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  • GOOGLE: BARACK OBAMA 'KING OF THE UNITED STATES'

    11/28/2014 9:51:41 AM PST · by lilyramone · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-26-14 | Matthew Boyle
    “Ask Google who is the [King Of United States] and Google will inform you that it is Barack Obama, the current President of the United States,” Barry Schwartz writes for SearchEngineLand.com.
  • These Buildings Used to Be Abortion Clinics, What They Do Now is Amazing (Re-Purposed for Life!)

    11/28/2014 9:51:29 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies
    7/21/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    Years ago, I encountered a piece in Feminism & Nonviolence Studies entitled “Feminist, Prolife, and Atheist,” by Kathryn Reed. At the time, I had no idea that atheism was in my future. What really stuck with me was not the title, or even the body of the article, but one of the subheadings: “Converting Abortion Clinics To Peacetime Use.” The idea of “peacetime use” has been on my mind a lot lately, as the pro-life movement has seen a record number of abortion businesses close in recent months. On a whim, I thought I’d put together a list showing how...
  • Hillary for hire: Clinton charges $300,000 for speeches

    11/28/2014 9:46:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/27/14 | Charles Passy
    .....A newly published story in the Washington Post notes that Clinton often earns $300,000 or more per speech. On top of that, the prominent Democrat places many a demand on those who want to book her, including having “room temp sparkling and still water” and “two long rectangular (chair) pillows” on hand, according to the contract negotiations the Post obtained. Clinton’s fees have surprised some who booked her, according to the Post story. When UCLA hired her to give a talk earlier this year, a university official noted that Clinton’s spouse—as in former President Bill Clinton—came cheaper. “Wow! She (gets)...
  • MSNBC COLUMN: Why I can’t believe Darren Wilson

    11/28/2014 9:42:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/28/2014 | Adam Howard
    [SNIP] Wilson also testified that even after being shot and wounded several times, Brown continued to “charge” at him, with an intent to kill. “When he stopped, he turned, looked at me, made like a grunting noise and had the most intense, aggressive face I’ve ever seen on a person. When he looked at me, he then did like the hop … you know, like people do to start running,” Wilson testified. It’s hard to fathom what is more absurd, the idea that a multiple gunshot wound victim would keep coming for more, or that a grand jury would believe...
  • Get Ready for a Two-Year Brawl Between GOP Congress, Obama, and the Last of the Left

    11/28/2014 9:37:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If you thought the bare knuckled, no-holds-barred, midterm elections were rough, the last two years of Barack Obama's presidency will make that look like a Sunday school picnic. Frustrated by the slow, plodding pace of democracy, the Constitution's checks and balances, and the pertinence of Republicans to want a say in their government, Obama's preparing for all out war in next year's GOP Congress. He has taken to writing his own immigration laws, and by implication, erased Article I, Section 1 of our governing document that says "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress...
  • AR-15 rifle stolen from St. Louis County police car torched by rioters in Ferguson

    11/28/2014 9:36:01 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 11/26/2014 | Joel Currier
    St. Louis County police said they are searching for an AR-15 rifle swiped from one of the two St. Louis County police cars set ablaze during Monday night's violence. Sgt. Brian Schellman said rioters who torched a county police car about 10 p.m. in the 400 block of South Florissant Road yanked out the high-powered police rifle and the rack in which it was stored. At least one other county police car was set on fire Monday night.
  • Restaurant owner blasts city fines over single-gender ads

    11/28/2014 9:31:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    ny post ^ | november 21, 2014 | Michael Gartland and Amber Sutherland
    Bruno’s Italian eatery, Sistina, was slammed with its own $5,000 fine after a staffer placed an ad on Craigslist for a “hostess.” In 2011, the Windsor, a Greenwich Village sports bar, was fined after a sting by the city Commission on Human Rights caught it trying to hire “waitresses” through Craigslist. Gender-specific ads violate city civil-rights law. Unlike the Windsor’s owners, Bruno says he’s going to fight what he describes as a “scam.” “They want us to settle for $5,000,” Bruno told The Post on Thursday. “I’m not going to settle. I didn’t do anything wrong.” Sistina, on Second Avenue...
  • UC Davis Economics Professor: There Is No American Dream

