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  • Trump says he has license to carry: 'Somebody attacks me, they’re gonna be shocked'

    10/04/2015 10:54:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/4/15 | Dylan Stableford
    Donald Trump continues to court Second Amendment supporters in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting in Oregon, suggesting the teachers at Umpqua Community College should have been armed — just like he is. “Let me tell you, if you had a couple teachers with guns in that room, you would have been a hell of a lot better off,” Trump said at a rally in Franklin, Tenn., on Saturday. “This is about self-defense, plain and simple.” “In fact, I have a license to carry in New York — can you believe that? Nobody knows that,” Trump continued. “Somebody attacks...
  • Death Toll Rises in Doctors Without Borders Hospital Airstrike (Obama's fault)

    10/04/2015 10:46:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies (Chicago) ^ | 10/04/2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    The death toll has climbed to 22 following an airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that struck a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders Saturday. Ten of those killed were patients, including three children, according to Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF). The other 12 were staff members, said MSF. In a statement, the coalition in Afghanistan acknowledged that U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Kunduz early Saturday at 2:15 a.m. local time "against insurgents who were directly firing upon U.S. service members advising and assisting Afghan Security Forces in the city of Kunduz. The strike was conducted in the vicinity of...
  • Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade

    10/04/2015 9:17:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 4, 2015 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage. The crowd erupted. It wasn't true.
  • INSIGHT-US, allies short on options as Russia,Iran flex muscle in Syria

    10/04/2015 8:34:02 AM PDT · by EBH · 21 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | 10/3/2015 | Samia Nakhoul
    The question on everyone's mind is: will the United States and its European and regional Sunni allies intervene to stop President Vladimir Putin from reversing the gains made by mainstream Syrian rebels after more than four years of war? Few are holding their breath. Many say, often with vehemence, that the current drama is the consequence of ongoing Western inaction and U.S. retreat at critical moments in an ever more uncontrollable conflict, whose regional dimensions are fast becoming global. Nobody in the Middle East is counting on U.S. President Barack Obama. The gloomy prediction of most is that a war...
  • Two Illegal Aliens Found Guilty of Murdering Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

    10/04/2015 5:59:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 20 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 10/1/2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    After hours of deliberation, jurors found two illegal aliens guilty on all counts in connection with the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The guilty verdict confirms that Ivan Soto Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez Mesa, two men who had entered the country illegally as part of a crew of gunmen bent on robbing drug cartel smugglers, killed Terry during a shootout. Defense attorneys tried to claim that the men were not there to commit a robbery and that the shooting was done in self-defense.
  • De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting

    10/04/2015 4:39:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/04/15 | Jennifer Fermino
    EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting district count The de Blasio administration has joined a Supreme Court fight that could change the way voting districts are carved up to exclude residents like immigrants and felons from the population count, the Daily News has learned. If successful, Evenwel vs. Abbott would dramatically change the political landscape in immigrant-rich communities like New York, because it would draw districts to include only eligible voters. Immigrants, felons who have lost the right to vote and children would be excluded. In court papers filed last week,...
  • Hillary has long history of beating up Bill behind closed doors: book

    10/04/2015 3:29:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/04/15 | Maureen Callahan
    She’s on a mission to be a softer, warmer, funnier candidate — but according to a new book, the real Hillary Clinton is so volatile and prone to violent outbursts that she terrorizes staff, Secret Service agents and even her own husband. In “The Clintons’ War On Women” (Skyhorse), out Oct. 13, political strategist Roger Stone details Hillary’s abusive behavior — dating back to the Clintons’ days in Arkansas, where Bill served as governor. “Hillary Clinton has a long history of being domestically violent with Bill,” Stone writes. “Hillary has beaten Bill, hit him with hard objects, scratched and clawed...
  • B.L.M Rejects All Protests to Keep Public Trails Open ( Colorado )

    09/16/2015 5:32:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    KREX - Nexstar Broadcasting ^ | 09/15 2015 | Travis Khachatoorain
    Despite protests from Mesa County leaders, the Bureau of Land Management is rejecting calls to keep hundreds of trails on public lands from being closed off to use. BLM officials in Washington D.C. rejected all protests against the Grand Junction area Resource Management Plan in early August, but Mesa County commissioners said they didn’t receive a notice of refusal from the federal agency until last week. In the rejection letter, federal officials said the county's complaints were without merit, and the B.L.M workers tasked with researching and writing the updated rule book for the public lands usage have done their...
  • Marco Rubio Lends Support to Anti-Cop Rhetoric, Black Lives Matter Seeks Meeting

