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  • Arab leaders, viewing Hamas as worse than Israel, stay silent

    07/31/2014 2:49:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Times of India ^ | July 31, 2014 | David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times News Service
    CAIRO: Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting. Not this time. After the military ouster of the Islamist government in Cairo last year, Egypt has led a new coalition of Arab states — including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan — that has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip. That, in turn, may have contributed to the failure of the antagonists to reach a negotiated ceasefire even after more than...
  • Dissenting judge raises polygamy question

    07/31/2014 2:24:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Greensboro News-Record ^ | July 29, 2014 | Doug Clark
    Yesterday's majority opinion in the Virginia same-sex marriage case obviously is getting all the press, but Judge Paul Niemeyer raised an interesting issue in his dissent. "The plaintiffs also largely ignore the problem with their position that if the fundamental right to marriage is based on 'the constitutional liberty to select the partner of one’s choice,' as they contend, then that liberty would also extend to individuals seeking state recognition of other types of relationships that States currently restrict, such as polygamous or incestuous relationships," he wrote. Ridiculous? Yes, it's easy to dismiss this reasoning as preposterous. But, of course,...
  • Texas: Judge to sort out math, race disputes in Irving ISD trial (white voters vs ineligible voters)

    07/31/2014 2:08:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 20, 2014 | AVI SELK
    The trial over Irving ISD’s election system ended Wednesday after three days of testimony about race, math and the right to vote.U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater must now decide whether Irving ISD’s setup illegally blocks Hispanics from electing their favored candidates. If he does, he could force the district to rewrite its election system for the second time in two years.Fitzwater ruled against the same plaintiffs—failed school board candidate Manuel Benavidez and his law firm, Bickel & Brewer—when they first sued Irving ISD in the late 2000s. The judge found that Hispanic residents were too few and far between to...
  • Police investigating Comic-Con cosplay assault, photographer arrested

    07/31/2014 12:00:43 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Polygon.com ^ | Jul 30, 2014 at 3:50pm | Brian Crecente
    A 29-year-old cosplay photographer was arrested Sunday morning at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina hotel in connection with the discovery of a bloodied and unconscious 17-year-old cosplayer in town for San Diego Comic-Con. Justin Kalior was arrested early Sunday morning, July 27, in the hotel at 333 West Harbor Drive, police told Polygon. He was booked into San Diego County Jail later that day on charges of sexual contact with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to a police press release. Kalior was not charged with assault and police have not clarified if...
  • Crucial Questions: 20 Free eBooks from R.C. Sproul

    07/30/2014 11:31:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 7/31/14 | Nathan Bingham
    To further help Christians know what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it, in May 2013 we made the ebook editions of R.C. Sproul’s Crucial Questions series free forever. We continue to publish new ebooks in this series and this year have added Are These the Last Days?, What Is Repentance?, and What Is the Relationship between Church and State?
  • You’ll Never Guess Why Liberals Are Attacking This Business!

    07/30/2014 10:41:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa
    Politi Chicks ^ | 7/30/14 | Michele Holt
    We’ve been witnessing attacks against conservatives and their principles for quite some time so this recent example really should be of no surprise. Just this week on Twitter, liberal artist Cher went on her predictable tirade against Senator Rand Paul suggesting he was against civil rights for minorities. Of course she was lying and twisting her interpretation of what Sen. Paul’s stance is on the matter, but is that not what liberals in Hollywood and media are known for? Morris Communications is a multi-media conglomerate that seems to have been a recent target of liberal website Gawker as well as...
  • Justin Bieber Denies Using Wheelchair to Avoid Long Disneyland Lines

    07/30/2014 10:32:26 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 23 2014 | Christian Post
    Justin Bieber has denied reports claiming he used a wheelchair to cut lines at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California on Sunday. The "Confident" singer, 20, was photographed sitting in a wheelchair device while posing for photos with fans at the world famous theme park over the weekend. Despite critics speculating that Bieber may have used the wheelchair to avoid long queues, a rep for the singer insists that he sat in it briefly to nurse a knee injury, according to TMZ.com.
  • Airports on high alert for fliers with Ebola symptoms

    07/30/2014 8:56:42 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Amid fears of a global Ebola epidemic, the feds are keeping a close eye on passengers arriving at JFK and other international airports in the United States to quarantine anyone showing signs of the deadly virus. And the city’s Health Department alerted doctors and other health providers to immediately report anyone they suspect might have the disease.
  • Stunner on The View: You Want to Protect Yourself Ladies? 'Get a Gun in Your Home!'