    11/28/2014 9:28:39 AM PST · by SES1066 · 23 replies
    CBS Sacramento CA ^ | 11/26/14 | Steve Large
    DAVIS (CBS13) — A UC Davis economics professorhas determined there is no American Dream. Gregory Clark is sharing his research as a hard truth with no hope—whether or not you can get ahead in America is as predictable as any formula.
  • Picking Up the Slack For Women

    11/28/2014 9:26:50 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    St. Vincent's Hospital went from lifesaver to bankrupt to closed to construction site for luxury condominiums in what seemed the twinkle of an eye in lower Manhattan. Its end created a void. It was a place of births, last breaths, long and grueling nights, close calls and emergency care. Its closure is made no less traumatic by the memory of words spoken by St. John Paul II when he visited these shores in 1987. He told Catholic health care workers: "Your health care ministry ... is one of the most significant services which the Catholic Church offers to society in...
  • Netflix CEO: Broadcast TV Will Be Dead By 2030

    11/28/2014 9:18:30 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Beat Beat ^ | 11/28/14 | Jack Smith IV
    Nielsen Ratings are going to finally factor in Netflix traffic. Reed Hastings thinks it's too little, too late.
  • Cosby's Message Survives Personal Disaster

    11/28/2014 9:01:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    What's fascinating about the coverage of the persuasive accusations against Bill Cosby, now 18 and rising, is that race doesn't dominate. There's an outcry at the abuse of women, and he's shredded the healthy black father family man image he carefully cultivated on his sitcom, but you don't read or hear notice taken of the fact that the women who say he drugged and raped them were usually white. Nor is the culture called racist for having turned Bill Cosby into an angry black man who spent his aggression against those vulnerable white women. There's anger at a celebrity's abuse...
  • ‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 91 Times in Speech on Immigration

    11/28/2014 8:56:48 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/27/2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Leaving aside passages in which he quoted a Chicago pub owner and a letter from a citizen from Georgia, President Barack Obama used the first person singular—including the pronouns “I” and “me” and the adjective “my”—91 times in a speech he delivered in Chicago Tuesday to explain his unilateral action on immigration.
  • In Ferguson, Witness Intimidation, Lying by 'Community of Color'

    11/28/2014 8:45:45 AM PST · by Hoodat · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Nov 2014, 6:21 AM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday night, after the release of the grand jury verdict rejecting indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of 18-year-old black man Michael Brown, President Obama took to the microphones. “We need to recognize that this is not just an issue for Ferguson, this is an issue for America,” he said. “[T]here are still problems and communities of color aren't just making these problems up.” Obama was wrong, at least in the case of Darren Wilson. In viewing thousands of pages of FBI interviews and grand jury testimony, it becomes eminently clear that many members of...
  • School Board Changes 'Christmas Break' to 'Holiday Break' Over 1 Complaint

    11/28/2014 8:34:40 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://insider.foxnews.com ^ | november 26, 2014
    A Massachusetts school board has banned the term “Christmas Break” due to one family’s complaint. Back in September, Marshfield Schools approved a name change from “Christmas Break” to “Holiday Break.” Since then, more than 4,000 people have signed a petition, urging the schools to reconsider. This week, the school board voted to keep the name change.
  • Pope in Turkey to meet with Muslim Leaders

    11/28/2014 8:30:19 AM PST · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2014 | Jillian Kitchener Reported.
    Published on Nov 28, 2014 Pope Francis arrives in Turkey, where he is expected to denounce violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. Jillian Kitchener report
  • WashPost on Ferguson: A Racist Town and 'Civil Rights' Landmark, Just Like Selma

