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  • Almost All Mass Shootings Have This in Common… And It Has Nothing to Do With Guns

    10/22/2014 6:50:05 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa
    Liberals would have Americans believe that mass shootings are caused by the ready access to firearms in the United States. If that were true, however, it would not explain why over nine out of 10 mass shootings occur in areas where it is more difficult to own or carry a firearm, as a recent study proved. Nor would it explain why mass murders committed with guns, which outnumber bicycles in the United States by a factor of three-to-one, are responsible for about 4% as many deaths as bicycle accidents. There is, however, a possible link between mass murderers who use...
  • Some Revere parents upset over Islam in curriculum

    10/22/2014 6:49:48 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012
    whdh.com ^ | October 20, 2014
    REVERE, Mass. (WHDH) - Some parents in Revere were angry when they learned students were being taught about Islam and the Muslim religion. "No religion should be taught at school. In their paper it says Allah is their only God. That's insulting to me as a Christian who believes in just Jesus only," said Anthony Giannino. A section of the textbook describing the beliefs of Muslims says, "I bear witness that there is no God but Allah." Giannino immediately pulled his son out of the classroom. "We don't believe in Allah. I don't believe in my son learning about this...
  • Chuck Norris Gives Texas Voters a Kick, Boosts GOP Candidate

    10/22/2014 6:47:03 PM PDT · by knak
    abc ^ | 10/22/14 | appleton
    Walker, Texas Ranger returned to the Lone Star State on Wednesday, but not to fight bad guys. He’s swooped in to lend a helping hand to Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. “Chuck Norris doesn’t campaign with Greg Abbott,” Abbott’s campaign spokesman Avdiel Huerta said. “Greg Abbott campaigns with Chuck Norris.” “Together,” Huerta added, “they plan to give Texas voters a good roundhouse kick in the direction of their local polling places.” With the first week of early voting underway in Texas, both Abbott and his challenger, Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis, are increasing their get-out-the-vote activities, and Abbott is counting...
  • This Muslim Woman Tried to Wear Her Veil in Public…But She Wasn’t Expecting This to Happen

    10/22/2014 6:41:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Since 2011, France has enforced a so-called “burka ban” on Muslims covering their faces in public, making it the first European country to take such measures against publicly-demonstrated Islamic dress codes. About five million Muslims live in France. Offenders in and around Paris usually receive a fine, but on Oct. 3, the ban reached a new level of enforcement, as a Muslim woman was kicked out of the Bastille Opera house after refusing to uncover her face. Performers of La Traviata didn’t notice the woman until the second act, at which point they refused to continue performing until she was...
  • Independent Candidate Victories Could Shake Up Senate

    10/22/2014 6:26:16 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 4 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 22, 2014 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    Currently, Sens. Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont are the lone Independent members of the Senate, but their caucus could double in size with victories by Independent candidates Larry Pressler in South Dakota or Greg Orman in Kansas. Pressler, a former Republican senator, is trailing in the three-way race behind Republican Mike Rounds and Democrat Rick Weiland and is seen as having little chance of winning. However, one recent SurveyUSA poll shows him within three points of Rounds. In Kansas, Orman is in a statistical dead heat with Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts, according to recent polls....
  • O Canada at Penguins-Flyers (Tribute to our northern neighbors)

    10/22/2014 6:25:08 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    YouTube video ^ | October 22, 2014 | Sean Gentille
    The Canadian National Anthem sung at the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game this evening in Pittsburgh following the terrorist attack in Ottawa today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVDHLfwngvE
  • Kenya Catholic Bishops criticise Tetanus vaccinations (Tetanus Vaccine Sterilize Women)

    10/22/2014 6:24:38 PM PDT · by Coleus
    NEWS.VA ^ | 10.10.2014
    The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Health Commission has criticised the Government’s planned nation-wide Tetanus vaccination campaign. The statement has expressed deep concern regarding the vaccinations. It says that the campaign leaves many questions unanswered hence the alarm. This is contained in a media statement released by the Catholic Health Commission of Kenya currently meeting at St Patrick’s Pastoral Centre, Kabula in Bungoma. The statement is co-signed by Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru of Embu Diocese with his counterpart, Bishop Joseph Mbatia of Nyahururu on behalf of the Commisssion of the Bishops' Conference. The Commission includes 24 health facility managers drawn...
  • What election? Network news gives up on covering midterms

