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  • Chief Of Russian Air Force Accuses Turkey Of Coordinated Ambush On Downed Jet

    11/27/2015 9:30:12 AM PST · by amorphous · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    By now everyone is aware of the Turkish side of the story of how a Russian Su-24 was downed by a Turkish F-16 on Tuesday morning, when it allegedly crossed into Turkish airspace for a grand total of 17 seconds, with Turkey supposedly warning the Russian bomber which had been targeting alleged jihadists in the region no less than "ten times." Turkey even produced an alleged recording of said warning, which Russia implied was faked as the surviving pilot made it very clear no actual warning had been received by the Russian warplane. So now that Russia has had three...
  • Protest over Chicago teen's shooting set for retail district

    11/27/2015 8:32:48 AM PST · by Rockitz · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 27 November | DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the heart of the city's most famous retail district. Demonstrators scheduled the march on Friday, the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season that packs Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. Activists hope to bring attention to the Oct. 20, 2014, slaying of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and an investigation into his shooting that some say was mishandled.
  • Minimum wage effect? Seattle area restaurant jobs have fallen -900 this year

    11/26/2015 7:04:08 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    AEI ^ | November 23, 2015 | Mark J. Perry
    Minimum wage effect? Seattle area restaurant jobs have fallen -900 this year vs. +6,200 food jobs in rest of state [ Full title ]. What effect will the eventual 58% increase in labor costs from $9.47 to $15 an hour have on small businesses, including Seattle area restaurants? Actually, it will be more like a 95% increase for many employers to $18.55 an hour once all costs and taxes are added. It's too soon to tell for sure, but there is already some preliminary evidence that April's minimum wage hike to $11 an hour, along with the pending increase of...
  • Old, White Communists Lead Anti-Cop Protests In Chicago Over McDonald Death

    11/27/2015 2:49:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 26, 2015 | Eric Owens
    ...........The main communist agitator who shouted a continuous barrage of chants through the bullhorn is longtime Chicago activist Grant Newburger. Newburger, 57, called himself a leader of the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade as a fortysomething, according to the Chicago Reader, the Second City's main alternative weekly....... Another communist agitator who spoke into the communal Maoist bullhorn during Wednesday night's protest in Chicago is Revolutionary Communist Party member Lou Downey..... "We are the people! The mighty mighty, mighty people," was a communist agitator-led chant. Also: "Whose streets? OUR STREETS!"......... The Revolutionary Communist Party regularly seeks to conceal itself in growing radical...
  • Obama obsessed with his graying hair [due to demands, leaders on the world stage must accept]

    11/26/2015 11:02:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 93 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    President Obama may be going through a minor mid-life crisis, as he's made numerous references to his graying hair over the last few weeks, even at major events with world leaders at the White House. But while Obama has spoken wistfully about the darker hair of his youth, he has also argued that his graying hair is a sign of the experience he's gained as the leader of the free world for the last seven years. Just two days ago, Obama, 54, met with French President Francois Hollande at the White House to discuss joint counterterrorism efforts after the attack...
  • Turkey arrests editors over reports Ankara supplied weapons to Syrian fighters

    11/26/2015 7:24:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/26/15 | Raziye Akkoc
    Two journalists from an opposition Turkish newspaper have been arrested, accused of spying by an Istanbul court following reports that Turkey's intelligence agency sent weapons to Islamist rebel groups in Syria. In another case of journalists facing criminal charges and censorship, editor-in-chief Can Dundar and Erdem Gul, the newspaper's Ankara bureau chief, were taken into custody on Thursday night, Turkish media reported. The two men are accused of spying and "divulging state secrets", according to reports, as well as being members of a terror organisation. Another charge included the violation of state security after the release of the footage....
  • Fit to print? NY Times smears GOP 'bigotry,' 'insanity'

    11/26/2015 7:03:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/26/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The New York Times opined Thursday that Sen. Bernie Sanders has the right idea on immigration, and that most Republicans support a plan that gone "well beyond the usual nativist bigotry." "Republican presidential candidates are arguing, in all seriousness, about sealing the border with fantastical 2,000-mile fences and weaponized drones; merging state, local and federal authorities and private prisons into one all-seeing immigration police state; forcibly registering American Muslims; mass-deporting 11 million Mexicans and others in a 21st century Trail of Tears; and turning away thousands of refugees fleeing war and terrorism in the Middle East," the Times said. The...
  • Following his father’s footsteps: the path of Jeb Bush (50 yrs of power-hungry Bushes is enough!)

