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  • Man Gets Year in Prison for 'Swatting'

    10/13/2015 2:23:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 3 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/12/15 | Debbie Encalada
    Swatting, for those unfamiliar, is when people call law enforcement to report a fake emergency to get SWAT deployed to a specific location, like someone’s home—something Lil Wayne was a victim of earlier this year—sometimes resulting in victims being attacked or arrested by police. Swatting is now a federal crime, for which one Connecticut man is facing one year in prison for. Matthew Tollis a 22-year-old arrested last year in September is getting prison time for his involvement in six swatting incidents in 2014, according to the Department of Justice. -snip-Tollis was sentenced to 12 months and one day in...
  • Spencer Stone in hospital as police hunt for woman he defended before he was stabbed at gay club

    10/13/2015 1:17:55 AM PDT · by XHogPilot · 2 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | Regina F. Graham
    Army National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos took a break from practicing in Los Angeles for Dancing With the Stars to travel to Sacramento, California, this weekend to visit his hospitalized pal Spencer Stone. Skarlatos, Stone, and Anthony Sadler were all credited with helping to stop a gunman on a Paris-bound train in August. Stone, a United States airman, has been in hospital since Thursday after being stabbed during a fight. It was reported that Stone was stabbed trying to protect a girl who was being punched by her boyfriend after he enjoyed a night out with friends at Badlands dance club...
  • Trump Gives Young Feminist the Brush-Off on Equal Pay and AbortionYou're going to make the same IF y

    10/12/2015 9:10:53 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 60 replies ^ | October 12, 2015
    Donald Trump gave a young feminist the back of his hand on Monday, dismissing her demand for absolute pay equity by insisting that women and men should earn the same salary only if their job performances match up. 'I want to get paid the same as a man, and I think you understand that,' the unidentified woman asked him during the Q&A portion of a bipartisan 'No Labels' event in New Hampshire. 'So if you become president, will a woman make the same as a man? And do I get to choose what I do with my body?' Following applause...
  • Toddler Used ‘as Shield’ by Grandpa in Italy’s Deadly Mafia War

    10/12/2015 9:54:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | Tuesday October 13, 2015
    A toddler killed in a clan war which prompted Pope Francis to excommunicate all mafia members was being used as a human shield by his grandfather, Italy's top anti-mafia prosecutor said yesterday. Italian police said two people had carried out the bloody attack, which saw three-year-old “Coco” Campolongo shot in the head alongside his grandfather Giuseppe Iannicelli and his grandfather's Moroccan girlfriend in a mob hit linked to drug-dealing territory. Drug-dealing Iannicelli had been trying to expand his business in Cosenza — a territory controlled by the powerful 'Ndrangheta mafia — and had begun taking his grandson with him on...
  • Obama Won't Back Down After Chinese Threat, Sends U.S. Warships [Trunc]

    10/12/2015 10:04:25 AM PDT · by amorphous · 96 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Tyler Durden
    On Friday, we reported the latest provocation in what has truly become a very dangerous, if largely pointless, staring contest between Beijing and Washington over China’s reclamation of land in The South China Sea. Responding to suggestions that the US was set to sail warships around the islands Beijing has constructed atop reefs in the Spratlys, China served noticed that it would “never allow any country to violate China's territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the name of protecting freedom of navigation and overflight.” This was simply a formalized version of the more concise phrasing the PLA...
  • Bill Clinton Takes on More of Hillary’s Fundraising

    10/12/2015 7:20:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 1 | Richard Johnson
    Bill Clinton is taking on more fundraising so that Hillary can concentrate on campaigning. The former president recently hosted events in Leawood, Kan.; Bingham Farms, Mich.; and Atlanta. “Bill is taking a bigger and bigger role so that Hillary is free to campaign,” one Democrat told me. “It’s expected he’ll concentrate on the megadonors who can write million-dollar checks to super PACs.”
  • Teen’s Discovery of Skeleton-Filled Fuselage in Jungle Could Be MH370

    10/12/2015 6:02:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | Emily Saul
    A teenager hunting for birds in the jungle of a Philippine island claims to have stumbled upon a fuselage “full of skeletons” and a Malaysian flag, and authorities believe it could be from missing Flight MH370. The coastal wreckage in Tawi Tawi was under investigation by local authorities in Malaysia’s Sabah region Monday. The finding was reported by Jamil Omar of Borneo, 46, who says his nephew made the grim discovery in September, but didn’t realize what it was as he has no access to television or newspapers.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy 240th Birthday United States Navy! ~ 13 OCT 2015

