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  • Heckuva JV There, Barry: The Consequences of an Alfred E. Neuman Foreign Policy

    08/19/2014 10:17:33 PM PDT · by No One Special · 2 replies
    The Streetwise Professor ^ | August 19, 2014 | The Professor
    Back in January, on a TV interview, naturally, Obama denigrated ISIS as the junior varsity. Even after ISIS ran amok in Iraq and Syria in June, the administration (or I should say Obama, because we know from many sources that he often completely disregards the recommendations of the Pentagon, intelligence community, and State Department) decided to abjure from taking action against the terrorist group, apparently out of pique at Maliki and the dysfunctions of the Iraqi government. That’ll learn ‘em, Barry apparently believed. So here we are. ISIS has secured a foothold over an area the size of Jordan. What’s...
  • Why Germany Won’t Get Real with Russia

    08/19/2014 9:42:12 PM PDT · by No One Special · 9 replies
    New Eastern Europe ^ | August 19, 2014 | Dustin Dehez
    When the parliamentary elections last year ushered in a new government in Germany, there was a collective sigh of relief. Guido Westerwelle, foreign minister for four years, had never mastered his office and always seemed to lack the sort of gravitas that the office demands. In came Frank-Walter Steinmeier; Westerwelle’s predecessor would also be his successor. With his calm demeanour, Steinmeier was considered by many to be the ideal top diplomat. Less than a year into his term, however, the disillusion is palpable, even among some of his sympathisers. Germany’s role in the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia is...
  • Power in the Kremlin Comes With a Price

    08/19/2014 9:32:09 PM PDT · by No One Special · 5 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | August 14, 2014 | Andrei Malgin
    The Russian media recently celebrated, rather modestly, an anniversary of great significance in the history of this country. Fifteen years ago, on Aug. 9, 1999, former President Boris Yeltsin made the decision to name Vladimir Putin as his successor. Putin, at the time chief of the Federal Security Service, was appointed acting head of the Russian government and then simply prime minister several weeks later. Meanwhile, Yeltsin completely stepped into the background, handing over the reins of government to Putin. Aug. 9 is therefore a very important date because it marks the day the KGB came to power in Russia....
  • Report: All Arrested Ferguson Looters Were From Outside of Ferguson… And Had Criminal Records

    08/12/2014 11:50:33 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    Via Ferguson Scanner Updates: All arrested yesterday on Felony Looting charges had a criminal background and most were from outside the Ferguson area.
  • Most Black Ferguson Residents Complaining of 'White Power Structure' Didn't Vote

    08/19/2014 7:37:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/19/2014 | Tony Lee
    After Michael Brown's death, left-wing activists, pundits, and the mainstream press have been blasting and maligning Ferguson's "white power structure," likening the city to a town in the Jim Crow South. They have lamented that though the city is nearly 70% black, "five of Ferguson’s six city council members are white" and "six of the local school board’s seven members are white." Ferguson's mayor, James Knowles, is also white. Even worse to the mainstream press and left-wing activists is that he's a Republican.But in trying to further the narrative that the "white power structure" was somehow imposed on Ferguson's black...
  • “ISIS here” banner in Ferguson, Missouri as jihadis try to exploit race conflict

    08/19/2014 7:10:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/19/2014 | Robert Spencer
    This banner is in line with supporters of the Islamic State taking photos of the Islamic State flag held in front of the White House and other landmarks. The objective is to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60) and to emphasize the desire of Islamic State jihadis to strike within the U.S. The fact that they have supporters here in the U.S. who can hold the banner in Missouri and the sign at the White House shows that such a strike is a very real possibility.Meanwhile, not just the jihadis quoted here but Hamas-linked...
  • FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Kind Of Boots Are You Quiz - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    08/19/2014 6:00:07 PM PDT · by LUV W · 59 replies
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  • AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