    11/26/2015 6:41:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 11/26/15 | John Meacham
    THE vice president of the United States was unhappy. In 1983, a "Conservative Digest" poll of conservatives found that 64 percent of right-leaning party leaders wanted George H.W. Bush replaced on the 1984 Reagan ticket. "Light reading," Bush scribbled across a cover sheet as he sent a copy to his friend James Baker - adding a frowning face. Reagan would have none of it - he liked and appreciated Bush. But the gulf between establishment and insurgent Republicans has only grown in the ensuing decades. The elder Bush's struggles through the years with a restive right shed light on the...
  • Trump Responds to The NYTimes Latest Hit Piece

    11/26/2015 11:46:11 AM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 66 replies
    Trump Face Book Page ^ | 11/26/2015 | Donald Trump
    Here is the pack of lies from The WashPost and NYTimes...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tell Us Your Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Song ~ 27 November 2015

    11/26/2015 6:01:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 81 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents... Tell Us Your Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Songs Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. *Video* Johnny Cash - Thanksgiving Prayer We've come to the time in the season When family and friends gather near To offer a prayer of Thanksgiving For blessings we've known through the year To join hands and thank the creator And now when Thanksgiving is due This year when I count my blessings I'm thanking the Lord He made you This year...
  • Media's Topple Trump Efforts Fail

    11/26/2015 6:56:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 11/26/15 | Matt Towery
    Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart. Except in this case, it's many Republican traditionalists that are trying to "get" Donald Trump. These efforts will backfire on them, as did the best attempts at mischief by KAOS in the comedy classic. To fully comprehend how off-base the pundits and establishment consultants are about the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination, let's first examine a tale of two polls taken in Florida recently. The first was conducted...
  • NH GOP Chief Jennifer Horn Fights Resignation Calls After She Slams Trump

    11/26/2015 6:53:01 AM PST · by detective · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn is fighting off calls for her resignation after she violated the bylaws of her own state party by attacking GOP candidate Donald Trump. WMUR, a local New Hampshire news outlet, first reported the calls for her resignation by GOP state Rep. Steve Stepanek of Amherst, New Hampshire.
  • Putin: Turkey 'knew downed fighter jet was Russian'

    11/26/2015 3:13:53 PM PST · by McGruff · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | November 26, 2015
    Russia has rejected Turkey's claims that it did not know the plane it shot down on the Syria border was Russian. President Vladimir Putin said Russian planes were easily identifiable and the jet's flight co-ordinates had been passed on to Turkey's ally, the US. Turkey's president said earlier if it had known the plane was Russian "maybe we would have warned it differently".
  • Details on the Demise of Adnan El Shukrijumah, Al Qaeda Jihadi from Florida

    11/26/2015 12:57:45 PM PST · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 26 Nov 15 | Christopher W. Holton
    Adnan El Shukrijumah was one of America’s most wanted terrorists until he was killed by the Pakistani army almost a year ago. Linked below is an article outlining what led to his demise–he was essentially turned in by another Jihadi. What we would like to point out as particularly interesting is the fact that his father was the imam at a local mosque in Miramar, Florida and claims to have no idea how his son could have found his way to Al Qaeda. This is a recurring theme and one that we ignore too much in the U.S. Shukrijumah finds...
  • Turkey Braces For War With Russia And Sends 20 Tanks And 18 Fighter Jets To Her Borders

    11/26/2015 7:10:50 AM PST · by Strategy · 125 replies
    Standard ^ | November 26, 2015 | By Mirror
    Ankara: Turkey has moved 20 tanks to her border with Syria as tensions with Russia continue. Military sources from Turkey said the tanks were moved by rail to an armored brigade at the western border with Syria. Reports also say 18 fighter jets were sent on a patrol exercise near the border. A military source told Turkey's Anadolu agency: "Accompanied by police and gendarmes, 20 tanks were sent by rail from Turkey's western provinces by railway to Gaziantep in the south of the country, and then redirected to the Syrian border."
  • Chaffetz Panel Wades Into Obamacare Healthcare Co-op Collapses

