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  • Gunman in Oregon college shooting executed classmates, saying 'I'll see you soon'

    10/04/2015 8:37:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59
    Oregon Live ^ | 10/3/2015 | Oregon Live
    Rand McGowan stayed still amid the gunfire. The 18-year-old was in the writing class where a killer opened fire Thursday, killing nine at Umpqua Community College in Oregon's deadliest mass shooting. McGowan told family members that the gunman didn't specifically target Christians but asked them about faith. The shooter, apparently planning to die during the massacre, told students: "I'll see you soon" or "I'll meet you soon."
  • Don’t read too much into Clinton’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch. Please.

    10/04/2015 6:23:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2015 | Philip Bump
    The first thing worth pointing out about Hillary Clinton on “Saturday Night Live” is that she is a decent actor.
  • Trump: Bringing Syrian refugees to U.S. could result in military coup

    10/04/2015 6:18:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/04/2015 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Saturday that bringing Syrian refugees to the U.S. could result in "one of the great military coups of all time." "This could be one of the great military coups of all time if they send them to our country -- young, strong people and they turn out to be ISIS," he told Fox News' Eric Bolling. "Now, probably that won't happen, but some of them definitely in my opinion will be ISIS." Trump said later Saturday that bringing in more refugees could have long-term effects. "This could be the ultimate Trojan horse. This one could be...
  • In Australia, seeds of Islamic radicalism sown early (barf alert)

    10/04/2015 5:44:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 4, 2015 2:08am EDT | Morag MacKinnon
    The Australian government’s focus on national security and the war on terror to tackle Islamic extremism, rather than social cohesion and inclusion, has helped create an environment for radicalized Muslim youth to emerge in disproportionate numbers, experts say.Authorities in Australia are grappling with a rise in violence perpetrated by teenagers at home as well as battling to halt the flow of those who are attempting to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic extremists. The murder of a police accountant in Sydney on Friday by a boy of Iraqi-Kurdish descent is the latest in a spate of attacks linked to...
  • Dear 'Gun Free Zone' Campus Wizards: Nine Kids Died Because Of Your Stupid Policy

    10/04/2015 5:04:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | October 4, 2015 | Doug Giles
    <p>Last Friday night I was at my favorite cigar bar watching the news of the Umpqua Community College massacre. Like you, my buddies and I were pissed off, sad and sick to our stomachs. Three things, in particular, were ticking us off regarding this senseless slaughter.</p> <p>They were ...</p>
  • Marijuana is infinitely worse than tobacco-Harper says as he encourages pot debate to go up in smoke

    10/04/2015 4:24:14 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | October 3, 2015 | Stephanie Levitz
    MONTREAL — Marijuana is “infinitely worse” than tobacco and its use should be widely discouraged in Canada, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says. The remarks come the morning after the federal leaders’ French-language debate, in which Harper’s clash with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the issue of legalization was among the evening’s more memorable exchanges.
  • 1959 Roseburg Blast

    10/04/2015 4:10:22 AM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    In the early morning hours of August 7, 1959 a fire at Gerretsen Building Supply Company ignited a truck parked on the adjacent street. The truck was carrying a two ton load of dynamite and four and one-half tons of ammonium nitrate. The subsequent blast leveled eight city blocks. The explosion created a crater fifty-two feet in diameter and twelve feet deep. Three hundred businesses within a thirty block radius were damaged by the blast. Of those, seventy-two were declared structurally unsafe resulting in major repairs and renovation. Twelve buildings beyond the eight block perimeter were condemned. The face of...
  • Six jailed in huge pot grow

    10/04/2015 4:02:20 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    GJ Sentinel (Colorado) ^ | 04 ocvt 2015 | Paul Shockley
    Six men were arrested this week after local and federal authorities targeted an elaborate illegal marijuana grow that covered a full mile of federal land, adjacent to Colorado Highway 141 at the Dolores River and near the Mesa and Montrose county lines. All totaled, 153 pounds of marijuana were hauled away in recent days by federal authorities, who boated it in trash bags from one side of the Dolores River to the other. Leonel Olaguez Cabrales, 22, Angel Guzman Gutierrez, 31, Sergio Enrique Arevalo Portillo, 26, Jose Eleno Rodarte Garcia, 38, Eduardo Arias Torres, 27, and Juan Mejia-Vasquez, 41, were...
  • Oregon Shooter’s Father Calls for Gun Control - He has never held gun, never wants to [VIDEO]

