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  • What Ted Cruz would be risking by running for president in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/30/2014 | Philip Klein
    With his frequent trips to the early primary states and recent staff changes, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., is looking increasingly like somebody intending to run for president in 2016 — and it's easy to see why he would be tempted to do so. The next Republican race is going to be wide open, with no clear frontrunner, and the limited polling that exists on 2016 suggests Cruz would be starting out right in the mix with other candidates. If he declines to run and a Republican goes on to win the presidency, the earliest he'd be able to try would...
  • Reporter: White House Aide Told Me Not To Talk To Crowd At Michelle Obama Campaign Event

    09/30/2014 2:10:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic
    CBS-DC ^ | 9-30-14
    Wisconsin’s tense race for governor got some political star power Monday, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie urging Republicans to step up their support for a potential presidential rival, Scott Walker. First lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile, campaigned for former state commerce secretary Mary Burke. Christie and Walker sidestepped any talk of a 2016 nomination fight against each other. “He would do good at any executive position he wanted to pursue,” Christie said of Walker. “I know this much — because I’ve spoken to him about it — he’s not interested in anything beyond November 4th and neither am I. Whatever...
  • Five Forces that Will Shape the 21st Century

    09/30/2014 1:58:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Peter Morici
    resident Obama recently proclaimed climate change, more than any issue, will define the contours of the 21st Century. Powerful men searching for legacy often evoke grand challenges and personal solutions, but climate change is only one of several forces that will make civilization different 100 years from now. 1. Challenges to Democracy In the 19th and 20th Centuries, democracies embracing free markets outperformed more autocratic and collectivist societies. However, over the last 60 years, majority rule in the West has fashioned government policies that redistribute income indiscriminately, displace investments in infrastructure and technology, and slow growth. China—albeit with shortcomings—has created...
  • Somalis say: Show us the money

    09/30/2014 1:53:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9-30-14 | Scott Johnson
    We’ve got a problem in the Twin Cities that is based in our large and still growing population of Somali immigrants. Somalis have been immigrating to Minnesota for more than twenty years now. They have taken advantage of all the services that our state and local institutions offer. They have been welcomed with open arms, in Minnesota’s characteristic style. Yet Minnesota’s Somali community — a/k/a “Minnesotans” — is the most fertile ground in the United States for the recruitment of terrorists by foreign terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle East. We are concerned that they may choose to return...
  • The Unwisdom Of Solomon

    09/30/2014 1:52:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    Tee-hee; snicker-snicker. Look at those right-wing clodhoppers scrambling for cover. Yes, sir, Highland Park High School, in Dallas, having "reassessed" seven maligned literary classics -- among them, the never-to-be-forgotten "The Art of Racing in the Rain" and "The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" -- restored them to its approved reading list, local bigots and prudes notwithstanding. (A local bigot is someone who suspects John Milton may be a greater writer than Stephen King.) What a field day for those, um, intellectuals who specialize in ridiculing parents rude enough to question the grounding of high school students' literary...
  • Government Funds Lawyers for Immigrant Kids

    09/30/2014 1:49:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 30, 2014 | By AMY TAXIN
    The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration. Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services' said it is the first time the office that oversees programs for unaccompanied immigrant children will provide money for direct legal representation. The grants to two organizations are part of a bigger $9 million project that aims to provide lawyers to 2,600 children.
  • Presidential Proclamation --- National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2014

    09/30/2014 1:45:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The White House ^ | September 30, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Domestic violence affects every American. It harms our communities, weakens the foundation of our Nation, and hurts those we love most. It is an affront to our basic decency and humanity, and it must end. During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we acknowledge the progress made in reducing these shameful crimes, embrace the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse, and recognize that more work remains until every individual is able to live free from fear. Last month, our Nation marked the 20th anniversary of the...
  • Holder Demonized State Attempts to Ensure Honest Elections