    07/30/2014 8:49:54 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/30/14 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Something really remarkable happened on Tuesday’s edition of The View. Three out of the four panelists actually came out strongly in favor of a woman’s right to protect herself and her children with a gun! The one panelist who didn’t want a gun in the house? ABC Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer. The three who favored firearm ownership (Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and FNC’s Juliet Huddy) all shared the real world threats that prompted them to go get a gun. The segment began with The View airing a new ad from the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety...
  • Tribe: Remove ‘halfbreed’ from Montana place names

    07/30/2014 8:09:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 7:19 PM EDT | Lisa Baumann
    The time has come to remove the words “halfbreed” and “breed” from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around Montana, according to leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Nicholas Vrooman, who works with the tribe, presented a bill draft to that effect during a recent meeting with the State-Tribal Relations Legislative Committee. The words are racist terms that demean American Indians, he said. […] The bill would require state and other agencies to identify places with the terms and remove them from maps, signs and markers when age or vandalism calls for an update. It...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Plans San Francisco, Silicon Valley Protests

    07/30/2014 7:18:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    The Westboro Baptist Church is bringing its circus to San Francisco. The well-known Kansas-based evangelical faith group, which has been called a hate group for its anti-LGBT protesting of funerals and other touchy events, is planning to protest in San Francisco and Silicon Valley on August 12, according to reports. Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Found Dead The reason behind it? Silicon Valley bigwigs like Mark Zuckerberg "cram sodomite propaganda down everyone's throats," according to the church. SFist reports that the church's adherents will roam the campuses of "Facebook, Google, and Apple" as well as the San Francisco locations of social media...
  • Social Media Is Making People Dumber, Fears Elliott's Paul Singer

    07/30/2014 6:10:31 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 30 2014 | Tyler Durden
    PROGRESS? Some technology represents unquestioned progress, despite causing real challenges to the employment prospects of citizens who are made redundant. For example, recent advances in science and medicine have merely scratched the surface in terms of enhancing our ability to find cures for diseases in an increasingly focused way at sharply diminished cost. Also, the technology of moving people and goods in vehicles and organizing their movement on roads contains tremendous opportunities for cost and energy efficiencies, as do the areas of resource extraction, the development of alternative energy and the efficiency of food production. These are just a few...
  • They actually went through with it. [email from nobama]

    07/30/2014 6:07:44 PM PDT · by upchuck · 41 replies
    email | Wed, July 30, 2014 | Lindsay Siler
    They actually went through with it. Speaker John Boehner and House leaders just voted to sue President Obama -- for doing his job. Of all the things the House could actually vote on before they leave for a 5-week break, this is what they decided to do. Let's be clear about where this is headed: It's going to cost taxpayers millions of dollars, and waste everyone's time. Worse, this is only going to add fuel to the extreme calls to impeach the President. House leadership has already made this Congress the least productive in modern history. And this lawsuit publicity...
  • In Church Attics, Clues to the Private Life of Early America

    07/30/2014 6:02:15 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 30, 2014 | MICHAEL PAULSON
    STURBRIDGE, Mass. — Sarah Blanchard was sorry she skipped a worship service. Sarah Wood apologized for denouncing infant baptisms. And as for the Cheneys, Joseph and Abigail? Well, “with shame, humiliation and sorrow,” they acknowledged having had sex before marriage. More than 250 years ago, their confessions of sin were dutifully logged by the minister of the church here, alongside records of baptisms, marriages and deaths, notes about meetings heated and routine, accounts of finances, texts of sermons, and, in some cases, personal accounts of conversion experiences from young adults. Now, in a regionwide scavenger hunt, a pair of historians...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 31 July 2014

    07/30/2014 5:59:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 47 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FLIGHT FORMATION Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 5 fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during an air-power demonstration in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 20, 2013. The Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ramon G. Go Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our...
  • Obama order to expand labor rights for contractors

