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  • IRS commissioner promises not to revoke tax-exempt status of colleges that oppose gay marriage

    08/04/2015 3:35:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/3/15 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    After the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage, religious leaders feared that religious universities, nonprofits and other institutions could lose their tax-exempt status. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has promised the Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee that his agency would not go after the tax-exempt status of religious colleges and universities that oppose gay marriage. During a hearing Wednesday conducted by the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) asked Koskinen whether the IRS would “not, in the absence of a directive by Congress or by the courts,” take action to remove religious schools’...
  • Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, John Kasich Disclose Personal Finances; Who Is Rich And Who Is In Debt?

    08/04/2015 1:45:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 3, 2016 | Andrew Perez
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz are millionaires. Their Republican primary opponent Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, may be in debt. The disparity in wealth in the Republican presidential primary was on display Monday, as the Federal Election Commission released personal financial disclosures filed by three of the GOP presidential contenders. The candidates are required to report details about their finances in order to qualify for the first 2016 primary debate, which will be hosted by Fox News in Cleveland on Thursday. Cruz, who has spent most of his life working in government, listed at least $2.1...
  • Sweden: Rape Capital of the West

    02/15/2015 4:28:57 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | February 14, 2015 | Ingrid Carlqvist and Lars Hedegaard
    Forty years after the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the formerly homogenous Sweden into a multicultural country, violent crime has increased by 300% and rapes by 700%. Sweden is now number two on the list of rape countries, surpassed only by Lesotho in Southern Africa. Significantly, the report does not touch on the background of the rapists. One should, however, keep in mind that in statistics, second-generation immigrants are counted as Swedes. In an astounding number of cases, the Swedish courts have demonstrated sympathy for the rapists, and have acquitted suspects who have claimed that the girl wanted to...
  • Farrakhan Incites DEADLY Civil War Of Mass Proportions Watch Men In The Congregation React

    08/03/2015 7:47:47 PM PDT · by Battle Hymn of the Republic · 48 replies
    conservativebyte ^ | 8/3/15 | conservativebyte
    Farrakhan is stirring the masses for an event of large proportions to take place in Washington D.C. Not only is he asking for people to die for this event, but he is seeking them out specifically and telling them they must do so because of a tyrannical nation. His event called the 1 Million Man March is scheduled for 10-10-15. (an excerpt from the message delivered July 30, 2015 in Miami at Mt. Zion Baptist Church)
  • New South Wales to create Ministry of Truth

    08/03/2015 7:32:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Register ^ | 8/4/15 | Simon Sharwood
    Whole-of-government data analytics centre will fight crime and expanding waistlines The Australian State of New South Wales has created a whole-of-government data analytics centre.Innovation and better regulation minister Victor Dominello announced the centre yesterday, proclaiming that “Data is one of the greatest assets held by government, but when it’s buried away in bureaucracy it is of little value.” “Whether it’s tackling crime, combatting obesity or addressing housing affordability, we cannot hope to develop solutions to the long-term challenges that our state faces without an effective whole-of-government data sharing platform,” he added.A “specialist government steering committee” is figuring out just what...
  • IS selling captured women, kids as sex slaves: UN official [with a price list]

    08/03/2015 7:24:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Islamic State is circulating a slave price list for captured women and children, Bloomberg reported, citing a senior United Nations official.The official, Zainab Bangura, said that on a trip to Iraq in April she was given a copy of an IS pamphlet, which included the list, showing that captured children as young as one year old fetch the highest price. The bidders include both the group’s own fighters and wealthy Middle Easterners.Bangura, who is the UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict and was also in Jordan and Turkey, said she has verified that the document came from IS...
  • Police Arrest New Jersey Scoutmaster, 68, for Alleged Child Sex Abuse

    08/03/2015 7:14:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    WCAU ^ | 7/30/15 | Zack Becker
    A 68-year-old man who worked as an assistant scoutmaster of a New Jersey boy scout troop has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing children, according to the Cape May City Police Department.Frank L. "Sandy" Thomson, of Cape May City, was an assistant scoutmaster with a Boy Scout Troop in West Cape May at the time of his arrest. Thompson was also serving as the treasurer at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Cape May. Thomson is charged with aggravated sexual contact, luring/enticing a child and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. On July 16, a tipster called the...
  • Man claimed he rammed St. Louis police car 'for the black people,' charges say

