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  • 'I am Ukrainian' video star appears at Pol-Uki Festival

    07/27/2014 7:00:02 PM PDT · by No One Special
    The New Britain Herald ^ | July 26, 2014 | Brian Johnson
    NEW BRITAIN — More than 20 people showed up Saturday as Maidan United, a nonprofit solidarity organization between Polish and Ukrainian friends, held a fundraiser in Falcon Field Saturday to benefit victims of violence in Ukraine. The event, which featured an appearance by Yulia Marushevska, a young Ukrainian woman who created the viral YouTube video “I am a Ukrainian” in which she spoke her support of the protestors in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. There was also Polish and Ukrainian beer and food, cotton candy, face painting, a bouncy house, and a dunk tank with one of the group’s members wearing...
  • Boko Haram Kidnaps Wife of Cameroon's Vice PM, Kills at Least Three

    07/27/2014 5:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 27, 2014 | Tansa Musa
    Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials said. A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town's mayor, and five members of his family were also kidnapped in a separate attack on his home. SNIP Boko Haram, an Islamist group which made international headlines with the abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks. Cameroon...
  • British Lawyers Preparing Multi-Million Pound Suit Against Putin for MH17 Crash

    07/27/2014 5:01:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Malay Mail Online ^ | July 27, 2014
    British lawyers are getting ready to hit Russian President Vladimir Putin with a multi-million pound class action suit for his alleged role in the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine this month, an English daily reported. According to British daily The Sunday Telegraph, senior Russian military commanders and politicians closely-linked to Putin will likely be also included in the suit, set to take place in American courts. “There has been talk of civil suits against Malaysia Airlines, but those immediately responsible are not only the separatists who are alleged to have fired the rocket at Flight MH17,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Charles Leroy Thomas ~ July 28, 2014

    07/27/2014 5:00:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 44 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Charles Leroy ThomasStory from this website.             Major Charles Leroy Thomas (April 17, 1920-February 15, 1980) was a United States Army officer who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions while a company commander during the capture of Climbach, France in 1944 — the second African American to...
  • Americans really wish they had elected Mitt Romney instead of Obama

    07/27/2014 4:56:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 90 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 7-27-14
    Americans are so down on President Obama at the moment that, if they could do the 2012 election all over again, they'd overwhelmingly back the former Massachusetts governor's bid. That's just one finding in a brutal CNN poll, released Sunday, which shows Romney topping Obama in a re-election rematch by a whopping nine-point margin, 53 percent to 44 percent. That's an even larger spread than CNN found in November, when a survey had Romney winning a redo 49 percent to 45 percent.
  • A Letter of Thanks From Hamas to the International Media

    07/27/2014 4:54:47 PM PDT · by yoe · 1 replies
    The algemeinor ^ | July 25, 2014 | staff
    Dear Members of the Mainstream Media, You’ve been awesome! Everyone knows that we start unwinnable wars with Israel because the real victory happens when you predictably side with us each time. And you’ve been so supportive of our strategy that we really want to acknowledge your helpfulness. In particular, we thank you for:(link) Nigerians must die in far greater numbers before you take notice, so we’re glad that you value our lives so much more. -Minimizing your coverage, if any, of our attacks that led up to Israel’s military response and generally providing so little context that outsiders think that...
  • First lady: 2014 election key

    07/27/2014 4:49:11 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    In a new video recorded for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, first lady Michelle Obama says Democrats need to take this year’s midterms more seriously than they did either of her husband’s presidential elections. The video, her first effort on behalf of Democrats beyond a few scattered fundraisers so far, launches the DCCC’s new 1millionvotesfor2014.com website, timed to coincide with the 100-day countdown until the election. “When it comes to the midterm elections this November, we need you to be as passionate and as hungry as you were in 2008 and 2012 – in fact, you need to be even...
  • Hillary Clinton: Despite Russia "Reset," I Was "Skeptical" of Putin

    07/27/2014 4:29:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jake Miller
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended her handling of the U.S.-Russia relationship on Sunday, saying she remained "skeptical" of Russian President Vladimir Putin during her time as the top U.S. diplomat, despite a high-profile effort to "reset" relations between the two countries. Clinton and other U.S. officials also urged the Europeans to step up their economic sanctions against Russia, stressing the need to exact a price from the Russians for their interference in Ukraine and their alleged involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Critics have said Clinton's "reset" initiative was naive because Russia was never...
  • Fla Man Accused Of Predatory Towing At Gay Fest

