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  • Moments Before LAX Panic, Officers Confront Man Dressed as Zorro

    08/29/2016 2:32:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    ;Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/29 | Brittny Mejia
    A man dressed as Zorro and carrying a plastic sword was confronted at gunpoint by police at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday, just moments before a false report of an active shooter sent passengers stampeding from multiple terminals. Airport police responded to Terminal 7 on Sunday at about 8:40 p.m., following reports of a man dressed in black with a sword and wearing a mask, according to a statement from Los Angeles World Airports. Believing the man was armed with a sword, police approached him with weapons drawn “out of an abundance of caution,” according to the airport. A video...
  • Fears of an anti-Muslim backlash as major festival Eid al-Adha falls on 15th anniversary of 9/11

    08/29/2016 11:55:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Aug. 29, 2016 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    Muslim leaders in the US fear people will think they are celebrating 9/11 after it emerged a major festival has the potential to fall on September 11 this year. According to the lunar calendar that Muslims follow for religious holidays, Eid al-Adha looks set to fall around the 15th anniversary of the 2001 Al Qaeda atrocity which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people. And as they prepare to mark the 'feast of sacrifice' there are concerns among the Muslim community that people will misinterpret the festivities as a celebration of the attacks, which saw terrorists flying hijacked jets into...
  • John McCain is in the fight of his political life in the age of Donald Trump

    08/29/2016 11:57:04 AM PDT · by bkopto · 35 replies
    WACOMPOST ^ | 8/29/2016 | Paul Kane
    The most immediate embodiment of McCain’s problems is Kelli Ward, 47, a former state senator who knows that Trump crushed the field in the March presidential primary by stoking the fires of Arizona’s long-running battles over illegal immigrants crossing the southern border. Ward is McCain’s main primary challenger Tuesday; she has attended Trump rallies and embraced his rhetoric while highlighting McCain’s bipartisan work on immigration bills that would grant undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. “He’s the champion of compromise,” she said of McCain in an hour-long interview in a Scottsdale campaign office, not intending it as a compliment. Public...
  • Manitoba Men Weep After Learning They Were Switched at Birth 41 Years Ago (2nd Same Hospital)

    08/29/2016 11:50:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    CBC ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Jillian Taylor
    DNA tests confirm both were given to wrong mothers after being born at Norway House Indian HospitalLeon Swanson and David Tait Jr. are both 41 years old and have just learned they're not exactly who they thought they were. Both wept Friday in Winnipeg as Eric Robinson, a former NDP member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly for Keewatinook, told media that the two men were switched at birth more than 40 years ago at a hospital in Norway House Cree Nation. "What happened here is lives were stolen," Robinson said. "You can't describe it as anything less than that." Swanson...
  • EPA spills again in Colorado

    08/28/2016 5:49:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    .washington examiner ^ | 8/26/16 | John Siciliano
    The Environmental Protection is admitting to a spill from a treatment plant it set up after it dumped 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into a Colorado river last year. The EPA said Thursday night that the spill happened on Tuesday, and officials are still attempting to determine how much and what metals were contained in the sludgy discharge, ... The Navajo Nation sued the agency over the spill last week after the EPA inspector general and the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the incident a few days before the Aug. 5 anniversary of the 2015 spill. The...
  • Man hurls Molotov cocktail into 70-year-old woman's car as she's driving to church in St. Louis

    08/29/2016 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 39 replies
    Stltoday.com (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | August 29, 2016 | Kristen Taketa
    ST. LOUIS • A 70-year-old woman was driving to church Sunday morning when three men pulled up alongside her in a Monte Carlo with Illinois plates, according to Dionne Flowers, alderwoman from the city's 2nd Ward. "What's up OG, don't get too hot," the passenger in the back seat said before hurling a Molotov cocktail into the woman's SUV, according to Flowers, who spoke to police and people who were at the scene. It exploded, and fire torched the inside of the woman's car. She managed to escape with no injuries with the aid of Larry Middlebrook, a St. Louis...
  • North Korean Missile Test

