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  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 12 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • History Lesson on the Death Penalty

    10/05/2015 7:38:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 3, 20153 | Cliff Kincaid
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia notes that support for the death penalty has been part of Christian and Catholic tradition in the Old and New Testaments. What’s more, it was morally accepted when the U.S. Constitution was adopted. Scalia recently told a group of students, “If the death penalty did not violate the Eighth Amendment when the Eighth Amendment was adopted, it doesn’t violate it today.” The Supreme Court has formally ruled that the death penalty is not a violation of the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. What’s more, in June, the Court in a 5-4 ruling...
  • Anti-Muslim Protests Nationwide:'Global Rally For Humanity' Calls On Demonstrations

    10/01/2015 12:53:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | Michael Kaplan
    An anti-Islam group has called on "patriots" to hold demonstrations in front of mosques across the country in October. Responding to the call, protests organized under the name "Global Rally For Humanity" have already been scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 in at least 20 locations, including Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta; Dearborn, Michigan; and Phoenix, Imagine 2050 reported Tuesday. Some of the organizers have encouraged demonstrators to leave their weapons at home, while others have encouraged participants to utilize their right to bear arms, the website said. “As this invasion of Muslim colonization continues unchecked on American soil, we can...
  • Veteran critical of female Rangers says he put training brigade personnel in contact with...

    10/01/2015 4:02:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 9/29/15 | Chuck Williams
    A former Army Ranger instructor said on Tuesday that he has been in contact with the office of an Oklahoma congressman who is questioning if the women who passed Ranger School last month got special treatment.Michael “Bubba” Moore said he talked to an aide in Rep. Steve Russell’s office about two weeks ago and put the office in contact with people “on the ground” in the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning. “I don’t have an agenda. I don’t have a goal. I don’t have an instinct except for I want the facts to be out there,” Moore...
  • Donald Trump Wins Gwinnett Fair Straw Poll (Gwinnett County GA)

    09/30/2015 9:39:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies ^ | Jon Richards
    The Gwinnett County Fair wrapped up for the year on Sunday, and the Gwinnett GOP conducted a straw poll each day of the event among the fair visitors that stopped by their booth. With slightly less than 400 votes, Donald Trump ended up the winner. Donald Trump 31.1% Ben Carson 23.3% Ted Cruz 11.2% Carly Fiorina 10.2% Marco Rubio 8.8% Jeb Bush 5.6%
  • Kelly Gissendaner: Georgia executes first woman for 70 years despite last-minute appeals

    09/30/2015 8:14:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/30/2015 | Staff
    Georgia has executed Kelly Renee Gissendaner with a fatal injection for the slaying of her husband, despite a plea for clemency from their children.Last-minute appeals from her lawyers to the 11th US circuit court of appeals and the US supreme court as well as the Georgia board of pardons and paroles all failed.Gissendaner, 47, died by injection of pentobarbital at 12:21am EDT on Wednesday at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification prison in Jackson, a prison spokeswoman said.She sobbed as she said she loved her children and apologized to the family of her husband Douglas Gissendaner, who she was convicted of conspiring...
  • Parole Board Green-Lights Execution of Kelly Gissendaner Despite Pope's Plea

    09/29/2015 11:49:31 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 86 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/29/2015 | Tracy Connor
    Georgia's parole board declined Tuesday to commute the death sentence of Kelly Renee Gissendaner— even after Pope Francis called for a halt to her execution. Gissendaner, who was sentenced to death for the 1997 murder of her husband at the hands of her lover, is set to receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. ET. Pope Francis, who called for a ban on the death penalty during his visit to the United States last week, asked the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to spare her life, through a letter written by a local archbishop. "While not wishing to minimize...
  • Confederate flag prompts school lockdown

