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  • Shameless Race Baiting by Dems Down the Stretch

    10/25/2014 4:11:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo
    PJ Media ^ | October 25, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Democrats from the White House on down are getting so desperate about the mid term elections that a flood of racial dog whistles have been unleashed in order to goose black turnout and give Democrats a chance in several elections. What makes the tactic so rancid is that there is no attempt whatsoever to mask the direct appeal to fear and racial solidarity. Subtlety is not in their playbook. Deneen Borreli writing in the Washington Times, catalogs some of the most egregious examples: Because her husband’s unpopularity makes his presence politically toxic for liberal candidates, first lady Michelle Obama is...
  • N.Y., N.J., Illinois to impose new Ebola quarantine rules

    10/25/2014 4:02:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2014 | Brady Dennis et. al.
    ... his own Ebola diagnosis prompted the governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday to impose a mandatory 21-day quarantine for medical workers returning from the countries hit hardest by the epidemic. Illinois later in the day imposed similar restrictions. [Snip]“For everybody who is professionally trying to go to the three epidemic countries, the situation has become more difficult with each passing day and each Ebola case — or alleged Ebola case — named in the United States,” said Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, who says returning health workers...
  • WAR ON WOMEN… South Carolina Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Calls Nikki Haley a WHORE (Video)

    10/25/2014 3:55:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-25-2014 | Jim Hoft
    War on Women— Don’t expect the far left feminist groups to condemn this.South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate, State Senator Vincent Shaheen, called Republican Governor Nikki Haley a “whore” during a stump speech this week.Then he starts chuckling about it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLwiKhGtcHgBreitbart reported: While giving a get-out-the-vote speech at a Florence, South Carolina political event, Democrat gubernatorial candidate, State Senator Vincent Shaheen, told cheering fans of his opponent, sitting Republican governor Nikki Haley, “We are going to escort whore out the door.” He then seemed to correct himself by exchanging the word “whore” with “her” while sharing knowing smiles and laughs with the...
  • Cop ‘Game’ Involved Sharing Nude Pictures Of Drunk Women

    10/25/2014 3:47:26 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2014 | CHUCK ROSS
    A California highway patrolman says that for several years he has participated in a “game” in which he and other police officers shared explicit pictures they had taken from the cell phones of female arrestees. Sean Harrington, a 35-year-old CHP officer, was initially being investigated for sending five explicit pictures from the cell phone of a 23-year-old woman he had arrested on Aug. 29 for a DUI, the Contra Costa Times reported. The woman came forward earlier this month and told authorities that during her DUI stop — during which she registered a 0.29 blood-alcohol level — Harrington asked for...
  • Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required

    10/25/2014 3:35:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/25/14 | SHAILA DEWAN
    ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her funds, almost $33,000. The Internal Revenue Service agents did not accuse Ms. Hinders of money laundering or cheating on her taxes — in fact, she has not been charged with any crime. Instead, the money was seized solely because she had deposited less than...
  • Op-Ed: How the Murder of a Jewish Baby is Reported Worldwide

    10/25/2014 3:30:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/10/14 | Ariel Cahana
    International news agency Associated Press (AP) has been accused of anti-Israel bias before, but this time the agency has surpassed even itself in reporting the Jerusalem terror attack in which 3-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun was murdered. Its headline reporting the attack was "Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem", referring to the terrorist (!) who was driving the car that drove into people waiting at a light rail station. The original article (later changed), began with the words: "Israeli police say they have shot a man whose car slammed into a crowded train stop in east Jerusalem, in what they...
  • Canadensis man targeted repeatedly as Frein suspect

    10/25/2014 3:29:26 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 3 replies
    Police searching for Eric Frein have questioned James Tully so many times that he started carrying his driver’s license and work identification on a neck lanyard to prove his identity. But that wasn’t enough to keep him from being forced to the ground by gunpoint Friday on Route 447, and being held there, face down in the gravel, by a law enforcement officer driving a knee into his back, Tully said. Tully, 39, lives off Snow Hill Road in Canadensis which has been a key area in the search for fugitive Eric Frein, the man accused of ambushing the police...
  • John Barrow pulls out his granddaddy’s anti-lynchin’ pistol again (Dem hits Boehner bill on amnesty)

    10/25/2014 3:17:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    ajc.com ^ | By Daniel Malloy, Greg Bluestein and Jim Galloway
    Rep. John Barrow’s ad two years ago about how “my grandfather used this little Smith and Wesson here to help stop a lynching” was widely recognized as one of the best of the cycle. The Augusta Democrat is out today with a sequel in which he bears his grandfather’s gun again, and pulls out his concealed carry permit along with it. (SNIP) The main critique of Allen is that he supported, and Barrow voted against, a supplemental appropriations bill passed in early August to focus on the children coming across the Mexican border. It included a lot of money for...
  • Inflation: Not Entirely Tame (Captain Obvious Alert!)