    08/29/2016 10:56:43 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 8 replies
    38 North ^ | 24 August 2016 | Staff and Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr.
    At approximately 5:30 AM local time on August 24, 2016, North Korea conducted what appears to be a successful test of a Bukkeukseong-1 (Polaris-1, KN-11) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The missile was launched from the country’s sole GORAE-class experimental ballistic missile submarine that was submerged off the port city of Sinpo and reportedly flew approximately 500 km before impacting the East Sea (Sea of Japan)—within Japan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). This was the third test of the KN-11 this year alone and the most successful test to date.
  • Huma Abedin separates from Anthony Weiner after latest sexting report

    08/29/2016 9:22:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 77 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-29-2016 | FoxNews.com
    Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced Monday she is separating from husband and former Congressman Anthony Weiner, after a new report that he had sent explicit photos to a woman multiple times over the last 19 months. "After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," Abedin said in a statement. "Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy"
  • Clemson University Administrator Stops Man From Praying on Campus “This isn’t a free speech area.”

    08/29/2016 8:35:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 54 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 28 Aug 16 | Aleister
    If you haven’t been following higher education news, you may not be aware that this sort of thing is happening on college campuses all over America. Schools are designating certain areas as “free speech zones” and in some cases even restricting those areas to certain times of day. Before you get too angry at the administrator in this video, remember that he wasn’t the one who created this policy, he’s just charged with the awful task of enforcing it. These ridiculous policies are created by higher level administrators in closed meetings. Red Alert Politics reported: Clemson stops man from praying...
  • Minimum Wage Claims Its Latest Victims - Ashley Furniture Slashes 840 Jobs In California

    08/29/2016 5:35:32 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 55 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | Aug 28, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    A few weeks back we pointed out a couple of the reasons that businesses are fleeing California by the 1,000's ("3 Simple Charts That Help Explain Why 9,000 Businesses Have Left California In Just 7 Years"). Clearly the implementation of a State-wide $15 minimum wage hasn't helped "lure" business owners. On Friday, Ashley Furniture's 840 employees working in the company's production and warehouse facility in Colton, California became the latest victims of California's minimum wage hike. Ashley announced they would be leaving open their retail store in Colton, but would be relocating the production facility that accounts for most of...
  • Media Report 25% of Current Florida Primary Ballots Never-Voted Before EVER

    08/29/2016 3:50:13 AM PDT · by taildragger · 29 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 4/28/16 | Sundance
    Media Report: 25% of Current Florida Primary Ballots Never Voted Before, EVER…Posted on August 28, 2016 by sundance […] We’re in unprecedented, unchartered territory,” said Florida Chamber president and CEO Mark Wilson. “Nobody’s been polling these people, nobody’s been marketing to these people.”…. The “Monster Vote“ is the name attributed to the largest voting bloc in U.S. history.  The voters who have/had given up on the political process because it seemed futile to vote for a rigged system where nothing ever changes.  –Outlined Here–However, we first noted the surfacing of the Monster Vote in relation to the political outsider Donald Trump...
  • Poll: Trump up double digits among N.C. independents

    08/28/2016 5:26:18 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | By GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Donald Trump carries a 14-point lead over Hillary Clinton among North Carolina's independent voter population but still trails the former secretary of state by 2 percentage points overall, a new Monmouth University shows. Clinton leads Trump 44 to 42 percent among North Carolinians who are likely to vote in the November election, while 7 percent of voters back Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and 6 percent remain undecided. While the GOP presidential nominee lags far behind Clinton among black, Hispanic and Asian voters (76 to 13 percent), he draws 44 percent support among independents to Clinton's 30 percent. Trump also bests...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Robert Martin Patterson ~ 29 August 2016

    08/28/2016 5:00:54 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 69 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    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 ~ Robert Martin Patterson Info from here.             Robert Martin Patterson (born April 16, 1948) is a retired United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration?he Medal of Honor?or his actions in the Vietnam War. Patterson joined the Army from Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1966, and by May 6, 1968, was serving as a specialist four in...
  • Social media becoming the norm when it comes to getting election news