    08/03/2015 6:57:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 8/3/15 | Joel Currier
    A Bellefontaine Neighbors man was charged Sunday with ramming a St. Louis squad car and injuring two city officers on Friday night. Kevin Labriado, 48, of the 1500 block of Comet Drive, was charged Sunday with two counts of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and child endangerment. (snip) Labriado tried to drive off but struck a city fire hydrant, court records say. Police grabbed him, and as they were arresting him, Labriado yelled several times that "This is for the black people!" Several other people were in the car with Labriado at the time, including his 5-year-old daughter,...
  • Obama detains 27 Christian asylum seekers [proves he's serious about illegal aliens]

    08/03/2015 6:55:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 8/3/15 | Leo Hohmann
    <p>More than two dozen Iraqi Chaldean Christians forced from their homes by ISIS have been detained at an ICE detention center in California for six months after crossing the border from Mexico.</p> <p>The San Diego Union reported July 31 that 20 of the 27 Chaldeans at the Otay Detention Center in Otay Mesa, California, have American family members living in Southern California who are willing to sponsor them.</p>
  • White House confident Dems will back Iran deal

    08/03/2015 6:27:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/15 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House expressed confidence Monday that the House could sustain a presidential veto of a congressional resolution of disapproval against the Iran nuclear deal. “We do feel confident that, if faced with the choice of sustaining the president’s veto of a resolution of disapproval, that we’ve got enough support in the House of Representatives to sustain that veto,” press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday. That is one of the strongest statements yet from the White House that it believes it could defeat an effort by Republicans in Congress to kill the agreement. Earnest’s comments came on the same day...
  • 'Too many white people' in Pittsburgh?

    08/03/2015 6:17:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
    TRIBLIVE ^ | Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:00 p.m. | By Colin McNickle
    Did you know that there are too many white people in Pittsburgh? That's what the deputy director of the Allegheny County Department of Health's Bureau of Public Policy and Community Relations told NEXTPittsburgh.com. “My two main gripes (about Pittsburgh) are: too many white people and not enough public transportation,” Abby Wilson is quoted as saying in a July 20 profile written by Gina Mazza. Ms. Wilson also cited Pittsburgh's “homogeneity and provincialism that accompany working here.” Wilson's comments were part of Ms. Mazza's profile of “four movers and shakers who have recently returned to Pittsburgh” on a site that touts...
  • Fiorina: 'Close the government down' to stop Planned Parenthood

    08/03/2015 6:01:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/3/15 | Al Weaver
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Monday that Congress should shut down the government if necessary to defund Planned Parenthood. In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO agreed with a group of GOP senators, including fellow 2016 candidate Ted Cruz, that the abortion provider should lose its taxpayer funding. "If it comes down to closing the government down or funding Planned Parenthood, what should the Republicans in the Congress do?" Hewitt asked the presidential hopeful. "They should close the government down," Fiorina said flatly. "The point is this, however, we have a long way...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado ~ 4 AUG 2015

    08/03/2015 5:45:16 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado Buckley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in Aurora, Colorado, that was established by the U.S. Army in 1943. The base was named in honor of World War I Army pilot First Lieutenant John Harold Buckley. Buckley Air Force Base is an Air Force Space Command base that serves more than 92,000 active duty, National Guard, Reserve and retired personnel throughout the Front Range community. The host unit is the 460th Space Wing. Buckley AFB has air operations, space-based missile warning capabilities,...
  • Craig James Sues Fox Sports for Religious Discrimination over Gay Marriage Firing

    08/03/2015 12:42:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 aug 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    College football analyst Craig James filed suit against Fox Sports in a Dallas court this morning contending religious discrimination for his 2013 termination over his stance on gay marriage. [He] expressed deep concern that a corporate entity could fire someone for voicing an opinion shared by three-fourths of the voters of his state in a plebiscite on gay marriage. Fox Sports hired the former SMU and New England Patriots running back after his unsuccessful bid for one of Texas’ U.S. Senate seats in 2012 in which the candidate responded to a question about gay marriage by stating, “I’m a guy...
  • Hillary Clinton may have interfered with US program against offshore banks

