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  • Ted Cruz is ‘not the establishment but doesn’t need on-the-job training’

    11/27/2015 7:19:00 AM PST · by Isara · 59 replies
    Soshable ^ | Nov 27, 2015 | JD Rucker
    There are many of us, perhaps millions, who believe that the Republican party as a governing force has been the lesser of two evils. We fear what the Democrats are doing to destroy the country but we’re angry about what the Republicans aren’t doing to repair the damage. This is why Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been so popular. It’s why so many people are willing to tell pollsters that they support either of the anti-establishment candidates.Thankfully, there’s a third candidate who would stand in stark contrast to the ineffective Republican Establishment that has been harming the party and...
  • Foxnews’ Judge Napolitano ignores constitutional limits in immigration/refugee debate!

    11/27/2015 9:17:06 AM PST · by JOHN W K · 1 replies
    11/27/15 | johnwk
    See: Can Governors Legally Block Refugees from Coming to Their States? "In response to the influx of migrants "from the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq," Congress in 2005 gave President George W. Bush unlimited authority to admit people for humanitarian purposes, noted Judge Napolitano. And that has since been passed over to President Obama, he added. "Here, he has the absolute lawful authority – may not like the way he’s exercising it, but he has it," said the judge. "To admit people for political asylum and humanitarian purposes." What Judge Napolitano and Foxnews ignore is, Congress cannot assume powers...
  • Obama’s legacy on climate is at stake in Paris talks (how many times can left play "legacy" card?)

    11/27/2015 9:13:52 AM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 27, 2015 | Liz Goodwin
    President Barack Obama heads to a terror-scarred Paris Sunday night to tackle one of the most important priorities of his second term — climate change. Obama has been laying the groundwork for years ahead of the United Nation’s two-week conference on countering climate change, where nearly 200 countries will be hammering out a pact to cut global emissions of heat-trapping gases. Using executive power, the president has moved the U.S. toward lowering carbon emissions, a key step in building credibility for his efforts to coax China, Brazil and other developing nations to do the same. The Paris conference may help...
  • Homeless veteran, beaten by teens on camera in Olney, dies

    11/27/2015 8:25:57 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Surveillance video shows 51-year-old Robert Barnes being pummeled by teens with a hammer, a piece of wood and punches, after police say a 10-year-old boy told his mother he got into an argument with Barnes.
  • Barack Obama plan to defeat Isil dismissed by US intelligence experts

    11/27/2015 8:24:59 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | November 27, 2015 | Ruth Sherlock,
    Former and serving diplomats and intelligence officials tell the Telegraph that President Obama's hopes of defeating Islamic State are based on "smoke and mirrors" But in a series of candid interviews with the Telegraph, Western diplomats and intelligence officials - current and former - have angrily dismissed the approach as a “smoke and mirrors” public relations exercise founded on little substantive or effective action. “It’s smoke and mirrors and that is the dirty little secret,” said Derek Harvey, one of Mr Obama’s senior former intelligence officials, a Middle East specialist, who said he resigned from his job in frustration at...
  • Inquiries Stall as White House Puts Leash on U.S. Watchdogs

    11/27/2015 8:08:35 AM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-27-2015 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — Justice Department watchdogs ran into an unexpected roadblock last year when they began examining the role of federal drug agents in the fatal shootings of unarmed civilians during raids in Honduras. From Our Advertisers The Drug Enforcement Administration balked at turning over emails from senior officials tied to the raids, according to the department’s inspector general. It took nearly a year of wrangling before the D.E.A. was willing to turn over all its records in a case that the inspector general said raised “serious questions” about agents’ use of deadly force. The continuing Honduran inquiry is one of...
  • Why do you never see gasoline taxes itemized on your receipt? The answer will shock you

    11/27/2015 8:00:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/27/2015 | Michael Bargo Jr.
    In April 2014, I suddenly realized that when you buy gasoline, the receipt does not list all the different taxes you have to pay.  So I emailed the Illinois Policy Institute ( and asked them to make up a facsimile of a gas receipt.  Here's what they came up with, and they featured it in a story on their website.  Turns out a gallon of gas in Chicago has eight taxes on it.  In Park Ridge adds two cents more.  (I think today they are higher.)  I went to a neighborhood gas station – the owner was a nice...
  • On Black Friday, FBI trying to keep track of 48 known Islamic radicals in the US

