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  • Ebola riot in Sierra Leone kills two as WHO to launch vaccine trials

    10/23/2014 1:55:56 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 5 replies
    Sowetan Live ^ | October 23, 2014 | By Sapa-AFP
    [cut] Meanwhile doctors said Wednesday two people died in a riot the day before in eastern Sierra Leone, which erupted when health workers tried to take a blood sample from a 90-year-old woman suspected of having Ebola. Several buildings were attacked and gangs of youths roamed the streets shouting "No more Ebola!" Sierra Leone and neighbouring Guinea and Liberia are the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak, the world's worst ever, which has killed more than 4,500 people including a handful outside the region. Health teams are working desperately to slow the alarming spread of the virus, with experts warning the...
  • Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    10/22/2014 8:52:13 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 41 replies
    atlanta journal constipation ^ | 10/22/14 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON — A 23-year-old Maryland man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. The incident came about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the same lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion before he was felled in the ceremonial East Room and taken into custody. That embarrassing Sept. 19 incident preceded the disclosure of other serious Secret Service breaches in security for President Barack Obama and ultimately led to Julia...
  • Watch Dana Loesch Coax Confession from Van Jones about Sarah Palin: "We were scared!"

    10/22/2014 11:54:52 AM PDT · by absentee · 42 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/21/14 | Caleb Howe
    On CNN Tuesday night, activist and former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones and television and radio host and author of "Hands Off My Gun" Dana Loesch discussed the latest Palin-bashing extravaganza the media is currently wallowing in. During the festivities, Van Jones let it slip that maybe Sarah Palin wasn't as dumb and worthless as Democrats have tried to paint her for every second of every day since the moment she took the national stage. He opined:  Sarah Palin .. people forget. She had the Democratic party shaking in our boots in 2008. She came out, she gave that speech...
  • In Senate races, little talk of Ferguson. Will that hurt black voter turnout?

    10/22/2014 4:55:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor's DC Decoder ^ | October 22, 2014 | Francine Kiefer
    African-Americans are engaged in intense discussions about the race and justice issues raised this summer. But the Senate candidates – many in tight races that could determine control of the chamber – aren’t talking about Ferguson.Ankeny, Iowa — In the razor-thin Senate race in Iowa, Tara Patterson, a sought-after African-American voter, is deeply disappointed that neither candidate is talking about what’s most important to her: race and justice issues that can be summed up in one word, Ferguson. The mother of a son in middle school and another in high school says she wants “African-American boys to be able to...
  • Will Michelle Obama go into politics next?

    10/22/2014 7:28:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Post's Page Six ^ | October 22, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Michelle Obama is being urged by her husband’s true believers to move to California when she leaves the White House and to pursue the US Senate seat expected to be vacated by Dianne Feinstein in 2018. The oldest member of the Senate, Feinstein, 81, has strongly suggested this will be her last term, Richard Turley will report in Orbmagazine.com on Thursday. The first couple haven’t said where they’ll go when Barack Obama leaves office in 26 months, but Los Angeles is the leading contender. “Barack could golf year-round, and Michelle could emerge from his shadow after 20 years and retake...
  • Canadian PM Calls Attacker ‘Terrorist,’ Vows ‘We Will Not be Intimidated’

    10/22/2014 7:29:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 22, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Speaking for the first time since a gunman attacked parliament earlier today, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the week’s multiple assaults “a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world.” Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist serving in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was shot and killed while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Minutes later, a gunman opened fire inside the halls of parliament before he was shot to death by House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vicker. The CBC reported that police confirmed a photo...
  • Eric Holder's Top Deputy Resigns Amid Revelation Fast and Furious Guns Used in Phoenix Crime

    10/17/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a development top congressional Republicans say President Obama’s administration sought to cover up. ... Holder, the attorney general, has failed to cooperate with the Fast and Furious congressional investigation led by Issa and Grassley. Holder was voted, on a bipartisan basis, into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress—a first in the history of the United States for a Cabinet-level official—after he failed to provide documents to Issa’s committee...
  • What election? Network news gives up on covering midterms

    10/22/2014 6:24:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 22, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    It is probably safe to assume that you have been following the midterm elections closely. You decided to click on this link, which would indicate that you have at least a passing interest in the coming national vote in which Americans will determine which party controls the upper chamber of Congress for the remainder of the Obama presidency. If, however, you have been closely following the coverage of the coming midterms, you might have noticed that network news outlets do not appear to share your enthusiasm. YouÂ’re not imagining things. According to an exhaustive study performed by Media Research Center...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 23 October 2014

