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  • Boom: Shock and Awe Over the Islamic State, Brought to You By the U.S.A. (Video)

    09/18/2014 1:00:50 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2014 | Staff
    Watch ISIL facilities, guns and trucks get reduced to rubble by U.S. bombs. With rock music.
  • UKRAINE: Ukraine President Poroshenkoasks in D.C. asks U.S. Congress for aid [U.S. media blackout?]

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko appealed for more U.S. assistance, including arms, in a warmly received appearance before the U.S. Congress on Thursday. "Please understand me correctly. Blankets, night-vision goggles are also important. But one cannot win the war with blankets." He added: "Even more, we cannot keep the peace with a blanket." Drawing cheers from members who want to arm the former Soviet state, Poroshenko declared his forces "need more military equipment, both lethal and non-lethal -- urgently need." Given the honor of a speech to the joint houses of Congress reflecting U.S. support for his country's fight against Russian-backed separatists,...
  • Obama plans to tightly control strikes on Syria (Mother may I...)

    09/18/2014 11:13:35 AM PDT · by yoe · 27 replies
    Market Watch-WSJ ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2014 | JulianE. Barnes - CarolE. Lee
    he U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential sign-off for strikes in Syrian territory, officials said. The requirements for strikes in Syria against the extremist group Islamic State will be far more stringent than those targeting it in Iraq, at least at first. U.S. officials say it’s an attempt to limit the threat the U.S. could be dragged more deeply into the Syrian civil war.
  • Poll: Republican Beauprez Boasts 10-Point Lead Over CO Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper

    09/18/2014 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Republican frontrunner Bob Beauprez is gaining unexpected ground in Colorado’s gubernatorial race, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. The former U.S. Rep. holds a double-digit lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper. Additionally Beauprez slid into the lead among one key demographic: women. According to Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll: "Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is behind the challenger on the key qualities voters want in a leader: honesty, caring and leadership. "Pundits were predicting that Gov. Hickenlooper faced a close race for reelection. Instead, he's got a mad dash to make up a double-digit deficit. The Democrat...
  • Poll: Gardner Ahead By 8 Points In Senate Race (Colorado)

    09/18/2014 6:14:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    DENVER (AP) – Republican Rep. Cory Gardner is leading Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, according to a new independent poll released Thursday. The 48-40 Gardner lead among likely voters in The Quinnipiac University Poll contrasts with two other independent polls released earlier this month that found Udall tied or slightly ahead in the race.
  • Bundy sued after car hits cow on I-15

    09/18/2014 9:35:33 AM PDT · by redreno · 61 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By HENRY BREAN
    On April 12, a triumphant Cliven Bundy and his supporters chased away federal authorities and set the rancher’s impounded cattle free once more to roam public land in northeast Clark County. Two days later, a car collided with one of Bundy’s cows on Interstate 15, about 10 miles from his Bunkerville ranch, killing the animal and sending the vehicle careening down an embankment. Now a Las Vegas woman injured in the crash is suing Bundy for negligence. The lawsuit filed Sunday in Clark County District Court alleges Bundy “recklessly, carelessly and negligently allowed his cows to enter onto Interstate 15...
  • ISIS video featuring captured UK journalist seeks to dispel Western media's manipulated truths

    09/18/2014 9:18:21 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 18 replies
    Lisa Daftari ^ | 09/18/14 | Lisa Daftari
    In a new ISIS video released this morning, abducted British journalist John Cantlie, criticizes the West for its portrayal of the jihadi group and the danger of heading toward “the abyss of another war with the Islamic State.” In a three-minute 20 second clip posted on YouTube called “Lend Me Your Ears,” Cantlie, 43, who formerly worked as a reporter for The Sunday Times, The Sun, and The Sunday Telegraph, is sitting in a dark room in an undisclosed location, where he says he seeks to dispel ‘manipulated truths’ conjured by the Western media regarding the Islamic State. Cantlie, who...
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman: Campaign Against ISIS “Going To Take Several Years”