    09/29/2015 6:59:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 9/29/2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Fear of the Confederate battle flag led to the lockdown of a Georgia high school last week. A sophomore student in Polk County, Georgia, walked through his high school’s cafeteria Sept. 23 with the Confederate flag on his backpack. The school went on lockdown status just hours after the white teenager had an altercation with two black students. “They wanted to confront him about what he had on his backpack. What did they say? ‘Hey man, why you doing that?’” Principal Wesley Cupp of Rockmart High School told the Fox-5 Atlanta Sept. 25. The school decided to conduct a lockdown...
  • Georgia Parents Outraged After School Teaches 6th Graders Tenets of Islam (Video)

    09/29/2015 6:32:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    Georgia parents are outraged after their middle school teaches children about the tenets of Islam. The school is teaching Islam to 6th graders. Many Walton County parents are outraged that their middle school students are learning the tenets of Islam as part of their Social Studies class. Parent Ryan Breece objected to the assignment his 6th Grade daughter brought home from Youth Middle School. “My daughter learning the Islamic faith kinda contradicts my faith in general. I would prefer to receive that info in advance so I can decide if that goes against my faith,” parent Ryan Breece said. Breece...
  • Confederate Battle Flag at School Leads to Lockdown

    09/28/2015 1:27:42 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 42 replies ^ | Sep 25, 2015 | George Franco
    A trio of students has been suspended from school after one of them brought a Confederate battle flag to campus.
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Barrow GOP straw poll highlights support for nontraditional picks

    09/26/2015 3:41:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 4 replies
    Barrow County News ^ | September 24, 2015 3:03 p.m. | Staff Report
    It’s unofficial, but Barrow residents appear to like the same two non-traditional candidates that most Republicans do: Donald Trump and Ben Carson. The Barrow County Republican Party held its second straw poll last weekend at the Statham Sunflower Festival (their first, smaller poll was at the annual GOP BBQ) and Trump was the favorite of a little more than one third of all who voted, garnering 132 votes or 33.5 percent. Carson received 62 votes for 15.7 percent, while no other candidate received more than 10 percent. According to a Barrow GOP release, the poll results were produced by registered...
  • Who Will Replace John Boehner? 5 Potential Republican Successors

    09/25/2015 1:04:20 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 165 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/25/15 | Christopher Harress
    Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Friday he will resign from Congress -- his seat as well as his speakership -- at the end of October after more than 20 years on Capitol Hill. The resignation will likely see a throng of Republicans vie to replace Boehner, who in recent months has faced pressure to step down over internal GOP fighting on issues such as funding for disease research, an education bill and the possible renewal of the Export-Import Bank. Below is a list of the members most likely to replace him. 1. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.: McCarthy has...
  • New revelations from CSS Georgia underwater excavation

    09/23/2015 6:04:07 PM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 10 replies
    Speroforum ^ | 09/23/2015 | Martin Barillas
    Several cannons have been found along with personal effects such as boots and liquor bottles. A Navy underwater ordnance disposal team has neutralized unexploded ordnance at the site. Since the CSS Georgia was an enemy vessel, it remains the property of the United States Navy.
  • US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt In Estonia: Amid Russian Hostility, Aircraft Arrive In The Baltics

    09/22/2015 2:11:02 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/22/15 | Christopher Harress
    Twelve U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft arrived Monday at an Estonian air force base as part of an operation to deter Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, according to a U.S. Air Force report. The aircraft landed in the Baltic country after flying from Germany and are expected to spend the next six months training with NATO allies and other European partners. The aircraft are originally from the 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, and are being used to augment the U.S. military's attempts to bring security and stability to Europe, according to the statement. The exercise,...
  • Cruz Signs Up All Three Walker GA Statewide Co-Chair

    09/22/2015 12:00:42 PM PDT · by Isara · 79 replies ^ | 09/22/15
    Julianne Thompson and Rachel Little Join Previously Announced Louie Hunter To Bolster Cruz’s GA CampaignHOUSTON, Texas — Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced that two key leaders in Georgia would be joining the Cruz campaign after being previously allied with Governor Scott Walker. The addition of Julianne Thompson and Rachel Little, along with Louie Hunter who previously announced his support for Cruz, means that all three of Walker’s former state co-chairs will now be helping to organize the state for Cruz.Thompson is one of Georgia’s most active Republican leaders. She is the former co-chairman of the Atlanta Tea Party...
  • Prostitutes Pose for Escort-Site Ad in Atlanta Fire Station