    10/12/2015 5:58:23 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 71 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Happy 240th Birthday United States Navy!From everyday small feats to undeniably heroic efforts, the accomplishments and achievements of America’s Navy are vast and significant. Since its birth on October 13, 1775, the Navy has been involved with more than ten major wars and countless battles in the effort to bring security, democracy and prosperity to the American people and to the international community.The history of the United States Navy divides into two major periods: the "Old Navy", a small but respected force of sailing ships that was also notable for innovation in the...
  • Witnesses of UK Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes ‘Refusing to Help’

    10/12/2015 5:30:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Monday, 12 October 2015 | Ben Flanagan
    A British Muslim woman doused with alcohol on train; another whose hijab was pulled off before she suffered a hail of kicks and punches; yet another dubbed an “ISIS sympathizer” by a racist assailant who wanted to “blow her face off”. All are shocking examples of rising Islamophobic attacks in parts of the UK. But these cases are also examples of where onlookers or police refused to act in the face of such incidents, a new report says. Researchers from Birmingham City and Nottingham Trent universities have found that a “public refusal to help” was common in several hate attacks...
  • More emails on Benghazi to go public

    10/12/2015 5:16:59 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | October 10, 2015
    WASHINGTON — Sidney Blumenthal stood to benefit financially from his unofficial advice to Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in Libya when Clinton was secretary of State, according to the Republican chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi. “Beyond the pure politics that were occurring at this time, perhaps more disturbing is that at the same time Blumenthal was pushing Secretary Clinton to war in Libya, he was privately pushing a business interest of his own in Libya that stood to profit from contracts with the new Libyan government — a government that would exist only...
  • MH370: Man reports 'plane wreckage containing human remains and Malaysian flag found on Philippines'

    10/12/2015 5:11:51 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12 OCT 2015 | SAM ADAMS , SAM RKAINA
    MH370 speculation has been sparked again after reports of plane wreckage containing human remains and a Malaysian flag - on the Philippines. Audio and visual technician Jamil Omar went into a police station on Saturday to lodge the report after a relative spotted wreckage on the Tawi Tawi island in the south of the country, it has been reported. The Philippines is thousands of miles east of the last known radar location of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, which vanished in March last year. And Tawi Tawi is 4,700 miles from Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, where confirmed MH370...
  • Police: Former Texas A&M football player randomly hacks jogger to death in Dallas

    10/12/2015 5:08:38 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 63 replies
    Dallas News ^ | October 12, 2015 | Tristan Hallman
    ... And, Dallas police say, he was angry. Johnson allegedly took out that rage Monday morning by hacking a jogger to death with a “large-edged weapon” on the White Rock Creek Trail, police said. “It appears Mr. Johnson picked this victim at random. Absolutely random,” Deputy Chief Rob Sherwin said. “He just attacked him … It’s just very unusual. It’s quite shocking.” ...
  • With Growing Focus on Iowa, Cruz Plans Blitz

    10/12/2015 4:55:23 PM PDT · by Isara · 157 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Oct. 12, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Presidential contender and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with a supporter at the opening of his first Iowa office in Urbandale, Iowa on Sept. 26, 2015. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is planning an aggressive schedule of events in Iowa as his presidential campaign increases its overall focus on the first early-voting state. This month alone, Cruz is scheduled to hold nearly two-dozen events during three trips to the state. The busiest swing begins Monday, with an itinerary that has Cruz crisscrossing Iowa for 13 stops over three days. For Cruz's presidential effort, the increased travel is the latest part...

    10/12/2015 4:30:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    SNIP At the National Press Club, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pointed out that the entire media business – especially the press (and the entertainment industry to a great extent) – used to be on the side of the people, but now they are only catering to a few affluent urban liberals. Isn’t that swell? The very media that’s supposed to be catering to the majority of Americans is now critical of the very audience they’re supposed to cater to. SNIP As I’ve said before, the second most far-left outfit in the history of broadcasting right now behind NBC is...
  • Former CIA Official: Clinton’s Email Could Have Been ‘Literally Lethal’ For Outed Agency Source

