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  • Biden says he’s not sure if he will seek presidency

    09/03/2015 8:34:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2015 10:34 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he was unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, telling a Jewish audience that his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the “emotional energy to run.” “Unless I can go to my party and the American people and say that I am able to devote my whole heart and my whole soul to this endeavor, it would not be appropriate,” Biden said, responding to a question following a foreign policy address. Biden offered his most extensive public remarks regarding his deliberations about entering a Democratic primary race that...
  • Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala Is Jailed Hours After Resigning Presidency

    09/03/2015 6:18:49 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | By AZAM AHMED and ELISABETH MALKIN
    GUATEMALA CITY — Just hours after tendering his resignation as president of Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina was sent to jail to await the conclusion of a hearing examining his role in a multimillion dollar customs fraud case that has shaken the nation and sent reverberations throughout the region. The decision to jail Mr. Pérez Molina highlighted the seismic change sweeping through Guatemala after the corruption accusations in April, and offered a dramatic validation of a growing street demonstration movement demanding his ouster and prosecution. For much of Guatemala’s violent history, marked by dictatorship and military repression, such a scene would...
  • Favorite "Autumn Song" - Freeper Canteen - 4 September 2016

    09/03/2015 5:59:07 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 161 replies
    Canteen Crew
    Favorite "Autumn" Songs *Video* Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy The falling leaves Drift by my window. The falling leaves of red and gold. I see your lips, the summer kisses, the sunburned hands I used to hold. Since you went away the days grow long And soon I'll hear old winter song But i miss you most of all my darling When autumn leaves start to fall Since you went away the days grow long And soon I'll hear old winter song But i miss you most of all my darling When autumn leaves start to fall I miss...
  • Govt. Covers Up Rampant Crime in $1.6 Bil Antipoverty Job Program

    09/02/2015 3:02:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The U.S. government’s $1.6 billion vocational program for at-risk youth was created decades ago to end poverty by offering poor teenagers free job training, but it’s a seriously mismanaged hotbed of violence rife with violent crimes that are routinely covered up by officials in charge.The crisis appears to have plateaued recently when four youths participating in the program, known as Job Corps, brutally murdered a fellow student in a Miami, Florida job training center. The area’s mainstream newspaper reported that the Job Corps students confessed to luring a 17-year-old to the woods, where he was repeatedly hacked with a machete...
  • Father of Alan Kurdi, drowned Syrian boy, describes desperate ordeal to save family

    09/03/2015 5:47:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    CBC News.CA ^ | September 3, 2015
    The father of a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach says his boys "slipped away" from his hands after their rowboat capsized trying to reach the Greek island of Kos from Turkey with several other refugees. "I was holding my wife's hand, my children slipped away from my hands," Abdullah Kurdi said in a statement to police obtained by the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. "We tried to hold on to the boat. Everyone was screaming in pitch darkness. I couldn't make my voice heard to my wife and kids." The death of Kurdi's three-year-old son, Alan, who...
  • Federal Judge Says He’s Above Natural Law as He Tosses Clerk Kim Davis in Jail [terrifying quote]

    09/03/2015 5:41:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 103 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/3/15 | Scott Ott
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She’s an elected official, and can’t be fired except by voters in her county, so a federal judge had her thrown in jail today. I expected as much. Any true civil-disobedience act must come with the willingness to bear the legal consequences of your extra-legal behavior. Davis politely thanked the judge before being carted off to the clink.If it were me, I also would have submitted to the governing authority, but not without a resounding “SAY WHAT, YOUR HONOR?!” after he said this… “The idea of natural...
  • Reports: Britain will accept thousands of Syrian refugees

    09/03/2015 5:38:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 3, 2015 | By Karla Adam
    LONDON — The British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce imminently that Britain will take in “thousands” of Syrian refugees amid growing calls for the U.K. government to show greater moral leadership in the refugee crisis engulfing Europe, according to British media reports. Although Britain is a significant donor of humanitarian aid to Syria, there have been increasing calls for the country to open its doors to more refugees following the heart-breaking pictures of the 3-year-old boy who washed up dead on a beach in Turkey. Cameron pledged on Thursday that Britain would fulfill its “moral responsibilities,” and added that...
  • Beshear reacts to Rowan County marriage license issue