    09/18/2014 9:06:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | September 16, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said the United States has three big risks in combating ISIS, and that the campaign will take “several years” to complete. Speaking at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, Dempsey, who earlier mentioned sending ground troops to Iraq could be a possibility if the president’s campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fails, said a major risk in combating ISIS would be a coalition falling apart over time. “The three big risks that I would mention to you are: if the government of Iraq fails to...
  • Public university required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action

    09/18/2014 7:40:17 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 73 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    - Clemson is requiring students and faculty to complete an online course through a third party website that asks invasive questions about sexual history. - In an email Clemson says that failure to complete the course will be a violation of the “Student Code of Conduct, General Student Regulation 8: Failure to Comply with Official Request.” ... “How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks one question. “With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks another. ... Jerry Knighton, Director of the Office of...
  • Australia Raids Foil Reported ISIS Beheading Plots(Viedeo)

    09/18/2014 7:16:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | /september 18, 2014 | Staff
    Video at the Site Australian counterterrorism forces detained 15 people Thursday in a series of suburban raids after receiving intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning public beheadings in two Australian cities to demonstrate its reach. About 800 federal and state police officers raided more than a dozen properties across 12 Sydney suburbs as part of the operation -- the largest in Australian history, Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Andrew Colvin told the Associated Press. A sword was removed as part of evidence at one of the homes.
  • Israel believes Syria kept 'significant' chemical munitions

    09/18/2014 6:56:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-18-2014 | DAN WILLIAMS
    Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials used to produce such munitions under pressure from foreign powers, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday. Summarizing Israeli intelligence estimates that were previously not disclosed to avoid undermining the Syrians' surrender of their declared chemical arsenal, the official said they had kept some missile warheads, air-dropped bombs and rocket-propelled grenades primed with toxins like sarin. "There is, to my mind, still in the hands of Syria a significant residual capability ... that could be used in certain circumstances and could be potentially very serious,"...
  • New groundwater laws to have ripple effect on agriculture (w/video)

    09/18/2014 5:48:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | September 16, 2014 | Angela Hart
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed historic groundwater legislation Tuesday, imposing new rules in the Golden State that could limit how much water commercial and residential users are allowed to pump from underground aquifers — a move decades in the works, spurred this year by California’s drought. The new laws, which take effect in January, will require local government officials to ensure use of groundwater basins is sustainable, protecting underground reserves and averting other environmental damage. The regulations could have a ripple effect on thousands of farmers and ranchers across the North Coast.
  • VAST ALLIED AIRBORNE ARMY LANDS IN HOLLAND AS BRITISH STRIKE IN MOVE TO TURN WESTWALL (9/18/44)

    09/18/2014 4:31:51 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 22 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/18/44 | Drew Middleton, Walter Cronkite, Judson O’Quinn, E.C. Daniel, David Anderson, Robert Trumbull, more
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  • [Al Nusra] Syrian rebels seize UN weapons in the Golan: ambassador

    09/18/2014 2:13:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/16/2014
    Syrian rebels linked to Al-Qaeda have seized UN weapons, uniforms and vehicles from peacekeepers in the Golan and set up a "safe zone" to wage attacks, the Syrian ambassador said Tuesday. The United Nations on Monday was forced to pull back hundreds of peacekeepers to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan after Syrian rebels advanced on their positions. Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said fighters from Al-Nusra "had succeeded in occupying all of the Syrian side" of the Golan, driving out the troops from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). "The terrorists are now using United Nations cars, which hold the...
  • Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

    09/17/2014 8:12:06 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 9/17/14 | Dan Elliott
    DENVER (AP) -- The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the gear to James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack. It says the companies had no safeguards to keep dangerous people from buying their goods. "It was highly foreseeable to (the) defendants that their potential customers included persons with criminal intent,...
  • Europe's family tree has a THIRD branch...