    09/30/2014 1:45:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 30, 2014 | Ken Blackwell & Edwin Meese III
    Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday, leaves a dismal legacy at the Justice Department, but one of his legal innovations was especially pernicious: the demonizing of state attempts to ensure honest elections. As a former U.S. attorney general under President Reagan, and a former Ohio secretary of state, we would like to say something that might strike some as obvious: Those who oppose photo voter-ID laws and other election-integrity reforms are intent on making it easier to commit vote fraud. That conclusion is inescapable, given the well-established evidence that voter-ID laws don't disenfranchise minorities or reduce...
  • CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    09/30/2014 1:44:05 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 103 replies
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States. This story is developing. Please check back for further updates
  • The Best Interest of the Dog

    09/30/2014 1:43:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The supposed standard for child custody in family courts is the "best interest of the child." The Vermont supreme court has now extended that to the best interest of the dog. Daniel and Laura were divorcing, and the issue before the court was custody of their beloved 11-year-old German wirehaired pointer dog, Belle. Both had strong emotional ties to Belle and a record of good care. While awaiting court judgment, they made a temporary agreement to share time with the dog. Previously, a dog was considered property to be allocated like other tangible assets such as a house and car....
  • Obama administration program to give refugee status to Central American minors

    09/30/2014 1:39:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9-30-14 | JIM KUHNHENN
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  • National Review Writer: Women Who Have Abortions Should Be Hanged

    09/30/2014 1:18:59 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 57 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | Tue Sep 30 2014
    Kevin Williamson, a correspondent for National Review, suggested Monday that women who have abortions should be hanged. Williamson's tweet came in a back-and-forth on twitter that started with Williamson's piece criticizing a blog post by actress and director Lena Dunham on why women should vote. The key part of the exchange was captured by Charles Johnson of the blog Little Green Footballs. Here is the exchange:
  • U.S. Law Enforcement Seeks to Halt Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data

    09/30/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 8 replies
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  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

    09/30/2014 1:05:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 3:56 PM EDT | Don Thompson
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill making California the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat. Brown announced the bill signing Tuesday. It was proposed by several Democrats and responds to a deadly rampage in May near the University of California, Santa Barbara. …
  • North Korean foreign minister begins 10-day Russia visit

    09/30/2014 1:04:59 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    the Guardian ^ | Sept. 30, 2014 | Shaun Walker
    North Korea’s foreign minister has arrived in Moscow at the start of a 10-day visit, with a bilateral agenda that includes “fighting the heroisation of Nazism”, road safety and Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. Ri Su-yong will meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on Wednesday before embarking on an odyssey around Russia’s far-eastern regions aimed at boosting economic cooperation between the two countries.
  • Business organizations sign letter against Louisville Metro minimum wage hike

    09/30/2014 1:02:16 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 8 replies
    WDRB.com (Louisville) ^ | Monday, September 29, 2014 3:29 PM EDT | Staff
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Several business-related associations stand against a Metro Council proposal to raise the minimum wage. In a joint statement, they say it "exceeds Council authority" and is "bad policy." The statement - sent to media outlets today - was signed by nearly 20 groups including the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Restaurant Association, and Greater Louisville, Inc. In it, they say an increase would put local businesses at a competitive disadvantage and lead to job losses. The proposal would raise the wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour over a three-year period. Last week, Louisville Mayor...
  • Police in hunt for Pennsylvania trooper ambush suspect find pipe bombs

    09/30/2014 12:59:34 PM PDT · by dware · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.30.2014 | AP
    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. – State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper say they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt. Lt. Col. George Bivens said Tuesday the pipe bombs were fully functional and could have been set off by either a trip wire or fuse, but appear to be among items that were hastily discarded.
  • Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes

    09/30/2014 12:51:59 PM PDT · by illiac · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9/30/14 | Josh Rogin
    The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs. Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the moderate rebels the Obama administration says are America’s “boots on the ground,” according to two opposition leaders. They are asking the Obama administration to please coordinate with them in the future before America bombs its only allies in Syria. Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been...
  • The History and Danger of Administrative Law [Imprimis]

    09/30/2014 12:49:29 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 3 replies
    Imprimis Hillsdale College ^ | September 2014 | Philip Hamburger
    There are many complaints about administrative law—including that it is arbitrary, that it is a burden on the economy, and that it is an intrusion on freedom. The question I will address here is whether administrative law is unlawful, and I will focus on constitutional history. Those who forget history, it is often said, are doomed to repeat it. And this is what has happened in the United States with the rise of administrative law—or, more accurately, administrative power.
  • Police: Strong cologne leads officers to suspect after 100 mph chase

