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  • Video Hoax Purports to Show NYPD Racial Profiling, Islamophobia (tweeted by CAIR)

    10/24/2014 11:14:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Oct 24, 2014 5:40 pm | (The Five)
    Two video bloggers got press for posting a video which they claimed shows the NYPD’s Islamophobia. In the video, two men wearing western clothes argue and push each other, and an officer does nothing. When dressed in Muslim garb, but acting the same way, they got a different reaction. The video was tweeted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Huffington Post called it a “small glimpse into the ugly world of racial profiling.” …
  • Burrito chain urged to drop ‘illegal’ from name (‘Illegal Pete’s’, Colorado)

    10/23/2014 5:47:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 4:58 PM EDT
    Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete’s to change its name because of the way the word “illegal” has been used to describe immigrants. The Coloradan reports that about 30 people gathered in Fort Collins Wednesday to ask owner Pete Turner to change the name of the chain, which is about to open an outlet there. It’s part of a bigger campaign nationally against what critics refer to as the “I-word.” They think using the word to describe a person is dehumanizing. …
  • Death of Klinghoffer Is Your Problem, I’m Not Jewish!

    10/21/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 19 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 21, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — October 21, 2014 … Over 4,000 people attended a demonstration yesterday against the “Death of Klinghoffer” opera in New York City. Many were Jewish, some were Christian. All were angry. They all had one objective – to illustrate that this opera about a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound man, who was shot in the head by Palestinian terrorists on the Achille Lauro cruise ship in 1985 was an act of terror – not art. After hearing former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani discuss the First Amendment and how it also applied to the protesters, listening...
  • Soda causes our cells to age as much as smoking does, study finds

    10/21/2014 7:09:46 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 99 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 21, 2014
    Drink a 20-ounce soda daily, and you may be causing your cells to age as much as they would if you smoked, a study suggests. Researchers investigated DNA from 5,309 adults, focusing on telomeres, the caps on the ends of our cells' chromosomes, Time reports.
  • Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

    10/20/2014 9:21:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 9:38 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. That’s down from 43 percent in the April-June quarter and the first drop after three straight increases. Yet the firms still added jobs at a healthy pace, which usually pushes wages higher as employers compete for workers. A measure of hiring in...
  • [Germany] Diverse Berlin could get first mayor ‘with accent’ (a ‘Palestinian’ candidate)

    10/17/2014 12:34:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 17.10.2014 | Jefferson Chase
    For more than a decade, Berlin has been governed by an openly homosexual mayor. But is the city, renowned for its tolerance, ready for a leader from a Palestinian background? It may have to be. […] … Berlin SPD parliamentary leader Raed Saleh only needs to open his mouth to stand out from the crowd. Saleh came to Berlin at the age of five with his Palestinian parents, and although his German is beyond reproach, he speaks the language with a distinct Arabic twang. “Berlin is a city of diversity; a city of 100 different accents,” Saleh told DW. “People...
  • Iowa’s Braley, Ernst duel over abortion in debate

    10/17/2014 1:58:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2014 10:49 PM EDT | Thomas Beaumont
    Republican candidate Joni Ernst defended her opposition to abortion rights during Thursday’s final debate between her and Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley in their neck-and-neck race for a U.S. Senate seat, but she said for the first time that she might support a legal exception to save the life of the mother. The issue has come to define the final weeks of their campaigns to succeed retiring Democrat Sen. Tom Harkin. Polls show more women support Braley, a congressman from northeast Iowa, and more men back Ernst, a state senator from southwest Iowa. Braley and allied groups are pressing the abortion...
  • How a Racist Political Hashtag Spread Like the Ebola Virus ("Obola")

    10/17/2014 1:42:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Vocativ ^ | October 14, 2014 | Markham Nolan and Adi Cohen
    The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the world could be seeing 10,000 new Ebola cases per week before Christmas. U.S. pundits seem more concerned with using Ebola to berate President Obama rather than dealing with the impact of the disease. At a time when the nation needs to unite around protecting the country from an epidemic, rational discussion of Ebola is competing with a new contagion—right-wing racism, and it’s spreading like, well, you know what. 10/06/14 18:29 UTC@DineshDSouza Which is worse: EBOLA, the disease; or OBOLA, the dream from his father?(with illustration) https://t.co/zsWqu4KuqR Enter #obola, a diseased little...
  • Small Liberal Group Isn’t Denying Using Automated Software to Target Tweets at Limbaugh Advertisers

