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  • How Donald Trump Broke Jeb Bush

    11/30/2015 5:19:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 1 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/30/15 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    Jeb was supposed to be the guy who could win the election because he could win Hispanics. And then Trump turned that asset into an albatross. In jujutsu, one uses an opponent's weight against him. And, in the version most often seen in politics, a candidate turns his opponent's strength into a weakness. In political jujutu, assets can become liabilities. In 1992, Bill Clinton faced off against George H.W. Bush. The latter had been a Congressman, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, chairman of the Republican National Committee, special envoy to China, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Vice...
  • Move Over Clock Boy, Meet Dandelion Boy

    11/30/2015 5:14:06 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    14-year-old "Clock Boy" Ahmed Mohamed has nothing on 5-year-old "Dandelion Boy" Drew Johnson. Hands down, Johnson is the real victim of our politically correct culture. Clock Boy has achieved global notoriety on par with Cecil the lion whereas few Americans have heard the story of Dandelion Boy: Indiana kindergartner Drew Johnson of Cumberland Elementary School. Today I'll utilize Dandelion Boy's story to explain a trend in American public schools and playgrounds that threatens your child's long-term psychological development. Johnson is now a freshman in high school, but several years ago he was on the front lines of what is today...
  • Whisper Campaigns and "Zipper Problems": How Jeb Bush's Allies Tried - and Failed - to Stop Marco

    11/30/2015 5:11:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 11/30/15 | McKay Coppins
    Whisper Campaigns and "Zipper Problems": How Jeb Bush's Allies Tried - and Failed - to Stop Marco Rubio. An adaption from the forthcoming book, The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House. On the night of the 2010 midterm elections, a portly, silver-haired Jeb Bush stood on a stage in the courtyard of Miami's luxe Biltmore Hotel, appearing to choke back tears. The beloved former governor of Florida was there to introduce the young conservative insurgent who had just pulled off a remarkable underdog victory in the U.S. Senate race. "Bushes...
  • Boy, 10, gets 2 deer with one bullet on first hunt

    11/30/2015 5:07:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    WBAY-TV ^ | November 27, 2015
    WISCONSIN (WBAY) -- Every hunter remembers their first buck and the story of how they got it. But a 10-year-old boy from Wisconsin had a rare experience that some may call beginner's luck. "I wanted to go hunting this year because I really wanted a deer," said 10-year-old Kyler Verbeten. Kyler went out hunting Sunday with his dad, with his gun for the first time. "This squirrel kept distracting me, so I kept watching the squirrel," said Kyler. "The squirrel was just jumping from tree to tree, everything. It was just doing weird stuff." Kyler and his dad eventually saw...
  • South Korea’s rapid weapons exports expansion causes strains with U.S.

    11/30/2015 5:05:22 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Asahi Shimbun ^ | November 26, 2015 | YOSHIHIRO MAKINO
    SEOUL--South Korea has increased its weapons exports more than 12-fold over the past decade, triggering friction with the United States because much of the technology involved originated there, sources say. It was stopped from selling the T-50 advanced trainer aircraft to Uzbekistan this year, according to a source knowledgeable about South Korea-U.S. relations. "The United States did not want the technology to go to a nation that once belonged to the Soviet Union," the source said. The T-50 is among the more popular South Korean defense systems and is manufactured by Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI). The company is seeking...
  • Palestinian Terror During “Peace”-The deadliest Jihad-at the peak of the “peace process”

    11/30/2015 5:02:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Joseph Puder
    Palestinian Terror During "Peace" The deadliest Jihad -- at the peak of the "peace process." November 30, 2015 Joseph Puder While the western world expressed its solidarity with France following the November 13, 2015 Paris terror attack by Islamic State local affiliates, few expressed similar sympathy and support for what Israelis have had to endure from Palestinian-Islamist terror in recent weeks, and for almost a century. It began with the anti-Jewish Palestinian-Arab terrorist riots of the 1920's, and continued with the Arab Revolt (1936-1939), which was typified by terror attacks of Palestinian-Arabs against Palestinian-Jews (the Yeshuv, the Jews of...
  • Air Force returns to supersonic jet age (Philippines)

