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  • Ferguson Business Owner Calls Nighttime Protests ‘Terrorist Acts’

    10/02/2014 12:03:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    KMOX-AM ^ | October 1, 2014
    A Ferguson business owner is calling the protestors who descend on his city at night “terrorists” and says Homeland Security should be called in. The anonymous caller to the Charlie Brennan show, who KMOX confirmed is a Ferguson small business owner, says the daytime protestors are fine, but that changes when the outsiders, including elected officials from outside Ferguson, arrive after dark. “The unpeaceful protesters come out at night, trying to harm or burn our businesses down or stop the businesses,” the caller said. “And it’s time that our government called this what it is, and this is a terrorist...
  • Ebola: If "It's Only Passed by Bodily Fluids", then Why Wear Head to Toe Decontamination Suits?

    10/01/2014 11:58:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    Vanity | 2 Oct 14 | Xzins
    The questions about Ebola keep coming as I listen to the talking heads on news site after news site saying, "It's only passed by bodily fluids." The only other time I've heard a similar statement was in regard to the transmission of HIV. If you don't do "it", then you won't get infected with HIV. Passing bodily fluids, don't you know. So, what are bodily fluids? Something tells me the word 'wet' is involved, so I really don't want to delve into it any further. I tend to stay away from other folks' 'wet' in the first place. I must...
  • Dallas Fire-Rescue Crew That Transported Ebola Patient Tested, Ambulance Pulled From Service

    10/01/2014 11:47:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    KXAS-TV ^ | October 1, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance crew who transported the man infected with Ebola to the hospital have tested negative for the Ebola virus, according to the City of Dallas. The City of Dallas said Tuesday that the crew took all safety precautions and was isolated and tested following the discovery. The three members of the ambulance crew are restricted to their homes while their conditions are observed and while the virus' incubation period passes....
  • By the numbers: 1.4 million cases of Ebola forecast by January

    10/01/2014 9:51:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Market Watch ^ | September 23, 2014 | Michelle Coffey
    <p>The Ebola outbreak could skyrocket to between 550,000 cases and 1.4 million cases by 2015 if there is no large-scale intervention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC warns the epidemic in West Africa could drag on for years if a response isn’t immediate. Here are the latest figures on the largest Ebola outbreak in modern history.</p>
  • US Ebola case: Dallas's Liberian residents concerned but not panicked

    10/01/2014 8:49:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 1, 2014 | Tom Dart in Dallas
    Community leaders plan vigil for unidentified male patient at local Texas hospital on Thursday.Cynjoe African Market is the sort of miraculous little shop that manages to sell a bit of everything, from hair braids to DVDs, shawls to soft drinks. Its fridges stock the usual selection of mainstream American beers but lettering on the front window advertises matooke, gari, pondu and fufu: African dishes that sound especially exotic given the store’s prosaic location in a north Dallas strip-mall just off the Lyndon B Johnson Freeway. A Liberian flag hangs in one corner of the window. One customer on Wednesday morning...
  • Imagining the Possibilities of a Drop in the Bucket

    10/01/2014 7:18:37 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 17 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 1, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The Washington Free Beacon happened to stumble upon an interesting factoid, and they published it. One day, the Obama administration spent $94,360 hiring a Democrat-connected event-management firm to build a stage for an 18-minute speech. The shock is not that it happened; it happens every day. The shock, to any who are paying attention, is how differently the political factions viewed the news. Conservatives were horrified, and liberals were offended that anyone would even care. A hundred thousand dollars in a country of our size? A hundred thousand dollars in a nation of fifty states, of 300 million people? A...
  • Pentagon Official: The President Is Lying To America — About Us, And About ISIS

    10/01/2014 6:49:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2014 | Joseph Miller
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Joseph Miller is the pen name for a ranking Department of Defense official with a background in U.S. special operations and combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked in strategic planning.President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flak since his Sunday night “60 Minutes” interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a lie, but when questioned on his lie, White House press secretary Josh Earnest...
  • 'Mistake' in how hospital handled Ebola case?

