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  • Rape suspect dragged out of Indian jail, killed by mob

    03/06/2015 8:01:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/06/2015 | by Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN
    Story highlights Mob pulls rape suspect out of jail and kills him Suspect was undocumented Bangladeshi settler Racial tensions between local Naga people and Bangladeshi migrants high New Delhi, India (CNN)—A mob, consisting of thousands of people, stormed a prison compound in India's far northeast, dragging out a rape suspect before beating him to death on the streets on Thursday, authorities say. Police say they tried to stave off the mob with tear gas and opened fire, killing one person. The crowd targeted a 35-year-old suspect, identified as an undocumented Bangladeshi settler, who died of his injuries before officers could...
  • Larry Klayman pushes for contempt proceedings against Clinton, aide Read more: #ixzz3TccC6HQG

    03/06/2015 8:00:55 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey
    Politico ^ | March 6, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The fight over Hillary Clinton’s private email system is moving to the courts as a conservative legal activist presses for contempt proceedings against the former secretary of state and one of her top aides. Longtime Clinton nemesis Larry Klayman filed motions late Thursday asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to send two cases pending there back to lower courts so they can explore whether Clinton’s use of a private email account during her tenure as secretary led to incomplete and inaccurate responses from the State Department to Freedom of Information Act lawsuits.
  • Islamist Sympathiser Launches ‘Muslim Manifesto’ in British Parliament

    03/06/2015 7:57:43 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1 replies ^ | 03/06/2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The manifesto has been put together by the Institute for Muslim Community Development, as a “call-to-action” for parliamentarians, “pinpointing key issues of high importance to the Muslim community.” According to their website, it was assembled through consultation with “grass roots members, community leaders, religious leaders, social activists, academics, thinkers and politicians.”
  • Anti-public records bill is definitely not funny

    03/06/2015 7:57:11 AM PST · by redreno ^ | 03/06/2015 | By STEVE SEBELIUS
    At the start of this week’s hearing on the Shield Public Records from the Prying Eyes of the Public and Press Act of 2015 (not its real name), the chief lobbyist for the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities made a little funny. Noting that a Review-Journal editorial had called Senate Bill 28 the worst bill of 2015, league Executive Director Wes Henderson joked that he would have brought a copy along, but he would have had to pay for the newspaper to do so. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Only one thing, Mr. Henderson: That editorial —...
  • U.S. Federal Employment Related to Higher Financial Well-Being

    03/06/2015 7:56:32 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    Gallup ^ | March 5,2015 | Jessica Mangskau and Steve Ander
    U.S. federal government workers are thriving in their financial well-being more than the rest of the workforce. On average, 44% of federal government employees are thriving financially, compared with 34% of all other workers in the U.S. Federal pay has been a topic of debate for years, with differing accounts of whether federal employees are paid more, no more or less than non-federal employees. However, financial well-being is not a direct report of salary, benefits or overall compensation. It is a composite of responses to the perceptions of standards of living, affordability of basic necessities and financial woes based on...
  • "Net Neutrality" Myths: Lessons From What Killed the Rairoads

    03/06/2015 7:54:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    RCM ^ | 03/06/2015 | Robert Samuelson
    As a young reporter in the 1970s, I covered the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). Created in 1887, the ICC regulated the nation's railroads and sought to protect the public against abusive freight rates. Congress deregulated the railroads in 1980 and ultimately abolished the ICC. The verdict was that the agency had so weakened the industry that a government takeover might be necessary. Deregulation was a desperate alternative to nationalization. I mention all this because there are obvious parallels between the Internet today and the railroads in the late 19th century. Like the railroads then, the Internet today is the great...
  • Netanyahu's Bible Lesson From Queen Esther

    03/06/2015 7:50:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | March 6, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Benjamin Netanyahu leavened his powerful account of what's really at stake in the nuclear negotiations with Iran with a little history and a little wisdom from the Bible. And why not? The war against the terrorists in the Middle East is a war against evil men peddling a violent perversion of a religion. Everything about this conflict seems rooted in religion. Mr. Netanyahu's speech and the wake that follows falls in the week of Purim, the Jewish celebration of the story of Esther, told in the Book of Esther as a triumph of good over evil and the rescue of...
  • Boehner-Aligned Group Expands Anti-Republican Pro Obama Executive Amnesty Ad Campaign...