    10/22/2014 6:24:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 22, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    It is probably safe to assume that you have been following the midterm elections closely. You decided to click on this link, which would indicate that you have at least a passing interest in the coming national vote in which Americans will determine which party controls the upper chamber of Congress for the remainder of the Obama presidency. If, however, you have been closely following the coverage of the coming midterms, you might have noticed that network news outlets do not appear to share your enthusiasm. YouÂ’re not imagining things. According to an exhaustive study performed by Media Research Center...
  • Massachusetts Parents angry to find out Islam is part of school curriculum

    10/22/2014 6:22:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | october 21, 2014
    Parents in Massachusetts were upset when they found out Islam is being taught as part of the school curriculum. But what was most upsetting to one parent is that it included a declaration that Allah is the only god:
  • Why Are Guards At Tomb Of Unknown Soldier Carrying Unloaded Weapons? (Vanity)

    10/22/2014 6:19:41 PM PDT · by njslim · 23 replies
    In light of recent attacks in Canada on soldiers, why are the Guards at Tomb of Unknown Soldier still carrying unloaded weapons.
  • Obama brings in 1,900 people from another Ebola nation; Virus outbreak independent of crisis in

    10/22/2014 6:05:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/22/14 | Aaron Klein
    Since an outbreak of Ebola hit the Democratic Republic of the Congo in July, the Obama administration has brought into the U.S. at least 1,900 refugees from the disease-stricken nation, WND has learned. Required medical screening for refugees may not detect all diseases. The mandatory blood and urine tests for all refugees would not detect Ebola. The strain of Ebola found in the Congo is slightly different from the virus that has been ravaging West Africa. Researchers have conclude the Congolese outbreak is not connected to the epidemic in West Africa. The U.S. refugee program this year is on pace...
  • Medieval Golden Age, Modern Barbarism (Islam more civilized 800 years ago)

    10/22/2014 6:05:08 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    First Things ^ | ct 20, 2014 | Andrew Doran
    [Medieval Islamic astronomers predict eclipse of the moon] Earlier this year, as conflict raged in northern Syria, two professors, one Lebanese and the other American, both from elite universities in the Washington, D.C. area, passed the long night at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, drinking tea. They pondered the weighty issues of the region: whether the nation-state paradigm was the residue of colonialism or a reality to which nations of the Middle East must conform; American military engagement and its consequences; and, of course, the sources of violent extremism. At one point, the Lebanese professor lamented, “These...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 23 October 2014

    10/22/2014 6:00:06 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 24 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ ARCTIC EAGLES Two F-15C Eagles prepare to return to their simulated air combat portion of the Arctic Challenge exercise over Norway, Sept. 20, 2013. The pilots are assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing. Six nations participated in the exercise to boost interoperability between NATO, the United States, the United Kingdom and members of the Nordic Defense Cooperation. U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Christopher Mesnard Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who...
  • Report: At least seven black witnesses have corroborated Darren Wilson’s testimony before grand jury

    10/22/2014 5:55:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    An addendum to Ed’s post this morning. Per WaPo, it’s not just the forensic evidence that’s backing Wilson up. [M]ore than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that supports Wilson’s account of events of Aug. 9, according to several people familiar with the investigation who spoke with The Washington Post. Some of the physical evidence — including blood spatter analysis, shell casings and ballistics tests — also supports Wilson’s account of the shooting, the Post sources said, which cast Brown as an aggressor who threatened the officer’s life. The sources spoke...
  • Fence Jumper Caught Outside White House

    10/22/2014 5:28:44 PM PDT · by knak · 44 replies
    abc ^ | 10/22/14
    A fence jumper was apprehended tonight outside the White House after he scaled the north fence, a Secret Service spokesman told ABC News. A K-9 unit caught the jumper about 7:16 p.m. on the North Lawn, said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. The suspect kicked at one of the dogs, then another dog subdued him. The jumper was then taken to a nearby hospital, said Donovan. The White House was put on lockdown during the incident. The Secret Service came under scrutiny last month after Omar Gonzalez, a knife-wielding Iraq War veteran, allegedly managed to slip over the fence, past...
  • Otter seeks full panel review of gay marriage ruling