    07/27/2014 4:21:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Authorities have arrested a man they say illegally towed cars during Orlando’s 2014 Gay Days celebration Orange County Sheriffs deputies arrested 45 year-old Jason Combs for towing more than 100 vehicles between June 5 and June 9.
  • Obama Speaks to Netanyahu, Stresses Need for Ceasefire

    07/27/2014 4:14:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/7/14 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening, and stressed the need for an immediate and sustainable ceasefire in Gaza. “The President underscored the United States’ strong condemnation of Hamas’ rocket and tunnel attacks against Israel and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself,” said a statement from the White House. “The President also reiterated the United States’ serious and growing concern about the rising number of Palestinian civilian deaths and the loss of Israeli lives, as well as the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza,” it added. According to the statement, Obama “made clear the strategic...
  • MH17: Why the Culprits May Never Be Caught

    07/27/2014 4:07:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | Robert Mendick
    Failure of official investigators to inspect the crash site properly and the length of time it has taken to examine forensic evidence may mean that those responsible are never foundThe inquiry into the shooting down of Flight MH17 risks becoming hopelessly compromised by the failure of official investigators to inspect the crash site properly – giving rebels nine days to destroy and tamper with vital evidence. The probable launch site of the ground-to-air missile, found by a Sunday Telegraph reporting team, also remains unexplored by the Dutch officials leading the investigation. Experts fear that the inquiry has become bogged down...
  • 7 People Possibly Struck By Lightning, Injured at Venice Beach: LAFD

    07/27/2014 4:00:02 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 42 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | July 27, 2014
    The Los Angeles Fire Department was investigating reports that as many as seven people had been struck by lightning at Venice Beach and were injured when a rare series of thunderstorms hit the Southern California area on Sunday afternoon.
  • At 2:30 A.M., Jews Blast Shema Prayer at Muslim Neighborhood

    07/27/2014 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Armed with loudspeakers, they blasted the “Shema” incantation (from the 'Hear O Israel' prayer) in the direction of the Muslim Arab neighborhood of Tzur Baher. They reportedly did so at about 2:30 a.m. Video of the Jewish counterattack garnered enthusiastic reactions on Facebook. Jews all over Israel find themselves routinely harassed by noise pollution from Muslim neighborhoods in recent years. This less-known “intifada” by Arabs involves fitting loudspeakers on minarets in mosques – which for centuries made do with unamplified muezzin calls for prayer. The Jerusalem Municipality reportedly embarked on a process to investigate and limit the noise pollution by...
  • Russia Is Pregnant with Ukraine

    07/27/2014 1:39:48 PM PDT · by No One Special · 12 replies
    The New York Review of Books ^ | July 24, 2014 | Vladimir Sorokin
    The Ukrainian revolution that took place on Kiev’s Independence Square in February unleashed a chain of irreversible events for Ukraine, and in some mystical fashion also facilitated an irreversible event of even greater scale for its neighbor: Russia became pregnant with Ukraine. The yellow-and-blue sperm of Independence Square did its manly job under the colorful fireworks of grenades, the flares of Molotov cocktails, and the whistle of snipers’ bullets. During that hot month, sitting in front of an overheated television set, Russia conceived. A new life stirred in her enormous womb: Free Ukraine. The authorities were horrified, the liberals were...
  • CNN Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton

    07/27/2014 12:35:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/27/2014
    If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey. But a CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that if Romney changes his mind and runs again for the White House, Hillary Clinton would best him by double digits in a hypothetical showdown. The survey, released Sunday morning, also suggests that more Americans see Clinton as a strong and capable leader than those who feel the same way about Obama. But Clinton's numbers on five personal characteristics have slightly edged down...
  • National Guard Won’t Allow Its Own Troops To Be Honored At Vacation Bible School

    07/27/2014 12:13:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/26/2014 | Eric Owens
    Citing federal regulations, the Missouri National Guard has refused to show up for an hour-long meet-and-greet with kids at a small Baptist church in the rural southwest corner of the state.The kerfuffle went down during this summer’s vacation Bible school at Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, Mo., reports Fox News.Vacation Bible school is sort of a rite of passage in the region — as common locally in the summertime as fireworks on the Fourth of July and sticky, sunny days.For this year’s version, part of the Bible Baptist Church’s theme was “God’s Rescue Squad.” So, on Monday, some paramedics stopped...
  • Consumers automatically renewing health plans could get inaccurate financial aid amounts (oops)