    10/03/2015 9:37:11 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Julia Hahn
    DeRay McKesson, one of the top organizers for the Black Lives Matter movement, is seeking a meeting with presidential aspirant Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). The request for a meeting follows comments in which Rubio seemed to lend his personal support to the group’s anti-cop rhetoric. In a recent tweet, McKesson said, “@MarcoRubio, I just saw your recent interview re: the movement. Will you meet to discuss the issues, and solutions, further?” ... Rubio said that concerns held by the controversial protesters are “legitimate” and suggested that “resentment” for law enforcement was understandable.
  • Lt. Gov: ‘Fellow Christians’ Should Consider Handgun Permits

    10/03/2015 7:25:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    News2ABC ^ | October 3,2015 | AP
    Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said in a Facebook posting Friday that “fellow Christians” should consider getting a handgun carry permit after the mass shooting in Oregon. Survivors told authorities the gunman demanded at least some of the victims state their religion before shooting them at a community college. In his posting, Ramsey, also the Tennessee state Senate speaker, called recent U.S. mass shootings “truly troubling.” “I would encourage my fellow Christians who are serious about their faith to think about getting a handgun carry permit,” Ramsey wrote. “I have always believed that it is better to have a gun...
  • Trump defends 2nd Amendment following Oregon shootings (Trump channels Charles Bronson's Death Wish)

    10/03/2015 6:25:58 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 42 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 10/3/2015 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday channeled 1970s action star Charles Bronson in defending Second Amendment rights in the aftermath of the shooting at an Oregon community college that left nine dead. Trump said in a rally in suburban Nashville that he has a handgun carry permit in New York. He added that any attacker will be "shocked" if he tries to assault him, and that he would emulate Bronson in the vigilante film "Death Wish." "Can you imagine with Trump, somebody says, 'Ohhh, all these big monsters aren't around, he's easy pickins, and then...
  • Poll: Jeb Falls to 4%

    10/02/2015 10:42:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 71 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    The latest Pew poll shows that Jeb Bush has fallen to 4 percent in the Republican field. Donald Trump leads the field with 25 percent; Ben Carson is at 16 percent. Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio are tied for third at 8 percent of the Republican field "At this stage of the 2016 presidential campaign, key issues divide both Republican and Democratic voters, and early candidate preferences reflect some of these cleavages," writes Pew. "When Republican and Republican-leaning voters are asked in an open-ended format (no names provided) for their first choice for the nomination, none of the 15 GOP...
  • Survivors say Oregon gunman spared student to take something to authorities

    10/03/2015 5:18:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies ^ | 10/3/15 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press
    The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates inside an Oregon college spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage. Shooter Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer later killed himself as officers arrived, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Saturday. Authorities have not disclosed whether they have an envelope or package from Harper-Mercer. However, a law enforcement official said Saturday a manifesto of several pages had been recovered.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ BE HAPPY ~ 04 October 2015

    10/03/2015 4:59:48 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 48 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            BE HAPPY "Don't worry. Be happy". I'm sure everyone has heard that song on the radio at one time or another. But I wonder if we ask ourselves, "Are we happy?" I don't mean that we should be constantly ecstatic or exuberant, but HAPPY, full of that deep down inner contentment which persists even in the midst of trials and tribulations? Because we are the children of God, God is concerned and cares for us. Whatever our real needs, we can rest assured that God will fulfill them, albeit in His own time and accordance...
  • Families Hold Out Hope For 28 Americans Missing at Sea After Joaquin

    10/03/2015 1:44:40 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Anxious family members of 28 Americans who went missing during Hurricane Joaquin awaited news of their loved ones' fates Saturday, as the Coast Guard combed hundreds of miles looking for their stricken cargo ship. Officials said there was still no sign of the El Faro, which was last heard from around 7:20 a.m. ET Thursday when a distress call indicated it had lost power and was taking on water.
  • Allman Report EXCLUSIVE - Senator Ted Cruz Talks About His Plans If He Were Elected President (MO)

