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  • DA: Suspect’s dad tried to hide evidence in Snapchat sex attack

    10/01/2014 8:11:55 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 6 replies
    The father of one of the three suspects in the vicious Saugus Snapchat sexual assault is accused of trying to cover up his son’s involvement by hiding the phone used to send videos of the attack and turning over his own phone to police instead, prosecutors say. Matthew Cyckowski, 37, of Saugus, was overheard by a DCF worker during a phone conversation outside of his son’s arraignment saying, “They’re never going to find his phone, I got rid of it, I gave them my phone,” Essex County ADA Kate MacDougall said. An Essex County grand jury has indicted Cyckowski’s son,...
  • France's Socialists detail hefty spending cuts

    10/01/2014 7:04:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 10-1-2014
    France's Socialist government has detailed a 21 billion-euro ($26.5 billion) cost-cutting plan, the deepest-ever spending cuts in the country's modern history. Presenting the 2015 budget Wednesday, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said, "These spending cuts are crucial to our credibility in the eyes of the French and Europeans, they'll be fully applied." A significant part of the savings is to be made on France's generous welfare system. The government plans to cut 3.2 billion euros from health spending, and to cut family benefits by 700 million euros.
  • St. Patrick Hospital 1 of 4 sites in U.S. ready for Ebola patients ( Montana )

    09/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    There are four places in the United States set up to handle a patient sickened by the Ebola virus, and Missoula is one of those. .... And any hospital equipped to care for a tuberculosis patient can care for an Ebola patient, according to Dr. George Risi, an infectious disease specialist who recently returned from spending 20 days in a Sierra Leone Ebola ward. Accompanied by St. Patrick’s intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley, Risi helped local clinic staff care for up to 95 patients at a time. While untreated Ebola kills more than 70 percent of its victims, more...
  • ISIS Surrounds Tomb of Suleymen Shah

    10/01/2014 6:39:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Aydinlink Daily ^ | 9-30-2014
    The fundamentalist terror organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, has reportedly surrounded the Turkish territory in Syria the Tomb of Suleyman Shah. ISIS State has surrounded the Tomb of Suleyman Shah in Syria, the sole piece of Turkish soil outside its borders. 36 Turkish soldiers are reportedly located at the tomb where they defend the territory. According to Çetiner Çetin of the daily Turkish newspaper Yeni Şafak, leaders of Arab tribes have confirmed that 1100 ISIS militants are deployed around the tomb as of late Monday night.  Local sources claimed that militants have been pouring...
  • Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

    10/01/2014 6:10:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 1, 2014 | DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGARD
    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, federal health officials said Tuesday. They would not reveal his nationality or age. Authorities have begun tracking down family, friends and anyone else who may have come in close contact with him and could be at risk. Officials said there...
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S. (NPR)

    10/01/2014 5:36:22 AM PDT · by Drango · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | Sept 30 '14 | Hansi Lo Wang
    Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Mexican consulates, like this one in Houston, are helping some unauthorized immigrants from Mexico pay application fees for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. i Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years. But 45 percent of those who are eligible for DACA have not...
  • 7TH ARMY 9 MILES FROM BELFORT AS IT DRIVES INTO VOSGES PASSES (10/1/44)

    10/01/2014 4:17:04 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/1/44 | E.C. Daniel, Gene Currivan, W.H. Lawrence, Will Lissner, Charles Hurd, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Boeing VP rips Congress over Ex-Im Bank

    10/01/2014 4:06:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    A top Boeing official criticized Congress on Tuesday for failing to pass a long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. He also argued that an extension of the Bank’s charter until next summer leaves supporters in a worse position than they were in before. “Mostly far-right political consultants, think tanks and congressmen banded together in a fit of ideological road rage to kill the bank,” Boeing senior vice president Timothy Keating said in prepared remarks at an aerospace conference in Everett, Wash. “The temporary extension recently enacted in many respects leaves us worse off than before,” Keating continued. “The extension is...
  • ISIS behead captured Kurds in Syria

    10/01/2014 3:48:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 10/1/2014
    Activists say ISIS militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that the nine Kurds were captured during fighting over the northern Syrian town of Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab. There have been fierce clashes around Kobani since mid-September, when ISIS launched an assault to seize the area. The Observatory also says that dozens of militants and Kurdish fighters were killed in clashes overnight.
  • Report: Israel, Hamas Close to Terrorist Swap Deal

