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  • Islamic State's Saudi branch calls for clearing Arabian Peninsula of Shi'ites

    05/30/2015 6:18:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/30/15
    Saudi Arabia's branch of militant group Islamic State has said it wants to clear the Arabian Peninsula of Shi'ite Muslims and urged young men in the kingdom to join its cause, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring center has reported. Islamic State claimed two suicide bombings carried out on May 22 and May 29 on Shi'ite mosques in eastern Saudi Arabia, where the bulk of the Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite minority lives. The attacks killed 25 people. In the 13-minute-long recording, the speaker said Islamic State had ordered its followers everywhere to "kill enemies of Islam, especially Shi'ites", according to SITE. "What then...
  • Russian police detain gay activists at unauthorized rally [Orthodox hold counter demo]

    05/30/2015 5:53:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/30/15
    Russian police Saturday detained several gay rights activists for attempting to stage an unauthorised pride rally in central Moscow, AFP journalists reported. Police officers seized the activists - one of whom tried to unfurl a rainbow flag - and loaded them into waiting vans as around 30 nationalist counter-demonstrators in camouflage hurled eggs at the activists and attacked them. Several of the Orthodox counter-demonstrators were also detained by police as a large crowd of Russian and international journalists looked on. "Arrested and beaten at 10th Moscow Pride. We are arrested! They probably broke my left hand finger," leading gay rights...
  • Baltimore police report 5 shootings Friday [99 shootings so far in May]

    05/30/2015 5:50:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/30/15 | Jessica Anderson and Kevin Rector
    Five people were shot in Baltimore on Friday, one fatally, pushing the total number of shootings this month to 99 and the number of homicides to 39. The man who was killed was 19 years old, police said. He was not identified. Also Friday, members of the Baltimore Police marine unit discovered the body of a female in water under the Interstate 395 overpass into the city after being called there about 5:15 p.m. The manner of death was not yet determined Friday evening, but homicide detectives were called to the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100....
  • MARINES SMASH INTO SHURI, WIN ALL NORTH PART OF NAHA; TOKYO ERASED, SAYS LEMAY (5/30/45)

    05/30/2015 4:17:21 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/30/45 | Bruce Rae, Warren Moscow, Sydney Gruson, Lindesay Parrott, James MacDonald, Arthur Krock, more
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  • US support for Iranian-backed Shiite militias ‘should not alarm us,’ General Allen says

    05/30/2015 3:55:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | 5/29/15 | Bill Roggio
    In an interview with CBS News, General (retired) John Allen, the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL, or the Islamic State, attempted to assure Americans that they should not be concerned with the US providing military and other support for Shiite militias, many of which are backed by Iran. Allen attempts to separate the “extremist elements” from the Popular Mobilization Force (or Committee), when the distinction is practically meaningless. From the interview, which was published on the US State Department’s website (emphasis is mine): With regard to militias, it’s really important to understand that the militias...
  • Budget panel adopts Scott Walker's cuts to DNR scientists, bucks....

    05/30/2015 3:52:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 30, 2015 | STEVEN VERBURG and DEE J. HALL, with Molly Beck
    Budget panel adopts Scott Walker's cuts to DNR scientists, bucks natural area buy moratorium The Legislature’s budget committee voted Friday to slow down conservation land purchases and eliminate half of the state Department of Natural Resources senior science staff as part of an overall reduction of 80 DNR positions. With their plan to reduce annual borrowing for purchases of natural areas, Republican lawmakers bucked Gov. Scott Walker, who wanted a 13-year moratorium to reduce debt payments that ballooned in 2012 because the state postponed payments during the recession. Joint Finance Committee leaders announced they would propose cutting stewardship land borrowing...
  • Swedish pensioners evicted so as to make room for asylum seekers [accommodating the Amish]

    05/30/2015 3:52:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    400 pensioners in Munkedal are being thrown out from “the Peoples House” after a so-called asylum baron decided to buy it and convert it to a home for new Swedes from the third world. Local Social-Democratic politician Ĺsa Karlsson looks forward to the new citizens.“It’s an income for the municipality to get new citizens” – she saysThe Peoples House in Munkedal has for years been a meeting spot for pensioners and several hundred engage in the associations and activities but now its time for them to pack their bags and move out so that an asylum baron can profit (at...
  • Northwestern Professor: Faculty Now Fear Students Demanding ‘Safe Spaces’

