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  • Ted Cruz unloads on Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul in new book

    06/29/2015 8:48:30 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/29/15 | MANU RAJU
    Cruz accuses McConnell and GOP leadership of maneuvering to dry up his fundraising and plant hit pieces in the press aimed at hurting him politically. He says GOP leaders cowered from joining him in big fights over the debt ceiling, Obamacare and gun control, accusing his colleagues of “mendacity” and capitulating to Democrats to avoid bad headlines.He contends that McConnell misled him in vowing to stay out of primaries when Cruz accepted a senior-level position at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. And he accuses a GOP rival, Rand Paul of Kentucky, of parroting McConnell’s talking points by seeking to “undermine”...
  • Obama says proposal will make 5 million more eligible for OT

    06/29/2015 8:23:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve because of outdated rules on overtime pay. Obama is unveiling a proposal to require overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week. That's more than double the current threshold. Obama says it would extend overtime protection to about 5 million workers. Obama says the proposal is good for workers and good for business owners who pay their employees what they deserve. He says that's because those companies will no longer be undercut by competitors who are paying workers less.
  • Damage to Muslim graves in a Nottingham cemetery in the wake of the Tunisia terror attack is(UK)

    06/29/2015 8:23:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:30 EST, 29 June 2015 | Sam Tonkin
    The desecration of Muslim graves at a Nottingham cemetery is being treated as a hate crime in the wake of the Tunisia terror attack. Nottinghamshire Police have stepped up patrols at High Wood Cemetery in Bulwell and other sites after name plaques and decorative lights on Muslim plots were damaged overnight at the weekend. Nottingham City Council said it was treating the damage to at least ten plots as a hate crime.
  • Escaped Inmate Richard Matt Died From Three Shots to Head: Autopsy

    06/29/2015 8:19:20 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 26 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | June 19, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    Escaped inmate Richard Matt was shot three times in the head and died from severe skull fractures and brain injuries, according to autopsy results released Sunday. Matt, a convicted murderer, was shot and killed Friday by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer after nearly three weeks on the run while hundreds of authorities searched for Matt and David Sweat, who broke free from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York on June 6.
  • Ted Olson: Not Illegal for Bakery to Refuse to Take Part in Gay Wedding Under SCOTUS Ruling

    06/29/2015 8:15:13 PM PDT · by GregoTX · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 29, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) Former Solicitor General Ted Olson told Fox News Sunday that it is not illegal for a bakery for instance to refuse to participate in a gay wedding under last weeks U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. It's not illegal under this ruling, Olson said in response to Fox News host Chris Wallaces question about how the ruling will affect religious freedom. There's the question and it became hot this spring of religious freedom. Can the proverbial baker or photographer who is selling his services openly, can he refuse to participate in a same-sex marriage...
  • Iowa caucus odds: 1 of these 4 will win

    06/29/2015 8:07:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | Steve Deace
    Turns out there is a silver lining to five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court committing what amounts to cultural self-immolation last week it winnowed the crowded field of 2016 GOP presidential candidates considerably. After analyzing the historical demographics of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, along with the overall environment on the ground, Im confident we already know who can win here next February and who cannot. Championship Tier Given the demographic dominance of evangelicals in the Iowa Caucuses, where theyre about 60 percent of the vote, as well as Iowa Republicans documented disdain for activist judges (see Iowas historic...
  • Federal workers' union sues US over hack, says OPM had ample warning

    06/29/2015 7:59:26 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    AP via Stars and Stripes ^ | 06/26/2015 | KEN DILANIAN
    The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history. The suit by the American Federation of Government Employees names the Office of Personnel Management, its director, Katherine Archuleta, and its chief information officer, Donna Seymour. It also names Keypoint Government Solutions, an OPM contractor
  • Report: Turkey Forces Yazidi Refugees to Turn Back at Bulgarian Border