    11/26/2015 12:28:19 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 25, 2015 | By Richard Pollock
    Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform want to know why half of the 23 Obamacare health insurance co-ops have failed, and they are demanding documents from the Obama administration that may offer answers. Utah Republican Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz  and three subcommittee chairmen sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 20 demanding it turn over documents about the co-ops by December 4. CMS is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and manages Obamacare. An estimated 800,000 Americans are scrambling to find new health insurance coverage...
  • Staedtler erasers help solve mystery of ultra-thin 13th Century parchment

    11/25/2015 11:46:09 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    The History Blog ^ | November 25, 2015
    For a short window of about 80 years in the 13th century, small, portable bibles were produced on a large scale to satisfy the needs of the growing mendicant friar community and university students. Both groups needed bibles that were lightweight and easy to transport, a far cry from the large, thick-paged, multi-volume bibles common in scriptoria, libraries, churches and learning institutions. Between around 1220 and 1300, at least 20,000 and possibly as many as 30,000 portable bibles were produced, most of them in Paris, but also elsewhere in France, plus England, Italy and Spain. The university centers of Paris,...
  • Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace

    11/25/2015 10:48:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 1:20 AM EST | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently, saying religious leaders must be "prophets of peace" in a world sown by hatred. On his first full day in Africa, Francis insisted that religion can never be used to justify violence and lamented that "all too often, young people are being radicalized in the name of religion to sow discord and fear, and to tear at the very fabric of our societies." He said interfaith...
  • North Koreans ordered to copy Kim Jong-un's 'ambitious' hair style

    11/25/2015 9:52:41 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 50 replies ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has launched a new purge, targeting citizens with long hair and ordering them to copy Kim Jong-un's much-mocked "ambitious" style. Sources in Pyongyang, quoted by South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper, said authorities in the North Korean capital have issued an order requiring that men keep their hair to a maximum 2 cm (0.8 inches) in length. They are also being instructed to pay homage to Mr Kim by copying his trademark swept-back bouffant that emerges upwards from the shaved patches above his ears.
  • Obama: It's illegal for states to refuse Syrian refugees

    11/25/2015 9:47:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 73 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    The Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees, reports The Associated Press (AP). The reminder from the White House came amid a growing controversy over the plan to accept Syrian refugees, in the wake of the discovery of a Syrian passport near the body of one assailant in the Paris attacks. No less than 24 states announced earlier this week they would block the program to resettle Syrian migrants within their borders, though White House officials defended the current refugee program. Later, the House...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2015!! ~ 26 November 2015

    11/25/2015 6:00:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 154 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2015!! ~ GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source...
  • ISIS Just Released Chilling New Video Taunting America And Mocking US Soldiers In SICK Way

    11/25/2015 5:28:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 25, 2015 | F. Peter Brown
    ISIS VIDEO:AMERICA In the video, ISIS shows a disturbed solider with... ISIS has released a new propaganda video that mocks the United States, and even tells the U.S. to “bring it on.” Most disturbingly, ISIS mocks the 18 U.S. soldiers who commit suicide every day. In the video, ISIS shows a disturbed solider with Prozac pills in his hand. It then shows splotches of blood from a soldier who has committed suicide. Meanwhile, the narrator claims that the soldiers are committing suicide because of the fear that ISIS brings in their hearts. The narrator also boasts that ISIS territory is...
  • Credible Source on 9-11 Muslim Celebrations: FBI ( Stacks of "Happy Muslim Calls" )

    11/25/2015 5:16:17 PM PST · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    wkrg ^ | Updated: November 25, 2015, 8:58 am | Bill Riales
    One retired FBI agent says Donald Trump's claims of seeing Muslim celebrations following the attacks on 9-11 are absolutely plausible. Jim Burkett was an assistant special agent in charge with the FBI's office in Boston during 9-11 and afterward. He says during that time the office received tons of phone calls from people who feared more attacks and others reporting suspicious activity. Many of those calls, said Burkett, came from concerned and angry Americans reporting Muslim's celebrating over the destruction of the twin towers and damage to the Pentagon. The calls were logged, reports were made and there were "stacks...
  • 626 Democrat Politicians JRose Up Against Obama, Sent Him A Demand He Didn’t Want To See

