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  • Exclusive Report from UCLA: Michael Mann stunned when asked about Nobel prize fakery

    10/25/2014 11:05:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    JunkScience.com ^ | 10/24/14 | JunkScience.com
    Here is an exclusive and detailed account of the UCLA Hammer Museum event featuring hokey stick inventor Michael Mann.This event was notable even before this report for: UCLA taking away Michael Mann’s false Nobel prize; andWeather Channel Founder John Coleman’s letter to UCLA denouncing warmism and demanding equal time for skeptics. Report on Octber 23, 2014 UCLA Hammer Museum Event “Tackling Climate Change Nationally and Globally” By Michael Greer (@thetalentscout) October 24, 2014Last night I went to the Hammer Museum to hear Michael Mann of Penn State and Brenda Ekwurzel of the Union of Concerned Scientists speak about global warming....
  • McHenry Questions DOD on Ebola Preparedness

    10/25/2014 10:57:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/24/14 | Congressman Patrick McHenry Congressman Patrick McHenry
    Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), the Chief Deputy Whip, questions witnesses on how prepared the Department of Defense is should a member of the American military be stricken with Ebola while in Africa.
  • DOD Admission: Only One Plane Available to Transport Infected Soldiers Out of Africa, One at

    10/25/2014 10:51:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    TeaParty.org ^ | 10/24/14
    “The idea that you’re coming before us and giving this type of testimony raises great concerns” (Infowars) – The US Defense Department will only have the capability to fly four service members out of Africa per week should they contract the deadly Ebola virus, a Major General said at a meeting today regarding the military’s response to the epidemic. Speaking at a House Oversight & Government Reform Committee hearing earlier today, Maj. Gen. James Lariviere told North Carolina Congressman Patrick McHenry that the US plans to have “in the vicinity of 3,000” troops in Africa by the end of the...
  • Bale Calls Moses 'Schizophrenic,' 'Barbaric'

    10/25/2014 10:50:07 PM PDT · by This Just In · 9 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10.25.14 | Truth Revolt
    Christian Bale has some novel interpretations of Moses, whom he portrays in the upcoming "Exodus: God and Kings." "I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life," Bale said. Hard on the heels of Noah, which took great liberties with the biblical tale, Exodus is drawing criticism from Christian websites.
  • Sacramento-Area Cop Shooting Suspect Had Already Been Deported -- Twice

    10/25/2014 10:45:19 PM PDT · by BAW · 5 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    Marcelo Marquez allegedly shot and killed a Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy and a Placer County Sheriff's Deputy, and also allegedly shot and wounded a second Placer County deputy and a civilian on Friday. On Saturday, authorities revealed that the suspect -- real name, Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte -- had already been deported twice from the United States. According to Sacramento's KCRA, he was "sent back in to Mexico in 1997 and again in 2001." The 1997 deportation was the result of "conviction in Arizona...on charges of possession of narcotics for sale." He was arrested stateside in 2001 as well.
  • Front National Councillor urges French far-Right party to convert to Islam

    10/25/2014 10:42:56 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 4 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | Telegraph.co.uk
    A Front National local councillor has embarrassed France's far-Right party by announcing his recent conversion to Islam – and urging fellow members to join him. Maxence Buttey, 22, offended officials of the anti-immigration party by sending them a video in which he praised the "visionary" virtues of the Koran and urged them to become Muslims. Mr Buttey, a councillor in the eastern Paris suburb of Noisy-le-Grand, said the Front National and Islam had much in common. "Both are demonised and very far from the image portrayed in the media," he told Le Parisien newspaper. "Like Islam, the FN defends the...
  • Officials Say Suspect In Killings of California Deputies Was Deported Twice [Amnestiites Listen Up]

    10/25/2014 10:26:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 25, 2014
    Officials Say Suspect In Killings of California Deputies Was Deported Twice October 26, 2014 The suspect alleged to have shot three northern California sheriff's deputies Friday, killing two, was deported twice and has a criminal record, federal officials said late Saturday. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said that the fingerprints of the suspected shooter match those of a man named Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte. Monroy-Bracamonte was initially deported to Mexico in 1997 after being convicted of dug possession in Arizona. Four years later, he was arrested and deported again for an unspecified offense. "The fingerprints were the basis for...
  • NC Judge Stands Up for His Beliefs in Same-Sex Marriage Fight