    07/27/2014 12:03:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Columbus Republic ^ | 7/27/2014 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts from the government, say industry officials, advocates and other experts. If those amounts are too low, consumers could get sticker shock over their new premiums. Too high, and they'll owe the tax man later. Automatic renewal was supposed...
  • ‘We Are All Hamas!': Thousands Attend London's Gaza Protest Glorifying Terrorism

    07/27/2014 11:57:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/26/2014 | Andre Walker
    It was billed as the biggest protest in London since the Stop the War Coalition marched against the invasion of Iraq. In the end the predictions of one million protesters proved to be fantasy, and some campaigners openly expressed their love for Gaza-based terrorist outfit Hamas.The crowd assembled at an empty Israeli Embassy, as the diplomats do not work on Saturdays, and marched towards an empty Parliament, which is currently on recess. This was the perfect analogy for the hollowness of London's Gaza (or pro-Hamas) protest this weekend.Many of the protesters managed to walk past the heavily guarded Israeli Embassy...
  • Round 2: Former President Bill Clinton coming back to Ky. to campaign for Grimes

    07/27/2014 11:49:34 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/27/2014 | Nick Storm
    Former President Bill Clinton will return to Kentucky on Wednesday, August 6, for a campaign rally with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in Eastern Kentucky. This is Clinton’s second planned trip to campaign for Grimes in the 2014 U.S. Senate race against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Clinton’s first trip for Grimes came in February at a Louisville fundraiser at the Galt House which drew nearly 1,200 people. “We are humbled by President Clinton’s continued commitment to our campaign and the hardworking people of Kentucky,” Grimes campaign manager Jonathan Hurst said Saturday. “The President shares Alison’s vision for...
  • Pushing locals aside, Russians Take Top Rebel Posts in East Ukraine

    07/27/2014 10:17:12 AM PDT · by FreeReign · 72 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:16am EDT | GABRIELA BACZYNSKA AND ALEKSANDAR VASOVIC
    As Ukrainian troops gained ground in eastern Ukraine in early July, separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, left for Moscow for political consultations. After what he described as successful talks with unnamed people there, he returned to the rebel stronghold of Donetsk to introduce a new senior figure in his self-proclaimed republic, a compatriot seasoned in the pro-Russian separatist movement in Moldova and a war between Russia and Georgia.
  • July 27, 1966 (Originally posted in 2006)

    07/27/2006 7:13:43 AM PDT · by ErnBatavia · 216 replies · 3,669+ views
  • Michael Behenna: Once-imprisoned soldier looks to his future

    07/27/2014 8:31:35 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 8 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 7/27/2014 | Adam Kemp
    MEDFORD — A handful of “old-timers” sit in a downtown cafe tucked between vacant buildings as old as they are and gossip over a pot of coffee. With just shy of 1,000 residents, it seems everybody knows everybody in Medford and everybody loves to know everybody’s business. On this day, the caffeine-fueled dialogue among the regulars at Make Your Mark Coffeehouse and Deli on Cherokee Street is about the quiet, young stranger that’s come to town. “He was a soldier,” one man offers. “He was just released from prison,” another chimes in. “I think he’s here to help for harvest,”...
  • Russia accuses US of lying about Moscow, contributing to Ukraine's turmoil

    07/27/2014 7:58:10 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 14 replies
    FOX ^ | July 26, 2014
    Russia on Saturday accused the United States of contributing to the Ukraine crisis and suggested that Obama administration “lies” about Moscow’s involvement in the downed Malaysian jetliner led European nations to impose new sanctions. The country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the U.S. is conducting "an unrelenting campaign of slander against Russia, ever more relying on open lies." The administration has said since the passenger jet carrying 298 people was downed over Ukraine July 17 that it has evidence suggesting Moscow supplied the rocketry and training to the pro-Russian military forces, or separatists, opposed to the Ukraine government and believed...
  • Federal judge declares D.C. ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional

    07/27/2014 6:26:58 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-27-14 | Martin Well and Clarence Williams
    A federal judge has declared that one of the District’s principal gun control laws is unconstitutional and ordered that its enforcement be halted. The ruling by Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., made public Saturday, orders the city to end its prohibition against carrying a pistol in public. It was not clear Saturday night what immediate effect the order would have. The order was addressed to the District of Columbia and Police Chief Cathy Lanier, as well as their employees and officers and others “who receive actual notice” of the ruling. But it could not be determined Saturday night who had...
  • Islamic State destroys tombs, mosques in Mosul