    08/19/2014 5:53:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 8/19/2014 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a situation deemed unconstitutional. In response, the Justice Department said the U.S. will change the process during the next six months. As of late last summer, about 48,000 people were on the no-fly list. The government's policy is never to confirm or deny that a person actually is on the no-fly list, citing national security concerns....
  • U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes will debate in October

    08/19/2014 5:25:13 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/18/2014 | Nick Storm
    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes will face off in a debate televised on Kentucky Educational Television in October. The agreement from the candidates comes after both campaigns have been slow to work with one another on a forum for a debate — both accepted separate debates early on with Grimes saying in June she would appear on KET. McConnell sent Grimes an invitation to debate the day after the primary election. He proposed that two debate three times before Labor Day and that the debates be conducted in the freewheeling Lincoln-Douglas style with no audience...
  • ISIS militants appear to behead abducted American journalist James Wright Foley in graphic video

    08/19/2014 5:02:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/19/2014 | SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    An American freelance photojournalist missing since being abducted in Syria some 22 months ago was apparently beheaded by an Islamic State militant in a graphic video released Tuesday. Titled “A Message to America,” the gruesome clip shows a masked militant saw away at the neck of James Wright Foley, a 40-year-old New Hampshire native captured in Binesh, Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. The family, on its "Free James Foley" Facebook page, has yet to confirm his death. (snip down to Foley's statement)“I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. government....
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked at Austin Courthouse on Felony Charges Tied to Controversial Indictment

    08/19/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 6:15pm | Mike Opelka
    “We will continue to aggressively defend the governor’s lawful and constitutional action…”
  • Adams church vandalized with graffiti, swastikas

    08/19/2014 4:17:37 PM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Rachel Yonkunas
    ADAMS, Mass. – Vandals struck an Adams church Saturday painting graffiti on the walls, including swastikas. A door at First Baptist Church in Adams, Mass. would always be left open for the organist, Larry Bishop. But Saturday night Bishop realized he wasn't alone. Bishop has been the organist at First Baptist for 15 years. He said he went to the church late Saturday night to practice when he heard two people talking upstairs. “I heard one of the voices say to the other, ‘Wow, there's a lot of good stuff here,'” he described. “And I'm thinking, well, that doesn't sound...
  • Michael Brown Protesters Show Up At CNN’s Atlanta Headquarters

    08/19/2014 4:08:53 PM PDT · by McGruff · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/19/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Hundreds of protesters gathered in the rain outside of CNN headquarters in Atlanta Monday to voice their outrage over the network’s coverage of the Michael Brown shooting. According to CNN contributor Hilary Rosen, the angry crowd was frustrated over the network’s “smearing” of Brown, who was fatally shot by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, protesters gathered at the network’s headquarters, the CNN Center, located in Atlanta. With chants of “no justice, no peace,” the protesters marched a mile to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. It is unclear why...
  • Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip

    08/19/2014 4:08:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/19/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon. Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose...
  • China: The Danger From Within

    08/19/2014 4:01:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | August 16, 2014
    The government anti-corruption campaign has prosecuted more high-ranking thieves recently, and a lot more lower-ranking officials as well. This campaign has been going on longer, and taking down more people than any previous effort. The government also insists that this campaign will not, as in the past, simply diminish and fade away as past anti-corruption efforts have. This worries a lot of Chinese, even though most admit that the corruption is the greatest threat the current communist government faces. The potential problem is the growing risk that corrupt businessmen and officials who fear prosecution will get organized and fight back....
  • Hamas: Israel 'Opened the Gates of Hell'

    08/19/2014 3:38:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Elad Benari
    Hamas declared on Tuesday night that Israel had “opened the gates of hell”. In a statement, the group’s so-called “military wing” said that it had resumed the rocket fire on Israel because the Israeli Air Force had launched an airstrike on a home in Gaza. The group warned that “the price will be a heavy one”. Senior Hamas official Ezzat al-Rishq warned, according to AFP, "Israel will not enjoy security so long as the Palestinian people do not, and it started it." While the latest truce between Israel and Hamas was set to end at midnight on Tuesday, Hamas violated...
  • November ballot won’t ask Californians about yanking pay of suspended lawmakers (Yee's missiles)