    09/30/2014 10:52:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Tova Dvorin
    Hamas and Israel may be on the verge of a terrorist swap deal, sources said Tuesday - trading convicted murderers for the bodies of fallen soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, hy"d. According to Israel Hayom, Hamas official Mushir al-Masri stated that such a deal is close to being concretized with Israeli officials. Goldin and Shaul were both killed during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza; after initially being declared abducted, both were declared dead - and analysts have said their bodies are being held by Hamas as ransom for more terrorist releases. Al-Masri hinted strongly at the deal in a...
  • PA Illegal Land Grab to Block Road North of Jerusalem

    09/30/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky & Ari Yashar
    The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion. However, Arutz Sheva has learned that just hours after the order was given, the Palestinian Authority (PA) sent representatives to the area and started illegally building corrugated iron structures to establish facts on the ground and prevent the usage of the previously empty land. Shortly after learning about the development, members of the Regavim watchdog group...
  • MK Kalfa: Hevron Residents Have Rights Too

    09/30/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14
    The Finance Committee deliberated on Tuesday the transfer of funds to various government offices and authorities. As the debate began, tensions ran high when MK Stav Shafir expressed opposition to the transfer of two million shekels to a local committee in Hevron. MK Zvulun Kalfa responded...saying that “The budget for the settlement of the Israeli population in Hevron should not appear as a separate transfer, but rather as part of the State’s budget, just like all of the other authorities. The time has come for us to internalize that Jewish settlement is just like any other. The residents pay taxes...
  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder: 'Not a Religious Act, Race-Related'

    09/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alton Nolen, the Muslim convert who recently beheaded an innocent coworker at a Vaughan's Food factory, was charged with three felony counts this morning at a Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Oklahoma. Nolen faces one count of first degree murder, one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and a final count of assault with a deadly weapon. At a press conference this morning, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said that the gruesome attack was race-related and not a religious act, but he did admit that Nolen was infatuated with beheadings, which was evident from his facebook...
  • CDC issues Ebola guidelines for U.S. funeral homes

    09/30/2014 7:13:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WGCL-TV ^ | September 30, 2014 | Jocelyn Connell
    ROSWELL, GA - CBS46 News has confirmed the Centers for Disease Control has issued guidelines to U.S. funeral homes on how to handle the remains of Ebola patients. If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines? The three-page list of recommendations include instructing funeral workers to wear protective equipment when dealing with the remains since Ebola can be transmitted in postmortem care. It also instructs to avoid autopsies and embalming. On Tuesday, the CDC confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, a patient...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Should Be On Your Fall Bucket List Quiz - Wed., September 31, 2014

    09/30/2014 5:59:56 PM PDT · by LUV W · 127 replies
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  • Extremist Group Khorasan Joins IS Insurgents

    09/30/2014 4:55:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    BasNews ^ | 9/30/2014
    The Khorasan group, a small band of former members of Al-Qaeda, has pledged support for the so-called Islamic State caliph, Abubakr al-Baghdadi. According to an audio recording released by Abu Dujana al-Afghani, Khorasan has aligned itself with the Islamic State. Khorasan was part of al Qaeda until its leader was killed by a US drone strike in Syria. Khorasan spokesman, Abu Dujana al-Afghani, says in the recording, “Khourasan leader Abu Yazid Qahir Khorasani and his companions have pledged allegiance to al-Baghdadi and they appeal to their supporters to join them with the Islamic State currently confronting the Western alliance.” This...
  • UK Conservatives seek TV, online ban on extremists [read: jihadists]

    09/30/2014 4:54:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 9/30/2014 | JILL LAWLESS
    Britain's interior minister on Tuesday proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or publishing on social media, even if they are not breaking any laws. Home Secretary Theresa May told a conference of the governing Conservatives that if re-elected next year, the party will introduce civil powers to disrupt people who "spread poisonous hatred" even within the law. Under the proposal, police could apply for a court order to disrupt "harmful activity" by restricting an individual's movements, preventing them from speaking in public or stopping them publishing articles online. May said that only a...
  • Dramatic aerial drone footage of Hong Kong protests - video

    09/30/2014 4:44:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/30/2014 | n/a
    Aerial footage filmed by a drone shows the large number of people joining pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
  • Watch: When Security Forces Finally Tracked Down Teens' Killers