    10/22/2014 6:00:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 53 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ARCTIC EAGLES Two F-15C Eagles prepare to return to their simulated air combat portion of the Arctic Challenge exercise over Norway, Sept. 20, 2013. The pilots are assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing. Six nations participated in the exercise to boost interoperability between NATO, the United States, the United Kingdom and members of the Nordic Defense Cooperation. U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Christopher Mesnard Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who...
  • Report: At least seven black witnesses have corroborated Darren Wilson’s testimony before grand jury

    10/22/2014 5:55:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    An addendum to Ed’s post this morning. Per WaPo, it’s not just the forensic evidence that’s backing Wilson up. [M]ore than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that supports Wilson’s account of events of Aug. 9, according to several people familiar with the investigation who spoke with The Washington Post. Some of the physical evidence — including blood spatter analysis, shell casings and ballistics tests — also supports Wilson’s account of the shooting, the Post sources said, which cast Brown as an aggressor who threatened the officer’s life. The sources spoke...
  • Suge Knight, Too $hort, Katt Williams Make a Cameo in Sen. Yee Corruption Trial (RAT missiles)

    10/22/2014 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 10/22/14 | Max A. Cherney
    Perhaps the last trio you'd expect to see mentioned in the State Sen. Leland Yee corruption trial is comedian Katt Williams, rapper Too $hort, and hip-hop mogul Suge Knight. Strangely enough, recent court documents reveal some interesting details and even more curious connections between some of the defendants in the Yee case and the three famous guys mentioned above. For starters, Keith Jackson — the former school board member who who got tangled up in the corruption case when he allegedly helped Yee obtain campaign donations in excess of the legal limits — was heard on wire taps bragging to...
  • Suspected shooter identified in Canada attack (CNN identified him as a "convert to Islam")

    10/22/2014 5:00:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 22, 2014 | By Ashley Fantz, Josh Levs and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
    Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has been identified by Canadian officials to their American counterparts as the suspected gunman, multiple U.S. officials told CNN. The gunman was killed after two shooting incidents -- one at the Canada War Memorial, and another just minutes later nearby inside Parliament. Bibeau, who was born in 1982, was a convert to Islam and had a history of drug use before he converted, two sources said. Investigators haven't provided any possible motives for the shooting. The violence at Parliament comes just days after Canada raised its terror alert Friday. The suspect in Monday's vehicle attack, Martin Rouleau Couture,...
  • Lifelong Black Democrat Votes Republican Because Obama "Is Destroying This Country"

    10/22/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 50 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rachel Mullen
    Joyce, an 82 year old lifelong black Democrat called C-Span to express her dismay with her party and announce that she voted straight Republican this year. She is dismayed with the Democrats stance on religion, abortion, and the poor effects of Obama’s policies on the black community and the country. “I have noticed in years what the Democratic party has done to my people. Unemployment is higher in the black community….than anywhere else. I cannot say, there’s no way I can continue to say that I was a Christian and stay in the Democrat party. They advocate the killing of...
  • Homeland Security Braces for Flood of Immigrants Seeking Work Permits

    10/22/2014 3:57:12 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 22, 2014 | Modal Trigger
    The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year. US Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed to the Associated Press that it has published a draft contract proposal to buy the card stock needed to make work permits and Permanent Resident Cards, more commonly known as green cards. The proposal calls for providing material for at least 5 million cards a year, with as many as 9 million “during the initial period …...
  • White House Warns Against Tying PlansTo Buy Immigration Document Supplies to Executive Action

    10/22/2014 3:39:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    AP via Fox Business ^ | October 22, 2014 | AP
    The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years. The Associated Press reported earlier in the day the contract proposal suggested that the Obama administration appeared to be preparing for an increase in the number work permit applications form of immigrants living illegally in the country. The U.S. government produces about 3 million work permits and residency identification,...
  • White House Warns Against Tying PlansTo Buy Immigration Document Supplies to Executive Action

    10/22/2014 3:39:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    AP via Fox Business ^ | October 22, 2014 | AP
    The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years. The Associated Press reported earlier in the day the contract proposal suggested that the Obama administration appeared to be preparing for an increase in the number work permit applications form of immigrants living illegally in the country. The U.S. government produces about 3 million work permits and residency identification,...
  • Judicial Watch Sues DHS for Records Relating to January 2014 Solicitation of ‘Escort Services’...