    09/14/2015 6:07:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/14/15 | Chris Queen
    The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department is dealing with a controversy that has generated a different kind of heat. An ad on an escort website has recently surfaced featuring different women posing suggestively on equipment at an Atlanta fire station.In one photo, one woman poses suggestively on a fire truck, while in another, the same woman dons a firefighter’s vest. In others, various scantily clad women don fire helmets and other rescue gear. Insignia clearly indicates that the photos took place inside Atlanta Fire Station 2.The fire department has responded to the ads, according to Fox 5: “The Atlanta Fire Rescue...
  • Exclusive: Small Town America Transformed By Somali Migrants

    09/14/2015 12:39:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    Family security Matters ^ | July 16,2010 | by PAUL L. WILLIAMS, PHD
    This problem is crystallized by the present situation is Lewiston, Maine, where African Muslims, many from the Bantu tribe, began arriving in 2001 at the rate of 100 a month. Mohammed Maye, the president of the African Community and Refugee Center in Clarkston, Georgia posted a map of Lewiston on the wall of his office. “Go to Maine,” he advised the Somali immigrants. Abdullahi Abdullahi, the president of the Somali Community Development Organization in Clarkston, upheld this advice by telling his fellow countrymen that, unlike Georgia, Maine has terribly cold winters, but “the welfare system is better.” Lewiston, indeed, was...
  • Governor says, no thanks to Syrians, Georgia has enough refugees!

    09/10/2015 6:37:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 10, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Governor says, no thanks to Syrians, Georgia has enough refugees! Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 10, 2015 Back in 2013, when I attended an Office of Refugee Resettlement meeting in Lancaster, PA, government officials identified Georgia as having a ‘pocket of resistance’ because the Republican Governor, Nathan Deal, had asked the feds to stop sending so many, that Georgia was overloaded. So it is no surprise that Gov. Deal is saying the same thing today. (And, it looks like his appeal to the US State Department fell on deaf ears!) From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: Nikki Haley and Deal...
  • "F*** yo Flag" Movement Calls For Black Mives Matter Violence on 9/11

    09/10/2015 6:56:21 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09 SEP 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Members of the Black Lives Matter splinter group "Fuk Yo Flag" are threatening violence on September 11 in videos and blog posts. (SNIP - WARNING - GRAPHICS AT LINK)#FukYoFlag The video begins with Noble saying: The orders have just come down from the head organizer of #FYF911 movement from Palmetto Star — the ratched revolutionary, too raw for TV — the order has come down to reveal the secret locaiton of FYF mobilization. The event will be held in Stone Mountain. Get there. In Stone Mountain, you will witness the end of U.S. imperialist white supremecy. September 11th, Stone Mountain....
  • Public University To Cough Up $3,500 For ‘Hoodies Up’ Speech From Trayvon Martin ... Lawyer

    09/08/2015 6:18:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2015 | Eric Owens
    Complete Headline: Public University To Cough Up $3,500 For ‘Hoodies Up’ Speech From Trayvon Martin Personal Injury Lawyer Close to four years after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, and over two years after Zimmerman was acquitted in a criminal trial, an attorney for Martin’s family is still cashing in on the case with speaking engagements. Later this week, on Sept. 10, attorney Jasmine Rand will deliver a lecture entitled “I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up” at the taxpayer-funded University of Georgia, reports The College Fix. Rand will receive $3,500 for her speech, a school spokeswoman indicated. [Snip] When...
  • Gingrich: Trump Learns Faster than Other Politicians

    09/06/2015 6:37:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 6, 2015 | Greg Richter
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is learning quickly to adjust on the campaign trail, says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "I think he's modulating. He's learning," Gingrich said Sunday on "Face the Nation" in reference to Trump meeting with the head of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "The one thing I've always found to be true with Trump is, I think he learns faster than any other political figure I've known except Bill Clinton," Gingrich said. The Trump you see today won't be the same Trump you see a month from now, Gingrich said. He said Trump, Ben Carson and...
  • Illegal Aliens Sue State DMV For Drivers Licenses – Claim Their Equal Protection “Rights”

