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  • New tool can identify soldiers most likely to commit violent crimes, study shows

    10/07/2015 3:12:50 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    LA Times, via Stars & Stripes ^ | October 6, 2015 | Alan Zarembo
    In the science fiction thriller “Minority Report,” a police force known as PreCrime uses mutated human psychics to identify criminals before they act. The U.S. Army is working toward a similar goal — not by reading minds but by crunching data. Using the military records of all 975,057 soldiers who served during a six-year period, researchers have developed an algorithm they hope can help prevent severe, violent crimes by identifying those at greatest risk of becoming perpetrators. They would not be pre-arrested, but rather given counseling or other interventions aimed at heading off violence.
  • Exclusive: Modi pushes "obsolete" made-in-India plane on reluctant military

    10/07/2015 2:41:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Oct 7, 2015 | SANJEEV MIGLANI AND TOMMY WILKES
    The government has turned down the military's request to expand the acquisition of 36 fighter planes from Dassault Aviation SA to plug vital gaps, officials said, nudging it to accept an indigenous combat plane 32 years in the making. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision, in line with his Make-in-India policy to encourage domestic industry, is a blow for not only the French manufacturer but also others circling over the Indian military aviation market worth billions of dollars. The push for India's struggling Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) also comes at a time when the air force is at its weakest...
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show October 7 2015.

    10/07/2015 2:29:14 AM PDT · by GregB · 4 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, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver!
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - October 7, 2015

    10/07/2015 2:27:24 AM PDT · by sneakers · 4 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 and sign up (for a small 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.
  • Japan offers advanced science to build new subs (Australia)

    10/07/2015 1:55:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Australian ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2015 | Brendan Nicholson
    Japan has offered to build Aus­tralia a larger version of its ultra- stealthy 4000-tonne Soryu, or Blue Dragon, submarine to ­dramatically increase its range. The “enhanced” Soryu diesel-electric submarine, which could be built in Australia, would be powered by a new and safer generation of highly efficient lithium ion ­batteries developed by Japanese engineers. The 88m long Soryu would be extended with the ­addition of a new hull section 6-8m long, which would be placed behind the submarine’s fin, The Australian was told in a briefing yesterday. Japan, which is one of three contenders bidding to build Australia’s submarines, has...
  • No Safe Harbor: EU Privacy Ruling Hits Apple, Google

    10/07/2015 1:00:25 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    News Investors ^ | October 6, 2015 | by Michelle Chandler
    A major European court victory for privacy advocates raises doubts about how U.S. tech giants Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)-owned Google and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) will be able to transfer and monetize data from millions of European users. The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that national regulators in the European Union can override the 15-year-old Safe Harbor agreement used by about 4,500 companies, saying that it violates the privacy rights of Europeans by exposing them to U.S. government surveillance. The decision is expected to ignite a rush by U.S. tech firms to preserve their ability to transfer personal information about European...
  • How many emails has Hillary STILL not turned over? (more unreleased emails have been found)

    10/07/2015 12:54:47 AM PDT · by InMemoriam · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 6, 2015 | J. Taylor Rushing
    A complete collection of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails during her tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 still may not be in the possession of the U.S. government. That's the assertion that the State Department made in a letter to Clinton's personal attorney, David Kendall, on Friday. The letter was sent after Defense Department officials uncovered a batch of emails that Clinton sent early in her tenure but did not turn over to the State Department upon their request last December. Clinton had surrendered 30,940 emails - but the Defense Department's discovery means there could...
  • Rand Paul Says You Too Can Be a Political Consultant!

    10/07/2015 12:46:45 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies ^ | 10/6/15 | Jack Martinez and Matthew Cooper
    Consider it a casting call. In what may be a first in American politics, Rand Paul’s campaign announced an ad contest Tuesday inviting “liberty loving filmmakers” to submit a 30- to 35-second video that could become a spot. Videos must touch on one of four main themes of the presidential campaign for Paul, whose poll numbers have slumped in recent weeks: term limits (he thinks senators should have them), defeating the “Washington Machine,” instituting a 14.5 percent flat tax and ending National Security Agency spying.
  • EXCLUSIVE: SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Speaks After ISIS Threatens To Murder His Family

    10/06/2015 11:54:26 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/6/2015 | Christian Datoc
    Rob O’Neill — the Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden — has finally broken his silence after ISIS supporters published his home address and called for both his death and the death of his family. “All soldiers who serve their country assume certain risks. It’s part of the deal,” he told The Daily Caller. “But I am alert, I am vigilant and I take precautions.” After publicly telling his story in November 2014, O’Neill has become a major target for radical Islamists across the globe, yet personal security threats won’t silence him from speaking out against one of America’s...
  • In Rare Interview, Matt Drudge Issues Major (no guns) Challenge to Obama and Hillary: ‘I Dare You!’

