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  • [Uganda] Nodding Disease Victim Sodomized by HIV Positive Man

    04/24/2014 5:12:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Red Pepper ^ | 4/23/2014
    Kitgum police is under the spot for releasing an HIV positive man accused of sodomizing a victim of the nodding disease under unclear circumstances.The suspect has been identified as Michael Olanya, a resident of Awere Village in Okidi Parish in Kitgum district.Luka Nyeko, the Kitgum LC V chairperson claims that Olanya sodomized his 13-year-old victim on April 12th, 2014. The family of the teenager filed a complaint at Okidi Police Post, which picked up the suspect but released him shortly after.Luka says the family of the suspect brought the matter to his attention after Police released the perpetrator on bond....
  • California Senate takes 'ethics refresher course' Wednesday (because of shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/24/2014 1:56:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/23/14 | Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California State Senate held an "ethics refresher course" for its members after federal indictments were issued against two senators and a third was convicted. Senate leaders are hoping to regain the public's trust. The purpose of the course is to teach members and their staffs to avoid potentially compromising situations. It's the latest in a series of moves by senate leaders aimed at putting political distance between them and their colleagues facing criminal charges. The leader of California's state senate stopped all regular business on Wednesday so everyone could go "back to school" in a...
  • Stunner! Benghazi Was a Base for Illegal Arms Shipments to Syria

    04/22/2014 6:31:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 88 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | April 22, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Illegal arms were shipped to Syrian rebels from Libya and this could be the reason Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton lied and claimed the attack on the consulate was the result of a video. Seymour Hirsch published an investigative report stating that there is an addendum to the Senate Intelligence Committee report which explains what the CIA was doing in Benghazi. Our government was shipping arms from Libya through Turkey to Syrian rebels before we realized they were al-Qaida. The reason the government lied was probably to conceal an illegal operation to arm Syrian rebels. Ambassador Stevens was the coordinator....
  • Quinn Campaign Wonders: Black Republicans Like Jewish Nazis?

    04/23/2014 8:08:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 23, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is in some hot water with the Jewish community after his campaign tweeted—and then quietly deleted—several messages urging backers to read an article comparing black Republican voters to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis. Chicago Sun Times readers were stunned last week to find that writer Neil Steinberg has penned a column comparing black supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis against their brethren. “As a general rule, individuals will sell out the interests of their groups in return for personal benefit,” Steinberg wrote in his column, which...
  • Watchdog: IRS Employees Who Owed Taxes Paid $1M in Bonuses

    04/23/2014 7:08:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    FoxNews Insider ^ | April 23, 2014 | Staff
    A watchdog group has found that IRS employees who owed back taxes were still paid $1 million in bonuses. Read more about this story below, via FoxNews.com: The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that while for the most part the reward program for IRS workers complied with federal regulations, employees who had themselves failed to pay their federal taxes and had discipline problems were also rewarded.
  • Jenny Beth Martin on IRS Revelations (TEA Party Patriots)

    04/23/2014 6:45:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 4 replies
    Sonoran News ^ | 4-23-2014 | Jenny Beth Martin
    APRIL 23, 2014 Jenny Beth Martin on IRS Revelations WOODSTOCK, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement in response to the recent revelations on the extent of the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS. "On Wednesday, we saw another example of how the Obama administration has turned government ‘Of the People’ upside-down.   "Instead of the Department of Justice investigating the IRS targeting of innocent Americans, we learned they were preparing to investigate groups like ours with absolutely no evidence of wrongdoing.  And where there is evidence of a crime at the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 24 April 2014

    04/23/2014 6:00:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops & Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ GETTING UNDERWAY U.S. Navy sailors lower the American flag as they get underway after concluding exercise Baltic Operations 2013 in Kiel, Germany, June 25, 2013. The sailors are assigned to the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney. BALTOPS is an annual multinational exercise to enhance maritime capabilities and interoperability with partner nations, and promote maritime safety and security in the Baltic Sea. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Collin Turner Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family...
  • Another Bush Seeks The White House; America’s Response Should Send A Clear Message