    08/28/2016 2:27:29 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    timestelegram.com ^ | August 28, 2016 | By S. Alexander Gerould
    A survey of 3,760 adults by the Pew Research Center, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan think tank that examines trends and issues shaping the country and world, found that social media was the favorite place for those age 18 to 29 to get information about the upcoming election.How does Steven Sirianni get news on the presidential election between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump? He heads to Facebook. “It’s really nice to get a wide array of viewpoints from different people,” the 23-year-old Utica resident said. “At least with getting so many different viewpoints on Facebook and being able to...
  • Laura Ingraham Tapped for Trump Debate Prep (playing Hillary Clinton)

    08/28/2016 12:31:55 PM PDT · by drewh · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 hours ago | staff
    Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham is now part of Donald Trump’s debate prep team, joining Roger Ailes and Rudy Giuliani. Donald Trump is taking a different approach. He summons his informal band of counselors — including former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, talk-radio host Laura Ingraham and ousted Fox News Channel chairman Roger Ailes — to his New Jersey golf course for Sunday chats. Over bacon cheeseburgers, hot dogs and glasses of Coca-Cola, they test out zingers and chew over ways to refine the Republican nominee’s pitch. Ingraham may play Hillary Clinton in a mock debate if Trump chooses to...
  • Man charged with murder in the killing of Mississippi nuns

    08/27/2016 3:23:24 AM PDT · by pawpawrick · 92 replies
    MSN news ^ | 8/27/2016 | pawpawrick
    © Rodney Earl Sanders A suspect has been arrested in the killings of two nuns whose bodies were found in their Mississippi home Thursday, authorities said late Friday. Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, was charged with two counts of capital murder "after an exhaustive interview
  • NIGEL FARAGE: Trump was MY warm-up man... but I gave him a bounce (his own words not edited)

    08/28/2016 9:57:46 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 28, 2016 | Nigel Farage
    Since I announced that I was going to stand aside as Ukip leader in the wake of the successful Brexit campaign, I've had more time to do other things. This included a trip to Cleveland for the Republican Convention and the adoption of Donald J. Trump as their Presidential candidate. I was astonished that everybody I met wanted to talk about Brexit – not just the delegates to the convention but ordinary people, including a group of US Navy veterans who told me we should have done it years ago. There was a chance meeting, in a bar of course,...
  • TB Spiked 500 Percent In Twin Falls During 2012, As Chobani Yogurt Opened Plant

    08/26/2016 11:19:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of active TB cases in the eight county Idaho public health district that includes Twin Falls jumped 500 percent between 2011 and 2012. One case of active TB was diagnosed in the South Central Public Health District that includes Twin Falls in 2011, and six active TB cases were diagnosed there in 2012, the year Chobani opened the world’s largest yogurt factory in the small southern Idaho city with the help of $54 million in federal, state, and local financial assistance. That same year, 2012, the percentage of active TB cases in Idaho that were foreign-born spiked to...
  • Va. Republicans opt for primary over convention for 2017

    08/28/2016 6:31:00 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 24 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 28, 2016 4:39 am | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans have chosen a primary rather than a convention for 2017 as a way to elect candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia narrowly voted Saturday to have a primary for the first time since 2005, scoring a win for the party’s establishment wing. John Whitbeck, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, said the primary will allow candidates to expand the party’s outreach. “We can’t afford anymore to exclude anybody from the Republican Party,” he said.
  • Va. budget shortfall means no raises for teachers, state employees

    08/28/2016 5:46:17 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    WTOP ^ | August 26, 2016 | By Kathy Stewart
    WASHINGTON — Gov. Terry McAuliffe broke the bad news to the General Assembly’s money committees Friday morning in Richmond that the state’s budget is in the hole by about $1.5 billion over two years, and he warned state lawmakers to brace for “tough decisions ahead.” The projected shortfall for the current two-year budget is $1.2 billion. But that’s in addition to shortfall of about $280 million carried over from the budget year that ended June 30. The governor told state lawmakers the budget problems are being driven by lower income and sales tax revenue collections than what was anticipated. As...
  • Are Trump’s grass roots Jewish supporters the election’s dark horse?