    09/07/2015 8:06:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 78 replies ^ | september 7, 2015 | rick wells
    Attorneys for a group of illegal aliens squatting in Georgia filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Georgia Department of Driver Services charging that the state agency is violating their “constitutional rights” by denying them drivers licenses. Neither they nor their attorneys seem to have a grasp of the definition of illegal or the rights of America citizens not applying to non-Americans. Why not try to sign them up for a US passport while you’re at it, boys? The lawsuit states that the plaintiffs, who aren’t named because of “safety concerns” and “possible retaliation,” are under deportation orders and are...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump's running on winning (video - Face the Nation)

    The former Speaker of the House says Donald Trump has an edge right now because he's running on something that nobody understands: winning. And the American people want to win.
  • Supporters to Stage “I’m with Kim” Rally at Jail [Grayson, KY]

    09/04/2015 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 116 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 |
    Grayson, KY – Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will join supporters at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The “I’m with Kim” Rally is organized by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Liberty Counsel is willing to join any group that stands in support of Kim Davis. “Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Five people on the...
  • Opinion Savvy Poll Georgia 9/3/15. Trump 34.2, Carson 24.8, Bush 10.9

    09/04/2015 5:28:11 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 33 replies
    Opinion Savvy ^ | 8/4/15 | Fox 5 Atlanta
    Likely Georgia Republican presidential primary voters Sampling Method Landline: Registered Georgia voters were selected randomly and surveyed on the evening of September 1st, 2015 on their landline telephone using an interactive voice response system. Mobile: Registered Georgia voters unable to be reached by landline were surveyed using their mobile device on September 1st, 2015
  • U.S. Shadowing Russian Ship in Atlantic Near Nuclear Submarine Areas

    09/03/2015 7:03:14 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    (Washington) Free Beacon ^ | September 3 | Bill Gertz
    High-tech spy vessel carries cable-cutting gear, mini-subs U.S. intelligence ships, aircraft, and satellites are closely watching a Russian military vessel in the Atlantic that has been sailing near a U.S. nuclear missile submarine base and underwater transit routes, according to Pentagon officials. The Russian research ship Yantar has been tracked from the northern Atlantic near Canada since late August as it makes its way south toward Cuba.
  • Atlanta-Area Cop Likely Shot by Fellow Officer After Entering Wrong Home

    09/02/2015 7:23:14 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 42 replies
    The bullet that struck an Atlanta-area police officer — hit after responding to a burglary call at the wrong house — likely came from a fellow officer's gun, investigators said Tuesday. The homeowner, Christopher McKinley, 36, was also shot by one of three responding DeKalb County officers who entered his house on accident Monday night, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He was treated and released from a hospital, the GBI said. A dog in the home was shot at by two of the officers and killed, authorities said. The GBI said in a statement Tuesday that the "injured...
  • Officer Critically Wounded, Dog Killed After Georgia Police Respond to Wrong House

    09/01/2015 7:03:50 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 59 replies ^ | 9-1-2015 | CNN Wire
    It started with police going to the wrong house. It ended with a homeowner, an officer and a dog shot. DeKalb County police were responding to a 911 call about a suspicious person Monday night, the Atlanta-area police department said. But the caller didn’t give an address for the house where the suspicious person was seen, county public safety director Cedric Alexander said. Instead, the caller described it as a gray-and-brick home. So three officers went to a house that matched that description near the same intersection, Alexander said. He said they went to the back of a home where...
  • Investigators: Georgia officer likely shot by other officers

    09/01/2015 12:06:40 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 84 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/1/15 | Ray Henry
    ATLANTA (AP) — Police officers who arrived at the wrong Atlanta home after a report of suspicious activity shot the man who lives there, killed his dog and "likely" shot a fellow officer, leaving him seriously wounded, authorities said Tuesday. The bloody misunderstanding began Monday night when DeKalb County police received a report of a possible burglary at a one-story residence near an intersection in southeast Atlanta. Lacking an exact address, the officers were sent in the dark to a neighborhood where many of the single-story homes look similar. Three police officers found a home they thought matched a description...
  • Georgia police officer shot, circumstances unclear