    10/22/2014 5:28:26 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | October 22, 2014 | Betsy Z. Russell
    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants a larger group of judges to reconsider the recent decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. “I will continue defending Idahoans’ self-determination and the will of Idaho voters who decided that traditional marriage is a core principle of our society,” Otter said. The governor on Tuesday announced that he would file a petition seeking a review at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by an 11-judge panel. A three-judge panel made the earlier decision ruling that Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Otter and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden...
  • McConnell ad features women attacking female Democratic opponent:

    10/22/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 7 replies
    Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R) has a new ad in the Kentucky Senate race that zeroes in on the demographic of voters he thinks are mostly likely to be wooed by his opponent, Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes: Young women. In the ad, young women make the pitch that it is Grimes who looks down on them, by implying they need the government's help to get ahead. "Alison Lundergan Grimes wants me to think that I'm not good enough... That I couldn't get a job, unless Washington passed more laws...That I can't graduate college, without raising your taxes... She...
  • Suge Knight, Too $hort, Katt Williams Make a Cameo in Sen. Yee Corruption Trial (RAT missiles)

    10/22/2014 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 10/22/14 | Max A. Cherney
    Perhaps the last trio you'd expect to see mentioned in the State Sen. Leland Yee corruption trial is comedian Katt Williams, rapper Too $hort, and hip-hop mogul Suge Knight. Strangely enough, recent court documents reveal some interesting details and even more curious connections between some of the defendants in the Yee case and the three famous guys mentioned above. For starters, Keith Jackson — the former school board member who who got tangled up in the corruption case when he allegedly helped Yee obtain campaign donations in excess of the legal limits — was heard on wire taps bragging to...
  • "Shaheen Lost the Debate

    10/22/2014 5:13:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    One reporter’s opinion isn’t the end-all, be-all of political analysis. But as a respected, Boston-based reporter, Andy Hiller’s contention that Brown won the debate last night is worth listening to nonetheless. “Shaheen lost the debate because she had to spend so much time on the defensive, explaining the president’s policies on Ebola, Obamacare, ISIS and immigration,” he said. “She was much more effective in the second half when she directly challenged Brown.” “But Brown won,” he continued. “He never looked uncomfortable, he has cable network level communication skills, and in this debate the issues were on his side. He wasn’t...
  • Has Alison Lundergan Grimes pulled even with Mitch McConnell in Kentucky?

    10/22/2014 5:13:12 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 22 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Octobe 22, 2014
    Wednesday Senator McConnell’s race against Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes looks a bit tighter than it did a few days ago, when we suggested that McConnell might begin measuring for drapes in the Majority Office. For one thing, the latest survey of the Kentucky contest finds McConnell and state Secretary of State Grimes virtually tied. The Bluegrass Poll puts McConnell at 44 percent, and Grimes at 43, with 5 percent for a third party candidate and 8 percent undecided. For another, the Democratic Party and the Grimes campaign are throwing money at ads in what looks like a last-month push...
  • Suspected shooter identified in Canada attack (CNN identified him as a "convert to Islam")

    10/22/2014 5:00:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 22, 2014 | By Ashley Fantz, Josh Levs and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
    Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has been identified by Canadian officials to their American counterparts as the suspected gunman, multiple U.S. officials told CNN. The gunman was killed after two shooting incidents -- one at the Canada War Memorial, and another just minutes later nearby inside Parliament. Bibeau, who was born in 1982, was a convert to Islam and had a history of drug use before he converted, two sources said. Investigators haven't provided any possible motives for the shooting. The violence at Parliament comes just days after Canada raised its terror alert Friday. The suspect in Monday's vehicle attack, Martin Rouleau Couture,...
  • China's leading solar firm files for bankruptcy protection in U.S.