    08/03/2015 12:25:12 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Caribbean News Now ^ | August 3, 2015 | By Caribbean News Now contributor
    NEW YORK, USA -- On the heels of revelations earlier this year about questionable Clinton family activities in Haiti, the Wall Street Journal revealed last week that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband accepted cash from Swiss bank UBS, after she intervened to help it out with the IRS, thus potentially undermining the Justice Department’s so-called Swiss Bank Program against offshore banks that assist US tax cheats. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly assisted UBS in scaling down the level of cooperation with the Justice Department regarding accounts of American tax cheats, to release only eight percent of the...
  • License To Launder: Police turned bank into laundering center

    08/03/2015 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    Miami Heald ^ | August 1, 2015 | By Michael Sallah
    Just outside the Blue Bay Diner, an undercover officer for the Tri-County Task Force opened the trunk as a man clutching a cardboard box approached the car, tossed the container inside, then disappeared on foot in the neighborhood in Queens, N.Y. In the box: $296,375 in drug cash. Within hours, the money was on a plane bound for Florida. By the next day, the cache was delivered in the gleaming SunTrust lobby in the heart of Bal Harbour for what was the final and most important part of the money-laundering deal: depositing the cash and secretly wiring it to a...
  • Feds crack down on check-cashing stores in South Florida

    08/03/2015 10:40:26 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 1, 2015 | By Jay Weaver
    For a very fat fee, South Florida check-cashing businesses have routinely turned a blind eye to criminals who use fake IDs to cash millions of dollars in fraudulently obtained tax-refund checks from the U.S. Treasury Department, authorities say. Case in point: A Homestead-area man convicted of cashing thousands of fraudulent tax-refund checks totaling $12 million. Now, the government hopes to put an end to the racket by requiring 760 check cashers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to obtain additional personal information from all customers if they want to cash a refund check in excess of $1,000. The check-cashing crackdown —...
  • China Seeks Businessman Said to Have Fled to U.S., Further Straining Ties

    08/03/2015 10:24:34 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | By MICHAEL FORSYTHE and MARK MAZZETTI
    LOOMIS, Calif. — China is demanding that the Obama administration return a wealthy and politically connected businessman who fled to the United States, according to several American officials familiar with the case. Should he seek political asylum, he could become one of the most damaging defectors in the history of the People’s Republic. The case of the businessman, Ling Wancheng, has strained relations between two nations already at odds over numerous issues before President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States in September, including an extensive cybertheft of American government data and China’s aggressive territorial claims. Mr. Ling...
  • AFTER ABOUT 4 HOURS, SCOTT WALKER IS FARTHER AHEAD IN THE INSTAPUNDIT READERS’ POLL THAN EXPECTED

    08/03/2015 9:11:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    PJ Instapundit ^ | August 3, 2016 | Instapundit
    SO AFTER ABOUT 4 HOURS, SCOTT WALKER IS FARTHER AHEAD IN THE INSTAPUNDIT READERS’ POLL THAN I WOULD HAVE EXPECTED. And this lead has been consistent from the very beginning.
  • Sorry, Still No American Exceptionalism

    08/03/2015 7:29:52 AM PDT · by LS · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/3/2015 | Stanley Kurtrz
    hen Newsweek broke the story last week that the College Board had redone its controversial 2014 AP U.S. history (APUSH) framework, the headline blared: “Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism.” That headline was quickly echoed across the web, with Slate promising an APUSH course “Juiced Up With More ‘American Exceptionalism,’” New York Magazine following suit, and Think Progress decrying the College Board’s supposed “cave” to conservative pressure. A more accurate headline would have been, “College Board Inserts Meaningless Mention of American Exceptionalism to Shut Conservatives Up: Liberals Go Nuts.” Early coverage of the renewed APUSH controversy has...
  • Researcher who questioned CARB wins legal victory and settlement

    08/03/2015 4:39:13 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 24 replies
    Land Line ^ | 3/10/2015 | Charlie Morasch
    A California academic whose criticisms of science behind the nation’s most expensive diesel emissions rules has won a legal victory and effectively erased his termination. James Enstrom, an epidemiologist and researcher at UCLA for 35 years, learned last week he had won $140,000 and retains his ability to keep an office and use laboratory facilities on campus. He’ll also have the ability to gain an appointment to perform additional research. “It’s gratifying to get any kind of decision against the university,” Enstrom told Land Line Magazine by telephone Monday. “It’s really a brutal process. They go out of their way...
  • GERMANY STRIPPED OF INDUSTRY BY BIG 3; 5 POWERS TO PLAN PEACE; FRANCO BARRED (8/3/45)