    05/30/2015 3:43:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Big Government ^ | 5/29/15 | John Sexton
    A Northwestern University professor was accused of retaliation and investigated after students claimed an article she had written had a “chilling effect” on students’s ability to report sexual misconduct.Writing on Friday in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Laura Kipnis describes an academic climate in which professors lay awake at night in fear of losing their careers over a single careless word or missed trigger warning. A new academic culture is rising in which hurt feelings are considered evidence of an attack. This hypersensitivity is being abetted by an expanding process of Title IX charges which allow anyone with an agenda...
  • Mary painting again, won’t run Muhammad cartoons

    05/30/2015 3:34:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/30/15 | Robert Spencer
    The hypocrisy is stark and absolute: “Under Times standards, we do not normally publish images or other material deliberately intended to offend religious sensibilities” — unless it offends a group that is not committing mass murder and threatening more over such images. This is, as I wrote yesterday, still more mainstream media canonization of the assassin’ veto. The mainstream media is signaling that terrorism works: threaten to kill us, and we will do what you want. That will only bring more terrorism.“NYT’s Artistic Display of Religious Hypocrisy: Runs Offensive Virgin Mary Painting Once Again,” by Clay Waters, Newsbusters, May 29,...
  • Charity Gave $500K to Clinton Foundation for Bill to Accept Award from Supermodel

    05/30/2015 3:33:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 29, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    A charity run by Czech supermodel Petra Nemcova donated $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation in 2014 after Bill Clinton agreed to accept a lifetime achievement award from the organization. The New York Times reports [emphasis added]: To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Petra Nemcova, a Czech model who survived the disaster by clinging to a palm tree, decided to pull out all the stops for the annual fund-raiser of her school-building charity, the Happy Hearts Fund. She booked Cipriani 42nd Street, which greeted guests with Bellini cocktails on silver trays. She flew in Sheryl Crow...
  • Why Did Twitter Ban Chuck C. Johnson?

    05/29/2015 11:31:21 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | May 28, 2015 | Amanda Hess
    On Saturday, Chuck C. Johnson invited his Twitter followers to send some money his way so that he could focus on his latest project: “taking out” the civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson. Johnson is a 26-year-old California man who has been described as “Twitter’s most infamous right-wing troll” (Mother Jones), a “digital Darth Vader” (Politico), “your least favorite person” (the Washington Post), and “mood slime” (the New York Times). He is best known for outing the subject at the center of the discredited Rolling Stone UVA story, publishing the home addresses of New York Times Ferguson reporters Julie Bosman and...
  • US-Trained Special Forces Chief Joins ISIS, Vows To Bring Jihad To Russia & America

    05/29/2015 10:05:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Russian video; Reuters article copied by Durden on Zerohedge ^ | 5-29-2015 | Russian video; Reuters article copied by Durden
    Meet Gulmurod Khalimov, the US-trained and funded former commander of Tajikistan's special forces, who, as Reuters reports, has now gone to Syria to fight with ISIS. He has a message: "Listen, you American pigs, I’ve been three times to America, and I saw how you train fighters to kill Muslims...God willing, I will come with this weapon to your cities, your homes, and we will kill you." As Reuters reports: Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov commanded the Central Asian nation’s special-purpose police known as OMON, used against criminals and militants. He disappeared in late April, prompting a search by Tajik police. He...
  • Arizona State has doubled tuition, finds $500K to give to Clintons

    05/30/2015 12:18:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 5/28/15 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    While Arizona State University has almost doubled its tuition over the past 10 years amid claims that it needs more state money, the school somehow had the funds to give half a million dollars to the Clinton Foundation. According to The Arizona Republic, the public university paid $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation to host the former president-Bill Clinton; former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and their daughter, Chelsea, during a Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) event in 2014. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Bill’s wife, is the current front-runner for the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidential race. Mark...
  • Bevin and other Republicans show unity as Democrats remind voters of past comments on GOP nominee