    06/29/2015 7:49:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 29, 2015 | Michael Lucchese
    Turkish forces are reportedly forcing refugees fleeing the chaos of the Middle East to turn back from the border with Bulgaria. According to reports, as many as 600 refugees, including women and children, are being forced to return to their camps in Turkey now. One refugee told media that the Yazidis left their camp because conditions are unbearable. All that matters now is to move on, we dont even care where we go, one female refugee said. We are dying daily, and I cant stand it anymore.
  • Turkey 'planning to invade Syria'

    06/29/2015 7:44:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | Richard Spencer
    Turkey has sent shock waves through the Middle East by preparing plans to send troops into Syria for the first time, turning the civil war into an international conflict on Europes borders. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has authorised a change in the rules of engagement agreed by the Turkish parliament to allow the army to strike at Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), as well as the Assad regime, according to local newspapers. The aim is to establish a buffer zone for refugees and against Isil, but Mr Erdogan has also suggested that the main target of the...
  • NYPD Officer Bumps, Grinds, Simulates Sex with Gay Pride Parade Member

    06/29/2015 7:37:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 29, 2015 | William Bigelow
    On Sunday, one NYPD officer joyfully danced with a member of the gay pride parade, bumping and grinding and letting the parade member get behind him and simulate sex on the street in front of appreciative onlookers. Afterward, the gay pride parade member gave the officer a nice hug and kiss, while the officer beamed....
  • El Paso venue won't allow same-sex marriage ceremonies

    06/29/2015 7:14:25 PM PDT · by proust · 27 replies
    KVIA-ABC ^ | June 29, 2015 | Darren Hunt
    A gay El Paso couple contacted ABC-7 to report an Upper Valley wedding venue that won't let them get married there. The owner of Grace Gardens says she is exercising her religious freedom in denying same-sex marriages.
  • Donald Trump Refuses To Back Down On Immigration Stance After NBC Firing

    06/29/2015 7:13:00 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 20 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | June 29 2015 | Bonnie Fuller
    Donald Trumps not worried about hearing youre fired and hes not about to backtrack on his beliefs. Right after NBC cut all ties with him, the presidential candidate was already in a press conference, and revealed that even though NBC doesnt agree, he still stands by the controversial remarks on Mexican immigrants. Following being dropped by NBC on June 29, Donald Trump, 69, revealed that he was not going to backtrack and that NBC was actually just mad that he was running for president. The network announced that they were ending their entire business relationship with Donald Trump, dropping...
  • Ten Fold: Loopy Lew dumps founder for feminism

    06/29/2015 7:03:12 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 4 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 29, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Ten Fold: Loopy Lew dumps founder for feminism by Daniel Clark So this is what we get from a Treasury secretary who has to learn how to write his own name as part of his on-the-job training. When Jack Lew was appointed, his signature consisted of a lazily scribbled series of eight loops, which more closely resembled a tragic Slinky accident than any persons name. The only way it came anywhere near spelling a word was if he happened to be quoting Arnold Horshack. (Oooo! Oooo!) President Obama joked that when he saw it, I considered rescinding my offer to...
  • The State Attorney Generals Need to Meet Fire With Fire

    06/29/2015 6:57:28 PM PDT · by Uncle Sham · 6 replies
    June 29th, 2015 | Uncle Sham
    Since it appears that the U.S. Supreme Court has no trouble legislating from the bench, the various State Attorney Generals should treat their rulings as if they are proposed amendments to the Constitution and refuse to obey them until ratified just as amendments are expected to be ratified. In fact, the Republican Congress should offer new amendments to the Constitution for each of these ridiculous rulings so they can fail miserably in the legislative process clearly displaying that what was ruled by the court has NO basis of legislative support whatsoever and should be treated as the nonsense they are....
  • Rev. Graham on White House Gay Rainbow: 'May it Remind Us of God's Judgment to Come'