    07/27/2014 6:06:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    The Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls large areas of both Iraq and Syria, continues to destroy religious sites in the city of Mosul in an effort to eradicate all competing religious groups and their symbols from the city. On July 24 the Islamic State destroyed the Nabi Yunus Mosque, which had housed the Tomb of Jonah, after destroying the tomb itself earlier this month. Islamic State fighters wired the mosque with explosives and detonated the religious site in broad daylight. Read more:
  • U.S. TANKS SMASH GERMAN LINE IN NORMANDY; GAIN AS MUCH AS 5 MILES ON 25-MILE FRONT (7/27/44)

    07/27/2014 4:41:23 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 26 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/27/44 | E.C. Daniel, Harold Denny, Hanson W. Baldwin, W.H. Lawrence, John MacCormac, George Horne, more
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  • “Step Lively,” “Two Soldiers” (Movie Reviews-7/27/44)

    07/27/2014 4:35:35 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/27/44 | Bosley Crowther, P.P.K.
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  • As number of law school grads rises in Florida, demand drops

    07/27/2014 4:04:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 27. 2014 | SUSAN TAYLOR MARTIN
    Ask Jason Fraser how many jobs he applied for after graduating from a St. Petersburg law school last year and this is what he says: “Maybe 10 or 20 when it was some place I wanted to work. Maybe 50 when I started getting desperate.’’ After searching as far afield as Ocala and Miami, Fraser finally landed a public defender’s post in Pasco County in June. But his months of job-hunting raises another question, one that nags at many in the legal profession: Does Florida have too many lawyers? Since 2000, the number of licensed attorneys has swollen from 60,900...
  • Border agents say violent MS-13 recruiting at Arizona facility for new Central American arrivals

    07/27/2014 2:54:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/27/2014
    MS-13 members are infiltrating a federal facility for Central American youths illegally entering the United States -- trying to cross the border with criminal pasts and recruiting others to join the notoriously violent, California-based gang, sources tell Fox News. Shawn Moran, of the National Border Patrol Council, said the gang leaders are recruiting pre-teens, as they typically do, and following the lead of drug cartels also trying to fill their ranks from among the estimated 57,000 unaccompanied youths and others who have come to the U.S. from Central America in roughly the past nine months.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT He said agents...
  • US intel official warns against toppling Hamas

    07/27/2014 2:41:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/27/2014 | Lazar Berman
    Speaking at a high-level security conference in Aspen, Colorado, outgoing US Defense Intelligence Agency head Michael Flynn warned against the dangers of toppling Hamas, saying what may replace the Islamist group could be even worse. “If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse. The region would end up with something much worse,” Flynn, a lieutenant general, told the conference Saturday, according to Reuters.He warned that with Hamas out of the picture, the Islamic State, or something like the brutal Islamist group ruling over parts of Syria and Iraq, could take its place.Flynn also said...
  • George Zimmerman To Appeal Lawsuit Dismissal

    07/27/2014 2:15:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 25, 2014
    George Zimmerman has filed a notice to appeal the dismissal of his defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal and three reporters.
  • Marine Turned FOX Commentator Ready to Slow Down, But Duty Calls

    07/27/2014 1:34:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Bill Cowan is starting to savor the country life in rural Surry County, but he’s not out to pasture. Cowan, soon to be 71, is a retired Marine Corps officer with immense experience in combat (Vietnam) and military intelligence (the Middle East). Since 2001 Cowan has been a no-holds-barred, willing-to-step-on-toes commentator on Fox News. He’s been on as recently as Friday, discussing the circumstances surrounding the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 in the Ukraine. He’s been married for two years to Velvet Shelton, who is active in conservative political circles and who comes from Surry County. They have bounced back...
  • Lawmakers Complain Obama Too Aloof with Congress

    07/26/2014 11:46:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 26, 2014 | AP via NewsMax
    President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn't get it when it comes to working with Congress. Top GOP leaders got no notice of the $3.7 billion emergency request. The administration sent contradictory messages about what it wanted to deal with the border crisis. And as the proposal drew fierce criticism, the White House made few overtures to lawmakers in either party to rally support.
  • Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution - The Alinsky Model