    08/31/2015 7:49:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Aug 31 2015 08:32:23 PM CDT | The Associated Press
    ATLANTA - An Atlanta-area police officer has been shot and taken to a hospital. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish said the officer was shot Monday night but she didn't immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting.
  • Atlanta-area police officer shot, circumstances unclear

    08/31/2015 7:48:40 PM PDT · by matt04 · 35 replies
    ATLANTA – An Atlanta-area police officer has been shot and taken to a hospital. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish said the officer was shot Monday night but she didn't immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting. ... Parris said the officer would undergo surgery at the hospital. The extent of the officer's injuries was not immediately known.
  • Police: DeKalb County Officer Shot (Atlanta)

    08/31/2015 7:15:55 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 13 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 8/31/15 | Fox5atl
    Authorities have confirmed that a DeKalb County Police officer was shot Monday night. Investigators tell FOX 5 News that the officer responded to a burglary in progress. Police said the call escalated into gunfire being exchanged. The full details surround the shooting are still emerging.
  • A Shotgun Wedding: Couple Ties The Knot At Shooters World

    08/31/2015 7:30:23 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 30, 2015 | Geoff Fox
    TAMPA — Gunfire rang out shortly after Melissa Kunkel and Gary Webb said “I do” on Sunday. Relax. The shots — aimed at heart-shaped bulls-eyes on paper targets — might have been among the friendliest fire in history. Following a wedding ceremony attended by about 50 people in a banquet room at Shooters World on Fletcher Avenue, the newlyweds took aim and fired. After an initial volley of shots that left holes around the bulls-eye, Melissa Webb pierced the paper heart with two bullets. “It’s an unusual experience, but it couldn’t have turned out nicer,” said the bride’s father, Tom...
  • In Gen. Livsey arrest Fayetteville cops, eyewitness accounts differ

    08/29/2015 3:28:21 PM PDT · by familyop · 43 replies
    The Citizen (Fayette County, Georgia) ^ | 08/19/2015 | Cal Beverly
    Eyewitness says police still have not asked what he and other witnesses saw; victim tried to withdraw complaint, but police refused Cops say retired 4-star general choked delivery driver, resisted arrest; eyewitness says cops over-reacted, dispute didn’t happen the way warrants allege William “Bill” Livsey, 84, of Fayetteville, a retired four-star general and Silver Star recipient for heroism, ordered home delivery for himself and three other companions from a Chinese restaurant just before 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Within a couple of hours that Saturday night, the highly decorated retired officer was handcuffed with bloody arms inside a Fayetteville police unit...
  • Tropical Storm ERIKA

    08/27/2015 11:00:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | 08/27/2015 | Staff
    000 WTNT85 KNHC 271733 TCVAT5 ERIKA WATCH/WARNING BREAKPOINTS/INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 11A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015 200 PM AST THU AUG 27 2015 .TROPICAL STORM ERIKA PRZ001-002-003-004-005-006-007-008-009-010-011-012-013-VIZ001-002- 272100- /O.CON.KNHC.TR.W.1005.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ 200 PM AST THU AUG 27 2015 PUERTO-RICO 18.22N 66.44W VIEQUES 18.12N 65.43W CULEBRA 18.32N 65.28W ST-THOMAS-AND-ST-JOHN 18.33N 64.85W ST-CROIX 17.74N 64.73W $$ ATTN...WFO...SJU...
  • S.F. billionaire quietly funds Ron Paul super PAC (Peter Thiel, homosexual, GOProud fundraiser)