    05/30/2015 12:15:40 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/29/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — Standing in the namesake building of his foe in last year’s U.S. Senate primary, Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin said Friday any perceived grudges in the GOP are overstated. Bevin headlined a press conference at Republican Party of Kentucky headquarters featuring other GOP candidates for constitutional office, hoping to demonstrate party unity ahead of a state Lincoln Day dinner in Lexington on Saturday. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who conceded the race Friday after a recanvass showed no change in Bevin’s 83-vote margin of victory, promised in a statement to “do everything I can to see that he wins...
  • Judge sets trial for RICO claims against Clintons

    05/29/2015 11:33:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 5/29/15
    A federal judge in Florida has scheduled a trial for January for a case charging Bill and Hillary Clinton with RICO violations. **SNIP** According to Klayman, the Clintons, through mail and wire fraud and false statements, misappropriated documents which he was entitled to receive and possess under the Freedom of Information Act regarding Hillary Clinton’s involvement in releasing Israeli war and cyber-warfare plans and practices. Hillary Clinton orchestrated this release to harm and thwart Israeli plans to preemptively attack Iranian nuclear sites to stop the Islamic nation’s march to producing atomic weapons, according to Klayman. The claim also explains Klayman...
  • Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial

    05/29/2015 7:31:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 88 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5-29-2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial BY SARAH WESTWOOD | MAY 29, 2015 | 7:39 PM A Florida judge has set a trial date in the racketeering case against the Clinton Foundation and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered the racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case to head to trial January 20, 2016. The order, entered Friday and obtained by the Washington Examiner, came days after Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch filed a lengthy civil complaint against the Clintons and their foundation in...
  • Report: US cyberattack on North Korea was ineffective

    05/29/2015 7:29:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/29/15 | Mark Hensch
    An American cyberattack on North Korea half a decade ago was fruitless overall, sources say. The National Security Agency (NSA) led a mission in 2010 to damage North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Reuters reported on Friday. Operatives tried using a variant of the Stuxnet computer virus deployed against Iran that same year, the news service said, with developers crafting a version that would activate once it reached Korean-language settings on targeted machines. Operatives hoped the virus would disable centrifuges for enriching uranium, much like it had when used against Iran, Reuters said, but the cyberattack stumbled when it encountered North...
  • Defense Department: More labs affected by anthrax than previously reported

    05/29/2015 7:24:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/29/15 | Tara Copp
    The Department of Defense has ordered a review of all labs following revelations that the number of labs that received live anthrax samples is larger than first reported."As of now, 24 laboratories in 11 states and two foreign countries are believed to have received suspect samples. We continue to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who is leading the ongoing investigation pursuit to its statutory authorities. The Department will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the public," Defense Department said in a statement.The Defense Department had previously reported labs in nine states...
  • Iraq exhumes 470 bodies from mass graves near Tikrit

    05/29/2015 6:57:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    The National ^ | 5/28/15
    Iraq has so far found the remains of nearly 500 people believed to have been executed by ISIL near Tikrit last year in what is known as the Speicher massacre. “We have exhumed the bodies of 470 Speicher martyrs from burial sites in Tikrit,” health minister Adila Hammoud said on Thursday. Ms Hammoud said the figure of 470 was not final. “The work to exhume Speicher victims continues.” Last June, armed men belonging or allied to ISIL abducted hundreds of young, mostly Shiite recruits from Speicher military base, just outside the city of Tikrit. They were then lined up in...
  • Man accused of vandalizing Mississauga church told police he wanted to hurt a priest

    05/29/2015 6:54:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 5/28/15 | Louie Rosella
    A Mississauga man accused of committing crimes that targeted a Catholic church near his home told police he was thinking of killing or hurting a priest the night he's alleged to have broken into the place of worship, a Brampton court heard today. Iqbal Hessan, 22, was released on bail Thursday by Justice of the Peace Gerry Manno after a lengthy hearing that lasted two days. He has been charged with breaking and entering, commiting an indictable offence and five counts of mischief over $5,000, in connection with numerous incidents at St. Catherine of Siena Church over the past five...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops! - 30 May 2015

