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  • Betrayal Papers: Part V – Who is Barack Hussein Obama?

    08/29/2015 12:34:37 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27
    The American Report ^ | April 15, 2015 | Andrea Shea King, Dr.Ashraf Ramelah, Benjamin Smith,
    This is a portrait of a conspiracy that has reached unprecedented heights of global control. “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” Has there ever been a president whose personal history is so murky, so questionable, and so baffling? All one must do is recall the allegations, still open for debate and research, that checker Obama’s background. Laid out below are some of these allegations, not to be proved or disproved, but to remind the reader that Obama’s personal history is replete with question marks.
  • Betrayal Papers: Part IV of V – A New Genocide

    08/29/2015 12:05:16 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 1 replies
    The American Report ^ | March 4, 2015 | Trevor Loudon, Wallace Bruschweiler
    Part IV will examine foreign policy under Obama. It will explain how the Obama administration and U.S. Department of State have used the American military and standing in the world as tools to kick start the creation of a new Islamic Caliphate. Obama’s unconscionable enabling of and silence regarding a new genocide will be revealed. Finally, this article will offer a cursory reassessment of America’s allies, and which countries we have lost as friends.
  • What Drought? Some L.A. County Supervisors Have Their Cars Washed 2, 3 Times a Week

    08/29/2015 11:54:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 08/25/15 | Mike Reicher
    Despite living in one of the most car-centric and image-conscious cities in the world, many Los Angeles drivers have cut their carwashes during the crippling drought. Not so for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The majority of the supervisors wash their take-home cars two or three times a week, service records show, and actually washed them more frequently after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25 percent cut in urban water use. As the county’s washes continue to consume tap water, some other local governments have pledged to skip washes for months or are using recirculated water. “When government...
  • Betrayal Papers: Part III – Obama’s Scandals and Assaults on Freedoms Explained

    08/29/2015 11:09:44 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 1 replies
    The American Report ^ | March 4, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, Colonel Thomas Snodgrass,
    The Betrayal Papers Part I – Under Obama: U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood, presented a picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government. Part II – In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun” named several people in the Obama administration who have documented associations to Muslim Brotherhood front groups and the State of Qatar. This article will explore the deliberate strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama administration to cripple the middle class and to steer the American economy, as well as identify, to the extent possible, their role in many Obama scandals.
  • Betrayal Papers Part II: In Plain Sight – A National Security “Smoking Gun

    08/29/2015 10:42:19 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 3 replies
    The American Report ^ | March 1, 2015 | Mary Fanning, General Paul E. Vallely, Regina Thomson, Scott Smith, Sharon Rondeau,
    The first article of the Betrayal Papers asserted that the Muslim Brotherhood was not only influential in the United States government, but in fact dominated the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama. This article will name several key people who were or are in the Obama administration and who have various, documented associations with organizations which are directly tied to and/or funded by the Muslim Brotherhood and the State of Qatar (home to Brotherhood’s Spiritual Leader, Yusuf al-Qaradawi). These individuals have helped dictate national security policies that have crippled counterterrorism efforts at home and abroad.
  • Mental Health and the 2nd Amendment - No Excuse For Gun Grab

    08/29/2015 10:36:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Despite the undeniable mental issues affecting black, gay Democrat Vester Flanagan, who was not sporting a Confederate flag before he shot and killed his two former KDBJ coworkers, reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, the fact is that he passed a background check and legally possessed the Glock handgun he used. As much as we all want to prevent the mentally unstable from possessing firearms, the fact is that there was nothing in Flanagan’s background to prevent him from legally owning a firearm.
  • Fury as Archaeological Site Ruined and Replaced With Picnic Table

    08/29/2015 10:35:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 Aug 2015
    builders in a Galician village confused a neolithic tomb with a broken stone picnic table and replaced the 6,000-year-old artefact with a brand spanking new concrete bench. In what one archaeologist dubbed a "monumental error" the ancient tomb, that had heritage status and was therefore meant to be protected, has been completely destroyed. Galicia’s Department of Culture, Education and Universities has launched an investigation after the picnic bench - which sits on a solid concrete slab in the town of Cristovo de Cea in the northwestern region of Galicia - was placed on top of an ancient tomb, classed as...
  • Betrayal Papers: Part I – Under Obama The US Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood

    08/29/2015 10:12:35 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 6 replies
    The American Report ^ | March 1, 2015 | Dick Manasseri, Gary Kubiak, Gates of Vienna, Hannah Szenes, IQ al Rassooli, Right Side News, Marcus
    PART I OF FIVE The Betrayal Papers will trace the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama administration’s foreign and domestic policies. The five-part series will present Muslim Brotherhood USAa picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government to the benefit of a totalitarian, genocidal movement that seeks to establish a global Islamic State. The Muslim Brotherhood is an international political, financial, terrorist and movement whose goal is to establish a global Islamic State (Caliphate). They have and continue to exert tremendous influence of the American government’s foreign and domestic policies under President Barack Hussein Obama. The...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood

    08/29/2015 10:01:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 3 replies
    The American Report ^ | June 2015 | Andrea Shea King, Dr.Ashraf Ramelah, Benjamin Smith, Brent Parrish, Charles Ortel, Denise Simon,
    This revelation has become an indisputable fact for those who examine the evidence. The Betrayal Papers is a six-part, research and multimedia campaign that presents this evidence. It demonstrates the incredible influence that the Muslim Brotherhood exerts over the Obama administration, many members of Congress, and on American policy foreign and domestic. This series has been meticulously researched by a team of journalists, national security bloggers, and retired military operatives. All of the information contained in this critical and informative campaign is compiled using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) best practices.
  • U.S. Taxpayers Bear Weight Of Anchor Babies

    08/29/2015 9:58:17 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 21 replies
    Investors Busniess Daily ^ | 08/28/2015 06:48 PM ET
    Borders: Hillary Clinton scolded Donald Trump for using the term "anchor babies" to describe birth tourism among Hispanic illegals, arguing that they should just be called "babies." Actually, they should be called "welfare babies." According to a Center for Immigration Studies report, a whopping 75% of Mexican and Guatemalan legal and illegal immigrants with children are using federal welfare programs. Primarily they are exploiting Medicaid and the food-stamp and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs. Only immigrants from the Dominican Republic use welfare at higher rates. The states where immigrant households with children have the highest welfare-use rates are all...
  • A Scandal-Plagued Administration

    08/29/2015 9:57:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08.26.2015 | Noah Rothman
    It was particularly revealing when David Axelrod explained that, of all his accomplishments in Barack Obama’s White House, he was proudest of the fact that “there hasn’t been a major scandal.” The qualifier “major” lays the burden on shoulders of the press to define what constitutes a serious scandal, and political media had thus far reliably covered the administration’s ethical lapses as merely the peculiar obsessions of addlebrained conservatives. Surely, much of the political establishment in Washington nodded along with Axelrod as he patted himself on the back. A mere seven months later, though, and it is clear now that...
  • I Like Donald Trump. I REALLY do. But...

    08/29/2015 9:18:10 AM PDT · by cuban leaf · 225 replies
    Self ^ | 8/29/2015 | Self
    Though this is a vanity, I have linked to the foundational source of my point. I REALLY like what the Trump is saying. I like his attitude, I lake his effectively destroying PC and his takedown of the MSM. I like seeing all the liberal and GOPe heads exploding. I especially like him running a screen for Cruz. But I would be very concerned about a Trump presidency. If you look at his stances in the past and some that are current and couple that with is personality, attitude and MO, and imagine him as the "strong man" in the...
  • Obama: I'm going to Alaska for three days (More AGW BS)

    08/29/2015 9:10:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    Investors.com ^ | Aug. 29, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. This Monday, I’m heading to Alaska for a three-day tour of the state. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. Not only because Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in a country that’s full of beautiful places — but because I’ll have several opportunities to meet with everyday Alaskans about what’s going on in their lives. I’ll travel throughout the state, meeting with Alaskans who live above the Arctic Circle, with Alaska natives, and with folks who earn their livelihoods through fishing and tourism. And I expect to learn...
  • Obama defends Shell Arctic drilling decision

