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  • Al Roker Uses Weather Report to Get on Climate Change Soapbox(Sky falling alert!!)

    08/24/2016 8:33:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/23/2016 | Kyle Drennen
    On Tuesdays NBC Today, Al Roker used an 8 a.m. ET hour weather report to mount his climate change soapbox and issue a dire warning to viewers: Well, it has been a really hot year and it just continues. 15 consecutive months of record warmth, global temperatures....But look what happens if we project out to 2050, look at how much further you start to see that deep red of 50-plus days above 100. The weather map on screen displayed statistics from the climate change activist group Climate Central. Roker continued with the doomsday predictions: And by 2100, New York City...
  • School Calls Police on 9-Year-Old for 'Racist' Remark, Called Snack 'Brownies'

    06/30/2016 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 06/29/16 | Trey Sanchez
    During an end-of-the-year class party at a New Jersey elementary school, a 9-year-old boy said something about brownies and was subsequently questioned by a police officer who was called by the school to investigate an incident of racism. It was another student that accused the boy of saying something "racist," but the boy's mother said he was talking about "snacks, not skin color," according to Philly.com. "He said they were talking about brownies. Who exactly did he offend?" the mother, Stacy dos Santos, asked incredulously. When the boy's father was contacted later in the day, he was informed that the...
  • The Left;The Serpent hates The Woman...Gender pt 1

    And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.(Genesis 3:15)And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.(Revelation 12:17) We see by these texts that the Serpent of Genesis becomes a Dragon by Revelation. He is the enemy of all mankind, the original murderer and tempter, whose task is to alienate all men from God. But the Dragon/Serpent...
  • Heres Why Several Journalists Got Caught in the Michelle Fields Media Hoax

    03/29/2016 2:33:27 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Danger and Play ^ | March 13, 2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Several journalists have been caught lying to the public and committing fraud, new video footage reveals. Before we begin analyzing the Michelle Fields hoax, watch this video, which surfaced last night.
  • This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest

    03/28/2016 6:03:18 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 Mar, 2016 | Jill Abramson
    Its impossible to miss the Hillary for Prison signs at Trump rallies. At one of the Democratic debates, the moderator asked Hillary Clinton whether she would drop out of the race if she were indicted over her private email server. Oh for goodness that is not going to happen, she said. Im not even going to answer that question. Based on what I know about the emails, the idea of her being indicted or going to prison is nonsensical. Nonetheless, the belief that Clinton is dishonest and untrustworthy is pervasive. A recent New York Times-CBS poll found that 40%...
  • Why a Contested Convention Favors Cruz

    03/23/2016 9:01:09 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 112 replies
    National Review ^ | March 23, 2016 | Eliana Johnson
    Meet Curly Haugland, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican party and current Republican national committeeman. Haugland is one of just 112 delegates who will arrive unbound to this summers Republican convention in Cleveland, free to cast a vote for any candidate he chooses on a first ballot because North Dakota does not hold a primary or caucus. That makes him a particularly valuable asset to the still-dueling presidential campaigns. Haugland, a Bismarck businessman and a member of the powerful RNC committee that will set the rules governing this years convention, says voters may be in for a rude awakening...
  • Donald Trump reveals foreign policy team in meeting with The Washington Post

    03/21/2016 10:23:33 AM PDT · by dlt · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-21-2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Donald Trump revealed part of his foreign policy advisory team and outlined an unabashedly non-interventionist approach to world affairs during a wide-ranging meeting Monday with The Washington Post's editorial board. The Republican presidential front-runner listed for the first time five of the individuals who are part of a team, chaired by Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), counseling him on foreign affairs and helping to shape his policies.
  • Glenn Beck Brings Fasting Child on Stage at Cruz Rally, Yells: This is the Priesthood Rising!