    10/03/2015 1:22:24 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    ABC St. Louis ^ | Fri, Oct 02 2015 | Brian Mattix
    ST. LOUIS (KDNL/The Allman Report) - The US Senator from Texas, Republican Ted Cruz, who is running for the Republican nomination for President says he wants to see a flat tax citizens could put "on a postcard". Cruz also says wants to see better leadership when it comes to foreign policy, because US President Barack Obama has been a "laughingstock" among world leaders. Cruz also has fighting words for his opponents for the Presidency who are in Congress and have missed key votes while campaigning. Senator Cruz stopped in St Louis to meet voters this week. He sits down for...
  • Gunman who shot dead NSW police employee was radicalised youth

    10/03/2015 1:06:56 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    The actions of the 15-year-old gunman who shot dead a New South Wales police civilian employee were an act of terrorism, police say. The radicalised youth of Middle Eastern background has been named as Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammad. He killed the police employee, Curtis Cheng, as he was leaving police headquarters at Parramatta in Sydney's west around 4:30pm yesterday. The offender then fired several more shots at officers as they emerged from the building to respond to the incident. He was killed when the officers, who are special constables, returned fire.
  • Shooting In Gun-Free Australia Leaves ‘At Least Two Dead’

    10/03/2015 12:21:04 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On October 2–just one day after Obama suggested an Australian-like gun ban might be the way forward for America–a gunman opened fire outside a daycare by State Crime Command in Sydney, Australia. Fox News reports “at least two are dead.” Details are scant, but The Sydney Morning Herald reports that “the gunman, who one witnessed said was dressed in a black gown, opened fire on a police IT worker outside the State Crime Command, which houses some of the state’s top detectives, in Parramatta at 4.35pm on Friday.” Parramatta real estate agent Edwin Almeida heard shots and looked out the...
  • Bluegrass Poll: Republican gains ground in tied race for Kentucky attorney general

    10/03/2015 11:26:26 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 10/02/2015 | Jack Brammer and John Cheves
    FRANKFORT — The race for Kentucky attorney general slid to the right during the last 60 days as Democrat Andy Beshear lost the seven-point lead he held in July over Republican Whitney Westerfield. Beshear and Westerfield are tied at 38 percent in a new statewide Bluegrass Poll of 701 likely voters conducted Sept. 22-27 by SurveyUSA. Twenty-two percent said they were undecided; 2 percent said they were not following the race. The poll, taken on behalf of the Herald-Leader and WKYT-TV in Lexington and The Courier-Journal and WHAS-TV in Louisville, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8...
  • Russia Claims ISIS Now On The Ropes As Fighters Desert After 60 Airstrikes In 72 Hours

    10/03/2015 10:42:41 AM PDT · by amorphous · 129 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3 Oct 2015
    One question that’s been asked repeatedly over the past thirteen months is why Washington has been unable to achieve the Pentagon’s stated goal of “degrading and defeating” ISIS despite the fact that the “battle” pits the most advanced air force on the planet against what amounts to a ragtag band of militants running around the desert in basketball shoes. Those of a skeptical persuasion have been inclined to suggest that perhaps the US isn’t fully committed to the fight. Explanations for that suggestion range from the mainstream (the White House is loathe to get the US into another Mid-East war)...
  • One Fact Everyone Has Forgotten About Ted Cruz Might Be His Key To The White House

    10/03/2015 9:46:49 AM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 1, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    Almost all of Cruz’s initiatives received unanimous support. Many may not realize that before Ted Cruz was a U.S. Senator he had a lengthy career in various positions, one of which makes him particularly well suited to roll back the explosion of regulations under the Obama administration. Following Cruz’s graduation from Harvard Law School in 1995, stints as a clerk for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and in the practice of private law, the Texan ultimately ended up serving in George W. Bush administration in the early part of the last decade. PJ Media reports that Cruz, as director Federal Trade...
  • Ron Paul’s legacy belongs to Ted Cruz

    10/03/2015 9:31:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 12 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Shawn Dietz
    As a Libertarian leaning Republican (in Iowa no less), I’m used to my options for Presidential candidates being limited. I’m also used to my choice turning me into an outcast among peers. What I’m about to write may ruffle some feathers among friends, but let’s face it, as the Iowa Liberty movement has grown, we’ve ruffled our share of feathers in the ranks of the establishment, so forgive me if I shake the tree of Liberty for a moment. Let’s get this straight right out of the gate, there will only ever be one Dr. Ron Paul. The former Texas...
  • Cruz: Obama trying to 'tear us apart' with comments on Oregon shooting