    07/30/2014 5:50:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | AP News
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labor violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday. Obama's order will require companies seeking federal contracts valued at more than $500,000 to make public any labor law violations in the last three years, a step the Obama administration hopes will incentivize companies to resolve labor disputes such as back wage claims.
  • 'I Love My Soldier' Bumper Sticker Sparks Hate-Filled Note From Stranger

    07/30/2014 5:11:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 102 replies
    CafeMom ^ | 7-16-14 | Michele Zipp
    Many people put stickers on their cars that show something about them. Ellen Wilson of Savannah, Georgia, has an "I Love My Soldier" bumper sticker on her car to show her support for her fiance in the military. This sticker apparently enraged someone so much that they left a threatening note on Wilson's windshield while she was shopping inside her local Target store. The note, which was unsigned, was clearly written by a person who was very angry -- it's a full-on rant with an underlined word and an expletive. It also contained a threat saying she was lucky he...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Report reveals ‘disturbing trend’ of brazen attacks against border security by gangs...

    07/30/2014 4:40:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2014 | Jana Winter
    Complete title: EXCLUSIVE: Report reveals ‘disturbing trend’ of brazen attacks against border security by gangs, drug and human traffickersEXCLUSIVE: A game warden hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft. Police officers wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. Criminals spewing obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for – and receiving – medical treatment. And that was just last week. A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal...
  • Open Borders Invite Threat Of Ebola Terrorism

    07/30/2014 4:25:02 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Invewstor's Business Daily ^ | July 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: As the Ebola disease spreads in Africa and detainees from that continent are apprehended, the question must be asked: What if terrorists already willing to die try to bring the disease across our porous southern border? The Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could land in the U.S., according to John O'Connor, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "It's true," he says, "that anyone with an illness is just one plane ride away from coming to the U.S." Indeed, a Liberian man infected...
  • Emails show ex-IRS official Lerner using derogatory terms for Republicans

    07/30/2014 4:14:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 30, 2014
    House Republicans have dug up emails from Lois Lerner in which the former IRS official refers to some in the Republican Party as “---holes” and "crazies" – an exchange they say shows her “animus” toward conservatives. The November 2012 emails were released Wednesday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., as part of his renewed call for the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate. Lerner is the ex-IRS official who led the unit accused of targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny. In the email exchange, Lerner appears to be chatting with...
  • EBOLA: Doctor Quarantined in Canada

    07/30/2014 4:04:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    A Canadian doctor has put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in West Africa treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus alongside an American doctor who is now infected .... Azaria Marthyman of Victoria, British Columbia had worked in Liberia, one of four countries hit by an outbreak... one of his American colleagues, doctor Kent Brantly, is being treated for the disease. .... Brantly, 33, became infected with Ebola while working with patients in the Liberian capital of Monrovia as he helped treat victims of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. He "is not doing well. He...
  • Christian Mother Sentenced to Death in Sudan Expected in New Hampshire This Week

    07/30/2014 3:56:37 PM PDT · by GilGil · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Some time this week, 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim is expected to arrive among relatives in Manchester, New Hampshire. She made international news for being sentenced to death in Sudan for her Christian faith, but she was able to get to Rome on July 24 and will be in Manchester soon.
  • Michelle Obama says the 'blood of Africa' runs through her veins

    07/30/2014 3:50:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/30/14 | Annika McGinnis - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family’s African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the “blood of Africa” runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women. Her husband had shied away from discussing his African heritage in his own remarks to the 500 Africans finishing a six-week Washington leadership fellowship on Monday, referencing his Kenyan father only once and in the question-and-answer session. But Michelle Obama said as an African American woman, her discussion with the African youth was “deeply personal.” “The...
  • Over 40 Naval Ships Join for Rare Photo Op

    07/30/2014 3:39:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 47 replies
    gCaptain ^ | July 30, 2014 | Mike Schuler
    A rare occurrence recently in the Pacific Ocean as more than 40 international naval ships joined together for a single photo shoot.
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship Targets Children of Portland under Harsh Criticism

    07/30/2014 3:27:50 PM PDT · by fwdude · 17 replies
    ChristianHeadlines.com ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Carrie Dedrick
    Christian group Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) has set its sights on bringing the children of Portland to Christianity. CEF’s Good News Club is targeting kids at typical summer locations such as pools and parks to join the group amidst harsh criticism. Oregon is known as the least religious state in the nation from Gallup polls in 2008 and 2012 which is why CEF chose the location for its outreach. And as the current law stands, the Good News Club does not need parent consent forms to approach children in public spaces, as they do for schools. According to the AP,...
  • BREAKING: Senate report exposes the movement as cash machine controlling the EPA