    10/04/2015 2:10:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Slate ^ | October 4, 2015 | Daniel Politi
    The father of the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college before turning a gun on himself said the shooting “would not have happened” if his son would not have been able to amass so many weapons. “The only thing I would like to say is a question that I would like to ask is how on earth could he compound 13 guns? How could that happen? They talk about gun laws, they talk about gun control but every time something like this happens they talk about it and nothing is done,” Ian Mercer told CNN. “I’m...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Abby Huntsman Hired as Fox News Reporter

    10/03/2015 11:42:15 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 3, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Fox News has hired Abby Huntsman as a new reporter to the network. Mediaite has learned that Huntsman will be joining Fox News as a general assignment reporter for the network. We reached out to Fox and a network spokesperson confirmed the hire.
  • Marco Rubio Lends Support to Anti-Cop Rhetoric, Black Lives Matter Seeks Meeting

    10/03/2015 9:37:11 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Julia Hahn
    DeRay McKesson, one of the top organizers for the Black Lives Matter movement, is seeking a meeting with presidential aspirant Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). The request for a meeting follows comments in which Rubio seemed to lend his personal support to the group’s anti-cop rhetoric. In a recent tweet, McKesson said, “@MarcoRubio, I just saw your recent interview re: the movement. Will you meet to discuss the issues, and solutions, further?” ... Rubio said that concerns held by the controversial protesters are “legitimate” and suggested that “resentment” for law enforcement was understandable.
  • Oregon gunman Chris Harper Mercer discharged from US Army

    10/03/2015 9:03:39 PM PDT · by 100American · 15 replies
    From the BBC story on Oregon shooter... Oregon college gunman Chris Harper Mercer has been described as an "uncommunicative" loner who was ejected from the US Army after less than a month of service.
  • Army issues new breastfeeding policy

    10/03/2015 8:57:36 PM PDT · by traumer · 36 replies
    (CNN)The Army issued a service-wide breastfeeding policy this week, making it the last military branch to implement guidelines for supporting nursing service members. The two-page policy, which applies to active, Guard and Reserve members, takes effect immediately. The policy says command must provide designated spaces for soldiers to pump breast milk, whether they're on base or doing field and mobility exercises. It leaves it up to soldiers and commanders to work out a schedule that balances the mother's needs and mission readiness. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Jerome Pionk said the policy is not prescriptive by design to allow for flexibility....
  • Baby’s First Dil** - courtesy of the Transgender Movement

    10/03/2015 8:26:30 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 23 replies
    gendertrender ^ | 26 Sept 2015 | GalusMag
    Sorry, not posting the actual content. This is a link to a Wordpress site talking about a product being offered by a San Francisco tranny. This is a discussion of genetalia prosthetics being offered to parents who are actively converting their very minor female children to behave as boys.
  • Trump: Refugees could launch coup in U.S.

    10/03/2015 8:20:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WPTZ-TV ^ | October 3, 2015 | Eugene Scott, CNN
    Donald Trump said Saturday that bringing Syrian refugees to the U.S. could result in "one of the great military coups of all time." "This could be one of the great military coups of all time if they send them to our country -- young, strong people and they turn out to be ISIS," he told Fox News' Eric Bolling. "Now, probably that won't happen, but some of them definitely in my opinion will be ISIS." Trump said later Saturday that bringing in more refugees could have long-term effects. "This could be the ultimate Trojan horse. This one could be written...
  • More Companies Pushing the Gay Agenda: Expedia’s New Ad ‘Connections’

    10/03/2015 7:31:08 PM PDT · by MaskedMan · 49 replies ^ | 23 June 2015 | Tami Jackson
    "The onslaught of companies and their commercials celebrating and advancing the “gay” lifestyle seems to be increasing at an exponential rate. Several years ago I began to notice a drastic change on the Food Network and HGTV. Chefs were competing for their same sex “spouse,” same sex couples were looking for houses..."
  • U.S. Political Unbelief - Who Will Hear?