    02/27/2012 6:27:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Richard S. Dunham,Carla Marinucci
    Ron Paul revels in the fact that he is the presidential candidate of America's small donors, receiving more contributions under $200 than any other Republican seeking the White House in 2012. But, like every other GOP presidential contender, he also has a mega-millionaire "sugar daddy" helping to fund a super PAC that is promoting Paul's candidacy. Yet while Newt Gingrich underwriter Sheldon Adelson and Rick Santorum super-supporter Foster Friess have shared the campaign stage - and the national political spotlight - with their candidates, Paul's benefactor, San Francisco entrepreneur Peter Thiel, has never met the Texas congressman he's aiding.
  • S.F. billionaire quietly funds Ron Paul super PAC

    02/26/2012 12:39:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 48 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Richard S. Dunham, Carla Marinucci
    Ron Paul revels in the fact that he is the presidential candidate of America's small donors, receiving more contributions under $200 than any other Republican seeking the White House in 2012.But, like every other GOP presidential contender, he also has a mega-millionaire "sugar daddy" helping to fund a super PAC that is promoting Paul's candidacy.Yet while Newt Gingrich underwriter Sheldon Adelson and Rick Santorum super-supporter Foster Friess have shared the campaign stage - and the national political spotlight - with their candidates, Paul's benefactor, San Francisco entrepreneur Peter Thiel, has never met the Texas congressman he's aiding.Who is this mystery...
  • Donald Trump Once Saved A Woman’s Farm From Foreclosure ["God touched his heart"]

    08/22/2015 8:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 08/22/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Mark Arce
    It was September 1986, and Annabel Hill, 66, was facing an auction where she would lose the farm that had been in her family for five generations. Hill’s husband, Lenard, had committed suicide eight months earlier, 20 minutes before a scheduled auction, in a last-ditch attempt to save his property with life insurance money. The life insurance money wasn’t enough, covering only $175,000 of debts than ran in excess of $300,000, from two years of a drought that Hill said had ruined their livelihood. Even when several hundred acres of the 1,300-acre Waynesboro, Georgia, farm were sold, the now-widowed Annabel...
  • AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu: Drug Cartels With AK-47s Control American Soil 30 Miles from Phoenix

    08/21/2015 10:14:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | Pam Key
    Pinal Co., AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu said drug cartels armed with AK-47’s “control many areas on American soil” noting that they are only 30 miles from Phoenix. Babeu detailed touring the border yesterday with Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and said, “We flew him in our helicopter, showed him the drug smuggling routes, the actual caves—these cartel scouts live on top of mountains, 30 days at a time. And how on mountain top to mountain top, over a 50-mile swath of land, and this is only 30 miles from Phoenix.” This is literally an unsecured border. We have cartels that...
  • Another EPA disaster, this time in rural Georgia

    08/20/2015 3:37:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Watchdog ^ | August 20, 2015 | Tori Richards
    Still reeling from a disaster it created at a Colorado gold mine, the EPA has so far avoided criticism for a similar toxic waste spill in Georgia. In Greensboro, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sending the deadly sediment into a nearby creek. Though that accident took place five months ago, the hazard continues ... The sediment flows carry dangerous mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium downstream to the Lake Oconee and then to Oconee River — home to many federally and state protected species. Lead in the soil is 20,000 times higher than...
  • Hurricane Danny forms in the Atlantic; 1st of the season

    08/20/2015 8:10:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    AP ^ | Staff
    MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Danny has formed in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. Danny's maximum sustained winds Thursday morning have increased to near 75 mph (120 kph) and additional strengthening is forecast during the next two days. The hurricane is centered about 1,090 miles (1,755 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).
  • Father shot in both legs during home invasion

    08/20/2015 4:55:08 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 54 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 8/20/2015 | crime stoppers atlanta
    ATLANTA — A family is recovering after a violent home invasion. The father has a metal rod in his leg and is expected to be OK. Whitney Lash says a group of teens burst through the front door of her Sumter Street home in northwest Atlanta Sunday. She made a terrifying 911 call made just moments after the home invasion. "There’s a black young man at the front door. He just pulled a gun on my husband." The group, who tried to rob the family, shot Mike Lash in the leg and then fired at Whitney Lash as she ran...
  • Horde of Teens Snags Goods from Christian Louboutin in Buckhead