    10/06/2015 11:47:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 06, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Matt Drudge issued a dare to President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Tuesday, during a rare radio interview with Alex Jones. Drudge was responding to Jones asserting that a civil war may ensue if politicians attempt to confiscate guns. “Well, because they are all armed themselves. Where they all have that security around them themselves. They don’t have to worry about [security],” said Drudge, who refused to be on camera. “I challenge Hillary, take away your Secret Service. Take it away now! Take away your Secret Service! Dismiss them. Have no security around you. Have no guns around you, Hillary....
  • Secret plan to deport thousands of migrants

    10/06/2015 11:41:53 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 12 replies
    The Times ^ | 10/7/2015 | Bruno Waterfield
    Hundreds of thousands of failed asylum seekers will be deported from Europe within weeks under secret plans leaked to The Times. Brussels will threaten to withdraw aid, trade deals and visa arrangements if countries such as Niger and Eritrea refuse to take back their economic migrants. The proposals also envisage EU states detaining thousands of migrants to prevent them from absconding to avoid deportation. More than 400,000 people who entered the EU in the first half of this year are expected to have their asylum claims rejected, posing a humanitarian and political challenge for EU leaders.
  • Drudge: “I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over for me."

    10/06/2015 11:36:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    google search ^ | October 6, 2015
    Circulating on the web tonight: During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced. “I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me it’s over for me,” said Drudge. “They’ve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, you’re out of there. They’re going to make it so you can’t even use headlines.” “To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over, they’ve got the votes, which means time is limited,” he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an...
  • Syria: A blatant example of Western hypocrisy and insolence (The Chickens Come Home To Roost)

    10/06/2015 11:18:00 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 2 replies
    Pravda ^ | *Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
    In the run-up to the creation of ISIS, in the handling of the Syrian crisis and in the reaction to Russia's strikes against terrorists, we see yet another shining and blatant example of sheer hypocrisy and pig-faced insolence from the West. Who the Hell is Obama to opine about anything after his country's record? So NATO is expressing "concern" about Russia's strafing of terrorists with military hardware... Well, well... Did NATO express "concern" about its strafing of civilians with military hardware in Afghanistan? Did NATO and its puppet-master Washington express "concern" about the illegal act of butchery, the intervention in...
  • State Dept confronted over Israel criticism in light of Afghan bombing

    10/06/2015 11:11:51 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 2 replies | October 6, 2015 | UNWatch
    Matt Lee questions Mark Toner on the parallels between the Kunduz bombing and the Israeli shelling of a UNRWA school.
  • Second IT firm agrees to give Clinton’s server data to FBI

    10/06/2015 11:00:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 19 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | October 6th, 2015 | By Greg Gordon and Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton hired a Connecticut company to back up her emails on a “cloud” storage system, and her lawyers have agreed to turn whatever it contains over to the FBI, a personal familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The disclosure came as a Republican Senate committee chairman, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, also asked the firm to turn over to the committee copies of any Clinton emails still in its possession. There were conflicting accounts as to whether the development could lead to recovery of any of Clinton’s more than 31,000 personal emails, which she said she deleted from her...
  • Bill Clinton to Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Has a "Macho Appeal"

    10/06/2015 10:45:01 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 12 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 06, 2015 | Ryan Gajewski
    "He's a master brander, and he's the most interesting character out there," the former president said about Trump's campaign success. Bill Clinton appeared on Tuesday's Late Show, where he weighed in on Donald Trump's early polling success. During the episode of the CBS late-night program, host Stephen Colbert asked the former president why he thinks Trump is off to such a hot start. "Because he's a master brander, and he's the most interesting character out there," Clinton said. "And because he says something that overrides the ideological differences." Clinton explained that Trump will brush aside questions about his political past...
  • China to build four submarines in Karachi