    09/30/2014 4:31:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/9/14
    Following footage released by the Yamam elite counter-terrorism police unit showing the operation which killed the Hamas terrorists behind the brutal kidnap and murder of three Israeli teens in June, the IDF has released its own footage from the operation. After a determined hunt for the killers - Marwan Kawasmeh and Amer Abu-Eisha - Shin Bet security services tracked them down to a compound in Hevron, not far from where the bodies of their victims, Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel, were dumped. After sealing off the house and attempting to arrest them, the terrorists opened fire - and...
  • Netanyahu: Militant Islam Aims to ‘Dominate World;’ State Dept.: 'No' It Doesn't

    09/30/2014 4:30:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/30/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    The Obama administration does not share Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s view that the forces of militant Islam, whether Sunni or Shi’ite, have in common an ultimate goal “to dominate the world,” a State Department spokeswoman said Monday. In a hard-hitting speech at the United Nations, the Israeli leader said that entities such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), Hamas, the Iranian regime, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram share that eventual goal. Jen Psaki was asked at the State Department daily briefing later whether the administration agreed with Netanyahu’s argument that those various groups “are all part...
  • Hundreds Join Mass Prayers Against Destruction of Samaria Town

    09/30/2014 4:14:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14 | Yoni Kempinsky, Ari Yashar
    Arutz Sheva was at the scene as hundreds of concerned Jews gathered on Tuesday in the Samaria town of Givat Assaf, located north of Jerusalem near Beit El, to join in a prayer rally to save the community from destruction. The far-left group Peace Now seven years ago petitioned for the town's destruction claiming it was built on Arab-owned land; residents argue it was not privately owned and therefore can easily be recognized as state land, adding that nearly all of the land was purchased and legally registered by residents in the state land registry. In a court discussion on...
  • Israel Agreed to Let Gazans Pray on Temple Mount

    09/30/2014 3:55:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Dalit Halevy & Ari Yashar
    At a weekly Palestinian Authority (PA) unity government meeting on Tuesday, it was announced that Israel had agreed to allow Arab residents of Gaza to travel to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The move comes as part of a general increase in the number of Gaza residents allowed to travel into Judea and Samaria, a gesture in the ongoing ceasefire talks between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas, which are to resume in Cairo in the last week of October. The talks come amid reports that Hamas has renewed its terrorist preparations to attack Israel. Arab rioters have...
  • FCC Considering Move to Ban NFL Redskins Team Name

    09/30/2014 3:43:12 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 56 replies
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | 9/30/14 | Alina Selyukh
    The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday.
  • Security guard with gun, criminal record allowed on elevator with Obama

    09/30/2014 3:26:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 30, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    An armed security contractor with a criminal background was allowed in an elevator with President Obama earlier this month, according to reports , adding to a string of security breaches plaguing the Secret Service. The member of a private security firm was on an elevator with Obama during the president's trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16. The man did not comply with agents who told him to stop filming the president on the elevator. Only when a supervisor for the private security firm came over to address the situation did the agents...
  • Democratic candidate in Ky. House race indicted for failing to report sexual abuse against a minor

    09/30/2014 3:06:42 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/30/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    A Democratic candidate for state House has been indicted for failing to report sexual abuse against a child while serving as director of the Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy at Fort Knox. A federal grand jury indicted John Wayne Smith, who’s running against Rep. Michael Meredith in the 19th House District, and six other employees at the academy Sept. 25, one of whom was charged with sexual misconduct with three female students between Feb. 8, 2013, and Aug. 7, 2013, and threatening one of the victims from reporting him to authorities. Smith, who resigned from Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy Dec. 31, is accused...
  • McConnell campaign questions Grimes' attendance record as secretary of state in new ad

    09/30/2014 3:01:01 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 09/30/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign is hammering his Democratic opponent for skipping work as secretary of state in a new television ad released Tuesday. The spot, titled “Absences,” is scheduled to air statewide and further ingrains a common theme for McConnell by linking Alison Lundergan Grimes with Democratic President Barack Obama, a highly unpopular figure in Kentucky. The ad features video of Grimes telling The Courier-Journal’s editorial board in 2011 that she would serve her four-year term if elected secretary of state. “Sound familiar?” a narrator asks. The ad then switches to a clip of Obama on NBC’s “Meet...
  • U.S. Law Enforcement Seeks to Halt Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data