    11/28/2014 8:10:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | NOV 28, 2014 | Tim Graham
    WashPost on Ferguson: A Racist Town and 'Civil Rights' Landmark, Just Like Selma By Tim Graham | November 28, 2014 | 8:49 AM EST As proof the national media is trying to turn Ferguson into Selma – with no appreciation of a difference in racism between Alabama in the 1960s and St. Louis in 2014 – see Krissah Thompson’s Thanksgiving Day dissertation in The Washington Post. A headline was “To many, ‘Ferguson’ is shorthand for police mistreatment of blacks.” "Though it has been less than four months since Michael Brown was killed, the town seems to have entered the pantheon...
  • I'm an Immigrant in America Thanks to Executive Action—Just Like Many of Your Ancestors Were

    11/28/2014 8:01:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    TNR ^ | 11/28/2014 | By Julia Ioffe
    This year will be the fourth year that my family will celebrate Thanksgiving without my grandfather, Yankel. It’s safe to say that Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday: Sitting at a table groaning under the otherworldly quantity of food, surrounded by his children and successful, Americanized grandchildren, he would raise toast after toast to this great country, his eyes moist with gratitude that America opened its rich embrace to him and his progeny. This year, after Obama’s executive immigration order, more than four million people might have the same impulse as my late grandfather. Even if the embrace proves temporary, it...
  • George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/28/2014 7:57:53 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 27, 2014 | George Washington
    On October, 3, 1789, George Washington issued a proclamation about the Thanksgiving holiday: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, A PROCLAMATION Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; And whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of...
  • Texas A&M to Teach Aspiring Journalists How to “Put Bias Aside”

    11/28/2014 7:40:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 26, 2014 | Don Irvine
    Ten years after they eliminated journalism as a major, Texas A&M has revived the program with the goal of teaching future journalists how to be objective and unbiased in their reporting, according to the tamuTimes. texas a&m students The program will be directed by veteran journalist Dale Rice, whose journalism career spanned 35 years. Rice said that while today’s journalism can be heavy on opinion and light on objectivity, the revived major will strive to change that trend by training future journalists to report the news without bias: Our underlying philosophy is we teach students how to put bias aside...
  • The A-10 is back in the Middle East

    11/28/2014 7:12:52 AM PST · by pabianice · 63 replies
    War if Boring ^ | 11/28/14 | Beckhusen
    The low- and slow-flying A-10 Warthog jet is back in the Middle East—seven years after the attack planes withdrew. The prospect of A-10s joining the war against Islamic State was subject to rumors in September, when elements of the Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing—which flies the twin-engine A-10—deployed to Southwest Asia. The Air Force finally confirmed the A-10s were in the region on Nov. 24, noting the aircraft “landed here over several days” between Nov. 17 and Nov. 21. While it’s not clear whether the Indiana A-10s have carried out any strikes against Islamic State yet … they...
  • Laxalt signs onto statement opposing Obama’s actions on immigration

    11/28/2014 7:12:09 AM PST · by redreno · 3 replies
    Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt is joining the charge to condemn President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. In one of his first public moves since winning the attorney general race on Nov. 4, Laxalt signed onto a joint statement sponsored by the Republican Attorneys General Association objecting to Obama’s decision to prevent the deportation of an estimated 5 million people. The statement also questions the validity of Obama’s oath to “protect the Constitution.” Signed by 20 attorneys general and attorneys general-elects, the letter doesn’t outline any course of legal action from RAGA members. But it dovetails with Republican promises to...
  • 'Off switch' for pain discovered: [...]

    11/28/2014 7:07:17 AM PST · by shove_it · 30 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | Saint Louis University Medical Center
    In research published in the medical journal Brain, Saint Louis University researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. and colleagues within SLU, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic institutions have discovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain including pain caused by chemotherapeutic agents and bone cancer pain suggesting a promising new approach to pain relief. The scientific efforts led by Salvemini, who is professor of pharmacological and physiological sciences at SLU, demonstrated that turning on a receptor in the brain and spinal cord counteracts chronic nerve pain in male and female rodents....
  • The Democrats: A Party of Very Old Men and Women?