    10/03/2015 6:36:03 AM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 02, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is criticizing President Obama for his comments about a mass shooting at a community college in Oregon that left 9 dead. “Unfortunately that is the approach with President Obama on every issue, is that he seeks to tear us apart, he seeks to politicize it and it’s worth remembering he is ideological and he’s a radical,” Cruz said on "The Mark Levin Show," as first reported by Buzzfeed News. “You know, as his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel said, ‘you never let a good crisis go to waste,’ and that is sadly his approach.” The...
  • Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and Business in Iraq

    10/02/2015 11:28:11 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    David Sirota and Andrew Perez write for the International Business Times that in the years between her 2002 Senate vote to authorize the U.S. invasion of Iraq and her statement this year, as a presidential candidate, that her vote was a “mistake,” Hillary Clinton was plumping Iraq as a “business opportunity” for U.S. corporations. According to a 2013 email just released by the State Department, Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides in 2011 hosted an “engaging roundtable discussion on investing in Iraq with senior executives from 30 U.S. companies and senior representatives from the U.S. and Iraqi governments.” The email...
  • Big shortfall in Obamacare risk program could hurt insurers

    10/02/2015 7:47:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    WTVR CBS ^ | October 2, 2015 | CNN
    NEW YORK — A key federal program designed to cushion health insurers’ risks in the Obamacare exchanges has a massive shortfall, which could throw some insurers into financial turmoil. Insurers requested $2.87 billion in so-called “risk corridors” payments for 2014, but will only receive $362 million, or 12.6%, said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees Obamacare. The risk corridors program’s goal is to help insurers transition into the individual exchanges, which opened in 2014. Insurers had a tough time setting premiums since they didn’t know how sick their new customers would be. Under the three-year program, insurers...
  • Ahrar al Sham claims rocket attacks on airbase where Russians are stationed

    10/02/2015 7:24:50 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 2, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Ahrar al Sham, an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group that fights side-by-side with Al Nusrah Front throughout Syria, claims to have launched rockets at the Hmeimim (or Hamim) airbase in the Latakia province. Russian forces are stationed there. The group made its latest claim on Twitter earlier today, following up with a photo of a rocket being launched from the back of a truck and a short video purportedly showing the operation. The photo can be seen above. The Long War Journal cannot independently verify what, if any, damage the rockets caused. This isn’t the first time Ahrar al Sham has...
  • Firefighters’ Union Backs Away From Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

    10/02/2015 7:07:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 2, 2015 | By NOAM SCHEIBER and AMY CHOZICK
    The International Association of Fire Fighters, one of the country’s more politically powerful unions, has abandoned its initial plans to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, according to union sources. Harold A. Schaitberger, the union’s general president, informed Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, in a telephone call on Monday. According to a union official, Mr. Schaitberger told Mr. Mook that the executive board and rank-and-file members — the latter were recently polled — did not support a Clinton endorsement. The early support of a cross section of unions — most prominently the American Federation of Teachers, which endorsed Mrs....
  • Hungary’s Viktor Orban, Sole Voice Of Sanity In The EU, Tells The Truth On Immigration

    10/02/2015 7:00:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Sept 8, 2015 | Gerald Warner
    “Everything which is now taking place before our eyes threatens to have explosive consequences for the whole of Europe. Europe’s response is madness. We must acknowledge that the European Union’s misguided immigration policy is responsible for this situation.” The voice of truth and common sense has been so long stilled that to hear it given utterance by anyone in government in Europe is startling. Those words of Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary, are the first truthful and accurate analysis we have heard from any EU politician of the immigration catastrophe now engulfing our continent. Nor did he confine himself...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 3 Oct 2015

    10/02/2015 5:54:25 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 303 replies
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  • Oregon Shooting: Umpqua Gunman Chris Harper Mercer — What We Know [He left a note.]

