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  • San Francisco Shooting Suspect A Felon, Barred From Gun Possession

    07/04/2015 9:24:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 4, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When Francisco Sanchez allegedly gunned down Kathryn Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier 14 on July 1, Breitbart News discovered that Sanchez had been deported from the country five times. We also discovered another interesting tidbit–Sanchez has seven felonies, which means he faces 100 percent gun control 100 percent of the time. He is completely barred from gun possession and prohibited from having the gun with which he allegedly shot and killed Steinle.
  • LA Deputy Chief to CNN: Terror Threat Hasn’t ‘Been This High Since 9/11′

    07/04/2015 9:00:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 3, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Police Department announced it would be on high alert for the July 4th weekend. As local ABC 7 reporter Leanne Suter notes, “There are no credible or specific threats, but there is serious concern of a potential homegrown attack.” So nothing “credible” or “specific” — just “serious concern” about “potential” attacks. Sure, maintaining alertness during periods of vulnerability can be a good thing, but the nonexistence of evidence is concerning, especially when you consider what Deputy Chief Michael Downing said: “The threat stream is very high. In fact, we don’t think it’s been this...
  • The past five days have been worse than all that has gone before (Greece)

    07/04/2015 8:53:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 7-1-15 | Iliana Magra
    Sir, Memory. No memory of life before the financial crisis; politics has dominated it ever since. But now I can hardly remember life before Friday night. Fear. I am terrified of tomorrow, all I now see is black. Uncertainty, leading us through our days, every remainder of hope for a brighter future being destroyed by the minute. I look at my three-year-old niece, I envy her ignorance, I envy her age. I am 21 years old and the past few days I feel tired by life. A referendum that supposedly gives me the right to define my future, seems to...
  • Farage on Friday: The EU does NOT care about what is best for Greece

    07/04/2015 7:47:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 7-3-15 | NIGEL FARAGE, MEP
    As my colleague Patrick O’Flynn recently pointed out in the Daily Express, the bullying of Greece by the EU has stepped up a notch. Threats, scaremongering and fear is being put about to keep that country locked within the Euro straightjacket. All those running the EU care about is their project. They care not for the best wishes of the Greek people, but simply for sustaining the economic madhouse they themselves have created. Locked inside the Euro, the Greek people have been long-suffering. Quite simply, the European Union is quite happy to see Greece crucified as long as the shattered...
  • Russia outraged by Poland's removal of Soviet war memorial

    07/04/2015 7:14:38 PM PDT · by MikeNJ · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/4/2015 | Marcin Goettig and Polina Devitt
    MOSCOW/WARSAW (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it was outraged by Poland's destruction of a Soviet war monument, warning Warsaw of the "most negative consequences" after what it said was a flagrant violation of an agreement between the two countries on protecting memorial sites. Poland has been one of the most vocal critics of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014. Russia and Poland share a history of conflicts and the disagreement over war memorials is likely to add to tensions. "Warsaw must finally understand that the 'war of monuments' unleashed in Poland may have the most negative consequences,...
  • Slaughter in the Roman amphitheatre: ISIS child executioners shoot dead 25 Syrian regime soldiers

    07/04/2015 2:52:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2015 | IMOGEN CALDERWOOD
    ISIS has released a significant new execution video from the historic city of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert. Child executioners are shown in the video being forced to brutally slaughter a group of more than 25 regime soldiers. The video shows the soldiers lined up on their knees on the stage of the Roman amphitheatre, which had formerly been used for an annual festival in the city. A baying crowd of men and boys gathered in the restored ruin waiting for the slaughter, many wearing military uniforms and headscarves
  • 100,000 Muslims In Uk Living In Taxpayer Subsidized Polygamy

    07/04/2015 5:32:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/04/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    We still don't know the full US total, but it's increasing every year with Muslim immigration. The methodology is simple and financially devastating. Ahmed imports Wife No. 2, passes her off as a cousin or niece, she gets pregnant, is on the books as a single mother, collects every benefit there is, meanwhile she's bringing along every family member. The men import their own wives and the cycle continues. The UK sees this trend being very high among young Muslims and estimates a large number of Muslim polygamous marriages. “As many as 100,000 couples are living in such marriages,...
  • Brzezinski on Russia: 'We Are Already In a Cold War'

