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  • Shooting on Canada's Parliament Hill

    10/22/2014 7:08:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Kristinn
    Reports coming in from Canada of shooting at the Library of Parliament. One shooter reported captured. Unconfirmed reports of one dead. Police looking for more shooters, but not sure if more.
  • When Communists Murdered a Priest

    10/22/2014 6:45:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    Editor’s note: The original piece was published at The American Spectator. It was October 19, 1984—30 years ago this week. A gentle, courageous, and genuinely holy priest, Jerzy Popieluszko, age 37, found himself in a ghastly spot that, though it must have horrified him, surely did not surprise him. An unholy trinity of thugs from communist Poland’s secret police had seized and pummeled him. He was bound and gagged and stuffed into the trunk of their cream-colored Fiat 125 automobile as they roamed the countryside trying to decide where to dispatch him. This kindly priest was no less than the...
  • Laser imaging reveals how far its warships have come since HMS Victory's glory days

    10/22/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 22 October 2014 | VICTORIA WOOLLASTON
    The British Navy has seen significant changes over the past 200 years, since Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson sailed HMS Victory to glory in the Battle of Trafalgar. And to celebrate 2014 being the 209th anniversary of Trafalgar Day - when Admiral Nelson hoisted the flag in conquest - BAE Systems has revealed just how far naval engineering has evolved. Using laser imaging techniques, experts have been able to get under the skin of HMS Victory - the oldest commissioned warship in the world - allowing them to draw direct comparisons between the vessel, and Type 45 Destroyer HMS Defender. The...
  • Farage thanks Barroso for exposing Cameron's deception

    10/22/2014 3:55:29 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 3 replies
    Today Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP and co-president of the European of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (EFDD) in the European Parliament, was back in his front row seat at the parliament after his eurosceptic EFDD group defeated attempts by the eurofanatic leadership of the parliament to disband them and take away their speaking rights. The victory of the group meant that the German Socialist President of the Parliament, Martin Schulz, who last week was accused by Nigel Farage of “manipulative backroom politics of the worst kind,” was forced to introduce “EFDD Mr Farage” to address the parliament. Farage rose...
  • The Last European Commission to Govern Britain - Nigel Farage

    10/22/2014 3:50:37 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 8 replies
    Transcript: Mr Juncker, as you present this morning your new Commission, you tell us that they're all in the Last-Chance Saloon. Well, I'll tell you what, I'll come and see you there. But you're going to have to introduce me to them, because this is pretty much a bunch of non-entities, unknown. I spoke to MEPs this morning who will be voting later, and most of them couldn't even name half of them. And the one from Britian is so obscure, his name, Lord Hill should be Lord Who, because the British public couldn't pick the bloke out of a...
  • Russia prepares militarization of Arctic

    10/22/2014 2:44:38 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 46 replies
    UPI Top News ^ | Oct. 21, 2014 , 9:21 AM | Ed Adamczyk
    MOSCOW, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Russia has begun a large-scale militarization of the Arctic Ocean region, with a military command structure planned by 2017. It comes after recent discoveries of oil and natural gas reserves under the ocean floor, and the possibility a potential Northern Sea Route -- an alternative to the Suez Canal -- could soon be established as global climate change causes melting of Arctic ice.
  • Shanghai shipyard 'to build second Chinese designed aircraft carrier'

    10/22/2014 2:34:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 22 October, 2014 | Minnie Chan
    Work on China's second locally designed and built aircraft carrier will soon get under way at Jiangnan Shipyard, overseas reports says China will soon start building its second locally designed aircraft carrier in Shanghai, according to a Canadian report. Kanwa Asian Defence, an English-language monthly defence review produced in Toronto, said Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard was preparing to start work on the carrier. When completed, the carrier and another under construction in Dalian will give the PLA Navy two fully functioning, battle-ready aircraft carriers. The recently completed Liaoning, the refitted former Soviet carrier Varyag, is classed as a training platform, not...
  • Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlift

    10/22/2014 2:15:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Oct 22, 2014
    Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gaviăo Peixoto, Brazil. The first flight, planned to take place by the end of 2014. Today, 21 October, Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gaviăo Peixoto, Brazil. The event was attended by the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, the Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Lieutenant-Brigadier General Juniti Saito, and delegations and representatives from more than 30 countries. This milestone rollout will allow the Company...
  • Joni Ernst: Congress, Obama Administration Failing on Ebola