    10/22/2014 3:20:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 22, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Sues DHS for Records Relating to January 2014 Solicitation of ‘Escort Services’ for ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’ In January, ICE sent out a request for a contractor to “provide unarmed escort staff … for on-demand escort services for … unaccompanied alien children … There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total …” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on October 16, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking “any and all records” relating to a January 2014 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) request for...
  • Jeanne Shaheen caught lying about her opposition to nuclear power.

    10/22/2014 1:55:16 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | October 21st, 2014 | Moe Lane
    Shaheen claimed she never opposed nuclear. She protested the Seabrook station. [Videos at Link - she and her supporters laugh a Scott Brown acting like he's nuts and she has no idea what he's talking about - but clearly she not only was she very much opposed it she was very adamantly and passionately opposed to it]
  • Determines the Allocation of Scarce Resources in a Free Society

    10/22/2014 1:47:50 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 16 replies
    citizen5408.com ^ | Saturday, August 09, 2014 | Greg C.
    A recently debate on Facebook required that I Voxsplain how a free society allocates resources to a group of feeling, sensing liberals who don't have the slightest idea of economics. In fact, when it comes to Economics, they resort to "magical thinking." I've often thought that it is easy to describe a Democrat: simply picture a Republican, then take away reason and accountability. (Hat tip to Mark Andrus, As Good As it Gets) So, I think it's rather funny that you guys want to lecture me on science, but you don't spend a minute thinking about the humble science of...
  • McConnell, Grimes release competing television ads in U.S. Senate race

    10/22/2014 1:25:59 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/22/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates launched new television ads Wednesday, with Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell highlighting his support among young women while Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes targets remarks the five-term incumbent made at a meeting of wealthy conservative donors in June. McConnell’s campaign struck first in his statewide ad titled “Represent Me,” which features four young women who back McConnell’s reelection as well as a link to the website womenformitch.com. “She (Grimes) thinks I’ll vote for the candidate who looks like me,” Ashley Burkhead says to the camera. “Rather than the one who represents me,” Caroline Anderegg says to the...
  • White House: Immigration stories 'crazy'

    10/22/2014 1:19:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Business and immigration organizations lobbied Obama to expand the green card program for high-tech workers and the relatives of existing U.S. citizens and permanent residents. They've suggested altering how the federal government issues green cards and specialty visas. Rather than counting each individual family member against the overall cap, the government could instead only count the head of a family — and not siblings, spouses, or children. The White House said Wednesday it was “crazy” to attempt to divine the president's post-election plans for an immigration executive order based on a procurement request issued by the Department of Homeland...
  • Dem GOTV Group Caught on Camera Endorsing Voter Fraud

    10/22/2014 1:11:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 22, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Mark Udall Advocates Condone Voter Fraud:"That’s Not Even Like Lying or Stealing"A top official at a Democratic get-out-the-vote outfit working to reelect Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo) appears to endorse voter fraud in a hidden camera video released on Wednesday. The video, released by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, shows Meredith Hicks, director of the political canvassing group Work for Progress, endorse the casting of fraudulent mail-in ballots for ineligible voters. “If they are not eligible to vote, and all these people are throwing out ballots, lets use those ballots to vote. So we can get as many votes as possible,”...
  • Feds Getting Ready for Executive Action on Immigration

    10/22/2014 12:33:13 PM PDT · by yoe · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 22, 2014 | Suzanne Gamboa
    (León Rodríguez) the new head of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), recalled how he was put on the “wait list” and eventually denied admission to Georgetown Law School, where he spoke Tuesday. He tried to persuade the school’s officials to let him in and was told he was lucky to be on a wait list. The story is a metaphor for immigration policy, he said. “What we do in immigration policy is decide who we want to admit to the U.S. and who we don’t,” he said. Now Rodríguez is heading Citizenship and Immigration Services, a part of the Department...
  • McCain: 'People Don’t Like Republicans and They Don’t Like Obama

    10/22/2014 12:32:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 22,2014 | Dylan Stableford
    Arizona Sen. John McCain is expecting a low voter turnout in next month's midterm elections because he says voters are skeptical of both the Obama administration and the Republican Party. “What I’m hearing from my pollster friends is that people don’t like Republicans and they don’t like Obama," McCain said in an interview on Pivot's "TakePart Live," a show co-hosted by his daughter, Meghan McCain. "And they're very, very turned off. And I’m afraid we are going to see a very low voter turnout in this election, and that’s not healthy for, obviously, any of us.” According to the latest...
  • Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson

    10/22/2014 12:26:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2014 | Kimberly Kindy and Sari Horwitz
    Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown after they fought for control of the officer’s gun and after Brown moved toward Wilson as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body. Because Wilson is white and Brown was black, the case has ignited intense debate over how police interact with African American men. But more than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that largely supports Wilson’s account of events...
  • DSCC going back on air in Kentucky for Grimes

    10/22/2014 12:07:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/22/2014 | Nick Storm
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is going back on-air for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in her battle against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Buoyed by recent polling, the DSCC told Politico that they were investing $650,000 in air time after “reviewing recent internal and public polling,” according to Manu Raju. The latest Bluegrass Poll published Monday shows McConnell up one percentage point on Grimes, but the race remains within the margin of error. The decision to go back on air in the state comes after the group went dark in the state after not airtime in the state...
  • Pentagon Confirms: U.S. Weapons Likely Seized by Islamic State Militants

    10/22/2014 12:05:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | October 22, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    The Pentagon confirmed to the Free Beacon on Wednesday that a U.S. shipment of weapons dropped into Iraq likely strayed off course and was likely intercepted by Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS) militants. After reviewing information about the weapons drop, which was intended to arm anti-IS forces near the embattled town of Kobani, the Pentagon determined that at least one of the 28 arms shipments “may have been seized by ISIL.” Reports and video emerged Tuesday that appeared to show IS forces digging through a U.S. weapons shipment that appeared to include grenades and other arms. Department of Defense...
  • California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else

    10/22/2014 5:41:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/22/14
    A regulatory change in California has placed abortion in the category of ‘basic health services’ all insurance plans must cover. Even those churches buy.
  • Will Obama and Holder Call for Calm in Ferguson?

    10/22/2014 11:43:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 10-22-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Michael Brown's gunshot wounds. Basically we found out that everything we thought about this from the get-go was true. You know what this St. Louis incident, this Ferguson, Missouri, incident illustrates? It illustrates this. Smearing and destroying a police officer was necessary and appropriate to Democrats in order to create mobs and property destruction and voter registration, and to turn out the vote. It is clear the individual means nothing to the left. Individual rights mean nothing. Innocent until proven guilty means nothing to the left. In the end, all that matters is the end. The end justifies the...
  • AP Poll: GOP Seizes Significant Lead, Obama Disapproval Spikes to 60 Percent

    10/22/2014 10:31:30 AM PDT · by yoe · 67 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 22, 2014 | Guy Benson
    With the midterm elections less than two weeks away, a (new national poll) from the Associated Press features a parade of horribles for Democrats. This is not where a party wants to be in the home stretch of an election campaign: (1) President Obama's approval rating among likely voters is (41/60), marking his worst disapproval number in the series. As the president has reminded voters in recent days, (Hell Yes, My Agenda is On the Ballot This Fall) of his policies are on the ballot in November, and vulnerable Democrats have been (stalwart allies) on behalf of his agenda in...
  • Rwanda Starts Testing American Visitors for Ebola

    10/22/2014 6:56:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 3 replies
    Hey, West: Not everyone in Africa has Ebola. In fact, most Africans are scared you'll give it to them Rwanda is not cool with the fact that the U.S. and Spain have Ebola. Not cool at all. The African nation about 2,600 miles east of Liberia hasn’t had a reported case of Ebola yet. Perhaps that spotless record is why its government announced Tuesday that it will screen all Americans and Spaniards trying to enter the nation. That’s right, some Africans are saying you’re too much of an infection risk to enter their country. Now American and Spanish visitors will...
  • Independent Journalist in Ferguson Gets Equipment Robbed While Sitting in Jail [Bassem Masri]

    10/22/2014 6:08:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | September 30, 2014 | Ray Downs
    An independent journalist who has been live-streaming the Ferguson protests for several weeks says all of his equipment was robbed from his car after police searched his car and didn't lock his doors after they put him under arrest for unpaid traffic tickets. Bassem Masri, a St. Louis native who works as a distribution manager by day and an activist journalist by night, is suspicious about the arrest because the night before it happened, state troopers pulled him over and tried to do a background check, but weren't able to because their system was temporarily down. "I'm always honest with...
  • What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    10/22/2014 5:16:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — It’s harvest time in Colorado, and not just for pumpkins. Concerns are running high over door-to-door campaign workers asking voters for their mail-in ballots in what is known as “ballot harvesting.” Now that all-mail voting is the law of the land in Colorado, the challenge for campaigns is to persuade voters to drop off or mail in their ballots — or hand them to the foot soldiers who turn up on their doorsteps offering to do it for them..... [snip] .....“I guarantee you right now if you went to an apartment complex anywhere in Colorado, you would find...
  • AMERICANS CAPTURE TACLOBAN IN LEYTE DRIVE; WIN TWO AIRFIELDS IN FOUR-MILE ADVANCES (10/22/44)