    08/03/2015 4:26:57 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 51 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/3/45 | Felix Belair Jr., John H. Crider, Tania Long, Frank L. Kluckhohn, George E. Jones, John Stuart, more
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  • Companies Giving to Planned Parenthood Sometimes Reject Religious Charities [Matching Donations]

    08/03/2015 3:19:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/3/15 | Casy Mattox
    As The Daily Signal and 2nd Vote have revealed, corporate America is a major source of revenue for Planned Parenthood. While less than the half-billion in taxpayer dollars Planned Parenthood receives annually, corporate contributions made up a healthy piece of the $127 million in “excess revenue” the ostensible nonprofit received last year alone.But while corporate America has been comfortable donating funds to Planned Parenthood for years, it has been far less willing to give—or even allow its employees to give—to religious charities.As their gifts to an organization whose senior officials have been caught on video haggling over money for baby...
  • Burqa Ban Expanding In Africa

    08/03/2015 2:39:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/3/15 | Stephen Brown
    Only a month after the Muslim-majority nation of Chad announced in June a ban on the burqa and full-face veils, neighbouring Cameroon has done likewise. And for the same reason – to save lives. Female suicide bombers wearing the Islamic garments left a trail of death and destruction in July in Cameroon, a West African nation of 22 million. Forty-three people perished in different attacks and dozens more were injured in the first suicide bombings ever to take place there. The previous month, Chad had experienced the same devastation from suicide bombers, involving both men and women dressed in the...
  • After Deal, Europeans Are Eager to Do Business in Iran

    08/03/2015 12:27:16 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2015 | By ALISSA J. RUBIN
    PARIS — Before the ink was even dry on the Iran nuclear deal, European leaders and executives were heading to the airport to restart trade with an Iranian market described in almost feverish terms as “an El Dorado” and potential “bonanza.” Germany sent a delegation five days after the signing of the accord in Vienna on July 14. The French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, arrived in Tehran on Wednesday. Italian government ministers will get there on Tuesday. Business leaders are to follow soon. They will include 70 to 80 top executives of France’s largest companies in September. Despite the hints...
  • DNC chair still can't say difference between Dems and Socialists [there's a difference?]

    08/02/2015 7:26:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/2/15 | Barbara Boland
    DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., was given a second chance on "Meet the Press" Sunday to explain the difference between Democrats and Socialists, but for a second time, she passed on the question, choosing to focus instead on the difference between Republicans and Democrats. Wasserman Schultz was first asked to name the difference Thursday night by NBC's Chris Matthews, where she tried to laugh the question off and refocus on the difference between the GOP and the Democrats. When Chuck Todd posed the question to the DNC chairwoman Sunday, she again refused to answer. "Given that Bernie Sanders...
  • Behind the Lines: Erdogan’s bait and switch

    08/02/2015 5:36:38 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jonathan Spyer
    Turkey’s recent intervention aims to prevent the emergence of a de facto Kurdish sovereignty stretching along its southeastern border The latest events in northern Syria constitute a bold move by the Turkish leadership to deal with a most pressing problem, from their point of view. That problem is not the continued existence of the Assad regime, far to the south. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would certainly like to see the end of this regime. But its continued truncated existence between Damascus and the coast and in isolated spots elsewhere does not constitute an immediate danger for the Turkish leader. (snip)...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes; PFC Ernest E West ~ 03 August 2015

    08/02/2015 5:07:59 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 39 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Ernest E. West All info and photos from this website             Ernest E. West (born September 2, 1931) was a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on October 12, 1952. He was raised in an...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I’m not a debater’

    08/02/2015 5:00:54 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2 Aug 2015 | Dylan Stableford Dylan Stableford
    Four days before the first debate of the 2016 presidential election cycle, Republican front-runner Donald Trump says viewers shouldn’t expect to see fireworks from his side of the stage. “I’m not a debater,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “These politicians — I always say, they’re all talk, no action. They debate all the time. They go out and they debate every night. I don’t debate.” “Maybe my whole life is a debate, in a way,” Trump continued. “But the fact is I’m not a debater and they are. But with that being said, I look forward to...
  • Scott Walker Still Isn’t Sure If President Obama Is Christian