    08/29/2015 8:52:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 8/29/15 | Jérôme Cartillier
    **SNIP** The Obama administration's green light for the Anglo-Dutch oil giant angered environmental groups which have decried the "hypocrisy" of the president, who in recent months has stressed the need for aggressive actions against climate change. **SNIP** "I know there are Americans who are concerned about oil companies drilling in environmentally sensitive waters," Obama said in his weekly address, noting that the drilling leases had been purchased before he took office. "I share people's concerns about offshore drilling," he added. "I remember the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico all too well. That's precisely why my administration has worked...
  • REPORT: The FBI put its 'A-team' on the 'extremely serious' Hillary Clinton email probe

    08/29/2015 7:46:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2015 | Natasha Bertrand and Michael B Kelley
    The "extremely serious" investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state is being led by an FBI "A-team," an intelligence source told Fox News. The source said the investigation is centered around 18 US Code 793, a section of the Espionage Act related to gathering and transmitting national-defense information. Two emails reportedly found on Clinton's server from 2009 and 2011 contained information regarded as "Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information," one of the highest levels of classification. The two emails were drawn out of a batch of 40 randomly selected from about 30,000...
  • Bernie Sanders Warns Democrats They May Not Win in 2016 Without Him

    08/29/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/29/2015 | Patrick Healy
    MINNEAPOLIS – Taking his outsider message into the heart of the Democratic establishment, Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, challenged hundreds of the party’s leaders on Friday to embrace his candidacy, warning that the huge crowds of supporters he has drawn may not vote for Democratic candidates in 2016 unless he is at the top of the ticket. Mr. Sanders, who has been gaining ground in the polls, was warmly complimentary at first in addressing the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting here, crediting the party faithful for fighting on behalf of working people and low-income Americans. But he soon turned...
  • IRS ordered to turn over any docs showing White House request for taxpayer info

    08/29/2015 7:26:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    A federal judge ordered the IRS to turn over any documents that indicated White House requests for private taxpayer information. Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the order, eliminating the IRS argument that they couldn't comply because taxpayer information is private. Washington Times: “This court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused, or that government officials made improper attempts to access that information,” the judge wrote in denying the IRS’s request to close out the case. The ruling marks yet another federal judge who has ordered the Obama administration to be more...
  • The NLRB’s Power Grab: A Very Dangerous, Troublemaking Government Department

    08/29/2015 6:51:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/29/2015 | The Editors
    Why should a union representing workers who are not employees of McDonald’s be empowered to squeeze concessions out of McDonald’s? Why did Willie Sutton rob banks? In a party-line decision, the Democrat-dominated National Labor Relations Board has decided that employees of contractors can be treated as employees of other companies when . . . well, when it is convenient for Democratic constituencies that they be so treated. The underlying case involved an operator of recycling centers, Browning-Ferris Industries of California, which uses subcontractors to staff some of its facilities. Firms have many reasons for using subcontracted labor, one of which...
  • Cruz Accuses Megyn Kelly of Asking ‘Mainstream Media Liberal’ Question

    08/29/2015 6:04:17 AM PDT · by kindred · 29 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 08/25/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly of asking “the question every mainstream media liberal journalist wants to ask” and “the question Barack Obama wants to focus on” on Tuesday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. Cruz was asked about his support for ending birthright citizenship and whether this means he favors amending the Constitution, he answered, “Well, as a policy matter, Megyn, it doesn’t make any sense anymore, that people who are here illegally, that their children would have automatic citizenship. That what that does is it serves...
  • Virginia shootings revive gun myths

    08/29/2015 5:09:19 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 aug 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Bernie Sanders' record skews way to the left on one issue after another: health care, taxes, campaign finance, international trade, abortion and the Iraq war. Gun control? Not so much. "Bernie Sanders, Gun Nut" was the headline in the liberal online publication Slate. After the Sandy Hook massacre, other progressives called for tough new restrictions on firearms, but Sanders disagreed. "If you passed the strongest gun control legislation tomorrow, I don't think it will have a profound effect on the tragedies we have seen," he said. Seeing violence live is a reality for too many kids Seeing violence live is...
  • Earth to Paul Krugman and The New York Times: Debt Is Not Good

    08/29/2015 5:05:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Source: Source information located at the bottom of column. First the good news. The federal governmentÂ’s tax receipts are coming in at a rate somewhat higher than what was expected a few months ago. That means a shut-down-the-government debt limit stalemate will be pushed back until November or December. It also means that the federal debt will actually decline a bit this year. Now for the bad news. We are experiencing the calm before the storm. The Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday that although our fiscal situation is improving, by 2018 we will snap back to swelling deficits and unsustainable...
  • Step Up on Immigration