    11/30/2015 5:00:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | November 27th, 2015 | Julie M. Aurelio
    The military is planning to utilize its newly acquired FA-50 fighter jets in several air bases in the country in a bid to bring back the “supersonic jet age” of the Philippine Air Force (PAF). Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said they are eyeing air bases in Pampanga, Zambales and Palawan where the new FA-50 lead-in fighter trainer jets from South Korea will be making their home. These are the Basa Air Base in Floridablanca, Pampanga, in Subic Bay, Zambales, and the Antonio Bautista Air Base in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Two FA-50 lead-in fighter trainer jets bought from the Korea...
  • Why Did the Terrorist Cross the Border?-And what did he do after he entered?

    11/30/2015 4:59:48 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Michael Cutler
    Why Did the Terrorist Cross the Border? And what did he do after he entered? November 30, 2015 Michael Cutler The obvious short answer to the question that serves as the title for my commentary is, "to carry out an attack." However, unlike football players who need to simply carry the ball into the end zone or baseball players who have to cross home plate in order to score, aliens engaged in terrorism must, after entering, find a way to hide in plain sight as they go about their deadly preparations without being identified and without being interfered with...
  • This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!

    11/30/2015 4:58:23 AM PST · by all the best · 2 replies
    Oklahoma Wesleyan University ^ | Dr. Everett Piper
    This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt “victimized” by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love! In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable. I’m not making this up. Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic! Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims! Anyone who dares challenge them...
  • Did New Jersey Muslims Celebrate on 9/11?

    11/30/2015 4:57:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Danusha V. Goska
    Did New Jersey Muslims Celebrate on 9/11? The facts and the eyewitness. November 30, 2015 Danusha V. Goska On November 21st, 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said to supporters in Birmingham, Alabama, "Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down." Trump's assertion sparked a national verbal wrestling match. Mainstream media and cultural leaders rushed to insist that no American Muslims celebrated 9-11. George Stephanopoulos dismissed accounts as mere "internet rumor." Snopes' Kim LaCapria...
  • No, Mr. President -- Values Are Not Universal

    11/30/2015 4:52:48 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | P. David Hornik
    No, Mr. President -- Values Are Not Universal The telling example of Palestinian death cult. November 30, 2015 P. David Hornik "An attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share," was what President Obama called the Paris terror attack. As commentators have pointed out, it's unfortunately not so; Western values, even including the sanctity of life, are not shared by all of humanity and do not necessarily prevail in some parts of the world. Here in Israel, where we've been under an assault variously dubbed the Knives Intifada or the Children's Intifada for two months, it's...
  • COP 21 climate change summit: 'Never have the stakes been so high'

    11/30/2015 4:43:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    CNN (Clymer News Network) ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Brumfield
    The United States recognizes its role in contributing to climate change and its responsibility to address it, U.S. President Barack Obama said.... Shortly afterward, French President Francois Hollande acknowledged the magnitude of both events. "France is receiving 150 heads of state," the President said. "Never have the stakes been so high because this is about the future of the planet, the future of life. And yet two weeks ago, here in Paris itself, a group of fanatics was sowing the seeds of death in the streets."
  • The United States of Injustice

    11/30/2015 4:42:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The leftist catchphrase "No Justice, No Peace" is something of a rarity in the progressive phrasebook because it contains a hint of truth. You cannot have a peaceful society without justice an unjust society teeters on the edge of chaos, held in place only by the force deployed by the elite at its head. But thanks to the mindless quest for power by liberals, who heedlessly sacrifice justice for short term advantage, we are fundamentally transforming from a just society into something very different and very dangerous.A just society is one in which outcomes tend toward those commonly understood to...
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show November 30 2015.