    10/25/2014 2:54:44 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    The graph above shows that after years of holding back inflation rates, the rate of housing inflation is boosting the rate of inflation. Month-to-month housing inflation was up 0.3% compared with the overall inflation rate of 0.1%. It's not just a one-month phenomenon, either, as year-over-year shelter price increases were up 3.0% versus 1.7% for the overall rate of inflation. Unfortunately, shelter is the single biggest component of the CPI calculation, so big moves here are magnified. For some perspective, gasoline is 5% and food is 14% of the CPI calculation. The good news is that consumers, with locked-in mortgages,...
  • Tested Negative for Ebola, Nurse Criticizes Her Quarantine

    10/25/2014 2:48:27 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | Emma G. Fitzsimmons
    A nurse who was being quarantined at a New Jersey hospital after working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone criticized her treatment on Saturday as an overreaction after an initial test found that she did not have the virus. “I am scared about how health care workers will be treated at airports when they declare that they have been fighting Ebola in West Africa,” the nurse, Kaci Hickox, wrote in an essay on the website of The Dallas Morning News, in collaboration with a friend who works for the paper. “I am scared that, like me, they will arrive and...
  • IA-04: Steve King/Jim Mowrer debate liveblog and discussion thread

    10/25/2014 2:41:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    In a few minutes, six-term Republican incumbent Steve King will debate his Democratic challenger Jim Mowrer in Storm Lake. Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press" is hosting the debate, and C-SPAN is also televising. (SNIP) He is third in offering amendments on House floor after Jeff Flake and Sheila Jackson-Lee. You can't always pass a bill but he has highest percentage of success in getting amendments passed. Mowrer says Senator Flake [of Arizona] has asked King to stop claiming that, because it's not true. They show the King tv ad I transcribed above. Mowrer asked to comment. He says it's false....
  • ROUBINI: America Is A Sick, Sick Country (It's the guns of course....get barf bag ready)

    10/25/2014 2:37:56 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    REUTERS/Fred Prouser Nouriel Roubini. "American madness: a teenager is allowed to receive a rifle as a birthday gift," NYU professor Nouriel Roubini tweeted. "Sick sick country." Roubini's words came hours after a gunman killed one person and injured several others at Marysville-Pilchuck High School near Seattle, Washington.
  • Walking-Brain-dead-Citizen-Zombies invading Voting Booth

    10/25/2014 2:28:13 PM PDT · by ednoonan7
    American Resistance Party ^ | 10-24-2014 | Edward C Noonan
    Contact: Edward C. Noonan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: ednoonan7@gmail.com Email: americanresistanceparty@mail.com http://www.americanresistanceparty.org ELECTING CALIFORNIA MARXIST JUDGES Walking-Brain-dead-Citizen-Zombies invading Voting Booth October 24, 2014 – This week the San Diego Free Press printed an article titled “An Abbreviated Voter Guide to Electing Judges.” You can view it here: San Diego Free Press. This rag is an extremely liberal piece of Marxist propaganda. As usual, they were joyfully bitter against “birthers” and this was an attack piece against Judge Gary Kreep, one of the forefathers of the 2008 Soetoro (aka BHO) Ballot Challenges. This particular piece was written by an unknown leftist...
  • The Wild Variations (Polling in GA,KY,SD)

    10/25/2014 2:17:45 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Redstate ^ | By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | October 25th, 2014 at 10:41 AM |
    I have noticed some wild variations in polling in places like South Dakota, Kentucky, and Georgia. Places that should not be in play seem to be in play.
  • Code enforcement for profit: Destroying lives one citation at a time.