    08/02/2015 2:45:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Time ^ | August 2, 2016 | Phillip Elliot
    ....“I don’t know,” the Republican presidential candidate said... “I presume he is,”.... “You’re not going to get a different answer than I said before,” Walker said toward the end of a Q&A session moderated by Politico’s Mike Allen. Walker said he’s never asked Obama about his faith. “As someone who is a believer myself, I don’t presume to know someone’s beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not unless I’ve actually talked with him.”..... “He said he is, and I take him at his word.”...
  • At Fancy Farm, Bevin takes an unusual turn while Conway brings the heat

    08/02/2015 11:10:30 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 8/1/2015 | Sam Youngman
    FANCY FARM — The annual political picnic here has long been a partisan battle of wits and one-liners, where the politicians trade barbs and laughs and the crowd eggs them on. ... On Saturday, while Democrats, including gubernatorial nominee and attorney general Jack Conway, used their time on stage to remind voters of Bevin's rocky past as a politician, Bevin took the stage to decry the nature of the event and call for unity. In a sharp departure from the theme of the picnic, Bevin said he was glad to be at the event, which primarily serves as a fundraiser...
  • Beshear, Westerfield go "toe-to-toe;" Edelen, Harmon square off on values

    08/02/2015 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/1/2015 | Nick Storm
    FANCY FARM — Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear and Republican candidate Whitney Westerfield traded barbs face-to-face on Saturday with both referencing cosmetic treatments to feet and toes. The reference dates back to a 2007 personnel report first detailed by Pure Politics in mid-July. An August 2007 entry in Westerfield’s personnel file cites complaints with courtesy, professionalism and attitude. The file says that, “Personal interests often take priority over work duties,” including “Teeth Cleaning vs. Jury Trial,” “Pedicure vs. Arraignments,” and “Cell Phone in Court.” And it was the pedicures which both Beshear and Westerfield mentioned in their speeches on...
  • Jack Conway tosses jabs while Matt Bevin criticizes partisan tone of Fancy Farm picnic

    08/02/2015 10:52:33 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/1/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FANCY FARM — Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway heaped criticism on his GOP opponent at the 135th annual Fancy Farm picnic Saturday, repeating numerous attacks against Matt Bevin that have sprouted in his two runs for office. In response, Bevin completely reversed the Fancy Farm norm, eschewed the partisan tenor of Kentucky’s signature political event before leading the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance and painting in broad strokes in his remarks. “The one thing that discourages me, however, about this process is that we literally are celebrating the very worst elements of the political process,” Bevin said. “We are...
  • 820 B-29’S DROP 6,632 TONS ON FOE; BATTLESHIP, PLANES STRIKE WAKE (8/2/45)

    08/02/2015 6:27:56 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 30 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/2/45 | W.H. Lawrence, George E. Jones, Raymond Daniell, Dana Adams Schmidt, Herbert L. Matthews, more
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  • Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

    08/02/2015 1:49:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming..... Obama, in a video posted to Facebook, said the limits were backed up by decades of data and facts showing that without tough action, the world will face more extreme weather and escalating health problems like asthma."Climate change is not a problem for another generation," Obama said. "Not anymore."In his initial proposal, Obama had...
  • Charles Koch Urges Conservatives to Skip ‘Corporate Welfare

    08/01/2015 11:19:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Time ^ | August 1, 2015 | Philip Elliot
    Conservative billionaire Charles Koch told his ultra-rich friends that they face a “life and death” decision whether to keep lobbying for tax breaks and government subsidies. “Business leaders (must) recognize that their behavior is suicide, that it is suicide long term. To survive, long-term, they have to start opposing, rather than promoting, corporate welfare,” Koch told about 450 allies at an Orange County, Calif., summit that began Saturday. ....“Obviously, this prescription will not be an easy pill for many business people to swallow. Because short term, taking the principled path is going to cost some companies some profits, as it...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PRAYERS TO ISRAEL ~ 02 August 2015

    08/01/2015 5:01:51 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 54 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          PRAYERS FOR ISRAEL Maschil of David, when he was in the cave; a Prayer. With my voice I cry unto HaShem; with my voice I make supplication unto HaShem. I pour out my complaint before Him, I declare before Him my trouble; When my spirit fainteth within me--Thou knowest my path--in the way wherein I walk have they hidden a snare for me. Look on my right hand, and see, for there is no man that knoweth me; I have no way to flee; no man careth for my soul. I have cried unto Thee, O...
  • Turkey Launches All-Out War: 260 Kurds Dead in a Week