    03/20/2016 10:10:14 AM PDT · by catnipman · 200 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/20/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Glenn Beck brought a fasting child on stage yesterday during his campaign speech for Ted Cruz in Utah. Beck declared to the Cruz crowd: This is the priesthood rising.
  • Salt Lake Tribune Cruz in Utah: Glenn Beck Says Hes Fulfillment of Mormon Prophecy

    03/20/2016 2:39:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/16
    Cruz also basked in the praise of two big-name Mormons: former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and conservative talk show host Glenn Beck. […] Beck, a Mormon and conservative radio talk show host, said he always vows to be the worst enemy of politicians who do not keep promises. “I don’t have any friends in Washington except these two,” he said about Cruz and Lee. He added they are the first politicians he has even endorsed. Beck said that he, like many Mormons, believe in a prophecy that the Constitution will hang by a thread in the last days....
  • Sanders: We Must End Over-Policing in African-American Neighborhoods

    02/12/2016 9:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for an end of "over-policing" in black neighborhoods during the PBS Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee, Wis., on Thursday night. "What we have to do is end over-policing in African-American neighborhoods. The reality is that both the African-American community and the white community do marijuana at about equal rates," Sanders said. "The reality is four times as many blacks get arrested for marijuana. Truth is that far more blacks get stopped for traffic violations." An undecided voter via Facebook wrote: "Wisconsin is number one in African-American male incarceration, according to a University...
  • Paul Ryan Set To Mail Obama Check To Bring In Muslim Refugees

    12/13/2015 9:08:11 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 13, 2013 | JULIA HAHN
    According to Pergram, House Republicans are gearing up to attach a proposal to the omnibus that has been decried by Sessions and others as empowering Obama to bring in an unlimited number of refugees. Pergram writes that the omnibus may include: “some combination language which tightens up the visa waiver program and bolsters a review of Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S.” The language “bolster a review of Syrian and Iraqi refugees,” appears to be a direct reference to the Ryan-McCaul proposal which passed the House on November 19 and was rebuked as a “show vote” that accomplished...
  • Critics try, but fail to kill $1 billion weapons deal for Saudi Arabia

    12/11/2015 7:22:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    WASHINGTON -- Barring last minute opposition from Congress, Saudi Arabia is poised to receive a hefty $1.3 billion weapons package that includes 13,000 “smart bombs” from the United States by the end of the year. But don’t necessarily expect it to be used to fight ISIS. Critics say the payload of sophisticated weapons will instead bolster the Saudis' continuing air war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen. That campaign is drawing fire from human rights groups, who say the kingdom has been targeting civilians with American-made weapons, and may be responsible for war crimes.
  • DOD looking to put classified data in commercial cloud

    12/11/2015 5:21:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Federal Computer Week ^ | 12/11/15 | Sean Lyngaas
    Defense and intelligence officials are discussing when and how to allow commercial cloud providers to handle Level 6 classified data, said Rob Vietmeyer, an associate director for cloud computing in the office of the Department of Defense CIO. It could be over a year before such an arrangement materializes, Vietmeyer told reporters Dec. 11, but the development shows a willingness to trust the private sector with military secrets. Defense officials are banking on cloud computing to save the department billions of dollars as part of an ambitious plan to consolidate its vast amount of data centers. Allowing contractors to handle...
  • Dutch party head blames Israel for Paris attack

    11/17/2015 7:07:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 11/17/2015, 9:20 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Following on the heels of the Swedish foreign minister, the chairman of the Dutch Socialist Party in the Netherlands justified the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists who conducted Saturday's brutal attacks in Paris that left 129 dead, blaming it on "frustration" at Israel. According to Jan Marijnissen, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs somehow ignited the attack on French civilians at cafes, show venues, soccer stadiums and restaurants. "Their behavior eventually is connected also to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict," claimed Marijnissen in an interview with the Dutch NPO Radio1 on Monday. ...
  • Ted Cruz will introduce bill to ban ALL Muslim Syrian refugees from America saying plans to bring...

    11/17/2015 7:04:40 AM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 November 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he will introduce legislation banning all Muslim Syrians from the United States in response to ISIS' hit on Paris. 'What Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are proposing is that we bring to this country tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees,' Cruz told CNN last night at a campaign stop in Charleston, South Carolina. 'I have to say particularly in light of what happened in Paris, that's nothing short of lunacy,' he said. ... By days end, Republican presidential candidates and Members of Congress - including some Democrats - were lining up to demand...
  • Carson: If Russian Planes Enter No-Fly Zone ‘You Shoot Them Down’

    11/12/2015 4:20:17 PM PST · by springwater13 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/12/2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on the “Simon Conway Show,” Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said the United States should establish a no-fly zone at the Turkish-Syrian border and shoot down any Russian plane that enters it. Carson said, “If they do come into that area—after you have given them adequate warning, after we’ve talked to Putin—you shoot them down. Absolutely.” he added, “Whatever happens next, we deal with it. But we can’t continue backing down because in the long run, that will hurt us.”
  • Changing the default Free Republic search option

