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  • 'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

    07/28/2015 10:58:53 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 Jul 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works. The EM Drive was developed by the British inventor Roger Shawyer nearly 15 years ago but was ridiculed at the time as being scientifically impossible. It produces thrust by using solar power to generate multiple microwaves that move back and forth in an enclosed chamber. This means that until something fails or wears down, theoretically the engine could keep running forever without the need for rocket fuel. The drive, which has...
  • An American Dentist Killed Zimbabwe’s Famous Lion

    07/28/2015 4:29:21 PM PDT · by grundle · 191 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Taylor Hill
    Cecil the lion, a famous black-maned resident of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, died at the hands of an American dentist, conservationists claim. They say Walter Palmer paid $50,000 to hunt and kill Cecil with a bow and arrow. The incident occurred around July 6, with a professional hunting outfit reportedly luring Cecil outside the boundaries of the protected reserve using a dead animal as bait. “Mr. Palmer shot Cecil with a bow and arrow but this shot didn't kill him,” Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement. “They tracked him down and found him...
  • Here's what the US would look like if all the Earth's ice melted

    07/28/2015 3:51:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | unknown
    If all the Earth's land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for the United States' coastlines?
  • Ruling out high deflation scenarios

    07/28/2015 12:39:06 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Climate Audit ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | Steve McIntyre
    Further to my series of posts on Deflategate, reader chrimony observed that my statistical analysis had shown that it was possible that there had been no tampering, but had not excluded the possibility of tampering. This is a sensible observation, but raises the question of whether and how one could use the available statistical information to exclude tampering. This is analysis that ought to have been done in the Wells Report. I’ve done the analysis in this post and the results are sharper than I’d anticipated. For Logo initialization, any manual deflation exceeding de minimis of say 0.1 psi can...
  • Report: Tom Brady destroyed phone, suspension to be upheld

    07/28/2015 9:46:57 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/28/2015 | Steve Del Vecchio
    The NFL is going to reject Tom Brady’s appeal and uphold the four-game suspension he is facing for his alleged role in Deflategate, according to one report. Stephen A. Smith said on ESPN’s “First Take” Tuesday morning that a source told him Roger Goodell will not reduce or overturn Brady’s suspension. Perhaps more shocking, Smith cited a separate source who told him Brady actually destroyed his own personal cell phone rather than just refusing to turn it over.
  • Why union leaders want L.A. to give them a minimum wage loophole

    07/28/2015 9:25:27 AM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | Peter Jamison
    ne of the most divisive issues that Los Angeles City Council members expect to confront when they return this week from a summer recess will be a proposal by labor leaders to exempt unionized workers from the city's new minimum wage. The push for the loophole, which began in the final days before the law's passage, caused a backlash rarely seen in this pro-union city and upended perceptions of labor's role in the fight to raise pay for the working poor. Union activists were among the most stalwart backers of L.A.'s ordinance raising the wage to $15 by 2020, and...
  • Pell Grants to Be Restored for Prisoners

    07/28/2015 9:08:09 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 27, 2015 | By Josh Mitchell and Joe Palazzolo
    The Obama administration plans to restore federal funding for prison inmates to take college courses, a potentially controversial move that comes amid a broader push to overhaul the criminal justice system. The plan, set to be unveiled Friday by the secretary of education and the attorney general, would allow potentially thousands of inmates in the U.S. to gain access to Pell grants, the main form of federal aid for low-income...
  • Ted Cruz challenges Obama to debate Iran Deal

    07/28/2015 8:04:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/28/15 | Wes Jones
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday challenged President Obama to debate the "substance" of the Iran deal. "Since [Obama's] not willing to discuss the substance, I'll make an invitation right here tonight, which is I will invite President Obama at any time and place of his choosing to debate the substance of the Iran deal," he said on Fox News's "Hannity." "Let's do it in front of the American people." "If he's unwilling to show up, he can send as a proxy John Kerry," he added. The 2016 presidential candidate starkly opposes Obama's Iran deal, and said that if it...
  • Boehner gets emotional in Golf Channel interview (video)