    06/29/2015 6:39:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/29/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on the White House being illuminated on Friday with gay-rainbow lights to celebrate homosexual marriage, Rev. Franklin Graham said it was "outrageous" and a "slap in the face" to millions of Americans who support real marriage, and added that because God gave the rainbow sign to Noah following the flood, it is an image forever "associated with His judgment" and a sign of "God's judgment to come." Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned pastor Billy Graham, further said that "one day God is going to judge sin -- all sin" and "only those who are found righteous will be able...
  • Ex-CIA Head: I Wouldnt Be Surprised if ISIS Attacks the U.S. This July 4th

    06/29/2015 6:35:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/29/15 | Mark Tapson
    The Blaze reports that former CIA head Michael Morell said today he wouldnt be surprised if theres a terrorist attack in the United States over the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Friday warning of heightened concerns over potential terrorist attacks during the holiday weekend. ABC News reported that the bulletin said Independence Day could appear to extremists to defame the Prophet Muhammad and would likely result in threats or plans to conduct violent extremist acts. The bulletin also warned government and military officials to be cautious of their social media...
  • OPM yanks background check system offline [eQIP down...back to SF86's?]

    06/29/2015 6:32:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    FCW ^ | 6/29/15 | Zach Noble
    Nearly a month after news broke of a massive breach at the Office of Personnel Management -- and three weeks after first denying, then admitting, that security clearance information was stolen -- OPM has shut down its electronic background check system. The agency said the move is a proactive step, not a reaction to another hack. In a June 29 alert posted on OPM's website, the agency says, "The [Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing] e-QIP system will be down for an extended period of time for security enhancements." There was no word on how background checks would be handled with...
  • China OPM hack prompts union to sue Archuleta, agency

    06/29/2015 6:27:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 6/29/15 | Ken Dilanian
    <p>The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history.</p>
  • Quick succession of terrorist attacks has officials worried

    06/29/2015 6:26:27 PM PDT · by plain talk · 12 replies
    cnn ^ | June 29, 2015 | Don Melvin
    The attack Friday at a Tunisian beach resort killed at least 18 Britons, but officials said Monday the actual number was likely to be 30. That would make it by far the deadliest terrorist attack on Britons since the London transport bombings 10 years ago. Yet it was just one of three terrorist attacks on three continents that followed one another in frightening succession last week. While it is not yet known whether the attacks were linked, they have left officials in numerous countries concerned about how to keep their citizens safe. Not long after that, a bomb ripped through...
  • Ted Cruz: A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America

    06/29/2015 6:25:22 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/29/15
    Book exposing the Washington Cartel hits stores Tuesday, June 30HOUSTON, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced today the release of his long-anticipated book, A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America. The book will hit stores nationwide on Tuesday, June 30. A Time for Truth offers unique insights of the inner workings of Washington through the lens of Cruzs personal experience. In the book, Cruz pointedly identifies the underlying fundamental corruption of Washingtons power players or as he has recently described them, the Washington Cartel. Cruz convincingly exposes how the rigged game works for DC insiders at...
  • What If the Oceans Were National Parks? [BARF]

    06/29/2015 6:24:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/29/15 | MATT THOMPSON
    Next year will mark the centennial of the U.S. National Park Service. In the 100 years since it was established, the national parks have become one of Americas most popular federal programs. Now, marine scientists and conservationists want to do for the oceans what the National Park Service did for the land. When the National Park Service was proposed, it was a really crazy notion, said Jane Lubchenco, prominent marine scientist and former administrator of NOAA, to an audience at the Aspen Ideas Festival. It was so far from peoples thinking that wilderness was important to protect in and of...
  • Earthquake reported in Madison County (MS)

    06/29/2015 6:21:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    WTVA ^ | 6/29/15
    The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has shaken Madison County, Mississippi. It was the third quake in the area in the past two months. Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center, says the 3.2-magnitude quake occurred at 8:23 a.m. Monday. The epicenter was about 4 miles southwest of Canton and 19 miles north-northeast of Jackson. Caruso says it was too small for any significant damage to be likely. He says analysts don't know what fault is involved.
  • Ted Cruz Welcomes Endorsement from Iowa State Senator Bill Anderson