    07/04/2015 4:59:48 PM PDT · by annalex · 8 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | July 02, 2015 | Brzezinski/Sebastian Fischer and Holger Stark
    SPIEGEL ONLINE: Do you think it is right for the US to send heavy weaponry to Eastern Europe and the Baltic states? Brzezinski: Do you think it is right to send troops and weapons into a sovereign country and start up a limited war after having seized a larger portion of it? SPIEGEL ONLINE: You are talking about Russia's actions in Ukraine. Brzezinski: You have to see both sides. It's a question of action and reaction. I don't want a war, but I'm not going to be intimidated by the argument that if we respond symmetrically to unilateral actions by...
  • North Carolina mom travels to Iraq to join Kurds in ISIS fight

    06/20/2015 6:33:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | Jun 17, 2015
    <p>A North Carolina mother of three young children has traveled to Iraq to join the Kurdish Peshmerga in the fight against ISIS terrorists.</p> <p>Samantha Johnston, 25, of Emerald Isle, N.C., is the only known American woman on the ground assisting in the fight against ISIS.</p>
  • [06/04/2015] Ted Cruz: If You Join ISIS, You Are Signing Your Death Certificate

    07/04/2015 4:19:06 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | June 4, 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    The Islamic State is continuing to expansed its territory inside Iraq, Syria, and now Libya and is looking to expand its control into Europe and the Mediterranean.In recent weeks here in America, a rising number of ISIS-inspired terror attacks have been attempted.Attempted terrorist Usaama Abdullah Rahim was recently busted while trying to carry out an ISIS-style beheading on activist and outspoken radical Islam critic Pamela Geller.During a recent town hall event, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued a warning to every wannabe homegrown ISIS terrorists.After going through a litany of failed and succeeded radical Islam-inspired terror attacks from the Boston...
  • This July 4th Remember Lafayette

    07/04/2015 2:46:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7-4-15 | Christopher Ruddy
    It is doubtful the American Republic would have been born were it not for the courage and generosity of our greatest French friend, Marquis de Lafayette, who joined the Continental Army at the age of 19 with the rank of lieutenant general. He helped provision George Washington's army, led troops in several battles ,and played a key role at Yorktown. He persuaded France to join the war on our side. He was Washington's surrogate son and a beloved American. When he died in 1830 he was eulogized by former President John Quincy Adams for three hours, and Congress and the...
  • Sugar, flour, rice: panicked Greeks stock up on essentials

    07/04/2015 2:14:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/4/15 | Pauline Froissart
    Greeks were hoarding cash and food Saturday amid mounting fears the economy could collapse, cracking open their wallets only to stock up on essentials and stripping supermarket shelves in the process. Related Stories Split Greece teeters on the brink with referendum AFP Stakes rise in Greece's bailout referendum AFP Greeks rush to withdraw cash as MPs debate bailout referendum AFP Greece debates referendum amid fears of run on banks AFP Greek banks say have sufficient liquidity until Tuesday AFP Mothers, elderly men and university students were spotted pushing heavily overloaded trolleys or coming out of shops weighed down by bags...
  • Trump calls out Rubio for being ‘weak’ on immigration, praises Cruz

    07/04/2015 2:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    GANT Daily A CNN News Affiliate ^ | July 4, 2015 | Staff
    Donald Trump said fellow Republican presidential nominee Marco Rubio is “weak” on immigration, as the real estate mogul on Saturday continued to defend his controversial remarks on the subject in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”“There’s tremendous crime and illegal immigration is just incredible. As far as Rubio, he’s very weak on immigration,” he said in the phone interview. “You know, I have great relations with Mexico and I love the Mexican people, and the spirit of the Mexican people. These are people just pouring across the border.” In the past, Rubio, a Cuban-American, has said he supports...
  • Sanctions against Iran could be lifted after worldpowers start to moveon from nuclear weapon fears

    07/04/2015 12:36:55 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 9 replies
    dailymail ^ | 04 July 2015 | Lydia Willgress for MailOnline
    Full Title Is Iran about to come in from the cold? Sanctions could be lifted after world powers start to move on from nuclear weapon fears International sanctions on the Islamic Republic could be lifted after Iran and other world powers reached a tentative agreement. The deal, which was negotiated with representatives from the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia, could see a decade of restrictions on Tehran's nuclear programme exchanged for tens of billions of dollars in economic benefits.
  • The Greeks should vote “no!”