    05/29/2015 6:00:08 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 172 replies
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  • US Drops Cuba From State Terrorism List, Paving the Way for Embassies

    05/29/2015 3:29:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | May 29, 2015 | JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL
    The State Department today removed Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism, paving the way for full diplomatic recognition and an opening of embassies. It has been 45 days since President Obama announced plans to remove Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism and there was no attempt by Congress to stop the action. The State Department said that while differences with the country remain, they weren't a bar to Cuba's removal from the list. "While the United States has significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cuba’s policies and actions, these fall outside...
  • Teen dies after doctors allegedly dismiss stomach cancer symptoms as desire to be thin

    05/29/2015 2:43:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | May 29, 2015 | Staff
    A British teen whose stomach cancer symptoms were allegedly dismissed by doctors as a desire to be skinny died after it spread to her eye and ovaries, the Telegraph reported. Georgia Marrison, 18, who was preparing to study English Literature at University of Sheffield, complained of tiredness and fatigue. But her mother, Joanne, said that doctors downplayed the symptoms to severe anemia and an overwhelming desire to be thin. “I felt abandoned by doctors and had nowhere to turn,” Joanne told the Telegraph. “The doctor said to her, ‘Georgia, you are looking very pale, and I know what you 18-year-old...
  • If Hillary becomes president, who will make her obey the law?

    05/29/2015 2:00:34 PM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2015 | Staff
    Last year, before Hillary Clinton's secret email system became publicly known, Congress passed a law to keep presidents from trying the same trick. If Clinton wins the White House, the law could well be put to the test. The statute is the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014. It recognizes that government officials sometimes (or in Clinton's case, all the time) want to use private email accounts — in the words of the law, "non-official electronic messaging accounts" — to conduct government business. Such communications are still federal records, Congress declared, and must be preserved in accordance with...
  • FNC'S Megyn Kelly Hits Back At "Draw Mohammad" Contest Critics

    05/29/2015 1:58:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On her Tuesday broadcast, Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” host Megyn Kelly took on critics of Pamela Geller’s “Draw Mohammad” contest who have suggested the event was an abuse of free speech.
  • Anti-Semitic fliers found in neighborhoods across region

    05/29/2015 1:49:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Julie Zauzmer
    A day after anti-Semitic fliers papered a neighborhood in Chevy Chase, similar fliers turned up in a D.C. neighborhood, and people throughout the region said they had also seen the hateful leaflets at their doorsteps. Multiple people in the Takoma neighborhood in Northwest D.C. contacted the Post to say that they had found the flier — a two-page compilation of declarations about Jews and falsified quotations — on Thursday morning. Others said they had seen it earlier, before Montgomery County police said they were investigating the distribution of the leaflets in Chevy Chase. Post readers said they had seen the...
  • Majority Of Democrats, Some Republicans Support Illegal Immigrants Voting In U.S. Elections

    05/29/2015 1:46:28 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 29 May 2015 | Caroline May
    A majority of Democratic voters believe illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote, according to a striking new Rasmussen Reports survey. The national telephone survey released Friday reveals that more than one third of “Likely U.S. Voters” — 35 percent — say illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote if they can prove they reside in the U.S. and pay taxes. Sixty percent of “Likely Voters,” disagreed and five percent were undecided. Democrats were more likely to support illegal immigrant voting, with 53 percent supporting the idea. Republicans, however, also indicated support. According to the poll, 20 percent of Republican...
  • Motorcyclist files lawsuit over Waco biker brawl arrest

    05/29/2015 12:45:51 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 56 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | 5/29/15 | Jason Trahan, WFAA
    A 30-year old father and former firefighter who is also a member of a motorcycle club has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging he was illegally swept up in the police dragnet following this month's Twin Peaks biker shootout in Waco.
  • Successful Qatar bid for World Cup aroused suspicion among U.S. officials