    10/25/2014 10:20:00 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    http://www.tpnn.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    While supporters of same-sex marriage rejoice over the recent rulings of activist courts, it is seldom mentioned in articles hailing these decisions that the Judicial Branch is overturning voter-approved measures that serve as an affirmation of the democratic process. NC Judge Stands Up for His Beliefs in Same-Sex Marriage Fight October 25, 2014 By Greg Campbell ZMarriedWhile supporters of same-sex marriage rejoice over the recent rulings of activist courts, it is seldom mentioned in articles hailing these decisions that the Judicial Branch is overturning voter-approved measures that serve as an affirmation of the democratic process. As the Supreme Court ducks...
  • California Cop Killer Was Deported Twice

    10/25/2014 10:12:00 PM PDT · by Yogafist · 8 replies
    Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | October 25, 2014. | Graham Noble
    Following his conviction, the 34-year-old Mexican was deported but returned again to the United States. He was arrested and deported again in 2001.
  • NH Dem Says 'People Didn't Lose Their Policies' Under ObamaCare

    10/25/2014 9:53:25 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/21/2014
    Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) Says No New Hampshirites Lost Their Policies Under ObamaCare
  • Hong Kong demonstrations continue to draw new supporters

    10/25/2014 9:38:14 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | (Oct 26) | STAFF
    Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are holding a street vote on Sunday
  • More Americans Renounce Citizenship, With 2014 on Pace for a Record

    10/25/2014 9:31:02 PM PDT · by cutty · 10 replies
    wsj ^ | Oct 24, 2014 | Laura Saunders
    Significant numbers of people are continuing to renounce their U.S. citizenship or end their long-term U.S. residency. ... The Treasury Department is required by law to publish a list of the names of people who renounce quarterly. The list doesn’t indicate when people did so or why. It also doesn’t distinguish between people giving up passports and those turning in green cards, or indicate what other nationality the individuals hold.
  • Farmer Claims Harassment by ‘Invasive, Abusive’ Green Group (Piedmont VA)

    10/25/2014 9:27:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Oct 25, 2014 12:30 pm | (Fox and Friends)
    A Virginia farmer is claiming that an environmental group is trying to drive her off her property with overzealous zoning enforcement and invasive inspections. Martha Boneta explained to Steve Doocy on “Fox and Friends” this week that when she bought the 64-acre farm eight years ago, she agreed to an easement, which allows the Piedmont Environmental Council to visit the property to make sure no laws are being broken. “We never dreamed in a million years that we would encounter so much abuse of power,” Boneta said. “It’s been eight years of invasive, abusive inspections that go far beyond what’s...
  • Pledge Aligns Childers with Hate Groups

    10/25/2014 9:24:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    In September, Travis Childers, Mississippi's Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, completed a survey about immigration. Childers' stance has consistently been anti-immigration, so his opposing amnesty for "dreamers," young people whose parents brought them into this country without authorization when they were too young to object, is no surprise. #What angers Democrats is the questionnaire's source: The Federation for American Immigration Reform, known as FAIR. The questions are: 1. Will you oppose or support legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to illegal aliens? 2. Will you oppose or support legislation that would increase the overall number of...
  • NBC: It’s All About ‘Gridlock’!

