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  • In Praise of Benjamin Netanyahu

    10/01/2014 1:22:03 AM PDT · by Rummyfan
    PJ Media ^ | 30 sep 2014 | Roger Simon
    ...This man, whatever his failings, is better able to articulate the global situation than any political leader currently in a position of power in any country by yards. In fact, virtually no one else is even attempting to do it. (Tony Blair did for a while before he turned, but he’s not in Bibi’s league.) Netanyahu may not be Churchill when it comes to courage, but he is Churchill, or close, when it comes to a precise mastery of the English language, ironic since he is the prime minister of a Hebrew-speaking nation. He is able to tell the truth...
  • Nigeria’s outbreak grew from a single airport case (Nigeria's action contain outbreak)

    10/01/2014 1:17:48 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | September 30, 2014 | Donald. G. McNeil, Jr
    Nigeria’s outbreak grew from a single airport case, while in the three other countries the disease smoldered for months in remote rain-forest provinces and spread widely before a serious response was mounted. Ebola, Dr. Frieden said, “won’t blow over — you have to make a rapid, intense effort.” While the danger in Nigeria is not over, the health minister, Dr. Onyebuchi Chukwu, said in a telephone interview that his country was now better prepared, with six laboratories able to make diagnoses and response teams and isolation wards ready in every major state. After the first patient — a dying Liberian-American...
  • City starts beer for alcoholics project (Essen, Germany)

    10/01/2014 12:45:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 01 Oct 2014 08:57 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    A city in western Germany will start a controversial project on Wednesday to employ alcohol and drug addicts to clean the streets in return for beer, tobacco, food and small amounts of cash. Social workers will closely oversee the project dubbed “Pick Up” in a dilapidated area around the central railway station of the industrial city of Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. An initial six people will sweep streets and collect garbage in return for €1.25 per hour, a warm meal and three bottles of beer after their shift, as well as tobacco for smokers. …
  • Expert: China Could Put US Orbiting Assets at Risk

    09/30/2014 11:08:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 03:59 PM | Sean Piccoli
    A growing Chinese military space program could put America’s orbiting assets at risk, especially now that China has demonstrated the ability to knock out satellites, says a professor of international affairs. China's anti-satellite weaponry is a concern because the United States is “much more reliant on satellite technology than any other nation,” for everything from telecommunications to guided missiles, Mariel Borowitz of Georgia Tech told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV Tuesday. …
  • Health officials tracing Dallas Ebola patient’s path (Dallas ambulance was in use 2 more days)

    09/30/2014 11:07:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 30, 2014 | Judy Wiley and Monica Nagy
    A man in a Dallas hospital has Ebola, the first human case of the deadly virus diagnosed in the United States, doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The patient, who is in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, did not develop symptoms until four days after he arrived from West Africa, officials said at a hastily called press conference at the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta. “He was checked for fever before getting on the flight,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden. “There is no reason to believe anyone on the flight was at risk.”...
  • Brookings Analysis: 37 Percent of Dem Candidates Avoiding Obamacare

    09/30/2014 10:57:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 06:20 PM | Cathy Burke
    Health care is a hot topic on the campaign trial for both parties, but 37 percent of Democrats running for Congress don’t even bring up the subject of Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, a Brookings Institution analysis has found. The study of 1,662 candidates running in House and Senate primaries also found just 25.5 percent of Democratic candidates were willing to offer even lukewarm support of the Affordable Care Act.Republican candidates, on the other hand, were adamantly opposed, with 73.8 percent favoring repeal of Obamacare, the study found. …
  • Report: Israel, Hamas Close to Terrorist Swap Deal

    09/30/2014 10:52:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Tova Dvorin
    Hamas and Israel may be on the verge of a terrorist swap deal, sources said Tuesday - trading convicted murderers for the bodies of fallen soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, hy"d. According to Israel Hayom, Hamas official Mushir al-Masri stated that such a deal is close to being concretized with Israeli officials. Goldin and Shaul were both killed during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza; after initially being declared abducted, both were declared dead - and analysts have said their bodies are being held by Hamas as ransom for more terrorist releases. Al-Masri hinted strongly at the deal in a...
  • John Boehner: ‘Very Few’ Republicans Will Oppose Me