    04/23/2014 5:39:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 23, 2014 | B Christopher Agee
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reportedly confirmed mounting suspicions that he wants to be the third member of his immediate family to occupy the White House. In a recent appearance at a New York fundraiser, Politico reports that he told attendees he is “thinking about running for president.” Apparently, a number of the approximately 200 individuals gathered for the event were receptive to the announcement, leading Bush to ask them to “call and tell [his] mom” about the decision. The politician, however, is a much tougher sell for members of his party overall – especially among those who call themselves...
  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The decision clears the way for official changes to Manning's military records, but does not compel the military to treat the soldier previously known as Bradley Edward Manning as a woman. That includes not being moved from the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, where Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence, to a prison with a women's unit, or receiving the counseling and hormone...
  • Chicago Weatherman Sends One Of The Best Gun Control

    04/23/2014 5:04:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Downtrend ^ | 4/22 | Brian Anderson
    The Windy City is supposed to be the model of gun control the rest of the nation should follow to keep our streets safe. They have guns laws that make California look like Texas. The only problem is, those pesky criminals don’t follow the laws and Chicago is a bloody war zone. Over the Easter weekend, 9 people were shot to death with another 36 wounded by gunfire. Enter Paul Konrad. He’s the morning news meteorologist for WGN. Now you wouldn’t expect that a local weatherman would have much to say about gun control or the violence that is tearing...
  • The Accused Kansas Killer's Neo-Pagan Religion

    04/23/2014 4:12:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Frazier Glenn Cross is a white supremacist, an avowed anti-Semite and an accused killer. But he is not, as many think, a Christian. Cross, who also goes by the name Glenn Miller, is accused of killing three people – all Christians - on Sunday at Jewish institutions in Overland Park, Kansas. Authorities are weighing whether to file hate-crime charges against Cross, who is suspected of targeting Jews. The 73-year-old has espoused anti-Semitism for decades. He also founded racist groups like a branch of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Both...
  • The Growing Perils of the Cashless Future

    04/23/2014 3:32:14 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 April 14 | Michael Kling
    We're finally on the brink of the cashless society that futurists and other have been forecasting for years. The average consumer owns at least two credit cards and early adopters have begun ditching plastic for virtual wallets. Even businesses that used to rely heavily on cash — think taxis, food trucks or even craft fairs — can now go cashless, thanks to new technology like Square. Yet, the more we abandon paper bills for plastic, smartphone payments and even cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the perils of the new, cashless economy are becoming more apparent. Recent security breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus...
  • Photos Prove Putin a Liar

    04/23/2014 2:21:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 23, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Video at the link Vladimir Putin has insisted that there are no Russian troops in eastern Ukraine - just like he insisted there were no Russian troops in Crimea until he admitted it last week. Now, the New York Times reports there are photos that clearly show known Russian military and intelligence people mixed in with pro-Russian militias, fomenting strife in Eastern Ukraine. For two weeks, the mysteriously well-armed, professional gunmen known as “green men” have seized Ukrainian government sites in town after town, igniting a brush fire of separatist unrest across eastern Ukraine. Strenuous denials from the Kremlin have...
  • Years of Living Hypocritically: Five Alarmist Celebs and Their Double Standards

    04/23/2014 11:32:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    News Busters ^ | 4-22-14 | Sean Long
    They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities’ lifestyles are far from an environmentalist’s dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly promote. Showtime’s new climate change series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” premiered April 13, 2014, slightly more than a week before Earth Day 2014. It relies on several wealthy, Hollywood celebrities to spread fear about climate change. While these actors and directors talk a lot about reducing carbon footprints and saving the world, they haven’t given up their own enormous mansions and private jets. Director James Cameron, former Governor Arnold...
  • Nevada rancher and former Shoshone chief's range war with BLM predates Bundy standoff

    04/22/2014 11:46:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | April 22, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Long before Cliven Bundy faced down federal agents in his dispute with the Bureau of Land Management over grazing rights, fellow Nevada rancher Raymond Yowell, an 84-year-old former Shoshone chief, watched as the BLM seized his herd. Adding to that, since 2008 they've taken his money as well -- in the form of a piece of his Social Security checks. Yowell's 132 head of cattle had grazed for decades on the South Fork Western Shoshone Indian Reservation in northeastern Nevada until 2002, when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) -- the same agency at odds with Bundy -- seized them....
  • Chilling unearthed video: Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger says, ‘No more babies’

    04/23/2014 8:25:42 AM PDT · by topher · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Apr 22, 2014 16:33 EST | by Ben Johnson
    LONDON, April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A chilling video has surfaced of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger telling a British interviewer her goal is to see vast swaths of the world produce “no more babies.” The 1947 one-minute newsreel features an interview in London's Dorchester Hotel conducted by John Parsons. Sanger is referred to as “Margaret Slee,” reflecting her second marriage to James Slee.
  • BURNING MAN IS MOVING IN DIRECTLY NEXT DOOR TO BUNDY RANCH. MEET 'BUNDYFEST.'