    05/29/2015 12:09:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 5/27/2015 | Sari Horwitz
    In November 2010, former president Bill Clinton and then- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. traveled to Zurich to lobby soccer’s world governing body in support of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Soccer’s popularity was rising in the United States, and a successful bid would bring the most watched sporting event in the world back to the country for the first time in nearly three decades. The Americans were not successful. Instead, Qatar — a small, wealthy emirate on the Persian Gulf — became the first Arab country to be awarded the event. Almost immediately, the...
  • Budget committee poised to ease DNR, UW System cuts - Walker moves the budget ball his way

    05/29/2015 11:07:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | May 29, 2015 | Lee Bergquist, Mary Spicuzza and Jason Stein
    Madison— In a final push on the state budget bill, a key legislative panel is poised Friday to ease some proposed cuts to the University of Wisconsin System and a key conservation program while leaving in place most of the spending decreases for those programs. The GOP-controlled budget committee is also expected to approve Gov. Scott Walker's controversial plan to eliminate scientists and other positions at the state Department of Natural Resources but reduce Walker's proposed cuts to the UW System from $300 million over two years to $250 million. That extra $50 million would be distributed to the campuses...
  • With scripture, Hillary Clinton wins over a voter

    05/29/2015 9:03:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Dan Merica
    Columbia, South Carolina (CNN)Hillary Clinton is a lifelong Methodist, but you wouldn't know that by listening to most of her speeches. She rarely speaks -- at least at any length -- about her faith. But the presidential candidate broke with that tradition on Wednesday when she reflected on her religious study and background, during an impromptu conversation with Rev. Frederick Donnie Hunt at Main Street Bakery. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------snip---- After chatting with the bakery's staff and picking out some cupcakes for the road, the presidential candidate sidled up to Hunt and asked him what he was studying. "Corinthians 13," Hunt said calmly,...
  • Courts-martial to begin this week in USS Wyoming shower case

    05/29/2015 9:03:20 AM PDT · by Baynative · 11 replies
    Statrs ans Stripes ^ | May 25, 2015 | Stephen Beardsley
    Three sailors are scheduled for court-martial in Florida this week on charges related to making and sharing videos of female officers and midshipmen showering aboard the ballistic missile submarine USS Wyoming. ~snip~ The episode has been an embarrassment for the Navy as it integrates women into its submarine branch, one of the last communities in the service still largely restricted to men. The Wyoming, based at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., was one of the first ballistic submarines integrated with female officers when the process began in 2011.
  • This American ‘foreign fighter’ says he’s helping Iraqi Christians fight ISIS

    05/29/2015 8:37:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee
    PRI ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Matthew Bell
    Volunteers from dozens of countries around the world have flocked to join the ranks of ISIS in Syria and Iraq. The United Nations says more than 25,000 of these so-called foreign fighters have answered the extremists’ call. But other foreigners — though far fewer in number — have also traveled to the front lines to do battle with ISIS. And that includes an American named Matthew VanDyke. VanDyke says he has founded a group called the Sons of Liberty in order to, in his words, “provide free consulting and training to Iraqi Christians who are fighting against ISIS.” With the...
  • The black lives that don’t matter to progressives

    05/29/2015 4:38:14 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Black Lives Matter, the slogan of the movement that began in earnest after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is a lie. Taken at face value, the phrase is a truism, since obviously all lives matter. But the people who use it as a shibboleth don’t care about black lives per se so much as scoring points against the police. When there is some awful tragedy involving a cop shooting or harming a young black man (sometimes justifiably, sometimes not), they muster every ounce of their moral dudgeon and stage demonstrations eagerly covered by a sympathetic media....
  • MARINES OCCUPY TWO-THIRDS OF NAHA; FOE HITS 13 U.S. SHIPS, LOSES 77 PLANES (5/29/45)

    05/29/2015 4:12:31 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 25 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/29/45 | Bruce Rae, Warren Moscow, Lindesay Parrott, Raymond Daniell, Daniel T. Brigham
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  • Turkey accused of sending arms to Syrian jihadis

    05/29/2015 4:00:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/29/15
    ISTANBUL: Images and video footage allegedly showing trucks belonging to Turkey's state intelligence service carrying weapons en route to jihadist rebels in Syria were published Friday in a Turkish daily. The Turkish government has vehemently denied earlier claims that it is arming rebels fighting in Syria and accused dozens of prosecutors, soldiers and security officers involved in the searching of trucks of attempting to bring it down by suggesting that it is doing so. Earlier this month, Turkey arrested four prosecutors who ordered searches in a similar incident in January 2014 and they are now in prison pending trial. More...
  • CDC investigates shipments of live anthrax