    11/28/2014 6:14:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2014 | By Barry Casselman
    As a person now of many accumulated years, I am not one to denigrate anyone being fully active in the senior stage of his career, but I cannot help but observe that one of the nation’s two major political parties is now being run, and offering to be run in the future, by almost exclusively some very old men and women. The exception in the Democratic Party is the current President, Barack Obama, 53, and most of those on his White House staff. They unfortunately have recently been massively rejected by the American voters. Just re-elected to their leadership posts...
  • Chuck Schumer showing the way for Democrats: democrats jumping ship on Obamacare

    11/28/2014 6:12:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Politicians have learned that ObamaCare is extremely unpopular.  It may be the most unpopular piece of legislation in recent memory.  Go to a political cemetery and count the tombstones of Democrats who voted for ObamaCare and are out of office.  The losses are historic! So what do Democrats do about ObamaCare?  How do they remove this burden from their backs? Enter Senator Schumer of New York: Speaking at the National Press Club, the influential Senate leader identified the decline of middle-class incomes as the defining challenge of the age. Democrats can only win elections, Mr. Schumer said, as “the pro-government party” – and ObamaCare...
  • Roseanne Barr Tweets, Deletes Post About Bill Cosby

    11/28/2014 5:55:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Star Pulse ^ | 11/28/14 | Noelle Talmon
    ....Roseanne Barr tweeted a photo of her face looking battered and bruised, joking that she got into a "tussle" with Bill Cosby. In reality, the actress had gotten a chemical peel. The media immediately pounced on the comedian's post, and she deleted it. Barr since regrets doing it -- not joking about Cosby but deleting her post.
  • Many Faiths, Common View on Marriage: Men and Women Are Created for Each Other

    11/28/2014 5:20:43 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 7 replies
    the daily signal ^ | November 26, 2014 | Ryan T. Anderson
    As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I’m particularly thankful for marriage—both on a personal level and for the critical role it plays in society. Today, my parents will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. And last week, I was able to join hundreds from around the world at an International Interfaith Colloquium led by Pope Francis at the Vatican on the complementarity of man and woman. The Vatican conference brought together speakers from more or less every faith tradition on earth: Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Taoist. The speakers hailed from 23 different countries, representing...
  • Police: Suspect in downtown Austin shootings dead

    11/28/2014 4:42:52 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 28 November 2014 | Nicole Chavez
    6:25 a.m. update: A gunman targeted at least three buildings in downtown Austin — the Mexican consulate, the federal courthouse and Austin police headquarters — early Friday morning before being shot and killed by Austin police, authorities said. Assistant Chief Raul Munguia told reporters that the suspected shooter was killed near his vehicle. The suspect was found wearing a vest of some type, Munguia said, and that the suspect’s vehicle may contain an improvised explosive device. The police bomb squad has been dispatched to secure the vest and the white SUV the suspect was using. Munguia said police are also...
  • Pelosi's Grip Seems to Have Weakened

    11/28/2014 3:54:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 28, 2014 | Michael Barone
    No one in Washington much cares what House Democrats do these days. House rules tend to ensure that the main job of members of the minority is to show up, vote "no" and lose. And in the next Congress, Democrats will have fewer seats in the House than they've had since 1929 and 1930. So not too much notice was directed last week at Nancy Pelosi's first major intraparty defeat since she became House Democratic leader in 2003. She won that post by defeating colleague Steny Hoyer (they worked as interns in the same Maryland senator's office in the early...
  • Ferguson, the 'Local Crime Story'

    11/28/2014 3:44:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Last year, Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell stood trial in Philadelphia for the deaths of one woman and seven babies who had their throats slit, but national reporters didn't want to cover it. It's a "local crime story," they said. Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple said that when he asked national reporters about avoiding the Gosnell story, the typical response was "Get out of my face with this agenda-driven stuff, and come back when you have a real story." Ferguson, Missouri, is merely the latest proof that a "local crime story" can be elevated to national news -- when...
  • The odd joys of government lunacy

    11/28/2014 3:10:01 AM PST · by W.
    New York Post ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | George F. Will
    Before the tryptophan in the turkey induces somnolence, give thanks for living in such an entertaining country. This year, for example, we learned that California’s legislature includes 93 persons who seem never to have had sex. They enacted the “affirmative consent” law directing college administrators to tell students that sexual consent cannot be silence but must be “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” and “ongoing throughout a sexual activity.” Claremont McKenna College requires “all” — not “both,” which would discriminate against groups — participants in a sexual engagement to understand that withdrawal of consent can be any behavior conveying “that an...
  • End the Media Blackout on Gay Rapists