    08/19/2014 3:29:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 8/18/14 | Laurel Rosenhall
    **SNIP** “The pro tem still wishes the bill to be considered before the end of session, and that would put the constitutional amendment on the 2016 ballot,” said Steinberg spokesman Rhys Williams. Steinberg proposed the measure after the upper house took the unprecedented step in March of suspending three of its members while maintaining their pay. Democratic Sens. Leland Yee of San Francisco and Ron Calderon of Montebello face federal bribery charges in separate cases resulting from undercover FBI stings. Sen. Rod Wright of Baldwin Hills was found guilty of perjury and voter fraud by a Los Angeles jury in...
  • Firebomb Attacks in Jerusalem Set Home, Bus on Fire

    08/19/2014 3:21:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    As Gaza terrorists breached the ceasefire and renewed their rocket fire on Israeli civilian centers Tuesday, Arab terrorists in the Israeli capital of Jerusalem apparently didn't want to be left out of the action. Two molotov cocktail attacks were launched in the eastern part of Jerusalem late Tuesday night. In the first incident two firebombs were hurled at an Egged bus driving on Yericho Road towards Moti Gur St., which passes adjacent to the Old City to the east. One of the two molotov cocktails exploded on impact, setting the bus on fire. No injuries were caused, but the bus...
  • Hedy Epstein, 90, Holocaust Survivor, Arrested at Ferguson Protest

    08/19/2014 3:05:32 PM PDT · by familyop · 49 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Nick Sanchez
    Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor and vocal opponent of the Gaza blockade, was arrested...she was put in plastic handcuffs and led away by officers for failure to disburse, reported the Times of Israel. "I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was 90. We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re 90."
  • Common Core Standards Drastically Losing Support (from Both Teachers and Public)

    08/19/2014 12:10:13 PM PDT · by xzins · 8 replies
    CBN ^ | August 19, 2014 | CBN
    A new survey shows that support for the federal education standards known as the Common Core is slipping. Education Next, an education journal from Stanford University's Hoover Institution, surveyed 5,000 respondents (including a number of educators) and found that just 40 percent of teachers back the Common Core compared to 76 percent just a year ago. At the same time, teacher opposition has tripled from 12 to 40 percent. The survey finds that support among the public is also slipping. In 2013, 65 percent of the general public favored the standards compared to 53 percent today. Across the states, momentum...
  • Rick Perry’s new video continues defense strategy: attack Travis DA

    08/19/2014 11:36:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | August 19, 2014 | By Christy Hoppe
    ".......Lehmberg, who plead guilty and accepted a 45-day jail sentence, has declined to comment about the case. But the Travis County Democrats issued a statement calling Perry’s tactics “character assassination and deflection.” “We didn’t expect Gov. Perry to take responsibility for his actions, but smearing Rosemary Lehmberg and complaining the indictment was political does not answer the charges,” said Joe Deshotel, a spokesman for the county party.
  • Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break

    08/19/2014 10:58:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | Monday, August 18, 2014 3:18 am | Updated: 10:01 pm, Mon Aug 18, 2014.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans. The exact reason for Obama's return remained unclear, though it appeared aimed in part at countering criticism that Obama was spending two weeks on the Massachusetts resort island of Martha's Vineyard in the midst of multiple crises. ... Obama had meetings on both matters scheduled for Monday. The president was scheduled to return to Martha's Vineyard Tuesday night. The...
  • Western cuckoo up for endangered species listing ( UN Agenda 21 )

    08/18/2014 9:14:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Record Courier ^ | August 14, 2014
    More than a half-million acres of land across nine Western states is being proposed for designation as critical habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 546,335 acres of critical habitat is up for listing in 80 separate units in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. The bird is a neotropical migrant that winters in South America and nests along rivers and streams in western North America. ... The Service is seeking information concerning the western yellow-billed cuckoo’s biology and habitat, threats to the species and current efforts to protect...
  • Advancing Ukraine troops take fight to heart of pro-Moscow rebellion