    07/28/2015 7:46:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/27/15 | Judy Kutz
    Even golfing can be a tearjerker of a subject for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who’s known for frequently dispensing waterworks. “I wanted to make sure that every kid had the same chance I did — an opportunity,” Boehner, with tears filling his eyes, says in a promotional spot for The Golf Channel show, “Feherty.” Another clip from the program, which airs Aug. 3., shows Boehner telling host David Feherty about a photo of him and some companions that sits in his office, saying, “The three of us are talking about how easily we turn to tears.” Boehner — who’s gotten...
  • Cold front brings rare July snow to Northern Rockies

    07/28/2015 7:23:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    ca.news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A freak July cold front brought snow to the Northern Rockies on Monday in a rare weather event that set record-low daytime temperatures across Idaho and could see overnight readings at or near freezing in parts of the region, meteorologists said. The combination of moisture and cold air from Alaska and Canada was expected to settle over Idaho, Montana and Wyoming through Tuesday in a pattern rarely seen in those states before late August or September, forecasters with the National Weather Service said. More than an inch of snow was reported on Monday at the renowned...
  • Cincinnati mother accused of forcing 11-year-old daughter to stay outside in heat

    07/27/2015 6:25:15 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    newsnet5.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | WCPO Staff
    CINCINNATI - A Cincinnati mother is accused of forcing her daughter to stay outside in the heat and demanding police take the child away from her. According to court documents, Forest Park police Sgt. David DeSalvo responded to a home in the 11000 block of Donora Lane Sunday. DeSalvo said 35-year-old Catrina Fant refused to let her 11-year-old daughter into the home even though it was 90 degrees outside. The girl was wearing fleece pajamas and snow boots at the time and was complaining that she was hot and tired, the report states. The child has low functioning cognitive ability...
  • Video shows Hillary Clinton boarding private jet just hours after launching global-warming push

    07/27/2015 4:57:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 27, 2015 | David Martosko
    Just hours after Hillary Clinton unveiled her presidential campaign's push to solve global warming through an aggressive carbon-cutting plan, she sauntered up the steps of a 19-seat private jet in Des Moines, Iowa. The aircraft, a Dassault model Falcon 900B, burns 347 gallons of fuel per hour. On Monday the Democratic presidential front-runner announced the details of her initiative to tackle climate change, calling it 'one of the most urgent threats of our time.' But shortly afterward, a videographer working with the conservative America Rising PAC spotted her at the private air terminal in Des Moines. Fifteen seconds of video...
  • Christians and Muslims Gang Up on Franklin Graham [Chrislam]

    07/27/2015 4:45:22 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/24/2015 | Sara Weismann/RNS
    An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday (July 23) in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities. In response to the killing of five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, Graham, son of evangelical leader Billy Graham, wrote on Facebook that the U.S. should bar Muslims from immigrating. "I was so sad when I read the Facebook posting of Franklin Graham," Bob Roberts Jr., pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, said Thursday at a gathering on Capitol Hill. "This is not 'evangelical'...
  • Rape Allegation Double Standard: Liberal Elites Turn on Bill Cosby, But Not Bill Clinton

    07/27/2015 2:53:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Why are the liberal media and other liberal elites turning on the black Bill Cosby - while supporting the white Bill Clinton? The cries of racist double standards surrounding grand jury decisions in the case of Ferguson’s Michael Brown and Staten Island’s Eric Garner have been loud and clear. Coupled with movements protesting sexual assault on college campuses and in the American military, both of which have won much publicized support from President Obama, the contrast between the treatment of the black actor/comedian Cosby and the ongoing celebration of the white former President could not be more conspicuous. Like Cosby,...
  • Fiat Chrysler Must Buy Back Hundreds of Thousands of Ram Pickups