    11/28/2014 12:59:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2014 | Peter Heck
    "...while decades old rape accusations against a black TV star named Bill are given front page headlines,more credible rape allegations against a Southern white President of the United States named Bill are ignored and the victims are savaged in the press.Liberal politics,not people, matter to our evil media.That’s precisely why they rush to their cameras,microphones and keyboards when news breaks about a pedophile Catholic priest having his way with altar boys.Not because they care about the altar boys,but because they want to discredit the Catholic Church.If you doubt that fact,ask yourself why you haven’t heard much from the Mainstream Media...
  • Number of Ebola cases nears 16,000 as Sierra Leone loses ground - WHO

    11/28/2014 12:08:59 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    reuters ^ | 11-27-2014 | Stephanie Nebehay
    - The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries by Nov. 23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Almost all cases and all but 15 deaths have been in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia - the three hardest-hit countries, which reported 600 new cases in the past week, the WHO said in its latest update. "The total number of cases reported in Sierra Leone since the outbreak began will soon eclipse the number reported from Liberia," it said. The former British colony has reported 6,599 cases...
  • Celebrities Are Protesting Ferguson Grand Jury Decision With ‘Blackout Black Friday’

    11/27/2014 10:33:20 PM PST · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Time ^ | 11/27/2014 | Megan Gibson
    A social media campaign calling for a boycott on spending this Black Friday has caught the attention of celebrities. In an effort to protest the Missouri grand jury’s decision on Monday not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in August, US celebrities have taken to social media to use the hashtags #NotOneDime, #BlackoutFriday and #BlackoutBlackFriday to advocate for a retail boycott. They include actors Michael B. Jordan and Jesse Williams, Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler, actress Kat Graham, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and journalist Soledad O’Brien . The hashtags are meant to encourage people...
  • Greece tows migrant-packed ship to safety off Crete+ (Camp of the Saints 2014)

    A Greek frigate has towed a disabled cargo ship packed with 700 migrants to safety just off the island of Crete on Thursday, in one of the biggest sea rescues mounted by the Mediterranean nation, coastguard officials said. The Kiribati-flagged MV Baris issued a distress call on Tuesday after developing engine problems 30 nautical miles (45 km) southeast of Crete. A Greek frigate dispatched to the scene spent over 24 hours fighting off strong winds and waves to tow the ship close to the southeastern port of Ierapetra, where boats had begun transferring migrants to the town. "The coastguard has...
  • Nonpartisan organization confirms the GOP can defund Obama’s immigration order

    11/27/2014 10:07:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/27/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Congressional Republicans agree that Barack ObamaÂ’s executive actions involving the extension of legal status to millions of illegal immigrants have to be fought. The GOP is, however, split on what methods would be the most effective in blunting or even reversing ObamaÂ’s actions. CongressÂ’s more conservative elements believe that a series of symbolic measures should be used in conjunction with more operationally focused tactics. Some, like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), have suggested that Congress should not invite Obama to Congress for his annual State of the Union Address and that no presidential nominee should be confirmed until these orders are...
  • Shock Over Award to Leftist Who Penned Blood Libel Poem (Israel)

    11/27/2014 8:53:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 11/27/2014, 9:53 AM | Benny Toker, Cynthia Blank
    Balfour Hakak, former chairman of the Hebrew Writers Association, told Arutz Sheva that Mifal Hapayis’ (Israel’s official state lottery) decision to award the Landau Prize for Arts and Sciences in the poetry category to radical leftist poet Yitzhak Laor is “surprising.” Laor, a controversial figure and writer, has expressed vitriolically anti-Zionist stances both in his poetry and prose work. In a 2011 essay for leftist newspaper Haaretz, Laor called to get rid of Zionism, writing, “Liberation from Zionism is not a dirty word. In any case, what lies behind Zionism nowadays are interests related to water, real estate, strategic relations...
  • NFL'S SMARTEST MAN WRITES INTERNET'S SMARTEST FERGUSON REACTION