    09/30/2014 12:41:51 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 29 replies
    KPTV ^ | Sept 29, 2014 | Paul Craig
    A suspect who led police on a 100 mph chase and then attempted to hide was caught after officers picked up on the strong scent of his cologne, according to the Lebanon Police Department. An officer attempted to stop a Honda Prelude for speeding and failing to obey a traffic control device at 4 a.m. Sunday. Police said the car sped up and hit speeds in excess of 100 mph heading westbound on Highway 20 toward Albany. During the chase, the hood of the suspect's car was ripped off due to the speed. Police lost sight of the car in...
  • Who Would You Pick, Obama or Derek Jeter?

    09/30/2014 12:41:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Derek Jeter aka "The Captain" of the New York Yankees played his last game on Sunday. He ended his career with an RBI single in Boston, after ending his career at home in Yankee stadium with a game-winning, walk-off, RBI single. Jeter defines a leader. He has the 6th highest hit total in the history of baseball. He was the captain of five World Championship teams. But his qualities go so much deeper. Jeter never bragged. He never used words like "I." He gave credit to others for his achievements. He never demeaned or denigrated others. He always made the...
  • USDA offers $31.5M for healthier food stamp diet

    09/30/2014 12:39:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    A division of the Agriculture Department is making $31.5 million in funding available to help people on food stamps obtain healthier foods. The department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making the funding available to help those enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which offers nutrition assistance to millions of low-income Americans. "Too many struggling families do not have adequate access to nutritious food," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday as he announced the new funding. "Helping families purchase more fresh produce is clearly good for families' health, helps contribute to lower health costs for the country,...
  • Civil War Drama Field of Lost Shoes Argues No Confederates Were Racist

    09/30/2014 12:29:23 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    The Village Voice ^ | Wednesday, Sep 24 2014 | By Nick Schager
    Rewriting history to egregious ends, Field of Lost Shoes recounts the true-life saga of seven Virginia Military Institute cadets who in 1864 died in service to the Confederate Army during the Battle of New Market. Awash in phony-looking facial hair and clichéd period drama, Sean McNamara’s drama defines those brave boys via their love of black people, their embrace of Jews, and their desire to fight so that they might protect their homeland from “foreign invaders,” uphold their “traditions,” and preserve their “future.” Save for a brief prologue, there isn’t a pro-slavery Southern man to be found in this fantasyland...
  • The Collapse and Abuse Obama Doesn’t Want You to Know About

    09/30/2014 12:24:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    Corporations are fleeing the United States for the relative tax benefits of places like Ireland. And the corporate self-exile trend is helping to push merger and acquisition activity to the highest level since the 2008 financial crash-- but it's not cause for joy. Just the opposite in fact. “Worldwide, $2.6 trillion in M&A has been reported up to Sept. 26, according to Thomson Reuters data,” writes Investor’s Business Daily, “the most since the $3.2 trillion seven years ago. It's a big jump from the $1.6 trillion in buyouts and takeovers in the same span last year.” The merger activity isn’t...
  • Man Accused Of Shooting Down Drone

    09/30/2014 12:19:11 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 82 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 9-30-14
    "LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A New Jersey man was arrested after police say he shot down a neighbor’s remote control drone."
  • Missouri boy battling terminal cancer scores touchdown in first game

    09/30/2014 12:17:50 PM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Alexandria Hein
    A six-year-old Missouri boy battling terminal cancer served as captain of a local football team last weekend, and scored a touchdown with the help of some teammates. When he was just 3-years-old, doctors diagnosed Liam Myrick with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma. Since then, Liam has undergone 14 rounds of intravenous chemotherapy, two bone marrow transplants, 20 rounds of radiation, six rounds of oral chemotherapy and nine major surgeries, Shawna Myrick, his mother, told FoxNews.com.
  • Retired GOP Senator Refused To Film Campaign Ad For Pat Roberts

