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  • Greenpeace under fire

    06/26/2016 9:51:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2016 | H. Sterling Burnett
    Nations around the world reject its eco-terrorism tactics. Governments and courts around the world are finally cracking down on the eco-terrorist organization Greenpeace. The crackdown, which is long overdue, couldn’t happen to a more misguided bunch of people. In early December 2014, more than 20 Greenpeace activists damaged a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of a publicity stunt meant to motivate greater government support for renewable-energy sources they think are necessary to battle supposed human-caused climate change. The activists walked into a “strictly prohibited” area where the Nazca Lines are located in Peru and laid big, yellow cloth letters...
  • US Ambassador: 'Best weapon against BDS - a Palestinian state'

    06/15/2016 8:09:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    inn ^ | 6/15/16 | Yoni Kempinski, Arutz Sheva staff
    US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro addressed the 2016 Herzliya Conference on Wednesday, noting the close social, economic, and political ties between the US and Israel. “Israel is home to over 2,500 US firms,” Shapiro said, pointing out that there “are more Israeli companies listed on the NASDAQ exchange than Indian, Japanese, and Korean listings combined.” Looking to shore up President Barack Obama’s pro-Israel bona fides after more than seven years of diplomatic tensions with the Israeli government, Shapiro claimed the US President admired Israel for its many accomplishments. “’Americans admire a people’, said President Nixon, “who can scratch a...
  • Hillary University: Bill Clinton Bagged $71.46 Million from For-Profit College

    06/09/2016 1:21:35 PM PDT · by safetysign · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/02/2016 | Stephen K. Bannon
    With her campaign sinking in the polls, Hillary Clinton has launched a desperate attack against Trump University to deflect attention away from her deep involvement with a controversial for-profit college that made the Clintons millions, even as the school faced serious legal scrutiny and criminal investigations.
  • Clinton Banked $6.7 Million From Paid Speeches in 2015

    05/18/2016 2:06:15 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 18, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Hillary and Bill Clinton brought in a combined total of $6.725 million in paid speeches in 2015, according to a personal financial disclosure form released late Tuesday night. According to a document her campaign released last year, Clinton gave six paid speeches for a combined income of $1.475 million. One of her biggest pay days was a speech given to Ebay on March 3, 2015 for $315,000. Bill proved to be the 'bread winner' of the pair by giving 22 paid speeches last year for a total of $5.25 million. Eleven of the speeches came after his wife announced her...
  • HB2 Could Cost North Carolina Almost $5 Billion a Year

    05/11/2016 8:00:45 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 39 replies
    The Williams Institute ^ | 05/11/2016 | Christy Mallory and Brad Sears
    By adding to an already challenging legal environment in North Carolina, HB2 could cost the state almost $5 billion a year, according to a new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. "The repeal of HB2 would not only reverse the threat to over $5 billion in economic activity for the state, but would also begin to bring North Carolina some of the economic advantages that come when a state embraces diversity and its LGBT citizens," said Christy Mallory, Senior Counsel at the Williams Institute and co-author of the new report. While prior reports have focused on...
  • Saudi Arabia warns of economic fallout if US Congress passes 9/11 bill

    04/17/2016 6:46:44 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 31 replies
    NYT News Service ^ | 4/16/2016 | Mark Mazetti
    WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of US Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of American assets held by the kingdom if lawmakers pass a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the September 11, 2001, attacks. The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill's passage, according to administration officials and congressional aides from both parties, and the Saudi threats have been the subject of inten se discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the...
  • NC Passes Bill to Protect Women and Girls But The Left Won’t Have It

    03/26/2016 7:37:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 25, 2016 | Michael Ware
    North Carolina passed a bill making it illegal for men and boys who claim to be a woman to use female facilities. Places such as public restrooms, showers and locker rooms now will be off limits to these men. As I reported this bill was voted on in response to the anti-discrimination law that was passed by Charlotte city council. The, pushed as a law to overcome discrimination, was no more than a Transgender wedge to push their agenda. But, now there are consequences for the passage. The bullies are out in full force. Breitbart reports
  • Club for Growth warns against Trump endorsements