    08/29/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    More than a few Republican graybeards are panicking about how the rise of Donald Trump is pulling at the seams of the GOP’s big tent. However, the Republican establishment itself has played a big role in creating this particular Frankenstein’s monster. In September 2014, I found myself in Lexington, Nebraska, population 10,230. I was at a campaign stop with the soon-to-be-elected junior senator from Nebraska, and it seemed as if voters in this small town wanted to talk about one issue in particular. Just a few weeks earlier—right before school was to start—the federal government had showed up in Lexington...
  • Lawmaker wants Wisconsin DOT to slow down on traffic roundabouts

    08/29/2015 3:14:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 8-29-15 | Paul Brennan
    Like other Wisconsinites, Rob Miller doesn’t know how many traffic roundabouts the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has installed on state highways since DOT started replacing selected intersections with roundabouts 15 years ago. Unlike other Wisconsinites, Rob Miller is a DOT spokesperson. “I don’t know. I don’t have those numbers,” Miller replied when asked how many roundabouts DOT has installed since 2000. In 1999, there were two traffic roundabouts in the entire state. Two years ago, the number was 268. At the time it was reported DOT had plans for more than 100 additional roundabouts. Miller acknowledged DOT has more roundabouts...
  • Lies You Will Hear As The Economic Collapse Progresses

    08/29/2015 3:04:20 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 47 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/27/2015 | Brandon Smith
    It is undeniable; the final collapse triggers are upon us, triggers alternative economists have been warning about since the initial implosion of 2008. In the years since the derivatives disaster, there has been no end to the absurd and ludicrous propaganda coming out of mainstream financial outlets and as the situation in markets becomes worse, the propaganda will only increase. This might seem counter-intuitive to many. You would think that the more obvious the economic collapse becomes, the more alternative analysts will be vindicated and the more awake and aware the average person will be. Not necessarilyÂ… In fact, the...
  • Scott Walker touts $4.7 billion in tax cuts. Is he right?

    08/29/2015 1:55:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Politifact ^ | August 28, 2015 | Lucas Daprile
    "..."By the end of this budget I’m in right now, taxes will have been cut $4.7 billion in my state," Walker said in the Aug. 17, 2015 interview. Last year, we checked a claim from Walker that tax cuts for his first term tallied $2 billion. We rated that True, based on numbers from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, which is considered the gold standard on state fiscal matters. Now that some time has passed, and the boasted-about number is $2.7 billion larger, we thought we’d do some updated bean counting. $4.7 billion We recently dealt with the tax-cut picture...
  • Citing increased terror activities, US asks citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan

    08/28/2015 10:05:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Saturday, August 29, 2015 | PTI
    Washington - The United States on Friday asked its citizens to defer their all non-essential travel to Pakistan, citing increased terror activities in the country. "The Department of State warns US citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan," a travel advisory said. However, the US Embassy in Islamabad and the US Consulate General in Karachi continue to provide consular services for all its citizens in Pakistan. The Consulate General in Peshawar no longer offers consular services, and consular services at the Consulate General in Lahore remain temporarily suspended. "The presence of several foreign and indigenous terrorist groups continues to pose a danger to...
  • Berkeley May Raise Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21

    08/28/2015 9:48:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Berkeley City Councilman Jesse Arreguin proposed Tuesday to ban the sale of tobacco to youths under 21, saying there’s been an alarming increase of underage tobacco use, including a large jump in the use of electronic cigarettes. Arreguin said if the City Council passes his plan next month, Berkeley would join Healdsburg, New York City and the state of Hawaii as the only government agencies to bar such sales. Currently, it’s legal in California to sell tobacco products to youths who are over the age of 18. Noting that Berkeley banned the use of e-cigarettes in public places earlier this...
  • Nikki Haley welcomes Muslim refugees; governor's statements called 'the height of hypocrisy'