    09/17/2014 7:10:04 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    Europe's family tree has a THIRD branch: Link found in genetic connection between Modern Europeans and Native Americans Europeans share DNA with ancient hunters and Middle Eastern farmers Study claims Europeans also share their genes with North Eurasians This group gave their DNA to the people who traveled the Bering Strait Ancient Middle Eastern farmers and their European descendants can trace ancestry to a previously unknown lineage called the Basal Eurasians It has long been believed that modern Europeans descended from indigenous hunters and Middle Eastern farmers. But a new study suggests all Europeans today have DNA from a third...
  • Is Obamacare Collapsing In Minnesota?

    09/17/2014 6:54:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9/17/2014 | John Hinderaker
    Obamacare in Minnesota is called MNSure. The state had the usual problems (worse, I believe, than in most states) getting its system and its web site up and running. Once the enrollment period got underway, the dominant insurer turned out to be PreferredOne. Reportedly offering the lowest premiums in the nation, PreferredOne signed up nearly 60% of all MNSure participants. So it was a bombshell when PreferredOne announced earlier this week that it will no longer participate in the state’s exchange, saying that “continuing to provide this coverage through MNsure is not sustainable.”It seems a foregone conclusion that this will...
  • US: Oklahoma Politician John Bennett Calls Muslims a 'Cancer' in a Rage Over Isis

    09/17/2014 6:23:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/17/2014 | Maria Khan
    Reacting to the recent beheadings of two American journalists by terror group ISIS, an Oklahoma State Representative John Bennett has called Muslims a 'cancer' that needs to be wiped off American soil.Addressing over 100 people who had gathered at a steakhouse in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Bennett unleashed his fury over Islam and Muslims. “Islam is not a religion. Islam is a socio-political system that uses a deity to advance its agenda of global conquest. A Muslim is the person who is guided by the constitution of Islam. ISIS, CAIR and Hamas all fall under the umbrella of the Brotherhood of Muslims.”...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy 67th Birthday, United States Air Force! ~ 18 September 2014

    09/17/2014 6:00:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy 67th Birthday, United States Air Force ~ ~ September 18, 2014 ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. The United States Air Force became a separate military service on September 18, 1947, with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947. The Act created the National Military Establishment, later renamed the United States Department of Defense, which was composed of three branches, the Army, Navy and a newly created Air Force....
  • Isis: Arab-Israeli 'Vampire' Says Terror Group 'Loves Drinking Blood'

    09/17/2014 5:56:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/17/2014 | Jack Moore
    An Arab-Israeli member of Isis (now known as the Islamic State) has claimed that the terror group takes pleasure in "drinking blood" of its enemies.Rabie Shehada, otherwise known as "the Palestinian slayer", spoke openly in a new video of the Islamic group's love of death."I swear we are a people who love death for the sake of God just as you love to live," says Shehada."I swear we are a people who love drinking blood. We came to slaughter you," he adds. "We love dying for God as much as you love life."According to Dubai-based outlet Al-Arabiya, Shehada, 26, is...
  • Ferguson officer appears before grand jury on shooting of Michael Brown (Darren Wilson)

    09/17/2014 5:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 17, 2014 | Kim Bell and Robert Patrick
    Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson testified here for almost four hours Tuesday in front of the St. Louis County grand jury investigating his Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday. Wilson was not obligated to appear, and also has spoken with St. Louis County investigators twice and federal investigators once, the source said. The source said Wilson was “cooperative.” A spokesman for Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch’s office, Ed Magee, refused to comment Wednesday on who has testified. The shooting of Brown, 18, who was black and unarmed, by Wilson, who is...
  • Sydney church our Lady of Lebanon targeted by ISIS threats