    11/30/2015 4:42:50 AM PST · by GregB · 1 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • IDF shoots firebomb terrorist dead in the act

    11/30/2015 4:33:34 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/26/2015
    A 19-year-old Palestinian Arab terrorist was shot dead on Thursday by IDF forces according to Palestinian Authority (PA) medics, as he was in the process of hurling a firebomb at Israeli cars in Judea. -snip- A spokeswoman for the IDF said Jawabrah had "a lit Molotov cocktail in hand" and was attempting to hurl it at Israeli cars, in a potentially life threatening attack.
  • Madness: Amid Refugee Crisis, EU Willing to Fast-Track Turkish Membership

    11/30/2015 4:30:50 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-29-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is one happy man. The reason is that the European Union is set to give in to every single one of his country's demands in order to do something about the refugee crisis. The EU wants Turkey to stem the refugee flow into Europe by taking care of them in Turkey. In return, Turkey wants 3 billion euros (around $3.2 billion US) in extra aid, visa-free traveling for Turks in EU-countries, and a re-launch of EU-accession talks. In other words: Turkey demands fast-track membership: "Today is a historic day in our accession process to the...
  • Bill Clinton ‘tried to seduce’ Jackie Kennedy [Hildabeast made him take HIV test]

    11/30/2015 4:06:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Page Six ^ | 11/29/15
    In their new book “Bill & Hillary: So This Is That Thing Called Love,” from Blood Moon Productions, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince claim that due to Bill Clinton’s reputed prolific philandering, Hillary once demanded that he be tested for HIV, since “he favored unprotected sex.”The book claims both Clintons were relieved that the results were negative.Among other bizarre allegations in the exhaustive and highly unauthorized examination of the Clintons’ political lives, from their Arkansas days to today, is that Bill had the hots for former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
  • Ted Cruz Mocks Media for Planned Parenthood Shooter Coverage

    11/30/2015 4:03:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/29/15 | Betsy Woodruff
    The senator laughed off suggestions that the man who killed three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood was affiliated with either party—and advised against blame while the facts are still uncertain. During a campaign stop on Sunday,Ted Cruz rejected  preliminary reports suggesting that the pro-life movement bears some responsibility for a shooting at a  Colorado Planned Parenthood - and mocked the reactionary nature on both sides of the political spectrum.“The media promptly wants to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there’s very little evidence to indicate that,” Cruz told reporters, according to a report from The...
  • Suspected 19-year-old burglar stuck in Huron home’s chimney dies after residents light fire

    11/30/2015 3:54:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 11/29/15 | Rory Appleton
    Authorities Sunday night identified the man who became stuck in the chimney of a Huron home during a botched burglary attempt and died after the homeowner lit a fire in the fireplace.Tony Botti, spokesman for the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, said the man identified by the county coroner was 19-year-old Cody Caldwell. The cause of death was smoke inhalation and burns, Botti said.Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Pursell said deputies received a 911 call to the 16000 block of West Gale Avenue just before 3 p.m. Saturday. After lighting a fire, the male homeowner heard screams coming from somewhere inside the house....
  • Carr: Donald Feeds Crow To PC Crowd And Old Gray Lady

    11/30/2015 3:46:03 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 12 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | November 29 | Howie Carr
    So this contretemps all started when Trump said Muslims in Jersey City celebrated the genocidal 9/11 attack by their co-religionists. Not true, the grandees and dandies sniffed, until it turned out that multiple newspaper stories and radio reports backed up Trump. So the powers that be had to knuckle the original reporter to issue a correction to his own story — 14 years later. Trump then made sport of the reporter’s disability — and I’m certainly not going to defend that. But see how far afield we’ve gotten from the original tempest in a teapot. Forget 9/11, Trump is mean...
  • The Pathology of the Professors

    11/30/2015 3:42:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/30/15 | Michael Austin
    It is being claimed a new civil rights era, a stand for social justice against oppression buried deep in some of America’s most privileged bastions. Three weeks ago, the president of the University of Missouri system resigned over charges that he had not taken seriously enough allegations of systemic racism permeating his campuses. At Yale, both the university’s president and the African-American dean of Yale College have capitulated to student demands for sensitivity training, expanded minority programs and courses, and have offered abject public apologies for “failing” Yale’s black students over similar assertions of racial bias on campus, including an...
  • As Cruz gains, GOP senators rally for Rubio