    11/27/2015 7:57:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/27/2015 | Rick Moran
    The FBI is pulling out all the stops to try and keep track of 48 Islamic radicals who may carry out a terrorist attack. Elite surveillance teams consisting of up to a dozen agents, along with assistance from local law enforcement, are watching the radicals 24-7. But the problem is that these suvelliance operations are enormously expensive and take manpower away from other anti-terror operations. Fox News: "There is a very significant number of people that are on suspicious watch lists, under surveillance," Republican Sen. Dan Coats said. Coats, who sits on the Select Committee on Intelligence, would not comment...
  • Ban on “Gun Violence” Research Does not Exist

    11/27/2015 6:58:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Doctor Gun Banners A recent headline at The Hill read "Dems push to end ban on gun violence research". The only problem is that there is no ban on "gun violence" research. There is a ban on spending federal dollars, by the Department of Health and Human Services, on research that advocates for more gun control. It is called the Dickey Amendment, and was put in place after the leaders of the CDC proclaimed what they expected from research results (advocating for more gun control) before the research was conducted. The CDC had already funded severely flawed, advocacy "research" to...
  • Hating Whitey on Campus

    11/27/2015 6:50:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 27, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Hating Whitey on Campus Welcome to the totalitarian world of "student activism" at America's elite universities. November 27, 2015 Jack Kerwick Learn more about the Freedom Center's Stop the Jihad on Campus campaign. It isn't just Woodrow Wilson who's got to go. For the social justice warriors on America's college campuses these days, force and intimidation are paying off in spades. Following the occupation of the president's office courtesy of the "Black Justice League," Princeton University is the most recent "institution of higher learning" to relent to students' demand to reject "racism." President Christopher L. Eisgruber has "agreed"--more accurately,...
  • Teeing it up in Albania a fair way to pad legacy

    11/27/2015 5:14:05 AM PST · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/27 | peter lucas
    TIRANA -- There are no golf courses in Albania. But they will build one if he comes. "He'' is, of course, Barack Obama, the golfing president of the United States. Unfortunately for the Albanians and perhaps for Obama, he is not coming, and time is running out. Obama is not only on the back nine of his presidency, but he can see the clubhouse in the distance. All he has to do to get to the clubhouse is to avoid or negotiate a couple of bunkers on the 18th hole of this imaginary golf course that the Albanians would have...
  • Distrust of federal land agencies escalates with conviction of Oregon ranchers

    11/27/2015 5:09:19 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 11/27/2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Ranchers in the West are engaged in 21st-century range wars, but their adversaries are not the rustlers and cattle barons of lore. Federal land management agencies, overzealous officers, and self-righteous judges are the foes western ranchers fear the most. On October 7, father and son ranchers from Oregon, Dwight, 73, and Steven Hammond, 46, were labeled as terrorists and sentenced to five years in federal prison under anti-terrorism laws. In 2001, a fire set by the Hammonds to eliminate overgrown sagebrush on their own property inadvertently spread to adjacent BLM land. The two were convicted of arson when the Bureau...
  • Russia is already exacting its revenge on Turkey for downing a Russian warplane

    11/27/2015 4:49:49 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 26, 2015 | Natasha Bertrand
    Russia is preparing to sanction Turkey in response to its downing of a Russian warplane earlier this week, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced in a televised cabinet meeting on Thursday, according to the BBC. "The government has been ordered to work out a system of response measures to this act of aggression in the economic and humanitarian spheres," which may include "limits or bans" on "foodstuffs, labor, and services from Turkish companies," Medvedev said. The sanctions "could bite into more than $30 billion in trade ties between the two countries, as police here began seizing Turkish products and deporting Turkish...
  • The False Promise of a Rules-Based Fed [--AND THE GOLD STANDARD]

    11/27/2015 4:46:29 AM PST · by expat_panama · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Greg Ip
    Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill that would bring about the most sweeping changes to the Federal Reserve since the 1930s. At the heart of the bill is a requirement that the Fed set interest rates according to a quantitative rule. Like advocates of the gold standard, proponents of the bill blame many of the economy’s ills on the Fed exercising too much discretion... [snip] Legislating a rule doesn’t do away with discretion, but makes it more likely discretion will be exercised only after the rule has failed, perhaps at great economic cost. [snip] In a dynamic...
  • The Clinton Colombia connection: a secret investment fund (primed w/ billions in foreign aid)