    10/01/2014 6:06:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WTAE-TV / CNN ^ | October 1, 2014 | Catherine E. Shoichet, Ashley Fantz and Holly Yan
    Hospital officials acknowledge patient's travel history wasn't 'fully communicated' to doctors.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on American soil went to the emergency room last week, but was released from the hospital even though he told staff he had traveled from Liberia. "A travel history was taken, but it wasn't communicated to the people who were making the decision. ... It was a mistake. They dropped the ball," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "You don't want to pile on them, but hopefully this will never happen again. ... The...
  • Women Are Winning The War On Women

    10/01/2014 5:48:48 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 2 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/01/2014 | JoeClarke.Net
    Genesis 3:16 You will want to control your husband, but he will dominate you They have the NFL, ESPN, Cable networks, Hollywood, and even churches, academia, and schools bowing down in obeisance to them, yet they are not being "treated equally," according  to Hillary Clinton, Gloria Allred and an army of other I-am-woman-hear-me-roar women. Sandra Fluke, alone, may have inspired enough winning votes for Obama from younger women who stood up to demand  their "Constitutionally approved" allotment of free birth control pills and abortions. Public schools and colleges in the 1990's decided that girls and university coeds were being intentionally...
  • Grand jury considering the Ferguson shooting is being investigated for misconduct

    10/01/2014 5:40:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Nation ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kimberly Kindy
    The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an accusation of misconduct on the grand jury that is hearing the case against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ed Magee, the spokesman for county prosecutor Robert McCulloch, said they received the information from a “Twitter user” Wednesday morning. “We are looking into the matter,” he said. An account of possible jury misconduct surfaced Wednesday morning on Twitter, when several users sent messages about one juror who may have discussed evidence in the case with a friend. In one of those messages, a person tweeted that...
  • NASA’s “Faster Than Warp Drive” Project Keeps Star Trek Dreams Alive

    10/01/2014 4:35:50 PM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Industry Tap ^ | October 1, 2014 | Russell David Schilling
    Had humans been alive billions of years ago, when the universe was more compact, it may have been easier to leapfrog from planet to planet or solar system to solar system. But today’s distances are so great as to seem insurmountable. Humans Hardly Built for Jet Travel, Let Alone Space Travel Some of my friends tell me they cannot bear to be on a plane for more than a few hours. This is perhaps the leading reason why people go crazy and try to open exit doors in mid-flight. I count “journey time” from the moment I leave my...
  • The Moral Hazard of the Export-Import Bank - Privatized Profits & Socialized Risk

    10/01/2014 3:19:19 PM PDT · by Noremac
    Communities Digital News ^ | October 1, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    There are a lot of solid reasons why federal programs like the Export-Import (EX-IM) Bank, should be terminated. I cover the majority of those reasons in the report I just filed on Communities Digital News. http://www.commdiginews.com/business-2/moral-hazard-at-the-export-import-bank-private-gain-vs-social-risk-26916/ Issues like questions of proper management, potential for fraud related to insider influence, unintended consequences of disruption of domestic markets, risk related to the volatility of the world economy, are all among them. Those are legitimate concerns and have demonstrated themselves to be problems. Above them all, and foremost is the essential consideration of legitimacy. The Ex-Im bank was spawned in illicit circumstances. Most...
  • An Islamic Symbol on the Australian Flag?

    10/01/2014 2:11:27 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    I've found the above picture on Facebook, posted by an Australian FB page called "Preserving Islamic Rights on the Gold Coast - PIRGC", self-described as "the righteous and proud voice of the Islamic community within the Gold Coast [a coastal city in southeastern Queensland on the east coast of Australia] and surrounding areas". The message in the graphic is so preposterous that it's hard to judge if it's genuine or fake. The least credible part is: We do not ask that Christmas be cancelled as we are not one to ruin peoples fun, however the word "Christ" must be...
  • California Takes Anti-Consumer Plastic Bag Ban Statewide

    10/01/2014 2:04:12 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 32 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | October 1, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    The high cost of living in California just got a bit higher as Governor Jerry Brown heeded the call of environmental activists and Democratic Party leadership in signing a statewide anti-consumer plastic bag ban. The law forbids retailers from providing free plastic bag packaging to shoppers, forcing the consumer to pay for either paper or (yes) plastic bags or providing their own means of transport for groceries, sundries or other items purchased throughout the state. While environmental groups and the grocery industry hailed the decision, the law has been criticized by consumer groups and manufactures who expressed concerns on the added...
  • Check Out The New Obama Logo