    11/30/2015 3:39:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/30/15 | Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim
    The idea of Cruz as the nominee makes fellow GOP senators shudder. Ted Cruz has built his Senate career and presidential campaign on his willingness to stick it to the Republican establishment. And now that he’s gaining momentum in the primary, his many GOP nemeses in Congress are returning the favor by quietly coalescing behind Marco Rubio. Senior Republican senators who’ve clashed with Cruz for years have had nothing but nice things to say about Rubio even as he's dissed — and largely ditched — his day job in the Capitol. Just this month, Rubio has racked up endorsements from...
  • Planned Parenthood Exec Blames 'Hateful Language, Hateful Speech' [but not industrial infanticide]

    11/30/2015 3:37:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/30/15 | Susan Jones
    Politicians and others who speak about what taxpayer-supported Planned Parenthood does are contributing to a "negative environment" that encourages some people to target the abortion provider, a Planned Parenthood executive said on Sunday."We've experienced so much hateful language, hateful speech," Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain CEO Vicki Cowart told ABC's "This Week" with Martha Raddatz. "Such a negative environment has been created around the work that Planned Parenthood does, around the idea of safe and legal abortion."And we've seen that across the country from all sorts of speakers in the last few months. I can't believe that this isn't contributing to...
  • Vladimir Putin Will Not Meet Turkish President Erdogan at Paris Climate Conference: Kremlin

    11/30/2015 3:36:17 AM PST · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    NDTV ^ | November 30, 2015 16:26 IST
    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the climate conference in Paris, the Kremlin said today, as a dispute rages over Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane. "No meeting with Erdogan is planned," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, after the Turkish leader called for a meeting with Putin at the summit to discuss the shooting down of the plane on the Syria-Turkish border.
  • A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking Illinois

    11/30/2015 3:35:25 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 28, 2015 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    The richest man in Illinois does not often give speeches. But on a warm spring day two years ago, Kenneth C. Griffin, the billionaire founder of one of the world's largest hedge funds, rose before a black-tie dinner of the Economic Club of Chicago to deliver an urgent plea to the city's elite. They had stood silently, Mr. Griffin told them, as politicians spent too much and drove businesses and jobs from the state. They had refused to help those who would take on the reigning powers in the Illinois Capitol. "It is time for us to do something," he...
  • Clinton Appoints Ex-Congressman Who Blamed Defeat on Jews to ‘Leadership Team’

    11/30/2015 3:32:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/30/15 | Alana Goodman
    Hillary Clinton has appointed to her leadership team a former congressman who blamed his defeat on “Jewish interests” and the “Jewish media,” her campaign announced earlier this month.The Clinton campaign named Earl Hilliard, Sr., who served in Congress from 1992 to 2002, as part of her 60-member Alabama leadership team on Nov. 20.Hilliard, who lost to then-Democrat Artur Davis in 2002, was considered one of Israel’s most vocal opponents in Congress. Davis, a staunch supporter of Israel who became a Republican in 2012, had the backing of groups such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Anti-Defamation League in...
  • Obama Regulators Inflate Consumers' Bank Complaints

    11/30/2015 3:31:03 AM PST · by expat_panama · 4 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/27/2015 | Editorial
    Regulation: A consumer complaint portal launched earlier this year by the Obama regime to solicit anonymous, unverified gripes against banks is riddled with errors and practically unreliable. We warned as much. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau documents reveal the out-of-control agency is larding a first-of-its-kind national Consumer Complaint Database with bogus accusations against financial lenders. Over 1 in 4 of the publicly posted complaints are incorrect, according to an in-depth report by American Banker magazine. "More than 25% of the time, it turned out that the data we were looking at didn't really pan out, or it was just incorrect in...
  • WAPO'S Gerson: Time To Confront Not Just Trump But His Followers As Well

    11/30/2015 3:15:52 AM PST · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” op-ed columnist for The Washington Post Michael Gerson said it’s time to “confront” GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and his followers.