    10/03/2015 7:10:22 PM PDT · by kindred
    What is REAL and REALITY today in American politics? Well... that a good question, but in all honesty who will really hear ETERNAL REALITY?? The common denominator however across the American political spectrum is the rejection of Almighty God's Heavenly summons to repent and to be saved (John 8:24, Acts 4:12, 17:30-31, 1 Tim. 2:3-4). Though many across this spectrum may claim to "know" Almighty God, they personally reject Him and the simple Biblical message of salvation in Spirit and TRUTH (Matt. 7:21-23, John 4:24, 5:38-47, 8:24, 16:2-3, Rom. 10:2-4, 1 John 4:1-5). No matter what political party you belong...
  • Strangers pay it forward to WWII vet as a 'Thank You' (free Subway sandwich everyday for vet)

    10/03/2015 6:59:59 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 15 replies
    WAFF (Alabama) ^ | 9/30/2015 | Marie Waxel
    MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (WAFF) - A simple act of kindness has sparked a chain reaction for a North Alabama World War II veteran. Strangers are buying the veteran lunch, as a way to say thank you. Like clockwork, 93-year-old Mr. Gilbert goes to Subway for lunch, usually alone, but Wednesday his son is visiting from out of state. Everyday it's the same turkey sandwich and conversation with those around him. Sharing his contagious smile and a courageous past. "I turned 20-years-old, 60 days later I'm in the Army and I went to the South Pacific,” said Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert as...
  • Father of Oregon Killer Blames GUNS, Not Son, For Umpqua Massacre [VIDEO]

    10/03/2015 5:37:10 PM PDT · by absentee · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/3/15 | Caleb Howe
    "I'm not trying to say that they're to blame for what happened. But if Chris had not been able to get hold of 13 guns it wouldn't have happened." CNN just interviewed the father of the murderer of nine people at Umpqua Community College this week, and though he claims he is not blaming guns, he spent most of the interview doing that exact thing. "That's what guns are. The killers. It's as simple as that. It's black and white," he says. Guns are the killers. Not his son.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ BE HAPPY ~ 04 October 2015

    10/03/2015 4:59:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 48 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            BE HAPPY "Don't worry. Be happy". I'm sure everyone has heard that song on the radio at one time or another. But I wonder if we ask ourselves, "Are we happy?" I don't mean that we should be constantly ecstatic or exuberant, but HAPPY, full of that deep down inner contentment which persists even in the midst of trials and tribulations? Because we are the children of God, God is concerned and cares for us. Whatever our real needs, we can rest assured that God will fulfill them, albeit in His own time and accordance...
  • Putin defends Russia’s ban on youth-focused gay propaganda: ‘... leave kids in peace’

    10/03/2015 3:38:27 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 37 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | Sept 29 2015 | Lifesite
    MOSCOW, September 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – In 2013, Russia passed an amendment to the country's Child Protection Law against "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors," which also safeguards children from being adopted by homosexuals. Western governments, led by the United States, condemned the law, which has as its purpose "Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values," as hateful, bigoted, and out of step with modern societies.
  • Father of Oregon Shooter: How Is It So Easy to Get 13 Guns?

    10/03/2015 3:37:15 PM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 10/3/2015 | Todd Beamon
    The father of the Oregon community college shooter said Saturday that he "had no idea that he had any guns whatsoever" and called for more restrictions as he questioned how his 26-year-old son obtained as many as 13 firearms. "How on Earth could he compile 13 guns? How can that happen?" asked Ian Mercer, the father of Christopher Harper-Mercer, who killed nine people and injured nine others in the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.
  • Dressed in all black, brandishing a gun and chanting 'Allah, Allah'....