    03/01/2016 8:36:24 AM PST · by kevcol · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/01/16 | Burgess Everett
    The Club for Growth is issuing a warning to its stable of congressional candidates this fall: Endorse Donald Trump and you might just lose your backing. . . More spending is expected over the next two weeks, which could be decisive in determining whether Trump is the nominee, sources at the Club said.
  • Extortion: Obama Race Nazis Shake Down Toyota For $22 Million

    02/11/2016 6:52:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/11/2016
    As Obama's consumer watchdog agency kneecaps yet another car lender for payola for Democrat constituents, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders pledge to double down on the monstrous abuses carried about by the agency. The five-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, now the single most powerful and least accountable federal agency in Washington, just put a $22 million hit on Toyota Motor Credit over more trumped-up racism charges. All told, the out-of-control agency has extracted more than $220 million from the auto finance industry, including major players Ally Bank, Honda and Fifth Third Bank. Several other lenders are under anti-bias investigation. The...
  • D.C. City Council Passes Measure to Pay Criminals to NOT Commit Crime

    02/06/2016 6:22:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 5, 2016 10:16am ET | Nick Kangadis
    The District of Columbia (D.C.) City Council has passed a measure that would pay people $9,000 a year to NOT commit crimes. The mafia has a word for this: extortion. Except in this case, the mafia are the potential criminals, and the neighborhood business owners are the D.C. government. Under the measure, which still has to be approved by the mayor, city officials would choose 200 people a year that they consider to be at high risk for committing or becoming a victim of a crime. ...
  • Muslims in Germany say Sex Attacks will Continue Until the Government Bans Alcohol!

    02/01/2016 5:10:22 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 92 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 1/28/2016 | Onan Coca
    Remember the good ol' days when immigrants would assimilate into the culture of their new nation in an effort to fit in and be 'good citizens'? Yeah, that mindset doesn't seem to exist anymore, especially with the new wave of Muslim migrants currently swarming throughout Europe. While outrage continues to spread throughout Europe (and particularly in Germany) at the disgusting spate of sexual assaults that are piling up, one Muslim group says they the solution to Europe's problem. All Europe has to do to stop the Muslim Sexual Assaults is BAN alcohol! A group called The Muslim Stern is calling...
  • ‘Sweet Cakes’ Owners’ Bank Accounts Seized as Damages... [Before Christmas]

    12/29/2015 12:33:47 PM PST · by amorphous · 75 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 Dec 2015 | Chris Enloe
    On Monday, the Associated Press reported that "Sweet Cakes by Melissa" owners Melissa and Aaron Klein paid their state-ordered damages to a lesbian couple with check totaling $136,927.07 - but that isn't the whole story. According to Fox News writer Todd Starnes, who spoke with Melissa Klein a few weeks before Christmas, Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries confiscated all of the money in her checking and savings accounts, including one that had money set aside for her church tithe. They totaled nearly $7,000.
  • Former NY Senate Leader Dean Skelos, Son Convicted of Extortion

    12/11/2015 12:19:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/11/2015 | Tom Hays
    A former state Senate leader and his son were convicted Friday of federal extortion charges, marking the second time in a month that one of Albany's most powerful politicians was run out office following a case that put the state capital's political culture on trial. The prosecution of Republican Dean Skelos, 67, and his 33-year-old son, Adam, cast a harsh light on politics-as-usual, much like the one against former Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was convicted of bribery on Nov. 30. ...
  • CAIR Director: U.S. ‘Partially to Blame’ for San Bernardino Jihad

    12/04/2015 3:23:22 PM PST · by Rockitz · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Dec 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    The United States is “partially” responsible for a jihadi massacre on Wednesday in San Bernardino, California, carried out by Islamic State loyalists who killed 14 and wounding dozens more, Hussam Ayloush, the Los Angeles Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said Friday. “Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the West, have fueled that extremism,” Ayloush said on CNN’s New Day.
  • An endorsement for #BlackLivesMatter to shut down all commerce in all cities