    09/17/2014 5:51:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    News.com (AU) ^ | 9/18/2014
    CHURCH-goers in Sydney’s west have been left shaken after a stranger shouted death threats from a car bearing the Islamic State flag. The car drove past Our Lady of Lebanon Church at Harris Park on Tuesday and witnesses claim it had a flag similar to those brandished by Islamic State jihadists hanging out the window. A priest from the church told AAP the people in the car threatened to “kill the Christians” and slaughter their children. “They were strong words and people were scared of what they saw,” he said.
  • House approves Obama request for Syria in broad bipartisan vote

    09/17/2014 5:43:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/17/2014 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to grant President Obama authority to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels waging war against Islamic extremists. Despite vocal opposition from both war-weary liberals and defense hawks who feel the Syria plan should include more robust steps, majorities in both conferences voted 273-156 to back Obama’s plan to give military aid to vetted members of the Free Syrian Army. The “yes” vote was made up of 159 Republicans and 114 Democrats; opposition was just as bipartisan, with 85 Democrats and 71 Republicans voting no. The Syria language was considered as an amendment to a stopgap...
  • 14 IS militants killed as their rocket explodes

    09/17/2014 5:33:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    India TV ^ | 9/18/2014
    At least 14 members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were killed Tuesday near Baghdad when a rocket whose warhead they were filling with chlorine gas exploded.Iraqi security officials said seven more IS militants were injured in the incident, which occurred near the town of al-Dhuluiya, about 90 km north of Baghdad.Al-Dhuluiya was also where four members of the Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen suffered symptoms of asphyxiation after inhaling chlorine gas released by two improvised explosive devices.It was the first time that chlorine has been used as a weapon in Iraq, although it is not uncommon in...
  • DHS Against White House Plan to Lift Ban on Libyans Attending U.S. Flight Schools

    09/17/2014 4:49:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 17, 2014 | Staff
    Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told lawmakers that he will not sign off on an Obama administration proposal to reverse a longstanding ban on Libyan nationals studying in U.S. flight schools and training here in nuclear science. Asked by lawmakers Wednesday if Johnson intended to go along with the plan, he responded that he would not sign off on it, the Washington Times reported.
  • Biden says 'Shylocks' Comment was 'Poor Choice of Words'

    09/17/2014 3:42:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Staff
    Vice President Biden acknowledged using a "poor choice of words" after referring to bankers that exploit U.S. troops as "Shylocks." The vice president used the term during a talk Tuesday to a nonprofit that provides legal aid to those in need. But the term is considered by some to be an anti-Semitic term for Jews, and the head of the Anti-Defamation League put out a statement criticizing Biden. "Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful," Abraham Foxman said, while still calling Biden friendly to...
  • Can the U.S. Army Degrade and Destroy Ebola?

    09/17/2014 2:20:06 PM PDT · by No One Special · 63 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 16, 2014 | Laurie Garrett
    Obama is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa to stop the deadly outbreak. But 250,000 people could already be infected by Christmas. As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa accelerates beyond the capacity to count its toll, an unprecedented escalation in global support is evident, led by U.S. President Barack Obama's call for U.S. military intervention. In what will amount to the largest humanitarian commitment since the American response to the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia, the White House announced late on Sept. 15 that an estimated 3,000 military personnel will deploy to the Ebola-ravaged West African nations,...
  • Kurdish Peshmerga free some Christian villages occupied by jihadists

    09/17/2014 1:36:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Asia News ^ | September 17, 2014
    US air raids fundamental. The Islamist militants mined many houses before fleeing. Syriac Christians return to the city of Alqosh, liberated days ago, and celebrate the feast of the patron saint. Erbil (AsiaNews / Agencies) - At least seven Christian villages in northern Iraq have been freed after a series of clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga and Islamic State jihadists.The seven villages are located west of Erbil, on the Nineveh plain. The Kurdish military commanders emphasize the fundamental contribution of the air raids carried out by the United States and report that the jihadists mined many houses before fleeing. Since early...
  • Even the New York Times Fears Socialized Medicine