    07/26/2014 6:55:09 PM PDT · by ashukla · 12 replies
    The Conservative Activist ^ | 2009 | David Horowitz
    “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” - Barack Obama, election eve, 2008 Barack Obama is an enigma. He won the 2008 presidential election claiming to be a moderate and wanting to bring Americans together and govern from the center. But since he took office, his actions have been far from moderate. He has apologized to foreign dictators abroad for sins he alleges his own country committed and appointed a self-described communist (Van Jones) and an admirer of Mao Zedong to top White House posts. He has used the economic crisis to take over...
  • Colorado woman's quest for jihad baffles neighbors

    07/26/2014 6:55:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/26/2014 | JENNY DEAM
    To those who knew her, Shannon Maureen Conley was a bright teenager lost in middle-class suburbia who went searching for love and purpose. She thought she found it half a world away with a Tunisian man 13 years her senior who promised marriage and holy war. The plan went only as far as Denver International Airport, where Conley was arrested in April as she tried to board a plane to support Islamic fighters in Syria. Conley told the FBI she was determined to be "defending Muslims on the Muslim homeland against people who are trying to kill them." If that...
  • Turkey to send another jihad flotilla to Gaza, this time with troops

    07/26/2014 6:19:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 95 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/26/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The people on the Mavi Marmara flotilla were genocidal Jew-hating jihadis, as you can see in the second video above: they were chanting a jihad war cry recalling Muhammad’s massacre of the Jews of Arabia: “Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews, the army of Muhammad will return.” See the photos here of their weapons.And now Turkish troops will be accompanying a new jihad flotilla to Gaza. Will they attack Israeli troops?“Turkey to send another Freedom Flotilla to Gaza,” Middle East Monitor, July 26, 2014: The Turkish humanitarian relief organisation (IHH) is currently organising a “Freedom Flotilla II” which will carry humanitarian aid...
  • Muslims Take Fifty Innocent People, Cut Their Heads Off, And Place Their Heads On Poles...

    07/26/2014 6:15:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 83 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7/26/2014 | Theodore Shoebat and Walid Shoebat
    After the ISIS defeated the Raqqa base manned by Division 17 of the Syrian army, the countless POWs were then beheaded and their heads were displayed for public view in the city square. Shoebat.com was the first to obtain this extremely gory footage: Shoebat.com also translated what the ISIS spokesperson said during the filming: In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful He had fulfilled his promise and defeated the enemy by himself. Your brothers here, the soldiers of the Islamic Caliphate, Allah had blessed us a great blessing from him. He had allowed us to defeat Division 17....
  • Welfare Cash for Weed in Colorado

    07/22/2014 7:31:53 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    For the past six months, welfare beneficiaries in Colorado have repeatedly withdrawn their cash benefits at marijuana retailers and dispensaries, according to a new analysis by National Review Online. Such apparent abuses have caught the eye of Colorado’s executive and legislative powers alike, and the state has launched an effort to curb them.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS ~ 27 July 2014

    07/26/2014 5:00:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS Most of us become familiar with the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," fairly early in our childhood days. Significant others, who happen to be adults, seem to stumble over themselves in being the historic "first" to teach the young child this bit of wisdom. Hmmmmmmm, I stumbled upon a quote for those of us who are adults with a burning desire to pass the Golden Rule on to our young children of today: "We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us...
  • Pentagon Plan Would Help Ukraine Target Rebel Missiles

    07/26/2014 4:31:53 PM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT
    The Pentagon and American intelligence agencies are developing plans that would enable the Obama administration to provide specific locations of surface-to-air missiles controlled by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine so the Ukrainian government could target them for destruction, American officials said.
  • Not Everyone in Silicon Valley Happy to See President Obama

    07/26/2014 3:53:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 7/24 | Bob Redell
    Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Silicon Valley home where President Obama was to attend a Democratic party fundraiserProtesters angered by the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to put an end to net neutrality rallied near the Silicon Valley mansion where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising event on Wednesday morning. Michelle Roberts reports. Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 • Updated at 9:05 AM PDT Protesters angered by the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to put an end to net neutrality rallied near the Silicon Valley mansion where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising event on Wednesday morning. A handful of...
  • Hit and Run Terrorism at Gush Etzion Bus Stop

    07/26/2014 3:21:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 25/7/14 | Tatzpit News Agency
    An Arab driver swerved into a group of people, mostly women and girls standing at a Gush Etzion Junction (Tzomet HaGush) bus stop. One woman (20) was injured in the attack, and was taken to Hadassah Ein Karen hospital. The driver drove off and was captured south of Gush Etzion. The driver claims it was an accident, but after reviewing the footage (below), the police believe... The footage was captured by the security camera overlooking the bus stop. Video
  • Fatah Declares War on Israel