    10/15/2014 1:23:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 15, 2014 - 1:04 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    A small group of liberal activists who want conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh off the air are not denying—as stated in an investigative report posted on Limbaugh’s website—that they have used automated software to generate massive numbers of negative tweets to companies they apparently have never patronized but that advertise on Limbaugh’s show. The automated generation of massive numbers of Tweets may be in violation of Twitter’s own rules. However, Twitter declined to directly comment on the matter—instead pointing CNSNews.com to its user rules. On Sept. 23, the rushlimbaugh.com website posted an extensive investigative report, The Hidden Story Behind Stop...
  • Pocono property taxes are worst in Pa.

    10/14/2014 5:09:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | Oct 13, 2014 at 12:18 PM | David Pierce
    Pennsylvania property tax relief should be targeted to taxpayers in the few school districts—most particularly in Monroe County—with the highest tax burdens, without completely eliminating school property taxes statewide, says a new report. High property taxes are a problem in only 30 of Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts, according to the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center report released last week. Monroe County’s four school districts rank among the top five districts statewide for percentage of taxable household income going to pay property taxes. […] The average total property tax bill in Monroe County is between $3,000 and $4,000. Households in the...
  • Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized

    10/14/2014 10:06:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:35am EDT | Michelle Conlin
    Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still owe by freezing their bank accounts, garnishing their wages and seizing their assets. By now, banks have usually sold the houses. But the proceeds of those sales were often not enough to cover the amount of the loan, plus penalties, legal bills and fees. The two big government-controlled housing finance companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as other mortgage players,...
  • Is Keynes Misunderstood, Maligned By Critics?

    10/13/2014 11:14:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Hunter Lewis
    In a September 11 Bloomberg article, economist Noah Smith claims that John Maynard Keynes, the architect of today’s government economic policies around the world, wasn’t a “‘socialist’” or even a “‘progressive.’” He did not favor “a command economy.” Yes he “was in favor of some amount of wealth redistribution and government intervention into the economy.” But “Keynesian policies are fundamentally … about economic stability,… about smoothing out the fluctuations in the economy, reducing risk for everyone concerned.” “Stabilization theory says that you can smooth out the wrinkles of the business cycle without messing with the deep structure of how the...
  • Shocking Anti-Mikveh Video Provokes Anger (überliberals in Israel)

    10/13/2014 11:15:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 10/13/2014, 11:39 AM | Gil Ronen
    “New Family,” an organization that promotes civil unions, gay “marriage” and adoption, single-mother families, sperm donations and other halakhically (Jewish legal) problematic endeavors in the realm of family, has taken down a controversial Facebook video against women’s ritual immersion in mikveh pools, reported Channel 2. The video that provoked intensely negative reactions showed a woman being drowned in the mikveh by the female mikveh attendant, or balanit.The video begins with a bride-to-be waiting for the balanit and speaking on the phone, saying “I hope the water is clean, at least. You never know who was here before.” …
  • Jim Wallis: White Christians in America Need to Act More Christian Than White

    10/11/2014 5:22:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/11/2014 | Stephanie Samuel
    Sojourners President and Founder Jim Wallis, one of several faith leaders who are heading to Ferguson, Missouri this weekend to march for justice, is challenging Christians to put their faith ahead of their race when it comes to issues concerning racial relations. "If white Christians in America acted more Christian than white when it came to race, black parents would be less fearful for their children," said Wallis. Christians who put faith ahead of race would not be afraid to take on tough racial issues like the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson with their peers and fight...
  • Is this the strangest TV show plot EVER? New series Jane the Virgin follows girl whose doctor...

    10/11/2014 3:22:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2014 | Iona Kirby
    The world of television is about to get a little stranger - and a whole lot more dramatic. Jane The Virgin is gearing up for its series premiere, and its plot line has already set tongues wagging. The CW show follows a religious girl who has never had sex before, but ends up pregnant after her emotionally unstable doctor accidentally inseminates her. Unsurprisingly the series, which stars Gina Rodriguez and Jaime Camil, is already causing quite a stir. Would it happen in real life? Probably not. Does that make it any less entertaining? Definitely not. Jane The Virgin is loosely...
  • Do you think Wendy Davis's wheelchair ad crossed the line? (Freep this Poll)