    08/28/2015 9:39:38 PM PDT · by upchuck · 32 replies
    WND ^ | Fri, 8/29/15 | Leo Homann
    Some are calling it the “height of hypocrisy,” bordering on demagoguery. Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s Republican governor, came out last Thursday and blasted possible White House plans to bring Guantanamo Bay prisoners to her state. The governor called a news conference and didn’t mince words. “We are absolutely drawing a line that we are not going to allow any terrorist to come into South Carolina,” Haley said. “We are not going to allow that kind of threat, we are not going to allow that kind of character to come in. ... Yet, at the same time she was drawing a...
  • Hillary claimed in 2003 that she was 'adamantly against illegal immigrants'

    08/28/2015 9:34:23 PM PDT · by GilGil · 16 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 5/7/2015 | David Martosko
    'I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants,' Clinton told the John Gambling Radio Show in February 2003, when she was in her third year as a U.S. senator. 'Certainly we’ve got to do more at our borders,' she added. 'And people have to stop employing illegal immigrants.' On Tuesday in Las Vegas, however, Hillary told a room full of high school-age illegal immigrants that if she becomes America's next president, 'I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship.'
  • Up from Trumpism ("Trump’s appeal is a cartoon version of Richard Nixon’s")

    08/28/2015 9:28:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The September 7, 2015 Issue | William Kristol
    ‘The Muse of History must not be fastidious.” Thus Churchill the historian. But as Churchill the politician knew, the Muse of Politics must not be fastidious either. Which brings us to Donald Trump. Trump is, to say the least, not in favor among the fastidious. He’s not even in much favor among those of us who are nonfastidious in our politics. We at The Weekly Standard enjoy the rough-and-readiness of the American political scene—but we also understand the distinction between a reality show and reality, between performing and governing. We love American democracy and are impressed by Trump’s mastery of...
  • How Trump Makes Jeb Bush Seem Like a Wimp

    08/28/2015 9:26:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 28 2015 | Peter Beinart
    Donald Trump has gotten a boost in his efforts to maul Jeb Bush in recent days from an unexpected source: Jeb Bush himself. Trump’s attack on Jeb isn’t mostly about issues. As with most things Trump, it’s mostly about persona. The Donald thinks Jeb is a dud. “He’s a man that doesn’t want to be doing what he’s doing,” Trump said in June. “I call him the reluctant warrior, and warrior’s probably not a good word. I think Bush is an unhappy person. I don’t think he has any energy.” The Limits of Jeb Bush's Compassionate Conservatism Over the last...
  • Gunman in on-air deaths remembered as 'professional victim'

    08/28/2015 8:49:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 28, 2015 | David Dishneau and John Raby, The Associated Press
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera's bright light blinded her. Vicki Gardner, a chamber of commerce official, was answering questions about the community on live TV when the gunfire erupted. She was wounded as she fell to the ground after hearing the first gunshots, her husband said Friday. The gunman, Vester Flanagan, ambushed WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker during the interview Wednesday at the Smith Mountain Lake Visitor Center....
  • 'On Point' with Gov. Sarah Palin & Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 8:24:03 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 54 replies
    youtube ^ | 08/28/15 | One America News Network
    'On Point' with Gov. Sarah Palin & Donald Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeju2SG7UMA
  • The American Report Radio LIVE – Saturday, 8/29, 8am EST

    08/28/2015 7:33:29 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    The American Report ^ | August 28, 2015 | The American Report
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  • 'Official misconduct charge' against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis referred to attorney general

    08/28/2015 7:21:20 PM PDT · by Coronal · 11 replies
    WKYT ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Hillary Thornton
    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A flurry of activity happened Friday afternoon in the case of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, including an apparent effort to have her charged with official misconduct. Friday afternoon, Davis, who refuses to issue marriage licenses despite a court order, said in court documents that she filed an emergency petition with the Supreme Court to have a justice review her appeal. A spokeswoman with the Supreme Court told WKYT they had not received the petition as of Friday afternoon.
  • Student ‘molested’ by TSA agent in LaGuardia bathroom

    08/28/2015 7:07:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Philip Messing
    A college student was sexually molested at LaGuardia Airport by a uniformed TSA agent who demanded she go into a bathroom with him after she got off a flight so she could be searched for a weapon, sources told The Post. The 22-year-old victim, who is Korean, had gotten off a Southwest Airlines flight from Salt Lake City around 8 p.m. Tuesday when the agent, identified as Maxie Oquendo, 40, approached her near the B4 gate of Terminal B. Ogendo then asked her to follow him so she could be searched to see if she was carrying a knife or...
  • Mass immigration will DESTROY Britain if we don't act now, blasts DOUGLAS MURRAY ( United Kingdom )