    09/03/2015 5:29:33 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 53 replies
    WBKO ^ | 9/3/2015 | Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Kentucky)
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) -- Gov. Steve Beshear’s Statement on Marriage Licenses in Rowan County: “Judge Bunning’s decision today speaks for itself. The future of the Rowan County Clerk continues to be a matter between her and the courts. Deputy clerks have said they will commence issuing marriage licensesbeginning tomorrow. It appears that the citizens of Rowan County will now have access to all the services from the clerk’s office to which they are entitled. Again, the legislature has placed the authority to issue marriage licenses squarely on county clerks by statute, and I have no legal authority to relieve them...
  • Huckabee to hold 'liberty rally' for jailed Kentucky clerk

    09/03/2015 5:26:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/3/15 | Al Weaver
    While Kentucky clerk Kim Davis continues to sit in jail after refusing to give out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Mike Huckabee plans to stand up for her. The former Arkansas governor announced Thursday that he will be heading up a "liberty rally" next Tuesday for the jailed county clerk in Kentucky. According to his campaign, Huckabee will be joined by Matt Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, who is representing Davis in court. "This is a reckless, appalling, out-of-control decision that undermines the Constitution of the United States and our fundamental right to religious liberty," Huckabee said...
  • Ted Cruz rips jailing of Kim Davis: ‘This is not America’

    09/03/2015 4:23:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz criticized a federal judge for ordering a Kentucky county clerk to be jailed after she defied the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The Texas senator said he “unequivocal” stands with Kim Davis, who was put in federal custody for contempt after testifying before Judge David L. Bunning Thursday that marriage is between one man and one woman. “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,” Mr. Cruz said in a statement. “Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This...
  • Ted Cruz’s measured defense of Kentucky clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses to gay couples

    09/03/2015 4:13:30 PM PDT · by Isara · 70 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 2, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz has gone further than most 2016 contenders in promoting “religious liberty,” honoring bakers and florists who’ve refused services to gay couples and denouncing the Supreme Court for “lawlessness” in legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. But when it comes to the Kentucky county clerk who is defying a federal court order by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Cruz has struck a more measured tone than many of his rivals. In a Facebook post tonight, he condemned a “war on faith” and said there needs to be a way to work around religious objections to...
  • Ted Cruz: 'I Stand With Kim Davis'

    09/03/2015 3:28:48 PM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 03 Sep 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Thursday that he "unequivocally" supported Kim Davis, the defiant Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. "I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally," the Texas senator said in a statement on his campaign website. "I stand with every American that the Obama administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion." Davis, the Rowan County clerk, was jailed by U.S. District Judge David Bunning until she complied with his order to issue the licenses. The clerk stopped...
  • Ted Cruz: If Kim Davis Gets Punished for Not Following the Law, Obama Should Be Too

    09/03/2015 3:22:47 PM PDT · by Isara · 40 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | September 3rd, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Ted Cruz said today if people want Kim Davis to resign for not following the law, then President Obama ought to be held to the same standard. No, he didn’t go so far as to say Obama should be in jail too, but given all the calls for Davis to resign her post, Cruz argued said the president should be getting such calls too.Davis went to jail today after repeatedly refusing to issue marriage licenses in protest of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, even defying the high court’s rejection of her appeal.Now, despite him calling out double standards, just...
  • Police: Home video may show 3 suspects in Fox Lake cop killing

    09/03/2015 1:49:03 PM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 3, 2015 | Lauren Zumbach
    As the manhunt for three men suspected of killing Fox Lake police Lt Charles Joseph Gliniewicz moved into its third day, Lake County authorities announced Thursday that "significant" home security video has been turned over to the Department of Homeland Security. George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, said a resident provided police the raw video Wednesday night. Although local authorities have not been able to review the tape with the proper equipment, Filenko said the homeowner told investigators that three individuals matching police's limited description can be seen.
  • Cruz: I Call Upon Every Believer...to Stand with Kim Davis

    09/03/2015 1:01:16 PM PDT · by DaveyB · 181 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 9/3/2015 | Ted Cruz
    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis: “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America. “I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion. “In dissent, Chief Justice Roberts rightly observed that the Court’s marriage opinion has nothing...
  • [Citizen Action] rallies against Scott Walker health care plan