    07/04/2015 10:27:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2015 | Peter Morici
    Sunday, Greeks should vote “no”!Hellenic voters are being asked whether they accept the terms offered by the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund to extend the bailout for Athens‘ troubled finances or give Prime Minister Tsipras a mandate to insist on a better deal.Those conditions include more cuts in government supported pensions, higher taxes and labor market reforms other European governments’ are often not inclined to accept in the conduct of their own affairs.Urging a Yes vote, European leaders and their supporters in private institutions claim more austerity would reinvigorate the Greek economy and permit Greeks to...
  • The Spirit of ‘76: 'The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context’

    07/04/2015 10:24:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-4-15 | Tara Helfman
    On July 4th, 1826, a Washington newspaper published one of the most poignant letters penned in American history. An ailing Thomas Jefferson regretfully declined an invitation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of American independence with the citizens of the nation’s capital. “[T]o be present with them,” he wrote, “as one of the surviving signers of an instrument pregnant with our own, and the fate of the world, is most flattering to myself. . . [I]t adds sensibly to the sufferings of sickness, to be deprived by it of a personal participation in the rejoicings of that day.” In this, his...
  • GTA 5’ PC Police Mocked Online After California Gun Control Ally Leland Yee Was Caught...

    07/04/2015 9:56:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Unknown
    On Wednesday, Leland Yee pleaded guilty to racketeering charges and admitted that he accepted bribes, extorted money, and once offered to smuggle weapons from the Philippines. As part of a plea agreement, Yee only pleaded guilty to the racketeering charge so the remaining charges would be dropped.
  • Vladimir Zhirinovsky: Russia will arm to seize countries of former Soviet Union

    07/04/2015 9:30:50 AM PDT · by Astralike · 16 replies
    Joinfo.com ^ | 4/07/2015 | Joinfo.com
    Vladimir Zhirinovsky, an odious leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia has approved militarization of the Russian Federation and said that all the countries of the former Soviet Union were a zone of Russian interests. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia praised the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, which began to verify the legitimacy of recognition of independence of the Baltic republics by the State Council of the USSR in 1991, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the Russian media...
  • Reporters Had the Rare Opportunity to Question Hillary Clinton

    07/04/2015 9:30:25 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    FULL TITLE on Drudge Reporter given chance to question Hillary -- asks about favorite flavor of ice cream... Reporters traveling with Hillary Clinton were given the opportunity to ask the Democratic presidential contender a few questions Friday — and they lobbed a few softballs her direction. Here’s a transcript of the question and answer session from the pool report: Q: Bernie got almost 10,000 people at his recent rally. What does that say about him as a candidate and why aren’t you drawing those crowds. A: “well, we each run or own campaigns and I always knew this was gonna...
  • Fund in China Aims to Stabilize Stock Markets

    07/04/2015 8:46:19 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 5 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | JULY 4, 2015 | KEITH BRADSHER and CHRIS BUCKLEY
    HONG KONG — Struggling to respond to precipitous declines on China’s stock markets over the last three weeks, the country’s biggest brokerage firms unveiled a government-endorsed plan on Saturday to buy shares starting on Monday, in a bid to stabilize the markets. The government-controlled Securities Association of China said that 21 big brokerage firms had agreed to set up a fund worth at least 120 billion renminbi, or $19.4 billion, to buy shares in the largest, most stable companies, and would stop liquidating their own portfolios of shares. But some experts said that this might not be enough to stop...
  • Bogus gun control successes: U.K. edition

    07/04/2015 8:28:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/4/2015 | Matt Palumbo
    Back when he was still on the air, I would often perform an act of charity in doubling Piers Morgan’s ratings by tuning in to his show. When the topic of gun control would come up, and it did often, there was one argument that Piers would often bring up: that America has lax gun laws and plenty of gun homicides, while England and Wales have strong gun control and very few gun homicides. The argument at face value appears to have some validity – the U.S. has around 8,000 gun-related homicides, while England and Wales have about 60 combined.
  • 3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake

    07/04/2015 8:01:40 AM PDT · by ronnietherocket3 · 62 replies
    Vox ^ | July 2, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    To save anyone going to Vox who does not want to, the article lays out 3 reasons for why America should have remained part of Britain. Abolition would have come faster without independenceIndependence was bad for Native AmericansAmerica would have a better system of government if we'd stuck with Britain
  • The Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2015 7:21:01 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | July 4, 2015 | Donald R. McClarey
    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that...
  • Why US needs an Iran N-deal more

    07/04/2015 6:56:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    MNA ^ | Sat 4 July 2015 - 17:32 | Hamid R. Gholamzadeh
    TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) – As the nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1 are at the final stage, the United States seems to need a final deal more than Iran. While the marathon of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany seems to be approaching the finish line, news of a new message from US President Barack Obama to Iranian officials came out on Monday. The message was reportedly delivered by authorities of one of Iran’s neighbor countries in recent weeks and just ahead of final round of nuclear...
  • Iran denies report on ‘tentative agreement’ over sanctions relief

    07/04/2015 6:53:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    PressTV ^ | Sat Jul 4, 2015 1:47PM
    Iran has denied a report claiming that it has reached tentative agreement with the P5+1 group of world countries on the removal of the sanctions against the Islamic Republic in the course of ongoing nuclear negotiations in the Austrian capital, Vienna. A source close to the Iranian negotiating team said Saturday that some major sticking points still remained between Iran and its negotiating partners over the issue of sanctions relief. Earlier in the day, a report by the Associated Press quoted unidentified diplomats in Vienna as saying that Iran and the P5+1 countries – the United States, Britain, China, Russia,...
  • Why anyone who compares Puerto Rico to Greece is wrong

    07/04/2015 6:36:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/04/2015 | By Matt O'Brien
    Its economy has been shrinking for years, its debts have been piling up for even longer, and its government has finally admitted that even brutal tax hikes and spending cuts wouldn't be enough for it to pay back everything it owes. I'm talking, of course, about Puerto Rico. Its governor, Alejandro García Padilla, admitted to the New York Times on Sunday that the island is going to have restructure its $72 billion in debt that is "not payable." Now, if it sounds like you've been hearing some variation of this story for years now, it's because you have—just about Greece....
  • One Shot, One Kill: Russia Develops New Ship-Sinking Artillery

    07/04/2015 5:10:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Russia's defense industry is developing new delayed-action detonators, which could allow for more effective strikes against ships. Russia's NIMI (Engineering Scientific Research Institute) is developing artillery shells with intellectual, programmable detonators which allow naval artillery to destroy enemy ships with one shot, institute department head Valery Lebedev told RIA Novosti. When the shell hits a ship, it first penetrates its hull and then detonates the shell following an optimal delay, delivering irreparable damage to the ship, according to Lebedev. The US Navy is also known to be developing a similar system within the framework of its MEMS microchip project. "The...
  • U.N. Sec-Gen: “Obama To Sign International Agreement To End Global Poverty” (VIDEO)

    07/04/2015 4:44:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | June 30, 2015 | P.W. Adams
    Last Friday, while most Americans were distracted debating the pros and cons of the Confederate Flag, or lamenting the latest SCOTUS rulings, Democrats and one world supporters gathered in San Francisco, California to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations. The event, held in San Francisco City Hall, was a Progressive star-studded event featuring the likes of Governor Jerry Brown, Mayor Ed Lee, and Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. But the most compelling statement was made the the keynote speaker, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon. Secretary Moon admitted that in September World Leaders, including President Obama,are set...
  • Federica Mogherini’s remarks at “Call to Europe V: Islam in Europe”, FEPS conference"

    07/04/2015 2:16:31 AM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 3 replies
    European Union External Action ^ | 25/06/2015 | staff writer
    "The idea of a clash between Islam and “the West” – a word in which everything is put together and confused – has misled our policies and our narratives. Islam holds a place in our Western societies. Islam belongs in Europe. It holds a place in Europe's history, in our culture, in our food and – what matters most – in Europe's present and future."
  • Indian attack helicopter crosses crucial hurdle