    03/06/2015 7:42:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies ^ | 03/06/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A group close to House Speaker John Boehner that’s been running anti-Conservative advertisements in support of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is now airing positive ads thanking liberal Republicans who supported funding executive amnesty earlier this week. The Republican member at the center of this new leg of the pro-executive amnesty ad buy is Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Politico reports, with others including Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Todd Young (R-IN), and Dan Benishek (R-MI) benefiting from the ads as well.
  • Court order bans US military from referring to biologically male soldier as 'he'

    03/06/2015 7:41:33 AM PST · by shove_it · 16 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 6 Mar 2015 | Guardian Web
    Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier serving 35 years in prison for leaking a huge stash of state secrets, has won a small but significant victory in her bid to transition to living as a woman. Manning has taken on the might of the US military, challenging its ongoing refusal to refer to her as a woman, and won. A court order from the US army court of criminal appeals instructs the military to refer to the soldier in all future official correspondence either using the gender neutral “Private First Class Manning” or employing the feminine pronoun. As a result,...

    03/06/2015 7:39:49 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    First Things ^ | 3/6/15 | Wesley J.Smith
    At the end of this month, Terri Schiavo will be ten years dead. But she is far from forgotten. Everyone reading these words knows the story, and everyone has an opinion. What began in 1990 as a private tragedy—a vivacious young woman stricken in the prime of life with a severe cognitive disability—became a source of profound cultural division, as likely to spark debate today as when the case first broke into the public’s consciousness. Why has her story remained so potent? Part of it has to do with the high-profile and vituperative legal and public-relations battle between Terri’s...
  • 62.8%: Labor Force Participation Has Hovered Near 37-Year-Low for 11 Months

    03/06/2015 7:39:18 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum ^ | 03/06/2015 | Ali Meyer
    ( - The labor force participation rate hovered between 62.9 percent and 62.7 percent in the eleven months between April 2014 and this February, and has been 62.9 percent or lower in 13 of the 17 months since October 2013. Prior to that, the last time the rate was below 63 percent was 37 years ago, in March 1978 when it was 62.8 percent. The labor force participation rate declined to 62.8 percent in February, while another 92,898,000 Americans were not in the labor force, according to data released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday. The participation...
  • World View: Khamenei’s Illness May Signal Generational Policy Change in Iran

    03/06/2015 7:36:23 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies ^ | 03/06/2015 | John J. Xenakis
    Several Arab media reports indicate that Iran’s 76-year-old Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has been hospitalized, and is in critical condition after undergoing surgery for an advanced form of prostate cancer. If the reports are true, and if Khamenei does not recover, then his death could trigger very significant changes in Iran’s policies.
  • Why the government should fund research into finding a replacement for alcohol

    03/06/2015 7:34:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    The Week ^ | March 5, 2015 | Ryan Cooper
    Research into recreational drugs still carries a bad rap, following the anti-drug crusades of the Reagan years and beyond. But such research may be one of the most important scientific investigations happening today. Here's why: the most popular recreational drugs, particularly alcohol, are atrocious. If pharmaceutical chemists could invent a less toxic replacement for alcohol, the social benefits could be enormous. Despite the common phrase "drugs and alcohol," which seems to imply that alcohol is merely in a related category, alcohol is definitely a drug. Indeed, as Mark Kleiman writes, alcohol is more like the ur-drug: the oldest, most common,...
  • Hillary’s Office Forbid Employees From Using Personal Email, Citing Security Risk

    03/06/2015 7:32:03 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies ^ | 03/06/2015 | John Hayward
    An internal 2011 State Department cable, obtained by Fox News, shows that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office told employees not to use personal email for security reasons — while at the same time, Clinton conducted all government business on a private account.
  • Woman scammed with fraudulent check while looking for work babysitting

    03/06/2015 7:30:56 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 03/05/2015 | Danielle Todesco
    An old scam is popping up in a new place. This time it's targeting people who make a living taking care of children and seniors. Arielle Wohlberg put a post on offering to be a baby sitter. She is a college student at CNM looking for some extra income. She says she got an email from a man claiming his wife had breast cancer and they needed a sitter for their daughter. He even sent her pictures that he said were of his family. Then, he mailed her a $3,000 check and told her to cash it and wire...
  • Awesome photos of a bald eagle under snow...