    10/25/2014 9:10:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Neutral Story Line That Isn’t: Looks like NBC has its midterm election line set: It’s all about “gridlock” and “polarization!” (Video clip, featuring Chuck Toddd, here.) You can understand the appeal of this angle to Turness & Co.. It at least seems to be a Neutral Story Line of the sort traditionally favored by big cautious MSM entities worried about appearing partisan –”Is This Anyway to Elect a President?” and “Nasty,Politics” are two other hardy NSL choices. (SNIP) If Republicans win, well, voters just saw that as the way to break gridlock! If Democrats win, voters were tired of Republican...
  • Audit: DHS pandemic supplies expired

    10/25/2014 8:41:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 24, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    A new audit has found major gaps in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) preparations for viral pandemics like Ebola: many of the supplies purchased by the government are expired. Officials have spent millions to stockpile medical supplies since 2006 without knowing exactly what to buy or how they would be used, DHS Inspector General John Roth said Friday. The agency also failed to track the supplies it did purchase. “We could not determine the basis for DHS’s decisions,” Roth told a panel of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee as he presented the 43-page report. DHS, which is...
  • Houston mayor says daughter was denied driver's test because she has two moms

    10/25/2014 8:30:12 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 66 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 25, 2014, 3:45 PM | James Queally
    The daughter of Houston Mayor Annise Parker was briefly denied the chance to take a driving test this week because her birth certificate and other documentation indicated she has two mothers, the mayor said.. Parker, who married her longtime partner, Kathy Hubbard, in California this year and remains a rarity as an openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city, complained on her Twitter account on Friday.
  • Obama choreographed hug with Ebola victim

    10/25/2014 8:28:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Kevin Rogers
    President Obama is usually “not interested in photo ops,” but apparently he made an exception for Friday’s good news that Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola, is now virus-free. Mr. Obama and Ms. Pham shared an embrace in the Oval Office, certainly a reassuring image for Ebola-panicked Americans. But according to still photographers on the scene, his hug with Ms. Pham was staged.
  • ISIS Loses Two More Iraqi Towns To Kurdish, Iraqi Offensives

    10/25/2014 8:17:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    KJRH ^ | 10/25/2014 | Christian Bryant
    The campaign against the terrorist group ISIS claimed a victory Saturday, after ISIS militants were driven from two Iraqi towns. The Iraqi army retook the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, which is 30 miles south of Baghdad, from ISIS control Saturday. In the north of the country, Kurdish Peshmerga forces announced ISIS had been driven out of Zumar, a town near Mosul, on the same day. Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi celebrated the news in a Facebook post as "a strong blow" to ISIS. A representative for the Kurdistan Democratic Party estimated the Peshmerga killed 81 ISIS fighters in the battle...
  • Citizen Jihadists: ISIS uses 'lone wolves' to mount cheap, effective attacks on US soil

    10/25/2014 8:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 25, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Al Qaeda spent less than $1 million on its signature 9/11 attack, but Islamic State has found an even more cost-effective way to strike on American soil - inspiring psychotic sympathizers to commit "lone wolf" attacks that blur the line between random crime and terrorism, say experts. Grisly photos and video of severed heads and mutilated bodies tweeted out and posted on the Internet, combined with explicit calls to kill, have allowed Islamic State to turn American citizens into weapons, say experts. The new technique requires no infiltration by sleeper cells and no planning, coordination or logistics. Yet, it is...
  • Inside The French First World War Soldier's Memorial Bedroom

    10/25/2014 8:10:03 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/22/2014 | Roy Mulholland
    Rochereau's books are arranged in neat piles on the mantelpiece, his collection of sabres hangs on a wall, and his bed is still covered by the same lace spread as when, nearly a century ago, he left home for the last time. A vial on the desk sports a label saying it contains "the earth of Flanders in which our dear child fell and which kept his remains for four years". On his bed the medals he was awarded for bravery, the croix de guerre and the Legion of Honour, are displayed in a glass case next to his képi...
  • Ten Commandments Attack Suspect Being Evaluated [He First Urinated On Monument]

    10/25/2014 8:08:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 25, 2014
    Ten Commandments Attack Suspect Being Evaluated OKLAHOMA CITY — Oct 25, 2014 A man suspected of driving a car into a Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma state Capitol is under mental evaluation, according to the Highway Patrol. "Investigators will continue to look into the case and coordinate with the Oklahoma County District Attorney on Monday, for any possible criminal charges," according to a news release from OHP Capt. George Brown. Brown did not immediately return a phone call for additional comment on Saturday. The suspect was taken to a mental facility in Oklahoma County, Brown said in the release....
  • A Lefty Explains What the Election Is All About