    10/06/2015 10:33:16 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    DAWN.COM ^ | October 7th, 2015 | BAQIR SAJJAD SYED
    ISLAMABAD: China will build in Karachi four of eight submarines that it is selling to Pakistan. Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told at the inauguration of the Defence Export Promotion Organisation (DEPO) Display Centre in the federal capital that the deal for the acquisition of submarines from China had been finalised and four of them would be built here. He further said that construction of the submarines would simultaneously begin in Pakistan and China. China, he said, would transfer the technology to Pakistan for submarine construction. The implementation of the agreement would augment the existing submarine related capacity....
  • McCain: Russia 'Winning' in Syria

    10/06/2015 10:07:16 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 21 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 10/07/2015 | Chris Hannas
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John McCain criticized the response of President Barack Obama's administration to Russian military action in Syria, saying "everybody knows that Russia is winning." McCain, who has long promoted deploying U.S. ground forces to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, told Alhurra TV that Russia has established itself and become "the dominant player." "They have for the first time since 1973 played a major role in the Middle East, and they're achieving all of their objectives while we sit by and call it a quagmire or in the words of the secretary of defense, unprofessional," McCain said....
  • Texas executes inmate for killing man in $8 robbery

    10/06/2015 10:03:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 7, 2015
    A convicted killer in Texas was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting another man in a robbery that yielded just $8. No late appeals were filed for Juan Martin Garcia, who was lethally injected for the September 1998 killing and robbery of Hugo Solano in Houston. Solano, a Christian missionary from Guadalajara, Mexico, had moved his family to the city just weeks earlier so his children could be educated in the U.S.
  • The Oregon Shooter Was Not a Conservative Republican

    10/06/2015 9:52:15 PM PDT · by 100American · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Oct 6, 2015 | Zo
    Please view the video at the link below The Brotha Gets It, Big Time!
  • New American century: Arabic is fastest growing language in USA

    10/06/2015 9:49:48 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Julia Hahn
    The Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) reveals that Arabic and Urdu – Pakistan’s national language– are the fastest-growing foreign languages spoken at home, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies. Between 2010 and 2014, there was a 29 percent increase in Arabic, a 23 percent increase in Urdu, and a 9 percent jump in Persian, which is spoken in Iran. Every year the United States voluntarily imports more than a quarter of a million– or 280,000– Muslim migrants (this figure includes permanently resettled immigrants, guest workers, refugees and foreign students). Arabic is now the...
  • Second data storage firm emerges with possible cloud backups of Hillary Clinton’s emails

    10/06/2015 9:47:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    n August, we learned that IT company Platte River Networks, which maintained Hillary Clinton’s private email server, likely had made a backup copy of the data. Tonight, McCatchy Newspapers is reporting that another IT company, the Connecticut-based Datto Inc., was hired by Platte River to make a cloud-based backup of the server.
  • Doug Giles: Dear Gun Free Zone Wizards

    10/06/2015 9:37:11 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 10 replies
    The Ted Nugent Facebook page | 10/6/15 | Doug Giles
    Last Friday night I was at my favorite cigar bar watching the news of the Umpqua Community College massacre. Like you, my buddies and I were pissed off, sad and sick to our stomachs. Three things, in particular ticking us off regarding this senseless slaughter. They were ... 1. Another “Gun Free Zone” Epic Fail. 2. Christians Were Targeted. 3. Apparently Only One Dude Out Of A Couple Of Dozen Fought Back. Here's my thoughts regarding the foul aforementioned. GUN FREE ZONES. I know this will be too difficult for your typical abecedarian leftist to grasp but ... If there...
  • Matt Drudge: Media propping up ‘old and sick’ Hillary

    10/06/2015 9:33:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 06, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Media kingpin Matt Drudge on Tuesday railed against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s health and her politics, saying he was worried the nation would end up “with Hillary’s brain in the Oval Office in a jar.” “She’s old and she’s sick,” the Drudge Report founder said in an interview with Alex Jones. Drudge slammed the media for propping up Clinton’s candidacy. “She’s not a contender. They’re making her a contender with these propped up Saturday Night Live things. It’s like a head on a stick,” he said, chiding NBC for “giving her endless hours of airtime.” Note: Complete 45 minute...
  • Finland Busts Key Refugee Myth: They Are Mostly Male and Not From Syria