    10/25/2014 1:59:56 PM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 53 replies
    Vanity | 10/25/14 | Bern Pearson
    Oliver Wendell Holmes famously said, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” But in 2007 the Florida Department of State reported it had received and processed 5,504 new laws. But in addition to laws there exists a multiplicity of departments that create rules having the force of law and that are enforceable by fines or imprisonment. There are, for example, regulations governing the size, quantity and type of fish you can catch. If you’re in possession of an undersized lobster you’re subject to a fine even if you bought it at the grocery store. If you’re a visitor and you’ve...
  • Psychological Warfare and Terrorism (de fanging Islam)

    10/25/2014 1:57:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 23, 2014 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    In a recent column, I suggested that one of the best ways to fight terrorism is by undermining the terrorist’s ideology. For example, by undercutting the belief that seventy-two virgins await the young martyr in paradise, you simultaneously undermine the will to fight.That’s not to say that the standard method of fighting terrorists—with guns—can be safely abandoned. The propaganda war works best when it is reinforced by the shooting war. The more convincingly force is applied on the battlefield, the more convincing will be the ideological arguments.If, for example, you’re an ISIS fighter and you see your buddies on...
  • NUNAVIK'S LOG BOOK (Via the Northwest Passage 2014)

    10/25/2014 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    fednav.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Ship's Log
    NUNAVIK'S LOG BOOK October 17, 2014 ARRIVAL AT DESTINATION The MV Nunavik recently completed its historic voyage through the Northwest Passage. We wish to thank:  Captain Randy Rose and his crew for their safe and efficient navigation; Tim Keane and Gary Bishop for eloquently sharing this adventure with us;  valued customer, Canadian Royalties; our Fednav Arctic team in Montreal; and our faithful readers. This project has been a memorable one for us all, thank you for following our journey. Your friends at Fednav
  • RU-486 Morbidity and Mortality

    10/25/2014 1:18:43 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 24, 2014 | Chris Gacek, Ph.D
     Mifepristone Side-Effects, 2000-2012  By Chris Gacek, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Regulatory Policy, Family Research CouncilChristopher M. Gacek, Ph.D.  On April 30, 2011 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff completed a one-page assessment of the adverse event reports (AERs) it had collected on mifepristone (RU-486; Mifeprex®), the primary drug in the only medical abortion regimen approved in the United States.+[1] Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) requested a copy of the assessment and subsequently made it available to the Family Research Council (FRC) in the summer of 2011.[2] FRC has studied the RU-486 regimen’s approval process and has tracked the...
  • Family of Hannah Graham ‘devastated’ after body ID’d

    10/25/2014 1:17:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 25, 2014
    Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing 18-year-old university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.
  • The Democratic Embrace of Al Sharpton [Why Aren't White Female Voters Upset?]

    10/25/2014 1:03:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Wall St J ^ | October 25, 2014 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    The Democratic Embrace of Al Sharpton The man who embodied New York’s bad old days of the 1980s now wields influence as never before—at City Hall and in the White House. By HEATHER MAC DONALD The Rev. Al Sharpton once epitomized New York’s bad old days of the 1980s, when the then-corpulent, gold-medallion-bedecked tub thumper inflamed racial hatred and courted violence. Today, against all expectations and at least 100 pounds lighter, he has been rehabilitated into the Democratic Party’s civil-rights leader of choice. Has Mr. Sharpton changed or simply outlasted his critics? President Obama’s embrace of Mr. Sharpton has been...
  • Cruz: Time to Drop the ‘Illusion’ That Latest Terror Attacks Are ‘Random Acts’

    10/25/2014 1:02:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 24, 2014 12:40 pm | Adam Kredo
    Recent terror attacks in Jerusalem and Canada are not isolated events, and American policy leaders must drop “the illusion that these are random acts of senseless violence unrelated to our national security,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said.Whether the Islamic State or Hamas is behind the attacks, the extremist ideology remains the same–and it poses a direct threat to democratic values across the globe, Cruz said in pointed comments to those who might claim the attacks were unrelated.Following the Hamas terror attack Wednesday in Jerusalem–which injured several American citizens, including a child–both Hamas and the more moderate Fatah ruling party praised the terrorist responsible...
  • Senate hopeful Ernst enters final stretch with edge over Dem in polls, fundraising