    10/01/2014 1:29:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Google Plus ^ | October 1, 2014 | Staff
  • Administration Desperately Courting George Zimmerman To Replace Lesbian Secret Service Director

    10/01/2014 12:29:26 PM PDT · by IChing · 15 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 10/01/2014 | Donald Joy
    The following is only partly satire; the rest is pure fact. Being able to discern which is which disqualifies the reader from government employment or contracting. As the old saying goes, “desperate times call for desperate measures.” With the glaring klieg lights of harsh congressional scrutiny being thrown onto several grave and alarming security lapses around the President and First Family, a humiliated and confused Obama administration is urgently in need of expert help. So much so, in fact, that they’re now awkwardly reaching out to someone whose skill at detecting suspicious perimeter intrusion at a gated complex (not to...
  • What happens if they hold an election and nobody shows up?

    10/01/2014 12:23:57 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/01/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The puppet masters who forced Barack Obama on us can’t help the Democrats this year. Obama is not officially on the ballot but this race is certainly all about him and how incompetent he is. The man has failed in everything he has done and no amount of spinning has been able to change this fact. The Democrats will use big money, a well-organized Get-Out-The-Vote operation and a dash of voter fraud to try to save the Senate. Whether they succeed or not will depend on how closely a particular candidate is tied to Obama and how much he/she supported...
  • Perspective on Obama's Work Habits/Demagogue Al Sharpton's Status as Reverend

    10/01/2014 10:36:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Google Plus ^ | October 1, 2014 | Darrin Walker
    The Community Leader..... .....and the Reverend
  • Michigan Taxpayers Giving $35 Million to Billion Dollar Studio

    10/01/2014 10:12:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/1/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Julie Hinds, a reporter for Gannett Michigan, suggests why she thinks the latest Batman movie was filmed in Detroit, saying the despair and hope of the city offer a juxtaposition for the filmmakers: “Those two sides of Detroit may be one of the factors that make it an appropriate location for ‘Batman v. Superman,’ a cinematic collision between two very different superheros (sic),” Hinds wrote. “Affleck's brooding, mortal Batman and Henry Cavill's outer-space immigrant Superman.” For the Record says: It was either that, or something else Hinds failed to even mention in her story — the Superman-Batman movie was handed...
  • A Special Counsel to Investigate the IRS Targeting of Tea Party Groups (Good Read)

    10/01/2014 9:17:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Verdict ^ | September 29, 2014 | Ronald D. Rotunda
    On July 30, 1974, President Nixon released the White House tape recordings to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court order. A day earlier, the House Judiciary Committee approved Articles of Impeachment. Article 2 dealt with “abuse of power.” The first impeachment count, 40 years ago, complained that the President attempted to use the Internal Revenue Service to harass his enemies. (1) He has, acting personally and through his subordinated and agents,endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law,...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Six

    10/01/2014 9:01:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/01/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The story of the Democrats (available in its entirety free; see details below) continues by exposing Andrew Jackson as the fake he was. The Trail of Tears Perhaps the worst instance of Jackson’s willingness to emulate the bellicose traditions of European empires was the genocide of the Cherokee Nation known as the Trail of Tears. It was carried out under the Indian Removal Act which was championed by Georgia Democrat Senator John Forsyth. Under its provisions the US Army would force the Cherokees to walk from as far away as North Carolina to modern day Oklahoma. The Bataan-like march killed...
  • Satire: Cities Step Up Efforts to Crush Deviant Behavior

    10/01/2014 8:53:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    The Seattle City Council passed a new ordinance that will fine people for throwing away too much food. The concern is that this discarded food should be composted rather than just trashed. “Our growth rate for recycling has stalled,” complained Council member Sally Bagshaw. “The notion of some city residents that they need not participate in this effort is erroneous. A successful program requires the full compliance of every citizen.” To enforce the stricter rules the City will empower trash collectors to examine a family’s discards to determine whether any items found could have been recycled. “We’ve taken voluntary obedience...
  • Gay Texas Judge Refuses to Wed Straight Couples