    08/27/2016 11:02:03 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    jns.org ^ | August 26, 2016 | by Sean Savage/JNS.org
    (snips) “Trump is someone who’s worked with the Jewish community his entire life and has family, including his daughter (Ivanka Trump) and son-in-law (Jared Kushner), who are both observant Jews,” Greenwald said. “The smearing of Trump as anti-Semitic is just outrageous.” JewsChooseTrump.org has steadily grown with Jewish supporters of Trump from across the country signing up to express their solidarity and looking for ways to get involved. The website has had over 78,000 visitors and over 1,000 people have signed up to publish their names, Greenwald said. Out of the over 1,000 names registered on JewsChooseTrump.org, a significant portion of...
  • Army training slide branded Clinton as ’insider threat’: report

    08/27/2016 8:30:04 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 27, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared in an Army training presentation labeled as in “insider threat,” the Washington Examiner reports. The presentation featured a slide titled “Who is the threat? Insiders” along with photos of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis and Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan. Clinton and Gen. David Petraeus, who shared classified information with his biographer and mistress, are also pictured.
  • San Francisco 49ers Issue Statement After Colin Kaepernick Sits Through National Anthem

    08/27/2016 5:52:57 PM PDT · by drewh · 152 replies
    KNBR ^ | 8/27/16 | KNBR Staff
    SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick didn’t do much to warrant headlines with his performance on the field Friday, but he’s certainly in for his fair share of scrutiny after he sat through the national anthem before his preseason debut against the Packers. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com was first to report Kaepernick didn’t stand for the national anthem and got the 49ers to issue a statement on the matter. The statement from the 49ers to PFT: “The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect...
  • Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of 2 Nuns in Mississippi

    08/27/2016 5:09:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 27, 2016 | NIKKI FERLAINO
    A man has been arrested in the stabbing deaths of two nuns whose bodies were found in their home in rural Mississippi, authorities said. Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both nurse practitioners, failed to show up for work Thursday at a clinic in Lexington, where they served one of the state’s poorest counties. Authorities believe the killer took the victims’ car, a blue Toyota Corolla, which was later found on an abandoned road less than a mile from their home. But nothing was taken from the house, according to a law enforcement official who has been briefed on the investigation.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ FAITH OR FEAR? ~ 28 August 2016

    08/27/2016 5:00:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            FAITH OR FEAR? For whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin [whatever is done without a conviction of its approval by God is sinful]. — Romans 14:23 Is it possible to allow someone to control and manipulate us, honestly saying we are doing so in faith? Of course not! We know this type of behavior is rooted in fear, not faith. Faith obeys God, but fear is easily intimidated and finds many excuses for disobedience. A person who is a perfectionist, a workaholic, or involved in sexual perversion is just as dependent...
  • 4.9 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in the Arabian Sea

    08/27/2016 4:55:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Saturday, August 27, 2016 | Bindu Rai
    Epicentre along the Owen Fracture Zone An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter Scale was recorded in the Arabian Sea at 6.43am on Saturday. The incident was confirmed by the country’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), with the authority confirming no impact on the UAE. The earthquake struck along the Owen Fracture Zone, stated the NCMS, which is a fault line that runs along the eastern boundary of the Arabian Plate. Speaking with Emirates 24|7, Khamis Al Shamsi, Head of Seismology at NCMS, stated: “This was not a big earthquake, with no impact on UAE following the...
  • Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest(BLMer)

    08/27/2016 3:23:25 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2016
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team's bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media . ''I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,'' Kaepernick said. ''To me, this is bigger than football and it...
  • Restaurant operator responds to claims of worms in burgers

    08/27/2016 3:14:48 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 66 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 27, 2016 2:01 pm | AP
    <p>MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A McDonald’s franchisee says he’s been unable to substantiate claims by two customers who reported finding worms in food at the fast-food chain’s restaurants in two Kentucky communities.</p> <p>Michael Love, owner-operator of the two restaurants, says inspections of the restaurants by health officials did not uncover any of the problems raised by the customers.</p>
  • NFL’s Kaepernick says he’s standing up for the oppressed by sitting during anthem