    07/27/2015 12:34:30 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    NBC/AP ^ | 07/27/2015 | Associated Press
    DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers hundreds of thousands of Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles -- the biggest such action in U.S. history -- as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls. The Italian-American automaker also faces a record civil fine of up to $105 million. In addition, owners of more than a million older Jeeps with vulnerable rear-mounted gas tanks will be able to trade them in or be paid by Chrysler to have the vehicles repaired. ~SNIP~ Vehicles eligible for buy-back offer...
  • Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Dropped by USOC

    07/27/2015 11:57:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    WBZ ^ | 7-27-15 | WBZ
    — The U.S. Olympic Committee has dropped Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, sources tells WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller.
  • Twitter Has Just 49 Black Employees And Jesse Jackson Is Mad

    07/27/2015 10:48:52 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | JULY 1, 2015 | BLAKE NEFF
    Out of Twitter’s 2,910 U.S. employees, only 49 (1.7 percent) are black, and that fact has black activists led by Rev. Jesse Jackson racing to condemn the company. Jackson, who has been pressuring tech companies for years to hire more blacks, told The Guardian black Americans are “becoming intolerant” of Twitter’s slow growth in diversity.
  • Obama Criticizes Tone of 2016 Presidential Debate

    07/27/2015 10:17:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07/27/15
    President Barack Obama delivered withering criticism of the 2016 presidential debate Monday, saying its tone was not worthy of voters. Obama zeroed in on comments by Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee to decry attention-grabbing "outrageous attacks that have become all too commonplace" in American politics. Obama described Huckabee's suggestion that a historic nuclear deal between Iran and world powers earlier this month was marching Israelis to the "door of the oven," as part of a "general pattern" that would be "considered ridiculous if it weren't so sad". Obama also took issue with Trump's "outrageous" comments about the...
  • Police: 7 dead, 34 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    07/27/2015 9:02:16 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 30 replies
    Seven people have been killed and at least 34 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon, police said. Most recently, a 16-year-old boy was shot to death Sunday evening in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
  • Ohio Cops Hunt 70 Juveniles In Late Night "Mob And Rob" Of Circle K

    07/27/2015 8:46:57 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 37 replies
    The smoking gun ^ | 7/27/15 | The smoking gun
    Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles. According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack. As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking lot like wild children.”
  • Video Shows Zoo Fence Jumper Petting Cougars

    07/26/2015 7:58:26 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 36 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/26/2015 | Sky News US Team
    A zoo in Ohio has pressed charges against a man who jumped a fence to pet cougars - then posted video of it on YouTube. Joshua Newell had his camera rolling when he leaped over the outer fence of the big cat enclosure at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The 35-year-old then began petting two adult cougars through a second fence as he said things like, "Kitty, kitty, kitty". The footage showed the animals appearing to enjoy the attention. Zoo officials called the video "alarming" and said it was fortunate that neither Newell nor the cougars were harmed. "Animal welfare...
  • Windows 10 Automatic Updates Start Causing Problems

    07/26/2015 7:55:23 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 131 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 25, 2015 | Gordon Kelly
    Last week Microsoft MSFT confirmed every Windows 10 update will mandatory and installed automatically. This was met with a hostile reception from Forbes readers with over 100 comments on my news article voicing their concern. And now some of those fears have been realised… With just four days left before launch, Windows 10’s policy of automatic updates has run into its first major problem and it is causing many PCs to stop working correctly.
  • Family: Teens' missing boat found overturned off Jacksonville

    07/26/2015 12:26:22 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 54 replies
    wpbf ^ | 7-24-15 | n/a
    JUPITER, Fla. —The family of one of the missing teen boaters told WPBF 25 Sunday afternoon that their overturned boat was found off Jacksonville. The fate of the teens is unknown. Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, both 14, were aboard a 19-foot white single-engine boat. The U.S. Coast Guard said the boat is being towed to Jacksonville. The teens were last seen around 1 p.m. Friday after buying $110 worth of fuel at The Jib. Perry and Austin left shore en route to the Bahamas. The disappearances were alerted to Tequesta police at about 5 p.m. Tequesta officers, along with...
  • Obama administration knew of Rolling Stone rape story before publication