    09/17/2014 1:10:53 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 17, 2014 | Stephanie Wang
    The New York Times laid out some of the problems with socialized medicine in Britain in an article published Wednesday. The Times points to a case in which a five-year-old boy with a brain tumor set off an international hunt for the boy and his family. Critics of the National Health Service say Britain far overstepped its boundaries after it arrested the boy’s parents. NHS denied five-year-old Ashya King an advanced cancer treatment known as proton team therapy for his brain tumor. In a desperate attempt to get treatment for their son, Ashya’s parents traveled to Madrid to sell their...
  • Limbaugh On Sports Talk Radio:"Condensed,Undiluted,Pure Liberalism Drivel And Bilge"

    09/17/2014 1:00:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    During his Wednesday broadcast, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh explained to his listeners how liberalism when overt is a failure in the media and offered various examples of where so-called liberal brands have struggled to achieve success.
  • Fayetteville Student Required To Change Out Of “Virginity Rocks” T-Shirt

    09/17/2014 11:30:08 AM PDT · by walford · 15 replies
    KFSM-5 Fayetteville, Ark ^ | September 12, 2014 | Dillon Thomas
    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville junior high school made a teenager girl change out of a T-shirt at school this week because the school said it contained sexual content. The T-shirt in question was a shirt that reads “Virginity Rocks” on the front. “It is one of my favorite shirts,” said Chloe Rubiano, an 8th grader at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville. Rubiano told 5NEWS she got the shirt at a Christian-based festival. “I just really like the shirt because I was always raised that way,” Rubiano said. “I didn’t really think anyone would make a big deal out of...
  • Bangladesh commutes top Islamist's death sentence, sparking clashes [murder, rape]

    09/17/2014 9:11:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/17/2014 | SHAFIQUL ALAM
    Bangladesh's highest court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence on a top Islamic preacher, triggering angry protests by both his Islamist supporters and secular opponents and clashes with police. In a surprise ruling, the Supreme Court said 74-year-old Delwar Hossain Sayedee should spend "the rest of his natural life" in jail for crimes during the 1971 liberation war with Pakistan. Sayedee's death penalty passed last year by a war-crimes tribunal triggered the deadliest political violence in the country's history, and thousands of police were deployed before Wednesday's ruling. "We had expected that the court would uphold his death sentence," Attorney...
  • 29 Cuban migrants land in Florida Keys on homemade boat

    09/17/2014 8:29:35 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Me
    LOGGERHEAD KEY, Fla. – Twenty-nine Cuban migrants have been rescued after reaching land in the Florida Keys. .... Under the "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy, most Cuban migrants who reach U.S. shores are allowed to stay. more here
  • Foreign troops not wanted in fight against ISIS, Iraq PM says

    09/17/2014 7:34:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2014
    Iraq's new prime minister says foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country's fight against the Islamic State group.
  • ISIS recruiting women in the US could have frightening consequences at home

    09/17/2014 6:56:35 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 23 replies
    Lisa Daftari - Fox News ^ | 09/16/14 | Lisa Daftari
    Women Jihadi fighters are unassuming. Burqa clad, they travel in groups, often with other women and children. They could easily conceal bombs, and seeing that they have US passports, this raises the frightening prospect that they could be sent back to the US on Suicide Bombing missions. The recruitment of women in the U.S. is done by radicalized members of the community or online, again demonstrating ISIS’ recruitment capability using social media and other technology platforms. Women are the new face of Jihad, which will keep evolving in this war of ideology.
  • Americans agree: Obama not being tough enough in dealing with Islamic State

    09/17/2014 6:41:55 AM PDT · by McGruff · 9 replies
    The Washington Time ^ | September 17, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Fifty-seven percent of Americans do not believe President Obama is being tough enough in dealing with Islamic State militants, said a new poll released Wednesday. Thirty-one percent believe his approach to combating the group, which includes arming and training Syrian rebels, deploying additional military advisers to the region and stepping up airstrikes in Iraq and likely Syria, is about right, according to the CBS News/New York Times poll.
  • Canadian IS Jihadist Who Wants to ‘Play Soccer’ with Heads of US Decapitated Soldiers