    10/11/2014 1:47:28 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 69 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 11, 2014 | Staff
    Do you think Wendy Davis's wheelchair ad crossed the line?
  • I.M.F. Takes Aim at Wall Street’s Pay System

    10/10/2014 8:00:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/10/2014 | WILLIAM D. COHAN
    We don’t like to concede that a primary cause of the financial crisis was a Wall Street compensation system that rewarded executives, bankers and traders for taking big risks with other people’s money without holding them the least bit accountable. And because we don’t like to discuss such things in polite company, it is certainly unsurprising that six years later, not a single fundamental aspect of how Wall Street pays its top people has changed. The incentive system that handed out millions of dollars in bonuses to bankers and traders who packaged shoddy mortgages into securities and sold them as...
  • Oklahoma prison officials unveil new death chamber

    10/09/2014 6:24:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2014 8:05 PM EDT | Sean Murphy
    Prison officials unveiled the renovated execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary on Thursday and expressed confidence that the agency would be ready for the state’s next scheduled execution in November. The $71,000 reconstruction of the death chamber and adjacent witness rooms gives executioners more space in which to operate. Department of Corrections also spent about $34,000 on new medical equipment, including $12,500 for a surgical table and $6,000 for an ultrasound machine to help locate veins. New protocols require more training for the execution team and backup procedures in case a lethal injection goes awry. …
  • Obama wants an election about the economy, not him

    10/09/2014 6:10:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2014 8:15 PM EDT | Jim Kuhnhenn and Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama is all in with his economic pitch. The American public is not. Over the next 27 days, either the public or the president is going to get the message. In a midterm campaign strategy fraught with risk, the White House is betting that Obama’s tight embrace of the economic recovery and populist proposals for gender pay equity and a higher minimum wage will galvanize his core supporters and persuade fence-sitting independents to help Democrats retain narrow control of the Senate in November. Addressing young entrepreneurs Thursday at a startup center in California, Obama highlighted his economic record...
  • US report: China’s human rights record worsening

    10/09/2014 6:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2014 8:19 PM EDT
    A U.S. report released Thursday says China’s human rights record has worsened in key areas over the past year and that limits on free speech and assembly are growing. The annual report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China said the country has tightened restrictions on civil society, rights advocates, journalists and religious organizations. It added that President Xi Jinping has adhered “to the authoritarian model of his predecessors” since taking power last year. That model “poses a serious challenge to U.S.-China relations and China’s own development,” the report said. It recommended that the U.S. press for more freedoms in China,...
  • Obama: ‘Unequivocally committed’ to net neutrality

    10/09/2014 5:50:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2014 7:17 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama says he is “unequivocally committed” to keeping the Internet free and open, a concept known as “net neutrality.” Net neutrality is the idea that Internet service providers shouldn’t block, manipulate or slow data moving across their networks. Obama credits net neutrality with unleashing the power of the Internet. He says he doesn’t want to lose that power or “clog up the pipes.” …
  • China Overtakes US As World’s Largest Economy

    10/08/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/08/2014
    The Chinese economy just surpassed the U.S. economy to become the world’s largest in terms of purchasing power, according to the International Monetary Fund.The IMF measures economic strength by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in both market exchange rates and average purchasing power, the latter being where China has overtaken the U.S. with a GDP of $17.6 trillion by the end of 2014 — 16.4 percent of the world’s purchasing power. The U.S. will close out the year with a purchasing-power adjusted GDP of $17.4 trillion, or 16.2 percent of the world’s total.Financial Times predicted the change in April and illustrated...
  • Boston Council gives itself a 23 percent pay raise

    10/08/2014 12:58:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 3:39 PM EDT | Philip Marcelo
    Boston City Council approved giving itself a nearly 23 percent pay raise on Wednesday, despite threats of a possible veto by Mayor Martin Walsh. The council voted 9-4 to raise its annual pay from $87,500 to $107,500, a $20,000 increase, effective January 2016. […] Boston City Council salaries already exceed those in other New England cities; only Cambridge councilors, who earn $73,362, come close, according to a 2013 Boston city survey. …
  • Harvard Divinity School Introduces 'All Gender' Restroom

    10/05/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    The sign includes the universally recognized symbols for a man, a woman, and a handicapped person, as well as a seemingly novel symbol that appears to be a combination of the man and woman symbols
  • Record 92,584,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Hits 36-Year Low

    10/05/2014 8:22:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 3, 2014 - 9:19 AM | Ali Meyer
    A record 92,584,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in September, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.7 percent, a level it has not seen in 36 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. Six times in the last twelve months, the participation rate has been as low as 62.8 percent; but September’s 62.7 percent is the lowest since February of 1978. The participation rate is the percentage of the civilian non-institutional population who participated in the labor force by either having a job or actively seeking one. Those not in...
  • Poll: Americans worry—can government protect us?