    10/03/2015 3:23:48 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 4th October 2015 | Jenny Awford
    Chilling footage has emerged showing the final moments of a 'radicalised' 15-year-old after he stormed a police headquarters and shot an accountant at point-blank range in an 'act of terrorism'. Schoolboy Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammad can been seen running down the street brandishing his gun in the air just seconds after killing father-of-two Curtis Cheng, 58. Dressed in a black robe, the lone gunman can be heard screaming at officers before having a shoot-out with three special constables guarding the station in Parramatta, Sydney. Multiple shots can be heard and the Channel Seven video then shows the Iranian-born youth, who...
  • Media Narrative: Half-Black Oregon Killer is a "White Supremacist"

    10/03/2015 2:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Was he a Half-White Supremacist? According to the LA Times, Chris Harper Mercer, the Oregon killer, was a "White Supremacist". One slight problem. Mercer identified as multi-racial. His mother was black. He doesn't seem to have even known his father. He identified with black TV killer Vester Lee Flanagan. This doesn't seem to have stopped the media with George Zimmerman who was labeled a white Hispanic, so maybe Chris Harper Mercer was a white Black? Was he a Half-White Supremacist? I'm not an expert on "White Supremacism", but being half-black and then shooting a bunch of white Christians would make...
  • Oregon college shooting is all the more reason to carry guns, say local residents

    10/03/2015 2:21:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 2, 2015 | Rory Carroll in Roseburg, Oregon
    A sign in the Roseburg Gun Shop. Interviews with almost a dozen residents of the rural Oregon community on Friday yielded unanimity on their biggest threats: gun control and Barack Obama.The deadliest mass killing in the state’s history had taken place a few miles away and to the staff and customers of the Roseburg Gun Shop it was clear they faced a grave threat – from Barack Obama. Authorities had just discovered a cache of 13 weapons possessed by the shooter, Chris Harper Mercer, but the man they feared was thousands of miles away in the White House, plotting, as...
  • Clinton promotes gay rights as a main pillar of 2016 bid

    10/03/2015 1:54:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 3, 2015 4:44 PM EDT | Lisa Lerer
    Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday delivered the strongest speech in support of gay rights in the 2016 presidential race on Saturday, promising that ending discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people would be a central pillar of her administration. “I see the injustices and the dangers that you and your families still face,” she told hundreds of gay activists at the annual meeting of the Human Rights Campaign. “I’m running for president to stand up for the fundamental rights of LGBT Americans.” She added: “That’s a promise from one HRC to another.” The statement marked a remarkable evolution for Clinton,...
  • The American Economy is a RINO: Republican In Name Only

    10/03/2015 1:35:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Jeff Crouere
    For the past few years, the Obama lovers in the media have been boasting about the supposedly great economy Americans are enjoying. According to this fictitious narrative, Obama’s strong leadership saved the economy and led to our “recovery,” but, in reality, we face today a RINO or “Recovery in Name Only” economy. The real economy was exposed in the September labor report. The country created only 142,000 new jobs, much less than expectations. This year, we are adding fewer than 200,000 new jobs each month, well below last year’s average of 260,000 new jobs per month. The so-called experts blame...
  • 26 killed in Guatemala landslide; hundreds missing, authorities say

    10/03/2015 1:32:56 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | October 3, 2015
    At least 26 people are dead and many more are missing after a massive landslide covered much of a town in Guatemala. The rain-soaked side of a hill crashed down onto El Cambray, burying dozens of homes, said National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction, Alejandro Maldonado.
  • I’m a pedophile, you’re the monsters: My week inside the vile right-wing hate machine

    10/03/2015 1:30:30 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 106 replies
    Salon ^ | 9/30/2015
    My pedophilia essay outraged the right. My attempt to humanize a real problem brought out their nastiest rage My article “I’m A Pedophile, But Not a Monster” was published last week and it has been a whirlwind since. I’ve spent days doing radio interviews, even an appearance on TV (HLN’s Dr. Drew on Call), but mainly just answering the hundreds of emails that have poured in. Yes, the vast majority of them have been supportive. While there has been a visible backlash, predominantly from the political right, in private it has been a different story. This piece has generated debate...
  • Why the Civil War Remains Relevant Today