    07/30/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 29 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | July 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA A new report was released today by the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, and it is damning. All this time that climate skeptics are accused of being in the employ of “big oil” is nothing more than a projection of their own greed. Some excerpts: Over 7.9 BILLION in funding between these groups.
  • Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’

    07/30/2014 2:40:28 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 30, 2014 | Roberta Rampton
    KANSAS CITY Mo (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to "stop just hatin' all the time" even as Republicans prepared to sue him over charges he has overstepped the bounds of his office. Republicans in the House of Representatives were expected to vote on Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against the president for exceeding his presidential authority while implementing the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law.
  • Purchasing Power Sits Idle in the Basement

    07/30/2014 2:30:38 PM PDT · by SovereignSociety · 6 replies
    Economy and Markets ^ | July 29th, 2014 | Rodney Johnson
    Studying and understanding demographic trends is critical when predicting generational spending patterns and long-term economic trends in our economy and markets. The Pew Research Center estimates that in 2012, 57 million Americans lived in multi-generational households, which is defined as two or more adult generations under the same roof. This is more than twice the number of people in such arrangements in 1980. To be clear, no one thinks there’s a rush to bring the aging parents of boomers back into the family home. This is all about the kids who, at this point, have finished their education but...
  • 90% of Babies Diagnosed With Down Syndrome Are Aborted, One Abortion Activist Wants More

    07/30/2014 2:18:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/30/14 | Cassy Fiano
    Washington, DC (LiveAction) — Earlier this week, Live Action News writer Sarah Terzo wrote an article detailing the abhorrent treatment that many new parents receive from the medical industry after they are told of a positive diagnosis of Down syndrome. The stories are heartbreaking — unless, of course, you’re a pro-abortion extremist who would rather see all babies with Down syndrome killed off as soon as possible, please.The pro-abortion Chelsea Hoffman responded to Terzo’s piece by denying that such abysmal treatment happens all that regularly, and argues against giving women accurate information about Down syndrome. The folks at Live Action...
  • The US is the new Switzerland

    07/30/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/30/2014 | Ron Insana
    <p>U.S. markets have been remarkably calm in the wake of escalating violence around the world, whether between Israel and Hamas, or Russian proxies and Ukraine, to name but two of the planet's hottest spots.</p> <p>And with every ill wind that blows, money appears to be blowing westward with ever greater frequency.</p>
  • The View goes Pro Gun? (Pigs are flying)

    07/30/2014 1:56:02 PM PDT · by skyman · 21 replies
    You Tube ^ | 07/30/14 | Free Beacon
    Watch this clip on youtube about The View hosts discussing the latest anti-gun public service announcement commercial. Their reaction will surprise you. Link below The View goes pro gun
  • Nonviolence rally marred by multiple fights

    07/30/2014 1:42:59 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 21 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | July 29, 2014 | MATT CAMPBELL
    A circus parade and rally for nonviolence that drew hundreds of people to the Linwood Shopping Center on Tuesday evening had to be cut short when multiple fights broke out. Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté said the organizers stopped the event. He tweeted that the crowds dispersed and there were no reported injuries. But the fighting marred an event, called “Your Life Counts,” that was intended to celebrate survival in a city plagued by crime. Performers and animals from the UniverSoul Circus paraded north on Prospect Avenue from 39th Street to the rally. * Performers in bright costumes walked...
  • First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

    07/30/2014 1:37:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 4:09 PM EDT | Stacy A. Anderson
    Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens,” Mrs. Obama said. The first lady spoke Wednesday to the inaugural class of young African fellows who are getting six weeks of leadership training in the United States as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. …
  • Massachusetts Governor Signs Radical Bill Prohibiting Pro-Life Free Speech

    07/30/2014 1:05:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/30/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Despite the fact the nation’s highest court took the state of Massachusetts to task for passing a law curtailing the free speech rights of pro-life advocates, the Bay State is again trying to suppress them.In a unanimous decision last month, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts buffer zone law prohibiting pro-life free speech outside abortion clinics. The decision was a huge victory for pro-life sidewalk counselors who provide women with abortion alternatives.In their ruling, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that created a 35-foot “buffer zone” restricting pro-life advocates from speaking with people entering abortion facilities.Saying the...
  • Pediatricians Have the Right to Ask About Guns