    10/05/2014 6:25:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 5, 2014 8:21 AM EDT | Jill Colvin and Jennifer Agiesta
    Americans lack confidence in the government’s ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll. […] The poll found that Democrats tend to express more faith in the government’s ability to protect them than do Republicans. Yet even among Democrats, just 27 percent are confident the government can keep them safe from terrorist attacks. Fewer than 1 in 5 say so on each of the other issues, including climate change. […] Urbanites tend to be more confident...
  • Egypt’s civil society fears it will be silenced (NGOs = civil society?)

    10/04/2014 8:48:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2014 3:00 AM EDT | Merrit Kennedy
    Civil society groups in Egypt long had a tenuous position under the rule of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, but they were able to operate. Now those groups, ranging from human rights defenders to advocates of economic justice, fear even that margin of freedom is disappearing and that they are on the way to being silenced. The government of newly elected President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered non-governmental organizations to submit to regulations that gives the state sweeping authority over their activities and financing—and dangles over them the threat of prosecution if they violate vague guidelines against “hurting national security” or “affecting public...
  • Record 55,553,000 Women Not Participating in Labor Force

    10/03/2014 10:11:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 3, 2014 - 9:48 AM | Ali Meyer
    A record 55,553,000 women 16 years and older did not participate in the labor force in September, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This means that 55,553,000 women in the United States did not have a job and did not actively seek one in the past four weeks. The number of women not in the labor force increased from 55,345,000 in August to 55,553,000 in September, an increase of 208,000. …
  • Put UK back in charge of human rights laws

    10/03/2014 9:08:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:58 EST, 2 October 2014 | (Daily Mail Comment)
    For years, the Mail has campaigned against the insidious and remorseless undermining of the sovereignty of Parliament and our judicial system by the remote, unaccountable European Court of Human Rights. From demanding that prisoners should get the vote to halting the deportation of terrorists who hate this country’s values, it is synonymous with judgments that fly in the face of common sense and the interests of the British people. Indeed, judicial activism in Strasbourg—and, remember, some ECHR members represent countries with populations smaller than the London borough of Islington—has warped the original noble intentions of the British authors of the...
  • George Zimmerman not expected to face civil rights charges in Trayvon Martin death

    10/01/2014 10:00:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1 2014 at 6:36 PM | Sari Horwitz
    The Justice Department is not expected to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to three law enforcement officials, despite allegations that the killing was racially motivated. The federal investigation of Zimmerman was opened two years ago by the department’s civil rights division, but officials said there is insufficient evidence to bring federal charges. The investigation technically remains open, but it is all but certain the department will close it. …
  • Crist says Florida Gov. Scott has no integrity

    09/30/2014 10:42:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 5:23 PM EDT | Brendan Farrington
    Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that current Republican Gov. Rick Scott “has no integrity” and his policies are driven by “the almighty dollar.” Crist made the remarks while discussing his campaign to seek his old job with his new party during an hour-long interview with Associated Press reporters that covered education, the environment and claims by Scott. The gubernatorial campaign has been one of the most negative in Florida history. …
  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

    09/30/2014 1:14:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 1:00 PM EDT | Josh Boak
    Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. […] Wealthier parents have been stepping up education spending so aggressively that they’re widening the nation’s wealth gap. When the Great Recession struck in late 2007 and squeezed most family budgets, the top 10 percent of earners—with incomes averaging $253,146—went in a different direction: They doubled down on their kids’ futures. Their average education spending per child jumped 35 percent to $5,210 a year during the recession compared with the two preceding years—and they sustained that faster pace through the recovery. For the remaining 90...
  • Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

    09/29/2014 9:20:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2014 3:39 PM EDT | Malcolm Ritter
    When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new study suggests that for some U.S. women, living through a recession can mean they will never have children. In fact, the authors project that among women who were in their early 20s in 2008—early in the so-called “Great Recession”—about 151,000 will forgo having any children as a result, at least by age 40. …
  • Tory MP Mark Reckless joins UKIP