    04/23/2014 7:40:21 AM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    Politix ^ | 4/23/2014 | Dain Fitzgerald
    Some folks involved with the annual Burning Man festival plan on staging a counter-standoff to the one currently taken up by Bundy in his ongoing challenge to the feds over grazing rights. The video below posted by progressive activist Sean Shealy details the plan for a month-long shindig to be held after the official Burning Man proceedings that will take place directly across from Bundy Ranch. The "anything goes" action promises hundreds of bands, as many as 50,000 revelers, "total freedom," and of course full nudity. "You're free to let it all hang out right there, just like Bundy's cattle,"...
  • Tally of persons kidnapped by Russian-backed insurgents in Ukraine’s east grows to 13 (UPDATE)

    04/23/2014 7:28:16 AM PDT · by Agog · 11 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 04/23/2014 | Kyiv Post
    Thirteeen persons, including journalists, have been kidnapped over the past week in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Sloviansk and Horlivka, according to Kyiv Post reporting and that of Donetsk-based news website Novosti Donbassa. Some have been released while two have been found dead.
  • Tea Party Thumps Establishment GOP In FL-19 Special Primary

    04/23/2014 7:15:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/23/14 | George Rasley
    The reports that the Tea Party movement is dead were once again put to the lie as CHQ endorsed first-time candidate businessman Curt Clawson soundly defeated the Republican establishment’s candidates, state Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and former state Representative Dr. Paige Kreegel, in the Florida Congressional District 19 Special Primary to become the Republican nominee in the upcoming Special Election to replace Congressman Trey Radel. Clawson ran as the self-styled “outsider” and began his campaign by focusing on a Jack Kemp – Ronald Reagan-style pro-growth economic agenda. Clawson also stated his opposition to the current House Republican leadership’s re-election. Benaquisto and...
  • Most Voters Favor Prayer, Minus Jesus, at Public Meetings

    04/23/2014 6:54:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | April 22, 2014 | Cathy Lynn Grossman
    The U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on the constitutionality of prayer at public meetings. But a new survey finds U.S. voters clearly favor prayer – as long as the public prayer is generic and not specifically Christian. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind survey asked about attitudes on high profile cases before the court, includingGreece v. Galloway. That case addresses whether elected officials can open public meetings with religiously specific prayers, such as praying in Jesus’ name. A Jew and an atheist brought suit in Greece, N.Y., saying the Christian prayers excluded many citizens and violated the Constitution, which bans government...
  • Tragic Earth Day news for green propagandists: Americans believe in God than man-made global warming

    04/22/2014 5:33:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Apr 2014 | James Delingpole
    More Americans believe in God than in man-made global warming ... how remarkably resilient Americans are in the face of relentless environmental brainwashing. The schools, the universities, the government, the green NGOs, Hollywood and the MSM have invested billions of man hours and dollars trying to persuade them that climate change is the greatest threat of our age. But according to this survey, only 33 per cent are buying it - ... all the latest research suggests that the importance of CO2 and other greenhouse gases has been grossly exaggerated in the various computer models predicting catastrophic global warming, which...
  • The U.S. Cut Military Spending in 2013, While These Two Global Powers Did the Opposite

    04/23/2014 6:26:00 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 14 Apr 14 | Elizabeth Kreft
    Global military spending dropped by nearly two percent in 2013, led by the United States which dropped it’s spending by 7.8 percent. By contrast, the military industrial complexes in Russia and China are bustling; seeing a 4.8 and 7.4 percent increase, respectively. "For the first time since 2003, Russia spent a larger percentage of it’s Gross Domestic Product on military expenses than the United States… " The U.S. dropped spending from roughly $690 Billion in 2012, to $640 Billion in 2013, shrinking to 3.8 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. The reduction is noted in real terms, which means the...
  • Under Russia, Life in Crimea Grows Chaotic