    11/28/2015 6:45:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Black Lives Matter, not Black Friday!No Justice, No Shopping!If you took time out from holiday festivities with family and friends to watch the news at all yesterday (likely a bad idea to begin with) you are probably aware of the large scale Black Lives Matter protests which essentially shut down holiday shopping on Chicago’s Miracle Mile. It wasn’t as if they weren’t telegraphing their punches because organizers, including Jesse Jackson, had announced the disruptions days in advance. Here are a few of the sights and sounds.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The crowds, understandably angry over the more than...
  • FBI steps up interviews in Clinton email probe

    11/10/2015 6:57:19 AM PST · by safetysign · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/10/2015 | Rachel Bade
    Questions focus on whether State officials improperly sent classified material. Even as Hillary Clinton tries to put questions about her private email server behind her, the FBI has stepped up inquiries into the security of the former Secretary of State's home-made email system, and how aides communicated over email, POLITICO has learned. The FBI’s recent moves suggest that its inquiry could have evolved from the preliminary fact-finding stage that the agency launches when it receives a credible referral, according to former FBI and DOJ officials inteviewed by POLITICO. Story Continued Below “This sounds to me like it’s more than a...
  • How to steal $75,000 from the Poor in One Day’s Work

    11/07/2015 4:41:30 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 53 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 10-27-15 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Full title: How to steal $75,000 from the poor in one Day's work - traffic court is a tax collection scheme masked as justice The new liberality concerning marijuana possession in the United States is long overdue, but let’s not exaggerate how much progress we’ve made. Users might not be ending up in jail as frequently as they did 10 years ago. But cops, judges, and courts still exercise arbitrary power to ruin people’s lives, and they continue to do so at astonishing rates, all over the country. I recently saw this firsthand. I sat in a municipal traffic court...
  • Clinton charity, under pressure, will amend tax return errors

    11/05/2015 6:30:28 AM PST · by safetysign · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/4/2015 | Jonathan Allen11/4/2015
    The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation's flagship health project changed its mind again on Wednesday on the matter of its erroneous tax returns, saying it would refile them with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service after all. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) said the decision to refile its 2012 and 2013 returns was in response to "recent media interest."
  • Doctors Agree: Obama's Electronic Medical Records Mandate Sucks!

    10/23/2015 7:40:25 PM PDT · by 100American · 35 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | Oct 23, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2015/10/23/doctors-agree-obamas-electronic-medical-records-mandate-sucks-n2069809?bt_alias=eyJ1c2VySWQiOiJkNmM1NGMxZS1kY2NkLTRmYjktODdmZi02ZmIzMmFmZDEzYjgifQ%3D%3D Hey, who's up for a stiff dose of "See, I told you so?" For the past several years, medical professionals have warned that the federal electronic medical records mandate -- buried in the trillion-dollar Obama stimulus of 2009 -- would do more harm than good. Their diagnosis, unfortunately, is on the nose. The Quack-in-Chief peddled his tech-centric elixir as a cost-saving miracle. "This will cut waste, eliminate red tape, and reduce the need to repeat expensive medical tests," he crowed at the time. In theory, of course, modernizing record-collection is a good idea, which many private health care providers...
  • Oregon Officials Seek to Seize $135K From Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Couple

    10/05/2015 9:01:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/05/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Officials in Oregon have started a legal process to seize $135,000 from Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein after they refused to pay the state-ordered damages for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian marriage ceremony. "Our agency has docketed the judgment and is exploring collection options," Charlie Burr, communications director at Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, told The Daily Signal. "They are entitled to a full and fair review of the case, but do not have the right to disregard a legally binding order." It's a preliminary step to seize the Kleins' house, property, or other assets...
  • Scott Walker and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Stadium Deal

    08/15/2015 9:07:50 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 80 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 8/13/2015 | John Gabriel
    Two days ago, I praised Gov. Scott Walker’s quiet conservatism. Today, I’ll criticize his inconsistency. The Milwaukee Bucks decided they needed a new basketball arena and they told the government to pay for it. If politicos didn’t cough up $250 million, the NBA warned that the Bucks might leave Wisconsin. Nice team you have here, Milwaukee. It’d be a shame if something happened to it… Taxpayers would rightly be furious if a private business demanded they fund a supermarket, an office building, or a strip mall — why on earth should they send their hard-earned money to millionaire athletes and...
  • Mideast hackers target U.S. gas pumps