    10/12/2015 4:00:32 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Chuck Ross
    An email that Hillary Clinton forwarded to her State Department aides as secretary of state that allegedly contained the name of a CIA source in Libya could have had “lethal” consequences, a former CIA official said Monday. “That’s the holiest of holies inside CIA — the true identity of a secret source,” 34-year CIA veteran John Rizzo said during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The “Morning Joe” panel was discussing a recent story from Yahoo Politics’ reporter Michael Isikoff about an email that the State Department recently turned over to the House Select Committee on Benghazi that chairman Trey...
  • Ted Cruz Begins Three-Day Campaign Swing in Iowa

    10/12/2015 3:22:42 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    WHOTV 13 ^ | October 12, 2015 | Staff Writer
    Ted Cruz greets supporters at Iowa Central Community College in Ft Dodge (Roger Riley WHO-HD) FORT DODGE, Iowa — Sen. Ted Cruz is back in Iowa to continue his campaign for the White House.Cruz is spending three days in Iowa working to gain the support of Republican voters.During remarks to the media Cruz said he is looking forward to the Democratic Debate this week.“It may be more questions than Hillary Question has answered this entire campaign,” said Cruz. The subject of Donald Trump always comes up in media interviews with the Texas Senator.“I like Donald Trump, when everybody else has...
  • Environmentalists stop grazing on monument ( Wild Earth Guardians - Colorado )

    10/05/2015 2:47:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | October 04, 2015 | Jim Mimiaga
    Two allotments delayed pending more studies. A coalition of environmental groups have forced public land managers to delay a grazing permit decision on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Grand Canyon Trust, Western Watershed Project, Wild Earth Guardians, National Resource Defense Council, Wildlands Defense, the Sierra Club and Durango-based Great Old Broads for Wilderness collectively filed a 27-page protest against the proposed Flodine and Yellow Jacket grazing allotments on the monument ... they want the two allotments permanently closed to grazing ... The groups challenged a recent decision plan by the BLM to issue 10-year terms for the allotments, located...
  • While at State, Clinton chief of staff held job negotiating with Abu Dhabi

    10/12/2015 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Rosalind S. Helderman
    For the four years that Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state, her longtime friend and adviser Cheryl D. Mills served next to her as chief of staff. Clinton has said Mills helped her run the State Department’s sprawling bureaucracy, oversaw key priorities such as food safety, global health policy and LGBT rights, and acted as “my principal liaison to the White House on sensitive matters.” At State, she was unpaid, officially designated as a temporary expert-consultant — a status that allowed her to continue to collect outside income while serving as chief of staff. She reported that NYU paid...
  • CRUZ: If I’m Elected President the Federal Government Will Stop Releasing Violent Criminal...

    10/12/2015 12:57:59 PM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies ^ | 10/12/15
    Speaks with WHO’s Jan Mickelson regarding Sanctuary CitiesHOUSTON, Texas– U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with Jan Mickelson regarding immigration, Syria refugee crisis and 2016 presidential race.Below is an excerpt featuring the Senator’s remarks on stopping sanctuary cities and enforcing immigration law. Full interview​ can be listened to below:Listen to the Audio.MICKELSON: You are in the right place, right time to talk about sanctuary cities, you’ve introduced along with David Vitter, the Stop Sanctuary Policies Protect American’s Act. Talk to us about that:CRUZ: Well the Senate is going to vote on that next week, I’ve joined with David Vitter of...
  • Limbaugh! Rather & Kalb Credit Free Republic (or for breaking the FORGED documents

    09/27/2005 4:03:25 PM PDT · by freedrudge · 147 replies · 5,416+ views
    Limbaugh ^ | 09/27/05 | Rush
    RUSH: I want to now go to these Dan Rather sound bites. Dan Rather was interviewed last night at the National Press Club in Washington by former CBS News employee-reporter Marvin Kalb. Marvin Kalb now runs the John F. Kennedy School of Government's Shorenstein Center at Harvard, and you know something? When you hear these bites you're going to understand what I'm saying here. This is one of the problems of the mainstream media today. When these reporters that get long in the tooth get laid off or retired, they farm them out to these think tanks and these journalism...
  • Ted Cruz’s Fundraising Juggernaut

    10/12/2015 12:20:50 PM PDT · by Isara · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | October 12, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    One of the surprises of the election season has been Ted Cruz’s phenomenal fundraising numbers. He was out-raised by Ben Carson in the third quarter, $20 million to $12 million, but doubled Marco Rubio’s $6 million haul. And Cruz’s momentum shows no sign of letting up: A source with the campaign tells me that between the start of the fourth quarter on October 1 and close of business on Friday, October 9, the campaign had raised $1 million. A spokesman for Florida senator Marco Rubio, whose third quarter numbers were underwhelming, said he’s on track to have the best fundraising...
  • Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard [Buckhead post 47]