    09/30/2014 12:13:05 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 9/30/14 | Dylan Scott
    Former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker (R-KS) refused to film a campaign TV ad on behalf of vulnerable incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), the Kansas City Star reported Tuesday. Kassebaum Baker represented Kansas in the Senate from 1978 to 1997 and was succeeded by Roberts, who had been a congressman. Her father Alf Landon was governor of Kansas and the Republican nominee against FDR in 1936. “There’s just disappointment around the state,” she told the Star of Roberts. “They feel they don’t know him now.” Roberts is facing an unexpectedly robust challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman, who currently leads the...
  • St. Patrick Hospital 1 of 4 sites in U.S. ready for Ebola patients ( Montana )

    09/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    There are four places in the United States set up to handle a patient sickened by the Ebola virus, and Missoula is one of those. .... And any hospital equipped to care for a tuberculosis patient can care for an Ebola patient, according to Dr. George Risi, an infectious disease specialist who recently returned from spending 20 days in a Sierra Leone Ebola ward. Accompanied by St. Patrick’s intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley, Risi helped local clinic staff care for up to 95 patients at a time. While untreated Ebola kills more than 70 percent of its victims, more...
  • Transgenderism Is A Mental Illness, Not A Civil Rights Issue

    09/30/2014 12:02:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 9/29/14 | John Hawkins
    If someone came to a doctor and asked him to cut off a perfectly healthy arm because it just felt "wrong" for the arm to be there, should the doctor do it? This isn't an idle question because this does happen with a mental illness called Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). People who have it feel as if they're not supposed to have a certain body part, like an arm or leg. As a general rule, doctors won't remove a healthy body part; so some of these poor deluded people crush, mangle, burn, or otherwise deliberately destroy their own arms...
  • CDC Headed to Dallas in Advance of Ebola Results

    09/30/2014 11:59:26 AM PDT · by Gadsden1st · 68 replies
    Dallas Observer Blog ^ | Sep. 30 2014 | Stephen Young
    The potential Ebola patient's test results are not in yet, but are expected later Tuesday afternoon or Tuesday evening. CDC personnel are on their way to Dallas in case either of the two samples from the patient being screened are positive for Ebola. If the test was to come back positive, the CDC would lead any actions necessary, with the county providing support, Thompson said.
  • Solzhenitsyn Quotes on Why Bearing Arms is Critical!

    09/30/2014 11:57:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    The Gulag Archipelago ^ | 1973 | Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    "And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to...
  • Prosecutor: Co-Worker Had Altercation With Beheading Suspect ‘About Him Not Liking White People’

    09/30/2014 11:44:28 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 54 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 09/30/14 | Staff
    An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Alton Nolen, 30, could face the death penalty for Thursday’s deadly attack on Colleen Hufford, 54, at the Vaughan Foods plant in Moore. He also faces two assault charges.
  • Communist Party of China to convene key meeting on rule of law Oct. 20-23

    09/30/2014 11:41:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Xinhua News (China) ^ | September 30, 2014 | by Mengjie
    BEIJING -- The fourth plenary session, one of China's top political meetings, will carry the theme rule of law and has been scheduled for Oct. 20-23 in Beijing. The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee set the date for the fourth plenary session of the CPC 18th central committee during a meeting chaired by General Secretary Xi Jinping on Tuesday. This will be the first time a plenary session of the CPC Central Committee has taken rule of law as its central theme, earlier reports said. The Tuesday meeting also discussed the same topic, as...
  • U.S. accidentally bombed “moderate” rebels in Syria because base was right next to Al Qaeda’s

    09/30/2014 11:33:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | AllahPundit
    Given that the “moderates” are our allies, you would think this problem could be avoided by coordinating with them on where to attack and where not to. But there’s a hitch: We … don’t trust them enough to rely on the intelligence they give us.You’d trust a group that’s fighting so closely alongside Al Qaeda (a.k.a. the Nusra Front) that bombing the latter means collateral damage for the former, wouldn’t you? Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been no coordination between the U.S. military and its alleged partners on the ground, according...
  • Parents of daughter Isis: ‘Stop using her name for Islamic State’