    09/03/2015 7:58:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    New Richmond News ^ | September 3, 2015 | Mike Longaecker
    Opponents of a national health care plan unveiled last month by Gov. Scott Walker took their message to Hudson last week. From the balcony of the Hudson Library, Members of Citizen Action of Wisconsin said the backdrop of the St. Croix River represented a line of demarcation between a progressive health care system in Minnesota and one proposed by the Wisconsin governor who’s seeking to become president. Robert Kraig, executive director of Members of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, said Minnesota has lower premiums because it has taken advantage of provisions in the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). “And Wisconsin does...
  • European Central Bank ready to give eurozone more stimulus

    09/03/2015 7:56:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2015 10:47 AM EDT | David McHugh and Pan Pylas
    The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus if turmoil in China and weaker global growth hurt its modest recovery, President Mario Draghi said Thursday. Market volatility, concern over the effects of a looming interest rate increase in the U.S. and a drop oil prices have spawned uncertainty over the global economy, leading the ECB to cut its inflation and growth forecasts for the eurozone. Draghi said the ECB can add to its €1.1 trillion ($1.2 trillion) program if needed to raise inflation or support growth. […] The stimulus is intended to...
  • Canada PM pledges rebound as recession rocks reelection bid

    09/03/2015 7:08:22 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/1/2015 | Leah Schnurr
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Having staked his reputation on strong economic management, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has decided that the best way to win re-election when the headlines say recession is to convince the country it is no longer in one. Tuesday brought the worst kind of news for a prime minister campaigning for a rare fourth term in office: government data that confirmed Canada's economy contracted for the second quarter in a row, the technical definition of recession. But Harper shrugged off the data from the first half of the year, saying Canada had a "couple of weak months,"...
  • IRS Lawyer Who Headed Lerner Email Release Present When Markings on Clinton Emails Changed

    09/02/2015 3:54:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Markings on no fewer than four emails contained on Hillary Clinton’s private system were changed to a category that blocks Congress and the public from viewing their contents ... One of the lawyers present during the review by State’s legal office was government attorney Catherine Duval, who was a key player in the controversy surrounding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails related to the investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Duval, who is now spearheading the release of materials related to the 2012 attack in Benghazi, formerly worked for the same law firm as the Clintons’ private attorney...
  • U.S. UNITS POISED TO ENTER TOKYO (9/3/45)

    09/03/2015 4:59:55 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 83 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/3/45 | George E. Jones, Julius Ochs Adler, Robert Trumbull, W.H. Lawrence
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  • Emergency Order: U.S. Opens Door to Yemeni Refugees [championed by anti-Israel org]

    09/03/2015 3:22:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/3/15 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration issued a directive late Wednesday to grant Temporary Protective Status (TPS) to Yemeni nationals currently residing in the United States, according to an order approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).Yemeni nationals seeking shelter from the war-torn country, where Iranian-backed militias are seeking to overthrow government forces, will be permitted asylum in America, according to the order, which came as a result of efforts undertaken by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), a group known for its fierce and sometimes conspiracy-fueled criticism of Israel.The order officially designated Yemen as a TPS nation “for a period of 18...
  • Donald Trump Wanted To Make Charlie Rangel HUD Secretary In 1999

    09/03/2015 2:06:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | July 10, 2015 | Christopher Massie
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in November 1999 that, if elected president, he wanted to make Charles Rangel, the Democratic Congressman from New York, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. At the time, real estate magnate was considering running for president as a member of the Reform Party. Asked by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer if he’d “given some thought to a potential Trump Cabinet,” Trump mentioned Rangel as his top choice to lead HUD. “Well, let’s go — like HUD,” Trump said. “I think Charlie Rangel is a terrific guy. He’s a congressman from New York. He has...
  • Yearlong mock Mars mission will test mental toll of isolation

    09/02/2015 10:48:30 PM PDT · by ETL · 39 replies
    FoxNews.Com ^ | September 02, 2015 | Calla Cofield
    On Aug. 28, six scientists left the comforts of civilization, set to be gone for an entire year. Their mission will simulate what it might be like for astronauts journeying to Mars. In the confines of a 36-foot-wide and 20-foot-high solar-powered dome in a remote location on the island of Hawaii, the six team members will have to live together for 365 days. They will have no face-to-face contact with humans outside of the dome. This is the fourth and longest such mission carried out by the Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) program, and its goal is to find...
  • Islamist vigilantes face trial for ‘Sharia police’ (Wuppertal, Germany)