    09/08/2004 8:10:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 292 replies · 141,002+ views
    September 9, 2004 Documents Suggest Special Treatment for Bush in Guard By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and RALPH BLUMENTHAL ASHINGTON, Sept. 8 - President Bush's Vietnam-era service in the National Guard came under renewed scrutiny on Wednesday as newfound documents emerged from his squadron commander's file that suggested favorable treatment. At the same time, a once powerful Texas Democrat came forward to say that he had "abused my position of power" by helping Mr. Bush and others join the Guard. Democrats also worked to stoke the issue with a new advertisement by a Texas group that featured a former lieutenant colonel,...
  • Ted Cruz raises $1 million in first nine days of 4th quarter

    10/12/2015 12:13:55 PM PDT · by Isara · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    Sen. Ted Cruz raised $1 million in the first nine days of the fourth quarter, according to his presidential campaign. The number shows that his fundraising operation appears to have thus far outpaced the previous quarter's results and has momentum. "It certainly shows what kind of incredible support and enthusiasm we have for our campaign," said campaign manager Jeff Roe in a statement touting the October fundraising numbers. "But more than that, we have made the right investments in our fundraising infrastructure that ensures a sustained ability to raise the resources we need to be competitive in the early states...
  • Jeb Bush: Early Intervention For Mental Illness Key To Ending Gun Violence [Incl. Crazed Veterans]

    10/12/2015 11:56:03 AM PDT · by familyop · 30 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Oct 12, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Ilan Ben-Meir
    "And people that live in isolation, they go on the internet, they live their lives there, they get deeply disturbed, and then they get worse, and they commit these atrocious acts — there should be some intervention earlier." “And people that live in isolation, they go on the internet, they live their lives there, they get deeply disturbed, and then they get worse, and they commit these atrocious acts — there should be some intervention earlier.” Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the way to address mass shootings in the United States involves early intervention for people with mental health...
  • Hillary nightmare: Gennifer's back! (Says she's still got secrets under lock and key)

    10/11/2015 4:05:19 PM PDT · by amorphous · 56 replies
    WND ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | Staff
    For the first time since Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president, Bill Clinton’s notorious mistress for 12 years, Gennifer Flowers, is now speaking out, calling Hillary’s bid to run in part on women’s issues “a joke.” In the wide-ranging interview on the popular Sunday night program “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” Flowers further accused Hillary of being “an enabler that has encouraged him (Bill) to go out and do whatever he does with women.” “She always got things on the back of her husband. … I think it’s a joke that she would run on women’s issues.”

    10/12/2015 10:28:16 AM PDT · by bkopto · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    Disney did the impossible: destroyed the Muppets. By making the Muppets “edgy” left-wing partisans who attack Fox News, come out as pro-abortion, and hurl sex jokes, the once-universally beloved franchise has been doomed. First, the leftwing Muppets failed at the box office, and now Kermit and Company are on the verge of having their new television show cancelled.
  • Syrian Gang Rape Victim Who Fled To Germany After Her Ordeal Is Stabbed To Death In Honour Killing

    10/12/2015 9:15:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 27 replies
    Human Rights Voices ^ | October 8, 2015 | Staff
    A woman whose family branded her 'unclean' after she was gang-raped in her Syrian homeland has been found murdered in Germany – allegedly on the orders of her own mother. Police believe the victim, named only as Rokstan M, 20, was stabbed to death by her father and brothers in the twisted logic that she had brought disgrace on her family through the sex attack.[snip]He listened to a tape she made in which she said: 'I was taken by three men. Ever since that time my family have regarded me as unclean. [snip]'My mother and my brothers mistreat me. They...
  • Obama: ‘I’ve Been Skeptical From the Get-Go’ About Training the Syrian Opposition

    10/12/2015 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2015 | 8:04 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Obama now says he never believed in the $500-million program to train and equip the moderate Syrian opposition. The administration last week halted the failed program, which ended up “training” fewer than 100 Syrians, all but four or five of whom deserted or died after the Americans tried to turn them into anti-ISIS fighters. “Steve, this is why I’ve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside Syria,” Obama told CBS’ Steve Kroft during an interview for “60 Minutes.” …
  • New statement from Martin Baron on The Post’s Jason Rezaian (guilty verdict by Iranian regime)