    11/27/2015 4:31:39 AM PST · by Liz · 26 replies ^ | 11/27/15 | NY POST EDITORIAL
    Hillary Clinton is upping her anti-Wall Street rhetoric, amid reports that the Clinton Foundation is running a private-equity company down in Colombia.The same private-equity field dissed by 2008 Obama in hundreds of millions of dollars of negative ads against Mitt Romney b/c Romney earned his fortune w/ a PEF. The Bogota-based Fondo Acceso, started in 2010 by Bill Clinton, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and mining millionaire Frank Giustra....$20 million seed funding supposedly came from the Clinton Foundations Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative and Carlos Slims the SLIM Foundation, the Washington Free Beacon reports. In an ominous sign, Fondo Acceso took down...
  • Top 10 Reasons to Vote for Ted Cruz

    11/26/2015 11:59:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 24, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    A month ago I predicted a Cruz-Rubio ticket. Now that Cruz has overtaken Carson to run neck-and-neck with Trump in the Iowa Quinnipiac University poll, Cruz is looking a lot like a winner. Here are my top 10 reasons to back him. 10. He really knows economics--not the ideologically driven pablum dished out at universities, but the real battlefield of entrenched monopolies against entrepreneurial upstarts. As Asheesh Agarwal and John Delacourt reported in this space, he did a brilliant job at the Federal Trade Commission: "Cruz promoted economic liberty and fought government efforts to rig the marketplace in favor of...
  • Obama obsessed with his graying hair [due to demands, leaders on the world stage must accept]

    11/26/2015 11:02:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    President Obama may be going through a minor mid-life crisis, as he's made numerous references to his graying hair over the last few weeks, even at major events with world leaders at the White House. But while Obama has spoken wistfully about the darker hair of his youth, he has also argued that his graying hair is a sign of the experience he's gained as the leader of the free world for the last seven years. Just two days ago, Obama, 54, met with French President Francois Hollande at the White House to discuss joint counterterrorism efforts after the attack...
  • Obama plans aggressive regs push in final year

    11/26/2015 8:33:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/15 | Lydia Wheeler
    President Obama is moving to complete scores of regulations as he looks to cement key parts of his legacy in the face of a Republican-controlled Congress openly hostile to many of his top priorities.  The White House quietly released its formal rulemaking schedule late last week, revealing the administration’s latest plans for regulations currently in the works at agencies across the federal government. The fall Unified Agenda suggests Obama has no intentions of slowing down the process during his final year in office.  The document sets 2015 and 2016 deadlines for major rules on everything from food safety and drones...
  • Colorado’s skyrocketing electricity prices could get much worse

    11/26/2015 7:59:46 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | November 24, 2015 | michael
    The cost of electricity for Colorado residents skyrocketed 63 percent between 2001 and 2014, far outpacing median income in the state at just 24 percent over the same time period ... Retail residential electricity rates increased from 7.47 cents per kilowatthour in 2001 to 12.18 cents per kilowatthour by 2014, a 63.1 percent hike. Coloradans median income, however, went up just 24.1 percent, from $49,397 to $61,303. Median income in Colorado actually declined between 2008 and 2012. ... Not to mention the state's many business owners, including small business owners, who face the same hikes in energy costs that could...
  • Fit to print? NY Times smears GOP 'bigotry,' 'insanity'

    11/26/2015 7:03:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/26/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The New York Times opined Thursday that Sen. Bernie Sanders has the right idea on immigration, and that most Republicans support a plan that gone "well beyond the usual nativist bigotry." "Republican presidential candidates are arguing, in all seriousness, about sealing the border with fantastical 2,000-mile fences and weaponized drones; merging state, local and federal authorities and private prisons into one all-seeing immigration police state; forcibly registering American Muslims; mass-deporting 11 million Mexicans and others in a 21st century Trail of Tears; and turning away thousands of refugees fleeing war and terrorism in the Middle East," the Times said. The...
  • Minimum wage effect? Seattle area restaurant jobs have fallen -900 this year