    09/30/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 13 replies
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  • Utah men involved in ATV protest facing federal charges

    09/18/2014 9:38:00 AM PDT · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By LINDSAY WHITEHURST
    SALT LAKE CITY — Five Utah men have been slapped with federal charges for taking part in an ATV protest ride in southwestern Utah earlier this year that the group said was to call attention to the federal government’s overreaching control of public lands. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday they have charged the five southern Utah men with misdemeanor conspiracy and illegal use of all-terrain vehicles Wednesday in connection with a ride organized to show displeasure with the federal government. Prosecutors say the May ride through southwestern Utah’s Recapture Canyon was an illegal protest. “We respect the fact that the citizens...
  • This Is What's the Matter With Kansas

    09/30/2014 9:19:34 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 31 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 29, 2014 | John B. Judis
    The midterm elections of 2010 were good for Republicans nearly everywhere, but amid the national Tea Party insurgency, it was easy to overlook the revolution that was brewing in Kansas. That year, the GOP won every federal and statewide office. Sam Brownback, a genial U.S. senator best known for his ardent social conservatism, captured the governor’s mansion with nearly double the votes of his Democratic opponent. And having conquered Kansas so convincingly, he was determined not to squander the opportunity. His administration, he declared, would be a “real live experiment” that would prove, once and for all, that the way...
  • ALLIES PRESSING GERMANS BACK AT BOTH ENDS OF SIEGFRIED LINE; NEW RUSSIAN DRIVE ON HUNGARY (9/30/44)

    09/30/2014 4:31:51 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 23 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/30/44 | E.C. Daniel, Drew Middleton, Harold Callender, Robert Trumbull, George E. Jones
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  • Secret Service head in hot seat after White House breach details revealed

    09/30/2014 4:31:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-30-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face questions about how an armed intruder jumped the White House fence and made it as far as the East Room when she testifies before a House committee on Tuesday. Sources confirmed to Fox News on Monday that 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez overpowered a Secret Service officer in the Sept. 19 incident -- this led to a struggle and "wrestling" inside the executive mansion as he darted through. Gonzalez was eventually tackled by a counter-assault agent in the East Room after he reached the doorway to the Green Room, a parlor overlooking the South Lawn....
  • Hajj pilgrims denounce ISIS 'virus' but doubt US-led war

    09/30/2014 3:06:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/30/2014 | Lynne Al-Nahhas
    As they gather in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj, some pilgrims have denounced atrocities by ISIS jihadists as "a virus" threatening the world. But many also expressed concerns about the US-led air war against them. "Islam is innocent from actions of the Islamic State (ISIS)," Kurdish Iraqi pilgrim Alan Abdullah told AFP, describing ISIS as "a virus threatening the whole world". ISIS has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, declaring a Muslim "caliphate" and imposing its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law. The jihadists have executed captured Iraqi soldiers, crucified people, forced non-Muslims to...
  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Wanted to Spread Message of Islam

    09/30/2014 2:45:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 9/29/2014
    <p>Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.</p> <p>But postings on the Facebook page of the 30-year-old Nolen, suspected of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food distribution center, suggest that shortly after his release in March 2013, he became more interested in spreading the message of his newfound Islamic faith.</p>
  • Behind the Increase in HIV Infections Among Gay and Bisexual Men

    09/30/2014 1:29:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 57 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Drew Altman
    Gay and bisexual men represent an estimated 2% of the U.S. population but more than half of all people living with HIV and 66% of new HIV infections. They are the only population group in the United States for which HIV infections are rising. Projections have shown that if current trends continue, half of all gay and bisexual men will be HIV-positive by age 50.
  • ISIS Troops One Mile from Baghdad

    09/30/2014 12:53:00 AM PDT · by No One Special · 26 replies
    Huntington News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Tony Rutherford
    America’s Arabic coalition continues bombing ISIS targets in Syria, but the BBC and Independent both report that ISIS fighters are pushing into Baghdad, the capitol of Iraq. “The Islamic State are now less than 2 km away from entering Baghdad,” a spokesman for the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation told UK’s the Independent , adding that al-Qaeda militants are bolstering their ranks. The spokesman continued, “ They said it could never happen and now it almost has. Obama says he overestimated what the Iraqi Army could do. Well, you only need to be here a very short while to know...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~ 30 September 2014

