
    A Santa Barbara man with a contagious case of drug-resistant tuberculosis was wanted on an arrest warrant Friday so he can complete treatment, health officials said. Agustin Zeferino, 24, discontinued treatment for the disease two weeks ago, Santa Barbara County Health Department officials said. Zeferino poses a serious health risk to anyone who comes in contact with him, the
  • Congress Gets Unlimited Power Because Slavery?

    08/22/2014 3:16:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Ilya Shapiro
    After engaging in a racially motivated street fight with a black man, Charles Cannon found himself facing—as expected—assault charges and a sentencing enhancement to penalize him further under Texas’s hate crime law. To federal prosecutors, however, this was not good enough, so they charged Cannon under the federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA). You see, they had to make a federal case out of a fistfight to stop the return of slavery.If that sounds odd, it probably should. The HCPA was passed pursuant to Section 2 of the Thirteenth Amendment, which authorizes Congress to enforce the Thirteenth Amendment ban on...
  • Lower Tax Rates > Targeted Tax Credits

    08/22/2014 3:05:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Some folks on the right in Washington, generally known as reformicons (short for reform conservatives), want the Republican Party to de-emphasize marginal tax rate reductions and instead focus on providing tax relief to parents.There are many leaders in this movement and, if you want to learn more about the tax proposals being discussed, I specifically recommend the writings of Robert Stein, James Capretta, James Pethokoukis, Ramesh Ponnuru, Yuval Levin, Charles Blahous, Jason Fichtner, and Reihan Salam (and I’m sure I’m unintentionally leaving off many other worthy contributions).I explained last year what I like (and don’t like) about reform conservatism, but I...
  • Create a New Kurdistan and Destabilize Iran (Part II)

    08/22/2014 2:58:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Larry Kelley
    By 207 B.C., Rome and its allies on the Italian peninsula had lost approximately 100,000 soldiers to the invading armies of the great Carthaginian general, Hannibal. To make matters more desperate, the Carthaginians were in the final stages of securing massive reinforcements from Phillip V of Macedon. That year the Roman Senate sent a secret group of provocateurs to Northern Greece who started violent insurrections among PhillipÂ’s disaffected subject peoples to his south. The Macedonian armies never sailed and for next 600 years the course of western civilization would be charted by Rome.Special Forces Will Again Change the WorldAs I...
  • Woman fired for this Facebook post about Ferguson

    08/22/2014 2:57:52 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 95 replies
    HLNTV ^ | 8/22/14 | Jonathan Anker
    A woman is out of a job today because of a violent Facebook post she made about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "The police need to just start mowing them down with machine guns, purge them," she wrote, apparently in reference to the people protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown. But she does have freedom of speech on the Facebook
  • Pro-Palestine Activist Attacks Jewish College Student, Calls Him "Kike"

    08/22/2014 2:50:06 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 August 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    Pro-Palestine Activist Attacks Jewish College Student, Calls Him "Kike" The New American 22 August 2014 College orientation is supposed to be a period of settling in, getting to know your school and fellow students and, hopefully, fellowship. But Temple University’s “Temple Fest” event — billed as “your first taste of Temple” — left one Jewish student with a bad taste in his mouth. Writes Jewish Exponent: Daniel Vessal, an upperclassman member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and a fellow with the pro-Israel organization, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, allegedly was assaulted during move-in day...
  • A Tale of Two Fatal Police Shootings

    08/22/2014 2:29:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    As if the happenings in Ferguson, Missouri aren’t bad enough, now we have the situation in Salt Lake City, Utah with which to contend. As the whole country knows, for the last week or so, large groups of blacks have taken to the streets of Ferguson in order to express their outrage over the shooting death of a young black man, 18 year-old Michael Brown, by a white 28 year-old police officer, Darren Wilson. Mayhem and violence have been the order of the day. President Obama has weighed in on the issue, describing it as “heartbreaking.” Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Spain Robs the Pension System to Pay its Bills

    08/22/2014 2:19:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The "recovery" news in Spain keeps piling up. Via translation from El Economista, Government has already taken 37% of the total 'pensions piggy bank'. If extractions continue at the current rate, the fund would be exhausted in 4 years. The Government of Mariano Rajoy has released 24.65 billion euros of the Social Security Reserve Fund in less than two years. Such amount represents nearly 37% of the total 66.815 billion fund accumulation. That figure marks the highest cumulative piggy bank draw-down in history, following its commissioning in 2000 and after eleven years in which successive governments did not need to...
  • feminists stay silent amidst genocidal war on women