    10/22/2014 4:36:12 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 17 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/22/44 | Harold Denny, Clifton Daniel, Richard J.H. Johnston, Charles Hurd, Frank L. Kluckhohn, more
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  • Ebola researchers frustrated by lack of support until outbreak hits

    10/22/2014 4:13:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Judith White, who runs a research lab at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health to test potential countermeasures against Ebola in March — just as Liberia was confirming its first two cases of the deadly virus. The project, a collaboration of the university, the Army and a drug company, showed promising early results: Mice injected with two compounds — one used in a drug to treat female infertility, the other found in a breast cancer drug — showed immunity to Ebola. But a few months later, not...
  • Source: Darren Wilson says Michael Brown kept charging at him

    10/22/2014 3:44:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 10-21-2014 | Robert Patrick and Christine Byers
    Wilson asked or ordered the men to move to the sidewalk, said the source, who did not want to be identified because a St. Louis County grand jury and the Department of Justice are still investigating. Johnson pointed out the pair’s destination, over and behind Wilson’s marked police Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, and kept walking. Brown walked by holding cigarillos in his hand, and cursed Wilson, the source said. Wilson told investigators that after Brown passed by, Wilson realized that Johnson’s clothing matched a recent radio alert about a suspect in a robbery at a nearby market where cigarillos had been...
  • Obama vs. Voter ID [It's evolved since June 2014]

    10/22/2014 1:34:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 9, 2014 | Jason L. Riley
    June 9, 2014: For years, President Obama and black civil rights leaders have been telling the nation that voter ID laws are being pushed by racist Republicans who want to disenfranchise blacks. "The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act was passed in to law nearly five decades ago," Mr. Obama told a conference hosted by Al Sharpton earlier this year. Dismissing the notion that voter ID laws could have anything to do with ballot integrity, the president said that "the real voter fraud is people trying to...
  • Blow by blow, Ferguson cop's FULL version of why he shot Michael Brown...

    10/22/2014 12:16:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    * Fuller version of Wilson's account of killing emerged today. * Wilson said Brown, 18, hit him in the face before grabbing his drawn pistol. * Allegedly twisted it towards Wilson's hip in desperate struggle. * Wilson said he managed to fire the gun, and hit Brown's hand. * Said after that Brown fled, turned, and charged at him again. * At this point, Wilson said, he fired several more shots, killing Brown. * Lawyers for Brown's family angrily denied the claims. * Wilson's version contradicts other accounts of the August 9 killing. A Missouri police officer's full account of...
  • Biggest Labor Union Throws Support Behind "Independent" Greg Orman ( Kansas )

    10/18/2014 6:44:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    This week the AFL-CIO threw its considerable weight behind Democrat-turned-independent Greg Orman in his bid for U.S. Senate in Kansas. This came on the heels of a debate that was all about defining who Greg Orman really is: ... The AFL-CIO won't run TV ads for Orman, spokesman Jeff Hauser said, but his campaign will now be incorporated into the union's extensive ground game there. The AFL-CIO had previously endorsed Kansas's Democratic Party's gubernatorial nominee, Paul Davis, who is locked into one of the country's most competitive gubernatorial contests with incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. During Wednesday's debate, incumbent Sen....
  • Obama praises Supreme Court on gay marriage, has no plans to be a justice

    10/21/2014 9:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 20, 2014 | Robert Barnes
    The life of a Supreme Court justice would be “a little bit too monastic” for President Obama, according to an interview he gave the New Yorker about his legal legacy. Obama also praised the Supreme Court’s recent decision not to review lower-court rulings that struck down state prohibitions on same-sex marriage, saying he believes that the Constitution provides gays the right to marry. And he said that 81-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “gets to decide, not anybody else, when she chooses to go” into retirement. Obama made the remarks to the magazine’s legal correspondent, Jeffrey Toobin. Toobin noted that the...
  • Clinton, Grimes urge Owensboro crowd to volunteer with Election Day two weeks away