    10/01/2014 7:20:58 AM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/24/2012 | Elizabeth Flock
    Correction: This post initially stated that Judge Tonya Parker was “no longer” marrying straight couples. Judge Parker has never performed such marriage ceremonies. This version has been corrected. Catholic priests have refused to marry same-sex couples for years. Judge Tonya Parker (Dallas County) Now, a Texas judge has an answer to that, saying she will not marry straight couples until gay marriage is legal in the state. Judge Tonya Parker of Dallas County told the Dallas Voice that she respectfully tells couples why she can’t conduct their marriage ceremony: “I'm sorry. I don't perform marriage ceremonies because we are in...
  • Celebrating 40 Years of Amtrak Deficits (Subsidized by You)

    10/01/2014 6:03:05 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/30/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    MLive reported Sept. 30 that Amtrak’s Blue Water line from Port Huron to Chicago was offering a ticket deal to celebrate 40 years. MLive reported: "You'll need to act fast for the ticket deal, which kicks in when a customer purchases one ticket — that allows them to purchase a companion ticket for 40 percent off." For the Record says: Only in the subsidized world of public transit can a company celebrate an anniversary with deals despite years of being in the red. The Blue Water line lost $3.2 million in 2012, $2.3 million in 2013, and as of July...
  • Louisiana Black Republican Lowers Boom on Mary Landrieu

    10/01/2014 5:45:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 30, 2014 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Republican Elbert Guillory, a state senator in Louisiana, has released a new web video through his Free At Last PAC that criticizes Democratic senator Mary Landrieu's record. "Since 1996, black unemployment has doubled and the poverty rate for blacks has skyrocketed. Mary hasn't helped us all," says Guillory. "So on November 4, let's send her back home to her father's house or to her mansion in Washington, D.C., or wherever the heck she lives." The Republican pol doesn't mince words as he argues that blacks are "just a vote" to Landrieu and Democrats. Watch the video below:
  • Russia can drill in Arctic, even without Exxon – energy official

    10/01/2014 5:21:38 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    RT ^ | September 29, 2014 | RT
    Drilling in the Kara Sea will continue into next year, even if sanctions prevent US firm ExxonMobil from participating, Russia’s Deputy Energy Minister Kirill Molotsov said Monday. According to Molotsov, Russia can independently go ahead with the necessary drilling in the Kara Sea in 2015 with the help of drilling platforms owned by Russian companies. Russia’s largest oil company, Rosneft has opened a large deposit of oil and gas in the area. "In total, we have about eight units of 100 percent Russian-owned platforms,” the deputy energy minister said. In the event Exxon leaves, work in the Arctic will continue,...
  • It’s Time to Ban Travel to Liberia – Updated

    10/01/2014 5:12:00 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 9 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/1/14 | Steve Berman
    It’s here. This time Ebola didn’t arrive in a specially-designed, hermetically-sealed aircraft, transferred to a space-age ambulance, tended by white space-suited attendants, and delivered to the most secure isolation wing at an Atlanta hospital.  This time it didn’t arrive with the press watching every move, and pundits questioning the wisdom of bringing Dr. Brantly back home. What could rightly be described as Patient Zero on U.S. soil arrived in Dallas, and is being held in isolation at Texas Presbyterian Hospital. CNBC confirms that the CDC has found the patient to test positive for the Ebola virus. This is the first...
  • Obama vs CIA, Who Is Telling The Truth?

    10/01/2014 4:43:38 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 25 replies
    President Obama blamed America’s intelligence agencies for failing to properly access the dangers of a rising ISIS. In leaked reports, the CIA has released information suggesting that Obama was warned about ISIS increasing in strength as early as before the 2012 election. Other information leaked in the past few days suggest the President doesn’t bother attending more than half of his intelligence briefings. The public is stuck deciding who is telling the truth here because someone must be lying. Either the President was warned and made the decision not to confront ISIS while they were still weak or our intelligence...
  • Hump-Day Humor

    10/01/2014 3:47:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Thad Cochran:41 yrs in office: $11 mil dollars: Barely walks, barely talks