    11/26/2015 7:04:08 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    AEI ^ | November 23, 2015 | Mark J. Perry
    Minimum wage effect? Seattle area restaurant jobs have fallen -900 this year vs. +6,200 food jobs in rest of state [ Full title ]. What effect will the eventual 58% increase in labor costs from $9.47 to $15 an hour have on small businesses, including Seattle area restaurants? Actually, it will be more like a 95% increase for many employers to $18.55 an hour once all costs and taxes are added. It's too soon to tell for sure, but there is already some preliminary evidence that April's minimum wage hike to $11 an hour, along with the pending increase of...
  • Following his father’s footsteps: the path of Jeb Bush (50 yrs of power-hungry Bushes is enough!)

    11/26/2015 6:41:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 11/26/15 | John Meacham
    THE vice president of the United States was unhappy. In 1983, a "Conservative Digest" poll of conservatives found that 64 percent of right-leaning party leaders wanted George H.W. Bush replaced on the 1984 Reagan ticket. "Light reading," Bush scribbled across a cover sheet as he sent a copy to his friend James Baker - adding a frowning face. Reagan would have none of it - he liked and appreciated Bush. But the gulf between establishment and insurgent Republicans has only grown in the ensuing decades. The elder Bush's struggles through the years with a restive right shed light on the...
  • Mass. School Offers Counseling For ‘Victims’ Of Confederate Flag Sticker

    11/26/2015 6:57:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/26/15 | Philip Devoe
    After a student filed a “bias report” accusing a student with a Confederate flag sticker on his laptop of racism, Framingham State University officials offered offended students counseling.“We recognize that bias incidents are upsetting for the entire campus community, but especially for the target(s) and witness(es) of these incidents,” wrote Sean Huddleston, the Massachusetts-based school’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a campus-wide email published in part by FSU campus newspaper The Gatepost. “It is strongly suggested that anyone impacted by a bias incident find someone to speak with.”In his email, Huddleston assured students “symbols such as these are not condoned...
  • Marco Rubio Has Lost Poll Support Since Paris Jihad Attacks

    11/26/2015 11:43:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    Pundits expected the terrorist attacks in Paris to shove the GOP’s primary race towards national-security debates and to boost the experienced pols, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). But the latest Reuters tracking poll instead shows real estate developer Donald Trump consolidating his lead at the top of the crowded GOP field, with just under 40 percent support. At the same time, neurosurgeon Ben Carson has lost more than half his support, dropping from 26 percent at the end of October to just over 11 percent today. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)....
  • Harris County (GA) Sheriff's Office puts up 'politically incorrect' welcome sign

    11/26/2015 6:07:28 PM PST · by digger48 · 14 replies
    wltz ^ | Nov 24, 2015
    HARRIS COUNTY, Ga.- Sheriff Mike Jolley of Harris County put up a new welcome sign right outside the sheriff's office. It starts with the sentence 'warning Harris County is politically incorrect'. Sheriff Jolley said there's a vast majority of people who are silent about their beliefs but he's not going to remain tight lipped. "I spent 20 years in the army to give everyone the right not to agree with it and to voice their opinion if they're not, and that's fine" Jolley explained. A Facebook post in the Harris County Neighborhood Watchers group already has hundreds of likes and...
  • Obama Administration Announces 144 Big Regulations Right Before Thanksgiving

    President Obama is nothing if not predictable. Required by law to release plans for new regulations twice a year, the administration has consistently done so just before major holidays, when few are paying attention. Thus, it was no surprise to see his fall 2015 regulatory agenda released last Friday, as many Americans focused on Thanksgiving week with family and friends. Obama’s Politically Timed Agenda Releases Agenda – Release Date Fall 2012 – December 21 (Friday before Christmas) Spring 2013 – July 3 (day before Independence Day) Fall 2013 – November 27 (day before Thanksgiving) Spring 2014 – May 23 (Friday...
  • Rebels without a Cause - The Ungrateful Generation

    11/26/2015 3:31:56 PM PST · by pboyington · 19 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    In the last two weeks, the news has been inundated with stories concerning the Paris attacks, the manhunts in Belgium and France, the subsequent ISIS threats to US and NATO and Russian interests across the globe and the seemingly infinite bad news from the Middle East. The story of campus protests across this country, which had been in the forefront of media coverage, has taken a back stage to much more important things. Nevertheless, the story is still there and the question of why college students are protesting at all, is mystifying. It is important to examine this on Thanksgiving,...
  • Monterey OB-GYN convicted of stalking husband, alleged mistress