    06/29/2015 6:20:26 PM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/29/15
    Lawmaker Announces Support at Annual PicnicPIERSON, Iowa – Speaking from a flatbed trailer flanked by bales of hay and political yard signs, State Senator Bill Anderson surprised the crowd at his annual picnic this weekend by “doing something I’ve never done before,” and announcing his endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz for President.Anderson, who is serving his second term in the Iowa Senate, invited Cruz to be the keynote speaker at the annual event held in the ball park outfield at Pierson City Park. When making his introduction, Sen. Anderson highlighted several areas that caused him to give his support to...
  • The NYT Doesnt Publish Religiously Offensive Images, Except When They Offend Christians

    06/29/2015 6:14:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/15 | Jim Treacher
    The staff of a newspaper can run any images they want, or refuse to run any images they want. Theyre paid to make those decisions. And when the rationalizations they give for their editorial judgments are a bunch of crap, we can point out that theyre a bunch of crap.Back in January, heres what New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet told his public editor, Margaret Sullivan, about his decision not to publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons after their staff was slaughtered by Muslim terrorists: He said he had spent about half of my day on the question, seeking out...
  • Ted Cruz: States should ignore gay-marriage ruling

    06/29/2015 6:13:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/29/2015 | By ADAM B. LERNER
    Ted Cruz has some unsolicited advice for the states not specifically named in last weeks Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage: Ignore it. Those who are not parties to the suit are not bound by it, the Texas Republican told NPR News Steve Inskeep in an interview published on Monday. Since only suits against the states of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky were specifically considered in the Supreme Courts Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which was handed down last Friday, Cruz a former Supreme Court clerk believes that other states with gay marriage bans need not comply, absent a...
  • Gay men blow kisses, taunting guy in Ask Me About Jesus shirt; watch his reaction

    06/29/2015 6:09:55 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 40 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 6/29/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The Supreme Courts decision Friday that same sex marriages are constitutionally guaranteed hasnt brought the love out from the left its brought out their hate. And its disgusting. Jeffrey Luscombe, who describes himself as a gay, Canadian freelance writer, thought it was humorous when a black man, wearing an Ask Me About Jesus sweatshirt, was blown kisses by a group of men as he tried to make his way through a gay pride event.
  • Same-sex ruling: Mixed reactions in Nigeria

    06/29/2015 6:09:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Nigerian Punch ^ | 6/28/15 | Bayo Akinloye
    Many Nigerians have condemned the United States for legalising same-sex marriage. The US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal throughout the country on Friday in a much-awaited landmark decision. In a 5-4 ruling, the apex court stated that the Constitution required all 50 states to carry out and recognise marriages between people of the same sex. The ruling made the US the 21st country in the world that recognises same sex marriage as legal. President Barack Obama who welcomed the verdict described it a victory for America. While Obama considers the verdict as being a welcome development, many Nigerians on...
  • Kelly File: Video of Donta Allen Interview

    06/29/2015 6:06:43 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 10 replies
    Fox News/Kelly File Live Broadcast | 6/29/2015 | Watching the Kelly File
    Watching the Kelly File right now where she is breaking some news, discussing the Freddy Gray case. You all may remember the news article about Donta Allen stating that he heard Freddy Gray "trying to hurt himself" inside the van. These claims he later denied to the media, claiming he never even spoke to an investigator. Well, according to Kelly, in a massive evidence dump today, not only did Donta Allen say what the original news article claimed, but the interview is on video. On that video he says "he was trying to hurt himself." Kelly is saying there's no...
  • Friendly reminder: We have the ability to MOP up Irans nuclear facilities