    10/25/2014 1:01:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Lauren Blanchard
    Joni Ernst is back to “hogging” Iowa airwaves, as she barrels into Election Day with another pig-themed ad, a slight edge over her Democratic rival in the polls and a significant fundraising advantage. Whether that’s enough to carry the Republican nominee to victory in the hard-fought Iowa Senate race remains to be seen. But GOP operatives, some of whom have flocked to her campaign after she emerged from a crowded field to snag the nomination earlier this year, are touting her chances in the final days of the race. The latest good omen for Republicans was in early voting and...
  • 2 dead, 8 hurt in shootings Friday into Saturday

    10/25/2014 12:59:51 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/2014 | Alexandra Chachkevitch
    Two men were killed and eight people, including two teenage girls, were wounded in shootings throughout Chicago from Friday evening into Saturday, authorities said. A 23-year-old man was fatally shot and a 24-year-old man was wounded in a shooting about 10:05 p.m. Friday in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro. The two men were standing in a courtyard in the 5500 block of West Corcoran Place when someone approached them and fired shots.
  • Korean War veteran fights to keep flagpole in Greenfielf neighborhood

    10/25/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    WTHR ^ | 10/23/14
    A Korean war veteran in Greenfield says his flagpole stands for freedom. His homeowners association says the flagpole breaks the rules. The dispute stems from American and Missing In Action flags in Robert and Judy Willits' front yard. The couple moved to the Fieldstone neighborhood last Christmas. This summer they installed the flagpole. "It means a lot to me. We fought for that flag," Robert Willits said. Both Robert and his brother, Lester, served in the Korean War. Robert was injured. Lester never came home. "Lester is still there. So I'm going to keep it up," Robert Willits said. Last...
  • Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

    10/25/2014 12:33:19 PM PDT · by walford · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Oct 22, 2014 | Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley
    ...the care of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, who received dialysis and intubation and infected two nurses caring for him, is spurring hospitals and medical associations to develop the first guidelines for what can reasonably be done and what should be withheld. Officials from at least three hospital systems interviewed by Reuters said they were considering whether to withhold individual procedures or leave it up to individual doctors to determine whether an intervention would be performed...
  • Sarah Palin: CNN apology not accepted

    10/25/2014 12:32:28 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 46 replies
    Breitbart News via FoxNews ^ | 10/25/2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted CNN and anchor Carol Costello for apologizing to Politico instead of directly to her family after Costello told her audience to "enjoy" a frantic audio tape of a young woman (Bristol Palin) telling police that an adult man assaulted her. Costello, herself a domestic abuse victim, found the audio tape hilarious. She apologized but refused to do so on the air or directly to the Palins. CNN, the network that essentially accused Palin of inciting an attempted murder without any evidence after Gabby Giffords' shooting, gleefully reported on the gossip previously and was even...
  • After Negative Ebola Test, Quarantined Nurse Criticizes Treatment at Newark Airport

    10/25/2014 12:25:40 PM PDT · by knak · 30 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/25/14 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS and EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
    A nurse who tested negative for the Ebola virus but remained under a 21-day quarantine in a Newark hospital on Saturday is angry and frustrated with how she was treated when she returned to the United States from West Africa. A first-person account by the nurse, Kaci Hickox, of what happened when she landed at Newark Liberty International Airport about 1 p.m. Friday was published on Saturday on the website of The Dallas Morning News. Ms. Hickox said that four hours after she landed at the airport, her fever registered 101 degrees when it was taken with a forehead scanner...
  • 82 Yr Old Black Grandmother Tired Of Obama And The Democrat Party

    10/25/2014 11:58:20 AM PDT · by gaggs · 24 replies
    Watch how quickly the corrupt mainstream media shuts off the truth, when a “BLACK WOMAN” steps outside the narrative of the left. God bless this woman for telling it like it is! A black grandmother who dialed in to a C-SPAN call-in program told the host that she voted early this year for Republicans because she is sick of “what the Democrat Party have done to my people.” The woman, who was identified only as Joyce, called in to C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” and told host Greta Brawner that she had voted the straight Republican ticket this year before launching into...
  • Court: Facebook wrong way to tell man you're pregnant