    10/01/2014 12:04:23 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 29 replies
    Midsouthsentinel.com ^ | 9/30/14 | Mid-South Sentinel
    Finally, after much ado, ok not really much ado...it gets started and the 1st gentlemen that speaks mentions some of Thad's accomplishments so here goes... •Some 2-lane road that was an accident waiting to happen he brought 5 millions dollars to the state to make it bigger and stuff and.... •I-269 International Trade Corridor that will connect to Collierville...and some other neat stuff I wasn't really paying attention to and we should help Thad Cochran to keep helping us ...you know, bring home the federal dollars which is why the GOP spent every penny they could muster to keep the...
  • Kelly: What Sarah Palin Did Was Irresponsible And Insensitive (Rep. Gabby Giffords' husband)

    09/30/2014 9:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | September 30, 2014 | Alan Colmes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tuesday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Navy Captain, former astronaut and husband of Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly talked to Alan about the new book he has co-written with his wife called Enough: Our Fight To Keep America Safe From Gun Violence. Alan and Mark discussed why Mark and Gabrielle continue to own guns themselves, about the passing of new gun legislation in California, and what Sarah Palin did that was “irresponsible” and “insensitive.” ********** COLMES: Just today in California, Gov. Brown signed a law that says if you are a relative of somebody that has a gun and you think...
  • Welcome To America: Treating Ebola Like An Illegal Immigrant!

    09/30/2014 8:03:03 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 33 replies
    Self | 1/30/14 | Self
    President Obama has finally achieved what he has so long desired: a domestic case of diagnosed Ebola. It is common knowledge that Mr. Hussein despises America’s heritage and blames foreign imperialism for centuries of African poverty, exploitation and disease. How better to exact retribution, his spiteful and divisive agenda, than by dismantling our economy, empowering radical Islamic regimes with billions in aid, and now by bringing America to the precipice of an Ebola epidemic? It is absolutely criminal, a clear dereliction of duty, to allow illegal immigrants – including possible terrorist agents – to cross our border with impunity and...
  • Adam Kinzinger’s Road To The Senate Goes Through Syria

    09/30/2014 5:55:39 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 5 replies
    US of ARM.com ^ | Sept 30 2014 | Ulysses S. Arn
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger has done some things in the last few days that has cemented his place as the The first item comes from the Lasalle News-Tribune, in which Kinzinger calls for a no-fly zone to be enforced over Syria and since the only military aircraft flying in Syria belong to the Assad regime, Kinzinger is in effect calling on the US to expand our war on ISIS to include Assad: “After meeting with both moderate military forces and innocent civilians, I am convinced that we need to institute a no-fly zone over Syria,” said...
  • Brilliant pro-fracking ad

    09/30/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    President & CEO Magazine ^ | August 13, 2014
    “I’ll tell Vladimir!”(VIDEO-AT-LINK)I thought this was hilarious. Enjoy!
  • Conservatives Need be Wary of Democrat Ground Game

    09/30/2014 12:42:38 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 27 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 30, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In an election climate in which issues favor Republicans and polls indicate a potential GOP landslide, conservatives need still be wary of Democrat skullduggery and its impressive ground game. The trend of 21st century politics shows that issues and national sentiment have taken a back seat to get-out-the-vote efforts, particularly given Democratic Party reliance on voting constituencies that pay far less attention to the issues and are less up to date on news and current events. Despite having a solid advantage on the issues, the Republican Party risks seeing its hopes for November glory washed away by busloads of Democrats "useful idiots"...
  • Hard Left Tries to Assault Farage

    09/30/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 8 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    They don't assault - unless prevented by the police - only the English Defence League (EDL) now. The extreme Leftists have been attacking even the moderate UKIP, showing that nothing short of Leninism satisfies them. Two days ago, UKIP leader Nigel Farage was in Rochester, Kent, with the new candidate for UKIP in the upcoming by-election in the constituency of Rochester and Strood, Mark Reckless - who defected from the Conservatives to Farage's party on the last day of UKIP's conference - for a day of campaigning in the constituency. Reckless will resign his Rochester seat as a Tory...
  • Obama would have called the 9-11 attacks “workplace violence”