    10/25/2014 8:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Power Line ^ | October 24, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Rob Stein is the founder of the Democracy Alliance, an umbrella a group that organizes the funding of left-wing causes by rich liberals and interest groups. In The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado by Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer, at page 7, Stein explains candidly what politics is all about for the Left: “The reason it is so important to control government is because government is the source of enormous power,” Stein continued. “One president in this country, when he or she takes office, appoints…5,000 people to run a bureaucracy, nonmilitary nonpostal service of 2 million people, who hire...
  • Clinton Decries Outside Spending In Pricey N.C. Senate Race [Except When It Benefits Her]

    10/25/2014 8:03:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2014 | Dan Merica,
    Clinton Decries Outside Spending In Pricey N.C. Senate Race By Dan Merica, CNN October 25, 2014 Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) -- Negative, expensive campaigns is something Sen. Kay Hagan is getting an education in this year. And something Hillary Clinton knows very well. Clinton campaigned Saturday for her fellow Democrat at a Charlotte rally of about 1,800 supporter. The former U.S. senator and secretary of state -- and widely presumed 2016 presidential contender -- used her appearance for Hagan to decry Thom Tillis, the Republican looking to unseat Hagan in November, as someone who will answer to big business, not...
  • Suspect in killing of Northern California deputies was previously deported, authorities say

    10/25/2014 7:54:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 46 replies
    Los Angeles times ^ | Oct 25 2014 | Harriet Ryan and Alan zarembon
    U.S. immigration officials said Saturday that the man accused of killing two Northern California sheriff's deputies Friday is a convicted drug dealer who was twice deported from the country. Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamonte, 34, has been booked on charges of murder, attempted murder and carjacking in connection with a rampage through Sacramento and Placer counties that left two sheriff's deputies dead, another injured and a civilian seriously wounded.
  • President 'Not Interested In Photo Ops' Overheard Telling Nurse Pham: 'Let's Hug For The Cameras'

    10/25/2014 7:48:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Breitbart The Conversation ^ | October. 24,2014 | Debra Heine
    Dallas nurse Nina Pham was happily declared Ebola-free and released from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., Friday. Just a few hours after she was released from the hospital, Pham, her mother, and her sister got to visit the Oval Office and meet the president. According to US News, the White House allowed only photographers to witness Obama's greeting of Pham. Mark Knoller âś” @markknoller Follow Still photographers said they heard Pres Obama tell Nurse Nina Pham words to the effect of: let's give a hug for the cameras. 1:10 PM - 24 Oct 2014 532 RETWEETS 119...
  • Illinois orders mandatory Ebola quarantine for high-risk travelers

    10/25/2014 7:33:02 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/2014 | Carlos Sadovi
    Anyone in Illinois who had direct contact with a person infected with the Ebola virus while in three African countries will be required to undergo a mandatory 21-day quarantine, according to an order signed by Gov. Pat Quinn. The order, which was signed Friday, affects "high-risk" individuals who have come in contact with patients in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, the three nations hardest hit by the disease. The mandatory order also includes medical personnel who have treated people infected with the Ebola virus, officials said.[snip]Five U.S. airports are designated for passengers returning from the West African countries, including O'Hare...
  • Petition launched to recognize Kevin Vickers with the Cross of Valour

    10/25/2014 7:25:29 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 27 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | October 25, 2014 | Joe Warmington
    OTTAWA - Within minutes of ending the threat on Parliament Hill with a handgun, people were calling him a hero. Now others are calling for sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers to receive Canada's second highest commendation. "The Order of Canada is a fine recognition, but I think the Cross of Valour is an even more appropriate decoration for such an amazing act," said Brett Bell, who is spearheading a petition to see the ex-Mountie gets the recognition he so rightfully deserves. Vickers stopped Michael Zihaf-Bibeau after he stormed Parliament's centre block, having killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial. Moments...
  • Hamas Official Declares Intifada in Jerusalem