    10/22/2014 4:56:24 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2014-10-22 22:08:57
    NANCHANG, Oct. 22 (Xinhua)-- China's leading solar firm LDK Solar Co., Ltd filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States Wednesday as a key step for the troubled company's overseas debt restructuring. The company started its overseas debt restructuring in Cayman Islands via provisional liquidation in February to resolve its offshore liquidity issues. The plan involves its subsidiaries in Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and the United States. The overseas debt restructuring will be completed this year, said Peng Shaomin, a spokesperson for the photovoltaic products manufacturer based in Xinyu, east China's Jiangxi Province. LDK Solar successfully listed in New York...
  • Michelle Malkin and Dave Bossie talk about their new film on the Kelly File

    10/22/2014 4:46:51 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies
    The RIght Scoop ^ | Oct 21, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Michelle Malkin and Dave Bossie went on Megyn Kelly tonight to discuss their new film Rocky Mountain Heist, about how a small group of wealthy liberals have overtaken Colorado. Kelly played the trailer first and since it’s not in the interview below, I’ll post it below:
  • Late-Breaking Scandal Could Shake Up SD Senate Race

    10/22/2014 4:46:43 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times/Financial News Yahoo ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rob Garver
    The three-way race for South Dakota’s open Senate seat got more complicated Wednesday, when the Sioux Falls Argus Leader published a page one story alleging that former Governor Mike Rounds, the Republican candidate and current leader in the polls, had approved $600,000 in state assistance to a company that was about hire a member of his cabinet. According to reporter David Montgomery, then Secretary of Tourism and State Development Richard Benda requested the assistance for Northern Beef Packers about two weeks before he and Rounds were to leave office. Benda was about to go to work for a company with...
  • Locked in a dead heat, Shaheen, Brown spar (new poll shows Brown ahead by 1%)

    10/22/2014 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    The New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | October 21, 2014 | Dan Tuohy
    The U.S. Senate candidates sparred in their first televised debate Tuesday as part of a cliff-hanger of a race that could shift the balance of power in Washington. Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown debated energy, Ebola, immigration, jobs and the economy, national security and health care. They were first asked to share their views of the U.S. response to the threat of Ebola. Brown said the U.S. needs a travel ban. "I'm thankful that Senator Shaheen broke with President Obama in that regard" and decided to support a travel ban, he said.
  • Why Wendy Can’t Win Like her adoring media, she doesn't understand the state she's running in.

    10/22/2014 4:43:54 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/21/14 | w murchison
    Yes, yes, lady, fine; you got it. But this is barely to scratch the surface of the thing. Why does Texas, a pulsating, change-oriented state, full of young people, full of minorities, full of those women the Republicans are alleged (by Democrats) to be running a “war” against — how come Texas “remains strongly Republican”? Which it does and probably will for a while longer, barring divine intervention. I would love to ascribe the reason to good ol’ frontier values as buckskinned and lively now as in the days when John Wayne and such like went around saving us from...
  • Another poll shows Cory Gardner ahead in Colorado. Is the seat slipping away from Democrats?

    10/22/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2014 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    For weeks, Rep. Cory Gardner (R) and Sen. Mark Udall (D) have been statistically tied in polls of the Colorado Senate race, with Gardner in the lead but well within the margin of error. Now a new poll, taken over the last four days, shows Gardner leading by seven points. According to the USA Today/Suffolk University poll, Gardner is at 46 percent to Udall's 39 percent. A September poll from the same pollster had Gardner up by just one, 43-42. Both polls have a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent, meaning neither shows Gardner with what can...
  • Anatomy of a flip-flop: Dan Lipinski's path to immigration reform

    10/22/2014 4:35:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    When it comes to liberal causes, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski usually is a stranger. The Southwest Sider is a Blue Dog Democrat in a party in which moderate conservatives like him have almost disappeared. Last year he was one of just seven House Democrats — and the only one from Illinois — to vote against re-electing Nancy Pelosi as House Democratic leader. He's joined with Republicans in a variety of causes and not too long ago was clearly pleased when his name was floated as a potential U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. (SNIP) Though Mr. Lipiinski kind of shrugs it...
  • Seahawks don't think Russell Wilson is black enough? (Harvin trade)