    10/26/2015 3:10:01 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 36 replies
    Free Republic | 10/26/2015 | Crazieman
    Just throwing out an idea based on an observation. In all my years on FR, watching the duplicate threads show up, and the users insisting they searched for existing articles. I believe them. The problem lies in the default searching option in my view. Change it from keywords to title. The title search is vastly more useful and is what I use to detect duplicate articles, and I suspect the same to many of those that enjoy pointing them out. In my observation, many duplicate articles are a result of inaccurate or incomplete keyword lists that don't quite literally have...
  • Overstock Holds 3 Months Of Food, $10 Million In Gold For Employees In Preparation

    10/25/2015 12:08:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-24-15 | Tyler Durden
    But little did we know that Overstock's Chairman Jonathan Johnson is as vocal an opponent of the fiat system, and Wall Street's tendency to create bubble after bubble, if not more than Byrne himself. That, and that his company actually puts its money where its gold-backed money is and in preparation for the next upcoming crash, has taken unprecedented steps to prepare for what comes next. One week ago Johnson, who is also candidate for Utah governor, spoke at the United Precious Metals Association, or UPMA, which we first profiled a month ago, and which takes advantage of Utah's special...
  • An Anti-Hunter Trying to Save Ducks Accidentally Gets Shot in the Face [VIDEO]

    08/23/2015 8:00:54 PM PDT · by SZonian · 50 replies
    Wide Open Spaces ^ | Unk | Eric Nestor
    This duck hunting protester in Australia was wading through a duck hunt in order to save hit ducks. She was then accidentally shot in the face. A duck protestor in Australia was wading through a duck hunt attempting to save the ducks that were shot down. A shot at a low-flying duck resulted in her accidental shooting. Back in March of 2011, these bold anti-hunters decided to interfere in a duck hunt in Australia. A 14-year-old duck hunter took a shot at a low-flying duck and shotgun pellets hit this anti-hunter in the face. Julia Symons was hit by at...
  • Researchers resurrect ancient viruses in hopes of improving gene therapy

    07/30/2015 10:20:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | Provided by: Cell Press
    Researchers have recreated the evolutionary lineage of adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) to reconstruct an ancient viral particle that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies targeting the liver, muscle, and retina. This approach, published July 30 in Cell Reports, could be used to design a new class of genetic drugs that are safer and more potent than those currently available. "Our novel methodology allows us to understand better the intricate structure of viruses and how different properties arose throughout evolution," says senior study author Luk H. Vandenberghe of Harvard Medical School. "We believe our findings will teach us how complex biological...
  • Obamas secret Iran deals exposed

    07/27/2015 11:56:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Theissen
    ...[Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)] says they asked whether they could see those agreements. He says IAEA officials replied, Oh no, of course not, no, youre not going to get to see those. And so everybody on our side of the table asked, Has Secretary Kerry seen these? No, Secretary Kerry hasnt seen them. No American is ever going to get to see them. It turns out that only the two parties the IAEA and Iran get to see the actual agreements (though you can see a picture of Iranian and IAEA officials holding up what appear...
  • In 'Independence Day: Resurgence' we'll have a moon base in 2016

    06/23/2015 1:23:39 PM PDT · by Marcus · 35 replies
    Houston Movie Examiner ^ | June 23, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    A Monday piece in IO9 contained some revelations about the upcoming sequel to 1996s Independence Day, which is entitled Independence Day: Resurgence. 20 years after the great alien invasion flattened many of Earths largest cities and killed untold millions of people, the world is still united in building up its defenses against a return engagement. These defenses apparently include a moon base.
  • Should William Jefferson Clinton Change His Name ? (Vanity)

    06/24/2015 12:53:05 PM PDT · by llevrok · 25 replies
    6/24/2015 | me
    With the most recent assault on sanity the last few days, I think if we are changing offensive names on public places, why not public people? Recall that our 42d president's middle name is Jefferson. It may or may not be for Jefferson Davis. (Why quibble?) None the less, that is too close to President Davis's Christian name (can I use that term) so let's change it just in case. Then we have Sheila Jackson Lee. Now there is a two-fer revision :Andrew Jackson the slave owner and General Lee. Both names must go in Ms Sheila's name. And I...
  • Calls to Refer to God as a Woman as Female Bishops Take Up Posts