    08/22/2014 2:05:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | August 22, 2014 | KATE BRYAN
    The National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood, and other groups who joined the Democrats outcry on the “War on Women” have remained silent amidst one of the greatest attacks against women in recent years. N.O.W. and Planned Parenthood railed against conservatives on the issue of birth control coverage, yet in instances where women are actually being attacked, or even worse, kidnapped, raped and killed, these so-called feminist organizations are nowhere to be found.On April 15th, 276 women were kidnapped by the brutal terrorist group Boko Haram, which launched the #BringBackOurGirls campaign on social media. “Bring Back Our Girls” sparked massive...
  • For Michael Sam, a victory even if cut from St. Louis Rams roster

    08/22/2014 1:58:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/21/14 | Mark Maske
    ......Sam is far from a lock to start the season as one of the 53 names on the Rams’ active roster. His attempt to survive cut-down day is further complicated by the Rams’ talent-rich corps of defensive linemen, led by Robert Quinn and Chris Long. But while he may fall short of securing a roster spot when rosters are trimmed for the final time Aug. 30, from a certain perspective, Sam may have already succeeded. By turning a media frenzy into business-as-usual, by fixing the preseason narrative solely on Michael Sam the football player, both Sam and the Rams have...
  • $225,000 in Crowdfunding Raised to Support Darren Wilson

    08/22/2014 1:53:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/22/2014
    A crowdfunding site created this week to support Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and his family continues to rake in donations, but not without backlash against comments made by some of the campaign's donors. Created on Monday on the site GoFundMe, the campaign had raised over $225,000 as of midday Friday in support of Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. More than 5,600 people have pledged toward a goal of $250,000
  • More Than A Thousand Stood Under Heat & Sun For Free Food In Miami

    08/22/2014 12:54:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 8/22/14
    More than a thousand locals lined up Friday morning for several hours under the scorching sun and heat in Miami for a box full of food. The event located at the Central Shopping Plaza at 3825 NW 7th Street started at 9:00 a.m.
  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    08/22/2014 12:36:17 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 76 replies
    Calm has come to Ferguson, Missouri, after nights of violent unrest over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. But a crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?
  • 'Washington Post' editorial board stops using Redskins name

    08/22/2014 12:26:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 22, 2014 | Will Brinson
    More and more we're hearing about various members of the media ceasing to use the name "Redskins." In perhaps the biggest deal yet, the Washington Post announced Friday the editorial board would cease using the team's nickname. "While we wait for the NFL to catch up with public opinion and common decency we have decided not to use the slur ourselves except when it is essential for clarity or effect," said a statement on the paper's own site. Worth noting: this doesn't affect the actual paper. The news-gathering side of the business can -- and will as we understand it...
  • As the world burns: Obama’s “stupid stuff” foreign policy and its disastrous effects

    08/22/2014 11:50:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Gayle Trotter
    The crowded stadium roars its approval -- “Allah is great!” -- as a man shoots a woman in a public execution. Militants destroy a historic religious shrine. Women and children face public abuse, private violence, and daily fear. Girls, denied access to education, remain trapped in a seventh-century dystopia. A bloodthirsty terrorist organization promises death to Americans. Think this resembles the Middle East today? No, these references date to the turn of the millennium in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Today, these same toxic forces behead children, sell women into sex slavery, drive ethnic and religious minorities from their homeland. Refugees hide in...
  • Teacher suspended after Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin lesson (Alabama)

    08/22/2014 11:42:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    SELMA, Ala. - An Alabama teacher was suspended without pay after being accused of having sixth-grade students re-enact the deadly police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida. The Selma Times-Journal quoted Dallas County School Superintendent Don Willingham as saying the social studies teacher used poor judgment during a lesson on current events. School officials haven't identified the teacher, who works at Brantley Elementary School....
  • #Ferguson – when [a-holes] collide (epic screed with strong language)

    08/22/2014 10:55:45 AM PDT · by mojito · 18 replies
    Ivy Mike Cafe ^ | 8/21/2014 | Ivy Mike
    <p>Well, I have been trying to lay low on this thing for a while, because I knew as soon as all of the breathless reports started about Michael Brown’s death, more facts – and let’s stress that, FACTS – would come to light that would blow the immediate narrative right out of the water.</p>
  • These Parents Brought Their Kids To Burning Man - To 'See A World Without Money'

    08/22/2014 11:38:42 AM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 24 replies
    Business Insider - The Bold Italic ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rhea St. Julien
    Is Burning Man a huge art installation, a social experiment, or simply a giant rave? The people who get behind the first two concepts are the ones who believe strongly in bringing their children to the Burn. They pack up their Suburbans, slather on sunscreen, and outfit their kids in tiny wildebeest costumes. “This will always be a family-friendly event,” Burning Man employee Jim Graham stated on NPR recently. Based on their principle of radical inclusion, Burning Man officials “enthusiastically welcome children of all ages to Black Rock City.” Since the festival is an experiment in freedom and creative expression,...
  • The Islamic State of the World