    04/23/2014 6:16:03 AM PDT · by No One Special · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | Neil MacFarquhar
    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — After Russia annexed Crimea practically overnight, the Russian bureaucrats handling passports and residence permits inhabited the building of their Ukrainian predecessors, where Roman Nikolayev now waits daily with a seemingly mundane question. His daughter and granddaughter were newly arrived from Ukraine when they suddenly found themselves in a different country, so he wonders if they can become legal residents. But he cannot get inside to ask because he is No. 4,475 on the waiting list for passports. At most, 200 people are admitted each day from the crowd churning around the tall, rusty iron gate. “They set...
  • The NRA Quietly Backs Down On Domestic Violence

    04/23/2014 4:05:41 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 39 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 4/22/2014 | Laura Basset & Christina Wilkie
    WASHINGTON -- For nearly a decade, the National Rifle Association successfully blocked a bill in Washington state that would have required alleged domestic abusers to surrender their firearms after being served with a protective order. Only those actually convicted of felony domestic violence, the nation's largest gun lobby argued, should be made to forfeit their gun rights. This past year, the NRA changed its tune. As the bill, HB 1840, once again moved through the state legislature, the gun lobby made a backroom deal with lawmakers, agreeing to drop its public opposition to it in exchange for a few minor...
  • State Executes Convicted Killer William Rousan (Missouri Cattle Robbery)

    04/23/2014 12:11:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Missourinet ^ | April 23, 2014 | Mike Lear
    The state has carried out the execution of 57-year-old William Rousan, who was convicted of the 1993 murders of a rural southeast Missouri couple in 1993. He died by lethal injection at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center at Bonne Terre, not far from where he committed the murders for which he was condemned. A lethal dose of pentobarbital was administered at approximately 12:01. When the curtain to the execution chamber was pulled back, Rousan was speaking continuously and looked at two people in the chamber where witnesses there for him sat. Some witnesses thought he told them, “I...
  • G.M. Seeks to Fend Off Lawsuits Over Switch

    04/22/2014 8:29:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2014 | By HILARY STOUT and BILL VLASIC
    General Motors moved on Tuesday to prevent future safety lapses by expanding its oversight of problematic vehicles even as the automaker continued to take an aggressive legal posture in dealing with its past missteps. General Motors has asked a federal bankruptcy judge to dismiss dozens of potentially costly lawsuits filed against the company over its handling of a defective ignition switch in millions of cars, and to bar similar cases in the future. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------snip---------------------- But the move carried risks, too. A coalition of eight of class-action plaintiffs countered with a lawsuit in the same bankruptcy court seeking to void that...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Farm Animal Are You? ~ 23 April 2014

    04/22/2014 6:00:24 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 141 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want To Know..... What Farm Animal Are You? Click here and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Heller calls for BLM hearings during appearance with Reid (Sen. Heller calls them 'Patriots')

    04/22/2014 4:39:06 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    KSNV ^ | Updated: 4/18 6:26 pm
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) — Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., called for Congressional hearings into the BLM’s stand-off with cattle rancher Cliven Bundy. Heller requested the hearings during a joint appearance today with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on the KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” Nevada’s junior senator noted that he wants to determine “who drove” BLM policy into the tense standoff that ended Saturday. Heller said that he took issue with the BLM “coming in with a paramilitary army. It made a lot of people very uncomfortable.” “It’s obvious,” Reid noted, “the federal government can’t just walk...
  • Criminals Using Drones To Find Marijuana Farms, Steal Their Crop

    04/22/2014 4:05:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    BetaBeat ^ | 4/22 | Jordyn Taylor
    Criminal gangs in the UK’s Shropshire county are using drones to locate marijuana farms, and then blackmailing the farms’ owners or straight up stealing their weed, ITProPortal reports. It’s a tactic that law enforcement authorities worldwide have been employing for years — using thermal imaging to detect possible locations of grow houses. Marijuana requires hot temperatures and hydroponic lamps to grow, meaning that grow houses generally emit a ton of heat, and show up on cops’ thermal cameras. Now, criminals are reportedly using the same technique, except they’re hooking the thermal cameras up to unmanned drones, and joining police in...
  • Rep. Eagle on DUI Arrest: Not 'Complete and Accurate Picture' (Drunken Taco Bell Run)

    04/22/2014 3:13:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Naples News ^ | April 22, 2014
    A Southwest Florida lawmaker who advocated for a new state law to drug test all elected officials was arrested early Monday and accused of drunken driving, Tallahassee Police Department officials say. State Rep. Dane Eagle, 30, R-Cape Coral, was arrested around 2 a.m. after hitting a curb and running a red light near the campus of Florida State University, police say. Tallahassee police say Eagle’s vehicle was first noticed after leaving a Taco Bell near the university campus. “When the defendant exited, he stumbled to his left and fell against the rear passenger door of his vehicle,” the police report...
  • Ala. State Lawmaker’s Awesome Gun Float/Babecue [sic]