    11/25/2015 4:55:37 PM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 25, 2015 | Randy Desoto
    Original Title:626 Democrat Politicians Just Rose Up Against Obama And Sent Him A Demand He Didn’t Want To See Over 600 Democrat politicians from 32 states have joined together to oppose the centerpiece of Pres. Obama’s climate change agenda, the Clean Power Plan. “As Democrats committed to a prosperous America and a healthy environment, we believe the United States has a unique opportunity to lead the world in addressing the global climate challenge, and yet do so, as we must, without unduly burdening the American economy or the American people,” the Democratic coalition called CoalBlue said in a letter sent...
  • Obama National Security Address: Don't Sweat It!

    11/25/2015 4:25:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, I know, I know, Obama's out there, you could predict this. All morning long they have been saying that Obama's gonna address the nation on national security and so forth. And I said, "I wonder when that's gonna start?" And, lo and behold, it started at 12:04. And, no, it's over with, he's finished, and we were never gonna JIP it. Join in progress, little inside real radio announcer terminology. But it's over now, and basically what it was about was Obama telling everybody: Don't sweat it. We got 65 nations. We're going after ISIS. We're...
  • MSNBC's 'No-Fly List Is Islamophobia' Poster Boy Arrested in Turkey as Part of ISIS Cell

    11/24/2015 4:04:38 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-24-2015 | Patrick Poole
    A man, who just two years ago was the poster boy for the far-Left media's attacks against the U.S. government's no-fly list for "unfairly" targeting Muslims, finds himself and several family members sitting in a Turkish prison -- arrested earlier this month near the Turkey-Syria border as members of an ISIS cell. It's a long way from 2013 when Saadiq Long's cause was being championed by MSNBC's Chris Hayes, Glenn Greenwald, and Mother Jones, and was being represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) terror front. His story got considerable media attention when his CAIR media representatives here pushed...
  • YOUGOV POLL: Trump leads Rubio and Cruz head to head — by double digits

    11/25/2015 3:56:59 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/25/2015
    This same poll has Hillary up by five points over Bernie Sanders, with Martin O'Malley in double digits at 10 percent. No other national poll taken over the last month has O'Malley higher than seven percent or Hillary's lead over Sanders lower than 15 points. But since it's Thanksgiving eve and most of us are already drinking, let's not strain too hard pondering plausibility. Let's just think about President Trump. Rubio and Cruz both believe that if they can somehow end up as the last man standing against Trump, it's a cinch they'll be the nominee. If you believe these...
  • 11-year-old: 'I bought scissors and looked for Jews to stab'

    11/25/2015 3:49:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    Two Arab terrorist cousins, aged 11 and 14, repeatedly stabbed a security guard lightly to moderately wounding him on the Jerusalem light rail two weeks ago. On Wednesday segments of their investigation were published for the first time by Channel 2. The 11-year-old terrorist, Ali Alkam, is the youngest terrorist in the current terror wave - the sixth grader would-be murderer is to go free after receiving medical treatment, and be sent to a special school instead or prison due to his age. His older cousin Muawiyyeh Alkam is in seventh grade; the two hail from the eastern Shuafat neighborhood....
  • Night of Pitchforks terrorists' release denied

    11/25/2015 3:43:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/15 | Ari Yashar
    The release committee on Wednesday rejected the request for early release by three Arab citizens of Israel, who murdered three IDF soldiers back in 1992. The three Islamic Jihad linked terrorists from Wadi Ara, members of the Agrebya clan, infiltrated a training base in the southern Carmel Mountains and used pitchforks to murder three IDF trainees as they slept, in a horrific attack that was termed the Night of Pitchforks. All three became heroes among the Palestinian Arab public, with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas demanding their release in the last round of peace talks that lasted from 2013...
  • Obama welcomes an Islamist Trojan horse: Consider who is selecting our refugees