    09/02/2015 8:48:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 02 Sep 2015 15:20 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    State prosecutors in the Ruhr city of Wuppertal said on Tuesday that they have brought charges against notorious Islamic fundamentalist Sven Lau, who was behind a short-lived “Sharia police” vigilante force in the city. Lau, 34, is accused—with nine others—of infractions against the law on freedom of assembly over the group of high-vis-vest-wearing Islamists who declared that they would patrol the streets to police morals last September. […] “Sharia law is not tolerated on German soil,” Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said at the time. The western state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is widely regarded as a hotspot for fundamentalist...
  • Ruth Newman, 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Survivor, Dies at 113

    09/02/2015 8:48:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sep 2, 2015
    Only one known survivor remains: 109-year-old William Del Monte, who was 3 months old when the quake hitRuth Newman, one of only two known remaining survivors of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 that shook the city and the surrounding area, has died. She was 113. Family members say Newman passed away July 29 at her home in Pebble Beach, California, the coastal town where she and her late husband moved to after living in Pacific Grove. Newman was 5 years old when the quake struck, shaking her home in a Healdsburg ranch about 70 miles north of...
  • New pro-Bevin super PAC launches fundraising effort

    09/02/2015 8:16:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | September 2, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    A new outside group has kicked off a fundraising effort to help Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin win in November. Fighting for Kentucky, a super PAC run by two Kentucky Republicans and one from Texas, said it has $100,000 in pledges and hopes to raise $1 million by Sept. 15. In a fundraising email sent to Republican donors Wednesday afternoon, the group's founders said they are not bound by state laws that ban corporate donations to candidates and limit other contributors to $1,000. "To win, this campaign will cost millions of dollars, so our super PAC is raising unlimited contributions...
  • Kentucky Clerk Didn’t Follow Christianity Before Converting To It

    09/02/2015 7:29:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/2/15 | Mollie Hemingway
    Lutheran pastor Hans Fiene wrote on Facebook this week: Today one of my college student members told me how one of her profs recently asked the class how many of them knew the parable of the Good Samaritan. Two kids raised their hand, one of whom thought it referred to the time Jesus spoke to the woman by the well. The professor corrected her and then told her it was the story where the beggar was at the side of the road and the Pharisee passed by. “A pharisee” he told the class “was like a governor.” So remember, Christians,...
  • China Slowdown Hits U.S. Factories, Tests Fed’s Resolve [U.S. MANUFACTURING HIT BY FALLING EXPORTS]

    09/02/2015 4:17:17 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 29 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 09/01/2015 | ANDREA RIQUIER
    Manufacturing indexes hit multiyear lows in the U.S. and China, exacerbating global growth concerns and roiling markets again as the Federal Reserve enters the home stretch toward deciding whether to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. The S&P 500 fell 3% Tuesday, dashing hopes that the market had stabilized after plunging early last week. Official data from China showed a factory sector in contraction for the first time since the winter and at its lowest in three years — fresh evidence that the world's No. 2 economy is downshifting much faster than the government...
  • SBA List to Screen Planned Parenthood Videos for Democrat Staffers

    09/02/2015 7:08:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/2/15 | Kate Scanlon
    The Susan B. Anthony List has organized a screening of the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover videos for Democratic Capitol Hill staffers.Susan B. Anthony List, an organization that works to elect pro-life lawmakers, will screen each video on Thursday morning for the staffers in attendance. Copies of the full-length videos will be available after the screening.“It’s been widely reported that Democrat members have not seen this footage—and that even Senate Democrats had not seen the videos before voting to block efforts to defund the organization,” Mallory Quigley, communications director at the SBA List, told The Daily Signal. “Our idea is...
  • Kentucky Clerk ‘Out Of Options’ In Gay-Marriage Dispute, May Face Stiff Penalties