    09/30/2014 11:26:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 30, 2014 | By Amy Graff
    The Australian parents of an 8-year-old girl named Isis say that people used to comment on their daughter’s beautiful name. Now, people shudder when they hear Isis’s name as it is the acronym most commonly used for the jihadist group ISIS (shorthand for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) that has become known for barbaric beheadings. Frank and Sheridan Leskien of Sydney appeared on the Australian TV show Today to ask the media and public to “leave our daughter’s name alone.” The Leskiens named their daughter after the ancient Egyptian goddess who was worshipped “as the ideal mother and wife...
  • Reports: Former Gov. George Pataki considering presidential run

    Former New York Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide says talk of a campaign is premature. The New York Post reported Tuesday that Pataki is privately weighing whether to enter the wide-open Republican field. The paper says Pataki recently met with Republican donor David Koch. Pataki was governor from 1995 to 2006 and was mentioned as a potential presidential contender in the 2008 and 2012 elections. David Catalfamo, a former top Pataki adviser, says it's premature to talk about his former boss running for president. He says Pataki and Koch are...
  • Must We Loose This Mortal Coil at 75?

    09/30/2014 11:22:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | John Linder
    My mother took up golf in her 69th year. She had a terrible grip since she was missing her left thumb. It had become infected prior to the discovery of penicillin and was amputated. She played golf for more than 15 years on the 9-hole course in Deer River, Minnesota. We bought her a golf cart for her 80th birthday which made her a heavily recruited partner. Those were some the best years of her life. She died at 89.This all came to mind when I saw Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s appearance on Morning Joe. He discussed an article he wrote...
  • Microsoft jumps to Windows 10

    09/30/2014 11:20:19 AM PDT · by Monty22002 · 57 replies
    CNET ^ | 9/30/2014
    At at event in San Francisco, Microsoft previews the next iteration of its desktop operating system with a surprise naming leap that leaves out 9 and goes straight to Windows 10.
  • Combating Campus Sexual Assaults

    09/30/2014 11:10:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, "The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. ... One out of five students experience rape or sexual assault while they are in college, and in the great majority of cases (75-80 percent), the victim knows the attacker." The Washington Post recently carried a front-page story about campus sexual assaults. As the father of former college students, two of whom are daughters, I was stunned by the presumptions in the story. It was written in a way that...
  • Hajj pilgrims denounce ISIS 'virus' but doubt US-led war

    09/30/2014 11:02:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | September 30, 2014 | by Lynne Al-Nahhas
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia: As they gather in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj, some pilgrims have denounced atrocities by ISIS jihadists as "a virus" threatening the world. But many also expressed concerns about the US-led air war against them. "Islam is innocent from actions of the Islamic State (ISIS)," Kurdish Iraqi pilgrim Alan Abdullah told AFP, describing ISIS as "a virus threatening the whole world". ISIS has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, declaring a Muslim "caliphate" and imposing its own harsh interpretation of Islamic law. The jihadists have executed captured Iraqi soldiers, crucified people,...
  • Politico Mag Implies George Wallace Was GOP, Blames Country's Divisions Entirely on Whites'...

    09/30/2014 11:01:44 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 30, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    A number of center-right and New Media outlets have noted Politico Magazine's disingenuousness in the opening photograph in its "Race and the Modern GOP" article. At the item's top is the iconic "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" photo showing onetime segregationist Alabama Governor George Wallace "try(ing) to block the entry of two black students" into the University of Alabama. The aforementioned article title appears beneath the words "History Dept." The magazine is clearly trying to lead anyone not old enough to remember or anyone unfamiliar with U.S. history to believe that Wallace, who ran for president as a Democrat in...
  • UKRAINE: "Liberated territories"

    the chance, worth fighting for As I wrote, in a group of IP I recently visited the liberated territories. According to some of my observations there does exist a certain probability of occurrence of a large-scale sabotage and terrorist war. Yesterday we talked about the factors that are to be sustained. Today, we will focus on those obstacles in its way. Unfortunately, there are less than a factor of the first group. So: - Visibility. Banal comparison of the diverse aspects of everyday life "under the NPT" and in a normal peaceful life, is clearly in the medium term, reduce...
  • The undoing of the Iraq and Syria revisionists