    10/25/2014 7:17:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 10/25/2014, 10:19 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar, declared the constant cycle of violence in Jerusalem an “intifada” on Saturday night, making rumors of a so-called “silent intifada” official despite declarations from the Israeli security establishment that statements to that effect are exaggerated. “Escalating the resistance in the city is the solution to Israeli aggression,” Zahar told Hamas news agency Al-Risala. Zahar also slammed the Hamas-Palestinian Authority (PA) “unity government”’s security coordination with Israel. …
  • Ex-CBS reporter’s book reveals how liberal media protects Obama

    Sharyl Attkisson is an unreasonable woman. Important people have told her so. When the longtime CBS reporter asked for details about reinforcements sent to the Benghazi compound during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack, White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor replied, “I give up, Sharyl . . . I’ll work with more reasonable folks that follow up, I guess.” Another White House flack, Eric Schultz, didn’t like being pressed for answers about the Fast and Furious scandal in which American agents directed guns into the arms of Mexican drug lords. “Goddammit, Sharyl!” he screamed at her. “The Washington Post...
  • Ottawa attack: MPs fashioned spears while Harper whisked into closet

    10/25/2014 7:02:16 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 31 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 10/23/14 | Steven Chase
    Stephen Harper spent about 15 minutes hidden in a Parliament Hill closet after a gunman stormed Centre Block where he and the rest of the Conservative caucus were guarded by MPs who’d fashioned sharp spears from flagpoles, sources say. After they heard gunfire outside their meeting room door Wednesday, members of Parliament snapped close to 15 flagpoles to make weapons. Some positioned themselves on risers that flanked doors, ready to attack an assailant.
  • ER Doctor: What Scares Me Even More Than Ebola

    10/25/2014 6:55:04 PM PDT · by Gadsden1st · 51 replies
    linkedin.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | Louis M. Profeta MD
    I’ve been walking the earth for a half a century, so I’m sure I’ve picked up a bit along the way. I know the Gettysburg Address by heart. I can recite all the presidents. I can taste the difference between Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, and I’m fairly certain I can tell you the starting lineup from the 1976 Cincinnati Reds. But if you ask me if I’m worried about Ebola, if our hospital is ready or if our nurses and staff are up to the challenge, chances are you will probably hear me say this: “Hell if I know.”
  • Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead at 71

    10/25/2014 6:53:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 25, 2014
    Jack Bruce, the singer and bassist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cream, has passed away, his family confirmed the musician's passing on his Facebook page. He was 71. "It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts," the Bruce family wrote. Bruce's publicist added, "He died today at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family." No other details were...
  • 2 arrested in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

    10/25/2014 6:46:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 25, 2014
    Two gang members were arrested in the killing of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl who was hit by stray gunfire while playing outside her apartment, police said Saturday. Ricardo Cruz, 19, of Buena Park and Alfredo Miguel Aquino, 20, of Anaheim were arrested late Friday and booked on suspicion of murder in the death of Ximena Meza.
  • Gay Marriage Becomes Legal In Arizona (RIP, AZ)

    10/25/2014 6:43:19 PM PDT · by LUV W · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 18, 2014 | Nation.FoxNews.com
    Gay marriage became legal in Arizona on Friday, a sharp turn for a state that became ground zero in the clash over gay rights less than a year ago when the state Legislature passed a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians.
  • Fracking Boom About to Bust?

    10/25/2014 6:30:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | October 24, 2014 | Bob Adelmann
    Crude oil prices have dropped below $80 a barrel, down more than 20 percent just since June, meaning price estimates by the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) have been far too pessimistic. And these low prices — and the fear that they could go even lower — are making a number of oil industry people increasingly nervous, with some prediciting that the prices are getting so low that oil companies are going to stop new drilling and even cut back on production from already drilled wells. On October 7, the EIA estimated that prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude...
  • Teacher tried to stop shooting at Washington state high school, while weapon is recovered