    10/12/2015 7:15:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | WashPostPR
    Statement from Martin Baron, Washington Post executive editor: The guilty verdict announced by Iran in the trial of The Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian represents an outrageous injustice. Iran has behaved unconscionably throughout this case, but never more so than with this indefensible decision by a Revolutionary Court to convict an innocent journalist of serious crimes after a proceeding that unfolded in secret, with no evidence whatsoever of any wrongdoing. For now, no sentence has been announced. We are working with Jason’s family and Iranian counsel to pursue an immediate appeal, and we expect Jason’s lawyer, Leila Ahsan, also to petition...
  • Is Obergefell binding? No, say 60 scholars

    10/12/2015 6:10:14 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 10/12/15 | Michael Cook
    The decision of the Supreme Court in Obergefell v Hodges effectively legalised same-sex marriage throughout the United States.Or did it?A group of 60 distinguished scholars, mostly lawyers, insist that it does not. They have thrown down the gauntlet, arguing that the Supreme Court is supreme in the federal judicial system. But the justices are not supreme over the executive and legislative branches of government. “And they are certainly not supreme over the Constitution.”Behind this audacious challenge is Princeton Professor Robert P. George, an eminent academic and a seasoned campaigner in the battle to stop same-sex marriage.For village pump lawyers, this...
  • A Likely Debate Highlight: Democrats’ Distance From Obama

    10/12/2015 2:26:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 10/11/15 | AMY CHOZICK
    **SNIP** Mr. Obama’s legacy and how much a Democratic successor should embrace it will hover over the debate, even as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders and the other Democratic candidates put forth their specific policy proposals and promises. “It is an existential moment,” said Jon Cowan, a former Bill Clinton administration official who is now president of the centrist think tank Third Way. “If you stand back far enough entering this debate,” he added, “you’ll see the Democratic Party they’re asking to lead, and there’s no question it has moved to the left.” Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders promise...
  • New gas fields add more heat to already simmering Mediterranean

    10/12/2015 2:11:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | October 6, 2015 | Walaa Hussein
    New gas fields add more heat to already simmering Mediterranean CAIRO — Some observers speculate that gas exploration activities in the Mediterranean will create a new axis of conflict in the region. The conflict over gas reserves in the Mediterranean has pushed Cairo to rush to find solutions to the demarcation of the overlapping maritime border between Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. Summary The recent gas discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean Sea have given the concerned countries, mainly Egypt, Turkey and Israel, a new urgency in settling their maritime border disputes. Author Walaa Hussein...
  • Councilman Tasered in Town Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested

    10/11/2015 11:16:03 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies ^ | Oct 10 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    ...A male and a female officer tell him repeatedly to put his hands behind his back. When he refuses, they Taser him, causing the councilman to cry out in pain and curse as he falls to the ground.
  • Mining on 10 Million Acres in Six States Impacted by BLM’s Proposed Withdrawal ( sage-grouse )

    10/10/2015 6:09:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Western Mining Alliance ^ | October 9, 2015 | mucker
    On September 24, 2015, the federal Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) published a Notice of Proposed Withdrawal (“BLM notice”), proposing to withdraw from mineral location and entry federal lands identified as “sagebrush focal areas” in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The BLM notice commences a two-year temporary segregation period, prohibiting location and entry of new mining claims on BLM and U.S. Forest Service lands in these sagebrush focal areas. If the BLM decides to withdraw the area at the end of the segregation period, the withdrawal will last up to 20 years, but could be extended in the...
  • CNN releases Democratic debate podium order (no Shotgun Joe)

    10/11/2015 6:50:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/11/15 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)—Hillary Clinton will be center stage on Tuesday night for the Democratic presidential candidates' first debate, according to the podium order released by CNN, which is hosting the event. The position of the five candidates on the stage at the CNN Facebook Democratic Debate in Las Vegas is based on polls since Aug. 1 and was announced on CNN's "State of the Union." On either side of Clinton, the highest-polling candidate, are Bernie Sanders (to Clinton's right) and Martin O'Malley (to her left). Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee, the fourth- and fifth-placing candidates, bookend the stage.
  • Obama: Biden one of ‘finest’ vice president in history