    09/29/2014 6:00:00 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 63 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, AlabamaFort Rucker is a U.S. Army post located mostly in Dale County, Alabama, United States. It was named for a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker. The post is the primary flight training base for Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and the United States Army Aviation Museum. Small sections of the post also lie in Coffee, Geneva, and Houston counties. The main post has entrances from three bordering cities, Daleville, Ozark and Enterprise. In the years before the...
  • Envelope with white powder sent to Reagan Library

    09/29/2014 4:09:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 9/29/2014
    Hazardous material and fire crews are at the Ronald Reagan Library after a worker opened an envelope containing a white powder, but a spokeswoman says there is no threat to the public. Library spokeswoman Melissa Giller said Monday that authorities checked the worker who opened the envelope and she is fine. Two others who reacted to the discovery of the white powder also were cleared.
  • ISIS Opens a Consulate in Turkey

    09/29/2014 3:42:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Aydinlink ^ | 9/23/2014
    It has been reported that the fundamentalist terror organization ISIS has very recently opened a consulate in Ankara, Turkey. The terror organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has reportedly opened an embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara and started to issue visas to those who want to join the jihadist fight in Iraq. The Turkish ruling AKP government has apparently provided great conveniences to the terrorist organization during negotiations to secure the return of 49 Turkish diplomats who were kidnapped in the Turkish Consulate of Mosul by ISIS terrorists. The website, which appears to be belong...
  • It's Official: Obama Takes Sides in Ferguson [time for a beer summit?]

    09/29/2014 3:16:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/29/2014 | Larry O'Connor
    Any pretense that President Obama would let justice take its course in Ferguson, MO without his use of the bully pulpit of the presidency to influence or sway events on the ground has been completely thrown out the window. Saturday night, Obama firmly "took sides" in the Michael Brown case during a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Obama called the shooting an event that exposed the racial divide in America and "scars the hearts of our children."Fox News reports on Obama's speech and quotes the President using language that could easily be part of an Al Sharpton monologue...
  • Netanyahu@UN: 'Would you let terrorists fire rockets at your cities?'

    09/29/2014 3:12:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/9/14
    From A7 article: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday, in a bid to refute the smear campaign launched by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas claiming Israel is guilty of "genocide." "Distinguished delegates, I come here from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of my people, the people of Israel," Netanyahu began. "I have come here to speak about the dangers we face [. . ] against the brazen lies about my country and about the people who defend it." Video doesn't work from A7, so You Tube link is posted.
  • Hamas-linked CAIR claims situation of Muslims in America similar to that of blacks in...[BARF ALERT]

    09/29/2014 3:06:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/29/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is celebrating its twentieth anniversary of deceit, disinformation, defamation and opposition to counter-terror programs by offering up a video full of more of the same. It doesn’t mention, of course, that this “civil rights group” was actually named an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case not by Pamela Geller, but by the Justice Department. Hamas-linked CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as...
  • Iraqi Strikes Halt Jihadi Advance toward Capital: Reports

    09/29/2014 3:03:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 9/29/2014
    Iraq’s military has halted Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants 40 kilometers outside of Baghdad according to news agency reports, stalling a potentially devastating drive toward the Iraqi capital. Iraqi airstrikes on Sunday held the jihadist fighters at Ameriyat al-Fallujah, a strategic town west of Baghdad and south of ISIS-controlled Fallujah. But panic spread in the capital as rumors circulated of IS attacks in the city’s immediate suburbs. Amid confusion on the ground about the exact location of IS fighters, the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, an Anglican group, wrote on its Facebook account that the...
  • Nigeria: 'Boko Haram Is Not Islam' [barf alert]

    09/29/2014 2:39:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    All Africa ^ | 9/29/2014 | Immanuel Afolabi
    Islamic insurgent groups such as Boko Haram use the Qur'an to justify their actions. This has led many non-Muslims to see Muslims - especially those with full beards and dressed in hijab - as terrorists. But in fact, the vast majority of Muslims, including devout youth from across Nigeria, are united in condemning the nefarious acts of religious extremists.Concepts such as 'terrorism', 'insurgence' and 'extremism' are often associated with Islamic jihad. But it is erroneous to equate this term with violence, according to Toyeeb (20), a Muslim student in Oyo in south-west Nigeria."Non-Muslims who want to know about Islam should...
  • Nick Salvadore, suspect for beheading of Palmira Silva, is would-be cage-fighter and Muslim convert