    08/12/2015 3:51:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-12-15 | John Siciliano
    Hackers from Syria and Iran are on the prowl to hold a neighborhood or city's gasoline supply up for ransom, or, worse, cause it to spill and explode, with Washington being high on the target list, according to a new report. The report, issued over the weekend by a group of digital security sleuths, found that a number of groups, including the notorious Syrian Electronic Army — known for hacking news groups — are looking for soft targets they can take control of easily through the Internet, and use to cause a variety of mayhem. The report shows that retail...
  • Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin emerges as potential liability in 2016 bid

    08/05/2015 7:17:04 AM PDT · by safetysign · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/04/2015 | S.A. Miller
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s closest aide is starting to look like a liability on the campaign trail for the Democratic presidential front-runner. Huma Abedin, who has been at Mrs. Clinton’s side as her personal assistant — or “body woman” — since the 2008 presidential race, has come under scrutiny for pocketing a $33,000 payout from the State Department for unused leave and using her simultaneous employment inside and outside of government to “deliver favors” to Clinton cronies.
  • FBI says hackers shake down big banks, threaten to shut sites if they don’t pay up

    07/30/2015 3:44:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Priya Anand
    Financial companies are facing extortion threats from hackers who threaten to knock their websites offline unless firms pay tens of thousands of dollars, an FBI agent told MarketWatch Thursday. More than 100 companies, including targets from big banks to brokerages in the financial sector, have received distributed denial of service threats since about April, says Richard Jacobs, assistant special agency in charge of the cyber branch at the FBI’s New York office. With these types of attacks, known as DDoS, criminals jam websites by flooding them with useless traffic. The ransom requests typically run in the tens of thousands of...
  • Clinton Foundation Allegedly Demanded $500K Donation From Supermodel Petra Nemcova’s Charity

    06/29/2015 7:42:06 AM PDT · by safetysign · 13 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 05/31/2015 | Staff
    According to the New York Times, Bill Clinton was willing to show up at the Petra Nemcova gala commemorating the 10th anniversary of the tsunami to accept an award only after the skids were greased with an invoiced $500,000 donation. Pictures at link:
  • Florida City Council Considers Bill That Would Tell Residents How to Park in Their Own Driveways

    06/26/2015 8:46:48 PM PDT · by Cowman · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jun. 26, 2015 1:55pm | Jon Street
    The city council in Jacksonville, Florida, is considering a bill that would make it a violation of city code for residents to back their vehicles into their driveways if their license plates cannot be seen from the street. According to the text of the bill, the new proposed ordinance would prohibit the “improper storage of vehicles” to reduce the “visual blight” of neighborhoods. It is also aimed to regulate “potentially hazardous conditions” on private property. Supporters say the ordinance is needed in order for officers to issue citations for abandoned vehicles, the Florida Times-Union reported. Currently, if a vehicle doesn’t...
  • VETS TOLD THEY CAN 'BUY BACK' 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

    06/16/2015 2:26:03 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies
    WND ^ | June 5 2015 | BOB UNRUH
    A legal team investigating the Obama administration’s order that certain American military veterans deemed “incompetent” give up their weapons says the problem is worse than expected. People who live with veterans now are being ordered not to possess a gun, and some veterans are told they can “buy back” their Second Amendment rights by giving up their veterans’ benefits. “This is simply unbelievable, On the one hand the [Veterans Administration] and the FBI have found veterans to be mentally ill and too dangerous to be allowed to own firearms, while on the other hand allowing these allegedly dangerous people to...
  • Hillary Clinton's fifteen biggest scandals

    06/13/2015 2:24:02 PM PDT · by safetysign · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/13/2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Hillary Clinton is set to launch her presidential campaign for the second time Saturday in New York amid a barrage of criticism that has marred her first weeks on the trail. The Clintons have been no stranger to scandals, some dating back to when Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas. But there are many scandals that originated in Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. The following 15 scandals are just a few to keep in mind as she launches her presidential campaign. Boeing bucks Boeing gave generously to the Clinton Foundation after Hillary Clinton personally intervened on its behalf...
  • Summer Riots Are Coming…Unless!