    10/25/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2014 | John Johnson
    Oklahoma's Supreme Court has ruled that when it comes to informing a man that he is about to become a father, a Facebook post doesn't cut it, legally speaking. In this case, a woman had a three-month fling with a man named Billy McCall in 2011, then realized she was pregnant after they broke things off, reports the Oklahoman. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT She sent him a Facebook message informing of the big news, gave birth in 2012, then immediately put the baby up for adoption. McCall says he never saw the Facebook post and learned about the baby only after it...
  • Sarah Palin Reportedly Donates Only 5.5% of PAC Money to Actual Candidates

    10/25/2014 11:56:31 AM PDT · by Bratch · 98 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 20th, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Sarah Palin‘s PAC is extremely stingy when it comes to donating money to her fellow Republicans: a report from Open Secrets reveals that since the 2014 two-year election cycle began, her PAC has raised a total of $2.7 million dollars, but only donated $150,000 of that money to actual candidates, a donation rate of 5.5%.This year was even worse: according to SarahPAC’s third quarter filings this year, they had $1.4 million cash in hand, but only donated $45,000 to nine Congressional candidates — about 3% — between July 1st and September 30th. What did they spend the rest on? Many of the...
  • Despite Hype, GOP still hasn't sued Obama [Boehner Lies!]

    10/25/2014 11:53:07 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/24/2014 | Josh Gerstein
    It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Capitol to the federal courthouse just down the hill, but House Republicans haven’t managed to make that trip in the four months since they announced they’d be suing the president. House Speaker John Boehner came out swinging hard last June when he announced that his chamber would take President Barack Obama to court. The suit, charging that the president grossly exceeded his constitutional authority by failing to implement portions of the Obamacare law, was billed as an election-season rallying point for aggrieved Republicans. But days before the midterms the House’s legal...
  • Revealed: Muslim convert who shot Canadian soldier is son of country's immigration chief

    10/25/2014 11:47:03 AM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/24/2014 | Lydia Warren and James Nye
    Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the Muslim convert who fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo - a 24-year-old father standing guard at Ottawa's War Memorial - and injured another officer, was a petty criminal and the son of a leading Canadian immigration official. Born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall and raised in Laval, just north of Montreal, the young man lived a quiet childhood of private schools and suburban homes, with a mother who was a high ranking federal employee. Then, after years of run-ins with the law, he converted to Islam.
  • US to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in 6 More States [The Rule of Law, No More!]

    10/25/2014 11:46:36 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 25, 2014
    US to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in 6 More States WASHINGTON — Oct 25, 2014 The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. The government's announcement follows the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to decline to hear appeals from five states that sought to keep their marriage bans in place. It brings the total number of states with federal recognition of gay marriage to 32, plus the District...
  • Durbin Announces More Than $26.1 Million in Funding For Illinois Housing and Community Development

    10/25/2014 11:26:22 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | October 22, 2014 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that communities and housing agencies throughout Illinois will receive a total of $26,128,915 in grant funding through three programs administered by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help develop urban communities in the area. “This funding will give local development agencies around Illinois the ability to expand and improve affordable housing and other critical services in their communities,” Durbin said. “These federal programs provide invaluable assistance to those in need.”    Community Development Block Grants The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program provides annual grants to states and local governments to...
  • A Google Exec Just Beat The World Record For Highest-Altitude Jump From The Stratosphere

    10/25/2014 11:23:49 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 20 replies
    Business Insider Via Fark.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | JILLIAN D'ONFRO
    Google senior vice president Alan Eustace just beat the world record for highest-altitude space jump, The New York Times reports. A helium-filled balloon carried him 135,908 feet to nearly the top of the stratosphere — more than 25 miles — above the ground, before he cut himself loose and plunged toward the earth at speeds that peaked at more than 800 miles per hour.
  • Palmer casts Dr. Ralph Alvarado as drug dealer in negative campaign ad using spliced...footage

    10/25/2014 11:20:36 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/24/2014 | Nick Storm
    Palmer casts Dr. Ralph Alvarado as drug dealer in negative campaign ad using spliced courtroom footage In perhaps the nastiest ad of the 2014 Kentucky electoral season, state Sen. R.J. Palmer’s campaign portrays his Republican opponent, Dr. Ralph Alvarado, essentially as a drug dealer. ... Transcript: Judge: What’s he on? Police officer: OxyContin. Judge: Where’s it from? Defendant: Dr. Ralph Alvarado… Judge: The one running for state senator? Judge: Oh my Lord. The ad then features a narrator declaring it’s “No wonder Dr. Ralph Alvarado called Kentucky’s pill mill law a ‘lousy piece of legislation.’ He’s getting rich off addiction.”...
  • Letter: Equality means do whatever you want?