    07/26/2015 11:57:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    The Obama administration disclosed Tuesday it first learned about Rolling Stone’s ill-fated story on campus rape in Sept. 2014, about two months before it was published, when reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely called seeking information on the government’s investigation of the University of Virginia’s handling of sexual assaults. The revelation from the Department of Education came the same day that a media watchdog group asked congressional oversight committees to start an investigation into what the administration may have known about the story before and after it was published and what it did to address the concerns raised in the article. “The...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    07/26/2015 11:13:08 AM PDT · by Faith · 9 replies
    July 26, 2015 | Faith
    Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, And His Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ”I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.” Isaiah 44: 6
  • Furious Coal CEO Lets It All Out: "Obama Is Nation's Great Destroyer"

    07/26/2015 8:38:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/26/15 | Tyler Durden
    "Currently, the coal industry accounts for 7% of the gross business product of the state, but our industry pays 60% of the business taxes in West Virginia," Murray said. "Oil and gas producers are not taxed to this extent. Relief must be given to the coal industry as our coal cannot compete with that from other states, all of which have lower coal severance taxes, or none at all."
  • 2 Teens missing off Jupiter

    07/26/2015 7:37:46 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 101 replies
    lid time ^ | 7-24-15 | Alex Crown
    Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for two missing 14-year-old boys in the vicinity of Jupiter. Austin Stephanos (left) and Perry Cohen (right), both 14, were reported missing after not returning from a fishing trip on Friday off the coast of Jupiter, Florida. They were last seen at approximately 1:30 p.m after purchasing $110 worth of fuel. Officials received a report that the boys had disappeared at about 5 p.m. after they didn’t return to shore at the expected time. The Coast Guard had covered about 5,300-square nautical miles by Saturday morning. The Palm Bay Sheriff’s Office is also providing...
  • “The Civil War never ended”: Jesse Jackson [ re the Confederate flag ]

    07/25/2015 6:54:46 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    Salon ^ | July 15, 2015 | DAVID MASCIOTRA
    “The Civil War never ended”: Jesse Jackson on the racist agenda that must come down with the Confederate flag"..Full Headline Since the homicidal evil named Dylann Roof claimed the lives of nine black worshipers in Charleston, South Carolina, the country has commissioned a conversation about racial harmony and diversity. The audible defeat in President Obama’s voice when he made yet another call for gun control to millions of deaf ears was an early signal of legislative dysfunction, and the political system’s inability to react meaningfully to crisis. Politics under the noxious regime of slavery and under the nominal promise of...
  • Dothan man charged after spiked formula sends baby to ICU

    07/25/2015 6:49:10 PM PDT · by boycott · 36 replies
    al.com ^ | 7-25-15 | Melissa Brown
    A 10-month-old baby is in intensive care after her uncle allegedly mixed her formula with alcohol, Dothan police said Friday. Dothan police charged Dontavian Lee McCree, 19, with felony torture child abuse after hospital staff discovered the baby had ingested alcohol. The Dothan Eagle reports the baby was admitted around 1:30 p.m. Thursday but her condition had improved by Friday. Police said McCree's sister left her daughter in his care while she went to work, but she noticed the baby was acting oddly when she returned. The baby was taken to the emergency room, where hospital staff called police. "There...
  • Bill Gates Admits Vaccines Are Used for Human Depopulation [Isaiah 24]

    07/25/2015 3:26:17 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 2010 | Philip Jonkers
    Bill Gates discusses vaccinations a tool for depopulation
  • A bold plan for Pope Francis, Bill Gates to save the world [Isaiah 24]