    06/12/2015 1:20:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    This Memorial Day weekend marked a historic uptick in violence in many US cities. Three cities seem to symbolize our national woes the most - Baltimore, Chicago, and Ferguson. In Baltimore 9 people were killed and 29 shot. Chicago marked 12 killed and 44 wounded. The police in Baltimore and the other cities seem to be moving with unprecedented caution. Further, self initiated policing has slowed down significantly. The morale of law enforcement officers is at a decadal low. Therefore, both violent and petty crimes may flourish in several “hot spot” cities this summer. In Ferguson, sky rocketing crime rates...
  • Dennis Hastert: When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Your Own Money From Your Bank

    06/07/2015 5:39:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/07/2015 | Josh Barro
    Dennis Hastert has not been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse, nor has he been indicted on a charge of paying money he was not legally allowed to pay. The indictment of Mr. Hastert, a former House speaker, released last week, lays out two counts: taking money out of the bank the wrong way, and then lying to the F.B.I. about what he did with the money. Does that make sense? Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic, for example, is worried that the indictment constitutes government overreach, punishing Mr. Hastert for concealing payments whose disclosure he may have thought would...
  • Nothing gay about Hastert hypocrisy

    06/07/2015 7:42:23 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart
    In discussing the scandal engulfing former House speaker Dennis Hastert, who is due in court this week, one thing must be made absolutely clear. What he is alleged to have done to young boys has absolutely nothing to do with being gay or gay rights. * Almost immediately after the news broke of Hastert’s indictment, folks looked to Congress for signs of hypocrisy. Former representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who is gay, made an assertion during an appearance on Huffington Post Live last Monday that was flat-out inappropriate. “Dennis Hastert twice as speaker tried to get the house to pass a...
  • Former House Speaker Hastert Indicted In Probe Into $3.5M In Withdrawals

    05/28/2015 4:40:52 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 168 replies
    Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Chicago. The Illinois Republican, 73, is charged with trying to evade cash withdrawal requirements, and with lying to the FBI about it.
  • Meet the Whore family: from Whore Island!

    05/23/2015 6:34:55 AM PDT · by safetysign · 15 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 05/22/2015 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    The Clinton Foundation said Thursday it received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from foreign sources, universities, large corporations. South Korea, Thailand and Nigeria. Etc. This after “forgetting” to disclose 1,100 foreign donors. This after the Clinton Foundation failed to report $$tens of millions in foreign donations on their taxes, forcing them to refile at least five years’ worth of returns. I’m sure the IRS is cool with that – after all, they don’t have “Tea Party”, “Conservative” , “Christian” or “Palin” in the name of their organization – Friend me on Facebook – no one turned...
  • Bush Would Use Obama Immigration Order to Extort Legislation from Congress [semi-satire]

    05/20/2015 10:21:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Potential candidate for president and former Governor of Florida JEB Bush told FOX News’ Megyn Kelly that “unlike some other GOP presidential contenders, I would not move to immediately undo President Obama’s executive action granting special privileges to illegal immigrants. Instead, I would refuse to revoke it until Congress passed appropriate enabling legislation. In any case, the American voter can count on me to see that legalizing those in this country illegally will go forward with or without legislation.” Bush acknowledged the shaky legality of Obama’s executive action, but averred that “doing the right thing is more important than confining...
  • Feds to return $107G they seized from NC business owner, attorneys say

    05/14/2015 3:57:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2015 | Barnini Chakraborty & Kelley Vlahos
    Lyndon McLellan fought the law -- and apparently, he won. The North Carolina business owner for months has been battling the federal government after IRS agents last fall seized $107,000 from him, under a controversial practice known as civil forfeiture. But his attorneys at the Institute for Justice announced Thursday that the IRS and Department of Justice have moved to dismiss the case and give him back his money. “What’s wrong is wrong, and what the government did here was wrong,” McLellan said in a statement Thursday. “I just hope that by standing up for what’s right, it means it...
  • Family of Georgia Black Man Found Hanging From Tree Wants Answers