    09/17/2014 5:26:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/16/2014 | Sounak Mukhopadhyay
    The Islamic State has apparently found a "cheerleader" in Canada. The man from Greater Toronto Area continues to defend the actions of the Middle-Eastern extremists group on Twitter. The man, who uses Twitter user as Abu Turaab (@AlTuraabSVD), defended IS activities and evidently seemed to be pro-Jihad. He was "unmasked" by the National Post, which identified him to be Mohammed Ali, a 23-year-old Canadian citizen. He was a former Mississauga resident and left the country for Turkey and then for Syria, the website reported. His parents said that he had gone for a couple of weeks after he had left...
  • Turkey: 40,000 forced to attend religious schools, media

    09/17/2014 5:22:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    ANSA ^ | 9/16/2014
    Some 40,000 students have been forcibly enrolled in Islamic religious schools against their families' will, in Islamic religious schools, according to independent media reports Tuesday. According to leading independent daily Taraf, the new school year has started amid controversy after thousands of families refused to send their children to religious schools and demanded their transfer. So-called Imam-hatip religious schools have multiplied under the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamic AKP party, which has been in power since 2002. The opposition has accused Erdogan of seeking to 're-islamize' the country's institutions. Many students from the Alavi minority, a liberal branch...
  • ROOSEVELT AND CHURCHILL PLEDGE QUICK SHIFT OF FORCES TO CRUSH ‘BARBARIANS OF PACIFIC’ (9/17/44)

    09/17/2014 4:16:29 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 27 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/17/44 | John H. Crider, Robert Trumbull, George Horne, Drew Middleton, Frederick Graham, Lansing Warren
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
  • Russia: ‘Free Syrian Army No Longer Exists’; Rebels Are Coordinating With Terrorists

    09/17/2014 2:45:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/17/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Russia on Tuesday accused the West of ignoring its warnings about the growing terrorist threat in Syria, and claimed that the moderate rebel front – the one the Obama administration wants to arm as part of its anti-ISIS strategy – “no longer exists.”The remarks by Russia’s ambassador in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin came during a session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, which was discussing the most recent report by a U.N.-mandated independent commission of inquiry into the conflict.The report, released late last month and roughly covering the first half of this year, recorded atrocities by the Assad regime and by...
  • DC leaders preparing to rewrite gun laws

    09/17/2014 2:31:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 9/17/2014 | BEN NUCKOLS
    District of Columbia leaders are preparing to rewrite the city’s gun laws to address a judge’s ruling that struck down a ban on carrying handguns outside the home in the nation’s capital. Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council members plan to announce emergency legislation to address the ruling on Wednesday. The council would vote on the bill next week.
  • GAO Says Abortion Coverage ‘Inconsistent with Federal Requirements’ in Obamacare Exchanges

    09/16/2014 7:21:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/16/2014 | Mary Harned
    Sadly, and at last, a new report by the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) has revealed that the Obama administration has utterly failed to keep its promises to prevent taxpayer funds from being used to pay for abortions in insurance plans offered through exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And the administration accepts no responsibility for this failure. Given the ACA’s extensive list of shortcomings and controversies, the GAO report may elicit little more than a yawn from the media. Yet, the report is stunning in that it documents how the Obama administration has abandoned and even undermined...
  • Iowa Dem Says She Wouldn't Revoke Passports of Americans Fighting With ISIS (Video)