    09/30/2014 12:01:09 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-30-14 | DrJohn
    What does it take before we're allowed to call domestic Islamic terrorism what it is? When James Foley was beheaded by a Muslim somewhere in the "Levant" the Obama administration called it a "terrorist attack against our country." They called it a "barbaric act."When a woman is beheaded by a Muslim in Oklahoma the Obama administration calls it "workplace violence." It seems that the alleged killer, a convert to Islam, was merely carrying out the dictates of the Quran. Muslims are commanded to fight unbelievers until they are either dead, converted to Islam, or in a permanent state of subjugation...
  • The U.S. is Becoming a Weaker Nation

    09/30/2014 11:46:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/14 | Alan Caruba
    Obama’s combination of ideology and ignorance The news that the U.S. Air Force, joined at long last by some of the Arab nations most threatened by the Islamic State (ISIS), began bombing their headquarters and military sites in Syria was long overdue, but welcome. It took time because Obama had originally dismissed ISIS as a threat. It no doubt took time to get Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia to team with the U.S., but missing from the action is Turkey that borders Syria and Egypt. Turkey has become increasingly Islamist, but appears determined to stay out...
  • Will Nissan Abandon Its $1.4B Stimulus-Backed Battery Factory?

    09/30/2014 11:23:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 30, 2014 | Paul Chesser
    Reuters sources inside Nissan are saying the production of batteries inTennessee for the all-electric Leaf, which stimulus-subsidizing U.S. taxpayers backed with a $1.4 billion loan, could be eliminated. According to the report, at minimum there is sharp debate over whether the company will continue to manufacture electric vehicle batteries in-house or contract with an outside supplier. Nissan partner Renault, which has 43.4 percent shareholder ownership in the joint company, is said to be pushing for outsourcing battery production – possibly to LG Chem. None who revealed the information were identified for the Reuters story. “We set out to be...
  • Satire: President Downplays Traffic Woes Caused by His Motorcades

    09/30/2014 10:46:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 34 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    As usual, President Obama’s recent trip to the United Nations to give a speech sparked tremendous traffic jams in New York City. Not to worry, though, it’s not so bad. “I hear a lot of hype about New York traffic, but it didn’t look too bad to me,” the President said. “All the stories of bumper-to-bumper, stop-and-go traffic that I’ve heard showed no signs on my trip to the UN.” While Obama did concede that his experience may have been abnormal compared to what ordinary drivers have to deal with, he insisted that “putting up with a little extra congestion...
  • SIGTARP: Excessive Pay at Bailed-Out GM

    09/30/2014 10:32:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 30, 2014 | Mark Modica
    A special inspector general report on compensation for executives at General Motors and Ally Financial blasts the Treasury Department for allowing excessive pay at the companies as taxpayers lost billions of dollars on the auto bailouts. The watchdog group issuing the report monitors the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which was set up to save financial corporations deemed "too big to fail" due to systemic risk to America's financial system. The program was expanded to allow for the bailing out of the auto industry, despite the questionable use of funds specifically designated for financial institutions. A NY Times piece...
  • Prime Minister Netanyahu Delivers the Truth in the UN’s General Assembly of Untruths

    09/30/2014 10:30:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/14 | Joseph A. Klein
    A sobering speech at the U.N. about the “master faith” and its quest for global dominance. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a powerful and sobering speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 29th. He said he came from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of the Israeli people and to “expose the brazen lies spoken from this very podium against my country and the brave soldiers who defend it.” “Truth must always be spoken, especially here, in the United Nations,” the prime minister said to an audience of government leaders and delegates not used to hearing the truth...
  • It has EVERYTHING to do with Islam

    09/30/2014 10:28:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/14 | Klaus Rohrich
    We are beginning to see the results of the silence of so-called “moderate” Muslims Last Thursday morning as Colleen Hufford arose and readied for work, her thoughts very likely were on the day ahead, things needing to be done, realizing that tomorrow would be Friday and maybe even thinking up weekend plans with her grandchildren. Little did she know that she was en route to becoming another statistic, a sticking point in the manic affirmations of America’s leaders that her death, like so many before hers, “had nothing to do with Islam.” But the truth is Ms Hufford’s grisly demise...
  • Why worry about ‘no boots’ when Obama’s heart isn’t in the battle against radical Islam?