    03/06/2015 7:26:18 AM PST · by tanuki · 10 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 03/06/15 | Twitchy Staff
    America, defined!
  • Florida city wages soviet-style crackdown on churches (Gay Mafia)

    03/06/2015 7:25:29 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 15 replies ^ | March 5, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    My pastor shared this article today. It's about a Lake Worth, Florida church that meets in a coffee house. ***snip*** The church owns and operates a coffee house in downtown Lake Worth. For the past three months, it has used the coffee house for a weekly worship service. Prior to that the congregation rented space in other buildings in the community. Pastor Mike Olive told me there had not been any problems until early last month, when he had an encounter with Andy Amoroso, a city commissioner. “After we opened up the coffee bar and started doing services, I heard...
  • Top 6 instances of disrespect toward President Obama (barf alert)

    03/06/2015 7:24:03 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/5/15 | Jonathan Capehart
    In his address to a joint meeting of Congress this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds.” Forgive me for believing the latter and not the former. If the circumstances of how Netanyahu came to be in the well of the House two weeks before he stands for election were any more shady, they would constitute an eclipse. Tuesday’s spectacle got me thinking about all the instances of folks throwing shade at the current occupant of the Oval Office. Herewith are...
  • Nimrud: Outcry as ISIS bulldozers attack ancient Iraq site

    03/06/2015 7:21:27 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/6/15 | BBC
    Archaeologists and officials have expressed outrage about the bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud by Islamic State militants in Iraq. IS began demolishing the site, which was founded in the 13th Century BC, on Thursday, according to Iraqi officials. The head of the UN's cultural agency condemned the "systematic" destruction in Iraq as a "war crime". IS, which controls large areas of Iraq and Syria, says shrines and statues are "false idols" that have to be smashed. "They are erasing our history," said Iraqi archaeologist Lamia al-Gailani.
  • Did political speech cop Russ Feingold violate the federal Hatch Act?

    03/06/2015 7:20:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3-5-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold is doing more than dropping hints that he may seek another run at the seat from which he unceremoniously dumped during the conservative revolution of 2010. Multiple media accounts assert the Wisconsin Democrat has been “reaching out” to supporters — possibly potential donors — in recent weeks to feel out a 2016 Senate bid against first-term Republican Sen. Ron Johnson. But is the man whose name is synonymous with campaign finance reform and expansive political speech policing violating the long-standing federal Hatch Act, which limits executive branch employees like Feingold from politicking...
  • VIDEO: Arrested in US Honduran converted to Islam (Miami Airport Terrorist Nutjob)

    03/06/2015 7:20:28 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 7 replies
    El ^ | March 6, 2015
    Google Translation: Tegucigalpa, Honduras A Honduran converted to Islam was arrested Thursday at Miami International Airport, United States, where he threatened to explode a bomb. The woman, identified as Julissa Magdalena Iscoa Maradiaga, 33, could now face charges of terrorism. Maradiaga crashed his car in the airport infrastructure and immediately said to carry a bomb would explode. Military immediately proceeded to neutralize, pointing their guns directly to the humanity of the Honduran alleged. They also made use of specialized dogs to detect explosives. The police were trying to determine if low long dress women had explosive effect. In the video...
  • Darren Wilson: Free At Last!