    07/25/2015 3:03:50 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 6/26/2014 | Paul B. Farrell
    Yes, Pope Francis may call Bill Gates, get Gates to bring together his friends, the 67 billionaires who are as rich as half the world, the poorest 3.5 billion. Or Gates may make the call. Doesn’t matter who puts the ball in action. Pope Francis needs help in his mission to save the global economy from the rapidly accelerating triple threat of climate change, hunger and inequality. Fortunately Gates has a track record here: Back in 2009 he called billionaires Buffett, Rockefeller, Soros, Bloomberg, Turner, Oprah and other philanthropists to a secret meeting in the Manhattan home of Sir Paul...
  • Video shows brawl at Denny’s

    07/25/2015 8:22:59 AM PDT · by digger48 · 93 replies
    wishtv ^ | July 24, 2015 | Stephanie Ballesteros
    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A video showing a brawl inside the Denny’s Restaurant on West Mercury Boulevard in Hampton, Virginia has already been shared over 2,000 times on Facebook. Hampton police said the fight broke out inside the Denny’s around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The video posted on Facebook starts with one man, punching another on the ground. A woman tries to break it apart, but the scuffle heads to the back booths and kitchen area. At one point, a man actually rips his shirt off and pushes the other fighters toward the door. More people get involved and try to...
  • Earthquake: 4.3 quake strikes near Fontana (Los Angeles)

    07/25/2015 7:05:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | 07/25/15
    A 4.3 earthquake was reported Saturday morning near Fontana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:54 a.m. The quake was felt over a wide area of the Inland Empire, Orange County and eastern Los Angeles County, according to the USGS. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury. According to the USGS, the epicenter was near the intersection of Sierra and Fontana avenues. It was followed by two small aftershocks.
  • Civilian guards ordered to leave [recruiting station] after one accidentally fires rifle

    07/25/2015 6:44:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/25/15 | Lane
    LANCASTER, Ohio (Tribune News Service) — The armed civilians who have been guarding a military recruitment center here are gone, ordered off the property after one of them accidentally discharged his rifle on Thursday. No one was injured. U.S. Properties Group Portfolio Four LLC, the owner of the shopping center near the River Valley Mall that includes the multi-branch military recruitment center, ordered the armed volunteers to leave just hours after the shot was fired. A Lancaster police officer delivered the order to several of them outside the Armed Services Career Center, saying, “God bless you,” but they had to...
  • Peanut Exec Who Intentionally Sold Salmonella-Tainted Peanuts Recommended for Life In Prison

    07/24/2015 5:51:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Korin Miller
    Prosecutors are recommending a sentence of life in prison for a peanut executive convicted in a deadly salmonella-poisoning case. Stewart Parnell, the former owner of Peanut Corporation of America, was convicted last September of knowingly selling truckloads of peanut butter contaminated with salmonella from his plant in Georgia to food processors.The recommendation for his sentencing, which a lawyer for one of the victims called “unprecedented,” was revealed on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. The contaminated peanut butter caused a salmonella outbreak that spanned 46 states and lasted from 2008 to 2009, sparking a massive recall by the Centers for Disease...
  • Brutal dictator's warning for NFL superstar Brett Favre

    07/24/2015 8:35:01 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 57 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | World Net Daily
    NFL quarterback Brett Favre was met with a wave of criticism after he failed to clap enthusiastically enough at the 2015 ESPY awards ceremony when transgender Bruce Jenner was given an award for “Courage” because of his efforts to become a woman named “Caitlyn.” Mocking the media campaign against Favre, historian Paul Kengor has made a comparison to the Soviet Union under dictator Joseph Stalin, where dissidents where told, “Never be the first one to stop clapping.”
  • Amazon shares surge 20 percent, market cap surpasses Wal-Mart

    07/24/2015 7:34:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/24/15 | Jacob Pramuk
    Amazon shares spiked in early trading Friday after the online retailer blew past quarterly earnings and revenue estimates, boosted by growth in the North American market and cloud computing segment. Shares rose 20 percent, giving the retailer a larger market capitalization than bricks-and-mortar behemoth Wal-Mart. The surge also generated a huge windfall for CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns 83,921,121 shares of the company. At Friday's early prices, his fortune rose some $8.05 billion—a gain that by itself would be enough to put him in the world's 200 richest people.
  • Opinion: The newest Obamacare fail: penalties of $36,500 per worker