    10/25/2014 6:15:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    Fox News AP ^ | Oct. 25, 2014
    A newly-hired social studies teacher intercepted a gunman as he tried to reload during a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday, a union official says, describing her actions as amazing. Marysville Education Association president Randy Davis told The Associated Press Saturday that first-year social studies teacher Megan Silberberger intervened in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
  • White House Mocks Darrell Issa During Ebola Hearing

    10/25/2014 6:12:34 PM PDT · by yoe · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 25, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    [snip] As the hearing continued, the White House announced that President Obama would meet with the nurse in the Oval Office for a photo-op. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest additionally mocked Chairman Darrell Issa for his pronunciation of the word "Ebola" and dismissed the hearing. "I didn't see much of it," Earnest said to reporters during the White House Press briefing. "It does seem that most of the criticism was registered by somebody who struggled to pronounce the name of the virus at the hearing." Earlier in the hearing, Issa was pronouncing the word "Ebola" like "Eboli."
  • Russian Clocks Go Back For Last Time

    10/25/2014 5:49:27 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/25/2014 | BBC News
    Russia will turn back its clocks for the last time on Sunday to permanently adopt winter hours. It will also increase its time zones from nine to 11, from the Pacific to the borders of the European Union. For the last three years, Russia experimented with keeping permanent summer time, but it proved to be highly unpopular with many Russians. The Soviet Union introduced Daylight Saving Time in 1981. In 2011, then President Dmitry Medvedev introduced measures to reduce Russia's time zones to nine, and to keep summer time all year round. Russians put their clocks forward one hour but...
  • 'Dark forces' target refugee hunting scheme

    10/25/2014 5:47:17 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 8 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 10/25/2014 | TT/The Local/pvs
    The Swedish hunting association runs a project to encourage young asylum-seekers to learn about hunting, a move which has proved controversial among some far right groups. "These young people have no connection to life in the Swedish outdoors and how we look at nature, such as the right of public access. Many come from countries where it is plain dangerous to be out in the nature," said Magnus Rydholm at the Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management (Svenska Jägareförbundet). The project has been running for six years and has never been more more popular with some 200-300 young people...
  • Hillary Clinton rallies NC Democrats for Sen. Hagan

    10/25/2014 5:31:22 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 25, 21 | Mitc014
    Former Secretary of State of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Carolina Democrats on Saturday to work to re-elect Sen. Kay Hagan. Clinton headlined a rally in Charlotte with Hagan, who is locked in a tight re-election campaign against Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Before more than 1,000 people in a convention center ballroom, Clinton said the race will come down to turnout. And she asked Hagan's supporters to get voters to the polls on her behalf. "A race will often come down to who has more money, who is peddling more fear and who turns out. And there is nothing...
  • Coalition Seeks to Send North Korea to International Court Over Rights Abuses

    10/25/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | OCT. 25, 2014 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    Coalition Seeks to Send North Korea to International Court Over Rights Abuses By SOMINI SENGUPTA OCT. 25, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — Seven months after a groundbreaking report documenting how North Korea tortured and starved its citizens, a broad coalition of countries is pushing for the first time to refer Pyongyang to the International Criminal Court for prosecution of crimes against humanity. Japan and the European Union circulated a draft resolution last week among United Nations member states that encourages the Security Council to refer North Korea to the tribunal in The Hague; 43 countries have so far signed on in...
  • Alaska Wins With Independence; Stepping Aside for the Greater Good

    10/25/2014 5:16:51 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 89 replies
    Sarah Palin on Facebook ^ | October 25, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Our family is proud to support Bill Walker to lead Alaska! Bill Walker, Byron Mallott, and their families joined with ours and other Alaskans in Todd’s airplane hangar this week in a show of true Alaskan support, complete with a potlatch brimming with salmon, moose, and caribou hors d’oeuvres. Life-long Alaskans Bill and Byron have proven that they truly have our state’s heart and believe in putting Alaska first and ignoring status quo politics that get in the way of Alaska’s destiny. This is refreshing and productive, and Alaska wins when Team Walker wins! This unity ticket came about when...
  • Study: Non-citizens are voting in federal elections Probably tipped at least one Senate race