    09/02/2015 7:00:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/2/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    The Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses may be out of legal options as she heads before a judge Thursday. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will stand before U.S. District Judge David Bunning for refusing to follow an order by the U.S. Supreme Court.The Supreme Court refused her request Monday to stay its unanimous ruling that she provide any and all couples with marriage licenses.Davis may face severe criminal or civil consequences for her actions. She could face hefty daily fines and even put in jail. As an elected official, Davis cannot be fired, but she...
  • WH staffer indicted on assault charges resigns

    09/02/2015 6:47:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/2/15 | Jordan Fabian
    A White House aide indicted for allegedly firing a gun at her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, has resigned. Barvetta Singletary submitted her resignation effective Aug. 28, a White House representative said Wednesday. Her resignation was accepted. Singletary is departing the West Wing three weeks after the Aug. 7 incident, in which police say she confronted her boyfriend about another woman. During the dispute at her Maryland home, Singletary allegedly fired her boyfriend’s gun at a sofa after he refused to give her his cellphone password. No one was injured. Singletary, 37, was indicted on assault charges Tuesday. She...
  • Teen Shot By Sergeant Faces Multiple Murder Charges

    09/02/2015 6:38:36 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    Keloland.Com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Hailey Higgins
    YANKTON, SD - A 19-year-old is facing multiple attempted murder charges and a Yankton police sergeant is on administrative leave. This comes after an officer-involved shooting in downtown Yankton Tuesday night that closed 3rd Street for several hours in the heart of the city. Trae Angel is facing four counts each of attempted murder and aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer. South Dakota Attorney Marty Jackley says police were first tipped off when they got a domestic violence call involving a gun late last night in Yankton. When they got to the home, Angel was gone, prompting a city...
  • Planned Parenthood chapters get Obamacare funding

    09/02/2015 6:34:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/2/15 | Robert King
    The Obama administration will give three Planned Parenthood chapters a combined $1 million in grants to help sign up people for Obamacare. The grants come as Republican lawmakers want to defund the women's health organization due to a series of undercover videos detailing the donation of and compensation for aborted fetal parts. More than $1 million in grants is going to three Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa ($304,373 in anticipated funding), St. Louis ($388,787) and Montana ($337,555). The grants were awarded for a three-year period but the funding figures are only for the first year. The Centers for Medicare and...
  • BREITBART PRIMARY: FOUR IN FIVE FIRST-PLACE VOTES WENT TO NON-POLITICIANS &

    09/02/2015 6:08:36 PM PDT · by onyx · 9 replies
    BREITBART BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Tony Lee
    Four in five Breitbart Primary voters in August preferred non-politicians and anti-establishment candidates over anyone associated with the Washington, D.C. crowd or GOP establishment. In August’s Breitbart Primary, non-politicians and anti-establishment candidates Donald Trump (38.7%), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (26.6%), Dr. Ben Carson (10%), and Carly Fiorina (5.6%) accounted for a whopping 81% of the first-place votes.More people (152,000) voted in August’s Breitbart Primary than in the previous two months combined (55,000 voted in June’s inaugural Breitbart Primary and 70,566 people voted in July’s Breitbart Primary), and it is clear that establishment Republican candidates need not apply for the White...
  • Driver accused of flipping off Rock Hill police officer, claims racism during arrest

    09/02/2015 6:01:01 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 75 replies
    The State ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 | TEDDY KULMALA
    ROCK HILL, SC Two people were arrested during a traffic stop that was prompted by a driver flipping the middle finger to a Rock Hill Police officer at an intersection, according to a police report. The officer was sitting at a red light at Mt. Gallant Road and Cherry Road about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday when a red SUV pulled up beside her, the report states. The driver reportedly looked at the officer “with a deep stare and then put his left hand all the way out the window and stuck up his middle finger in an angry manner.” The officer...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 03 September 2015

    09/02/2015 6:00:28 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 57 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ GROUP HUG A Marine greets his family and friends at a homecoming event aboard Camp Pendleton, CA, Oct. 20, 2014. The Marine is assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. 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. AIRDROP CHECK A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules airman checks to make sure the containers of bundles cleared the aircraft during a resupply airdrop mission over the region of Bayji, Iraq, Oct. 10,...
  • Teen charged in shooting that injured 17-year-old