    11/30/2015 3:07:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Danusha V. Goska
    On November 21st, 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said to supporters in Birmingham, Alabama, "Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down."
  • Amazon shows off new prototype delivery drone

    11/30/2015 2:57:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    CNET ^ | 11/29/15 | Steven Musil
    Amazon is offering a closer look at the drones it plans to use to eventually deliver customers' packages, nearly two years to the day after the Internet retailer first teased us with its ambitions for the unmanned aerial vehicles. In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday (embedded below), Amazon showed off a new prototype drone it hopes to use to deliver small packages to customers in fewer than 30 minutes. Unlike a previous demonstration offered by Amazon that showed packages being carried below the drone, the new video shows the prototype accepting a package into its fuselage before delivery.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - November 30, 2015

    11/30/2015 2:51:42 AM PST · by sneakers · 8 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up for a monthly fee. Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the auto-renew option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Debbie's Dilemma: Democrats Drenched in Debt

    11/30/2015 2:27:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11/27/15 | Nancy Smith
    As the fight to control the U.S. Senate intensifies, the Democratic National Committee finds it has a money problem -- as in, not enough of it. The DNC is now $2.2 million in debt. The committee that Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz chairs disclosed last week it spent $5.25 million in the past month but only brought in $4.45 million in contributions. It ended the reporting period with just $4.7 million in cash on hand. Compare that to the $6.9 million in debts it owes. Including a $2 million loan from union-owned Amalgamated Bank, the debt grew this month from...
  • Erdogan more isolated than ever on Syria

    11/30/2015 1:25:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | November 29, 2015
    Erdogan more isolated than ever on Syria Erdogan’s "feel good moment" backfires The most notable consequence so far of Turkey’s shooting down a Russian fighter Nov. 24 has been a possible opening for a deepening of Russia’s cooperation with the US-led coalition against the Islamic State and a free fall in Turkish-Russian relations. Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande agreed Nov. 26 to share information about targets in Syria and to strike “only terrorists.” Putin added that Russia is “ready to cooperate” with the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition. Credit for the inspired diplomacy of turning crisis into...
  • Shooting at Planned Parenthood Adds to Challenges for Congress

    11/30/2015 12:10:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 29, 2015 | Jackie Calmes
    Even as the authorities say they remain uncertain what precisely led a gunman to attack a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs on Friday, a comment attributed to the suspect by a senior law enforcement official -- "no more baby parts" -- fed directly into an already high-pitched controversy over Planned Parenthood and its practices. The phrase was an eerie echo of language used by politicians here and in many state capitals since an anti-abortion group began releasing its undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing possible donations of fetal tissue for medical research. [Snip] Five congressional committees have been...
  • Trump and His Fans Are Stuck Inside a Feedback Loop

    11/30/2015 12:09:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 29, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    On Meet the Press this morning, Donald Trump insisted that: he was "100 percent right" when he said he saw thousands of Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, even though fact-checkers have debunked his assertion. In a phone interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Trump said he has heard from "hundreds of people that agree" that there were televised Muslim celebrations of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, which he used as evidence to show his remarks were true. "I saw it. So many people saw it," said Trump, who, in the...
  • Suspect in quadruple murder of KY family pleads not guilty

    11/30/2015 12:00:20 AM PST · by Paul R. · 1 replies
    Pascasio Y. Pacheco Arellano, 21, of Mayfield, Ky. is charged with burglary 1st degree, four counts of murder, arson 1st degree, and tampering with physical evidence. Arellano is a relative to the family, two adults and two small children, who were found dead after a house fire on Nov. 17. According to the family, he is Bulmaro Arellano's nephew.
  • Seaworthiness of New Destroyer Under Scrutiny

    11/29/2015 11:24:59 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 30, 2015 | David Sharp
    Bath, Maine — The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable. The Navy will soon learn how this modern take on the “tumblehome” hull holds up when the first-in-class Zumwalt heads out to sea in December for builder trials in the rough-and-tumble North Atlantic. Amy Lent, of the Maine Maritime Museum, which works closely with the shipyard, said taxpayers...
  • Russia hits back at Turkey by changing Syria 'game'