    11/25/2015 11:39:03 AM PST · by taildragger · 14 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 11/24/2015 | Jeff Kuhner
    “President Obama is a threat to our country,” Donald Trump told me in a recent interview. He’s right. Mr. Obama now poses a clear and present danger to America. His stubborn insistence on resettling so-called “refugees” from Syria threatens to Balkanize our country and subvert it from within. The president is willing to potentially sacrifice countless Americans on the altar of liberal multiculturalism. He is gambling with our lives.
  • No future for Jews in Europe

    11/25/2015 10:36:48 AM PST · by No One Special · 21 replies
    World Jewish Daily ^ | November 25, 2015 | unknown
    The chief rabbi of Belgium had some startling comments for the future of Jews in Europe. Amid a terror crackdown in Brussels, where police arrested at least 16 terrorists, and after an attack in Paris that took the lives of 130 people, Rabbi Avraham Gigi said: "There is a sense of fear in the streets, the Belgians understand that they too are targets of terror. Jews now pray in their homes [as opposed to at synagogues] and some of them are planning on emigrating," Gigi said. "Since Shabbat the city has been paralyzed. The synagogues were closed, something which has...
  • Jay Dardenne Auditions For John Bel Edwards’s Commissioner Of Administration

    11/25/2015 10:32:20 AM PST · by abb · 13 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 25, 2015 | Kevin Boyd
    The outgoing RINO Lt. Governor Jay “Ephialtes” Dardenne just sat down with Baton Rouge talk show host Clay Young to discuss his future plans and the governor’s race. The interview was largely Jay Dardenne’s audition for Commissioner Of Administration. Young asked Dardenne if there was a deal between John Bel Edwards and him for his endorsement. Dardenne says that it didn’t come up and that he endorsed Edwards because he believed David Vitter would be a terrible governor. Dardenne says Vitter was too much of a Washington politician and he didn’t want the Washington style politics of division to come...
  • Black Protester Beaten at Trump Rally Ready to Sue for Hate Crime

    11/25/2015 10:31:56 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 33 replies ^ | 11.24.158:45 PM ET | Justin Glawe
    SEE YOU IN COURT11.24.158:45 PM ET Black Protester Beaten at Trump Rally Ready to Sue for Hate Crime Mercutio Southall was physically attacked at an Alabama event where The Donald was speaking and says he’s ready to go to court. A black man who was physically attacked by Donald Trump supporters at a rally on Saturday said he is ready to pursue hate crime charges against those responsible.
  • US sanctions those helping Syrian gov't buy oil from Islamic State

    11/25/2015 10:26:13 AM PST · by lodi90 · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/25/2015 | CNBC
    The United States has sanctioned 10 targets for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including those who have helped the Syrian government buy oil from Islamic State militants, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday. In its latest round of sanctions related to the Syria crisis, the United States said it would freeze assets of four people and six entities, including a Russian bank, for providing such support and prohibit Americans from any transactions with them. The sanctions target Russian Financial Alliance Bank for its role in financial transactions with the Syrian government as well as two individuals linked to the...
  • Is Turkey Lying: Rescued Russian Pilot Says There Was No Warning Before F-16 Opened Fire

    11/25/2015 9:26:30 AM PST · by amorphous · 77 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    The conflicting stories over yesterday's dramatic downing of a Russian jet on the Syria-Turkish border continue to grow, and after the ongoing confusion whether the Russian pilot did or did not enter Turkish territory for a grand total of 17 seconds, moments ago Konstantin Murahtin, the co-pilot from the downed Russian jet who survived the ground fire by US-armed rebels unlike his pilot, and who was rescued by the Syrian army, said that contrary to official reports that Turkey had somehow warned the Russian jet "10 times" (in 17 seconds?) that it would fire, Turkey had in fact given no...
  • Jeb Bush Denounces Donald Trump’s ‘Cheering Muslims’ Claim

    11/25/2015 8:21:00 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 49 replies ^ | Nov 24, 2015, 10:20 PM ET | Candace Smith
    Jeb Bush Denounces Donald Trump’s ‘Cheering Muslims’ Claim By Candace Smith ROCK HILL, SC — Nov 24, 2015, 10:20 PM ET As GOP candidate Donald Trump doubles down on claims that he saw Americans in New Jersey cheering on 9/11, his rival, Jeb Bush strongly denounced those comments today while campaigning in South Carolina. "I don’t recall that. There was no cheering on any -- it would have been television, it would have been recorded.”
  • Russian jet pilot says there were 'no warnings' by Turkey before plane was shot down