    08/19/2014 9:42:02 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 21 replies
    Reuters Canada ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 | Maria Tsvetkova and Noah Barkin
    DONETSK Ukraine/BERLIN (Reuters) - A gun battle broke out in the center of the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk and residents ran for cover from artillery fire on Tuesday, taking a government military offensive into the heart of the retreating pro-Moscow separatist rebellion. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart will meet next week for the first time in months to try to end their confrontation over the separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine, their offices said. In a prelude to the talks between Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to visit the Ukrainian capital Kiev...
  • White House hasn’t ruled out sending Obama to Ferguson

    08/19/2014 9:27:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2014 | Amie Parnes
    The White House has weighed sending President Obama to Ferguson, Mo., and has not ruled out a visit in upcoming weeks, according to sources familiar with the internal decisionmaking. For now, the White House believes a trip by Obama to Ferguson would do more harm than good, by diverting resources on the ground at a pivotal time for law enforcement. One senior administration official familiar with the talks said Obama didn’t rule a trip in or out at this point, but added that there are no immediate plans for the president to go to the St. Louis suburb. A presidential...
  • Syria conflict: Sarin gas chemicals destroyed

    08/19/2014 8:59:32 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 August 2014 Last updated at 11:25 ET | no byline
    The international chemical weapons watchdog says that all the precursor chemicals for sarin gas removed from Syria have been destroyed. The 580 tonnes of chemicals were neutralised on board a specially built American ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said the ship's crew have now begun to neutralise 22 tonnes of sulphur mustard. The process is part of a Russian-US deal to eliminate Syria's arsenal. The deal was drawn up after hundreds of people died in a sarin attack in the Ghouta area outside Damascus on 21 August last year... ...OPCW chief...
  • Chinese hackers steal 4.5 million patients’ data

    08/19/2014 5:00:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/18/2014 | ARTHUR ALLEN
    Chinese hackers stole 4.5 million patients’ names, Social Security numbers and other personal data from the computers of one of the country’s largest hospital chains, the company said Monday — the biggest reported cyberattack ever on a U.S. health care company. Community Health Services and its forensic expert, Mandiant, believe the attacker was an “advanced persistent threat” group from China that used highly sophisticated malware and technology, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The data stolen in April and June also included patients’ addresses, birth dates and phone numbers. The thieves did not swipe credit card...
  • PATTON 12 MILES FROM PARIS, DRIVING FOE TO NEW TRAP ON SEINE; TOULON ATTACKED (8/19/44)

    08/19/2014 4:11:07 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 49 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/19/44 | E.C. Daniel, Richard J.H. Johnston, Daniel T. Brigham, Raymond Daniell, W.H. Lawrence, more
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  • 'Filthy', Illegal Immigrant Camp In Calais To Be Closed

    08/19/2014 3:30:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8/19/2014 | Andre Walker
    A senior official in Calais has confirmed that it will start demolishing the filthy makeshift camp that is home to as many as 2000 illegal immigrants bound for Britain. Numbers at the 'Jungle 2' camp have swollen in recent months, leading to staff at the UK Border Force admitting they are unable to cope.Deputy Mayor Philippe Mignonet, who is in-charge of immigration told the Daily Express: “The camp will be dismantled. All depends on the Home Office minister to give the instructions to do so.”He pointed out that working as virtual slaves on the UK illegal labour market can appear...
  • Liberal Activists Plot To Sabotage Paul Ryan’s Book With Fake Covers

    08/19/2014 3:09:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/19/2014 | Patrick Howley
    Progressive activists are launching a day-long, nationwide campaign Tuesday to sabotage the release of Paul Ryan’s new book by going to bookstores and wrapping the copies in demeaning fake covers.The Agenda Project, a New York-based progressive activist group founded by former Democratic National Committee official Erica Payne, urged its supporters to print out a digitally altered cover of Ryan pushing an old woman off a cliff – a visual version of the talking point Democrats used against Ryan’s entitlement plan during his 2012 run for vice president – and cover copies of his book The Way Forward at stores while...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: 'It's Politically Incorrect to Blame the Wrong People'