    11/25/2015 3:26:08 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 11/23/15 | Jim Johnson
    A Monterey OB-GYN was convicted Monday of stalking her estranged husband and the woman she accused of having an affair with him. Dr. Mary Kay Brewster, 58, of Salinas was convicted after a two-week trial on two felony stalking counts, one felony vandalism count and one misdemeanor trespassing count. According to a news release from the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, Brewster began stalking her husband after they separated when she accused him of infidelity. She harassed him by entering his workplace and destroying property, sending thousands of harassing and profane text messages, calling his cellphone throughout the night and...
  • Anti-gun Democrats Push to Remove Constitutional Rights From “Suspected” Terrorists

    11/26/2015 9:09:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | 11/25/2016 | Bob Adelmann
    Seeking once again to take advantage of an opportunity, anti-gun Democrats are using the horrific massacre in Paris to revive a moribund bill by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to remove precious rights from anyone on the government's "no-fly" or "terrorist watch list." Senate Bill 551, offered back in February, was dead on arrival, but the Paris massacre is being seen as an opportunity to breathe life back into it. In re-introducing the bill, she says if they can't fly, they shouldn't be able to buy a gun: "If you're too dangerous to board a plane, you're too dangerous to own...
  • GOP rider would boost party spending

    11/26/2015 8:59:41 AM PST · by Theoria · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Seung Min Kim
    Mitch McConnell plans to slip campaign cash rider in omnibus spending bill. Senate Republicans plan to insert a provision into a must-pass government funding bill that would vastly expand the amount of cash that political parties could spend on candidates, multiple sources tell POLITICO.The provision, which sources say is one of a few campaign-finance related riders being discussed in closed-door negotiations over a $1.15 trillion omnibus spending package, would eliminate caps on the amount of cash that parties may spend in coordination with their candidates. Pushed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a longtime foe of campaign finance restrictions, the...
  • Thanksgiving and the Failure of Communism at Plymouth Rock

    11/26/2015 8:59:16 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Keith Farrell
    Many people are not aware that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they instituted a system of communism. Faced with shortages of food and supplies, it was decided that a communal system to share resources was the only fair way. The problem of scarcity soon became much worse. People were not motivated to work and grow their own food, as they knew someone else would do so for them. The system of shared resources without true private property in the name of fairness and equality was a disaster. It was only once the Pilgrims adopted a system based...
  • Obama: Syrian refugees are like pilgrims on the Mayflower

    11/26/2015 7:56:04 AM PST · by detective · 91 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 26, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    This Thanksgiving, President Obama is calling for Americans to lend a helping hand to another group of pilgrims fleeing persecution. "Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims - men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families," Obama said in his weekly address Thursday. "What makes America America is that we offer that chance."
  • Google deems Bernie Sanders’ economic plan a ‘phishing scam’

    11/26/2015 7:40:32 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernard Sanders’ economic plan triggered Gmail’s “phishing scam” antenna, with the mail system saying the senator’s liberal campaign promises — including lower prescription drug prices and free college for all — sound like frauds. “Be careful with this message. It contains content that’s typically used to steal personal information,” Gmail said in a bright red warning box that appeared at the top of a message sent by Mr. Sanders’ campaign Friday, laying out his “Agenda for Working Families.” [snip]
  • New Hampshire GOP Chair Attacks Donald Trump for 'Bombast and Divisive Rhetoric'

    11/26/2015 7:33:21 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-26-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn has abandoned all pretext of impartiality by launching an aggressive attack against Donald Trump. In an interview with the Boston Globe Horn says: "Shallow campaigns that depend on bombast and divisive rhetoric do not succeed in New Hampshire, and I don’t expect that they will now." She went on to say that establishment candidates like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio are "underestimated" and will almost certainly perform better than most. This despite their disappointing poll numbers, both nationally and in her state: "People are probably underestimating [New Jersey Governor] Chris Christie. And,...
  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • Kevin Durant's New Sneaker Is Taboo to Some in His Native Prince George's Co. ("PG County")