    07/03/2015 11:02:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Business Standard ^ | June 27, 2015 | Ajai Shukla
    Over the last week the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), designed and built in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), moved a crucial step closer to operational service by successfully completing a set of gruelling trials in the desert areas around Jodhpur. These were the LCH's "hot weather flight trials", designed to check whether it could meet its performance requirements even in blazing temperatures, with oxygen in short supply. HAL pilots proved their helicopter's ability to meet its performance specifications, handling qualities and loads, even at low speeds when a helicopter engine is gasping for air. In February, the LCH had...
  • 22 Years a Slave: Fisherman Survives Beating, Shackling, Years in Jungle

    07/03/2015 10:19:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | 7/3 | Margie Mason
    All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after being gone eight years and forced to work on a boat in faraway Indonesia, Myint Naing was willing to risk everything to see his mother again. His nights were filled with dreams of her, and time was slowly stealing her face from his memory. So he threw himself on the ground and roped his arms around the captain’s legs to beg for freedom. The Thai skipper barked loud enough for all to hear that...
  • IS affiliate in Egypt claims rocket attack on Israel

    07/03/2015 10:04:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    bbc ^ | july 4, 2015
    A group affiliated with Islamic State has said it fired three rockets into Israel from Egypt's Sinai peninsula. The affiliate, which calls itself Sinai Province, said it had acted in retaliation for what it says is Israeli support for the Egyptian army. Israel said two rockets landed in the south of the country, causing no casualties or material damage. At least 17 Egyptian soldiers and 100 IS militants have died in fighting in northern Sinai since Wednesday. The clashes were triggered by a co-ordinated mass assault of IS militants on the town of Sheikh Zuweid.
  • In defence of the F-35: Why future air combat will be different

    07/03/2015 8:55:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03 Jul 2015 | Alan Tovey
    Air combat is advancing at such a pace and about to head in a new direction that reports of a hi-tech F-35 fighter “losing” a simulated dogfight to a 1970s-design F-16 are irrelevant to the new stealth jet’s future, according to an ex-RAF group captain. The advanced systems and sensors aboard the F-35 mean its pilots will fly and fight in a new way, and the jet should not be measured using the same standards as older fighters, according to Andrew Linstead, who spent 27 years in the RAF flying in Tornados. His comments came after a test pilot’s report...
  • Here's how many planes the Royal Air Force has available to fight Isil

    07/03/2015 8:42:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03 Jul 2015 | Asa Bennett
    Britain could soon be launching air strikes against Isil in Syria within months. But as the defence budget won't be spared from the government's spending cuts drive, how easily could the RAF handle making this extra intervention? Using official figures, compiled by the Royal United Services Institute, we get a sense of how many planes Britain's air force has available to be called in for action at short notice. Some planes may not be immediately available for action though, being tied up in other engagements, or in other cases being repaired and upgraded. Here's how these planes break down in...
  • JUDICIAL WATCH: OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON CONCOCTED BENGHAZI VIDEO LIE WITH JIHADIST HELP

    07/03/2015 8:18:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-3-2015 | Edwin Mora
    JUDICIAL WATCH: OBAMA AND HILLARY CLINTON CONCOCTED BENGHAZI VIDEO LIE WITH JIHADIST HELP White House photo/Pete Souza by EDWIN MORA3 Jul 2015Washington, D.C. President Obama and Hillary Clinton likely made the decision to falsely tie an inflammatory anti-Islam Internet video to the fatal Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya, the chief of the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch (JW) told Breitbart News. The president and then-Secretary of State Clinton sought the assistance from domestic and foreign jihadists in spreading the online video lie, added JW President Tom Fitton. Breitbart News spoke to...
  • First Lady Brings ‘Let’s Move’ Message to Milan

    07/03/2015 8:13:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - First lady Michelle Obama traveled to Milan last week as part of the ‘Let’s Move!’ Program to promote a “global dialogue about the future of our food system,” according to the LetsMove.gov blog. Mrs. Obama led the Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015 with the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” where she shared the “successes of Let’s Move! and the efforts happening in the United States to support healthier lifestyles” and “learned from other countries’ leaders about how they are addressing the issue of childhood obesity and raising healthier families.” “That’s why it’s so important...
  • A whole island pretending to be blind...: New book reveals how Greeks cheated THEMSELVES into ruin