    10/06/2015 9:33:26 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 13 replies
    sputniknews ^ | 06.10.2015
    Finland Busts Key Refugee Myth: They Are Mostly Male and Not From Syria The vast majority of refugees arriving in Finland are in fact male adults and not women or children, according to the country’s Ministry of the Interior. The head of Finland's Immigration Services asylum unit, Esko Repo, and communications chief Hanna Kautto told the Finnish news outlet Yle that out of the 19,632 refugees that have arrived in Finland this year, over 15 thousand are adult males. The number of female migrants totals 2,816 and there are also about 2,000 children travelling with adults as well as roughly...
  • Rubio Report from American Bridge

    10/06/2015 9:26:40 PM PDT · by 100American · 11 replies
    Not sure about the organization and I post this as much for education as for investigation Education is to look at this as a typical dossier on your congress critter...
  • Is illegal immigration changing America for the worse?

    10/06/2015 9:24:17 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-6-2015 | Bill O'Reilly
    New documentary series investigates the impact of illegal alien criminals on the US; Filmmaker on 'The O'Reilly Factor'
  • Alabama Democrat SLAPS Reporter For Asking About Voter Fraud Allegations [VIDEO]

    10/06/2015 9:23:58 PM PDT · by W. · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3:08 PM 10/06/2015 | Chuck Ross
    A Democratic city councilman in Dothan, Alabama struck a local TV reporter twice in the face on Tuesday after being asked about allegations that he engaged in voter fraud. According to the Dothan Eagle, WTVY reporter Ken Curtis confronted District 2 commissioner Amos Newsome over the allegations after a city council meeting and asked him if he would consider resigning That’s when Newsome, 80, lashed out, striking Curtis in the face.
  • Big U.S. firms hold $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes: study

    10/06/2015 9:18:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 6, 2015 6:37pm EDT
    The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study, by two left-leaning non-profit groups, found that nearly three-quarters of the firms on the Fortune 500 list of biggest American companies by gross revenue operate tax haven subsidiaries in countries like Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Citizens for Tax Justice and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund used the companies' own financial filings with...
  • Sweden in flames: As gangs of migrants riot for five nights running

    10/06/2015 8:57:26 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 68 replies ^ | 24 May 2013
    It is supposed to be the model multicultural state. But Sweden is facing problems of its own after gangs of immigrants spent a fifth consecutive night rioting in Stockholm. Officers are battling to keep the capital under control after hundreds of cars were torched, a police station set alight and fire services kept from a major blaze by a stone-throwing mob of youths. To make matters worse, rioting has now spread to Sweden’s two other major cities, Gothenburg and Malmo. Trouble then spread to some of the city’s most deprived areas, shattering the country’s proud claim that it is a...
  • Oregon Shooting Truth Revealed

    10/06/2015 8:48:08 PM PDT · by 100American · 7 replies
    AMTV ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Christopher Greene
    Video at link below, pulls a lot of info together.. Picture is getting clearer.. God Bless...
  • Bush: Trump is Evolving his Views Toward the Right Place

    10/06/2015 8:39:44 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 51 replies ^ | October 06, 2015
    Jeb Bush said he thinks he would vote for Donald Trump if his Republican rival for the presidency becomes the GOP nominee, even though he says the real estate mogul once held views that "clearly put him right in the middle of the Democratic Party." ... "I’m a conservative, I know Hillary isn’t. That’s one thing we know for sure. It’s not to say that she’s not capable of being president, but I think her world view is not the right one. And Trump’s views are evolving, at least, towards the right place," he said, remarking that Trump has had...
  • Russian Embassy Openly Trolls Washington and Saudi Arabia on Twitter (Check this out!)