    09/29/2014 2:09:04 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 12 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 5, 2014 | Patrick Sawer, Gordon Rayner, Keith Perry, Tom Whitehead and Tom Brooks-Pollock
    The man accused of beheading a great-grandmother in her back garden is a would-be cage fighter who converted to Islam five years ago, it has emerged. Nicholas Salvadore, 25, was charged late on Friday with the murder of 82-year-old Palmira Silva, who was hacked to death in an apparently random attack on Thursday afternoon. Mr Salvadore was also charged with assaulting a police officer. Mrs Silva is understood to have been attacked by a suspect who had argued with his flatmates minutes earlier, prompting them to flee in terror in a car as he smashed one of its windows. The...
  • White House fence-jumper made it far deeper into building than previously known

    09/29/2014 1:44:34 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 89 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident. An alarm box near the front entrance of the White House designed to alert guards to an intruder had been muted at what officers believed was a request of the usher’s office, said a Secret Service official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
  • Robichaud: Ted Cruz may be right man to put America on track

    09/29/2014 1:05:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 29, 2014 | Holly Robichaud
    There is light at the end of the tunnel of Barack Obama’s presidency. With only 843 days left, the presidential campaign will kick off about one month from now. Getting an early boost for his potential bid is U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). This past weekend he won the Value Voters Summit straw poll with 25 percent of the vote. Ben Carson placed second with 20 percent and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee came in a distant third with 12 percent. While so many GOP establishment types are still encouraging former Gov. Mitt Romney to try a third time after...
  • Surprise: After Illegal Immigration Wave, Tuberculosis Plagues El Paso Hospital

    09/29/2014 10:48:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this summer when the unaccompanied minor crisis was at its peak (after really starting in October 2013) in Texas and Arizona, Border Patrol agents working inside processing facilities reported cases of Tuberculosis, scabies and other diseases being brought into the United States by unvaccinated illegal aliens. Warnings were issued by local communities about the impact these diseases could potentially have in the public school system where their children are educated. For example, protestors in Murrieta, California turned bus loads of illegal immigrants away, citing concerns about public health. Those protestors and people who warned about the spread of...
  • A glorious match made in Russia

    09/29/2014 12:25:04 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 8 replies
    Index - Hungary ^ | Sept 28 | DEZS&#336; ANDRÁS
    For months I investigated the past of Jobbik EP-representative and suspected spy, Béla Kovács, and his Russian wife, Svetlana Istoshina, and by the end I had the feeling of being part of a spy movie: I stumbled on parallel marriages, secret Japanese and Austrian husbands and mysterious trips, and I also managed to loosen the tongues of several former KGB-agents. Kovács and his wife concealed facts about their lives that eventually revealed that the Russian secret service was one of the bonds holding the family in one piece. While breaking the spy story in the middle of the election campaign...
  • Rick Santorum returns

    09/29/2014 8:20:10 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/29/2014 | Anna Palmer
    Rick Santorum helped drag out the 2012 Republican primary, sending Mitt Romney limping into the general election. Santorum’s lesson: Get in even earlier in 2016. The iconoclast social conservative is already taking the temperature of potential donors. His big money benefactor, Foster Friess, still adores him. He’s headed to Iowa in October to meet with key conservative activists. And he is growing his grass-roots network beyond early primary states. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus earlier this year called the primary process a “complete disaster,” promising to slash the number of debates to prevent “the traveling circus” from hijacking the...
  • Democrats on legislative panel reject LePage nominee ("plagiarized sections of a FR website post")

    09/29/2014 7:58:49 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | Sept 27, 2014 | Noel K. Gallagher Staff Writer
    AUGUSTA — Lawmakers on the Education Committee split along party lines Friday in rejecting the governor’s nomination of conservative blogger Susan Dench of Falmouth to the University of Maine System board of trustees. “I think they value partisanship over diversity of opinion,” Dench said after the 8-6 vote. Democrats on the committee questioned her writings and positions on social and educational issues, and heard testimony from one speaker who accused Dench of plagiarism, an allegation Dench denied. ... One speaker at Friday’s hearing, the chairwoman of the English department at the University of Southern Maine, said Dench had plagiarized long...