    07/03/2015 8:10:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 43 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 3 July 2015 | Flora Drury For Mailonline
    Greece in teetering on the brink of ruin - and it is hard not to feel sympathy for the pensioners crying in the street and the mothers facing empty supermarket shelves. Yet those reading a new book may find themselves feeling a little less compassionate towards the Greeks. It reveals an eye-popping catalogue of benefits scams and tax avoidance schemes that have robbed the public purse. James Angelos' The Full Catastrophe: Travels among the New Greek Ruins lays bare the corruption which filtered through all levels of society - from the islanders who pretended to be blind, to the families...
  • Iran not to yield to excessive demands (from Iran's weekly "Death to America" Friday sermon)

    07/03/2015 7:51:07 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    MNA ^ | Jul. 03 | Ayatollah Imami Kashani
    TEHRAN – Preaching Tehran’s Friday sermons, Ayatollah Imami Kashani reiterated Iran’s negotiating team’s stance. The Friday prayers ritual of Tehran was held at noon as Ayatollah Imami Kashani led the prayers and preached the congregated worshipers of Tehran in Imam Khomeini Grand Musalla. During his second sermon, the Grand Ayatollah addressed the opposite side of the nuclear talks saying that Iran will never bend over unconventional demands and will keep its national honor. The top cleric referred to the sensitive age of cyber warfare in which the social media and networks are the battlefields where Islam is under attack. The...
  • Texas Man On Probation Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Woman At San Francisco Pier 14

    07/03/2015 7:31:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 46 replies
    A man has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman who was walking along San Francisco’s Embarcadero with her family Wednesday evening. Texas resident Francisco Sanchez had been detained as a person of interest south along the Embarcadero shortly after the shooting at Pier 14 after witnesses on the pier snapped his photo, which was quickly forwarded to officers investigating the killing.
  • Rick Perry: Donald Trump made a huge error attacking Mexicans that way

    07/03/2015 6:18:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 159 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Interesting that he went after Trump for what he said about Mexicans on the same day that he criticized the GOP more broadly for having given up on the black vote. Everyone expected him to run this time on his jobs record but yesterday’s comments were the biggest splash he’s made as a candidate so far.I don’t mean to be cynical about it — these are his heartfelt positions, I’m sure, and good for him — but his choice of topic is probably at least partly a function of his standing in the race. The top-tier candidates like Bush,...
  • 4th of July: Five Patriotic Movies That Piss Off The Left

    07/03/2015 6:16:56 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 75 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | John Nolte
    With the fascist left on a fascist rampage, why not add a little defiance to your 4th of July by watching five patriotic movies that piss off The Man. The Man of course being the dominant Left-wing political culture that is currently banning “The Dukes of Hazzard” and hoping to get its tyrannical hands on “Gone With the Wind.” The Green Berets (1968) Because he loved America and freedom and didn’t want to see either lose a vitally important war, John Wayne spent a lot of his movie star capital directing and starring in “The Green Berets” for Warner Brothers....
  • Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks

    07/03/2015 4:56:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/3/15 | Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee - AP
    VIENNA (AP) — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place. Speaking to reporters in Vienna, where diplomats are trying to clinch a comprehensive nuclear pact, a senior Iranian negotiator said the U.N. nuclear agency's standard rules governing access to government information, sites of interest and scientists should be sufficient to ensure that Iran's program is solely for peaceful...
  • How Patriotic is Your Home State? (Click-able map in the link)

    07/03/2015 3:06:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Christine Rouselle
    According to the website WalletHub, Virginia is the most patriotic state in the union. States were ranked by "military engagement" (number of veterans per capita, number of active-duty military per capita, and number of people who enlisted in the military) as well as "civic engagement" (percentage of people who voted, percentage of people who volunteer, percentage of people who join the Peace Corps, as well as civics requirements and Google searches for the American flag). The state with the highest military engagement was Alaska, while the state with the highest civic engagement ranking was Wisconsin. Personally, I was pretty pleased...
  • Visit Jordan before Isis does