    03/06/2015 7:10:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | March 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Eric Holder's Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in cold blood for racist reasons when he shot the black teenager last August. What did the massive six-month FBI investigation discover? According to the Washington Post, "after canvassing more than 300 homes and reviewing physical, ballistic, forensic, medical and crime-scene evidence" and examining "Wilson's personnel records, audio and video recordings," Justice concluded Wilson told the truth about what happened that Saturday in Ferguson. Officer Wilson is innocent of the endless libels and slanders in the press and on television, and by street...
  • High-powered laser weapon destroys truck from 1 mile away in ‘seconds’

    03/06/2015 7:08:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | Friday, March 6, 2015 | By Douglas Ernst
    Lockheed Martin turned up the heat on its laser weapon technology and destroyed a truck from one mile away. The Maryland-based company’s test of the ATHENA laser weapon was the highest power ever recorded of a laser weapon of its type. The Advanced Test High Energy Asset’s March 3 test destroyed its target in a “matter of seconds,” the company said in a statement. An image of the smoking vehicle accompanied its announcement. “This test represents the next step to providing lightweight and rugged laser weapon systems for military aircraft, helicopters, ships and trucks,” said Keoki Jackson, chief technology officer...
  • Blaming Who On State Subsidies

    03/06/2015 7:05:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Hank Adler
    King v. Burwell: We are all following the Supreme Court case challenging the Administration's ignoring of the ObamaCare requirement that individuals can only get Federal subsidies for their health insurance if the state in which they reside forms a state exchange. Only sixteen states organized state exchanges, yet the Obama administration determined to pay Federal subsidies to individuals in every state if they purchased health insurance under ObamaCare. There are some eight million individuals who will lose their subsidies if the Supreme Court determines to enforce the law as written by Congress. (One wonders what good it is to have...

    03/06/2015 7:04:43 AM PST · by shortstop · 25 replies ^ | 30/06/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    I think Mickey Gilley said it best. The girls all get prettier at closing time. That’s what I think about Jeb Bush. Right now, the night is young, I’ve not yet had my first beer, there are lots of pretty women all across the bar, and Jeb Bush is the crazy size-24 cat lady in the corner who smells of urine and eats her boogers. And has warts. And poor personal hygiene. And looks like she doesn’t like men anyway. I wouldn’t blank her with your blank. But I’m afraid I know how this night is going to turn out....
  • Mexican Drug Cartels Caused the Border Crisis

    03/06/2015 7:03:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Mexico’s warring drug cartels helped orchestrate the massive influx of unaccompanied alien children that streamed through the Rio Grande Valley last summer, according to a leaked report from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Contrary to the narrative articulated by the Obama administration and promoted by major news organizations, the children did not enter the country entirely “unaccompanied.” How, when, and where the alien children crossed into the United States appears to have been determined by transnational criminal organizations who exercise control over much of the southern border, according to the leaked report first obtained by the Houston Chronicle. Intelligence...
  • What happened to big savings at the gas pump?

    03/06/2015 7:02:17 AM PST · by thackney · 28 replies
    cnbc ^ | 4 Mar 2015 | John W. Schoen
    The plunge in gasoline prices has generated a windfall for American drivers. But so far, there's little evidence those savings are producing a widely anticipated boost in consumer spending. So where is all that money going?... Even though prices didn't fall until late last year, Americans saved some $14 billion on gasoline last year, or an average $115 per driver, according to estimates from AAA. The group figures if pump prices stay tame, those savings could amount to as much as $75 billion this year. That kind of saving—if consumers spend it elsewhere—could provide a powerful boost to the U.S....
  • Obama: Type Of Racial Discrimination In Ferguson Police Department Not Isolated

    03/06/2015 7:00:46 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 27 replies
    (CBSDC/AP) ^ | March 6, 2015 8:05 AM | WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP)
    President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today’s civil rights movement.
  • Scientists Harvest Organs From Aborted Babies to Use in Animal Research

    03/06/2015 6:56:37 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies ^ | 03/05/2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In California, a biotech company called Ganogen Inc. is bragging about their new research breakthrough in a procedure that harvests the organs of aborted children and transplants them in animals, where they can grow and then be made available to patients. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT On their website, the company calls the process Xenotransplantation and asks the question, “Would you accept an organ from a pig, cow, baboon or a chimpanzee to save your child’s life, or your own?”The founder of Ganaogen Inc., Eugene Gu, said, “Our long-term goal is to grow human organs in animals, to end the human donor shortage.”Here’s...
  • U.S. employers add nearly 300K jobs in February 2015; Unemployment dips to 5.5 percent