    10/11/2015 6:01:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Bradford Richardson
    President Obama is refusing to say whom he will support in the 2016 presidential election, but that's not stopping him from pouring accolades on Vice President Biden, who is considering jumping into the race. “I think Joe will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history, and one of the more consequential,” Obama said in an interview on “60 Minutes” on Sunday. “I think he has done great work.” When asked about whether he wants Biden to enter the race, the president said he will “let Joe make that decision.” Obama said he did not know Democratic...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: SGT David Charles Dolby ~ 12 October 2015

    10/11/2015 5:00:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 44 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~SGT David Charles Dolby (Info found here and here.)             Medal of Honor recipient, David Dolby. Thank you, sir, for your service to our country. David Charles Dolby (May 14, 1946 – August 6, 2010) was a United States Army soldier who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the...

    10/11/2015 4:46:08 PM PDT · by bkopto · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/2015 | Jerome Hudson
    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sister-in-law, Naomi King, was carjacked and punched in the face Friday night. “No, I wasn’t scared,” King said according to 11alive. King, an Atlanta native, said she was in route back to her retirement community when she heard a voice demanding that she get out of her car. “I said ‘I will not get out of my car.’ He said ‘I will bust you in your lips,'” King said. The man threw a punch at King, hitting her in the face. “He gave me a hard lick on my cheek,” King said. The carjacker,...
  • Assault weapons ban before US Supreme Court

    10/11/2015 4:23:14 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 51 replies
    The U.S. Supreme Court could announce as early as Tuesday whether it will hear a challenge to a suburban Chicago law banning firearms commonly known as assault weapons. If the court agrees to hear the case, it would cast a shadow over similar bans in seven states. But declining to take it up would boost efforts to impose such bans elsewhere, at a time of renewed interest in gun regulation after recent mass shootings. Gun rights advocates are challenging a 2013 law passed in Highland Park, Illinois, that bans the sale, purchase, or possession of semi-automatic weapons that can hold...
  • Afghan Taliban’s Reach Is Widest Since 2001, U.N. Says

    10/11/2015 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2015 | By ROD NORDLAND and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban insurgency has spread through more of Afghanistan than at any point since 2001, according to data compiled by the United Nations as well as interviews with numerous local officials in areas under threat. In addition, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan over the past two weeks has evacuated four of its 13 provincial offices around the country — the most it has ever done for security reasons — according to local officials in the affected areas. The data, compiled in early September — even before the latest surge in violence in northern Afghanistan —...
  • Cold 'Blob' in North Atlantic Ocean May Affect Weather in Europe, Eastern US

    10/11/2015 3:30:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    AccuWeather via MSN ^ | 10/11/15 | Alex Sosnowski
    A "blob" of abnormally cold water in the North Atlantic, located near Greenland, has the potential to put enough drag on the ocean current to impact weather conditions in the years to come. According to data compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), sea surface water temperatures over much of the Atlantic were warmer than average spanning January to August 2015. Waters from the northwestern Caribbean to the central part of the ocean were not only very warm but were record warm. However, very chilly to record cold water has developed near Greenland, the NOAA data revealed. The...
  • ILLEGAL Immigrants Receive $Billions Yearly via IRS Loophole INCOME TAX FRAUD

    10/11/2015 2:42:16 PM PDT · by Baynative · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 2012 | Youtube subscriber
    NBC Eyewitness News 13 in Indiana — yes, Indiana -- shows a massive IRS tax loophole which provides over $4 billion per year in tax credits to millions of illegal aliens. In many cases recipients of American taxpayers' misused monies have never set foot in the United States. Indiana is approximately 1700 miles northeast of the Mexican border.

    10/11/2015 1:34:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    Democrat Jack Conway holds a very slim lead over Republican Matt Bevin as Kentucky’s gubernatorial campaign enters its final three weeks. Statewide, 43% of likely voters currently support Conway, while 41% back Bevin, 6% are for independent Drew Curtis and 10% are undecided. Conway has a slightly better positive name recognition ratio. Statewide, 42% have a favorable opinion of him and 30% having an unfavorable view. Bevin’s ratio is a bit lower at 39% favorable and 34% unfavorable. Bevin, however, is getting a stronger party cross-over vote, which is vital for a GOP candidate to win statewide in Kentucky. Bevin...
  • Sanders: Why don’t you ask Republicans if they’re capitalists?