    06/02/2015 7:41:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/31/15 | John Bingham
    Support is growing within the Church of England to rewrite its official liturgy to refer to God as female following the selection of the first women bishops Support is growing within the Church of England to rewrite its official liturgy to refer to God as female following the selection of the first women bishops. Growing numbers of priests already insert words such as she and mother informally into traditional service texts as part of a move to make the language of worship more inclusive, it has been claimed. But calls for a full overhaul of liturgy to recognise the equal...
  • Desperate for attention, female children go topless at U of C San Diego

    05/23/2015 10:21:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/23/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After another long school year at the University of California San Diego, students are exhausted from their Peruvian Folk Dance finals and the watermelon toss contest. Most of the gang has gone home to Moms basement. But a few females who have nowhere to go have succumbed to the boredom of their arduous life and found a novel way to spice things up. What to do? they ask themselves. Then one of the less attractive females pipes up and says, Hey lets take off our tops and run around demanding something! Great idea, Ive been wanting to catch the eye...
  • Todays micro-aggression is the 1940s no soap radio; its all a put on of weak minded people

    05/20/2015 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Way too many college campuses are turning out people who spend their time trying to draw some meaning from their poor education. They believed Obamas lies and thought that just attending college would be their ticket to a career. Now that graduation time is here again this years crop of under educated dimwits is learning how wrong they were. They have spent their college years studying things like Peruvian folk dancing and now they are shocked that no one wants to hire them because their degree is useless. Some of these misguided children have turned to a new type of...
  • More secular confusion about the moons former magnetic field

    05/08/2015 9:54:45 AM PDT · by fishtank · 56 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 5-8-2015 | D. Russell Humphreys
    More secular confusion about the moons former magnetic field by D. Russell Humphreys A recent paper by Clment Suavet et al.1 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that uniformitarian scientists, who assume the world is billions of years old, are still very puzzled about the moons magnetic field. They dont understand why it was formerly strong but now doesnt exist, and how it could exist in the first place.2 The moons magnetic data fit creation science theories very well. Suavet and his colleagues have carefully analyzed the magnetism of two basalt samples brought from the moon...
  • Mrs Clinton Holds Candlelight Vigil for Adam Yahiye Gadahn!

    04/23/2015 8:30:30 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 12 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | April 23, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
  • Should meat be taxed like alcohol and cigarettes?

    04/16/2015 12:37:12 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 95 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 4-16-2015 | Heather Moore
    <p>At this time of year, the last thing anyone wants to think about is paying more taxes. But there's one tax I'm in favor of - and you should be, too, if you care about your health and the health of the planet: a sin tax on meat, cheese and other animal-based foods.</p>
  • There Is No Republican Middle

    03/23/2015 6:44:43 AM PDT · by Kaled · 29 replies
    Esquire ^ | 03-19-2015 | Charles Pierce
    Already, we have the greatest video of the 2016 presidential election cycle. Rick Santorum -- And have I mentioned recently what a colossal dick Rick Santorum is? -- was down in the home office of American Sedition for one of those mock "summits" designed to lift the wallets of terrified caucasian separatists. A lady got up in the audience, opened her mouth to speak, and huge bats flew out. Why is the Congress rolling over and letting this Communist dictator destroy my country? Y'all know what he is and I know what he is. I want him out of the...
  • EPA Wants to Monitor How Long Hotel Guests Spend in the Shower -

    03/17/2015 7:18:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 142 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants hotels to monitor how much time its guests spend in the shower. The agency is spending $15,000 to create a wireless system that will track how much water a hotel guest uses to get them to modify their behavior. Hotels consume a significant amount of water in the U.S. and around the world, an EPA grant to the University of Tulsa reads. Most hotels do not monitor individual guest water usage and as a result, millions of gallons of potable water are wasted every year by hotel guests. -
  • Pentagon tips off ISIS on plan to take back Mosul

    02/20/2015 4:02:27 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/20/2015 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON The United States has laid out a battle plan to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul in an April-to-May time frame, using some 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi troops who currently are being trained, a highly unusual disclosure that one intelligence source told WND is pure lunacy.
  • How Russia Plans To Retaliate For The Saudi-Driven Collapse In Oil

    02/10/2015 9:53:05 PM PST · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | February 10, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    A week ago we explained that yet another conspiracy theory, one involving virtually every geopolitical hotzone, from Saudi Arabia, to Russia, the United States, Qatar, Syria, ISIS, and Ukraine, has become fact when our speculation from last September, namely that the plunge in oil was an choreographed move between the US and the Saudis (even if Kerry realized - we hope - that it meant a recession for the US energy producing states and a collapse in the only vibrant US industry of the past decade: shale), one seeking to dislodge Russian control over the Syrian government and to facilitate...
  • Occupy the syllabus (More Berkley lunacy)