    09/16/2014 7:13:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Instablog ^ | 9/16/2014 | Debra Heine
    During a televised debate, last week, candidate for U.S. Congress Staci Appel (D-IA) opposed the idea of revoking passports of Americans who have admitted to joining and fighting with terrorist organizations. Appel said, “I would not be urging taking away their passports. I think we need to make sure that we work through the system and look through it on a very diligent basis.” Her comment came after Republican candidate David Young said that if he were elected to Congress, he would call on the State Department to revoke the passports of admitted terrorists. Young, who previously served as U.S....
  • “Staggering Numbers” Of Virginians Will Lose Plans And Pay More Due To ObamaCare

    09/16/2014 7:10:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    “Staggering Numbers” Of Virginians Will Lose Plans And Pay More Due To ObamaCare (September 11, 2014)
  • Medical Office Cancels Health Plan After ObamaCare Doubles Premiums

    09/16/2014 6:59:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Medical Office Cancels Health Plan After ObamaCare Doubles Premiums (September 10, 2014) - click link to view
  • “Jews to the gas!”: Islamic anti-Semitism rising in Germany, synagogues attacked

    09/16/2014 6:55:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/16/2014 | Robert Spencer
    It has gotten so bad that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to combat it, and even the New York Times has to acknowledge it. Of course, they don’t mention its Qur’anic roots — the fact that the Qur’an calls Jews the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82), says they are under Allah’s curse (9:30) and more.“What’s Behind Germany’s New Anti-Semitism,” by Jochen Bittner, New York Times, September 16, 2014: HAMBURG, Germany — Europe is living through a new wave of anti-Semitism. The president of Germany’s Central Council of Jews calls it the worst the Continent has seen since World...
  • Rochester, N.Y., man charged with trying to help Islamic State

    09/16/2014 6:35:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/16/2014
    A Rochester, New York, man has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder U.S. soldiers, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. A federal grand jury in Rochester handed down a seven-count indictment against Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, following an investigation by the FBI's Rochester Joint Terrorism Task Force, a Justice Department statement said. According to court records, Elfgeeh, beginning last year, tried to help three people - two of whom were cooperating with the FBI - to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic State, a Sunni...
  • ISIS supporters urged to attack Times Square with pipe bombs

    09/16/2014 6:29:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/16/2014 | Bruce Golding and Erin Calabrese
    Supporters of the Islamic State terror group are being urged to attack Times Square and other popular American tourist attractions with easily assembled homemade bombs, according to a disturbing report Tuesday. A message posted on an ISIS Web forum lists widely available ingredients needed to build a pipe bomb, and includes photos showing how to combine them into a deadly explosive device, Vocativ reported. The Arabic-language message cites Times Square — the scene of a failed car-bomb attack in 2010 by al Qaeda sympathizer Faisal Shahzad — and the Las Vegas Strip as prime targets, but also suggests striking sites...
  • Belgian Synagogue Set on Fire in 'Criminal' Attack

    09/16/2014 6:25:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/16/2014 | Ari Soffer
    A fire broke out in a synagogue in the Belgian capitals of Brussels Tuesday, in what appears to be a "criminal" act, according to reports. Belgian daily La Dernière Heure said that several people broke into synagogue, which is located in the predominantly Muslim neighborhood of Anderlecht, and ignited several fires on the fourth floor of the building. The wife and two children of the synagogue's caretaker suffered slight smoke inhalation in the fire on the top floor of the building, where they lived, said Laurens Dumont, a spokesman for the city prosecutor. The caretaker was absent at the time....
  • Irish Muslim convert defends execution of aid worker David Haines

    09/16/2014 6:19:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Irish Mirror ^ | 9/16/2014 | James Ward
    An Irish Muslim convert with links to Islamic terror organisations has defended the execution of aid worker David Haines. Shortly after news of the killing broke on Saturday, former nurse Khalid Kelly tweeted: “Lets be clear any1 nonmuslim in muslim land if they have no permission 2 b there from khalifa they wil b treated as spy & may lose their head. “The blood of this latest hostage is on UK leaders’ hands they cud have saved him they chose not 2 & so the killing will continue until u stop.” In a series of sickening tweets Kelly also claimed...