    10/22/2014 1:02:21 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 10/20/2014 | Joni Ernst
    Like all Americans, I welcome the news that Dallas is reportedly Ebola-free weeks after a Liberian man infected with the virus came to Texas. The fact that the disease did not spread further is a testament to good luck and hard work by brave health care workers. But the fact that it spread at all is a stain on this Administration’s record and should concern every American. With Ebola still out of control in West Africa, this remains an urgent international health threat. Congress and the Administration must get serious before we have another outbreak in the U.S. The Ebola...
  • Syrian Air Force Carries Out 200 Strikes In 36 Hours

    10/22/2014 12:46:16 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 20 replies
    BEIRUT, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 air strikes around the country in the past 36 hours, a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday, a rapid increase in government raids as U.S.-led forces bomb Islamist insurgents elsewhere. The intensified strikes by President Bashar al-Assad's forces will add to the fear among his opponents that the government is taking advantage of the U.S. raids on Islamic State to attack other foes, including opposition groups that Washington backs. Analysts say the increase could be because the Syrian military wants to weaken rebel groups before...
  • China installs buoys in Pacific Ocean, report says

    10/22/2014 12:04:26 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in "key marine areas" of the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region. The mission carried out by the Chinese research vessel Kexue "marks the first time that China has put an array of submerged buoys on such a big scale", the official Xinhua news agency reported late Tuesday.
  • Report: Obama Won’t Present Congress with Iran Agreement

    10/21/2014 11:14:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/14
    The New York Times reports that if a permanent agreement is reached with Iran regarding its nuclear program before the end of November deadline, President Barack Obama will make every effort not to bring the agreement before the US Congress for a vote. Senior US government clerks told the newspaper that Obama is authorized to suspend most of the sanctions placed on Tehran, even without asking Congress...
  • Marine suspect transferred to Philippine detention (Allegedly killed a ladyboy)

    10/21/2014 9:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim Gomez
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The U.S. military turned over a Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino to the Philippine military's main camp in the capital Wednesday, easing a looming irritant over his custody, officials said. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton had been detained on board the USS Peleliu at the Subic Bay Freeport, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Manila, after he was implicated in the death of 26-year-old Jennifer Laude, whose former name was Jeffrey....
  • Ebola Debuts on Americans' List of Top U.S. Problems

    10/21/2014 8:58:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin McCarthy
    As the quarantine period ends for people exposed to the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola, the virus for the first time ranks among the top 10 issues Americans consider to be the most important ones facing the country. However, Ebola still ranks behind five other issues, including the economy (17%), dissatisfaction with government (16%) and unemployment (10%), and ties several others.These results come from an Oct. 12-15 Gallup poll, conducted while dozens of people in the U.S. were still being quarantined after coming in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who died earlier this month from...
  • 'I am not a spy,' says US Businessman Attacked in Hong Kong

    10/21/2014 6:55:14 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 8 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 21, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung claimed Sunday that local democracy protests raging for over a month are, “not entirely a domestic movement, as external forces are involved.” American businessman Mark Simon has been thrown into the eye of this storm as one of the alleged external forces. “Former American Military Intelligence Officer Turned Next Media Executive,” charged a typical headline about him in the pro-Beijing press. Next Media is a leading pro-democracy publishing company in Asia. Raised in Falls Church, Va., Mr. Simon played football at East Carolina University and attended Georgetown University before a 25-year career in the...
  • UN Biodiversity Conference Pushes Global Redistribution, Restriction, Regimentation

    10/21/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 October 2014 | William F. Jasper
    UN Biodiversity Conference Pushes Global Redistribution, Restriction, Regimentation 20 October 2014 “Resource mobilization” and “capacity building” were two of the key terms that dominated the recently concluded United Nations “biodiversity” conference in Korea. “Resource mobilization,” as the reader may guess, refers to increasing government funding (i.e., increasing taxation) to support biodiversity programs and research. “Capacity building,” a favorite phrase at the UN, refers to foreign aid transfers from the developed to the lesser developed countries, which means either government-to-government or government-to-UN agency transfers of wealth.The 12th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP12) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity...
  • Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to FIFA on Slave Labor

    10/21/2014 6:14:48 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    Right Side News ^ | October 21, 2014 | Qatar Awareness Campaign
    Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA-Strasse 20, P.O. Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland Dear Mr. Blatter: This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. FIFA is preparing to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar’s capital city of Doha, and this decision has proved anything but uncontroversial. Not the least, because of bribery charges. In September 2013, the UK’s The Guardian ran a feature story on Qatar’s “World Cup slaves.” These slaves, foreign workers who are flown...
  • Malkin: The Hunter Biden Chronicles