    01/26/2015 10:55:18 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 31 replies
    The Daily Californian ^ | 1/20/2015 | Rodrigo Kazuo and Meg Perret
    We are calling for an occupation of syllabi in the social sciences and humanities. This call to action was instigated by our experience last semester as students in an upper-division course on classical social theory. Grades were based primarily on multiple-choice quizzes on assigned readings. The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that began with Plato and Aristotle, then jumped to modern philosophers: Hobbes, Locke, Hegel, Marx, Weber and Foucault, all of whom are white men. The syllabus did not include a single woman or person of color. We have major concerns about social theory courses in which...
  • A Canadians View On Our Disrespect Of President Obamas Presidency

    11/17/2014 6:43:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Fifth Column ^ | June 21, 2013 | William Thomas
    America Hes Your President for Goodness Sake! There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a republican or democrat, but the President of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the countrys borders and it was America versus the rest of the world with the president of all the people at the helm. Suddenly President Barack Obama, with the potential to become an exceptional president has...
  • Ninth Circuit Affirms That Its Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo

    09/18/2014 7:55:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 103 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | Eric Owens
    Its official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts. The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing...
  • Man to live on melting iceberg for one year to urge climate change action (Video)

    08/23/2014 3:09:33 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 42 replies
    treehugger.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | Kimberley Mok
    Crazy publicity stunt or stroke of daring genius? We're not sure, but it got our attention. The man pictured above is Alex Bellini, a professional adventurer and motivational speaker who plans to live alone on a melting iceberg off the coast of Greenland for one year, to emphasize the urgent need for climate change action.
  • Fight racial disparity by legalizing marijuana: Guest opinion (Oregon lunicy)

    08/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 08/16/2014 | Sandeep Kumar
    Racial disparities tend to exist where one doesn't expect them. Situations provoke them to appear, and if we're willing we take notice and act. For decades, social justice advocates have referenced the racial disparity in citations and arrests for marijuana. liberal blah, blah . . Ending the war on marijuana won't end racial disparity in Oregon, but it would diminish it. Criminalizing marijuana allows racial inequality to fester. We can't reduce racial disparity where we don't know it exists, nor when we lack practical solutions. In the case of marijuana arrests, we have both. Isn't it responsible and...
  • Federal Judge Forbids Use of Redskins in Court Documents

    07/15/2014 4:57:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 14 | Theresa Vargas
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office isnt the only federal authority that has taken a stance against the name of the Washington Redskins. A federal judge in Maryland issued a ruling last week that purposely did not contain the teams name, which has been described as an offensive slur against Native Americans. U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte, who is presiding over a lawsuit that former New York Giants linebacker Barrett Green brought against the Redskins, issued a 21-page ruling with this footnote on the first page: Pro Footballs team is popularly known as the Washington Redskins, but the Court...
  • Immigration Reform Can't Wait

    06/18/2014 5:53:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    WSJ ^ | 18 June 2014 | Rupert Murdoch
    There is rarely a good time to do hard things, and America won't advance if legislators act like seat-warmers. When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank. Not simply because I think he is an intelligent and talented member of Congress, or because I worry about the future of the Republican Party. Like others who want comprehensive immigration reform, I worried that Mr. Cantor's loss would be misconstrued and make Congress reluctant to tackle this urgent need. That would be the wrong lesson and an undesirable national consequence of this single,...
  • Obama got it right on Iraq

    06/18/2014 3:19:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    President Obamas instincts about Iraq and Syria have been sound from the beginning: Greater U.S. engagement probably cannot make things better but certainly can make them worse, both for the people of the region and for our national interests. Obamas only mistake was to buy, for a time, the notion that Bushs troop surge had miraculously healed ancient divisions and made the dream of a pluralist democracy still possible. There are aspects of Obamas foreign policy that I question. His heavy reliance on drone strikes may create as many terrorists as it eliminates. He should have realized that the National...
  • Obama Admin Forbids Lawmakers From Taking Photos Of Illegal Immigrant Facility