    08/27/2016 1:58:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | August 27, 2016 | Matt Barrows
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick did not stand during the national anthem Friday because he refused to “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told the NFL Network’s Steve Wyche after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” Kaepernick said. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been outspoken on his Twitter and Instagram account about racial issues, including...
  • Republican Congressman Pushes Internet Sales Tax Plan

    08/27/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Richard Rubin
    A new Republican proposal [by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (RINO, VA)] to resolve the long-running fight over taxing internet sales across state lines drew praise from Amazon.com Inc. and House Speaker Paul Ryan. “I am shocked Republicans would propose an internet sales tax,” said Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) “This proposal would create a logistical nightmare for states like Oregon that don’t have or want sales taxes. I will continue to oppose any efforts to impose a national sales tax scheme on Oregonians.” Michael Needham, the chief executive officer of Heritage Action for America said, “the Republican-controlled Congress would be wise...
  • 6 reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'

    08/27/2016 11:58:00 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 20 replies
    The Local De ^ | 8/26 | De Staff
    Since its reunification in 1990, Berlin has developed into a thriving, cosmopolitan centre. Dubbed "poor but sexy" by its former mayor, it has attracted creative types like moths to a flame with its low rents and exploding startup scene. Tourists flock to this grungy vibe too, with nearly six million visiting in the first six months of this year alone. But the reality is that the city is struggling with poverty, unemployment, poor infrastructure, a floundering education system, debt, the refugee crisis and crime. Its chronic problems led national newspaper Die Welt to label it a “failed state” in 2014....
  • Weekly Update: Shocking Clinton News

    08/27/2016 9:44:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 26, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    New Emails: Clinton’s State Department Gave Special Access to Foundation Donors Federal Court Orders Hillary Clinton to Answer Email Questions under Oath JW Forces Release of “Deleted” Clinton Emails – Hidden Emails Include Benghazi Material Court Victory for Election IntegrityJW’s New Book Clean House Coming Next Week New Emails: Clinton’s State Department Gave Special Access to Foundation DonorsThe true nature of the Clinton Foundation becomes ever clearer with each discovery of withheld emails. This week we released 725 pages of State Department documents that include email exchanges in which Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin provided influential Clinton Foundation...
  • Mason-Dixon Central Florida Poll: Trump at 46 and Hillary 42

    08/27/2016 8:44:53 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 27th, 2016 9:48 am | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump is up 4 points on Hillary Clinton is the latest Mason-Dixon Florida poll. And, Donald Trump leads Hillary by 14 points with independent voters. Conservative Treehouse reported: A non-media poll by Mason Dixon of central Florida Voters (I-4 Corridor) finds Donald Trump leading overall: 46% Trump to 42% for Clinton. More interestingly, and many would say more importantly, Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton by 14 points with independent voters: Trump 44%, Clinton 30% This tracks with the previous outline we shared discussing voter registration, voter intent, voter engagement, and voter analysis within Florida. All of the previous...
  • Colin Kaepernick sits during national anthem; 49ers defend move

    08/27/2016 7:10:25 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 117 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 27 August 2016 | By Arthur Weinstein
    Colin Kaepernick, who has been mired in a quarterback controversy with Blaine Gabbert to see who will lead the 49ers this season, may have sparked a real controversy Friday night. Kaepernick did not stand for the national anthem before the 49ers preseason game at Levi's Stadium, although the move went unnoticed by most at the time. ProFootballTalk.com reported the story more than an hour after the game, and no reporters asked Kaepernick about it following the 49ers 21-10 loss to the Packers.But Kaepernick's action prompted the 49ers to issue a statement acknowledging that he sat during the anthem, and defending...
  • It's Tax Refund Time for Illegal Aliens(2/2/2016)

    08/27/2016 6:43:42 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 2/2/2016 | David North
    Some people in the United States have already filed their 2015 income tax returns — not because they are super-law-abiding, but because they want to get a check from Uncle Sam in the mail. Some savvy illegal aliens, since they can get substantial tax breaks, will have filed by now. The first day that IRS accepted returns was January 19 this year — the deadline is two and a half months away, the usual April 15. This year there is yet another tax break for illegals in the tax system. Unlike citizen and green card workers who are not participating...
  • Waco Catch-22