    08/01/2015 4:39:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/8/15
    Turkey has killed 260 Kurdish militants in a week-long air offensive on targets in northern Iraq, official media claimed Saturday, as regional Iraqi authorities said it was time the rebels pulled out with concerns growing over civilian casualties. Ankara has launched a two-pronged "anti-terror" offensive against Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in Syria and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants based in northern Iraq after a wave of attacks inside Turkey. But so far the bombardments have focused far more on the Kurdish rebels and a report by the official Anatolia news agency of 260 alleged PKK militants killed was the first...
  • What’s happening to this heroic Navy officer from the Chattanooga shooting will make your blood BOIL

    08/01/2015 6:38:10 AM PDT · by wtd · 42 replies
    Allen West ^ | August 1, 2015 | Allen B. West
    There are things which make you just upset, like the liberal progressive left and media accomplices’ rage over the shooting of a lion in Africa but abject disregard and disdain reference Planned Parenthood dismembering babies and selling their body parts. But this story has me dog fighting mad and seriously pissed off. As reported ten days ago by Western Journalism, “A Navy officer and Marine reportedly returned fire at the shooter who killed five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., even though current policy does not permit military members to carry firearms on facilities such as those where the attack occurred....
  • Sanity in the Court: Judge Denies Claim That Chimps are Persons

    08/01/2015 3:02:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 75 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Though a New York judge ruled Thursday that the law still considers chimpanzees property, not people, a prominent thinker in the pro-life movement warned that attempts to raise animals to human status will continue.  Wesley J. Smith, co-director of the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism, said Friday, "We are gratified that a court refused to declare two chimpanzees 'persons.' That is right and proper. Chimps are animals, and the 'species barrier' separating the value of humans and animals, as some animal rights advocates put it, must never be breached."   "But make no mistake," Smith said. "Attempts to...
  • Authorities investigating after 47-year-old loses consciousness in Dallas County jail lobby, dies

    08/01/2015 1:43:25 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 19 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 1, 2015 | Naheed Rajwani
    The short version, according to authorities: The man ran into the building sometime after 10 a.m., yelled for help, was placed in handcuffs, lost consciousness and died. ... The man then ran into the main lobby of the Lew Sterrett Justice Center, yelling his wife was trying to kill him, Reyna said. A deputy restrained the man with handcuffs, “believing that he may be a threat to himself or others until they could calm the man down,” Reyna said in an email. April Berryhill, who had come to the jail to submit a property release form, said she saw one...
  • Live Stream - Fancy Farm 2015 (Matt Bevin and other speakers)

    08/01/2015 11:44:49 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    KET live stream ^ | 08/01/2015
    Speaking Order Minutes ______________________________________________ Mr. Mark Wilson, Chairman…….…..Welcome/Intros Bishop William Medley………………Invocation Ms. Ramsey Carpenter……….……..My Old Ky Home Ms. Carson McKee…………..………The National Anthem ______________________________________________ Matt Jones – Emcee……………………………..3 Rep. Richard Heath (R)………………………….2 Sen. Stan Humphries (R)…………………..….2 Cong. Ed Whitfield (R)…………………..….….3 Sen. Mitch McConnell (R)…………………..…5 Gov. Steve Beshear (D)…………………………5 *Gov. Cand. Jack Conway (D)…………………5 *Gov. Cand. Matt Bevin (R)…………………….5 Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen (D)…………..…………….2 *Lt. Gov. Cand. Jeanean Hampton (R)…….…4 *Lt. Gov. Cand. Sannie Overly (D)…………….4 Ag. Comm. James Comer (R)…………………2 (pending) *Ag Comm. Cand. Jean Marie Spann (D)…….4 *Ag. Comm. Cand. Ryan Quarles (R)…..…….4 *Att. Gen. Cand. Andy Beshear (D)…..………4 *Att....
  • Court Threatens Obama IRS Commissioner With Contempt (Weekly Update)

    08/01/2015 10:40:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 31, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. Judicial Watch Exposes Key Document in Government-Funded Race-Based Hawaii Separatist Vote Judicial Watch Partners with TheBlaze On Documentary On Border Narco-Terror Threat: “The Sun City Cell” Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. This was quite the week for those of us demanding that the Obama IRS be held accountable to the rule of law for its abuse of innocent taxpayers. We received more documents that expose more Obama administration misconduct and lies in the IRS scandal. And...
  • Scott Walker pushes back on flip-flop accusations (Immigration)