    07/23/2015 5:06:16 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Hey, employers, don’t even think about reimbursing your workers’ health-insurance premiums. Beginning this month, the IRS can levy fines amounting to $100 per worker per day or $36,500 per worker per year, with a maximum of $500,000 per firm. This Internal Revenue Service penalty is not written into the Obamacare law. The amount is over 12 times the statutory amount in the Affordable Care Act of $3,000 per worker per year. That is what an employer is charged when one of its employees gets subsidized care on one of the health-care exchanges. It’s 18 times the $2,000 penalty for not...
  • Hillary: Even Open-Minded Whites Get Nervous Around Blacks In Hoodies

    07/23/2015 1:47:01 PM PDT · by freebilly · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/23/15 | Patrick Howley
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Thursday that even “open-minded” white people get nervous when they encounter a black male wearing a hoodie.
  • Man sentenced in sexual assault of 91-year-old Tempe woman

    07/23/2015 1:15:51 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 21 replies
    KFVS 12 ^ | 7/20/15 | Staff
    A man who pleaded guilty in the 2014 sexual assault of a 91-year-old woman in Tempe and several other crimes has been sentenced to 14 years in prison followed by 16 years of probation. Ekwunzie Job Owen Jr. was sentenced Monday by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge. Owen pleaded guilty March 11 to sexual assault, kidnapping and three counts of public sexual indecency.
  • Kerry: critics of Iran deal spinning 'fantasy,' urges approval (Mega gag alert!)

    07/23/2015 12:49:09 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/23/15 | By Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, telling skeptical lawmakers it would be fantasy to think the United States could simply "bomb away" Tehran's atomic know-how. Testifying before Congress for the first time since world powers reached the landmark accord with Iran last week, America's top diplomat was confronted head-on by Republican accusations that Iranian negotiators had “fleeced” and "bamboozled" him.
  • Glenn Beck Program Bans Any Talk Of Trump (Beck sides with the Establishment/Globalist)

    07/23/2015 11:39:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/23/15 | Betsy Rothstein
    No more Trump? Glenn Beck‘s program with Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere is taking HuffPost‘s stance on Donald Trump a giant step further — they’re going to pretend he doesn’t exist. “It’s the Glenn Beck Program with Pat & Stu, now 100% Trump Free, with 100% Less Trump,” Gray announced on Wednesday’s program. “I’m sick of it,” said Burguiere. “So we’re moving on. Can’t do another show.” Late last week, HuffPost declared that the site was moving the presidential frontrunner to its entertainment pages. Although they’re not entirely doing that.
  • Breaking: Discovery of ‘Habitable’ Earth-Like Planet Announced

    07/23/2015 11:38:14 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 80 replies
    observer.com ^ | 07/23/15 12:20pm | Robin Seemangal
    Breaking: Discovery of ‘Habitable’ Earth-Like Planet Announced The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute and planet hunters from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration have made a startling discovery while exploring the Milky Way Galaxy By Robin Seemangal | 07/23/15 12:20pm  Comment Artist’s concept depicts the earth-like planet Kepler-452b (NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle) The SETI Institute and NASA have confirmed the discovery of Kepler 452b, the most Earth-like planet ever encountered. Located in the Goldilocks zone of its host star, this planet would have “just the right” conditions to support liquid water and possibly even life. This extraordinary world was spotted by...
  • Commodities Collapsed Just Before The Last Stock Market Crash So Guess What Is Happening Right Now?