    09/27/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 32 replies
    Conservative MP Mark Reckless has announced that he is joining UKIP. The Rochester and Strood MP told the UKIP conference, in Doncaster, that he has resigned as an MP, triggering a by-election in the constituency. Delegates started to spontaneously chant "UKIP, UKIP" when Mr Reckless announced his decision to defect, which he said was not easy. The move comes just weeks after Clacton MP Douglas Carswell defected from the Conservatives to join UKIP.
  • DOD planning to let illegal immigrants enlist

    09/26/2014 7:33:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2014 | (With AP)
    The Defense Department plans to let some illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children enlist in the military—a policy that comes as the Army is effectively firing active-duty soldiers due to budget cuts.The Military Times reports that a program—called the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest, or MAVNI—which currently allows recruiters to search for foreign nationals with unique skills will be expanded to accommodate the new policy. The Defense Department now wants to let in some illegal immigrants who enjoyed a reprieve under a 2012 Obama administration policy. That policy applied to those who came to the country...
  • Detroit elected officials regain city control

    09/25/2014 8:57:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 25, 2014 10:05 PM EDT | Corey Williams
    The Detroit City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a plan to return oversight of daily operations to elected officials while retaining the city’s state-appointed emergency manager to oversee bankruptcy matters until they are resolved. Kevyn Orr, who was appointed by the state in March 2013 to manage Detroit’s troubled finances and who took the city into the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, said Thursday that Detroit is “more than ready for the change.” …
  • Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with US

    09/25/2014 9:11:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 25, 2014 10:39 AM EDT | Felicia Fonseca
    The Navajo Nation is poised receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for a single American Indian tribe. Much of the land on the 27,000-square-mile reservation has been leased for things like farming, grazing, oil and gas development, mining and housing. The leases once were largely overseen by the government, which mismanaged the revenue and failed to properly invest and account for it, according to the tribe. …
  • Ex-Sen. Jim Webb ‘seriously looking’ at presidential bid (D-VA)

    09/23/2014 5:59:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2014, 01:55 pm | Peter Sullivan
    Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said Tuesday that he is “seriously looking” at the possibility of running for president. Webb is a former Navy secretary and Marine who fought in Vietnam. In comments at the National Press Club, he framed himself as someone able to work with both parties to get things done, and spoke out about the danger of interventions in the Middle East. “We’ve had a lot of discussion among people that I respect and trust about the future of the country and we are going to continue having these discussions over the next four or five months,”...
  • Chad considering anti-gay legislation, says group

    09/23/2014 9:26:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2014 12:00 PM EDT
    Amnesty International says a draft anti-gay bill in Chad represents a backward step for human rights in the country. The rights group said Tuesday that amendments to the penal code proposed by the government would criminalize same-sex conduct in Chad, threatening jail sentences of between 15 and 20 years, and a fine ranging from $100 and $1,000. …
  • Illegal Aliens, Students Seeking Extra Credit Participate in Climate March

    09/23/2014 7:53:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 22, 2014 - 3:24 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Thousands of people took part in the People’s Climate March in NYC on Sunday. Among them illegal aliens, people who want to “stop fuel” and some students earning extra credit from their public school teacher. “I’m actually here with ‘Culture Strike’ and we’re a national network of artists, musicians that focus on migrant justice,” Sonia Guińansaca told Democracy Now! television. “A lot of undocumented artists were actually part of this. We’re designing the birds, the puppets—so were here loud, screaming out loud visually.” …
  • Don’t Buy the Lie That Freedom to Worship Is the Same as Religious Freedom

    09/22/2014 6:56:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | September 21, 2014 | Sarah Torre
    The right to live, work and worship according to one’s faith is a freedom foundational to the United States. Many of the first settlers, having faced religious persecution in England, sought a place where they could freely worship and live according to their conscience without interference from the government. The Founders were clear, and the Bill of Rights makes it fundamental to our constitutional order that the government should not infringe on the free exercise of religion. In recent years, however, Americans have increasingly faced attempts to water down this robust understanding of religious freedom to a mere “freedom to...
  • In Lincoln, chief justice says law, not politics, drives Supreme Court’s rulings (John Roberts: NE)