    08/22/2014 11:36:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Brian and Garrett Fahry
    The American people have learned that once again, they were not told the truth. We were told that by the fall of 2012, Al Qaeda was purportedly on the run, finished off by a diplomacy that exchanged bullets for talking points, kinetic warfare for bridge-building conciliation. None of it was true. These talking points masked the reality that the vacuum created by America’s withdrawal was quickly being filled by resurgent Islamists. Now, it seems, modernity is on the run, being terrorized by adherents to a violent ideology buried in the sands of centuries past. The Islamic State (ISIS) is thriving...
  • Homeland Warns of ISIS Retaliation in US by Sympathizers

    08/22/2014 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 22, 2014 | By MIKE LEVINE
    Federal authorities today urged law enforcement across the country to be alert for possible attacks inside the United States in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic group ISIS. In a joint bulletin issued to local, state and federal law enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI said that while they are “unaware of any specific, credible threats against the Homeland” and find direct threats from ISIS “not credible,” they cannot rule out attacks in the United States from sympathizers radicalized by the group’s online propaganda. “[B]ecause of the individualized nature of the radicalization process – it is difficult...
  • Robots could murder us out of KINDNESS unless they are taught the value of human life

    08/22/2014 11:29:13 AM PDT · by dennisw · 53 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 8 22 14 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard
    The warning was made by Amsterdam-based engineer, Nell Watson Speaking at a conference in Sweden, she said robots could decide that the greatest compassion to humans as a race is to get rid of everyone Ms Watson said computer chips could soon have the same level of brain power as a bumblebee – allowing them to analyse social situations 'Machines are going to be aware of the environments around them and, to a small extent, they're going to be aware of themselves,' she said Her comments follow tweets by Tesla-founder, Elon Musk, earlier this month who said AI could be...
  • Glenn Beck: ditching conservatism - New profile in HuffPo: ‘he is mellowing a bit’

    08/22/2014 11:27:20 AM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 82 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | August 22, 2014 | Media Equalizer
    targeting Fox’s Tantaros Spumoni 1 Tough decision: ‘Day Of Rage!!!’ or spumoni? James Foley Did you view that horrible beheading video? US President Obama waves from a golf cart in Kailua Conservatives: too wimpy to hold Obama accountable? Ferguson - Fox 1 MSNBC’s ‘lynch mob mentality’ blasted Politics / Radio / Television Glenn Beck: ditching conservatism New profile in HuffPo: ‘he is mellowing a bit’ By Brian Maloney August 22nd, 2014, 1:58 EDT Beck Glenn 3 That he was even willing to do an interview with a “progressive” publication like the Huffington Post was the first clue. But whatever his...
  • Eric Holder: Leading the Rush to Judgment

    08/22/2014 11:16:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Diana West
    One thing an old Ivy League revolutionary can't stand is people noticing that he represents the Establishment. That he embodies the System to a point where he can make it stop and make it go. He will go to great lengths to convince himself, if not others, this is not so. Take Eric H. Holder Jr., Columbia College Class of 1973, Columbia Law School Class of 1976, now into his sixth year as U.S. attorney general of the Obama Imperium. The man really wants us to think he is not also "the man." Yes, he is "the attorney general of...
  • Ferguson shooting: Where's Officer Darren Wilson?

    08/22/2014 11:04:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2014 | Fatih Karimi and Michael Pearson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) As the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson calmed early Friday after nights of protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, the question remains: Where's the police officer who pulled the trigger? Officer Darren Wilson, 28, shot Michael Brown on August 9. The shooting sparked days of violent protests in Ferguson as residents demanded his arrest. Separate federal and local investigations are under way, and Wilson -- who has received death threats -- has disappeared from public view. Here's what is known about his whereabouts. Where is he now? Few outside Wilson's family and authorities know for...
  • After Losing to Hobby Lobby, Obama Admin Pushes Crippling Fines for HHS Mandate Violators

    08/22/2014 10:58:24 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 46 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/22/14 | Steven Ertelt
    After losing to Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court in a case about whether certain businesses who object to paying for abortion-causing drugs for their employees must follow the HHS mandate, the Obama administration has revised the HHS mandate rules.The revisions target religious nonprofits and those pro-life companies like Hobby Lobby.The Obama administration released a fact sheet on the newly-proposed HHS mandate rule pertaining to non-profit organizations and closely held for-profit entities, like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties. The factsheet on the new rules makes it clear that the HHS mandate violates the conscience rights of non-profit organizations and...
  • Are Republicans Abandoning the Obamacare Issue? Doubtful

    08/22/2014 10:53:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    In a bit of dubious cherry-picking, a new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans and is diminishing as a major issue. How do we know the end is near-ish? Well, so many Americans are "benefiting from the law," theorizes Heidi Przybyla, that political ads are simply not doing the job anymore. This news is somewhat unexpected -- and unpersuasive -- when you consider that a Kaiser Family Foundation poll recently found that only 15 percent of Americans believe Obamacare has directly helped them, whereas 28 percent say it...