    11/26/2015 7:26:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | 11/24/15 | Tracee Williams
    With his latest Nike sneaker, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant attempted to pay homage to the Maryland county where his journey to NBA all-star and MVP began, but some find it offensive.The $180 sneaker, which goes on sale Wednesday, is called the KD8 ‘P.G. County,’ and that abbreviation of “Prince George’s” upsets some in the county. For years, using “PG” has been considered taboo.“We would certainly prefer that it was ‘Prince George’s County,’” said Barry Hudson, the county executive’s spokesman.The county reached out to Nike when it learned of the name.“Actually sent a letter to Nike kind of giving...
  • Gaia Beats Mars: How Our Military Is Being Turned Into Green Eco-Wussies

    11/26/2015 7:21:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 11/26/15 | James Delingpole
    Islamic State earns about $500 million a year from its oil revenues. But according to former CIA director Mike Morrell, US fighter aircraft have been ordered not to bomb their oil wells in case they cause “environmental damage.”Yes. That makes sense. Clearly one of the main priorities in any war of attrition should be to do everything possible to protect your enemies’ lives, wellbeing and resources.Some might argue that a merciless death cult which now controls swathes of Iraq and Syria and a population of around 10 million, which makes $2 billion a year from oil and extortion, which rapes and...
  • ‘I was tossed out of the tribe’: climate scientist Judith Curry interviewed

    11/26/2015 7:06:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 11/26/15 | David Rose
    It is safe to predict that when 20,000 world leaders, officials, green activists and hangers-on convene in Paris next week for the 21st United Nations climate conference, one person you will not see much quotedis Professor Judith Curry. This is a pity. Her record of peer-reviewed publication in the best climate-science journals is second to none, and in America she has become a public intellectual. But on this side of the Atlantic, apparently, she is too ‘challenging’. What is troubling about her pariah status is that her trenchant critique of the supposed consensus on global warming is not derived from...
  • Obama Signs NDAA; DCM to Sell Surplus .45s

    11/26/2015 6:57:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Wednesday, 25 November, 2015, President Barack Hussein Obama signed the National Defense Authorization act. He had vetoed the first version of the bill to reach his desk on 22 October, 2015, about a month ago. In the latest version, S. 1356, there is a section, 1087, which re-authorizes the Civilian Marksmanship Program to sell surplus 1911 and 1911A1 pistols and their parts and accessories to the public. The sales are limited to 10,000 per year. There are about 100,000 of these pistols available that are surplus, so they should be available for a several years.From the bill(pdf):''(h) AUTHORIZED TRANSFERS.-(1)...
  • The Mayflower Compact

    11/26/2015 6:43:03 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are under-written, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc. Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine our selves together into a civil body politic, for our...
  • Calais Truck Drivers: ‘It’s War Out There’ Because Of Migrants

    11/26/2015 6:15:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11/26/15 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The level of intimidation faced lorry drivers passing through Calais at the hands of migrants is “out of control” and “totally unacceptable”, a spokesman for Britain’s road haulage industry has said. His association has now set up a hotline for drivers to report threatening behaviour by migrants, but drivers using the route have dismissed it as “useless,” saying “it’s a war out there!”Around 6,000 migrants are currently gathered at Calais, looking for an opportunity to make it across the English Channel into Britain. As their numbers swell, so they are becoming more brazen in their attempts to climb on board lorries...
  • 12 'vetted' refugees that became jihadists

    11/26/2015 6:15:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2015 | Carol Brown
    Senator Jeff Sessions has been a tireless warrior on immigration and national security. Most recently, he released a list of 12 refugees that became jihadists. In just 2015 alone. There are more from prior years, not to mention those we don’t know about who are laying low waiting for their moment to attack. Oh, and did I mention, all of these Quran-inspired terrorists were vetted before they were admitted to the United States? But as I often say, Muslims are vetted based on the ideology written in their holy book and carried in their hearts. "Refugees" may not be members...
  • Albertsons to Buy Back 33 Stores It Sold as Part of Merger With Safeway