    09/20/2014 11:52:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | Friday, September 19, 2014 2:30 PM | Joe Duggan
    While political partisanship flourishes in the halls of Congress, it has no place in the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court, the chief justice said Friday in remarks to Nebraska law students. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. said he worries that the partisan rancor of the age has skewed the public understanding of the court’s role in government. During a 55-­minute talk at the University of Nebraska College of Law, he stressed that the rule of law, rather than politics, drives the court’s decisions. “We are not Democrats and Republicans in how we go about it,” he told an audience...
  • Maryland County Proposes Lowering Voting Age To 16, Allowing Noncitizens To Vote

    09/18/2014 1:57:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | September 18, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Montgomery County, Maryland, is one of the wealthiest and most liberal counties in America. If there’s a dumb progressive idea that didn’t start there, it will get there sooner or later. Along those lines, the powers that be in Montgomery County are very concerned about low voter turnout. So concerned, in fact, the all Democrat County Council formed a “Right to Vote” Task Force to come up with ways to encourage more people to vote. The task force produced a 76-page report with more than a few suggestions that could raise a few eyebrows. Recommendations 1-3 are: 1. The Task...
  • Clinton: Turn female economic issues into movement

    09/18/2014 10:11:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2014 1:04 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says voters should turn pay inequity and women’s financial security into a political movement this fall. Clinton says issues like raising the minimum wage, equal pay and providing affordable child care need to be “in the lifeblood” of the upcoming elections. …
  • Exclusive: Feds Find Anti-Israel And Pro-Palestine 9/11 Message To America On Border Fence

    09/15/2014 3:09:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    NOGALES, Arizona -- On September 11, 2014, individuals or a group in Mexico hung a message to America over the U.S.-Mexico border wall condemning American support for Israel and declaring support for Palestine. U.S. federal agents discovered the banner draped over the primary border fence in Arizona’s Yuma Sector in a restricted area that could only have been reached from Mexico.
  • Missouri’s rapid rightward shift

    09/13/2014 7:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 13, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    In just four weeks, Missouri has carried out an execution, imposed a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking abortions, expanded gun rights and become the poster child for the militarization of police and racial discord. Its public school system is struggling beneath the weight of an ongoing funding crisis, and an entire local police force is under federal investigation. While the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a small-city cop and the fiery protests and heavy-handed police response that followed has drawn national attention and scorn, the incident is but a glimpse into the current social and political...
  • Ted Cruz: Hatred, Bigotry, Opposition to Israel Led to Me Leaving Event [Booed by "Christians"]

    09/11/2014 2:20:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/10/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Reports surfaced Wednesday night that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was "booed off the stage" at an event hosted by a purportedly Christian organization. Cruz, the keynote speaker at the new "In Defense Of Christians" organization's dinner in Washington DC, had offered the crowd--a number of whom were Christians from the Middle East, including Palestinian Christians--public support for Israel. After doing so, some members of the crowd booed at Cruz, and they persisted until he left the stage, noting their hatred and saying he can't stand with them if they don't stand with Israel.
  • Carney: Obama would give more speeches if networks would let him

    09/10/2014 10:04:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | September 10, 2014 | Peter Hamby, CNN National Political Reporter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney -- a longtime journalist before he joined the Obama administration in its infancy -- is back in the media game as a political analyst for CNN. We caught up with Carney on Wednesday, in the hours before President Obama addresses the nation to outline his plan for dismantling ISIS, the brutal terrorist group that's roiling Iraq and Syria. A former White House insider, Carney had insight into how the President and his team are preparing for such a major address. But he also riffed on the state of the news media, the "not...
  • Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time (AP lies again)

    09/10/2014 10:15:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2014 10:06 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    The tea party may have learned its lesson. As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank. But a year after they forced a 16-day partial government shutdown over President Barack Obama’s health care law, few seem to have the stomach to push their demands that far again. “No question we learned that with the aid of the news media the Democrats were able to pin the blame on us” for last...
  • 'Non-partisan' group is totally partisan Democrats

    09/09/2014 1:58:34 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/7/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan Teachers and Allies for Change (M-TAC), which MLive described as “a grassroots organization started by Ann Arbor Public Schools teachers and parents,” was in the news last week for a rally in Ann Arbor seeking more money for public schools. According to MLive, the group is "non-partisan and is not affiliated with a union." The featured politicians on the stage at the rally were all Democrats: Lisa Brown, who is running for Lt. Governor, State Rep. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, State Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, State Rep. Gretchen Driskell, D-Saline; and State Rep. Adam Zemke, D-Ann Arbor. MLive...