    10/02/2015 4:20:49 PM PDT · by familyop · 71 replies
    NBC, AP ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Cassandra Vinograd, Pete Williams, Andrew Blankstein, Tom Winter, Alastair Jamieson, Courtney Kube
    The heavily armed gunman who slaughtered nine people at an Oregon college left a hate-filled note at the scene of his rampage and "felt the world was against him," law enforcement officials confirmed Friday. Two officials familiar with the contents of the note say 26-year-old Christopher Harper Mercer, who was killed in a firefight Thursday with police at Umpqua Community College, wrote that he would be "welcomed in Hell and embraced by the devil."
  • Congress Investigates Scientists Wanting To Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics

    10/02/2015 12:45:36 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 2, 2015 | By Michael Bastasch
    The 20 climate scientists and academics who sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to prosecute global warming skeptics may be in big trouble. A congressional committee is now looking into the government-backed nonprofit that circulated the letter, demanding they turn over “all e-mail, electronic documents, and data created since January 1, 2009.” The group has one week to respond in writing to the committee’s request. The Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES) “appears to be almost fully funded by taxpayer money while simultaneously participating in partisan political activity by requesting a RICO investigation of companies and...
  • Is An Unborn Baby With a Human Heart a Human Being? Pelosi: ‘I Do Not Intend to Respond’

    10/02/2015 12:04:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 73 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-1-2015 | Sam Dorman
    October 1, 2015 Is An Unborn Baby With a Human Heart a Human Being? Pelosi: ‘I Do Not Intend to Respond’ by Sam Dorman ( -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said at her press briefing today that she did not intend to respond to the question of whether an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver is a human being and that the question has "no basis" in the public policy they do in asked Pelosi: “In reference to funding for Planned Parenthood: Is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a...
  • Rep. Jim Lyons to Serve as Massachusetts Chairman for Cruz For President

    10/02/2015 11:42:59 AM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies ^ | 10/02/15
    One of Massachusetts’s strongest conservative voices to lead Cruz Massachusetts CampaignHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced State Rep. Jim Lyons, 18th Essex District, chairman of the Cruz campaign in Massachusetts. Rep. Lyons and his wife, Bernadette, hosted Cruz at their home in Andover this past May, which drew a crowd of 600 who came to hear Sen. Cruz’s optimistic vision for the future of our nation.“I had the honor of meeting Ted and Heidi in May and I can tell you, Sen. Cruz is the strong conservative leader our country needs,” Rep. Lyons said....
  • Remains of 18-year-old missing for 7 years found in Colorado chimney

    10/01/2015 6:00:49 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 30 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | October 01, 2015 | Unattributed
    -snip- Family members say Maddux was bright and doing well in school and not sure why he went into the cabin. -snip
  • Oregon shooting: Gunman had white supremacy, anti-religion leanings, sources say

    10/02/2015 11:01:12 AM PDT · by bkopto · 75 replies
    LA Times ^ | Oct2, 2015 | Muscal, Gerber, Serran0
    Chris Harper Mercer, the shooter in the attack at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, was a "hate-filled" individual who had anti-religion, anti-government and white supremacy leanings, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.
  • Oregon Shooter Linked to Man Praising Islamic Terrorism: ‘Kill the Jews’

    10/02/2015 10:49:25 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 2, 2015 | By Katie McHugh
    Oregon mass murderer Chris Harper Mercer is linked to a Muslim man who praised Islamic terrorism, a survey of one of his social media accounts reveals. Mercer’s MySpace features only two connections, one of which is a man named Mahmoud Ali Ehsani. Ehsani published a photo album titled, “Classic – The Mujahideen Collection LOL,” featuring Islamic terrorists from several countries, including Palestine, Iran, and Pakistan, among others. One caption reads: “my brave soldiers keep on fighting for the liberation of Palestine against Israel. f*ck israel. Kill the jews. jews are the only infidels.”
  • Putin in Paris for talks as Russia urged to stop hitting Syrian opposition

    10/02/2015 8:16:37 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies ^ | Oct 2 2015 | Shaun Walker; Kareem Shaheem
    Vladimir Putin is meeting western leaders for the first time since Russia launched airstrikes in Syria, amid a growing rift over who it is targeting.
  • Russian PMN-4 anti-personnel landmines in Syria