    10/03/2015 1:28:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 175 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Ed Bonekemper
    Although the American Revolution resulted in independence for the United States and World War II made it an international power, the American Civil War was arguably the most important war in American history. It truly was an American watershed. In order to appreciate that war’s significance, it must be understood what the Civil War was about. Contrary to all-too-popular opinion, the Civil War was not about states’ rights. Instead it was all about slavery and white supremacy. As shown in my just-released book, The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North...
  • The un-Christian immorality of socialist Pope Francis

    10/03/2015 1:11:49 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 3, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    There was a time when even if you were not Catholic, and even if you strenuously disagreed with Roman Catholic doctrine and practice, you could still expect the pontiffs to be on the right side of world events. Yet, we've come a long way from John Paul II joining with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to oppose the Soviet Union and worldwide Communism. Those who believed that Communism "fell" with the Berlin Wall were premature, and didn't realize that it was merely going underground, taking on new forms and putting forward new faces to the public at large. One of...
  • Gunman who shot dead NSW police employee was radicalised youth

    10/03/2015 1:06:56 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    The actions of the 15-year-old gunman who shot dead a New South Wales police civilian employee were an act of terrorism, police say. The radicalised youth of Middle Eastern background has been named as Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammad. He killed the police employee, Curtis Cheng, as he was leaving police headquarters at Parramatta in Sydney's west around 4:30pm yesterday. The offender then fired several more shots at officers as they emerged from the building to respond to the incident. He was killed when the officers, who are special constables, returned fire.
  • 'Simple Messages' Often The Most Important

    10/03/2015 12:49:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Kathryn Lopez
    Pope Francis came and went, and our headlines remained the same. Congress missed an opportunity to make progress in our intractable abortion debate. Oregon families mourned loved ones killed in another shooting. We yell about laws to address all these things, but there's something more that is needed. Something more foundational. Bryan Carter runs the Gesu School, a Jesuit school in Philadelphia. He is one of many Catholics I met in Philadelphia last week who wanted to tell their Catholic stories as the world descended on the City of Brotherly Love. Some of Carter's students tangoed for the pope during...
  • Shooting In Gun-Free Australia Leaves ‘At Least Two Dead’

    10/03/2015 12:21:04 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On October 2–just one day after Obama suggested an Australian-like gun ban might be the way forward for America–a gunman opened fire outside a daycare by State Crime Command in Sydney, Australia. Fox News reports “at least two are dead.” Details are scant, but The Sydney Morning Herald reports that “the gunman, who one witnessed said was dressed in a black gown, opened fire on a police IT worker outside the State Crime Command, which houses some of the state’s top detectives, in Parramatta at 4.35pm on Friday.” Parramatta real estate agent Edwin Almeida heard shots and looked out the...

    10/03/2015 12:10:20 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies ^ | 1/2/1989 | Natalie and Gerald Sirkin
    Western culture is not transmitted through the genes. It has to be taught to each succeeding generation. To transmit this heritage, we depend on our schools and colleges. Never has a public trust been more misplaced. We are reminded of the rupturing of our cultural pipeline by the current debate over curricular changes at Stanford University. In a speech at Stanford on April 18, Secretary of Education William J. Bennett blasted that University for scrapping its basic course, "Western Thought," which has been required for all freshmen. The "Western Thought" course was introduced in 1980. It was a step toward...
  • Why We Should Take a Closer Look at Ben Carson

    10/03/2015 12:00:26 PM PDT · by gasport · 30 replies
    Time ^ | 15/10/2 | Benjamin Crump
    Benjamin Crump is President of the National Bar Association and represents the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice. Michael Brown's attorney says the Republican presidential candidate is a role model for men like him
  • Hillary Clinton Invites Ted Cruz to Gay-Pride Parade {How Should Cruz Respond?]