    05/29/2015 3:55:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 5/29/15
    The U.S. Army’s top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples from a chemical weapons testing site that was opened more than 70 years ago in a desolate stretch of desert in Utah. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, told reporters the problem may have been a failure in the technical process of killing, or inactivating, anthrax samples. The process in this case “might not have completely killed” the samples as intended before they were shipped, he said. Odierno said the Centers for Disease Control...
  • Boston STILL has snow piles - and they're filled with trash

    05/29/2015 2:53:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/28/15
    Lingering snow piles from the record-setting New England winter continue to plague the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like. A 75-foot-high snow mound in Boston's Seaport District has been reduced to a three-story pile of dirt and trash — including bicycles, traffic cones and even half a $5 bill — that remains encrusted in solid ice. In Boston, 108.6 inches of snow broke a two-decade-old record this past winter.
  • Finance committee to consider Walker proposal to freeze stewardship land purchases

    05/29/2015 2:35:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | May 29, 2015
    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin lawmakers are ready to vote on Gov. Scott Walker's plan to block the state Department of Natural Resources from purchasing any land through its stewardship program for at least the next 13 years. Walker's budget would place a moratorium on stewardship land acquisitions until the DNR's debt service on purchases already made drops to $1 for every $8 spent since the program began in 1989. The program won't reach that ration until 2028.
  • The Other Racial Divide: Were Asian-American businesses targeted in the Baltimore riots?

    05/19/2015 1:11:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The May 25, 2015 Issue | Dennis P. Halpin, former U.S. consul
    When guests at a North Korea Freedom Week dinner in Northern Virginia learned the Korean-American pastor at our table led a Maryland church, they immediately asked about the situation in Baltimore. It was May 1, and National Guard troops had been deployed to the city three days earlier to help quell the unrest sparked by the death of a man in police custody. The pastor let out a deep sigh before responding. A few members of his congregation had lost everything. After working diligently for years building small businesses in a new country, they watched their efforts literally go up...
  • Scott Walker calls EPA power plant rule 'unworkable'

    05/29/2015 12:44:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2015 | Zack Colman
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signaled in a letter to President Obama that his state might not comply with a forthcoming rule limiting carbon emissions from power plants. The likely GOP presidential candidate told Obama in the May 21 letter that he has "deep concerns regarding our ability to develop a state plan to comply with" the proposed Environmental Protection Agency targets. The implicit threat makes Walker the highest-profile governor to consider endorsing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's strategy of undercutting the regulation through states refusing to submit a compliance plan, though he ultimately stopped short of doing so. "The...
  • U.S. Navy's Big Mistake -- Building Tons of Supercarriers

    05/28/2015 10:37:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | 5/28/15 | David Wise
    “History,” it has been written, “does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Today it’s rhyming with Gen. Billy Mitchell. In the 1920s, Mitchell challenged conventional thinking by advocating air power at sea in the face of a naval establishment dominated by battleship proponents. The hubris of the “battleship Navy” was such that just nine days before Pearl Harbor, the official program for the 1941 Army-Navy game displayed a full page photograph of the battleship USS Arizona with language virtually extolling its invincibility. Of course, the reason that no one had yet sunk a battleship from the air — in combat — was that no...
  • Gay feminist student’s yearbook quote goes viral

    05/28/2015 10:30:41 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies
    FOX ^ | May 28, 2015
    A California high school senior dropped the mic with her yearbook quote. Caitlyn Cannon, 17, hit quite a few hot topics including, gay rights, feminism and the wage gap in a single quote. Her friend, Twitter user, @casualnosebleed tweeted out a photo of the yearbook Tuesday morning. Since then it has been retweeted more than 6,000 time and favorited more than 9,000 times In the quote Cannon said, “I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can’t do that if my wife and I are making .75 cent for every dollar a man makes.” Cannon told the...
  • Climate Change: Mr. Obama, 97 percent of Experts is a Bogus Number