    10/25/2014 11:19:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Wyoming Tribune Eagle ^ | October 21, 2014 | Tom Peters
    I have read the 14th Amendment, and I didn't see anything about same-sex marriage. However, I do see that it says, "Nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." So, if that part of the Constitution is being used to say same-sex marriage is OK, then I feel that polygamy is also covered. And if same-sex marriage and polygamy are covered, then what is to say that it's "OK or not OK" to marry my sister, mother,...
  • Brazil poll shows statistical tie ahead of presidential ballot (Neves 50.3% - Rousseff 49.7%)

    10/25/2014 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Live Mint ^ | 10.25.14
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and opposition candidate Aecio Neves are locked in a statistical tie before Sunday’s second-round vote, according to an MDA poll released on Saturday. Rousseff of the Workers’ Party would get 49.7% of voter support, compared to 50.3% support for Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, according to the poll commissioned by the National Transport Confederation. The poll was conducted on 23 and 24 October, surveyed 2,002 people and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points.
  • Ottawa shooting: The face-to-face encounter that ended the attack on Parliament

    10/25/2014 11:05:40 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 39 replies
    CBC News ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | Evan Solomon
    Hearing gunshots, Vickers grabbed his side arm, a semi-automatic pistol, and immediately ran out. His security team, who had been chasing Bibeau, yelled to Vickers that the suspect was hiding in the alcove Vickers immediately ran behind the other side of the pillar. That put him an arm's-length away from Bibeau. According to guards, Vickers actually could see the barrel of Bibeau's gun pointing out, a foot away. Vickers did not hesitate. In one motion, sources told CBC News he dove to the floor around the pillar, at the feet of Bibeau, turning on his back as he landed and...
  • Ebola’s Next Frontier (India)

    10/25/2014 10:59:39 AM PDT · by knak · 19 replies
    Project-Syndicate ^ | 10/23/14 | Sandilya and Shoham
    NEW DELHI – Which countries, beyond those in West Africa, are most susceptible to the Ebola epidemic? Most epidemiologists do not fear much for the developed world, with its effective quarantine measures and tracking procedures, or even for sparsely populated developing countries. An outbreak could easily be contained in both groups of countries. But large, densely populated areas, lacking the proper containment mechanisms are highly vulnerable. India, with its large emigrant population (the second largest in the world), high urban density, and inadequate public health-care infrastructure, potentially has the most to lose if the Ebola virus spreads. Links to West...
  • Gardner: Udall a ‘Fanatic’ For Tom Steyer’s Policies(Global Warming Billionaire)

    10/25/2014 10:52:19 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 3 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 7, 2014 3:45 pm | Elizabeth Harrington
    Republican to keep pushing Udall on anti-fracking comments Republican candidate for Senate Rep. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) said on Tuesday that Democratic incumbent Mark Udall is a “fanatic” for the environmental policies of leftist billionaire Tom Steyer. Gardner told the Washington Free Beacon that he would continue to press Udall on his comments that fracking “keeps us locked into the old system,” which the Democrat flatly denied during a debate on Monday. His comments were recorded at an event in April. “When it’s convenient to oppose hydraulic fracturing, Sen. Udall opposes hydraulic fracturing,” Gardner said. “When he’s before a group...
  • The Chatter: McConnell loans himself $1.8M, Grimes doubles down on false claim in ad...