    07/30/2014 12:46:11 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 166 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/30/14 | Russell Saunders
    As a pediatrician, I have one, straightforward professional obligation: to safeguard and support the health and wellbeing of my patients. In my case, those patients are children, but you could change the age range of the people coming into the office and apply that statement to any medical provider. Asking about guns in the house is no exception. When I ask parents if there are firearms in the home, and if so how they are secured, it is for the sole purpose of keeping their children safe. Physicians in Florida are being threatened with a law that, if enacted, will...
  • DHS Raid Home To Seize Land Rover For Violation Of EPA Regulations

    07/30/2014 11:57:04 AM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    ConservativeByte.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Unknown
    As part of its mission to “protect the Homeland,” the DHS has been busy seizing imported vehicles that don’t comply with safety and CO2 regulations. Jennifer and Bill Brinkley were satisfied that their $60,000 dollar purchase of a Land Rover Defender on eBay complied with regulations because it fell into the exemption category of a vehicle 25 years or older.
  • Geraldo Rivera: Matt Drudge ‘doing his best to stir up a civil war’

    07/30/2014 11:50:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has accused conservative blogger Matt Drudge of trying to inflame conservatives and “stir up a civil war,” due to his website’s aggressive coverage of the border crisis. “Shame on Drudge,” Mr. Rivera tweeted Wednesday morning. “His authoritative website has gone hysterical on issue of immigrant children. 14 stories like ‘Could Ebola sneak across?’” Mediaite reports that the top 15 stories linked Wednesday morning on DrudgeReport.com were about U.S. immigration policy, while another eight were dedicated to Ebola.
  • Truth On Our Side?

    07/30/2014 11:48:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Erica Wanis
    One of the primary critiques of religion popular among New Atheists and secularists generally is that it is arrogant and close-minded for any group to claim a monopoly on Truth. The idea that a divine creator had a plan and ordered things a certain way, that he (or she, or it) revealed the Truth to an elect group and that all mankind will be judged by how closely they aligned their lives with the Truth... nothing could be more offensive to the secular progressive worldview. On the contrary, secular progressives claim the mantle of open-mindedness and tolerance. They understand that...
  • Jon Voight Slams Obama, Kerry At Pro-Israel Rally

    07/30/2014 11:41:44 AM PDT · by South40 · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/22/2014 | Jon Voight
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLaOrOct2FE
  • Forget the Shakedown and Look to Rosie and Florence

    07/30/2014 11:36:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Charles Payne
    The old poverty pimps and entities with vested interest in stirring the pot and limiting hope are pushing in overdrive these days. In today’s USA Today, Jesse Jackson is claiming that the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley is a sign of racism and sexism. He is calling on President Obama to do something about it. “There is no talent shortage. There’s an opportunity shortage.” Jesse Jackson What he has done is actually cite the fact that Silicon Valley is hip and put out neat gadgets as the reason it gets a free pass for being one of the most...
  • Mika Brzezinski: ‘Keep it Right Here on Morning Jew’

    07/30/2014 10:44:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07-30-2014 | Staff
    MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski is having a tough Wednesday. After interviewing Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, Brzezinski said “keep it right here on Morning Jew.” See video at link...............
  • Do You Want the Global Destruction of Financial Privacy to Enable Higher Tax Rates and Bigger Gov't?

    07/30/2014 10:25:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    It’s a bad idea when governments demand information on your bank accounts and investments so they can impose economically destructive double taxation. It’s a worse idea when they also demand the right to tax economic activity in other jurisdictions (otherwise known as “worldwide taxation“). And it’s the worst possible development when governments decide that they should impose a global network of data collection and dissemination as part of a scheme of worldwide double taxation. Yet that’s exactly what’s happening. High-tax nations, working through the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, want to impose a one-size-fits-all system of “automatic information...
  • History Professor: Mumia Should Be Celebrated Like Martin Luther King Jr. in Schools

    07/30/2014 10:22:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night on the Kelly File Baruch College History Professor Joanna Fernandez argued that unrepentant convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981 by shooting him five times in the face, should be celebrated in schools just like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She also argued using words like "militant" and "convicted cop killer" to describe Mumia, is racist. Another nice nugget? A California teacher's union feels the same way. If you don't want to listen to Fernandez yell through her re-litigation of the case (as she always does when given the opportunity), you'll...
  • USS Indianapolis sunk on July 30, 1945. Newly revealed photos from the ship being digitized.