    07/03/2015 2:52:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 01 July 2015 | George Richards
    On a dusty hill in the suburbs of Amman, the capital of Jordan, I visited the late King Hussein's magnificent automobile collection, opened to the public as a museum. Amid rows of gleaming motorcycles, I passed a brightly-coloured Japanese racer and a low-riding American chopper, and my eyes fell on one dark model that stood behind them. This, a placard told me, was a Brough Superior, British-made and once common in Jordan as a motorcycle used for military purposes. Jordan is an island of peace and stability in a sea of turmoil. There is almost nowhere in the region that...
  • Ted Cruz: The United States should stop legitimizing the UNHRC with our membership and withdraw now

    07/03/2015 1:30:49 PM PDT · by Isara · 36 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/03/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in response to the United Nations Human Rights Council vote in condemnation of Israel:“Our single vote in opposition is just and the abstentions of our friends are welcome, but at this point they are meaningless gestures. It is time to stop ceding moral authority to the UNHRC and tell the truth about this hopelessly biased and anti-Semitic institution. There is no equivalency between Israel’s right to self-defense and Hamas’ genocidal aggression against the Jewish people. There is no equivalence between Israel’s extraordinary efforts to protect civilians and Hamas’...
  • ‘We Have Suffered Like the Jews': Kurds Ready to Build Own State ‘Whether US Likes It or Not’

    07/03/2015 11:54:27 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Frances Martel
    As a variety of Kurdish forces continue containing the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS) advance in Syria and Iraq, leaders are becoming increasingly vocal about the establishment of an independent Kurdistan, with some sources close to the ground telling Fox News that Kurds are dedicated to the formation of a new state–“whether the U.S. likes it or not.” Security sources speaking to Fox News note that the Kurdish forces–the YPG/YPJ in Syria and the Peshmerga in Iraq–have made significant advances in the past months, keeping ISIS from recapturing the Turkish border town of Kobani and even making inroads in Raqqa province, home...
  • 3 men pushing car filled with explosives detained at Mexican border city

    07/03/2015 12:30:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    fox news ^ | july 2, 2015
    Police in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez say they have detained three men who were pushing a car laden with explosives. The explosives included two tubes of ANFO, or ammonium nitrate-fuel oil, a potent explosive often used in industry. Officials say the explosives would have caused damage in a 40-yard (meter) radius had they detonated. The Chihuahua state prosecutors' office said Tuesday that police also found three batteries, two bottles of fuel and electrical wire in the car. It said the men who were pushing the car also had marijuana and guns.
  • BREAKING: Obama Admin Knew Al-Qaeda Was Planning Attack in Benghazi 10 DAYS IN ADVANCE

    07/03/2015 12:25:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 220 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/03/15 | Jim Hoft
    They said it was a “protest” not a terrorist attack. Now there’s more proof that they lied. The Obama administration knew al-Qaeda was planning an attack in Benghazi to “kill as many Americans as possible” ten days in advance. Judicial Watch reported: Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman” (BCOAR),...
  • Hillary Clinton Signals to Jewish donors: I’ll Be Better for Israel

    07/03/2015 12:09:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | Juy 3, 2015 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and TARINI PARTI
    Hillary Clinton is privately signaling to wealthy Jewish donors that — no matter the result of the Iranian nuclear negotiations — she will be a better friend to Israel than President Barack Obama. But, even as donors increasingly push Clinton on the subject in private, they have emerged with sometimes widely varying interpretations about whether she would support a prospective deal, according to interviews with more than 10 influential donors and fundraising operatives. Clinton’s private responses in some ways resemble a foreign policy Rorschach test; donors who see a deal as important to world peace have come away thinking that...
  • Hamas provided ISIS with weapons to carry out Sinai attacks, Israeli general says

    07/03/2015 12:02:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 02 July 2015 | Gili Cohen
    Hamas helped the ISIS-affiliated group in Sinai to carry out the latest attacks against Egyptian troops and supplied them with weapons and other support, an Israeli general told Al-Jazeera on Thursday. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered condolences over the attacks that claimed the lives of dozens of people. Israel has "clear information that Hamas is supporting the Wilayat Sinai, which belongs to Daesh," Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the coordinator of government activities in the territories, claimed, referring to the Islamic State group in one of its acronyms. He added that Hamas provided the Islamist group weapons and logistical support,...