    11/26/2015 6:00:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | Brent Kendall and Peg Brickley
    Grocery store chain Albertsons Cos. is buying back 33 stores the government required it to sell when it acquired rival Safeway Inc. earlier this year, a highly unusual development approved by a judge on Tuesday that highlights a misfire by U.S. antitrust enforcers. Little has gone according to plan since the Federal Trade Commission allowed the Albertsons-Safeway tie-up in January on the condition that the companies sell 168 stores to preserve competition in several Western states. Without the divestitures, Albertsons would be too dominant in 130 local markets, the FTC said when it agreed to a settlement with the merging...
  • Turkey Overtly Supports ISIL to Oust Assad - Former State Dep't Advisor

    11/26/2015 5:56:20 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    Sputnik News, Moscow ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 | Sputnik News
    Turkey has blatantly provided material support to the Islamic State because they share an ideological connection along with a common foe in Syrian President Bashar Assad, former US Department of State senior advisor David Phillips told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - On Wednesday, Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov said that Turkey has played an "ambiguous" role in the campaign against the Islamic State while acting as an accomplice to the terrorist group's activities. "Turkey's role has not been ambiguous - it has overtly supported the Islamic State," Phillips, currently Director of Columbia University's Peace-building and Rights Program, told Sputnik on...
  • George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/26/2015 5:54:04 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Issued at the request of Congress, Nov. 25 1789. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of God...
  • Swiss Region Imposes $9,800 Fines On Burqas, Aims At ‘Islamist Fundamentalists’

    11/26/2015 5:35:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/25/15 | Jacob Bojesson
    Officials in the Swiss county of Ticino voted Monday to make the Muslim burqa illegal in public spaces, with fines of up to $9,800 for violations.The local government wanted the law to also include other forms of headwear that cover the face, including masks worn by demonstrators and soccer hooligans, but the parliament voted to only ban the burqas and niqabs (face veil). This means covering your face in public is legal, as long as you don’t do it with a burqa or niqab.Giorgio Ghiringhelli, who drew up the proposal, said the result will send a message to “Islamist fundamentalists” in the...
  • Obama can't even pardon a turkey without bashing Republicans

    11/26/2015 5:32:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-26-15 | Carol Brown
    Well it’s that time of year again when the President of the United States pardons a turkey. And Obama being Obama, he used the occasion to bash Republicans, referring to them as “a bunch of turkeys.” More specifically: “As you may have heard, for months there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the White House.” What an obnoxious, thin-skinned, adolescent, insecure, smug, petty, and more than anything, evil little man. Election Day 2016 can’t come soon enough. Let’s make sure we win. And preferably, win big.
  • Feds to states: Settle Syrians or face Civil Rights penalties

    11/26/2015 5:07:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/26/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    The federal government shot a warning to state resettlement officials, telling them they do not have the authority to deny the entry of Syrian refugees. In a letter sent Wednesday, Office of Refugee Resettlement Director Robert Carey said he is aware of the concern expressed by some local leaders in allowing Syrian refugees into their states. Casey advised that "all refugees are subject to the highest level of security checks of any category of traveler to the United States," in what he called a "multi-layered and intensive screening and vetting process involving multiple law enforcement, national security, and intelligence across...
  • Obama’s Unilateral Immigration Amnesty Plan Gets to the Supreme Court

    11/26/2015 4:46:29 AM PST · by Elderberry · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 11/24/2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    On Friday, the U.S. Justice Department filed a 35-page petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review Texas v. U.S., the case filed by 26 states against President Obama's immigration amnesty plan. The government is appealing a preliminary injunction that stopped implementation of Obama's amnesty plan, which was issued by a federal district court and upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 9. In an odd coincidence, Donald Verrilli, the solicitor general, filed the petition on the one-year anniversary of Obama's speech to the nation on Nov. 20, 2014, where he announced his unprecedented, unilateral action to...
  • Sweden's Muslim Christmas Show

    11/26/2015 3:27:12 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/26/15 | Ingrid Carlqvist
    From the night of the Paris attacks until Tuesday, when Sweden's government announced it was reversing its open-borders policy, Sweden was in a state of turmoil. No matter what the government said, it accomplished nothing -- other than making the Swedes increasingly livid.When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven accused his people of being naïve about radical Islamism, anger exploded on social media. You could read comments such as: "No. Some of you have been naïve. The rest of us have been labeled fascists and other ugly things."The shock and horror of the Paris attacks -- in which one Swedish woman was...