    10/02/2015 10:12:31 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Armament Research Services ^ | October 1, 2015 | By Ivan Kochin with N.R. Jenzen-Jones
    Recent images released by the Syrian Center for Demining & Rehabilitation (SCDR) feature Russian PMN-4 landmines which were found just west of Daraa, in Southern Syria. In a video dated 28 September 2015, a figure can be seen employing manual demining practices to remove a number of PMN-4 mines. The earlier PMN-2 landmine (seen at left in the image below) has been documented in Syria since at least early 2012, however this is the first known appearance of the PMN-4 (above and below, at right). Whilst the PMN-2 is one of the most prolific anti-personnel mines in the world, the...
  • U.S., allies demand Russia halt Syria strikes outside IS areas

    10/02/2015 9:17:45 AM PDT · by ETL · 142 replies
    Reuters, via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Tom Perry and Lidia Kelly
    BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia bombed Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the Islamic State fighters it said it was targeting and drawing an increasingly angry response from the West. The U.S.-led coalition that is waging its own air war against Islamic State called on the Russians to halt strikes on targets other than Islamic State. "We call on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians and to focus its efforts on fighting ISIL," said the coalition, which includes the United States, major...
  • Hillary Clinton, Bane of the Secret Service

    10/02/2015 8:55:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | October 1, 2015 | Deroy Murdock
    Good morning, ma’am,” a member of the uniformed Secret Service once greeted Hillary Clinton. “F*** off,” she replied. That exchange is one among many that active and retired Secret Service agents shared with Ronald Kessler, author of (First Family Detail), a compelling look at the intrepid personnel who shield America’s presidents and their families — and at those whom they guard.[snip] Ronald Kessler has studied the Secret Service and its relationships with dozens of presidents, vice presidents, and their families. His astonishment at Hillary Clinton’s inhumanity should reverberate inside every American’s head. As he told me: “No one would hire...
  • OSCE says spots deadly Russian rocket system in Ukraine for first time

    10/02/2015 4:33:12 AM PDT · by ETL · 25 replies
    Reuters, via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Anton Zverev
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - International monitors say they have spotted a new kind of Russian weapons system in rebel-held Ukraine this week, possible evidence of Moscow's continued interest in Ukraine even as it focuses on Syria. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which is monitoring a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, reported that its monitors had seen a mobile TOS-1 'Buratino' weapons system for the first time. The Buratino is equipped with thermobaric warheads which spread a flammable liquid around a target and then ignite it. It can destroy several city blocks in one strike and cause indiscriminate damage. Only...
  • Chris Harper Mercer, Oregon Gunman, Is Recalled as a Recluse Close to His Mother

    10/02/2015 3:30:59 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 70 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. . 2, 2015
    Chris Harper Mercer, the man identified as the gunman in the deadly rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, was a withdrawn young man who neighbors said wore the same outfit every day — combat boots, green Army pants and a white T-shirt — and was close to his mother, who fiercely protected him. Neighbors in Winchester, Ore., and Torrance, Calif., where Mr. Mercer, 26, lived with his mother, Laurel Harper, remember a reclusive and seemingly fragile young man with a shaved head and dark glasses who seemed to recoil from social interaction. “He always seemed anxious,”...
  • Oregon gunman Chris Harper-Mercer lived in Torrance, graduated from Switzer Center (Special School)

    10/01/2015 9:49:14 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 62 replies
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 10/01/15, 7:33 PM PDT | Larry Altman, Nick Green
    Chris Harper-Mercer, the man accused of opening fire at a rural Oregon community college Thursday, formerly lived in the South Bay and attended a school for teens with emotional disabilities. Records show Harper-Mercer, 20, lived in a ground-floor apartment on Arlington Avenue at 230th Street in Torrance with his mother, Laurel Harper, from 2011 to 2013. The owner of the building said he did not know them and neighbors did not recall them. But current residents, greeted by reporters knocking at their doors late Thursday, were shocked to learn that the man suspected of committing the nation’s latest mass shooting...
  • Andy Beshear calls for heroin solutions that his dad already signed into law

    10/01/2015 8:45:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 9/28/2015 | John Cheves
    Andy Beshear, the Democratic nominee for attorney general, has been promoting his plan to fight heroin use in Kentucky, including mandatory minimum prison terms for dealers, better access to anti-overdose medication for emergency workers and a "Good Samaritan law" that legally protects drug users who report an overdose to authorities, all of which he says should be done "without further delay." But Beshear's proposals — featured on his campaign website — already are the law. They were included in last winter's hotly debated Senate Bill 192, signed by his father, Gov. Steve Beshear, in March, and crafted in part by...
  • Chris Harper Mercer’s Politics: What You Need to Know (Media Claims He Was Conservative Republican)