    10/25/2014 5:15:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2014 | AllahPundit
    I’m thinking this is more important than a “Quotes of the Day” post, no? In fact, so jaw-dropping is it, I had to read it twice to make sure I wasn’t misreading it. The site that posted it isn’t partisan either: It’s The Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post, a “data journalism” hub a la Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight that prioritizes insights gleaned from number-crunching above left/right argumentation. In fact, the conclusion to the post isn’t that the study’s results necessarily cast a pall over the integrity of some U.S. elections and even the legitimacy of ObamaCare’s passage. It’s...
  • Travel Ban, Visa Ban—Either Way, It Won’t Work. The only way to stop Ebola is at the source.

    10/25/2014 5:12:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/25/2014 | Tara C. Smith
    The biggest two words right now at the intersection of government and public health might be “travel ban.” But despite many politicians framing such a ban as a “common sense measure” to protect us from Ebola, a closer look at both the logistics and the history of such bans show that they are anything but. First, what are these “travel bans” all about? They’re a moving target, and they’ve morphed a bit just in the last few days. Initially they were a call to ban flights from the affected countries—Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea—into the United States, in order to...
  • New York, New Jersey to start high-risk Ebola quarantine [Preempting the federal government]

    10/25/2014 5:05:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/2014 | By Sarah Ferris and Elise Viebeck
    Anyone considered “high-risk” for Ebola flying into New York or New Jersey will be quarantined for three weeks, the states’ governors announced Friday. “A voluntary Ebola quarantine is not enough. This is too serious a public health situation,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said during a late afternoon press conference with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R). The federal government already stipulates that passengers arriving from Ebola-affected areas self-monitor their temperature every day for three weeks. Under the new policy in the two states, all travelers from high-risk areas will be interviewed about any contact with Ebola patients. If...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEDITATION ON SUCCESS ~ 26 October 2014

    10/25/2014 5:02:56 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 42 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          MEDITATION ON SUCCESS "Do not let this Book of Law (The Torah) depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." (Joshua 1:8) "Great success, like disgrace, can bring great trouble. Success which advances ego can make you lose your way." (Tao 13.) A lawyer once commented to me, "If you preachers ever convince people to live by the Ten Commandments, I will be out of business". Now there is a thought: lawyers out of business!...
  • Reprieve for Idaho ministers threatened with jail for not performing gay weddings

    10/25/2014 5:02:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/25/2014 | Rick Moran
    Authorities in Coeur d'Alene Idaho have buckled under the pressureof nationwide outrage at their threat to jail two ordained ministers for not performing gay marriage in their wedding chapel and declared the "Hitching Post" wedding chapel exempt from their "non-dsicrimination" law. Boise Public Radio: The city has been embroiled in controversy ever since the owners of the Hitching Post sued the city. They say a city anti-discrimination law threatened to force them to marry same-sex couples now that gay marriage is legal in Idaho. The story lit up conservative and gay-rights blogs. Wedding chapel owners Donald and Evelyn Knapp...
  • N.Y. official: Ebola policy 'a real stunner'

    10/25/2014 5:00:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | Ray Sanchez and Elizabeth Cohen
    A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of Ebola without cutting the flow of medical aid to the hardest-hit West African countries. The policy of isolating medical personnel and others arriving from Ebola-affected countries zones was abruptly implemented Friday by the governors of New York and New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie. The announcement came one day after a New York doctor who treated patients in Guinea became the first Ebola...
  • Excitement Mounts Among Colorado GOP

    10/25/2014 5:00:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 25, 2014 | Nicholas Riccardi
    The quiet murmur of several dozen Republican activists crammed in a small office in a Denver suburb was broken Saturday morning by a jocular cry: "Hey, everybody, what's going on?" Rep. Cory Gardner, the party's Senate candidate burst into the room and immediately began shaking hands and posing for pictures. Rick Murray, 69, a financial broker, shook his head in admiration. "You see enthusiasm like that out of anybody else?" he said. It's an enthusiasm that's mounting as Republicans watch public polls breaking their way in the final days in this perennial swing state. Republican enthusiasm is reflected in the...