    06/29/2015 6:05:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/29/2015 | Matt Vespa
    It’s no surprise that the Iranian nuclear program talks are shaky; Guy has detailed the long, tedious, and sometime frustrating timeline of these diplomatic talks. So, given that we’re approaching the June 30th deadline–with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei issuing demands that the U.S. could never agree to–what’s the military option, if there is one? The answer is MOP, or “Massive Ordnance Penetrator;” the largest and most powerful nonnuclear bomb we have in our arsenal (via Politico): …at least three times in the past year, a B-2 stealth bomber has taken off from an Air Force base in Missouri...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Sierra Army Depot, California ~ 30 JUNE 2015

    06/29/2015 5:59:23 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Sierra Army Depot, California Sierra Army Depot is a United States Army post and ammunition storage facility located near the unincorporated community of Herlong, California. It was built in 1942 as one of several ammunition storage facilities located far enough inland to be safe from Japanese attack. The site also met the requirement that the depot be in a dry and isolated area. Since the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure decision (BRAC) to realign the Depot by reducing its conventional ammunition mission, the Depot has increased its emphasis on the receipt,...
  • OBAMA: WE NEED TO HELP PEOPLE OVERCOME THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

    06/29/2015 5:55:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 83 replies
    Truth and Action ^ | June 28, 2015 | Staff
    Speaking in the Rose Garden shortly after the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage was announced, Obama stated that the progressives in society needs to help those with deeply held religious beliefs overcome their convictions. Opposition in some cases has been based on sincere and deeply held beliefs, Obama said. All of us who welcome todays news should be mindful of that fact. Recognize different viewpoints. Revere our deep commitment to religious freedom. Sometimes there are days like this when that slow and steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt, Obama said. Although the progress might...
  • De Blasio comes up short on results, clout in Albany

    06/29/2015 5:54:24 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Newsday ^ | June 28, 2015 | By Emily Ngo
    Who's afraid of Mayor Bill de Blasio in Albany? Not state Senate Republicans, who denied his request for permanent mayoral control of New York City schools, granting him one year instead. Not Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who didn't deny he and his team were the unnamed officials in news reports who belittled the mayor as "incompetent" and clueless on influencing the legislative process. Not advocates for charter schools, who won a lifting of a cap for new schools over de Blasio's opposition in the three-way agreement last week among Cuomo, state Senate Republicans and the Democrat-led state Assembly. "There isn't...
  • America's CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL Pearl Harbor (2016) : What will Pastor Franklin Graham (et al) DO ???

    06/29/2015 5:49:23 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 8 replies
    . An Open Letter to Pastor Franklin Graham and the Christian "Watchmen on the Wall" organization. Pastor Franklin Graham, First, I have the utmost respect for your father, Rev. Billy Graham. Second, I am an unapologetic sixty (60) year old Evangelical Christian, who believes in the inerrancy of scripture. Thirdly ... I stand aghast TODAY at the (I am so sorry to say this) the "abject moral cowardice" of America's Christian churches. Today ... 29 June 2016 (Monday evening) is the third day since the "Day of Infamy" when the U.S. Supreme Court defecated on America's Judeo-Christian heritage ... and...
  • Diversity of New York City languages makes staying involved in kids education difficult

    06/29/2015 5:48:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | June 29, 2015
    New Yorkers, who come from every corner of the world, speak 180 languages. Not surprisingly, nearly half of public school students speak a language other than English at home. This makes life difficult for the city's Department of Education, which, according to federal law and its own regulations, must provide translation and interpretation services to the thousands of parents of those children whose first language is not English
  • Obama signs trade legislation; Boehner, McConnell miss White House event

    06/29/2015 5:36:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    resident Obama signed hard-fought trade legislation Monday, thanking Republican leaders who helped get it done and saying the package will reinforce Americas leadership role in the world. I think its fair to say that getting these bills through Congress has not been easy, Mr. Obama said as he signed the trade bills into law in the East Room. Theyve been declared dead more than once. The two major pieces of legislation grant Mr. Obama fast track trade-promotion authority
  • Sudanese Public Order Court starts trial of one Christian student