    07/30/2014 10:09:37 AM PDT · by Saint X · 43 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | July 30, 2014 | U.S. Naval Institute
    In the closing days of World War II, torpedoes from a Japanese submarine slammed into the side of USS Indianapolis and doomed the heavy cruiser. The sailors who didn’t drown were left adrift on the open ocean for four days during which they battled the elements, starvation and shark attacks. Fewer than 320 from the ship’s original crew of 1,196 survived.
  • Boeing to build 787-10 in North Charleston

    07/30/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 26 replies
    The Post and Courier (South Carolina) ^ | 30 July 2014 | Warren L. Wise
    Boeing will build the 787-10 Dreamliner exclusively in North Charleston, the Chicago-based aerospace giant announced Wednesday. The 787-10 is the largest of the Dreamliner family and the announcement of its construction at the North Charleston site has been expected for months. Design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017. "We looked at all our options and found the most efficient and effective solution is to build the 787-10 at Boeing South Carolina," said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager, 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes....
  • America: The Land of Debt

    07/30/2014 10:07:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The Urban Institute has an interesting 14-page synopsis on Delinquent Debt in America. By percentage, the number of people in collections is largely concentrated in the South, while amount owed shows no geographic pattern. The Urban Institute uses 2013 credit bureau data from TransUnion to measure how many Americans are reported as at least 30 days late, not including late payment of mortgages. The institute also examines how many Americans have debt in collections and the amount of this debt. In order to have credit card debt, one first must have credit. However, some without traditional credit show up as...
  • Obama Unfriends Putin on Facebook – Then Gives Him Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

    07/30/2014 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Seriously. Things are beginning to look kinda pathetic for the Kerry/ Obama foreign policy doctrine. Just this week Russia violated an arms treaty by testing a new type of cruise missile; and Obama’s response was to send a letter to Vladimir Putin (not joking) explaining his disapproval. Future ramifications might include a new hashtag campaign, unfriending Putin on Facebook, or sending angry text messages late at night. And, really, given the West’s reaction to Putin’s acts of aggression in Ukraine, it only makes sense that the former KGB agent would feel emboldened to disrespect an obscure Reagan era treaty. Vladimir...
  • Power Plays

    07/30/2014 9:39:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Rich Tucker
    The United States is awash in energy. “U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed all other countries this year with daily output exceeding 11 million barrels in the first quarter,” Bank of America reports. Our country became the biggest producer of natural gas four years ago. Only one thing may stand in our way: Experts. Last year, Forbes contributor Juston Gerdes lauded a proposal by a legislator in California aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The proposal would create a board that is, itself, awash in experts. “The board would include representatives from the...
  • Help Police: Group beating handicapped man records the attack

    07/30/2014 9:35:23 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    19 Action News ^ | 7/28/2014 | 19 Action News
    CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Shocking video of a young man who was beaten and robbed in broad daylight has gone viral, and it's all part of a disturbing trend. A handicapped man was beaten and robbed on the street. The incident was recorded, then sent around on Facebook like some entertainment or trophy. First a fight, which was more of an attack. Police say a young guy was robbed, then beaten. The fight was not one-on-one and was uneven in another way; a source close to the case says the victim was a young adult with a developmental disability.
  • Obamacare Means What Obamacare Says: Can we discern congressional intent by what was never said?

    07/30/2014 9:29:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    REASON ^ | 07/30/2014 | Peter Suderman
    Is it possible to discern congressional intent by what was never said? In the wake of last week's D.C. Circuit court ruling in Halbig v. Burwell, that, contrary to the administration's current implementation, Obamacare does not allow insurance subsidies in federally run health exchanges, supporters of the law and reporters who covered it have argued as much: No one in Congress ever said that subsidies were limited to state-run exchanges, and reporters never heard about a debate. The idea was unheard of before critics of the health law decided to challenge the administration in court. It's true that the legislative...