    04/22/2014 10:57:42 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    National Review-The Corner ^ | 4-22-2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Ala. State Lawmaker’s Awesome Gun Float/Barbecue By Andrew Johnson April 22, 2014 1:29 PM Alabama state representative Steve Hurst has found a way to combine three American favorites — parades, gun rights, and barbecues — in one float: a large revolver.The Republican lawmaker, who also runs Haynes Street Pawn and Gun Shop in Talladega, has been parading around the giant firearm at local events to get the word out on his campaign, and signal his strong support for the Second Amendment. Hurst was one of the voices behind the state’s recent “castle doctrine” law, according to the Alabama Media Group.Thus...
  • Colo. lawmakers get blunt, move to tighten marijuana rules after two deaths

    04/22/2014 5:54:36 AM PDT · by catnipman · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/21/14 | Valerie Richardson
    The Mile High City was jammed with pot revelers Sunday for the annual 4/20 festival, but the mood was far from celebratory Monday as state legislators moved to tighten rules on marijuana products in the wake of two tragic deaths. The Colorado House passed unanimously bills to set possession limits for concentrated forms of marijuana such as hash oil, and to make cookies, candy and other foods infused with pot more easily identifiable. ... But industry officials aren’t thrilled with the edibles bill, which will require the state Department of Revenue to adopt rules by Jan. 1, 2016, that require...
  • "Without God, people can do as they please"

    04/22/2014 8:33:32 AM PDT · by No One Special · 25 replies
    Catallaxy Files ^ | April 21, 2014 | Steve Kates
    One of the most enlightening books I have ever come across was The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success by Rodney Stark. And at the very end of this book there is a quote from a Chinese scholar who had been part of an investigation into the causes of Western economic success. This is a direct quote of what this Chinese scholar had said: One of the things we were asked to look at was the success, in fact, the pre-eminence of the West, all over the world. We studied everything we could from...
  • U.S. Releases Another $1 Billion to Iran ($2.55 billion since February)

    04/22/2014 8:23:11 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Adam Kredo
    The United States has released $1 billion in cash assets to Iran in April alone under the interim nuclear deal aimed at ratcheting back Iran’s nuclear program, according to the White House. The Obama administration unfroze Iranian assets totaling $550 million on April 10 and another $450 million on April 15. The United States has now released $2.55 billion to Iran since February, when the scheduled cash infusions first began. The cash releases were contingent upon Iran halting some aspects of its nuclear program and scaling back its stockpiles of highly enriched uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon....
  • Lenin's Popularity Highest in Years on Revolutionary's 144th Birthday

    04/22/2014 8:01:50 AM PDT · by No One Special · 61 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | April 22, 2014 | Vladimir Filonov
    Supporters of Vladimir Lenin flocked to Red Square on Tuesday to celebrate the 144th anniversary of the revolutionary's birthday. Support for the legacy of Bolshevik revolutionary Vladimir Lenin is on the rise, a poll published on the eve of the 144th anniversary of his birth showed. Asked what they thought about Lenin's contribution to Russian history, 38 percent of Russians said his influence had been "mostly positive." The survey, conducted by the independent Levada Center pollster and published Monday, showed a steady increase in Lenin's popularity since 2006, when only 29 percent rated his influence as mostly positive. The figure...
  • CIA was Involved in Benghazi Attack

    04/10/2014 8:07:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | April 9, 2014 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    t has been learned that one week prior to the Benghazi attacks that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, CIA Director David Petraeus met with his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan. This finding, reported by Hurrieyt at the time, further bolsters brand new claims by Seymour M. Hersh, the man who broke the Abu Ghraib prison scandal story in 2004. In early 2012, the Obama administration, along with the administration of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reached an agreement that would have Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia provide funding for an operation run by then CIA Director David Petraeus (the Petraeus...
  • Huckabee: No Social Issues, No Evangelical Votes