    11/25/2015 7:18:14 AM PST · by McGruff · 66 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 25 NOV 2015
    The surviving pilot of a Russian jet downed by Turkey has said there were no warnings before they were struck out of the sky, it's reported. Captain Konstantin Murakhtin told a Russian TV station that his plane was flying over Syrian territory and did not violate Turkish airspace. Speaking for the first time since the incident yesterday, the pilot said he knew the region like the back of his hand and "couldn't possibly have flown into Turkish airspace".
  • Russia Says Turkey's Attack On Jet Was "Planned Provocation"...

    11/25/2015 6:53:49 AM PST · by amorphous · 53 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    On Tuesday evening, we took a close look at the circumstances surrounding Turkey's decision to shoot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian border. The incident was the most meaningful escalation in the conflict to date and marks the first time a Russian or Soviet plane has been downed by NATO since 1953. The pilots ejected, one of whom was shot in his parachute by FSA-affiliated Alwiya al-Ashar militiamen who subsequently celebrated over the body. About an hour later, the FSA's 1st Coastal Brigade used a US-made TOW to destroy a Russian search and rescue helicopter, killing one Russian marine....
  • RHS Tweet Issue Results in Threats, Slurs on Student

    11/25/2015 6:32:09 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 21 replies
    When Caley Godino pressed the button to Tweet out a message about low voter turnout in the Revere City Election and how it relates to people who are not here legally, she had no idea it would lead to threats of physical harm, cyber-bullying and, allegedly, getting kicked off the cheerleading team during her senior year. But that’s exactly what happened, said Godino and her family, including her mother Lauren Kelly, and they said they are trying to sort out why it is that Godino was punished for her comment, and others were not punished for the threats. “They just...
  • Armenia calls NATO’s attention to the violation of its air space by Turkish helicopters

    11/24/2015 5:05:03 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Horizon ^ | October 19, 2015
    Armradio - Armenian delegates have raised the issue of violation of the Armenian air space by Turkish helicopters on the sidelines of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's annual session held in Norway October 9-12. Member of the Armenian delegation Tevan Poghosyan has informed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the incident and addressed a letter to James Appathurai, the Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia and hopes to receive a response early in November. ... If NATO really values the inviolability of borders of its member states, it would be reasonable for the Alliance to serve an...
  • Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum in Chandler following church vandalism, theft

    11/25/2015 2:48:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | November 25, 2015 | Becca Smouse
    CHANDLER - A pastor was hoping to start a community conversation on racial equality when he and his predominantly white congregation installed a sign supporting the Black Lives Matter movement outside their Chandler church. Among the first people they heard from were vandals, who altered and then stole the sign. "(Congregation members) were sad, but not resigned," said the Rev. Andy Burnette of the Valley Unitarian Universalists. "To see that it's still controversial to say black lives matter saddened some of those folks." A "Black Lives Matter" banner was hung in early November with more than 100 signatures from members...

    11/24/2015 10:12:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 99 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 23, 2015 | Staff
    Obama always claims he found out about scandals from the "news". He only ramps up the fight against ISIS, when the media's reporting makes it obvious that the group is still a problem. So he has an obvious solution. If the media would just stop covering ISIS, it wouldn't be a problem. “The media needs to help in this,” he said, admitting that it has been a “difficult week,” with the threat posed by ISIS becoming a primary focus in the media. “One of the things that has to happen is how we report on this has to maintain perspective,...
  • Marco Rubio And the GOP Establishment Take Aim At Ted Cruz