    09/30/2014 10:45:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 30, 2014 | BY JENNIFER RUBIN
    If President Obama and his spinners won’t accept conservatives’ take on the failures and missteps leading up to the Islamic State and the region-wide chaos in the Middle East, maybe they will believe the New York Times. Strangely enough, it confirms the facts and arguments conservative critics have been making for years now. What is also evident is that President Obama picked on the wrong people; the intelligence community is striking back by going to the media with chapter and verse of the president’s dereliction. The report substantiates eight key points: 1. Leaving Iraq with no troops was a disaster....
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat

    09/30/2014 10:37:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 30, 2014 | Holly Bailey
    It was an altercation that likely would have been buried in the reams of other ugly domestic disputes in New York. Except the accused was Ailina Tsarnaeva, the 24-year-old sister of alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. And, according to police, she allegedly threatened the other woman by telling her, “I have people. I know people that can put a bomb where you live.”
  • IUD best choice for underage girls: American Academy of Pediatrics

    09/30/2014 10:29:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 88 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/30/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated their policy guidelines (PDF) concerning contraceptives for children under 18, recommending that the first line of defense against pregnancy for adolescent girls should be implantable contraception such as an IUD or a sub-dermal hormonal implant. The AAP says that because young girls cannot be trusted to remain abstinent, reliably take a daily birth control pill, or use condoms, the best way to ensure they do not become pregnant is to fit them with a “long-acting reversible contraceptive” – a device that, once installed, will either provide a continuous dose of hormones designed...
  • Is Barack Obama's life safe in the Secret Service's hands?

    09/30/2014 10:26:54 AM PDT · by illiac · 89 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 0/30/14 | Raf Sanchez
    A knife-wielding intruder allowed to run rampant through the first floor of the White House. Bullets that struck the window of Barack Obama's private residence but went unnoticed for days. A presidential bodyguard so drunk he passed out in hallway of a hotel. These are just some of the recent incidents that have shaken confidence in the Secret Service, the elite agency assigned to protect Mr Obama, his family and the White House. On Tuesday, Julia Pierson, the Secret Service's director, will face a grilling from members of Congress and a battle to convince them that her agents are up...
  • Obama: Al Qaeda is on the run - (Flashback)

    09/30/2014 10:25:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 26, 2013 | LSUDVM
    Last year a recurring theme in Obama's campaign was that Al Qaeda was on the run or similar. Variants include Al Qaeda was decimated or they were on the path to defeat. So if that is the case then how did Al Qaeda break out some 500 members from two Iraqi prisons. Al Qaeda is most definitely on the run as Obama wanted the sheeple to believe Somalia, Iraq and Syria just to name 3.
  • Obama Has Spent More Time Playing Golf Than In Intel Briefings

    09/30/2014 10:21:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2014 | by NEIL MUNRO
    President Barack Obama has spent more time golfing than he has spent listening to daily intelligence briefings. The Daily Caller has calculated that he’s spent almost 700 hours in 875 “Presidential Daily Briefings” since 2009. But he’s also spent roughly 800 hours on almost 200 golf trips since his first inauguration.
  • Habit and Voting.

    09/30/2014 10:20:54 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    We do most things in our lives out of habit. Each of us has various routines that outline our day, family and lives. This isn’t to say we shouldn’t step back now and then to consider change for the sake of improvement, for we should, yet just as the sun follows a predictable yearly path, man has a natural tendency to favor the familiar and regular. So, out of habit I will vote in the mid-term election. Aside from local and state officers, my representative Steve Southerland (FL-2) is in a tight race against a legacy candidate, the daughter of...
  • 'Modern Family' star first 'came out' to dad during shoplifting drama

    09/30/2014 9:58:32 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 49 replies
    Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson's dad discovered his son was gay and a thief on the same day. The actor admits he had built up quite a collection of stolen gay pornography magazines when he was finally caught trying to leave a store in his native Montana with a backpack full of saucy publications at the age of 14. In a recent an interview with Aisha Tyler for her Girl on Guy podcast, the red-faced star revealed, "I always considered that (incident) my coming out... It was so humiliating. "I had been stealing porn for a while. I had...