    10/06/2015 8:38:46 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 8 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/06/15 |
    I found this Googling "Saudi, Russia,Obama".....Its dated today. If verified as true its marvelous!!! Im laughing my arse off! Enjoy!!! Russian Embassy trolls Washington and Saudi Arabia on Twitter
  • Equipment from former KiOR plant sold (BioFuel Scam)

    10/06/2015 8:29:18 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 4 replies
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- The equipment of biofuel company KiOR has been sold. Lowndes County officials announced the sale Monday morning. REG Energy of Indiana spent $1.7 million to purchase the hydrostater at the site. The company, which manufactures biofuel from natural fats and grease, will move the equipment to a site in Indiana. - See more at:
  • Farrakhan’s Fiery Rant on Obama and Jews: ‘I Am That Man That Represents the Messiah ...

    10/06/2015 8:25:23 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 6, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    Full Title: Farrakhan’s Fiery Rant on Obama and Jews: ‘I Am That Man That Represents the Messiah That Has Come to End This Civilization’ "he Minister Louis Farrakhan said that he “represents the messiah that has come to end this civilization” and accused the Jews of having mass control over Hollywood, the media and the banking system during a recent, hour-long appearance on “The Rock Newman Show. Farrakhan also discussed President Barack Obama’s public rejection of some of his past statements during the 2008 presidential campaign, saying that Obama’s denunciation didn’t hurt him and that he was willing to simply...
  • AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyers

    10/06/2015 8:23:58 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 1 replies
    Click photo to enlarge In this May 27, 2015 photo, former Moldovan police investigator Constantin... (Vadim Ghirda/AP) 1 2 3 4 » CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from...
  • Yes, Obama does want to take your guns

    10/06/2015 8:18:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Within hours of the killings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week, President Obama stepped to the White House lectern, admittedly without all the facts of the case, to shamelessly politicize the tragedy. “Somebody, somewhere will comment and say, Obama politicized this issue. Well, this is something we should politicize,” he said. Perhaps Obama’s open politicizing of the issue wasn’t the worst part, but instead it was his intellectual dishonesty when it comes to the “common-sense” gun laws he wants implemented. “What’s become routine, of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of common-sense gun legislation....
  • Emails: Qadaffi son offered talks, Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call (Shortened)

    10/06/2015 8:05:36 PM PDT · by Amntn · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/6/15 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Exclusive - New emails obtained by Fox News show that in March 2011, at the height of the Arab Spring revolution inside Libya, dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif was willing to talk peace from the ground in Libya – but a source told Fox News the offer was rejected by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the years since Qaddafi was forced from power, Libya's government has collapsed, and extremist groups including ISIS have exploited the power vacuum. While the Obama administration has promoted the use of "soft power" and diplomacy, the documents suggest the option was not vigorously pursued...
  • KSR Debate: "Would you defund Planned Parenthood?"

    10/06/2015 8:01:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    Matt Bevin: "Flashback to the last debate, when my opponent dodged a question on defunding Planned Parenthood." (video at link)
  • WOW...Marco Rubio accused of adultery during campaign event by heckler!

    10/06/2015 8:01:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 30 replies
    The Washington Times) ^ | 10/6/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio was caught off guard during a campaign event Tuesday after a heckler accused him of adultery. A man was escorted out of New York City’s Civic Hall during a question and answer session with the Florida senator, after he ranted about a wire fraud between a reporter and Warren Buffett and accused Mr. Rubio of cheating on his wife. “How do you plan to deal with wire fraud?” the unknown man asked Mr. Rubio, The Hill reported. “How do you plan to deal with accountability? “The answer is you can’t,” the man continued. “You cheated...
  • USA TODAY GOP Power Rankings: Trump Back on Top

    10/06/2015 7:57:58 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 18 replies
    USA TODAY ^ | October 06, 2015
    <p>The Donald returns to the top spot in our Power Rankings this week.</p> <p>This is not necessarily because of a sudden surge in Trump’s momentum, but more a function of the close contest for the top of our list. The top group are closely bunched in our weekly survey of 30 experts; the distance Trump climbed from third place to first is really a matter of a few changed votes.</p>
  • Russia would consider air strikes in Iraq at Baghdad's request: RIA

    10/06/2015 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Mariner · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 6th, 2015 | Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Andrew Osborn
    Russia will consider extending its air strikes against militants in Syria to Iraq if it receives such a request from Baghdad, the RIA news agency quoted the head of the country's upper chamber of parliament as saying on Tuesday. The speaker, Valentina Matviyenko, said Russia had so far not received such a request from the Iraqi government. End
  • SCOTUS to hear Carr brothers case (Wichita massacre perps)