    08/27/2016 6:04:00 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 18 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 8/26/2016
    Joseph Heller coined the term “Catch-22” in a novel about bomber crews in World War II. It described a set of Army Air Force regulations that exempted crazy people from flying combat missions. The catch was you had to apply for the exemption. And trying to get out of combat proved you weren’t crazy. In the last 55 years the term has become a catchy way to describe any double bind – which is a logical dilemma that requires someone to correctly answer two questions. And, a correct answer to either one automatically means a wrong answer to the other....
  • New Front Opens In Ongoing Legal Battle Over Obama's Immigration Actions

    08/27/2016 5:56:49 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    talkingpointsmemo ^ | 8/25/2016 | Tierney Sneed
    In a not unexpected move, immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday taking on a federal court ruling that blocked President Obama's 2014 executive actions providing deportation relief to certain undocumented immigrants. The lawsuit argues that the federal judge who blocked the implementation of the programs -- Andrew Hanen, a conservative in southern Texas -- did not have the authority to impose a nationwide injunction. Because the Supreme Court was evenly divided when Hanen’s order was appealed to the eight justices, the new lawsuit could open the door for Obama's actions to go back into effect for at least some undocumented...
  • Twin Falls Newspaper Financed by Globalist Warren Buffett Attacks Breitbart

    08/25/2016 4:39:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Aug 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The daily paper, which operates as, in effect, a local monopoly in the small southern Idaho city at the center of a sexual assault of a 5 -year-old American-born girl involving three Muslim refugee boys, is owned by Lee Enterprises, which received a $2.1 million loan in 2012 and another $9 million loan in 2013 from a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by globalist billionaire Warren Buffett, an ardent supporter who endorsed Hillary Clinton in December. ... The Twin Falls Times-News op-ed generated a number of comments from local readers, some backing the paper’s reporting as “objective,” but...
  • Alison Grimes campaigns for Clinton in Ohio, says offer in administration if...

    08/26/2016 10:28:23 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/26/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in Ohio on Friday, the second battleground state she’s visited in recent weeks. ... Grimes has also been a Clinton campaign surrogate in Iowa, speaking on behalf of the Democratic presidential nominee at the state’s annual Wing Ding dinner on Aug. 12. Clinton holds a wider polling margin in Ohio, where she leads Trump by nearly 5 points in a head-to-head with GOP nominee Donald Trump and by 4 percent in a four-way with Libertarian and Green Party candidates included, according to Real Clear Politics’ average...
  • US Blood Supply Should be Screened for Zika, FDA Says

    08/26/2016 9:51:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri August 26, 201 | Susan Scutti
    The Food and Drug Administration has recommended screening the entire US blood supply for the Zika virus, it announced today, noting that screening donated blood is already underway in Florida and Puerto Rico. The new recommendation applies "across the board to anyone collecting blood," explained Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. This includes very large blood collection establishments, such as the American Red Cross, and some very small establishments, such as academic centers, he said. The Red Cross said it will phase in universal testing. Currently, it is conducting Zika tests in five...
  • Obama Administration's Pro-Islamist Foreign Policy

    08/26/2016 7:56:03 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 7 replies
    FSM ^ | 8/26/16 | Slater Bakhtavar
    As we near the end of President Barack Obama's administration, it becomes fitting to review his global policies during his time in office and determine whether he was an effective leader who left the US and the world in a better place than it found itself when first he took office. Unfortunately, any such review cannot help but reveal that his foreign policy has been a series of unmitigated disasters, especially as it relates to the highly volatile Middle East.
  • Clinton full State Dept schedule won't be released until after Election (2020! Then!)