    08/19/2015 10:52:25 AM PDT · by Cecily · 61 replies
    As unarmed security officers ordered them to stop, more than a dozen teenage boys swiped $60,000 worth of handbags from a Buckhead boutique early Wednesday, Atlanta police said. The incident at the Christian Louboutin store at 3065 Peachtree Road was the second smash-and-grab burglary in the area in as many days. The French designer store is less than two miles from a Neiman Marcus Last Call that was hit by suspects Tuesday morning.
  • Bleeding victim of black-gang shooting: Forgive them - Teen attackers shoot man in both legs

    08/18/2015 10:52:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    WND ^ | August 18, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    A man who was shot in both legs by a black gang during a home invasion was lying on the ground, bleeding profusely, as emergency responders attended to his wounds. In excruciating pain, he had a single message for the attackers: “Forgive them Father, they know not what they have done.” Michael Lash’s recitation of Luke 23:34 was related by his wife, Whitney Lash, who posted an update of her husband’s condition on a GoFundMe page launched by friends trying to raise a little help for the family. The attack happened late Sunday at their home in Atlanta. WSB-TV...
  • Atlanta home invasion: ‘Please don’t shoot, I have a little baby’

    08/18/2015 10:44:56 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 18, 2015 | Alexis Stevens
    Michael Lash knew he had a broken leg and he couldn’t feel his other foot. One bullet had gone in the front of his thigh and out the back. While trying to protect his wife and two young children, the northwest Atlanta father was shot in both legs Sunday evening, the beginning of a few terrifying moments for the family. As Lash was recovering Tuesday, Atlanta police were investigating the home invasion, hopeful that security cameras on neighboring homes and evidence left behind would help identify the suspects. The Lash family had just returned to their Sumter Street home from...
  • Parents Demand Answers After Daughter Dies in Foster Care

    08/17/2015 5:14:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    whdh ^ | : Aug 17, 2015 | Jennifer Eagan, Byron Barnett
    The biological parents of a girl found dead in foster care in Auburn are demanding answers about what happened to their daughter. The Department of Children and Families said 2-year-old Avalena Conway-Coxon died at the hospital after she was removed from her foster home on Pheasant Court in Auburn. The Worcester County DA said another girl around 2 years old who was removed from the home remains hospitalized in "very critical" condition. "I will never see her smile again," said a tearful Jessica Conway, Avalena's mother. "I will never be able to hold my daughter again and it's because of...
  • Cobb pizza restaurant apologizes for Facebook transgender posting

    08/17/2015 4:44:31 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 22 replies
    The owner of the Jammin Pie, a Cobb County pizza restaurant, is apologizing for a Facebook post that an Atlanta nonprofit said attempted to humorously pitch pizzas at the expense of the transgender community. Health Initiative, which promotes health issues in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, urged supporters to call Jammin Pie on Wade Green Road in Kennesaw to “let them know exactly how you feel about this.” In the Facebook posting, the restaurant reportedly took a shot at frozen pizza with a photo and caption that read: “If you can’t tell the difference between delivery and DiGiorno,...
  • A century after Jewish man's lynching, Georgia town unsettled

    08/16/2015 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/16/2015
    In 1913, Frank was convicted of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan, who worked in his Atlanta factory. The case, charged with race, religion, sex and class, exploded in a national media frenzy. When Georgia's governor commuted Frank's death sentence, citizens took matters in their own hands. The case established the Anti-Defamation League as the country's most outspoken opponent of anti-Semitism. It also fueled the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan. Until ADL lawyers pressed officials to posthumously pardon Frank in the 1980s, the case was hushed in Atlanta's synagogues, the homes of Old Marietta, and among Phagan's descendants.
  • Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman, dies at 75

    08/16/2015 2:04:22 AM PDT · by Greg123456 · 42 replies
    USA Today ^ | Faith Karimi, CNN
    ulian Bond, a civil rights leader and former board chairman of the NAACP, has died. He was 75. Bond died Saturday night after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he served as founding president in the 1970s.