    08/19/2014 3:02:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/19/2014 | Susan Jones
    Multiple murders in cities such as Chicago don't get the same attention as a single murder in suburban St. Louis "because it's politically incorrect to blame the wrong people," Dr. Ben Carson told Fox News's Sean Hannity Monday night. "If you have somebody, you know, like a police officer, that's an easy one to blame. But it's very difficult to blame a city council or a mayor that you like," he said. "We've got to stop picking and choosing who the villains are and who the good guys are." Carson called for objectivity: "And in particular, you know, in the...
  • Federal Government targets politically uncooperative FedEx (Indicts for second time)

    08/19/2014 2:58:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Against Crony Capitalism ^ | 8/19/2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    Fed Ex was just indicted on charges that it helps facilitate the transport of illegal drugs, especially from Canadian pharmacies. (Where drugs are much less expensive.) That the CEO of FedEx, Fred Smith, is an ardent supporter of free enterprise, who has supported free market political groups such as the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and runs a non-union shop is a coincidence of course. That FedEx’s main competitor, is pro-union UPS (UPS got away with a $40 million fine, FedEx is looking at potentially over $1 billion) is also a coincidence. That pharma, which has close ties to this White House...
  • Obama Is Seen as Frustrating His Own Party

    08/19/2014 2:56:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/18/14 | CARL HULSE, JEREMY W. PETERS, MICHAEL D. SHEARAUG
    **SNIP** But the impression the president left with Mr. Reid was clear: Capitol Hill is not my problem. To Democrats in Congress who have worked with Mr. Obama, the indifference conveyed to Mr. Reid, one of the president’s most indispensable supporters, was frustratingly familiar. In one sense, Mr. Obama’s response was a reminder of what made him such an appealing figure in the first place: his almost innate aversion to the partisan squabbles that have left Americans so jaded and disgruntled with their political system. But nearly six years into his term, with his popularity at the lowest of his...
  • 'How democracy treating you?'ISIS takes to social media to encourage Ferguson to embrace Islam

    08/19/2014 2:54:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 19, 2014 | John Hall
    ISIS militants and their supporters are using social media to encourage protesters in Ferguson to embrace radical Islam and fight against the U.S. government. Jihadists in Syria and Iraq and their sympathisers in the West have taken to Twitter to send messages of support to hundreds of demonstrators taking part in a ninth night of angry protests in the U.S. city following the shooting by police of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The militants' tweets denounce local officers for the way they have attempted to quell the violence, make reference to historic acts of police brutality, and even use the...
  • Egypt: Brotherhood Supporters Torch Butcher Shop

    08/19/2014 2:46:00 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 8/19/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Supporters of the “terrorist” Muslim Brotherhood group, report Egyptian media, set fire to a butcher shop Saturday evening in Aim Shams, a suburb in Cairo.The reason for this latest Brotherhood arson attack is that the owner of the shop objected to one of the Brotherhood’s protests. Three of the Brotherhood’s supporters were detained by intervening locals.Violence from Brotherhood supporters during their marches and protests is common in Egypt. One of the worst incidences is when a Coptic Christian woman was attacked and murdered by a protesting Brotherhood mob—simply because they saw her cross, which exposed her as a Christian.Retribution against...
  • [visibly angry] State trooper slams 'criminals' in Ferguson as 31 arrested following latest unrest

    08/19/2014 2:09:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2014
    ......................"A visibly angry [Missouri State Police Capt. Ron ] Johnson said that officers had come under heavy gunfire from protesters and at least two people had been shot. Johnson said he did not know the condition of the shooting victims. Four officers had been injured when they were struck by rocks or bottles, though Johnson claimed that police had not fired a single shot. Citing what he called a "dangerous dynamic in the night," Johnson requested that protests take place during the daylight hours, so that officers could effectively isolate any troublemakers. However, Johnson said that his forces could not...
  • Ferguson Is Not Iraq