    10/11/2015 11:03:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he's tired of questions about whether he’s a socialist, asking why more people don't want Republicans to defend themselves as capitalists. The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist said he is ready to take on Wall St. and corporate America in the first Democratic primary debate on Tuesday. He said he wants to talk about his record in Congress of “standing up for working class families and the middle class" and his willingness "to take on virtually every aspect of corporate America.” If elected president, Sanders said he will force Republicans in Congress to compromise by lining up...
  • DNC chief dodges question about Sanders's socialism

    10/11/2015 10:52:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Kevin Cirilli
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz dodged questions on Sunday about whether Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders's description of himself as a "socialist" would hurt the Democratic Party. Sanders, an independent Vermont senator, has stunned political watchers as he's gained on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the polls. His populist campaign rhetoric has tapped into the base of the Democratic Party's uneasiness with Clinton's candidacy. "He is a self-identified socialist," CNN's Dana Bash asked Wasserman Schultz, a representative from Florida. "If he is your party's nominee, would that social label hurt the Democratic Party's chances of winning the White...
  • RAF Given Green Light To Shoot Down Hostile Russian Jets In Syria

    10/11/2015 9:01:46 AM PDT · by Strategy · 76 replies
    IBT ^ | October 11, 2015 | By Romil Patel
    As relations between the West and Russia steadily deteriorate, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them. The development comes with warnings that the UK and Russia are now "one step closer" to being at war. RAF Tornada pilots have been instructed to avoid contact with Russian aircraft while engaged in missions for Operation Shader - the codename for the RAF's anti-Isis work in Iraq and Syria. But their aircraft have been armed with air-to-air missiles and the pilots...
  • Furious Charity Pulls Calais Camp Funding After 'Migrants BURN Food and Clothes'

    10/11/2015 9:29:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, Oct 9, 2015 | Jaje Burman
    A CHARITY has stopped providing aid to the Calais 'jungle' because aid workers have concluded the majority of migrants in the camp do not need to be there.The Human Relief Foundation (HRF) has been giving aid to the migrant camp with the belief that its occupants are fleeing war-torn countries like Syria. However, the charity decided to pull the plug after its deputy chief executive Kassim Tokan recently paid a visit to Calais. The shocked deputy claimed he discovered unwanted clothing and food "being dumped and burnt" by migrants. Mr Tokan said: "I thought they have valid reason, but...
  • Diversity officer who once allegedly tweeted 'kill all white men' summoned to court

    10/11/2015 9:22:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, Oct 6, 2015 | Levi Winchester
    A STUDENT union diversity officer who once is claimed to have tweeted with the hashtag 'kill all white men' will appear in court accused of sending a racially motivated malicious communication.Bahar Mustafa, 28, student union Welfare and Diversity Officer at Goldsmiths University in London, sparked outrage earlier this year when she appeared to ban all men and white people from attending an equality event which she organised. The public outcry resulted in almost 21,000 people signing a petition for her to be removed from her post, having claimed that she "encouraged or expressed hatred" based on "race, gender, or social...
  • Putin: Russia Will Not Deploy Troops in Syria

    10/11/2015 9:12:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Sunday, 11 October 2015
    Russia would not deploy ground troops to Syria, where it has been conducting air strikes against what it says are ISIS targets, President Vladimir Putin said Sunday. “We are not planning on doing this (conducting a ground operation), and our Syrian friends know about this,” Putin said in an interview broadcast on state-run Rossiya-1 television channel. He also said Russia does not want to get involved in an inter-religious war in Syria. He also explained that Russia does not see a difference between Sunni and Shiite groups.
  • ISIS IN LAUREL? (Mississippi)

    10/11/2015 6:10:03 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 18 replies
    Leader Call, et al ^ | Oct 10, 2015 | Multiple
    Yearlong LPD investigation leads to arrest of 4 Yemeni men; Arabic paperwork, khat seized; case similar to arrest in Delta that AG…read more You must login to view this post. PAYWALL --- SNIP --- From Leader Call's Facebook page: "...In Saturday's Leader-Call: "ISIS in Laurel?" LPD arrests four Yemeni men with Arabic paperwork, khat, cash and guns,... ---- SNIP --- Video from WAPT - Jun 24, 2015 ISIS looking in Mississippi for new followers --- snip --- Families of alleged ISIS honeymooners stunnedFrom: CBSNEWS August 11, 2015 JACKSON, Mississippi - The would-be blushing bride and groom sat in a Mississippi...