    10/21/2014 6:06:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 22, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden. Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining their neck muscles to look the other way. The youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden made news last week after The Wall Street Journal revealed he had been booted from the Navy Reserve for cocaine use. His drug abuse was certainly no surprise to the Navy, which issued him a waiver for a previous drug offense before commissioning him as...
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY: THE UNAPOLOGETIC BENEFICIARY OF A TERROR REGIME

    10/21/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    Political Illusions Exposed ^ | October 21, 2014 | C. Nethery
    DESCRIPTION: Georgetown University is the beneficiary of funds from Qatar, the same country which funds Hamas and other terrorist organizations. Let us imagine a hypothetical scenario, shall we? You have a friend. In spite of a few personal shortcomings and a penchant for choosing some unsavory friends in his other social groups, from what you can tell, he shares similar ideals, political views and objectives. One day, your friend approaches you with an idea. “Why don’t I build and pay for a ‘mother-in-law’ suite in my backyard which you can live in, and you’ll only have to pay for the...
  • Warning: Extremely Disturbing Images. Woman Stoned to Death by ISIS in Syria

    10/21/2014 5:56:07 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 57 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 10-21-14
    A video posted on the Internet shows the stoning of a woman accused of adultery in the Hama area in Syria. In the video, an official from the Islamic State is shown administering the proceedings, at the end of which, the woman is led to a hole in the ground, where she is stoned to death by her father and other men present. Following are excerpts from a video featuring ISIS stoning a woman to death in Hama, Syria, which was posted on the Internet on October 21, 2014: ISIS Member: You are the first woman in this area on...
  • Scotland Yard: Minimum of Five Britons Join ISIS Every Week

    10/21/2014 5:49:24 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-21-14 | Ari Yashar
    Britain's most senior police officer revealed shocking statistics on Tuesday, according to which five UK citizens are leaving each and every week to join the brutal Islamic State (IS or ISIS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was quoted by the Huffington Post saying: "the advance of IS across Iraq and Syria...are not just the horrors of distant lands. We know that over 500 British nationals traveled to join the conflict. Many have returned and many will wish to do so in the coming months and perhaps in future years." "We still have an...
  • Jordan Pressing Israel not to Allow Jewish Temple Mount Prayer

    10/21/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-21-14 | By Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar
    Jordan's King Abdullah II is pressing Israel not to pass a bill allowing Jews to exercise their religious rights and pray on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, a senior official of the Hashemite kingdom revealed on Tuesday. Jordanian Ambassador to "Palestine" Khalid al-Shawabka told the Palestinian Arab Ma'an News Agency that a bill proposed by MK Miri Regev (Likud) dividing prayer time at the Mount, as is done in Hevron's Cave of Machpelah, is "unacceptable," calling the Al-Aqsa Mosque (often used as a euphemism for the entire Temple Mount) and Jerusalem "red lines." Currently the Jordanian Waqf...
  • Purely military action in Syria could fuel extremism: U.N.

    10/21/2014 5:32:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:23pm EDT | Michelle Nichols
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday that using only military means to fight the threat of Islamic State in Syria could radicalize more Sunni armed groups and spark greater violence. “Our long-term strategic objective in Syria remains a political solution,” Ban told the U.N. Security Council. The United Nations is spearheading efforts to end a civil war sparked by President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown on pro-democracy protests more than three years ago. “A purely military response to the vicious new threat posed by (Islamic State) could ultimately contribute to the radicalization of other Sunni armed groups and spark a...
  • ISIS Says It Seized U.S. Weapons Intended for Kurdish Forces

    10/21/2014 5:17:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Oct 21, 2014 7:32 pm
    ISIS is bragging that it seized weapons that the U.S. airdropped into Kobani to arm the Kurds. CENTCOM acknowledged that at least one of 28 bundles of ammunition, small arms, and medical supplies that was dropped on Sunday ended up falling into ISIS-held territory. The U.S. then performed a follow-up airstrike to destroy the bundle. …
  • Poll: 3 in 4 Israeli Jews oppose a Palestinian state if it means dividing Jerusalem

    10/21/2014 5:10:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/20/2014 07:21 | Herb Keinon
    Even as Jerusalem and Washington locked horns earlier this month in a very public spat over construction in Jerusalem, more than three-fourths of the Jewish-Israeli public is opposed to the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means dividing Jerusalem, according to a poll released on Sunday. The poll, sponsored by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and conducted by the Shvakim Panorama research institute, found that 76 percent of the Jewish public opposed a Palestinian state if it meant dividing the capital, indicating that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took no political risks—and indeed reflected a wide consensus opinion—when he...
  • Can the Palestinian Authority survive without the IDF?