    05/14/2015 2:11:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 11, 2015 | Samantha Allen
    The mother and sisters of Roosevelt Champion III, who was found dead Monday, tell The Daily Beast he was being questioned in the death of a white woman—and doubt he killed himself.GREENSBORO, Ga.—A body hanging from a tree. For the mother of any black man living in the South, it’s an image laden with awful symbolism. “It hurt,” JoAnn Henderson said of learning Monday morning that her son, Roosevelt Champion III, 43, had been found hanged from a tree behind a home on Martin Luther King Drive. “It really hurt.” Henderson and I were standing some hours later in the...
  • House Democrat Calls For Creation Of 'Hostage Czar' After Drone Strike

    05/01/2015 3:04:53 PM PDT · by GraceG · 3 replies
    Huffington Puffington post ^ | 5/01/2015 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) said Sunday that the administration should name a "hostage czar" amid revelations that a U.S. drone strike killed two innocent hostages in Pakistan. “What we're calling for is the creation of effectively a hostage czar, which deals with a slightly different issue, which deals with finding these hostages,” Delaney said on ABC's "This Week." President Barack Obama on Thursday took full responsibility for the deaths of Warren Weinstein, an American hostage, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national hostage. “In my experience with Warren's case, we do not do as good of a job,...
  • Popeyes attempting to rectify pregnant manager's firing (told to pay back cash that was stolen)

    04/22/2015 9:50:22 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 76 replies
    khou.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | khou.com
    CHANNELVIEW, Texas – The pregnant Popeyes manager, who was fired less than 36 hours after a robbery, has been offered her job back. Marissa Holcomb, who is a mother of three with a fourth child on the way, had a meeting with Z & H Foods owner Amin Dhanani on Wednesday, a day after our original story aired of her firing. "He just apologized and pretty much offered me if I wanted to go back to his business and work there again," she said. Holcomb says she was originally terminated because she refused to pay back money that was stolen...
  • Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention

    04/19/2015 11:19:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Despite questions of the Rev’s financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review.
  • United Nations has no reason to continue existing at all What Exactly Does the U.N. Accomplish?

    04/12/2015 8:58:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/12/2015 | Jim Yardley
    So exactly what is the use in having the United Nations exist at all? It obviously doesn’t do very well in that whole “Let’s prevent war” thing and apparently has all but given up that idea. Unless one considers all their other, marginal efforts, aimed at creating a global government (which would probably operate about as well as the European Union) the United Nations has no reason to continue existing at all. After all, as we said at the start of this article, it doesn’t accomplish much, and then only on a very good day if at all.
  • Feds To Block FEMA Funds For States That Deny Man-Made Global Warming

    03/21/2015 5:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Downtrend ^ | March 20, 2015 | Brian Anderson
    Well, there’s one way to ensure that everyone buys into the man-made global warming hoax: extortion. Starting next year the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will stop funds from going to states that refuse to believe that humans are causing climate change. This news comes straight from the leftist eco-nuts at Inside Climate News, so you can be assured that it isn’t a “paranoid” conservative interpretation of an innocuous FEMA regulation: The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster preparedness funds only for states...
  • Ransomware: Pay it or fight it?

    03/21/2015 9:30:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Network World ^ | Mar 16, 2015 | Colin Neagle
    Ask security experts what to do when hit with ransomware – the sophisticated malware that infects a device or network, uses military-grade encryption to restrict access, and demands payment for the decryption key – and you'll typically get the same answer: "never pay the ransom." But for many, that's simply not an option. For example, last November an employee in the Sheriff's Department in Dickinson County, Tenn., accidentally clicked on a malicious ad and exposed the office network to the infamous CryptoWall ransomware. Detective Jeff McCliss told local News Channel 5 that CryptoWall had encrypted "every sort of document you...
  • Illegal Alien in National Guard Busted for Aiding Mexican Drug Gangs [ Arizona ]

    02/22/2015 8:17:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Radix News ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    members of the Arizona National Guard, including military recruiters were discovered working as “muscle” and “traffickers” for Mexican drug gangs .. About 12 National Guard were identified as suspects in one of the FBI’s biggest government corruption cases ever, which was almost totally ignored by government officials in Washington and major national news outlets On Friday in federal court, a non-commissioned officer (non-com) with the border-state Arizona’s Army National Guard was sentenced to federal prison for his role in protecting drug traffickers by using his military position to provide security for shipments of cocaine being transported from Mexico into the...
  • Walmart Recent Wage Increase a Free Market Success