    08/01/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 39 replies
    cnn ^ | July 19, 2015 | Dana Bash
    A significant number of Iowa Republican caucus goers tend to be quite socially conservative, and Walker has been emphasizing conservative positions on everything from same-sex marriage to abortion. He also flat out changed his position on illegal immigration, going from being open to a path to citizenship, to opposing it. We read a quote from former Iowa GOP chair Craig Robinson, saying Walker makes former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney -- who changed his position over time on abortion, illegal immigration and other issues -- look like a "model of consistency." "He's taking the lines form the opposition." Walker said,...
  • NAGOYA AREA HEAVILY BOMBED AGAIN; BIG 3 RECONVENE, MAY END TASK TODAY (8/1/45)

    08/01/2015 4:52:36 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 47 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/1/45 | George E. Jones, W.H. Lawrence, Lansing Warren, Raymond Daniell, Drew Middleton, Paul P. Kennedy
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  • MA Town Determines That an Educational WWII History Museum Isn’t Educational (WWII Aircraft)

    08/01/2015 4:42:23 AM PDT · by taildragger · 68 replies
    Best Ride Blog ^ | 7/31/2015 | Craig Fitzgerald
    Over the last four decades, if you’ve seen a World War II aircraft actually in flight, chances are pretty good that the Collings Foundation in Stow, Massachusetts had something to do with it. Wednesday, the town Planning board voted 3-to-2 that the Foundation’s living history events, tours, exhibitions and veteran roundtable discussions are not educational, and thereby denied it a permit to expand. The Building Department also issued a cease and desist order against the Foundation on March 26, 2015 prohibiting take-offs and landings from the airstrip it has maintained and flown from for 37 years.
  • Watch: Benbrook Police Stop Suspected Serial Killer for Speeding

    08/01/2015 12:35:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Ben Russell
    Police body camera video released Friday night shows that a suspected serial killer, stopped for speeding in Benbrook in early July, was already planning a trip to West Virginia – days before his eventual death there at the hands of his intended victim. Neal Falls, 45, of Oregon was stopped for driving 64 mph in a 45 mph zone along the 5200 block of Benbrook Boulevard north of Interstate 20, just after 8 a.m. on July 7, according to records released by the Benbrook Police Department. When the Benbrook officer asked Falls if he still had the same address in...
  • Boehner’s Health Policy Director is Sister of StemExpress Founder

    07/31/2015 4:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 Jul 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The founder of StemExpress, the private company that has engaged with Planned Parenthood in the sale of aborted baby body parts, is the younger sister of the health policy director of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). The founder and CEO of StemExpress is Cate Dyer, the younger sister of Charlotte Ivancic, Boehner’s health policy director, as originally observed at the conservative site ForAmerica. In response to Breitbart News’ request for comment, Emily Schillinger, Boehner’s press secretary, said, “Charlotte Ivancic is a dedicated public servant who enjoys the utmost respect among her peers and Members of Congress. She has the...
  • Greek Debt Crisis Adds to a Spike in Burglaries and Robberies

    07/31/2015 6:39:30 PM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JULY 31, 2015 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    One evening three weeks ago in Kifissia, an affluent garden suburb of Athens, a retired financial adviser and his wife decided to take in one of the delights of summer here, an outdoor movie. They pulled tight the shutters, set the alarm, locked the house and strolled off. Halfway through the movie the alarm company called, and they rushed home to find the alarm immersed in a bucket of water, the shutters jimmied and a safe emptied of jewelry. The speed and sophistication of the crime were astonishing, the financial adviser’s wife said, still feeling vulnerable and not willing to...
  • Why did a Ted Cruz super PAC give $500,000 to Carly Fiorina’s?

    07/31/2015 3:09:50 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies
    WashPo ^ | 7/31/2015 | Jose DelReal
    A super PAC supporting former tech executive Carly Fiorina's run reported raising $3.5 million -- with a half-million dollar lift from a super PAC supporting GOP presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). The pro-Cruz PAC, Keep the Promise I, reported the disbursement Friday in a document filed with the Federal Election Commission. That is...unusual, to say the least. Cruz has four allied super PACs, all named some variation of “Keep the Promise.” Together they raised an estimated $38 million...