    10/01/2015 8:39:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    Heavy ^ | October 1, 2015 | Paul Farrell
    The man suspected of killing multiple people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, identified himself as a Conservative Republican on his dating profile at Spiritual Passions. The shooter has been named as Chris Harper Mercer, 26. On that site, Harper Mercer says that he is mixed-race. In a blog posting on Kick Ass Torrents in September, Harper Mercer wrote that he didn’t agree with Black Lives Matter protesters but that he thought police brutality was a problem in America. Chris Harper Mercer, dating, sex, romance, single, girlfriend, okcupid, tinder (Spiritual Passions) Speaking to the Roseburg News Review, a witness...
  • Riyadh Raps Russian Strikes

    10/01/2015 7:58:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Arab News ^ | Friday 2 October 2015
    Saudi Arabia has expressed deep concern over Russia’s airstrikes in Syria, saying there was no evidence of Daesh operating in the areas targeted and that innocent civilians had been killed. Russia launched several strikes in Hama and Homs on Thursday, the second day of operations, with Kremlin officials saying that they targeted members of Daesh. Russian warplanes bombed a camp run by CIA-trained rebels, the group’s commander said. Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Moallemi, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the UN, criticized Russia’s actions in a speech delivered at the Security Council on Wednesday. “As for those countries that have claimed recently...
  • Border Officers Rescue Men Entering US Illegally

    10/01/2015 7:53:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 10/1 | Brie Stimson
    US Customs and Border Protection officers launched a helicopter rescue operation Sunday after a group attempting to enter the US illegally called 911. Unsure where they were and with one person needing medical attention, the group sent CBP officers photos of their surroundings from cell phones. A crew member on the helicpoter recognized the location, and officers made the rescue by the top of Otay Mountain near the border. “Cell phone technology and cell phone service in border areas have come a long way, and are often used as a lifeline by people trying to cross illegally into the U.S.,”...
  • Republican AG Association continues to press link between Andy Beshear and President Obama in new ad

    10/01/2015 7:40:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    cn|2 Pure Poltics ^ | 10/01/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    The Republican Attorneys General Association has launched a new television ad released Thursday again linking Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear with President Barack Obama. A female narrator in the ad, titled “Follow the Money,” says Beshear has collected “hundreds of thousands from the same liberal donors who funded Barack Obama.” “Why? Because Beshear would support Obama’s policies, putting Obama ahead of Kentucky,” the narrator says in the 30-second spot, which can be viewed here: Scott Will, executive director of RAGA, said in a statement, “You may not always know what Andy Beshear stands for, but you know who he...
  • Obama: 'Our thoughts and prayers are not enough' (STFU)

    10/01/2015 6:50:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 43 replies Portland ^ | Occtober 1, 2015 | David Jackson
    A visibly frustrated President Obama offered condolences to the victims of the mass shooting at an Oregon college on Thursday, but he added that "our thoughts and prayers are not enough" to stem an epidemic of mass shootings in the United States. Having now spoken after 15 such senseless killings during his administration, Obama again called for "common sense" legislation aimed at preventing gun violence, and he mocked opponents of past initiatives he has pushed. "Each time this happens, I'm going to bring this up," Obama said during emotional remarks in the White House press room. Obama said he has...
  • UCC SHOOTING RAMPAGE: At least 10 reported dead including shooter (VIDEO) [Updates]

    10/01/2015 6:37:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Roseville News-Review ^ | October 1, 2015 | Ian Campbell
    A gunman opened fire at 10:38 this morning, killing 10 people, while wounding 7 others at Umpqua Community College. Three of the wounded are listed in critical condition, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said during a 4:45 p.m. press conference today. The identities of the shooter and the victims were unavailable at press time. At least 11 had been transported to Mercy Medial Center, according to Mercy spokeswoman Kathleen Nickel, and two of those died. One victim was life-flighted north. As many as 10 victims were dead and the alleged shooter was reportedly killed. Kortney Moore, 18, from Rogue River,...