    The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade of Judea and Samaria, the military wing of Fatah (PLO), headed by Mahmoud Abbas, who also serves as the "President of Palestine" and head of the PLO, has declared "open war" against the "Zionist enemy." In a ecorded message from July 23, three armed terrorists from the al-Aqsa brigade announced that they would not sit idly by during the Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip, and that they intend to bring the struggle deep into Israeli territory. "The language of blood is the only way to answer Zionist aggression", they said, stating that international law permits...
  • Kerry told Hamas many of its demands would be met under ceasefire deal’

    07/26/2014 2:40:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 26/7/14 | Avi Issacharoff
    US Secretary of State John Kerry informed Hamas via Qatar last week that under his proposal for a ceasefire with Israel, based on the original Egyptian initiative, the US would guarantee the fulfillment of many of Hamas’s demands for an end to the war, Palestinian sources told The Times of Israel on Saturday. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Kerry’s handling of the ceasefire effort was castigated by Israeli sources on Friday and Saturday, and the Israeli security cabinet unanimously rejected his ceasefire proposal on Friday night. The...
  • Ex-Wrestling Champ Uses Choke Hold on Thief

    07/26/2014 2:23:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 | R. Stickney
    A one-time wrestling champion, fresh from a visit to San Diego’s Comic-Con, returned home to find his front door open and burglars inside. Former WWE World Heavy-Weight Champion Bryan Danielson had just gotten back to his Phoenix home after his Comic-Con appearance when he and his wife Brie saw their front door open and then close. Danielson, who wrestles under the name "Daniel Bryan", just reacted, he told NBC affiliate KPNX. “That's how most people do, and you'll react how you were programmed to react or how your own individual personality is to react. My individual personality was to go...
  • U.S. Military Chief Compares Putin’s Ukraine Move to Stalin’s Invasion of Poland

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new use of Russian military force inside Ukraine harkens back to 1939 when Joseph Stalin led a Russian invasion of Poland, and Dempsey predicted Putin was far from finished. The latest development represents a dangerous escalation of the crisis on the part of Putin, and the Russia-Ukraine crisis is now a global problem, he said. “It does change the situation. You’ve got a Russian government that has made a conscious decision to use its military force inside another sovereign nation to achieve its objectives....
  • Former National Security Adviser: The West Is Putin’s ‘Natural Enemy’

    07/26/2014 1:55:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | July 24, 2014
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A top foreign policy adviser warns Russian President Vladimir Putin is just what he appears to be…an old KGB agent with a deep hatred and distrust of the West. General Jim Jones tells CBS News “This Morning” that Putin has been acting with the same belligerence of a Soviet leader. “There’s definitely a seismic shift, if you will, in terms of the relations between Russia and the West and the United States in particular, and it’s one that’s been brought about by Mr. Putin himself,” Jones told CBS News. “If you contrast the relationship between his...
  • Video: When Burying a Terrorist, You Might Want to Remove the Suicide Vest First

    Warning video has very graphic content! It is being reported as suicide vest bomb, a car bomb, an Israel missile and as fake....?? Most likely a Hamas bomb killing Palestinians to falsely accuse Israel.
  • Sierra Leone hunts Ebola Patient Kidnapped in Freetown

    07/26/2014 1:08:32 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 July 2014
    A hunt has been launched in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital by her relatives. Sidi Yahya Tunis, a spokesperson for Sierra Leone's ministry of health, said the King Harman Road Hospital was stormed by the Ebola patient's family on Thursday. The BBC's Umaru Fofona in Freetown said the woman, who is an apprentice hairdresser, is a resident of the densely populated area of Wellington in the east of the city. The Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are centred in the country's eastern districts of Kenema and Kailahun, just over the...
  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul tells N. Ky chamber U.S. will have to wait on repatriation tax breaks

    07/26/2014 12:10:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/25/2014 | Don Weber
    COVINGTON – U.S. Senator Rand Paul told members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Friday that he is hopeful that legislation which would lower the tax on foreign corporate profits for U. S. corporations might have chance of passing, just not right now. The bill would allow companies like Apple to bring profits back to the United States at reduced tax rate. A similar tax holiday was enacted in 2004. Paul, who was speaking at the chamber’s government forum, said that the legislation probably would not come up for a vote this summer, but could see action at...