    11/29/2015 10:04:41 PM PST · by Mariner · 54 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 29th, 2015 | Zeina Khodr
    Russia is striking back after a "stab in the back by an accomplice to terrorists" by changing the "game" in Syria. Moscow's retaliation is not just about severing economic and diplomatic ties. It is pursuing a policy that could tie Turkey's hands in Syria. Ankara never received international backing for a safe zone across its border, but Russia has now ruled that out. The deployment of S-400 anti-air missiles means Russia has effectively imposed a no-fly zone over Syria. And now, Moscow seems to be moving closer to a group that has been the US-led coalition's main ground force in...
  • The Latest: Obama Visits Site of Paris Concert Attack

    11/29/2015 9:41:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 29, 2015
    President Barack Obama has paid a late-night tribute to those killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris two weeks ago, shortly after his arrival for climate talks in the French capital. The American president's motorcade went straight from Orly Airport on Sunday to the famed French concert hall, the Bataclan, site of the worst bloodshed when the terrorists struck on Nov. 13.
  • Hamas's Haniyeh says 'intifada' changed the 'equation'

    11/29/2015 9:37:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/15 | Dalit Halevy
    Deputy Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday once again praised the current terror wave against Israelis, which Hamas calls the “Al-Quds Intifada”, referring to it as "the greatest strategic development in the region" in recent years. Speaking at a conference of religious leaders in Gaza, Haniyeh said the “intifada” has "changed the equations for anyone who believed that the time for the intifada was over, because the struggle and the intifada are not over and our people have the power to impose other equations." He added that the intifada succeeded in less than two months in pulling the rug from...
  • U.S. Urges Turkey to Seal Border

    11/29/2015 9:14:23 PM PST · by fluorescence · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | Adam Entous, Gordon Lubold, and Dion Nissenbaum
    The Obama administration is pressing Turkey to deploy thousands of additional troops along its border with Syria to cordon off a 60-mile stretch of frontier that U.S. officials say is used by Islamic State to move foreign fighters in and out of the war zone. The U.S. hasn’t officially requested a specific number of soldiers. Pentagon officials estimated that it could take as many as 30,000 to seal the border on the Turkish side for a broader humanitarian mission. Cordoning off just one section alone could take 10,000 or more, one official estimated. It’s unclear how Turkey will respond. Turkish...
  • GOP establishment to back Hillary if Trump nominee

    11/29/2015 8:19:03 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 151 replies
    WND ^ | 11/29/2015 | JOE KOVACS
    'They want a puppet that they can control, Donald will never be that person' Although Donald Trump has signed a pledge to support the Republican Party's nominee, that doesn't mean the party's establishment will support him, should he win the GOP presidential nod. A report by the Hill suggests the big money Republican donors are actually looking to support Hillary Clinton for commander in chief if Trump is at the top of the GOP ticket. Yes, the Democrat Hillary Clinton could be getting millions of dollars from Republicans. The website says: "In conversations over the past month, GOP establishment donors...
  • US Air Force Might Buy 72 new upgraded F-15 2040C or upgraded F-16 Fighter Jets

    11/29/2015 8:12:51 PM PST · by Mariner · 54 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | November 29th, 2015 | brian wang
    The U.S. Air Force might buy 72 upgraded F-15, F-16 or even F-18 fighter aircraft due to low F-35 production rates and the high cost of the F-35. The U.S. Air Force “is struggling to afford 48 F-35s a year” for the first years of full-rate production a senior Air Force officer told Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. Full rate-production is slated to begin in 2019 and the U.S. Air Force wants to buy 60 planes in 2020, and 80 F-35 per year after that. This year, the Air Force is to receive 28 F-35s, whereas in 2016 the number...
  • University of Chicago Closes Campus After Online Threat