    10/03/2015 11:42:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/03/2015 | by BRENDAN BORDELON
    Hillary Clinton ridiculed her Republican opponents during a Saturday speech before America’s preeminent gay-rights organization, poking fun at Ben Carson’s views on gay marriage and inviting Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) to a gay-pride parade. “Ted Cruz slammed a political opponent for marching in a pride parade. He clearly has no idea what he’s missing,” she told board members and staff of the D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign. “Pride parades are so much fun! I was marching in them when I was First Lady. You should join us sometimes, senator. Come on!” Clinton spoke in a crowded ballroom at D.C.’s ritzy...
  • ’Carly Fiorina Was Right': Group Releases Full Abortion Video Mentioned in GOP Debate

    10/03/2015 11:07:49 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Sep 2015 | John Sexton
    **WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT** The Center for Bioethical Reform, in partnership with the Grantham collection, has released the full version of a video which became a source of political controversy after the 2nd Republican debate. The 13 minute long video shows the birth of what CBR describes as a “17 1/2 week fetus.” The fetus is placed in a metal pan with a clamp attached to its umbilical cord. A comparison demonstrates the new video is the source of the brief segment that appeared in a video produced by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a pro-life investigatory group which has...
  • Islam's Effects on Germany

    10/03/2015 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 17 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10 3 2015 | Dick Bachert
    At risk of being tagged a one trick pony, I submit for your consideration a 30 minute video dealing with the impact of virtually unrestrained muslim immigration on Germany. It's in German with subtitles so you'll need to give it your full attention. In it you'll see what happens to the culture of a nation when the formerly relatively homogeneous population and their leaders fail to REQUIRE that immigrants -- even those who speak the language -- ASSIMILATE at a deeper CULTURAL LEVEL. The destructive process is called "balkanization" (a pejorative geopolitical term, originally used to describe the process of...
  • 4 Pro-Gun Arguments We're Sick of Hearing

    10/03/2015 10:07:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 10/1/2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    Another day, another horrible mass shooting. This one was in the small town of Roseburg, Oregon, on the Umpqua Community College campus. More than two dozen people were reportedly hit with gunfire. While victims are being rushed to the hospital, many right-wing pundits and politicians are no doubt readying their talking points to explain why the 264th mass shooting of the year does not mean the United States should tighten up access to deadly firearms.
  • Sarah Palin speaks in SLC for pregnancy center fundraiser [Utah]

    10/03/2015 7:46:43 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Glen Beeby
    Sarah Palin was the featured speaker for the annual Pregnancy Resource Center of Salt Lake City fundraiser. The former Alaska Governor highlighted the importance for woman to have options and a place to turn to for help. The organization helps give counseling, pregnancy tests, and free ultrasounds to women. The group spends around $375,000 for their services and this event is their biggest fundraiser of the year. Executive Director Jim Kerr said Palin's story is an inspiration to a lot of people and their clients that's why he invited her to come. By giving food, clothing, and sullies to mothers...
  • Tennessee School Districts REFUSE to Comply with Open Records Requests and Reveal Contents ...

    10/03/2015 7:29:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/3/15 | Pamela Geller
    A local activist informs me that an open records request is related to a grassroots reaction among parents against an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in Tennessee middle schools. Earlier this month, for example, parents in the Nashville suburb of in Spring Hill expressed alarm because their public middle school children are learning about Islam in a world history class but, the parents say, the course material pointedly ignores Christianity.”But Tennessee school officials are stonewalling. Clearly they have something to hide. And this islamization is going on in school districts all over the country. Read...
  • Health insurance provider Colorado Access cutting Medicare coverage for coming year

    10/03/2015 7:29:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    NYC Today ^ | 10/02/2015 | Diane Hoffman
    Health insurance provider Colorado Access is going to cut Medicare coverage for the coming year. As a result of the move around 5,500 senior and disabled customers will have to look for alternatives. Chief operating officer of Colorado Access, Matt Case has said that the Denver-based nonprofit will also let go 83 employees who were a part of Colorado Access Medicare and its subsidiary Access Health Colorado. Besides this, extra 40 openings will remain unfilled. Case said that Colorado Access has also drawn down administrative expenses, cutting down the salaries of its executive teams. Case said, “While it's never easy...
  • QUIZ: Are You a Democrat, a Republican or a Redneck?