    05/28/2015 5:40:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | May 28, 2015 | Richard Tol
    Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: Climate change is real, man-made and dangerous. President Obama tweeted that, and it has been repeated by countless others. It is tempting for a politician to claim that 97 percent of experts agree with you. But do they? The 97 percent claim was taken from a study paper by Australian John Cook, Climate Communications Fellow for the Global change Institute at the University of Queensland, and his colleagues, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters in May, 2013. The paper says nothing about the would-be dangers of climate change and it counts the number of...
  • Putin Declares Soldiers’ Deaths and Wounds Secret, in War and Peace

    05/28/2015 5:36:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Andrew E. Kramer
    MOSCOW — The deaths or wounds of Russian soldiers in “special operations” can be classified as military secrets, even in peacetime, President Vladimir V. Putin decreed on Thursday. The decree comes as Russia faces accusations that it is sending its soldiers clandestinely to fight in Ukraine, an allegation the Kremlin denies. Mr. Putin’s decree amended a law that had let the military keep soldiers’ deaths or injuries secret only in times of war. Mr. Putin has repeatedly insisted that Russian soldiers are not taking part in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where government forces and pro-Russian separatists keep fighting despite...
  • Favorite Songs about Teens.Tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 5~29~15

    05/28/2015 5:22:26 PM PDT · by fatima · 246 replies
    ~Favorite Songs about Teens.~ Frankie Valli - Grease *Video* EVERLY BROTHERS - Wake up little Susie (1957) *Video*
  • Elderly face NHS discrimination under new UN death targets [coming soon!!]

    05/28/2015 4:58:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/29/15 | Sarah Knapton
    The NHS will be forced to discriminate against the over 70s to meet ‘highly unethical’ UN health targets which seek to reduce premature deaths in younger people, senior medics have warned. Under the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, UN member states must cut the number of deaths from diseases like cancer, stroke, diabetes and dementia by one third by 2030. However because many are age-related illnesses people who succumb to those diseases from the age of 70 are not deemed to have died prematurely and so are not included in the target. In an open letter published in The Lancet, an...
  • Baltimore Police Union Blames Crime Surge on Officers’ Fear of Arrest Post-Freddie Gray

    05/28/2015 4:46:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/28/15 | Polly Mosendz
    The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police said on Thursday that Baltimore’s recent rise in crime is linked to fear among police officers that they will be arrested for doing their jobs. This fear, the union said, comes as a result of the arrests of six officers for the death of Freddie Gray. Gray was wrongly arrested and died of injuries sustained during his arrest. The State Attorney’s Office filed charges against six officers in Gray’s death.“The criminals are taking advantage of the situation in Baltimore since the unrest. Criminals feel empowered now. There is no respect. Police are under...
  • Armed Bikers Plan to Draw Cartoons of Mohammed Outside a Mosque in Arizona

    05/28/2015 4:42:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 110 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 5/28/15 | David Francis
    An armed biker gang. Cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. A mosque in Arizona. What could possibly go wrong?We’ll find out Friday, when two organizers — Jon Ritzheimer and Flash Nelson — host what’s being billed as a peaceful demonstration outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. It’s the former site of worship for Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, who were killed after opening fire outside a May 3 contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in suburban Dallas. Simpson had no direct link to the Islamic State but was sympathetic to its cause. Many Muslims consider depictions of Mohammed blasphemous.Just...
  • Obama EPA Officials Rewrite Clean Water Act to Include Control of Muddy Farm Puddles & Prairie...

    05/28/2015 3:58:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Environmental Protection Agency rewrote the Clean Water Act from 88 pages to 2,200 pages.The new regulations will put the EPA in control of muddy farm puddles and prairie potholes. (video at link)The Wall Street Journal reported, via Instapundit: The Clean Water Act limits the federal government to regulating the “navigable waters of the United States” like the Colorado River or Lake Michigan. In 1986 the EPA expanded that definition to seize jurisdiction over tributaries and adjacent wetlands. Now it is extending federal control over just about any creek, pond, prairie pothole or muddy farm field that EPA says...