    06/29/2015 5:24:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Public Order Court in Khartoum North this morning dealt with the case of one of the ten Christian women students charged with wearing indecent dress. A group of 12 women students were detained by the Public Order Police on Thursday evening when they were leaving the Baptist church in El Izba, Khartoum North, because of their scandalous outfits. The young women, wearing trousers and skirts, were transferred to a police station, where two of them were acquitted on Friday. The agents of the Public Order Police had reconsidered their opinion about their clothes. The ten others were charged with...
  • Hyundai sees green future in hydrogen-powered cars

    06/29/2015 5:24:09 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 10 replies
    wtop.com ^ | June 29, 2015 6:23 am
    <p>YONGIN, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales.</p> <p>South Korea’s largest automaker has sold or leased 273 Tucson fuel cell SUVs since beginning production in 2013, lower than its 1,000 target, mostly in Europe and California.</p>
  • Single Mom Palin Insists She Wasnt Paid To Promote Abstinence, But Records Show ...

    06/29/2015 5:18:33 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 66 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 29 June 2015 | anon
    Just days after announcing her second pregnancy out of wedlock, mama bear Bristol Palin was back on the defensive, addressing the wave of critics who have called the former abstinence advocate a hypocrite in a blistering blog post. I have never been paid as an abstinence spokesperson,' she said, although RadarOnline.com has learned she earned more than $300,000 spreading that very message. ...
  • From lone soldier to military prison

    06/29/2015 5:13:05 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 29 June 2015 | Yoav Zitun
    Young American came to Israel alone to serve in the IDF, but ended up enthralled in a conspiracy to blow up the Dome of the Rock. He made aliyah from United States as a lone soldier, served as a fighter in the Givati Reconnaissance Battalion, was wounded in Operation Protective Edge, and was a short time away from being released and returning to his family in Los Angeles. But that was when he began his troubled path. ...
  • Rainbow of Hate: Catholic Priest Reports Being Spit On At Gay Marriage Parade

    06/29/2015 5:08:12 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    While a symbol of anti-Christian hate and repression the rainbow-colored gay pride flag flew everywhere, Father Jonathan Morris, a Catholic priest frequently seen on Fox News, reported via Twitter Sunday that during a pro-gay marriage parade in New York, two men walked by and spat on me.
  • What does the 'Facebook spy' reveal about Israel's hand in Syria war?

    06/29/2015 5:04:40 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    Ha-Aretz ^ | Mar. 31, 2015 | By Amos Harel
    An indictment filed last week in the Nazareth District Court against a resident of the town of Majdal Shams on the Golan Heights for espionage and assisting the enemy during wartime portrays Sudki Makat, a Druze supporter of the Assad regime in Syria, as the first Facebook spy caught in Israel..... claims in the indictment relate to things Makat posted on his Facebook page. The Israeli media also broadcast the recordings of interviews he gave from the Golan to Syrian television. The main claim against him in the indictment is that the information he posted on the Internet and...
  • David Limbaugh: Thumbs Down for Justice Roberts

    06/29/2015 4:57:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Last week's Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare (Burwell) and same-sex marriage (Obergefell) were enormously dispiriting for reasons beyond the substantive issues of socialized medicine and same-sex marriage. I couldn't be more opposed to socialized medicine, which I believe is the endgame of Obamacare, and I am opposed to the societal sanctioning of same-sex marriage, but those are not my greatest concerns with these two rulings. In both cases, the court flouted the Constitution, the rule of law, the English language and the truth itself. People who appreciate the unique American system of government and those who value truth itself should...
  • Jumblatt worried about Druze in Syria, security backlash in Lebanon

    06/29/2015 4:56:17 PM PDT · by BlackVeil
    Daily Star ^ | 9 June 2015 | Misbah al-Ali|
    Hezbollahs recent steady military advances against Islamist militants on the rugged outskirts of the northeastern town of Arsal have put MP Walid Jumblatt on edge for two reasons, sources close to the Progressive Socialist Party leader said. First, Jumblatt is worried that the Nusra Front or ISIS militants might carry out security operations or bombings inside Lebanese territory in response to Hezbollahs military gains on Arsals outskirts. Second, Jumblatt also sees threats facing the fate of his fellow Druze in the Syrian province of Swaida, a stronghold of the Druze minority ....
  • LA weighs rules to lock up handguns, police union wants exemptions