    08/28/2015 6:36:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Daily Express ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Douglas Murray
    IT IS now four years since David Cameron promised to reduce immigration into the UK from the hundreds of thousands to “tens of thousands” a year. “No ifs, no buts”, was what the Prime Minister said. But the latest official figures, out yesterday, show he is nowhere near to fulfilling that promise. In fact in the last year immigration into our country reached record highs with net migration reaching a 10-year peak at 330,000 in the year up to March. Thirteen per cent of people in this country now were born abroad. ... the need to speak out has never...
  • WDBJ TV Killer vs. Dylann Roof: Is it Time to Ban the "Gay" Flag?

    08/28/2015 6:01:35 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 August 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Both men wanted a race war. Both men committed murder in an attempt to spark it. But both men’s stories are treated very differently by the media.The world is shocked by the killing of 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, of small Virginia station WDBJ (a CBS affiliate), by disgruntled and disturbed ex-co-worker Vester Lee Flanagan II, who not incidentally is homosexual. By interrupting a live TV interview and committing his act on air, Flanagan, 41, got the attention he apparently craved and gave the world something unforgettable: real-life murder appearing movie-style, in deadly living color. And...
  • Illinois Not Paying Out Big Lottery Jackpots Amid Budget Standoff

    08/28/2015 5:34:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 53 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 28 AUGUST 2015 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Lottery says big winners since July 1st aren’t getting any money yet because there’s no state budget, meaning the state has no legal authority to pay out lottery winnings. The good news is: You won the lottery. “It was a happy day. My husband was really excited. I thought he was going to have a heart attack,” said 73-year-old Helen Whitfield of Bourbonnais. The bad news is: It may be awhile before you’re paid.
  • Milwaukee's growing homicide toll challenging city leaders

    08/28/2015 5:26:22 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 27 AUGUST 2015 | WISN.COM
    MILWAUKEE —Milwaukee's soaring homicide rate is posing a new challenge for city leaders combating the image of a city consumed by violence. Related WISN 12 News reporter Kent Wainscott spoke with the mayor and police chief about what they insist is a mistaken view of Milwaukee. It's a staggering statistic: more than 100 homicides in less than eight months. That's more than were recorded in all of 2014. “We're having a very bad year,” Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said.
  • Teacher shortage in Wisconsin

    08/28/2015 5:23:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 28 AUGUST 2015 | Michelle Clemens
    Kids are back in classes for many school districts in our area starting Tuesday but their teachers may not be. Many local school districts are still trying to fill positions. According to the U.S. Department of Education, there was just one subject in need of teachers in Wisconsin 25 years ago. For the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, that number has grown to 18 subjects, including math and reading. According to the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN) there are still about 1,000 positions statewide that need to be filled before classes begin, including some in northeast Wisconsin.
  • Trump attended big-donor fundraiser last month

    08/28/2015 5:14:41 PM PDT · by JediJones · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/23/15 | Katy O'Donnell
    Despite his prior pledge to self-fund his campaign, the billionaire businessman now appears to be embracing big donors. ...even as Trump publicly scorned other candidates’ use of super PACs, he tacitly gave approval to the Make America Great Again PAC by attending a fundraiser the group held [in July]. Trump spoke for between 10 and 15 minutes at the mid-July fundraiser, where about 200 people packed into a private residence in Manhattan. “There are so many people wanting to contribute and I am so grateful for their support. I appreciate the moral investment in my vision to Make America Great...
  • Sen. Cotton to Visit Israel for More Ammunition against Iran Deal

    08/28/2015 4:50:14 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 28th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Sen. Tom Cotton, one of the loudest voices against the nuclear deal with Iran, will arrive in Israel on Sunday for a week-long visit that can be assumed is aimed at arming him with more ammunition to try to shoot down the nuclear Iran agreement in the Senate. The Israel government announced: U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) will be visiting Israel from Sunday, August 30, to Saturday, September 5, 2015. During his trip to Israel, the Senator will be updated on strategic and diplomatic issues, as well as other major developments in the region. Senator Cotton, in office as of...
  • Planned Parenthood cited for inaction with pathology reports (St. Louis, MO)