    11/24/2015 7:07:54 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 30 replies
    Redstate ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Streiff
    I posted a bit earlier on the panic the GOP Establishment finds itself in over the rise of Donald Trump and his apparent immunity from traditional laws of political behavior and consequences. They are becoming just as panicked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. Now a Super Pac run by a major Rubio supporter is attacking Ted Cruz for his vote to rein in the data collection efforts by the NSA. Some conservatives have wondered whether Ted Cruz’s support for the USA Freedom Act, which curtailed the National Security Agency’s ability to collect metadata from phone records in bulk, would...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Thanksgiving Dinner Guest Are You Quiz - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    11/24/2015 6:00:27 PM PST · by LUV W · 146 replies
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  • Citizens have a right to government records

    11/24/2015 5:36:41 PM PST · by Elderberry · 4 replies ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kelley Shannon
    If you've seen news reports about suspicious state contracts or chemical waste pits or officials' text messages in the Waco biker shootout, you may notice a recurring theme: government records obtained through the Texas Public Information Act. Fortunately, our state’s public information law, created in the early 1970s, presumes government records are open unless a specific exemption in the law keeps the documents off-limits. The public has a right to know. That means all citizens - not only journalists - can access government records. "It's very easy," said award-winning reporter Melissa Correa of KRGV-TV in Weslaco, recently explaining her use...
  • Putin:(Turkey)Downing Of Jet A 'Stab In The Back'

    11/24/2015 4:47:51 PM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 24, 2015 | Staff
    Putin: Downing Of Jet A 'Stab In The Back' International powers call for calm as the Russian leader warns Turkey downing one of its jets will have "serious consequences". The shooting down of a Russian jet by Turkey is a "stab in the back" committed by "accomplices of terrorists", Vladimir Putin has said. The Sukhoi Su-24 was warned 10 times before being downed near the Syrian border by two Turkish F16 jets for violating the country's airspace, according to the Turkish military. A Turkish official said two Russian planes approached the Turkish border and were warned before one of them...
  • Paul Vallely: Kick Turkey Out of NATO for Downing Russian Jet

    11/24/2015 4:40:35 PM PST · by xzins · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Turkey should be kicked out of NATO for downing the Russian jet near the Syrian border Tuesday because the country "is trying to establish their own Ottoman Empire again," retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely told Newsmax TV. "They're moving very much to the Islamic State — and they've been no help in supporting the opposition forces against Assad," Vallely said, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, on "The Steve Malzberg Show" in an interview. "They've been hitting a lot of the Kurds, as you know, up north in Syria and the northern part of Iraq." Despite the downing of...
  • GOP leader says Edwards backs New Orleans Democrat for (Louisiana) House speaker

    11/24/2015 4:09:08 PM PST · by abb · 31 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 24, 2015 | Mark Ballard
    Governor-elect John Bel Edwards told Republican House leaders Tuesday afternoon that he backed New Orleans Rep. Walt Leger III, a fellow Democrat as Speaker of the House, Majority Leader Lance Harris said. The Republican majority in the Louisiana House would prefer one its members in the top leadership role and passed a resolution to that effect during a meeting in the State Capitol. The 61 GOP representatives in the 105-member Louisiana House met for several hours behind closed doors to discuss how to handle the incoming administration of a Democratic Party governor. Traditionally, Louisiana governors choose the leaders of each...
  • Cyprus deports six Frenchmen detained at airport on suspicion of extremist links amid...

    11/24/2015 3:54:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Mark Duell
    Cyprus deports six Frenchmen detained at airport on suspicion of extremist links amid fears they were heading for Syria Cyprus today deported six French citizens who had been detained at the island's main airport on suspicion of extremist links - but were later said not to be a danger. But police in France said all six were known to the authorities there and that three of them were subject to an 'S File', meaning they were suspected of links to a terrorist group. The six - five men of Turkish descent and one of Algerian origin - were detained on...
  • Greenfield: Everything is Fine until the Bombs Go Off.

    11/24/2015 4:20:42 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog/Front Page Magazine ^ | Monday, November 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, November 23, 2015 Everything's Fine Until the Bombs Go Off Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Last month, French President Francois Hollande ridiculed the idea that the massive numbers of Muslim migrants entering his country were any kind of threat. “Those who argue that we are being invaded are manipulators and falsifiers, who do this only for political reasons, to scare,” the left-wing politician huffed. And then the pudgy little Socialist had to be rapidly evacuated from France’s national soccer stadium after one of those refugees blew himself up trying to reach Monsieur le Président, and...