    08/18/2014 11:12:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | AUGUST 18, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Contra smug liberals, riots in Missouri are a far cry from sectarian violence in the Middle East. Over at Vox, Max Fisher has indulged in what is becoming an increasingly common left-of-center pastime: smugly insinuating that the United States’s favorable impression of itself as a stable and developed nation is in some serious way misplaced. “How,” Fisher asks, “would American media cover the news from Ferguson, Missouri, if it were happening in just about any other country?” Substituting “province” for “state,” “sect” for “party,” and “village” for “city,” Fisher answers his own inquiry by fashioning a “satirical” description of “the...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Keynote Speaker at CAIR Banquet

    Reverend Al Sharpton, host of PoliticsNation on MSNBC and former presidential candidate, will be the keynote speaker at the annual fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity with an extremist history. CAIR’s 20th Annual Banquet will be held on September 27 in Arlington, Virginia and also features Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). According to the U.S. Justice Department, CAIR is an entity of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. More specifically, CAIR is part of the Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, a secret body that was established to push the agenda of Hamas and...
  • Uh oh: California solar plant fries thousands of birds in mid-flight

    08/18/2014 7:21:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Oh, dear. They even have a name for them: Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one “streamer” every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator’s application to build a still-bigger version.The investigators want the halt until the full extent of the deaths can be assessed....
  • Islamic State forcibly circumcises Christian men, sells 700 Yazidi women

    08/18/2014 7:11:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/18/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Circumcision: “Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh 'female circumcision']).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64Sex slavery: “Certainly will the believers have succeeded: They who are during their prayer humbly submissive, and they who turn away from ill speech, and they who are observant of zakah, and they who guard their private parts except from their wives or those their...
  • Amnesty International Takes ‘Unprecedented’ Step in Sending Delegation to Ferguson

    08/18/2014 6:22:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    KMOX ^ | 8/18/2014
    Human rights group Amnesty International has taken “unprecedented” action to deal with unrest in Ferguson by sending a delegation that has never before been deployed inside the United States.The organization has had members on the ground in Ferguson since Thursday, in the wake of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. According to a news release, the 12-person delegation is there to “observe police and protester activity, gather testimony, seek meetings with officials and offer support to the community.”Organizers will also train local activists on methods of non-violent protest.“Law enforcement, from the FBI to state...
  • Rob Reiner: Tea Party Should Be 'Eliminated' Like Hamas

    08/18/2014 6:15:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/18/2014 | Tim Graham
    Michael Chapman at our sister site CNSNews.com reported that Hollywood director Rob Reiner unleashed another anti-Tea Party rant in an interview with Larry King. He compared the Tea Party to the terrorist group Hamas, because apparently both groups are extreme and cannot be negotiated with, and the only solution is to make them go away or “eliminate” them. In Israel, “[Y]ou can’t negotiate with that, you have to say either Hamas goes away and the Palestinian authority takes over all that region and deal with some kind of honest broker here, and create the two-state solution,” said Reiner. The Palestinians...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Bragg, North Carolina ~ 19 AUG 2014

    08/18/2014 5:58:45 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 121 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Bragg, North CarolinaFort Bragg is a major United States Army installation located in Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett and Moore counties, North Carolina, mostly in Fayetteville but also partly in the town of Spring Lake.The fort is named for Confederate general Braxton Bragg. It covers over 251 square miles. It is the home of the US Army airborne forces and Special Forces, as well as U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command.Fort Bragg, NC absorbed FORSCOM (Forces Command) and USARC (US Army Reserve Command) from Fort McPherson, GA in 2011...
  • Islamic State: "We Will Take Spain Back"