    10/22/2014 4:29:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Yardbarker via MSN ^ | 10/22/14 | Larry Brown
    As the reasons behind the Seahawks’ decision to trade Percy Harvin are continually analyzed, more information about the dynamics of the team’s locker room are being reported. In the latest report, it is suggested that there was a divide in the locker room among Seahawks supporting Russell Wilson and players who supported Harvin. The report says that as the chasm grew, the Seahawks decided they had to trade Harvin before things became more fractured. Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, who explores the trade and locker room dynamic in Seattle, gives several reasons why some players have issues with Wilson, and he...
  • INELIGIBLA DACA BENEFICIARIES FOUND ON NC VOTING ROLLS (Dummycrat illegal vote-fraud alert)

    10/22/2014 4:27:25 PM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/22/14
    North Carolina election officials discovered 145 names who are ineligible b/c they are illegal immigrants granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.....the State Bd of Elections discovered the illegal voters Tuesday when the DMV ran a search for DACA licenses. The DACA recipients on voting rolls will be sent letters requesting documentation that they are citizens. NC DACA beneficiaries are able to obtain drivers licenses, but are not able to vote. The Winston-Salem Journal notes that it is likely more ineligible people may still remain on the voting rolls. Nearly 10,000 names on the rolls are tagged by...
  • The surprising comeback of train travel

    10/22/2014 4:25:31 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 87 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | October 189, 2014 | Jareen Imam
    It's been 21 years, and John Moore still eagerly leans against his passenger window to watch the landscape pass by as the train he commutes on every day roars over the Moodna Viaduct in Cornwall, New York. The green hills and vibrant leaves just below the elevated track make the trestle one of the prettiest scenes on the 57-year-old's trip. For more than two decades, the senior business analyst has been traveling about 67 miles for work from his home in Cornwall to lower Manhattan. His total commute time is 2½ hours each way.
  • Family of Dallas nurse Vinson says she no longer showing Ebola

    10/22/2014 4:18:43 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/22 | reuters
    (Reuters) - The family of Amber Vinson, one of two Dallas nurses infected with Ebola, said on Wednesday that tests by medical officials were no longer able to detect the virus in her body.
  • AFGE Joins the AFL-CIO’s Call for Worker Protections Amidst Ebola Crisis

    10/22/2014 4:11:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 22, 2014 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    AFGE has joined the AFL-CIO to call on both the White House and Congress to take immediate action and create enforceable safety guidelines to be put into place to help protect workers who could come into contact with infected Ebola patients.In separate letters addressed to House and Senate leaders from both parties, AFGE and the AFL-CIO asked Congress to provide the necessary funding or legislation "to ensure that workers and the public are protected." Among those protections is a request for a measure prohibiting retaliation against workers who publicly raise concerns about their facilities' preparedness, and another for compensating workers...
  • LIVE THREAD: PM to address nation 7:45pm ET (2345UTC)

    10/22/2014 4:05:53 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 60 replies
    Stephen Harper expected to speak at 7:45pm
  • Lifelong Black Democrat Votes Republican Because Obama "Is Destroying This Country"

    10/22/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 46 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rachel Mullen
    Joyce, an 82 year old lifelong black Democrat called C-Span to express her dismay with her party and announce that she voted straight Republican this year. She is dismayed with the Democrats stance on religion, abortion, and the poor effects of Obama’s policies on the black community and the country. “I have noticed in years what the Democratic party has done to my people. Unemployment is higher in the black community….than anywhere else. I cannot say, there’s no way I can continue to say that I was a Christian and stay in the Democrat party. They advocate the killing of...
  • Homeland Security Braces for Flood of Immigrants Seeking Work Permits

    10/22/2014 3:57:12 PM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 22, 2014 | Modal Trigger
    The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year. US Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed to the Associated Press that it has published a draft contract proposal to buy the card stock needed to make work permits and Permanent Resident Cards, more commonly known as green cards. The proposal calls for providing material for at least 5 million cards a year, with as many as 9 million “during the initial period …...
  • Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