    10/21/2014 9:06:55 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/21/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    OWENSBORO — Former President Bill Clinton made his third lap around the track in Kentucky’s neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race, imploring a throng of supporters Tuesday to help push Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes first across the finish line in two weeks. Minutes after Grimes called herself a “Kentucky filly,” the 42nd U.S. president offered his own equine analogy. Every election cycle, Clinton said, “I feel like an old racehorse.” “They got me in a nice barn, and when it’s election season, they come in, they give me an extra bale of hay,” he said, drawing laughter from the crowd of...
  • Nelson Bunker Hunt, second son of legendary wildcatter H.L. Hunt, dies

    10/21/2014 6:54:19 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 8 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 21 October 2014 | JOE SIMNACHER
    Nelson Bunker Hunt, one of the most famous Texas oilmen and dealmakers, died Tuesday in an assisted living facility in Dallas after long battles with cancer and dementia. He was 88. ... The second son of oil legend H.L. Hunt, Bunker was briefly thought to be the richest man in the world with his discovery of a Libyan oil field in partnership with British Petroleum. Those interests were later nationalized by Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. ... Despite his apparent Midas touch, Hunt lived modestly. He flew coach, wore mass-merchandise clothing and drove nondescript automobiles. Many noted that his personal spending...
  • FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Part Of Oktoberfest Are You Quiz - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    10/21/2014 5:59:57 PM PDT · by LUV W · 158 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
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  • Can the Palestinian Authority survive without the IDF?

    10/21/2014 4:54:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 20/10/14 | Elhanan Miller
    The Palestinian leadership is bound for the UN Security Council, where it will demand a deadline for Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank. But, given the risk of a swift Hamas takeover of the West Bank, a former Israeli security official questioned the sincerity of the Palestinian demand, speculating that it may be acting against its own self-interest just to spite Israel. Addressing donor states in a conference for the rehabilitation of Gaza last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas did not cite November 2016 as the final date by which Israeli troops are to leave the West Bank (as...
  • Law Curbs Cop Killer's 'Obscene Celebrity' (Mumia Abu-Jamal)

    10/21/2014 3:23:02 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10-21-2014 | Sky News US Team
    October 21, 2014Law Curbs Cop Killer's 'Obscene Celebrity' By Sky News US Team Pennsylvania's governor has signed into law a measure aimed at curbing the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts at the expense of victims. Governor Tom Corbett signed the bill on Tuesday near the spot where Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner was shot dead by Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1981. The measure passed with unanimous approval after Abu-Jamal delivered a pre-recorded commencement address earlier this month to graduates of Goddard College in Vermont. It allows prosecutors or crime victims to seek an injunction when an offender's conduct "perpetuates the continuing...
  • Muslim Burial Practices Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus

    10/21/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Muslim burial practices are being blamed for the spread of Ebola.</p> <p>Remains of Secretary General of The Nigeria Supreme General for Islamic Affairs and Seriki of Egbaland, Alhaji Lateeef Adegbite at his burial in 2012.</p> <p>Islam requires family members to personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. This practise is putting more Africans at risk to catch the disease that is spread by body fluids.</p>
  • A Promising Experimental Ebola Drug Goes Overlooked

    10/21/2014 12:05:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | October 20, 2014 | Paul M. Barrett
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  • Lesbian Couple Sues Sperm Bank after Baby is Born "Wrong" Color

    10/21/2014 10:17:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 68 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | October 13, 2014 | John Stonestreet
    This latest story from our brave new world may blow your mind, so I’ll read straight from the Chicago Tribune: “A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community.” Now, I don’t doubt the lesbian couple’s love for the child. But I find it troubling which challenges the couple was willing and isn’t willing to tolerate. They’re suing because of the...
  • White House shrugs off Obama remarks

    10/21/2014 9:12:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The White House is shrugging off President Obama’s latest remarks tying Democratic candidates to his record, saying Obama was only trying to help motivate black voters to come to the polls. Obama, in a Monday interview on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s radio show, said Democrats under fire on the campaign trail “vote with me” and “have supported my agenda in Congress.” The comments were surprising given the efforts Democratic candidates, particularly in red states like Arkansas, Alaska and Louisiana, have made to distance themselves from the unpopular president. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama was just trying to...
  • Karl Rove: Weapon of Mass Delusion

    10/21/2014 4:10:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    So Karl Rove was involved in a cover-up. Well, leave it to Karl -- the “boy genius” and the “architect” -- to orchestrate a cover-up that actually hides information exculpatory to his President and his party. He did just that on the issue of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. This is not an outlier either -- this is just Rove being Rove. And ‘Rove being Rove’ has sewn the seeds of destruction that gave us Barack Obama in 2008, and again in 2012, and has scattered political germs that still haunt Republicans to this day. This goes back...