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

    10/21/2014 3:49:07 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21st October 2014 | Jim Muir
    'Mingling with a group of fighters from the Syrian Kurdish YPG near the front line with Islamic State (IS) in north-east Syria, the one they call Sipan, with a stubbly beard and dressed in the same combat fatigues, does not look like the odd one out. But he is. When he speaks, it is English with a southern US drawl. Sipan's real name is Jeremy, and he is from Mississippi. He has only been here a month, but already calls it his "home from home". Jeremy Woodard is one of a tiny handful of American ex-servicemen who have made their...
  • Sheriff Arpaio: Border Tensions So High Top US Law Enforcement Officials Afraid to Enter Mexico

    10/21/2014 2:23:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/14
    While trying to work on initiatives to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs flooding our border with Mexico, Arpaio said, "I'll tell you whats sad, all the top law enforcement officials told me don't go into Mexico." "Isn't that sad law enforcement is afraid to cross that border and go inside Mexico. I just cant believe it," he added. "I did talk to four federal officers, I had to stick my arm through the fence to shake their hands."
  • Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says "Overpopulation" Top Concern

    10/21/2014 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 106 replies
    Ron Klain on the "top leadership issue in the world today."
  • Ebola, race and fear (Only in the US, of course)

    10/21/2014 12:57:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    BBC News Echo Chambers ^ | October 21, 2014 | Anthony Zurcher, Editor, Echo Chambers
    The examples of Ebola hysteria in the US are starting to get too numerous to count. Two students from Rwanda, 2,600 miles away from West Africa, are sent home from a New Jersey elementary school for 21 days. A Maine high school teacher is given three weeks off because she attended a convention in Dallas, Texas. A Texas college sends out letters to prospective students from disease-free Nigeria that informing them that they are no longer accepting applications from countries with "confirmed Ebola cases". A Pennsylvania high-school football player is met by chants of "Ebola" from the opposing team. A...
  • Watchdog: Afghan poppy cultivation surging, after US spent $7.6B on anti-drug campaign

    10/21/2014 12:53:12 PM PDT · by dware · 23 replies
    Washington Beacon via Fox News ^ | 10.21.2014 | Adam Kredo
    Cultivation of the illegal poppy plant in Afghanistan has reached an “all-time high” following a $7.6 billion counternarcotics campaign paid for by the United States, according to government oversight investigators.
  • Muslim Burial Practices Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus

    10/21/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Muslim burial practices are being blamed for the spread of Ebola.</p> <p>Remains of Secretary General of The Nigeria Supreme General for Islamic Affairs and Seriki of Egbaland, Alhaji Lateeef Adegbite at his burial in 2012.</p> <p>Islam requires family members to personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. This practise is putting more Africans at risk to catch the disease that is spread by body fluids.</p>
  • ISIS Massacred Every Man And Boy Over 15 In Muslim Town

    10/21/2014 12:40:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/14 | Christian Datoc
    When ISIS militants publicly beheaded a Shaitat man who had fired on one of their patrols, local residents overpowered the small garrison of terrorist fighters and forced them from the town, only to see them return with reinforcements and artillery from Mosul. After shelling Abu Hamam for days, ISIS forces once again captured the town and began systematically executing every Shaitat male over the age of 15.
  • The Shilka air defense system: Half a century guarding the skies

    10/21/2014 12:34:25 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | October 20, 2014 | Alexander Korolkov
    The term air defense is associated more with interceptor aircraft and missile and radar systems than tanks bristling with barrels. But the Shilka is the air defense system closest to the troops, having followed Soviet and Russian motorized infantry and tank battalions for five decades in which it also made its mark in ground engagements. There is a joke in the Russian military that air defense troops are failed pilots who donÂ’t like anyone else flying. But not even these zealous forces could keep the skies completely clear in the post-war period. Anti-aircraft weapons available in the 1950s were not...
  • New-generation missile destroyer under development in Russia

    10/21/2014 11:59:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    TASS, Russia ^ | 21/10/2014
    Russia’s Defense Ministry has approved the technical design specification for the Leader class destroyers, a high-ranking source in the ministry told TASS on Tuesday. The destroyer’s nuclear-powered and gas turbine versions are planned. He said there was no clarity yet concerning the weapons, but the new ship will be most likely equipped with the Caliber high-precision cruise missile system and the S-500 antiaircraft defense system. “The Leader technical design specification prepared by the Navy command has been signed by the Defense Ministry leadership that approved the engineering design for two versions of the destroyer — nuclear-powered and gas turbine,” the...
  • Iran says it needs more nuclear plants (20 more like Bushehr)