    06/13/2014 2:44:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 12, 2014 | chuck ross
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to house illegal immigrant children but the invite comes with a list of rules, including a suggestion that members leave their cellphones in their vehicles. The 40-minute tour will take place Friday at the Ventura County Naval Base in Oxnard, Calif., according to the email invitation, obtained by The Daily Caller. The tours are meant to give members and staffers an inside look at how temporary facilities are being used to house illegal immigrant children...
  • Arizona Police Arrest Man for Shooting at the Moon

    06/11/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 11, 2014 | Reuters
    Arizona police arrest man for shooting at the moon PHOENIX (Reuters) - A marijuana smoker was arrested in Arizona after shooting at the moon with a handgun and wrestling with officers who were called by his girlfriend to subdue him, authorities said on Wednesday. Police went to a home in Prescott Valley, about 85 miles north of Phoenix, late last Friday where the woman told them her partner had fired several shots into the air after telling her and her teenage son he had seen Halley's Comet. Prescott Valley police spokesman Sergeant Brandon Bonney said Cameron Read, 39, was arrested...
  • AZ Judge: PTSD approved for medical marijuana use

    06/10/2014 9:30:46 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 7 replies
    Airzona Daily Sun ^ | June 7, 2014
    Judge: PTSD approved for medical marijuana use PHOENIX State Health Director Will Humble acted illegally in denying access to medical marijuana to people many of them former soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, an administrative law judge has ruled. Judge Thomas Shedden said Humble relied solely on the lack of scientific peer-reviewed studies in determining that PTSD should not be added to the list of conditions for which marijuana could be made available. But the judge said the health chief should also have considered the testimony of doctors and nurses who said the drug has helped their...
  • Obamas leadership is right for today

    05/30/2014 11:44:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 29, 2014 | By Fareed Zakaria
    ... What is needed from Washington is not a heroic exertion of American military power but rather a sustained effort to engage with allies, isolate enemies, support free markets and democratic values and push these positive trends forward. The Obama administration is, in fact, deeply internationalist building on alliances in Europe and Asia, working with institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations, isolating adversaries and strengthening the global order that has proved so beneficial to the United States and the world since 1945. ... A Democratic Advisory Council committee headed by Acheson called Eisenhowers foreign...
  • Christian bakery guilty of violating civil rights of lesbian couple

    01/22/2014 6:41:31 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 101 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/21/14 | Todd Starnes
    The owners of a Christian bakery who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple are facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after they were found guilty of violating the couples civil rights. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries said they found substantial evidence that Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against the lesbian couple and violated the Oregon Equality Act of 2007, a law that protects the rights of the LGBT community. Last year, the bakerys owners refused to make a wedding cake for Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman, of Portland, citing their Christian beliefs....
  • US military proposal would keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014

    01/22/2014 6:21:56 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/22/14 | unknown
    <p>Military leaders have submitted a proposal to the White House that would keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after the U.S. combat mission ends in 2014, a senior U.S. official confirms to Fox News.</p> <p>The 10,000-troop plan or any other troop proposal could still be rejected by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has not yet signed a security agreement that would allow American soldiers to remain in the country.</p>
  • The Roberts Trap Is Sprung

    01/03/2014 4:49:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2014 | Bill Dunne
    One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again. The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the...
  • Regulators Vote to Back Volcker Rule

    12/10/2013 11:18:58 AM PST · by oblomov · 58 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Scott Patterson, Shayndi Raice, Katy Burne
    <p>WASHINGTONAll five regulatory agencies put to a vote and approved the Volcker rule on Tuesday, ushering in a new era of tough oversight that drills to the core of Wall Street's profitable markets and trading businesses.</p> <p>The rule will put in place new hurdles for banks that buy and sell securities on behalf of clients, known as market making, and will restrict compensation arrangements that encourage risky trading. The Fed also approved an extension to give banks until July 2015 to comply with the rule, though firms will be expected to make "good faith" efforts to get into compliance earlier.</p>
  • In sickness and in health? Thats too religious for a civil wedding (UK)

    07/01/2013 4:56:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:01PM BST 01 Jul 2013 | John Bingham
    It is a phrase used for centuries by couples pledging to be faithful to each other. But as Gary and Louise Lidington, from London, made final preparations for their wedding last weekend, they received an urgent telephone call from council registrars warning that they could not legally say the words in sickness and in health. Officials in Tower Hamlets, east London, said that the phrase, which is used around the world, was too religious for a civil ceremony. The couple were forced to rewrite their vows, which they chose because of their traditional ring, just hours before the wedding, which...