    07/23/2015 5:45:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 07/22/15 | Michael Snyder
    If we were going to see a stock market crash in the United States in the fall of 2015 (to use a hypothetical example), we would expect to see commodity prices begin to crash a few months ahead of time. This is precisely what happened just before the great financial crisis of 2008, and we are watching the exact same thing happen again right now. On Wednesday, commodities got absolutely pummeled, and at this point the Bloomberg Commodity Index is down a whopping 26 percent over the past twelve months. When global economic activity slows down, demand for raw materials...
  • China's Record Dumping Of US Treasuries Leaves Goldman Speechless(90 days $520 billion U.S. T-Bonds)

    07/23/2015 5:20:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/22/15 | Tyler Durden
    On Friday, alongside China's announcement that it had bought over 600 tons of gold in "one month", the PBOC released another very important data point: its total foreign exchange reserves, which declined by $17.3 billion to $3,694 billion. We explained all of his on Friday in "China Dumps Record $143 Billion In US Treasurys In Three Months Via Belgium", and frankly we have been surprised that this extremely important topic has not gotten broader attention. Then, to our relief, first JPM noticed. This is what Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, author of Flows and Liquidity had to say on the topic of China's...
  • Riverside Man Arrested for Allegedly Robbing Two 13-Year-Old Girls Operating Lemonade Stand

    07/22/2015 7:37:15 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 27 replies
    KTLA ^ | 7/16/15 | Tracy Bloom
    The girls, both 13 years old, were operating the stand in the area of Mountain View Street and Terra Vista Avenue about 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday when they were approached by the suspect, Santini Tate, a news release from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department stated. Tate told the girls he had no cash, but wanted a cup of lemonade. After the girls gave him one, he walked away. But within moments, the Riverside man turned around, pushed the stand over, grabbed their money box and then ran off, the release stated.
  • Pentagon Tells Military Recruiters ‘No Guns’ Allowed at Centers – “CLOSE THE BLINDS”

    07/22/2015 3:05:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/20/15 | Jim Hoft
    Pentagon Refuses to Arm Military Recruiters – Tells Them to “Close the Blinds” Army chief of staff Gen. Ray Odierno said on Friday he has no plans to arm recruiters or add security patrols to military recruitment centers in the wake of the Islamist terror attacks on unarmed, unguarded military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday. Odierno basically said he doesn’t trust his troops to handle their weapons properly. Also on Friday, the Marine Corps ordered recruiters to not wear their uniforms at work for ‘force protection.’ Today the Pentagon added this– Military recruiters are being told to “close the...
  • Report: Rupert Murdoch Wants Fox To 'Back Off The Trump Coverage'

    07/22/2015 2:39:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/22/15 | Sara Jerde
    upert Murdoch wants his top executive at Fox News to rein in the network's coverage of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, but the executive has so far refused to comply, according to a report published Wednesday. Gabe Sherman of New York magazine quoted an anonymous source who said that Murdoch has tried to get Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes to have the conservative news channel "back off the Trump coverage." The channel has covered Trump more than any other presidential candidate in the 2016 race, according to the report. And Murdoch has not hesitated to voice his dislike of the current...
  • Armed Marine vet standing guard outside recruiting center told to leave or he’ll be arrested

    07/22/2015 7:38:33 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 47 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/22/2015 | Tom Tillison
    A Marine veteran standing guard outside an Armed Forces Recruiting Center has been told he is no longer welcome and ordered off the property. Matthew Benack took up a sentry post outside the Center in Jacksonville, Fla., in response to the deadly attack on five members of the U.S. military last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., WNCT reported. Police said the vet was within his constitutional rights to have a loaded weapon outside the center as long as the unidentified property owner gave permission.
  • Russian Bombers Flew Within 40 Miles of N. California Coast

    07/22/2015 5:53:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/22/15 | Bill Gertz
    Tu-95 Bear bombers intercepted off Mendocino on day Putin calls Obama Two Russian nuclear bombers flew within 40 miles of the California coast and one of the pilots relayed a veiled threat during the Fourth of July aerial incident, defense officials said. “Good morning American pilots, we are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day,” a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber crew member stated over the emergency aircraft channel. Defense officials and the Colorado-based U.S. Northern Command said this week that two U.S. F-15 jets intercepted the Russian bombers on July 4 as they flew as close...