    11/27/2014 8:26:04 PM PST · by Bratch · 65 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | November 27, 2014 | Daniel J. Flynn
    New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson scored a 48 on the Wonderlic test, making him, along with Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the smartest guy in the NFL according to the predraft intelligence gauge. Anyone doubting the man's brains, or the test's ability to judge them, should immediately read Watson's observations--before you read anything more here--on the killing of Michael Brown, the backlash against Darren Wilson, the looting in Ferguson, and so much more. Watson posted a piece on Facebook outlining the range of contradictory emotions the Missouri grand jury's decision unleashed in him. It's insightful. It's provocative. It's...
  • Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Will Never Police Again, His Lawyer Says

    11/27/2014 7:31:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 27, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown in August, setting off months of protests, will likely never be a law enforcement officer again, his lawyer said in an interview with NBC station KSDK. "Realistically speaking, Darren will never be a police officer again, and he understands that," attorney Jim Towey said. "Going forward it will be school, and trying to carve out a new niche, new career, for he and his family." There were violent protests this week in the St. Louis suburb after a grand jury declined to indict Wilson in Brown's death...
  • Two Black Panther Members Unable To Buy Bombs Because EBT Card Didn’t Have Enough Money

    11/27/2014 6:49:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 27, 2014 | Katie Frates, associate editor
    Two men affiliated with the New Black Panther Party allegedly planned to murder Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and bomb the Gateway Arch. In an undercover police sting, the two bought a pipe bomb, and intended to buy two more but couldn’t afford it until one man’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was refilled, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis, who go by the names Brandon Muhammad and Ali, were indicted last week on weapons charges when Baldwin purchased two hi-point .45-caliber pistols intended for someone...
  • Angry driver pushes student protester on blocked I-5

    11/27/2014 6:16:17 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 82 replies
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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tell Us Your Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Song ~ 28 November 2014

    11/27/2014 6:13:38 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Songs *Video* Johnny Cash - Thanksgiving Prayer We've come to the time in the season When family and friends gather near To offer a prayer of Thanksgiving For blessings we've known through the year To join hands and thank the creator And now when Thanksgiving is due This year when I count my blessings I'm thanking the Lord He made you This year when I count my blessings I'm thanking the Lord He made you I'm grateful for the laughter of children The sun and the wind and the rain The color of blue in...
  • Prime Minister Tony Abbott christens Royal Australian Navy’s biggest ship HMAS Canberra

    11/27/2014 6:06:31 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 28th November 2014
    WITH all the pomp and ceremony that the Navy can muster, its biggest ever ship — HMAS Canberra — will join the fleet at Garden Island this morning. More than 1500 people will attend its launch in the 27,500 tonne amphibious attack vessel’s helicopter hangar. Governor-general Sir Peter Cosgrove, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Navy Chief Vice Admiral Tim Barrett will welcome the ship to the Royal Australian Navy. Mr Abbott was given a VIP tour of the ship prior to the ceremony. The guests include more than 800 family members of the ship’s 400-strong tri-service crew. The commissioning ceremony...
  • Oklahoma school district caves to atheist group, cancels Bible elective

    11/27/2014 5:55:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    An Oklahoma school district is reportedly walking back plans to begin offering students an elective course on the Bible after facing pressure from a major atheist group. The class, called “The Book: The Bible’s History, Narrative and Impact,” was developed, in part, by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green, and it was set to launch in Mustang Public Schools, Raw Story reported. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said on its website Tuesday that the district canceled the class after Hobby Lobby allegedly did not provide the district with the final curriculum for approval and did not “commit to providing legal...
  • Civil Rights Groups Call for Systemic Change in U.S. Justice System