    03/06/2015 6:51:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in the February, according to the Labor Department's monthly survey and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent. The latest strong data beat expectations and follows on the heels of a robust jump for the previous month — a sign that the economy is finally picking up steam. Expectations among economists had been for the economy to add another 240,000 jobs from last month and for the unemployment rate to notch back down to 5.6 percent, where it stood for December. The slight increase in the rate last month was attributed to strong growth...
  • Is Islam a Sodomy Cult that Desires to Bring the World into a Sodomized Pagan Empire?

    03/06/2015 6:47:07 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/3/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    Islam is a homosexual cult that wants to bring the world into a homosexual, pagan empire. I did a whole video on this: (Watch video at link) The Islamic State (ISIS) are a bunch of homosexual, anti-Christian murderers. They are the purest form of the homosexual agenda, and they are just as evil and evil, and anti-Christian, as the reprobate sodomites in the West. There is a recent report that reveals that ISIS officials engage in sodomy with other men in their tents. According to the report: In a joint statement released on August 13 2014 two senior United Nations...
  • Senate Democrats Push For Vote On Attorney General Nominee (Loretta Lynch)

    03/06/2015 6:45:40 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 03/05/2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats pressed Republican leaders Thursday to schedule a vote on the president’s pick for attorney general.President Barack Obama nominated Loretta Lynch in November. She now serves as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.A letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signed by all Senate Democrats says Lynch’s nomination has been pending longer than any nominee for attorney general in the past three decades.Some Republicans oppose her nomination because she supports Obama’s actions shielding millions of immigrants from deportation.The Senate Judiciary Committee approved her nomination last week, with three Republicans joining all committee...
  • Poll: Palmetto Republicans favor Walker, Bush

    03/06/2015 6:43:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 6, 2015 | Neil McCabe
    South Carolina Republicans give further evidence that the campaign for the 2016 GOP nomination for president is stabilized into a horse race between the governor of Wisconsin and former Florida governor John E. “Jeb” Bush, according the Feb. 24-25 Townhall/Gravis poll of 792 Republican voters. With Bush at 19 percent and Badger State Gov. Scott K. Walker at 17 percent, the two men are in a virtual tie, said Doug Kaplan, the managing director of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based firm that conducted the poll. The poll carries a 3 percent margin of error. The surprise in the poll was the...
  • The terrifying prospect of the Scots ruling England is now all too real [truncated]

    03/06/2015 6:41:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2015 | Max Hastings
    To most of us, it seems like an eternity ago that David Cameron stood outside Downing Street the morning after the Scottish electorate rejected independence, and declared: ‘The people of Scotland have spoken. It is a clear result. Now it is time for the United Kingdom to come together and move forward.’ Today, however, six months on, the latest opinion poll suggests that the General Election in May could give Labour and the Tories equal representation in the Commons, with the Nationalists sweeping Scotland to hold 56 out of 59 seats, and the balance of power at Westminster.
  • Kerry on Spot When Asked About Saudi Hosts Giving Award to Man Who Said Bush Was Behind 9/11

    03/06/2015 6:40:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies ^ | 03/06/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – In the Saudi capital on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry sidestepped an awkward question about his hosts’ awarding of a prestigious religious prize to a controversial Muslim cleric who has expressed support for Osama bin Laden and accused George W. Bush of being behind the 9/11 terror attacks.“I really don’t know anything about the award, the process, the – I know, obviously, something of the individual, but let me find out more before I make any comment on it,” said Kerry during a joint press appearance with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal.A reporter had asked him, “The...
  • Ari Fleischer: 'I Guarantee You' Hillary's Emails Were Hacked (read by Iran, Russia, China?)