    08/28/2015 4:29:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    stlouisreview.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jennifer Brinker
    Planned Parenthood in St. Louis was cited earlier this year for not sending pathology reports from abortions to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as required by law. That was the latest item revealed at an Aug. 25 hearing of the Missouri Senate's Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, which is investigating how Planned Parenthood operates in Missouri. The committee began meeting this month in response to the Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal body parts. John Langston, a manager with the Department of Health and Senior Services,...
  • Transgender soldiers may get time off to have sex-change operations after military ban dropped

    08/28/2015 4:18:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Drew Belsky
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Transgender people who want to join the military while presenting themselves as members of the opposite sex – and possibly receiving taxpayer-subsidized sex-change operations – may do so starting next May. According to a draft timeline recently circulated among top Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, the ban on "openly" transgender soldiers will be lifted on May 27, 2016. The DoD is considering a pilot program to let soldiers take a sabbatical from active service in order to "make their transition" – that is to say, procure hormone drugs or genital reconstruction surgery in...
  • O’Malley blasts Democratic leaders for ‘rigged’ 2016 debate process

    08/28/2015 4:14:28 PM PDT · by McGruff · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley effectively declared war on the Democratic Party leadership here Friday, blasting the party for what he called a "rigged" debate process in the presidential nominating contest and demanding it sanction additional debates. O'Malley, who has struggled to gain traction in the polls this summer, used his appearance before the Democratic National Committee meeting to angrily denounce the party's rules that he argued were a disadvantage to all the candidates and a disservice to Democrats.
  • Donald Trump Opens Up About His Brother's Alcoholism

    08/28/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by JediJones · 27 replies
    StarPulse.com ^ | 2/10/2011 | StarPulse.com
    The tycoon-turned-reality TV star watched his older sibling struggle for years with a alcohol problem, which eventually claimed his life. And the 64 year old admits he has never been tempted to sip even a drop of alcohol, after his brother repeatedly warned him to stay away from the bottle. He tells Piers Morgan, "I've never had drugs. I've never had a cigarette and I don't drink coffee. I have other problems, I guess! "I had an older brother named Fred...he started drinking. It got worse and worse. He also smoked a lot. "He was about 10 years older and...
  • Israel hits back at Swiss envoy's 'ugly act' in showing Netanyahu bird droppings cartoon

    08/28/2015 4:00:01 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/28/2015 22:17
    The Swiss ambassador to Iran's display of a cartoon depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu being defecated upon by two doves was condemned as "an ugly act" by the Foreign Ministry late Friday. Switzerland expressed regret earlier Friday after Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the cartoon at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities. Haas spoke to hundreds of Swiss and Iranian business people at a Zurich hotel on Thursday. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) said the "questionable cartoon" was used without its knowledge. "The FDFA regrets the use of this cartoon and considers it tasteless," it said in a...
  • Virginia State Police officer ordered BBC reporter to delete video of Vester Flanagan crash scene

    08/28/2015 3:53:16 PM PDT · by csvset · 68 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 28, 2015 | Patrick Wilson
    BBC journalist Franz Strasser has filmed through rubber bullets and tear gas in Rio de Janeiro and has at times been told by police to stop filming while on assignment. But he had never been ordered to delete footage until Wednesday, after he and a fellow journalist came upon the scene on Interstate 66 where Vester Lee Flanagan crashed a car following a pursuit by Virginia State Police. A trooper told Strasser that police would need to seize his camera because his footage could be evidence, but then ordered him to delete the footage. The trooper watched as the journalist...
  • Switzerland says regrets envoy's display of Netanyahu cartoon (Europeans go insane post-Iran deal)

    08/28/2015 3:46:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:36am EDT | John Miller
    ZURICH - Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head, at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities. Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the image during a speech to hundreds of Swiss and Iranian business people at a Zurich hotel on Thursday. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) said the "questionable cartoon" was used without its knowledge. "The FDFA regrets the use of this cartoon and considers it tasteless," it said in a statement. Haas' address came as Europeans race back to Iran, whose...