    10/22/2014 3:56:00 PM PDT · by knak · 23 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/23/14 | Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley
    (Reuters) - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient. U.S. hospitals have over the years come under criticism for undertaking measures that prolong dying rather than improve patients' quality of life. But 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...
  • jeanne shaheen's ebola opportunities team

    10/22/2014 3:53:51 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 23 Oct 2014 | Ann Coulter
    In this year's midterm elections, New Hampshire's Scott Brown is taking on the slickest Democratic politician since John Edwards. Incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen presents herself as a regular mom But then she backs policies that only Fidel Castro's mom would like. (And based on her immigration stance, I think we all know it's her Guatemalan maid who's packing the dishwasher.) Shaheen took the Anti-Tax Pledge in her first run for governor. (That's governor of New Hampshire, not Missouri, where she grew up, or Pennsylvania, where she was high school prom queen -- as she also confessed to The Boston Globe.)...
  • Pebble Partnership sues over EPA contacts with environmentalists

    10/22/2014 3:50:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    KTUU - NBC Local ^ | October 22, 2014 | by Chris Klint
    ANCHORAGE - The Pebble Partnership is suing the Environmental Protection Agency in federal court, seeking more details on what it calls “secretive meetings” by the agency with environmental groups and anti-Pebble activists. Pebble claims it filed a Jan. 22 Freedom of Information Act request with the EPA for any communications concerning the project between senior EPA officials, including Administrator Lisa Jackson, and a group of 16 people and organizations. The National Resources Defense Council, Trout Unlimited, the Bristol Bay Native Corp., and Sen. Mark Begich, as well as some of their employees, were listed specifically. So were anti-Pebble activists Alan...
  • Ottawa shootings: Kevin Vickers, parliament's sergeant-at-arms, hailed as hero

    10/22/2014 3:48:43 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dylan Stableford
    The head of Ottawa's parliamentary security is being hailed as a hero after he reportedly shot and killed a suspected male gunman who was trying to enter the caucus rooms. Kevin Vickers, Parliament Hill's sergeant-at-arms and former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, shot and killed the suspect, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino told the Toronto Sun. "All the details are not in, but the sergeant-at-arms, a former Mountie, is the one that engaged the gunman, or one of them at least, and stopped this," Fantino said. "He did a great job and, from what I know, shot the...
  • Obama Immigration Delay Designed To Help Natalie Tennant

    10/22/2014 3:39:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Capito for Senate ^ | September 6, 2014
    CHARLESTON, WV – Natalie Tennant got a little help from her friend President Obama today when the White House announced it would delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections – a move intended to benefit Democratic candidates like Tennant. The Capito for Senate campaign released the following statement in response: “It’s appalling that President Obama would delay his deeply unpopular plan to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants until after the election as a political trick to help struggling Democrats like Natalie Tennant. (SNIP) Last month Tennant’s campaign chairman was caught on tape saying she agrees with Obama...
  • White House Warns Against Tying PlansTo Buy Immigration Document Supplies to Executive Action

    10/22/2014 3:39:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    AP via Fox Business ^ | October 22, 2014 | AP
    The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years. The Associated Press reported earlier in the day the contract proposal suggested that the Obama administration appeared to be preparing for an increase in the number work permit applications form of immigrants living illegally in the country. The U.S. government produces about 3 million work permits and residency identification,...
  • White House Warns Against Tying PlansTo Buy Immigration Document Supplies to Executive Action

    10/22/2014 3:39:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    AP via Fox Business ^ | October 22, 2014 | AP
    The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years. The Associated Press reported earlier in the day the contract proposal suggested that the Obama administration appeared to be preparing for an increase in the number work permit applications form of immigrants living illegally in the country. The U.S. government produces about 3 million work permits and residency identification,...
  • CDC Ebola Plane N163PA Scheduled To Go to Africa Tonight?(Atlanta-Bermuda-Dakar)(Vanity)