    10/06/2015 7:53:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies ^ | Oct 06, 2015 | Madeline Anderson
    The Carr brothers case heads to the US Supreme Court Wednesday. The justices will hear oral arguments about whether or not the two Wichita men convicted of murdering five people should have had their death sentences overturned by the Kansas Supreme Court. Jonathan and Reginald Carr received the death penalty during their 2002 trial in Sedgwick County. Last year, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled the two brothers should have been given separate trials, and threw out their sentences. Now, the state is asking the nation's highest court to decide their fate. "There's only about 100 cases that are chosen each...
  • New PPP National Survey has Donald Trump Up by 10 Points

    10/06/2015 7:51:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies ^ | October 07, 2015
    Donald Trump may or may not have already peaked in the Republican presidential contest, but no other candidate gets close to him in yet another national poll of GOP candidates released on Tuesday. The Public Policy Polling survey has Trump up with 27 percent support. Ben Carson is in second place with 17 percent, and Marco Rubio is next with 13 percent. These are all numbers that were roughly the same as when PPP conducted their last survey back in early September.
  • Russian Jets Hit 12 ISIS Targets in Syria, Cause Panic Among Extremists – Defense Ministry

    10/06/2015 7:49:23 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 73 replies
    RT ^ | October 6, 2015 | RT
    Russian jets hit 12 Islamic State targets in the course of nearly 20 combat flights carried out in Syria on Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said. Command centers and training camps were destroyed in the attacks which threw the extremists into panic. "Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25 have launched air strikes on 12 objects of logistic infrastructure, command posts, training camps and facilities of militants belonging to terrorist groups allied with Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL],” Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday. The Russian jets destroyed an Islamic State army munitions plant outside Damascus as well...
  • Russia carving out a fortress for Assad, say experts

    10/06/2015 7:36:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | October 6, 2015 | Valérie Leroux, Eric Randolph
    The contours of Russia's strategy in Syria are emerging as it tries to carve out a rebel-free zone for Bashar al-Assad's regime and shut out Western forces from his air space.
  • Sen. Cruz Hearing Illustrates the Harmful Effects of Government Overregulation on Underprivileged..

    10/06/2015 7:36:41 PM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies ^ | October 6, 2015
    Sen. Cruz Hearing Illustrates the Harmful Effects of Government Overregulation on Underprivileged Communities Cruz: “There is no greater obstacle to growth, to opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans than an invasive and bloated government.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today chaired a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts titled “Opportunity Denied: How Overregulation Harms Minorities” that investigated the harmful effects of government overregulation on people and businesses who lack the resources and political connections to deal effectively with mountains of red tape.Sen. Cruz invited four witnesses to the...
  • Fetal tissue researchers gave only to Democrats

    10/06/2015 7:34:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/15 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Not one scientist who received a federal grant last year for research involving fetal tissue has donated to a Republican candidate, but about two dozen have given to Democrats. Of about 150 researchers awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health in the category of "human fetal tissue," 23 have given money to Democratic political campaigns, according to an analysis of research grantees and two decades of data from the website Open Secrets. About half of the donors gave at some point to President Obama. Six gave to one or more of the Democratic Party organizations. Others gave to various...
  • Obviously because she knows she's better than you all

    10/06/2015 7:24:48 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Freep | 9/6/2015 | CharlesOconnell
     Tammy Bruce wants us to help Hill explain why she's running. "Why, Madame Secretary, it's just out of the goodness of your heart that you're going to stoop to rubbing shoulders with we smelly, commom schleps, and give us the benefit of your enlightened nobility in governing us and telling we slouching Neanderthals how we should live."
  • Farrakhan: Trump, ISIS Are Signs God is Sending Plagues Down on America

    10/06/2015 7:22:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10/6/15 | Pam Key
    While promoting the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March this October 10 in Washington, D.C. in a interview with “The Rock Newman Show,” Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam said that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wanting to make America great again and the success of ISIS are both signs God is judging the Untied States and, “The battle is on and the plagues are coming down on America.”Farrakhan said, “God is present today. They need to be afraid. I’m talking to the CIA, the FBI, the IRS, the U.S. government. You need to be afraid today...