    11/27/2014 5:53:20 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 49 replies
    Afro.com ^ | Nov. 27, 2014 | Zenitha Prince
    In the wake of the Nov. 24 decision by a Missouri grand jury to not press charges against the White officer responsible for killing an unarmed African-American teen, a coalition of civil groups presented a unified front in its denouncement of the decision and its call for systemic changes to the American justice system. “We are profoundly disappointed with the miscarriage of justice that occurred last night,” Barbara Arnwine, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said during a press call on Nov. 25. Although the Ferguson grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson, she added,...
  • Feds won't ban pesticides said to kill honeybees, despite 800 studies

    11/27/2014 5:42:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Over 100 scientists worldwide, citing 800 studies, are demanding that the Obama administration follow Europe’s lead and put a moratorium on the use of a new-style pesticide blamed for the deaths of 30 percent of American honeybees every year. In a letter to the EPA and Agriculture Department, the scientists said there is overwhelming evidence from 800 studies that the pesticide family called neonicotinoids are to blame for the substantial declines in honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies, all pollinators needed to help farmers produce billions of dollars worth of food every year. “The 108 signers of this letter therefore urge you...
  • Why blacks are urging a Black Friday boycott

    11/27/2014 5:36:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2014 | Soledad O'Brien and Rose Arce
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Once again, the streets are electric with anger after a white police officer evades charges for fatally shooting a black man. Sirens screech and wood batons push back marchers protesting from Missouri to New York to Los Angeles. This time the cadence of "No Justice, No Peace" has been replaced with "Hand's Up. Don't Shoot." But there was another sign raised above the crowd in a recent protest in New York: "Doing Nothing with Saying Nothing. Changes Nothing." The mathematics of this one are clear. Something's gotta give. A loose network led by African Americans in the film and arts...
  • Drunk uncles make Wisconsin Thanksgivings insufferable

    11/27/2014 5:06:40 PM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Badger Herald ^ | 11-25-14
    Wisconsinites will inevitably suffer from a miserable Thanksgiving weekend, thanks to intoxicated relatives. Turns out Wisconsinites’ hopes for a happy Thanksgiving are no more than a pleasant post-Turkey dream, dreams which will soon be shattered by the horrible reality of “drunk uncles.” Estately, which brought us rankings like “Which U.S. States Most Love the 1980s?” (note: Wisconsin ranks ninth) and “What if the Most Scottish States in America Formed an Independent Country?” came out with a new, festive ranking, outlining the states most and least likely to have a miserable Thanksgiving. The site listed Wisconsin as fifth most likely for...
  • Why Ferguson Should Matter to Asian-Americans

    11/27/2014 5:05:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jack Linshi
    Ferguson isn’t simply black versus white. A peculiar Vine floated around social media Monday evening following the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Mo. The short video shows an Asian-American shopkeeper standing in his looted store, with a hands-in-his-pockets matter-of-factness and a sad slump to his facial expression. “Are you okay, sir?” an off-screen cameraman asks. “Yes,” the storeowner says, dejectedly. The clip is only a few seconds, but it highlights the question of where Asian-Americans stand in the black and white palette often used to paint incidents like Ferguson. In the story of a white cop’s killing of a black...
  • The New York Times and Other Members of the Ferguson Hall of Shame

    11/27/2014 4:20:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2014 | Roger L. Simon
    That the photograph of Walter Duranty — the New York Times Moscow correspondent who deliberately whitewashed Stalin’s 1930s forced starvation of millions of Ukrainians and won the Pulitzer for it — still is on the newspaper’s wall of fame with their other prize winners is apparently no aberration. The New York Times has no moral center. In fact, it’s despicable. On November 24, they published the home address of Officer Darren Wilson. By now most of America knows who Wilson is — the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer exonerated for the murder of Michael Brown, the supposed 6′ 6″, three-hundred-pound “gentle...
  • Army mobilised to help cleanup after Brisbane’s freak storm

    11/27/2014 4:12:48 PM PST · by naturalman1975
    Courier-Mail (Brisbane) ^ | 28th November 2014 | Rose Brennan, Connor O’Brien
    SOLDIERS have hit the streets of storm-ravaged Brisbane to help clean up after the state’s worst storm in decades, after 141km/h winds, large hail stones and heavy rain battered the city.