    03/06/2015 6:39:16 AM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3-4-15 | Hoffman
    Fleischer, who served under George W. Bush, said the disclosure that Clinton had used a personal email account — not a government one — during her time as secretary of State made her dispatches vulnerable to hacking. "If it's done from a personal account, I guarantee you China, Russia and Iran have them," Fleischer said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." The New York Times reported on Monday that Clinton used a personal email address to conduct official government business during her stint as secretary of state, possibly violating rules that official correspondence be retained. But Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill...
  • Are Obama's Arab-Firster Policy Hawks Anti-Semites?

    03/06/2015 6:38:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | March 6, 2015 | John Ransom
    Judging by liberal reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday, the Israeli Prime minister scored a direct hit at Obama's Arab-first policy. At least amongst the Arab-first crowd that Obama supports. "Given how much buildup the speech received," writes Matthew Duss in Slate, "and how much of America’s time has been wasted with the controversy surrounding it—it’s simply amazing that Netanyahu didn’t use the chance to offer any new or interesting ideas."And that's the best Duss has to offer in the Slate piece titled Netanyahu Just Did Obama a Big Favor.He never really gets to the big favor...
  • Cabral pads pension with pols' EBT card

    03/06/2015 6:35:06 AM PST · by luke1825 · 1 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/5 | Peter Lucas
    Instead he fired his department-issued shotgun in the air to begin the "shotgun" golf tournament I was in. In golf, a shotgun tourney is when all golfers tee off on all 18 holes at the same time. So this sheriff thought it only appropriate to start the shotgun tourney with a real shotgun. So he took the weapon out of trunk of his sheriff's cruiser, loaded it, took his place on the first hole and fired away. It was a blast.
  • A crippled presidency: The Obama legacy is a nation adrift in a world at war

    03/06/2015 6:32:05 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/06/2015 | Donald Lambro
    If someone were writing a book about America at this point in time, it should be titled “The Decline and Fall of Barack Obama’s Presidency.” In our 24-7 news cycle, the rush of events in the nation’s capital and around the world is seen as disparate stories that arrive at lightning speed, then are blotted out of our collective memory by the next “breaking news” report.
  • Russian secret services may have 'liquidated' troops who shot down MH17 [truncated]

    03/06/2015 6:31:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2015 | Will Stewart
    Russian secret services may have executed the troops suspected of shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, say sources involved in the investigation of the crash over eastern Ukraine. The Dutch-led probe is leaning towards a conclusion that a BUK missile fired from rebel-held territory downed the Boeing 777, killing all 298 on board. And it is highly likely the aircraft was shot out of the sky by Russian military personnel, according to a report by the Netherlands' state broadcaster NOS, citing anonymous sources in the police and the group of investigators working on the probe into the plane's loss.
  • Democrats Vow to Protect Boehner from Coup

    03/06/2015 6:30:02 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/06/2015 | Mike Lillis
    Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn't count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker.And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress. ADVERTISEMENT A number of right-wing Republicans, long-wary of Boehner's commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama's policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands.But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they'd rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing...
  • Woman In Custody After MIA “Security Incident”

    03/06/2015 6:28:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 3/5/15
    The FBI has taken over an investigation involving a woman who allegedly rammed a parked Miami-Dade Police patrol car at the Miami International Airport on Thursday afternoon... ...Investigators said at this time there appears to be no terroristic ties but Maradiaga-Iscoa was acting irrational and told officers she had a bomb. “Once they made contact with her she began to, in a high tone, yell in what appeared to be an Arabic language and in English told the responding officers that she had a bomb in her possession,” said Zabaleta.
  • Pumped full of drugs as his arm..another 'thief' is maimed by ISIS [edited]

    03/06/2015 6:25:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2015 | John Hall
    Militants fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq have released gruesome new images of alleged thieves having their hands hacked off in front of crowds bloodthirsty onlookers. The photographs were taken in ISIS stronghold Mosul and show in gruesome detail how the terrorists pump their victims full of drugs before using a massive meat cleaver to cut off the hands. Hundreds of people are seen lining the streets of the oil-rich city to get a better view of the barbaric act, which is carried out by several masked militants led by a white-bearded elderly man named Abu Ansar al-Ansari, who...
  • Racial Profiling, Justice and How We Came to Blame Law Enforcement for the Actions of Criminals