    08/26/2016 7:47:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    Clinton's full State Dept. schedule won't be released until after Election Day
  • Clintonites Prepare for War on Syria

    08/26/2016 7:47:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 29 replies
    Neocons and Clintonites have launched a major campaign with the goal of direct US military intervention and aggression against Syria, potentially leading to war with Iran and Russia. An early indication emerged as soon as it was clear the Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic Party nominee. Following the California primary, the NY Times reported on State Department diplomats issuing an internal memo “urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al Assad.” In early August Dennis Ross and Andrew Tabler opined in the NY Times about “The Case for (Finally) Bombing Assad”....
  • Killing of 2 nuns leaves gaping hole in poor community

    08/26/2016 6:34:00 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 26 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 26, 2016 5:11 pm | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    "Sister Paula was an angel," says Joe Morgan Jr., of Lexington, Miss., Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, standing at a businesses adjacent to the Lexington Medical Clinic where he was a patient of Sister Paula Merrill, one of two nurse practitioners who were found slain Thursday in their Durant, Miss., home, a few miles away. Merrill and Sister Margaret Held, were known for their kindness and community involvement in the mostly rural Mississippi Delta towns. LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — In the poverty-stricken Mississippi county where two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is...
  • Athlete sells Rio medal to help 3-year-old with eye cancer

    08/26/2016 5:42:44 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    WARSAW, Poland – Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer. Malachowski said on Facebook that siblings Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk, among the richest Poles, "declared the intention to buy my silver medal," which he put up for auction to help pay for treatment of the boy, Olek, who is suffering from retinoblastoma.
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 27 Aug 2016

    08/26/2016 5:55:34 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 313 replies
    Our Troops Rock! | Canteen DJ's
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  • Third poll of Florida in three days shows a close race again

    08/26/2016 5:22:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | Allahpundit
    The last two polls, from FAU and the Florida Chamber of Commerce, had Trump ahead narrowly. This new one from Mason-Dixon has Hillary ahead by two, but I think the actual margin is less important right now than the fact that it does appear to be tight in Florida. Remember, last week Monmouth had Hillary ahead by nine and a few days ago Saint Leo’s had her up by 14(!!). There were inklings that she was pulling away in a state that’s must-win for Trump. Now, suddenly, it looks like she isn’t. Many of the numbers here will look familiar:...
  • VIDEO=> KKK Grand Dragon Endorses Hillary Clinton

    08/26/2016 3:20:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 15 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | 26 August 2016 | Jim Hoft
    For some reason this didn’t make it into her racism speech yesterday in Reno. Ku Klux Klan leader Will Quigg endorses Hillary Clinton for president. This interview took place after a KKK rally in California in March. Reporter: Who do you like for president, sir. Will Quigg: Hillary Clinton. Reporter: Do you think whites are superior to Blacks and Latinos? Will Quigg: Well we are God’s chosen people.
  • Hugo Chávez Helped Iran Develop Nukes, Brazilian Magazine Reports (axis of evil update)

    08/26/2016 1:36:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 3 replies
    Pan Am Post ^ | Aug 24 2016 AST
    Brazilian magazine has accused Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of having helped Iran evade nuclear weapons sanctions put in place by the United Nations (UN). The magazine Veja stated in its August 19 publication that the Chavez administration secretly helped sponsor Tehran with the production of raw material for nuclear weapons and rockets. •Read more: Nicaragua and Venezuela: Latin American Dictatorships that Refuse to Die •Read more: Venezuelans Turn to Digging Through Trash as Food Crisis Intensifies A document dated August 3, 2009 shows President Hugo Chavez’s signature approving financial help with an atomic bomb. Chavez authorized the release of funds...
  • New National Poll Tells Different Story Than Media Narrative(Moreover, Trump Leads in 3 Nat. Polls)

    08/26/2016 1:30:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 88 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 26, 2016, 8:07 am | Jack Davis
    "... this guy is a completely different ..." A new poll shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leading Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak tracking poll, which tracks Americans’ support for the presidential candidates on a daily basis, showed Trump leading Clinton 44.3 percent to 43.6 percent as of Friday. The poll, which unlike other polls tracks the same population over time, represents a significant comeback for Trump, who as of Aug. 14 was trailing Clinton 46.3 percent to 41.6 percent. Although the Real Clear Politics average of polls shows Trump trailing Clinton by about 6...