    08/18/2014 5:53:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 8/17/2014 | Soeren Kern
    Calls to reconquer al-Andalus are becoming more frequent and more strident."Clearly Spain forms part of the strategic objectives of global jihad. We are not the only ones but we are in their sights." — Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz. Radical Muslims in Spain have launched a social media campaign aimed at generating support for the jihadist group Islamic State [IS].The campaign involves posters that include images of famous Spanish landmarks and monuments emblazoned with Arabic slogans such as, "We are all the Islamic State" and "Long Live the Islamic State."One poster includes an image of the medieval Islamic...
  • Surprise: Michael Brown Had Marijuana In His System When He Confronted Police…

    08/18/2014 5:51:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Red Flag News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Staff
    Via WaPo: Michael Brown was shot in the head and chest multiple times, according to Mary Case, the St. Louis County medical examiner. While Case declined to comment further, citing the ongoing investigation into Brown’s death, another person familiar with the county’s investigation told The Washington Post that Brown had between six and eight gunshot wounds and was shot from the front. In addition, Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, according to this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing...
  • Islam in Australia: Living and dying for the flag of Allah

    08/18/2014 5:35:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (AU) ^ | 8/19/2014 | Geoff Chambers
    Wissam Haddad, the head of the al-Risalah Islamic Centre in Sydney’s southwest, yesterday told The Daily Telegraph he followed the “flag of Allah” rather than the flag of Australia. The flag, called the Shahada, is the same as the one used by Islamic State terrorists who have been spreading death and terror across the Middle East. “I’m not comfortable personally holding the (Australian) flag because this flag does not represent me as a Muslim. My flag is the flag of Allah. That’s my flag. “For me to have the Shahada flag, as it’s called, that’s a flag that I stand...
  • ISIS Kidnaps, Sells Women as 'Sex Slaves' While Obama Declares U.S. Mission Not Over Yet

    08/18/2014 5:15:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8/18/2014 | Reissa Su
    As ISIS continues to take over more towns in Iraq, at least 500 women believed to be Christians were allegedly kidnapped from Mosul to be sold as "sex slaves." Reports said the Islamic militants have overrun Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian city. Believers have reportedly flocked to the city to escape the militants. A spokesman from the Kurdish forces said ISIS has kidnapped Yazidi and Christian women to be turned as "Sabaya" or "war booty slaves." He added that ISIS also plans to sell the women. According to accounts of witnesses, the most beautiful of the kidnapped women were handed to...
  • Survivor tells how Isis gunmen killed scores of defenceless villagers

    08/18/2014 5:07:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 8/18/2014 | JOE CHURCHER
    Islamic extremists have shot dead scores of Yazidi men in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before seizing their wives and children. A Yazidi politician cited the mass killing in Kocho as evidence that his people were still at risk after a week of US and Iraqi air strikes on the militants. Meanwhile, warplanes targeted insurgents around a large dam that was captured by the Islamic State extremist group earlier this month. It's believed that the Mosul dam was under the near-complete control of Kurdish fighters last night. The US began strikes against...
  • Buchanan: 1960s-like Riots in Ferguson Could Cause Voter Rebuke For Obama

    08/18/2014 4:36:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 18, 2014 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s passive response to the riots and arson in Ferguson may prompt a November rebuke by the silent majority of American voters, says Patrick Buchanan, who was an adviser to President Richard Nixon during the late 1960s race riots.
  • Why Does AP Refer to Michael Brown as ‘Teen’ Despite Style Guide?

    08/18/2014 3:39:31 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    The Associated Press Stylebook states that in reports referring to a person’s age, the figure for the age number should be used. It also states that reports should “use man or woman for individuals 18 and older.” Why, then, are AP reports on the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown solely referring to him as a “teen” and “teenager”? ADVERTISEMENT “Don’t know’ if Missouri teen shot with hands up,” reads one AP headline from Monday. “County autopsy: Unarmed teen shot 6 to 8 times,” reads another. And an excerpt from yet another AP story, emphasis added: “Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon lifted...