    03/06/2015 6:24:52 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies ^ | 03/06/2015 | Michael Reisig
    Justice and its applications, from the street to the courthouse, should be colorblind, especially for police officers who risk their lives on the front lines of civilian defense every day. They should never have to hesitate with the use of force because of the race of a person pointing a gun at them. But today, things are changing, and in our new, politically correct world, we have transferred the guilt of crime to the shoulders of authority.When we apply this new Al-Sharpton/Jessie Jackson knee-jerk reaction to every police altercation with a black man, we may have satisfied some members of...
  • Obama's Ongoing Assault on the Constitution

    03/06/2015 6:23:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | March 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    One of the many reasons constitutional conservatives consider President Obama a threat to the Constitution is his disdain for the separation of powers, illustrated most recently in his plan to bypass the Senate in making an arms deal with Iran. The Framers understood that throughout history, the real threat to God-given liberty had been centralized, unchecked governmental power. As such, they crafted our system in a way to limit the consolidation of that power, especially in the federal government. They did this in a number of ways, including establishing a system of federalism, which divided powers between the federal and...
  • Man Arrested After Calling 911 to Say Wife Stole His Cocaine

    03/06/2015 6:21:45 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/06/2015
    Police say a northeast Ohio man called 911 to report that his wife stole his cocaine and was then arrested himself. The Review newspaper in Alliance reports officers responding to the Wednesday night call discovered the man had a marijuana pipe and was wanted on a warrant for failing to pay hundreds of dollars in costs in an earlier court case.
  • Oil sector loses 9,300 jobs in February

    03/06/2015 6:19:30 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 6, 2015 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    About 9,300 oil and gas workers lost their jobs in February, as low crude prices spurred energy companies to lay down rigs and lay off employees. The 1 percent decline in oil and gas payrolls adds to the 1,900 jobs that were already shed in January and may just be the beginning of things to come. Producers have been able to blunt some of the pain from the plummet in crude prices — down from a high of $107.26 last June — by stashing oil in storage tanks around the country. But available storage space is filling up, and analysts...
  • OPINION: Christians, Jews, Muslims share history

    03/06/2015 6:18:28 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    President Barack Obama is right that the U.S. and the West, in general, are “not at war with Islam.” As he has said, 99.9% of Muslims want exactly what the rest of us desire, peace, justice and happiness.But the air is thick with misunderstandings and lies. Recently a Muslim woman was banned from wearing a headscarf called a hijab in a Quebec courtroom. Far from hiding a woman’s face, the hijab is a tasteful symbol of a traditional respect for modesty, not a mask.Many non-Muslims in the West have no idea how huge a contribution was made by Islam...
  • Weak Republican Questioning Allows CFPB Director to Dodge Questions on Operation Choke Point

    03/06/2015 6:11:31 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies ^ | 03/06/2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray easily avoided being pinned down about his agency’s involvement in Operation Choke Point in the few questions posed to him by Republicans at a Congressional hearing this week. Rather than ask Cordray directly whether or not the CFPB is involved with Operation Choke Point, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) danced around the edges of the crucial question. Duffy focused on Cordray’s role as a board member at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), another federal agency, along with the Department of Justice (DOJ), reportedly at the center of the Obama administration’s Choke Point...
  • EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Can't Answer Climate Questions

    03/06/2015 6:10:05 AM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 6, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    limate Change: Gina McCarthy, head of the EPA, can't answer basic questions about global temperatures, climate models or numbers of hurricanes. She didn't know being a global warming zealot requires knowledge of math. If the science of climate change was "settled," you'd think one of the generals in the war on global warming would have memorized the numbers that point to our planetary doom from a menace the administration says is a greater threat than terrorism. But McCarthy was asked some pretty simple questions Wednesday at a Senate hearing Wednesday on her request for $8.6 billion to help fight the...