    10/25/2014 10:51:15 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 39 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/25/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    The Chatter: McConnell loans himself $1.8M, Grimes doubles down on false claim in ad and 'Pennsyltucky' woman Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is combating a new wave of Democratic spending in his race against Alison Lundergan Grimes by loaning his campaign $1.8 million, Politico reported Friday. The Washington, D.C., outlet reported that McConnell’s personal contribution tops investments by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Senate Majority PAC totaling $1.5 million less than two weeks before the Nov. 4 election. A campaign official told Politico McConnell’s loan reinforces the Senate Republican leader’s view that the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s resources...
  • NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

    10/25/2014 10:50:57 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    StarNewsOnline ^ | 10/24/2014 | StarNewsOnline
    NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on "Saturday Night Live" and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents. The interns claim NBCUniversal wrongly classified them as non-employees in an effort to avoid labor laws.
  • On The Coming Collapse Of Copper

    10/25/2014 10:47:46 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-25-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 10/25/2014 18 months ago we first brought the world's attention to the end of what has now been exposed as among the largest ponzi schemes in history - the Chinese Commodity Financing Deals (CCFDs) - pointing out how this meant commodities like copper were likely to come under pressure as firms liquidate what minimal holdings they had (and sell out futures hedges) to manage the risk of unwinds in these quasi-collateralized deals. Since then, copper prices have indeed plunged, as has global growth expectations and global bond yields as a realization that 'demand' implied by previous prices was...
  • JW Exposes Obama’s Ebola Plans (Weekly Update)

    10/25/2014 10:47:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 24, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Exclusive: Obama Plans to Import Ebola-infected Foreigners from Other Countries I’m sure you’ve been following the news out of New York, and contrary to what President Obama and other top government officials have said, the Ebola crisis appears to be getting worse in the U.S. Judicial Watch is striving to pry loose the truth from reticent federal agencies that have a responsibility for public safety and our national security. We have filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests withthe Department of Defense (DOD) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In light of the potential danger from this deadly disease,...
  • Undetectable, Unpatchable USB-infecting malware is now publically available for anyone to use

    10/25/2014 10:35:47 AM PDT · by null and void · 10 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | Max Teodorescu
    Security experts prove it’s possible to infect USB sticks’ MCU Next time you find a foreign USB lying around, think twice before plugging it into your computer. A pair of security researchers named Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell demonstrated before an audience at Black hat security conference in Las Vegas a fundamental flaw in USB firmware could be exploited to create an undetected malware that cannot be patched. Realizing the kind of power they were dealing with, the pair opted to keep the code secret – until fellow colleagues decided to post it publically on Github. Two other researchers –...
  • From Bias to Bigotry

    10/25/2014 10:32:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | Gary Bauer
    Recently, after the New York Times published a racially insensitive article about film and television producer Shonda Rhimes, the paper became the object of weeks of scorn and derision that prompted a public debate over racial diversity in the newsroom. It may be true that the Times should diversify its staff on racial grounds. But there is another area in which the Times is sorely in need of diversification: its coverage of religious and social conservatives. The Times has always had a liberal bias. But these days its goal seems to be to drive social conservatives from the public square entirely....
  • NextGen challenges climate skeptics in final midterm push

    10/25/2014 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Redcat · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Billionaire Tom Steyer's political group NextGen Climate is going to try to shame climate skeptics into changing their stance on global warming in a final midterm push before November. NextGen is running a "science denier week" with events planned in the Senate and gubernatorial races it is involved in across the country. "Today we are issuing a specific challenge to deniers, giving them one last time to come clean before voters vote," said Chris Lehane, Steyer's top adviser. The "Stone Age Challenge" will ask candidates if they want to "protect the communities you represent" or "continue to support caveman-like policies...
  • Mitch McConnell: I stand with Obama on Ebola

    10/25/2014 10:15:41 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 104 replies
    Redstate ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | streiff
    In a stunning interview, Senate minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)See Full Scorecard68% took the side of Barack Obama over that of most of his caucus on the subject of managing Ebola, ignoring both the administration’s ineptitude and basic principles of epidemiology. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)thinks the United States should heed expert advice on whether to impose flight restrictions on Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, contrary to what some lawmakers in his party have been saying for weeks. “I think we ought to listen to what the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] thinks they need either...
  • Japanese Style Deflation Headed to Europe and America?

    10/25/2014 10:13:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    There's some interesting discussion points in the UK-based Absolute Return Partners October 2014 Letter, by Niels C. Jensen, most of which I agree with, others not. Japan-Style Deflation in Our Backyard? It is no secret that we have been long-standing believers in deflation being a more probable outcome of the 2008-09 crisis than high inflation. What has changed over the past six months is that the world has begun to move in different directions. Whereas rising unit labour costs in the U.S. make outright deflation in that country quite unlikely, the same cannot be said of the Eurozone. Japan-style deflation...