    10/21/2014 11:59:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Azernews ^ | October 2014, 11:29 (GMT+05:00)
    Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said the country needs 20 new nuclear power plants like the Bushehr plant. "Bushehr power plant currently produces 7 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year," Salehi said, ISNA News Agency reported."Some countries have declared their readiness to construct new nuclear power plants in Iran." Earlier, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said they have been informed that Iran plans to construct 20 new nuclear power plants. Iran announced in June that it has reached an agreement with Russia to construct two more nuclear power plants. The two sides are negotiating...
  • Jordan's King Abdullah warns against Islamic and Zionist extremism

    10/21/2014 11:31:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/21/2014 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    Afted Islamic extremism with “Zionist extremism” in remarks on Monday regarding the fight against terrorism. He made the comments during a meeting with Jordan’s president and members of the Lower House’s Democratic Gathering Bloc. While saying that there was a civil war taking place between moderate and extremist camps within Islam, the Jordanian monarch added that at the same time, “there is Zionist extremism,” and that “stakeholders should acknowledge there is extremism in all camps,” The Jordan Times reported...
  • U.S. to Route Passengers From Ebola-Hit Nations to 5 Airports

    10/21/2014 11:20:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10-21-2014 | MATT APUZZO
    Anyone flying to the United States from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa must enter the country through one of five airports screening for the disease, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson said Tuesday as the Obama administration stepped up precautions to stop the spread of the virus. Last week, the government instituted temperature checks for West Africans arriving at Kennedy International in New York, Newark Liberty International, Washington Dulles International, O’Hare International in Chicago, and Hartsfield-Jackson International in Atlanta. The five airports already account for 94 percent of all arrivals from the affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. A...
  • Senator Mark Kirk: Congress Will Not Support ‘Obama-Khamenei’ Nuclear Deal

    10/21/2014 10:50:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 20, 2014 5:10 pm
    A leading United States senator has warned that the Obama Administration is heading for confrontation with Congress over its refusal, as reported by the New York Times, to allow congressional approval of a final nuclear deal with Iran. In a statement to The Algemeiner, Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) declared: “By threatening to cut out Congress from the Iran nuclear deal, the Administration is actually uniting Congress. We will not support an Obama-Khamenei deal that condemns our children to a future where the Middle East is full of nuclear weapons.” After the signing of the Geneva Accord with Iran in November 2013,...
  • Ukrainian military accused of repeatedly using cluster bomb rockets against separatists

    10/21/2014 10:40:57 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-21-2014 | Dan Lamothe
    The Ukrainian military has used cluster munitions numerous times in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists, likely scattering deadly bombs that did not immediately explode and putting civilians at risk, Human Rights Watch said in a new report. An investigation earlier this month found that the weapons were used more than a dozen times in fighting in eastern Ukraine, Human Rights Watch reported. Dozens of countries, including the United States, agreed not to use cluster munitions in a treaty signed in 2008, citing the indiscriminate nature of the weapon. Ukraine has not signed the treaty. “While it was not possible to...
  • Sweden ready to use force to surface sub

    10/21/2014 10:38:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    The Local ^ | October 21, 2014 | Staff
    UPDATED: Sweden's military has announced that if it finds a suspect foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago, it is prepared to force it to the surface "with weapons if necessary". Battleships, minesweepers, helicopters and more than 200 troops are scouring an area about 30 to 60 kilometres from the Swedish capital after a "man-made" and foreign object was spotted in the waters. "The most important value of the operation - regardless of whether we find something -- is to send a very clear signal that Sweden and its armed forces are acting and are ready to act when we think...
  • American released from North Korea

    10/21/2014 10:14:09 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday. An American government plane picked up Fowle on Tuesday before flying to Guam, the official said. Fowle was arrested at the airport earlier this year while trying to leave North Korea.
  • Nameless

    10/21/2014 9:35:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-21-14 | Richard Fernandez
    Spengler (David Goldman) observes that the Muslim world is experiencing a “social unraveling on a scale not seen in the region since the Mongol invasion”. It’s at 18 million refugees and counting. “There are millions of young men in the Muslim world sitting in refugee camps with nothing to do, nowhere to go back to, and nothing to look forward to. And there are tens of millions more watching their misery with outrage. Never has an extremist movement had so many frustrated and footloose young men in its prospective recruitment pool.” Actually it’s worse than that. Spengler’s table omits Mali,...
  • Got goat milk? Kurds mock ISIS with SNL-like video (Watch Video)