    09/02/2015 5:29:36 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    WFTV ^ | 9/2/2015
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A teen has been arrested Wednesday in connection to a shooting that left another teen hospitalized. Jacquavius Smith, 15, and a 17-year-old were on the patio of a house in Pine Hills Tuesday when Smith accidentally shot the other teen, according to Orange County sheriff's investigators. Investigators said the two initially told them that they didn't know how the teen was shot, leading investigators to believe that the boy might have been hit by a stray bullet, possibly from a passing car. That led to an extensive search for clues and a shooter Tuesday evening. The...
  • Pope to say D.C. Mass in Spanish in bow to 'Hispanic population'

    09/02/2015 3:50:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 96 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2 Sep 15 | Paul Bedard
    In a bow to the huge U.S. Hispanic population and the Catholic Church's advocacy of immigration, Pope Francis plans to give his Washington Mass Sept. 23 in Spanish, according to Cardinal Donald William Wuerl. "The Mass is going to be in Spanish," Wuerl said Wednesday while previewing the pope's trip to reporters. "It's a recognition of how large the Hispanic population in the United States is," said Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington. "And he's coming as the first pope from the New World and the predominant language in this hemisphere is Spanish," added Wuerl of the Argentine-born pope. Francis, meanwhile, will...
  • McConnell: Obama's 'Partisan Contest' Raises Even More Doubts on Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 2, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for reducing the debate on the Iran nuclear deal to "a partisan contest" that "raises even more serious questions about its durability and merits." "While the president may be able to sustain a veto with the tepid, restricted and partisan support of one third of one House of Congress over Americans' bipartisan opposition, it will require a bipartisan Congress to strengthen our defenses in the Persian Gulf and to stand up to the inevitable Iranian violations of the agreement that will need to be addressed after he has left office,"...
  • Scott Walker opens Texas swing promising to`wreak havoc on Washington’

    09/02/2015 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    HIGHLAND PARK — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker brought his mild manner, shy smile and promise to “wreak havoc on Washington” if elected president to a century-old soda fountain in the North Texas enclave of Highland Park Wednesday, opening a three-day swing through Texas. “One of the things I heard inside there and I hear from other people across the country is that Americans are looking for someone to shake things up,” Walker said, speaking before a throng of reporters after spending more than an hour working his way through the crowd of folks gathered at the Highland Park Soda Fountain....
  • Don Pelayo And The Reconquista Of Spain (History Repeats Itself)

    07/07/2007 2:29:00 PM PDT · by GFritsch · 12 replies · 765+ views
    TFPF Forum ^ | 7/7/2007 | Felipe Barandiaran
    One fascinating aspect of the Old Testament is God’s interventions favoring those who do all they possibly can while facing overwhelming odds and counting on Him to do the impossible. As we read about David and Goliath, Gideon and the Battle of Jericho, the Maccabees and others, we have the impression that God actually dons armor and goes to battle on their side. New Testament history counts a number of such interventions. Among these is the marvelous story of the Reconquista, or recapture of Spain from Islamic domination. Jihad Less than seventy years after the death of Mohammed in 632,...
  • Texas Student Under Fire For Remarks About Slain Deputy Arrested

    09/02/2015 11:37:37 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 92 replies
    KWTX ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rusty Surette
    HUNTSVILLE (September 2, 2015) A Sam Houston State University student under fire for her remarks on social media about a slain Texas deputy has been arrested on an unrelated warrant. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office confirms Monica Foy was arrested Tuesday night at her home for an assault warrant in Harris County. "Around 7:30 p.m. our agency received a call from someone making us aware of the warrant. We confirmed it was active. We went to her home and she was taken into custody without any problems," said Lt. Brady Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald couldn't confirm who made the call about the...
  • Islamic State’s Caucasus ‘province’ claims first official attack on Russian forces

    09/02/2015 10:27:23 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | September 2, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    The Islamic State’s so-called “province” in the Caucasus region has claimed responsibility for its first official attack since its was established earlier this year. In a statement released online (seen above), and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, the group says “the soldiers of the Caliphate were able to mount an attack on barracks of the Russian army in southern Dagestan, in Magharamakint village.” The raid allegedly “led to the killing and wounding of a number of them.” Afterwards, “the soldiers of the Caliphate returned to their positions safely and with spoils, and unto Allah is all praise and gratitude,”...
  • Jorge Ramos Uses Wall but Wants Open Borders for the Rest of Us