    09/30/2014 10:17:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/14 | Judi McLeod
    With Obama MIA in almost 60 percent of his PDB, where is he getting his information? Aside from the Arabs, who would back him 100 percent, Western leaders signing up for the ragtag coalition to take on ISIS, should be asked by their masses why they would send soldiers into a battle led by a pretend general who plays AWOL at 60 percent of his intelligence sessions. For whatever his reasons, President Barack Obama has blundered into the mideast war with no intel in his strategy arsenal.
  • DOD ordered to enlist illegal immigrants

    09/30/2014 10:17:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/30/14 | Jim Emerson
    Frustrated that Congress does not bend to his will by granting amnesty to millions of undocumented Democrat voters, Mullah Obama has ordered the military to pander to and enlist illegal immigrants. In true PC fashion, the media are reporting the story of Military Accessions Vital to National Interest, or MAVNI. It is a Department of Defense policy which encourages illegals to enlist in the military for the purpose of introducing language skills critical to national security, such as Arabic, Chinese, Pashto or Persian. (1) Spanish is missing from the list. (2) In simple terms, native speakers are needed for translation...
  • Republican Senate candidates Cotton, Brown and Land moving up by attacking amnesty

    09/30/2014 9:02:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For many conservatives this election is an odd mixture of joy and foreboding. On the one hand we are happy that the indications point to an end of the tyrannical reign of Harry Reid; but on the other we are faced with the prospect of more of the same old same old from Republicans. While there are many issues to be weighed as we decide what to do on November 4th, few would argue that amnesty is not our top concern. If the Republicans join Barack Obama in granting amnesty to illegal aliens our country will collapse and eventually cease...
  • Would you sell a car to someone you do not know?

    09/30/2014 6:19:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Alan Gottlieb, at the Gun Rights Policy Conference, asked a very scary question.  It is a question loaded with bad premises, freighted with unintended consequences.   It was terrifying when you consider where it leads us, as a society. It was: Would you sell a gun to someone you do not know? The premise that underlies the question is that selling a gun to someone that you do not know is irresponsible, and that it should be regulated by the government.  Alan followed up his question with another terrifying premise: If you sell your gun to someone who later uses...
  • Greenfield: Science is for Stupid People

    09/30/2014 5:44:30 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 38 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Science is for Stupid People Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Every ideology needs to believe in its inevitability. Religions get their inevitability from prophecies; secular ideologies get theirs from the modernist fallacy. The modernist fallacy says that history is moving on an inevitable track toward their ideology. Resistance is futile, you will be liberalized. Marxism predicted the inevitable breakdown of capitalism. Obama keeps talking about being “on the right side of history” as if history, like a university history curriculum, has a right side and a wrong side. All everyone has to...
  • Rape Culture Argument Denies Mankind’s Depravity

    09/30/2014 5:18:25 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 11 replies
    The White House and left-wing media are pushing the ridiculous notion that 20% of college girls are raped. They base this statistic off of a highly questionable study at only two universities. In addition, the study included an expanded definition of sexual assault to include what amounts to drunken whore’s remorse. The fact is, one in five college girls are not the victims of sexual assault. Other studies indicate that around one in forty girls are the victims of rape or sexual assault. That number is too high but there’s a massive difference between 2.5% and 20%. One gets headlines,...
  • The Utah Polygamy Ruling and the Tale of the Slippery Slope

    09/29/2014 6:41:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | September 1, 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    “Same sex marriage leads away from polygamy, not for it,” said the Brookings Institution’s Jonathan Rauch in 2012. Joining him was the Economist, which wrote just last year that “gay marriage” to polygamy was “A not-so-slippery slope.” But more and more it seems that these and other crystal-ball watchers have slipped on their own prognostication. Headline Aug. 28, 2014: “Federal Judge Opens Door Further to Group Marriage.” That’s from Breitbart’s Austin Ruse, who reports: The Utah ban made it illegal and punishable by up to five years in prison for anyone to cohabit with someone they are not legally married...