    10/21/2014 8:53:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CSM ^ | 10/21/2014 | Husna Haq
    A new music video from Iraqi Kurds mocks the terrorist group, Islamic State aka ISIS. It's the latest effort by Iraqis fighting horror with humor. How to combat the ruthless tactics and gruesome crimes of the terrorist group ISIS? For a group of Iraqi Kurdish entertainers, it's not with guns, bombs, or munitions. They're fighting back with humor. Iraqi Kurdish KurdSat TV broadcast a new musical parody video on Oct. 12 that mocks the terrorist group ISIS in Saturday Night Live fashion: a group of bearded men pretending to be ISIS fighters play air guitar on rifles, pretend to sword-fight,...
  • Now an African country is screening incoming Americans and Spaniards for Ebola

    10/21/2014 8:48:33 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 7 replies
    WP ^ | 10/21/14
    The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States last month brought with it a fair share of panic to American shores, with questions raised about travel bans on the West African nations hit hardest by the disease and airport screening to find and isolate those who are already sick.
  • Charges Against Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston Are Dropped

    10/21/2014 8:31:23 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 14 replies
    Liberty UK ^ | 11th June 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    'Paul Weston, candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East constituency and leader of the Liberty GB party, who was arrested in Winchester, Hampshire, on the 26 April, has had the charges against him dropped. Mr Weston was arrested for publicly quoting an excerpt critical of Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill. After spending several hours in a cell at Winchester Police Station, he was charged with Racially Aggravated Crime, under Section 4 of the Public Order Act, which carries a potential prison sentence of 2 years. He was then bailed with a...
  • How Goldman's Libya case could disrupt derivatives

    10/21/2014 7:47:02 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | 21 October 2014 | Matt Clinch
    A costly legal battle between Goldman Sachs and the Libyan sovereign wealth fund could have more permanent repercussions for the global banking industry, experts have told CNBC. The Libyan Investment Authority has accused Goldman of misleading it and taking advantage of its lack of financial knowledge to make "substantial" profits on a series of derivative trades back in 2008. The bank denies the allegations and a full hearing has been touted to begin in early 2016 after a preliminary hearing was completed earlier in the month. The LIA claims the disputed derivative trades in early 2008 cost $1 billion, and...
  • Michele Bachmann must be doing something right if ISIS is after her

    10/21/2014 7:05:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Her name doesn’t appear in the national headlines nearly as often as it used to, but apparently there are those in other parts of the world who remember who Michele Bachmann is. Yet another ISIS video has popped up, and it includes the Minnesota congresswoman making remarks about terrorism. This has set off enough alarms that Bachmann has been assigned her own security team. Rep. Michele Bachmann has been provided with a “limited” protection detail after a picture of her appeared in a video by the Islamic State, a source confirmed to Fox News.However, the source said, the temporary...
  • German police seize Muslim man codenamed 'The Tailor' who is suspected of equipping ISIS

    10/21/2014 7:01:43 AM PDT · by dennisw · 5 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 20 October 2014 | Allan Hall
    German police seize Muslim man codenamed 'The Tailor' who is suspected of equipping ISIS with combat suits - and 7,500 pairs of boots Lebanese man, identified as 31-year-old Kassem R, arrested in dawn raid Suspected of supplying ISIS with equipment produced in a secret factory He is believed to have sent combat suits, 7,500 pairs of boots, 6,000 parkas and 100 military shirts Similar raids at other addresses in Germany resulted in more arrests of ISIS sympathisers Germany has seen some 400 citizens leave to fight for the jihad in Syria Anti-terror police in Germany have arrested a man codenamed...
  • One of two Canadian soldiers hit by 'radicalized' driver dies of his injuries

    10/21/2014 6:22:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2014
    One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car driven by a Quebec man whom authorities said had been "radicalized" by Islamists has died of his injuries. The Associated Press, citing Quebec provincial police, reported that the soldier had died of his injuries early Tuesday after being struck by the car Monday. The soldier's name has not been released at the request of his family. The suspect in the attack, which took place in a mall parking lot near Montreal, has been identified as 25-year-old Martin Rouleau. [Snip] One neighbor told reporters that Rouleau stopped wearing jeans and started wearing...