    04/22/2014 5:26:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 149 replies
    CBN ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | David Brody
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee warned if the Republican Party ignores social issues in the upcoming national elections, then evangelical voters will simply stay home. The evangelical vote in America has been a key ingredient in deciding who becomes the Republican nominee for president. Polling bears that out. Yet the social issues near and dear to the hearts of evangelicals are under attack within Republican circles. A few years ago, former Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind., wanted to declare a truce on the hot button social issues. "All I was saying was we are going to need to unify all kinds...
  • Children 'no longer care' about winning or losing in sports

    04/22/2014 4:04:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 22, 2014 | Graeme Paton, Education Editor
    Research by the MCC and the Chance to Shine cricketing charity suggests that large numbers of schoolchildren no longer care if the competitive element is taken out of sport Most children would not be bothered if the competitive element was taken out of school sport, according to research by the MCC. Most children would not be bothered if the competitive element was taken out of school sport, according to research by the MCC. Photo: Alamy Graeme Paton Britain risks losing its competitive edge because a generation of children is no longer interested in winning on the sporting field, according to...
  • DSS Debacle: Six Months in the Making (Guilford County's food stamp mess)

    04/22/2014 2:39:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 4/17/14 | SCOTT D. YOST
    The Guilford County Department of Social Services (DSS) scandal has left a mountain of questions in its wake as to how it came about, and now county officials investigating the matter are finally starting to get some answers. **SNIP** One Guilford County DSS employee told the Rhino Times this week that the problems in the department go very deep and this latest crisis is just one manifestation of those issues. “No management manages,” the employee wrote in an email. “No policy is completely followed. People are authorized benefits that are not thoroughly evaluated. Workers have to keep authorizing clients that...
  • Here’s What CBS Said in Response to Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims About Its Reporting Bias

    04/21/2014 7:11:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Blaze ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Original Title:Here’s What CBS Had to Say in Response to Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims About Network’s Reporting Bias CBS News on Monday responded to its former employee Sharyl Attkisson’s claims that the network indirectly discouraged her from doing investigative reporting critical of the Obama administration. Attkisson reported extensively on Benghazi and the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. The ex-CBS reporter later revealed that she didn’t run into the same roadblocks while reporting on issues that hurt former President George W. Bush. She blamed a lot of the bias problems on special and corporate interests. n response to Attkisson’s public comments, CBS...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Base Coronado, California ~ 22 APRIL 2014

    04/21/2014 6:00:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Base Coronado, CaliforniaNaval Base Coronado (NBC) is a consolidated Navy installation encompassing eight military facilities stretching from San Clemente Island, located seventy miles west of San Diego, California, to the La Posta Mountain Warfare Training Facility and Camp Morena, located sixty miles east of San Diego.In 1997, Naval Base Coronado was created, incorporating seven separate Naval installations under one Commanding Officer. Those facilities include: Naval Air Station North Island; Naval Amphibious Base Coronado; Outlying Field Imperial Beach; Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island; Silver Strand Training Complex, formerly known...
  • North Korean Nuclear Site Steps up Activities ahead of Obama's South Korea Visit

    04/21/2014 5:07:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    IBTimes ^ | April 21, 2014 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    North Korean Nuclear Site Steps up Activities ahead of Obama's South Korea Visit By Vasudevan Sridharan April 21, 2014 09:41 GMT North Korea is believed to have stepped up activities at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site ahead of US President Barack Obama's two-day visit to South Korea from 26 April. "The Punggye-ri nuclear test site has shown increased movement of vehicles and forces compared to the past. South Korean and US forces have been closely monitoring the latest development to detect signs of another test," a senior South Korean military official told Yonhap news agency. North Korea had earlier threatened...
  • Obamacare enrollment in South Carolina keeps climbing, tops 100K (But only half have paid)

    04/21/2014 5:07:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Lauren Saussar
    Although the deadline to sign up for an Obamacare insurance plan has officially past, the number of South Carolinians who are enrolled keeps climbing. The S.C. Department of Insurance reported Friday that 114,789 individuals selected a plan on the federal exchange through April 15 - up from an estimate of 97,000 earlier this month. The deadline to sign up for insurance was technically March 31, but the federal government granted an extension through mid-April to applicants who encountered any difficulty enrolling. The newly enrolled must pay their first premium by May 1 to become insured. To date, only 67,846 of...
  • HOLLYWOOD CHILD RAPE SCANDAL: THREE EXECS NAMED AS ALLEGED ABUSERS