    06/29/2015 4:55:28 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 35 replies
    Fox News (Politics) ^ | June 29, 2015 | Fox News Staff
    Los Angeles city council members are debating controversial new gun law changes aimed at locking up handguns when they're not in use. According to the Los Angeles Times, the proposal would require city residents to either lock up handguns not being used or apply trigger locks to them. The proposal was authored by Councilman Paul Krekorian and is meant to protect children from gun accidents. But the plan has faced resistance from the local police officers union the Los Angeles Police Protective League. The proposed rules exempted active duty and reserve officers, but the union wants retired officers and...
  • Troubled and Trusting: A Sunday Prayer after the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

    06/29/2015 4:54:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Canon & Culture ^ | 6/29/15 | Trent Hunter
    Troubled and Trusting: A Sunday Prayer after the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Last Friday the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a ruling that requires the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in all fifty states.As Christians, we are not of this world, but we are in it and we care about and are concerned for what happens here. And so on Sunday at Desert Springs Church, in Albuquerque, NM, we prayed in reflection on the Supreme Court’s decision for our nation, for the church, and for everything in-between. Here’s how we addressed the Lord when we gathered...
  • Robert Redford sees 'last chance' to fix climate

    06/29/2015 4:50:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 6/29/15 | AFP
    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Robert Redford told the United Nations on Monday that negotiations on a global deal to tackle climate change could be the world's "last chance" to save the planet. "This December, the world must unite behind a common goal," said the American actor and producer. "Because look, this is it. This is our only planet, our only life source. "This may be our last chance." World governments will try to forge a new global accord to address climate change at a UN climate conference in Paris in December, with both developed and developing countries committing...
  • China's Great Wall 'is disappearing'

    06/29/2015 4:47:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 6/29/15 | AFP
    Around 30 percent of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities -- including stealing the bricks to build houses -- erode the UNESCO World Heritage site, state media reported. The Great Wall is not a single unbroken structure but stretches for thousands of kilometres in sections, from Shanhaiguan on the east coast to Jiayuguan in the windswept sands on the edge of the Gobi desert. In places it is so dilapidated that estimates of its total length vary from 9,000 to 21,000 kilometres (5,600 to 13,000 miles), depending on whether missing...
  • Can Gay Marriage Defeat The Islamic State? [barf alert]

    06/29/2015 4:43:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6/29/15 | Sean Davis
    No. Gay marriage is not going to defeat ISIS. Stop being an idiot.
  • As minorities come under attack, Hezbollah portrays itself as their defender

    06/29/2015 4:38:01 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 19 June 2015 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Hezbollah is seeking to depict a narrative in which it is protecting minorities such as Christians, Druse, and Alawites in the ongoing Middle Eastern sectarian conflict so as to conceal the ideological sectarian and revolutionary ambitions that it shares with Iran. Hezbollah, a Shiite organization, is presenting itself as the defender of the multi-ethnic Lebanese state and minorities against Sunni jihadists. For example, Hezbollah announced that it condemned last weeks killing of 20 Druse by al-Qaidas Nusra Front in the village of Qalb ...
  • British PM: Name 'Islamic State' is Offensive to Muslims

    06/29/2015 4:37:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/15 | Tova Dvorin
    British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on the BBC not to use the term "Islamic State" for the extremist group in Iraq and Syria, according to the Daily Mail, arguing that the reference to Islam perpetuates a "perversion of a great religion." "I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State because it's not an Islamic State; what it is is an appalling, barbarous regime," Cameron said, during an interview on a BBC morning show. "It is a perversion of the religion of Islam and many Muslims listening to this program will recoil every time they hear the...