    11/29/2015 7:44:10 PM PST · by kristinn · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sunday, November 29, 2015 | Dean Schabner
    The University of Chicago has canceled all classes and activities at its Hyde Park campus after being warned by the FBI of an online threat of gun violence there. In an alert sent out to the campus community, university president Robert Zimmer said FBI counterterrorism officials said the threat, posted by an unknown individual, specifically mentioned "'the campus quad' on Monday morning at 10 a.m." "Based on the FBI's assessment of this threat and recent tragic events at other campuses across the country, we have decided in consultation with federal and local law enforcement officials, to exercise caution by canceling...
  • How The Abortion Rights Movement Is Going To Turn Colorado Into A Rallying Cry

    11/29/2015 7:42:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 29, 2015 | Evan McMorris-Santoro and Tarini Parti
    WASHINGTON — This week, abortion rights activists are going to use tough language and modern political tactics to make the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Friday into a political moment they say will put abortion opponents on the defensive after a year that has seen them score a number of political victories against legal and accessible abortion. That means abortion rights supporters using the word “terrorism” to describe what happened in Colorado Springs. That means confronting pro-life Republicans and asking them about what activists call “a culture of violence” directed toward abortion providers. And that means trying...
  • ‘Oxygen for jihadists’: ISIS-smuggled oil flows through Turkey to intl markets – Iraqi MP

    11/29/2015 7:41:46 PM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 29 Nov, 2015 | Unattributed
    Terroist group Islamic State earns millions of dollars selling oil on the black market in Turkey, Iraqi MP and former national security adviser, Mowaffak al Rubaie told RT. He also revealed that wounded terrorists are being treated in Turkish hospitals. “In the last eight months ISIS has managed to sell ... $800 million dollars worth of oil on the black market of Turkey. This is Iraqi oil and Syrian oil, carried by trucks from Iraq, from Syria through the borders to Turkey and sold ...[at] less than 50 percent of the international oil price,” Mowaffak al Rubaie said in an...
  • Victims of Colorado Springs shooting attack identified ( Records are now SEALED)

    11/29/2015 7:34:55 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 119 replies
    www.wptv.com ^ | 11-29-15 | AP
    <p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.</p> <p>A friend says of one of the three people who died in a shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic was an Iraq War veteran who had recently left the military.</p>
  • Russian strikes kill 18, wound dozens, according to Syrian opposition

    11/29/2015 7:33:27 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 6 replies
    Fox News AP ^ | November 29, 2015 | Staff
    Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 civilians and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes struck the town of Ariha, killing at least 18 people, including four children, and wounding dozens more. The Local Coordination Committees, an activist collective, said the airstrikes struck a busy market, inflicting heavy casualties. The Observatory, which relies on a network of activists inside Syria, said the airstrike destroyed three buildings in the center of Ariha. Ariha...
  • Edmonton Eskimos win 103rd Grey Cup over Ottawa RedBlacks

    11/29/2015 7:02:23 PM PST · by Loyalist · 23 replies
    Global TV ^ | November 29, 2015
    WINNIPEG — The Edmonton Eskimos have won their first CFL championship title since 2005 by beating the Ottawa RedBlacks 26-20 in the 103rd Grey Cup presented by Shaw. Edmonton took a six-point lead with less than four minutes left in the game as Jordan Lynch broke into the endzone with a one-yard quarterback sneak. The Eskimos added a two-point convert following the touchdown. The RedBlacks sat in front 19-18 following three quarters of play thanks to a 33-yard Chris Milo field goal.
  • CalPERS may lower its return target; taxpayers may have to contribute more

    11/29/2015 6:52:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 18 November 2015 | Melody Petersen
    xperts have warned for years that the state's largest public pension plan has overestimated how much its investments will earn, leaving taxpayers to pay billions of dollars more than expected. Now the board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System is reconsidering. As soon as Wednesday, the fund's board could approve a plan that would slowly reduce to 6.5% the current 7.5% it says it expects to earn on its investments. For taxpayers, that seemingly small change is significant. Consider the average California Highway Patrol officer who now earns $105,000. Taxpayers currently contribute $47,000 a year for that officer's pension....