    04/21/2014 4:28:20 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | John Nolte
    Lawsuits alleging the sexual abuse of minors in a Hollywood pedophilia ring were filed in Hawaii Monday against three prominent Hollywood executives: David Neuman, Gary Goddard, and Garth Ancier. The suits were announced at the Four Seasons Hotel by Jeff Herman, the attorney representing Michael Egan, the man who alleges he was sexually abused by "X-Men" director Bryan Singer as a teen. Variety reports that: Ancier is the former president of BBC Worldwide America and headed the Fox entertainment group while Neuman is the former president of Disney TV. Goddard heads a design firm in Los Angeles which has created...
  • Divide and Conquer

    04/21/2014 3:56:20 PM PDT · by No One Special · 3 replies
    JR Nyquist Website ^ | April 21, 2014 | JR Nyquist
    I recently asked a Polish journalist friend his ideas regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. He gave me a five point answer: (1) The Ukrainians are fighting against Russia’s corrupt version of so-called capitalism; (2) Russia is trying to portray Ukraine as a non-state; (3) Putin is rebuilding the former Soviet Union’s empire, extending Moscow’s influence over specific economic sectors; (4) Moscow’s ultimate goal is to completely push the United States out of Europe, using a new anti-American ideology; (5) Meanwhile, Moscow relies heavily on the West’s readiness to compromise on everything and anything to preserve their access to Russian...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370: Eighth Drone Mission to Sea Bed Fails to Find Wreckage

    04/21/2014 3:23:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 Apr 14 | Divya Avasthy
    The eighth underwater drone mission to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has failed to find any evidence of plane wreckage on the sea bed. The Bluefin-21 submarine employed for the task has so far screened over two-thirds of the narrowed search area. The underwater hunt is expected to finish within this week, Since its fourth mission, the submarine was reprogrammed to scour the seas 604 feet below its permissible limit of 14,800 feet. The part of the Indian Ocean narrowed down for the search is deeper than the previously estimated range at some places, "The [underwater drone]...
  • U.S. intelligence chief bars unauthorized contacts with reporters on all intel-related matters

    04/21/2014 3:17:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    McClatchy ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jonathan S. Landay
    Employees of U.S. intelligence agencies have been barred from discussing without authorization any intelligence-related matter - even if it isn’t classified - with journalists, under a new directive issued by Director of National Security James Clapper. Intelligence agency employees who violate the policy could suffer career-ending losses of their security clearances or out-right termination, and those who disclose classified information could face criminal prosecution, according to the directive signed by Clapper on March 20. Under the order, only the director or deputy head of an intelligence agency, public affairs officials and those authorized by a public affairs official may have...
  • [The other Nevada Senator] Heller sees Bundy, allies as ‘patriots’

    04/21/2014 2:51:51 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Steve Benen
    Last Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) responded to the standoff at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch in very forceful terms. “Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not,” Reid said. “They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” A day later, Reid appeared alongside his fellow Nevada senator, Republican Dean Heller, for a joint appearance on Las Vegas’ NBC affiliate. They apparently don’t see eye to eye. “What Sen. Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots,” GOP Sen. Dean Heller said during the rare joint appearance on KSNV-TV. “We have a very different view on this.” […]...
  • Alaska Senate and Florida House Pass Convention of States Application

    04/21/2014 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 36 replies
    Convention of States Project ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jim Kinney
    Momentum for the Convention of States Project has spread from the peach trees of Georgia to the mountains of Alaska to the beaches of Florida. The Alaska Senate passed the Convention of States application (HJR 22) on Saturday by a vote of 12-8, and the Florida House passed the Convention of States application (SM 476) today by a voice vote. Congratulations to our teams in Alaska and Florida! They’ve done a fantastic job and deserve all the credit for this important victory. Thanks to everyone who made a call or wrote an email–your voice was heard, and we’re two steps...
  • Bill Kristol Floats Hillary Clinton–David Petraeus Ticket in 2016, Is Wrong

    04/21/2014 2:13:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/21 | Joe Coscarelli
    Because what Hillary Clinton really needs is a running mate who resigned in disgrace over an affair with a much younger woman, a.k.a. a constant reminder of the darkest time in her public and private life. If that sounds like the dream scenario of a desperate neocon who would like to drudge up that ugliness over and over again in columns for months come election time, that's because it is! Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol credits his "savvy friend" with the prediction in a bizarre parenthetical in his weekly email newsletter that promises "timely observations and reflections." Earlier in the...