    02/20/2015 1:39:45 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 13 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-20-15 | Cara Sullivan
    Yesterday, Walmart announced that, beginning in April of this year, the company will raise the pay of all its employees to at least $9 an hour. In 2016, the company’s minimum pay rate will again jump to $10. This move will affect approximately 500,000 Walmart employees and, along with several other changes such as increased training and scheduling options, is estimated to cost the company $1 billion. Walmart’s pay increase follows a number of businesses, including Aetna, Ikea and Gap Inc., that have announced an internal company minimum wage higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. While some...
  • Iraq Vet: IRS Extorted Me, Left Me No Money to Run My Business

    02/12/2015 10:18:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Feb 12, 2015 7:44 pm
    An Iraq War veteran says the IRS extorted him and left him no money to run his small business. Navy veteran Andrew Clyde, owner of Clyde Armory in Georgia, explained on tonight’s “On The Record” that the IRS seized nearly $1 million from him back in April 2013 due to a federal program which allows the IRS to seize assets over suspected criminal activity. Clyde said two IRS agents showed up with a seizure warrant and took $940,313 from the company bank account. They accused him of “structuring,” or frequently depositing sums under $10,000, since deposits above $10,000 must be...
  • Openly Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To 'Out' Colleagues' Extramarital Affairs

    01/27/2015 11:28:37 AM PST · by servo1969 · 86 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 1-27-2015 | Trey Sanchez
    Alabama's first openly gay state lawmaker threatened to "out" fellow elected officials engaged in extramarital affairs, especially those that champion family values and traditional marriage. State Rep. Patricia Todd's (D-Birmingham) ire came to a boil after several state officials reacted negatively to a recent federal ruling that declared Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard called the ruling "outrageous" and said that the will of 80% of Alabama citizens who voted in 2006 to define marriage as between a man and a woman has been overturned by the act of "a single unelected and unaccountable federal...
  • Sharpton calls 'emergency meeting' over 'appalling' white Oscar nominees -

    01/16/2015 2:16:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Dan Calabrese
    Clown.To the extent that there remain serious racial issues in this country, the black community deserves to be represented by serious people - and I mean both left and right, and yes you can find them - who speak with serioius voices on these matters.But the news media, which I become more convinced by the day is racist in the extreme, won't let that happen because every time there is a racial matter real or imagined, they lavish attention on a clown. That would be Al Sharpton. And because he knows he will get attention every time he speaks, Sharpton...
  • Al Sharpton Calls For Emergency Meeting To Address 'Appalling' All-White Oscar Nominees

    01/15/2015 4:00:49 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    BI ^ | 1-15-2015 | Colin campbell
    The Rev. Al Sharpton was left fuming mad after the Oscars revealed its all-white list of nominees for this year's Oscar awards on Thursday. "The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets," Sharpton quipped in a statement released later in the afternoon. Sharpton, a critic of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, also announced he was holding an "emergency meeting" next week to address the issue. "I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards," he said.
  • Feds: Yee shook down NFL team, 'Shrimpboy' headed organized crime group (shoulder fired missiles)

    07/25/2014 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 7/25/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** At one meeting with an undercover FBI agent, Jackson allegedly told Yee that the agent knew the owner of an NFL team. Yee then told the agent about a pending law that would limit NFL players from filing workers' compensation claims in the state if they played for out of state teams. Yee told the agent that he should "convey this information to the owner of the NFL team" with an offer of help from Yee. Asked about the cost of such a vote, Yee reportedly said, "Oh no...we gotta drag it out, man. We gotta juice this thing."...
  • How Sharpton gets paid to not cry ‘racism’ at corporations

    01/04/2015 3:19:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 4, 2015 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist? Then you need to pay Al Sharpton. For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Sharpton’s National Action Network. What they get in return is the reverend’s supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence. Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal met with the activist preacher after leaked e-mails showed her making racially charged comments about President Obama. Pascal was under siege after a suspected North Korean cyber attack pressured the studio to...