    09/02/2015 8:56:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Patrick Courrielche
    America got a first-hand look at how Mr. Trump’s deportation plan would be administered when Univision’s Jorge Ramos unwittingly volunteered to demonstrate the process at an Iowa press conference. After refusing to wait his turn in line to ask questions of the Republican presidential candidate, Mr. Trump “deported” Mr. Ramos from the press conference, then proceeded to bring him back in after he agreed to wait his turn – making Trump’s comprehensive immigration reform plan look quite feasible. For those unfamiliar with Jorge Ramos, he is the debonair host of the Hispanic news show Noticiero Univision. He’s an “anchor baby”...
  • Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable rating approaches record territory: poll

    09/02/2015 7:18:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unfavorable numbers are approaching record territory, according to a poll released Wednesday. Fifty-three percent of Americans said they view Mrs. Clinton unfavorably, up 8 points since midsummer, while 45 percent said they view her favorably, down 7 points, the ABC News/Washington Post poll said.
  • 2015: The Year China Goes Broke?

    09/02/2015 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 1, 2015 | Gordon G. Chang
    Beijing’s efforts to defend both stocks and the currency are severely straining its finances. China, the Financial Times noted Friday, could exhaust its foreign exchange reserves within a year as it defends the value of its plunging currency, the renminbi. The paper’s arithmetic is correct of course, but the projection, which at first sounds alarming, is actually optimistic. Beijing might be broke in months—and maybe by the end of this year—despite now holding the world’s largest foreign exchange reserves. At the same time, the Chinese central government has been supporting stock valuations through various means, especially the direct purchases of...
  • Milwaukee’s Sheriff Clarke: ‘Stop Trying to Fix the Police — Fix the Ghetto”

    09/02/2015 5:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 1, 2015 | 3:09 PM EDT | Zachary Leshin and Michael W. Chapman
    Milwaukee County Sherriff David A. Clarke Jr. criticized the idea that President Barack Obama’s call for reforming the police is helping law enforcement and is instead weakening “the institution of policing,” adding that the solution is to “fix the ghetto” and stop trying to “fix the police.” […] “Look, President Obama has breathed life into this ugly movement,” said Clarke. “And it is time now for good, law-abiding Americans to rise up, like they did in Houston around that Chevron station [where the deputy sheriff was murdered], an outpouring.” “But it just can’t be symbolic,” said the sheriff. “We now...
  • Surrender Monkey Mitch McConnell Caves On Planned Parenthood

    09/01/2015 9:40:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 67 replies
    CHQ ^ | 9/1/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Before the battle to withdraw federal funds from baby body parts trafficker Planned Parenthood has even begun the Senate’s Republican Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, has already surrendered. In an interview with Lexington, Kentucky TV station WYMT McConnell announced “that funding the government Mitch McConnellis the top challenge facing him when he returns to the Capitol next week” and he would work with the White House to come up with budget levels to keep the government open past Sept. 30 without a rider defunding baby body parts trafficker Planned Parenthood. “The Senate Democrats have a big enough number to prevent...
  • IRS: New York Lost Most Tax Paying Residents In 2013

    09/01/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/01/2015 | KERRY PICKET
    More taxpaying residents left New York than any other state in the nation, IRS migration data from 2013 shows. During that year, around 115,000 New Yorkers left the state and packed up $5.65 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI) as well. Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) notes, “This new data shows that New York will remain America’s ‘Biggest Loser,’ having lost nearly 1.6 million taxpayers between 1985 and 2013. Those residents took with them more than $80.8 billion in annual AGI.” “The phenomenal failure of New York to retain taxpayers and businesses is directly related to its uncompetitive tax and...
  • JAPAN SURRENDERS TO ALLIES, SIGNS RIGID TERMS ON WARSHIP; TRUMAN SETS TODAY AS V-J DAY (9/2/45)

    09/02/2015 4:31:54 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 73 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/2/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, William S. White, Robert Trumbull, Herbert L. Matthews, Charles Hurd, more
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 EDITORIALS29 30 31 LETTERS TO THE TIMES32 33 34