    10/22/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    Flightaware ^ | 10-22-2014 | TCRLAF
    It appears that the one of the CDC's Ebola patient planes will soon be on the move again, heading to Africa. This is from the flight-following website FlightAware. 23-Oct-2014 GLF3 Bermuda Int'l (TXKF / BDA) Dakar (GOOY / DKR) 06:25AM ADT 03:33PM GMT Scheduled 23-Oct-2014 GLF3 Cartersville (KVPC) Bermuda Int'l (TXKF / BDA) 02:10AM EDT 05:27AM ADT Scheduled http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N163PA
  • Pictures Of Some Oklahoma School Lunches Not Appetizing To Parents

    10/22/2014 3:26:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    News On 6 Local ^ | October 21, 2014 | by HAVONNAH JOHNSON
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Some Oklahoma parents are concerned about how little their kids are getting to eat at school. The portions were small but based on federal guidelines. Those guidelines are based on First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative to tackle childhood obesity. “Chicken nuggets, with broccoli, beans and milk,” said student, Promise Fleming. “It was awful.” Student, A'mika Ware said, “It's not fully cooked and it makes my stomach hurt.” Their complaints are being heard loud and clear nationwide. TPS's nutrition director said the meals teach kids how to eat well. "They can tell their parents ‘hey, I need to...
  • Ottawa Shooter Idenfitied As Canadian National Michael Zehaf Bibeau, Whose Passport Was Recently

    10/22/2014 3:26:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/22/14 | tyler durden
    Moments ago CBS News reported, citing Law enforcement and U.S. Government sources, that the shooter in today's tragic Ottawa incident was Michael Abdul Zehaf Bibeau, born in Canada in 1982. One source says he sometime dropped the name Michael and went by Abdul Zehaf Bibeau. At other times he apparently dropped the Abdul. In a report from the Muslim Issue, Zehaf-Bibeau is said to be reportedly of Algerian descent. Zehaf-Bibeau is the alleged shooter who killed soldier at the national War Memorial before entering the Centre Block and firing off more shots. Epoch Times reporter Matthew Little says that the...
  • Judicial Watch Sues DHS for Records Relating to January 2014 Solicitation of ‘Escort Services’...

    10/22/2014 3:20:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 22, 2014
    Full title: Judicial Watch Sues DHS for Records Relating to January 2014 Solicitation of ‘Escort Services’ for ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’ In January, ICE sent out a request for a contractor to “provide unarmed escort staff … for on-demand escort services for … unaccompanied alien children … There will be approximately 65,000 UAC in total …” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on October 16, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking “any and all records” relating to a January 2014 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) request for...
  • Schodorf and Kobach Spar Over Voter Citizenship Law In Debate

    10/22/2014 3:19:46 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    KMUW ^ | Aileen LeBlanc
    The forum covered several issues several times as the SAFE (Secure and Fair Elections) law, sponsored by Kobach, was attacked and defended. The law, which requires proof of citizenship for new Kansas voters, has left 22,000 would be registrants -- not so. "And now we have 22,000 people, who are citizens, in limbo. They don't have cell phones and smart phones," said Democrat Jean Schodorf (SNIP) Kobach said that his billing records show that he spent no more time per week on such activities than he would have on a round of golf.
  • Soldiers told not to wear uniforms in public, bases hike security

    10/22/2014 3:18:56 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014
    News / Canada Soldiers told not to wear uniforms in public, bases hike security Rear Admiral John Newton asked staff 'to restrict movement in uniform as much as possible' in light of the Ottawa attacks. By: The Canadian Press, Published on Wed Oct 22 2014 OTTAWA—Canadian Forces bases across the country were told Wednesday to consider increasing security levels after shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Maj.-Gen. Christopher Coates said bases were asked to take “precautions appropriate to their environments” to ensure the safety and security of personnel, equipment and buildings. Across the country,...
  • Goats are shrinking because of climate change, researchers warn

    10/22/2014 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 22, 2014 | By MARK PRIGG
    They appear to be shrinking in size as they react to changes in climate, according to new research from Durham University. The researchers studied the impacts of changes in temperature on the body size of Alpine Chamois, a species of mountain goat, over the past 30 years. To their surprise, they discovered that young Chamois now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s. In recent years, decreases in body size have been identified in a variety of animal species, and have frequently been linked to the changing climate. However, the researchers say...