  • 'Massive planned invasion' storms channel tunnel as 'migrants' seek to enter Britain

    10/03/2015 6:46:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 10/3/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The tunnel connecting Britain and France was closed to train traffic for up to 6 hours, as hundreds of ‘migrants’ engaged in a planned assault to use it to enter the UK. The Daily Express reports: Eurotunnel services between Folkestone and Calais have been suspended until at least 10am in both directions – with passengers facing delays of up to six hours. Officials believe the "large and co-ordinated" group planned the intrusion before attempting to reach Britain at around 12.30am on Saturday. A Eurotunnel sokesman said: "It's a massive invasion and intrusion by a very large and co-ordinated group of...
  • Before There Was ISIS, There Was the Weather Underground

    10/03/2015 6:38:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 10/3/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Like the radical left-wing domestic terrorists befriended two decades ago by Barack Hussein Obama, the totalitarian mass murderers of the Islamic State are reportedly determined to kill millions of Americans. Slaughtering Americans by the millions was a key objective of the Weather Underground Organization (WUO), which was led during the Vietnam War era by Obama's close Chicagoland friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers, among other individuals. Ayers described the Weatherman philosophy as "Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at." He was delighted in...
  • Trump Leading by 27% in Union Stronghold as Teamsters Want Meeting and Unions Abandon Hillary

    10/03/2015 6:30:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 49 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | Oct 1, 2015
    Reports say that the influential Teamsters union may snub Hillary Clinton in favor of endorsing a Republican candidate such as Donald Trump for the White House in 2016.Such a move would likely be a notable boost for Republicans with Independents and “Reagan Democrats,” a critical segment of swing-voters that candidates spend millions trying to woo. These “middle of the road” type voters are crucial to winning bellwether regions like Michigan’s Macomb County.Clinton also faces snubs from other powerful unions like the AFL-CIO and AFSCME, refusing to back Hillary as they try to push Vice President Joe Biden into the race.According...
  • Will Roseburg Prompt a ‘National Conversation’ on Anti-Christian Bigotry?

    10/03/2015 6:26:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/3/15 | David French
    The reports are multiplying — the gunman who killed ten people in Roseburg, Ore., yesterday did, in fact, target Christians during his shooting spree. The brother of victim Autumn Vicari told NBC News that the shooter told his victims to stand and asked them whether they were Christians. If they said “yes,” he shot them in the head. “If they said ‘other’ or didn’t answer, they were shot elsewhere in the body, usually the leg.” A similar report came from student Kortney Moore, who was on the scene. With Christians explicitly targeted for mass murder, are we now going to launch a...
  • Shooting up America: Guns are a national disgrace

    10/03/2015 6:18:58 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mark Morford
    Guns are, in a word, perfect. Guns are unparalleled, really; they are small masterpieces of precision engineering, one of humanity’s most deliberate, perfectly designed tools. There is simply no denying a gun’s intention, no possible misunderstanding of its reason for existing. Unlike cars, knives, drugs, alcohol or any other freely available, potentially deadly items which can (and do) kill lots of people, guns are the only commercially available instrument in the world that we designed specifically for the purpose of the eradication of life. A gun’s nature is, as they say in the tech world, baked in to the hardware....
  • The History of the Niceness of Muslims

    10/03/2015 5:30:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Islam Watch ^ | 10/3/15 | Mumin Salih
    The Quran describes Muslims as being nice to each other and harsh against the unbelievers (Q. 48:29 “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those with him are forceful against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves…”). Some may argue that it is wrong and unfair to look only at the Muslims’ harsh side and make a judgement. This article browses through Islamic history attempt to see how nice the Muslims have been to each other. The following is only a small selection of events that come to mind.The Quran correctly says that reminders benefit the believers (Q.51:55 “And remind, for indeed,...