    09/30/2014 10:49:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 10:27 PM | Cathy Burke
    House Speaker John Boehner says he isn’t worried about a conservative revolt that could oust him from his leadership post—asserting there’ll be “very few” votes against him when he seeks a third term in January. And he also dismissed suggestions his leadership team would strip committee assignments from GOP lawmakers who vote against him, telling USA Today Tuesday: “I just don’t think it’s necessary.” Boehner’s optimism may be whistling in the wind, The Hill reports. The news site last week reported frustration with Boehner’s leadership style was triggering talk among some House Republicans about ways to replace him, including Arizona...
  • Crist says Florida Gov. Scott has no integrity

    09/30/2014 10:42:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 5:23 PM EDT | Brendan Farrington
    Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that current Republican Gov. Rick Scott “has no integrity” and his policies are driven by “the almighty dollar.” Crist made the remarks while discussing his campaign to seek his old job with his new party during an hour-long interview with Associated Press reporters that covered education, the environment and claims by Scott. The gubernatorial campaign has been one of the most negative in Florida history. …
  • Ebola’s arrival in U.S. was inevitable, experts say

    09/30/2014 10:39:45 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 28 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Semptember 30, 2014 | Seema Yasmin
    The world suddenly seemed a lot smaller when news broke Tuesday that the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. is being isolated and treated at a Dallas hospital. While the outbreak in West Africa has sickened more than 6,000 people and killed 3,083, it was only a matter of time before the virus hit closer to home, experts said. Dr. Edward Goodman, hospital epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, said he was not surprised that the Ebola virus came to his doorstep, given the number of cases in Africa. There is “plenty of opportunity for people to fly...
  • PA Illegal Land Grab to Block Road North of Jerusalem

    09/30/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky & Ari Yashar
    The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion. However, Arutz Sheva has learned that just hours after the order was given, the Palestinian Authority (PA) sent representatives to the area and started illegally building corrugated iron structures to establish facts on the ground and prevent the usage of the previously empty land. Shortly after learning about the development, members of the Regavim watchdog group...
  • Hundreds of Thousands Face Health Law Subsidy Deadline

    09/30/2014 10:36:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 29, 2014 | STEPHANIE ARMOUR
    Hundreds of Thousands Face Health Law Subsidy Deadline At Risk of Losing or Having to Pay Back Health Insurance Subsidies from Affordable Care Act By STEPHANIE ARMOUR Updated Sept. 29, 2014 Americans in the hundreds of thousands may lose or have to pay back health insurance subsidies from Obamacare if they don't meet a Tuesday deadline. WASHINGTON—Hundreds of thousands of Americans face a Tuesday deadline to verify their income and are at risk of losing or having to pay back their federal health-insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The need for people to pay back the government could become...
  • MK Kalfa: Hevron Residents Have Rights Too

    09/30/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14
    The Finance Committee deliberated on Tuesday the transfer of funds to various government offices and authorities. As the debate began, tensions ran high when MK Stav Shafir expressed opposition to the transfer of two million shekels to a local committee in Hevron. MK Zvulun Kalfa responded...saying that “The budget for the settlement of the Israeli population in Hevron should not appear as a separate transfer, but rather as part of the State’s budget, just like all of the other authorities. The time has come for us to internalize that Jewish settlement is just like any other. The residents pay taxes...
  • 3 Mexican soldiers to be charged with homicide in killings of 22

    09/30/2014 10:11:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    latimes.com ^ | September 30, 2014, 7:53 PM|Reporting from Mexico City
    <p>The army had initially portrayed the killings in Tlatlaya, Mexico, on June 30 as part of a fierce gun battle. But investigations by journalists, starting with the Associated Press, revealed no signs of an extended fight and, instead, showed indications that the gunmen might have been killed one by one.</p>
  • Oil swoons below $95

    09/30/2014 10:07:50 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    alarabiya, Reuters ^ | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Staff
    World oil prices tumbled to their lowest in more than two years on Tuesday, with U.S. crude posting its biggest daily decline since 2012... the U.S. dollar rose.
  • Obama Expected To Attend Quinn Fundraiser Wednesday

    09/30/2014 10:04:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    Chicago CBS Local ^ | 9-30-14 | Craig Dellimore
    P resident Barack Obama was expected to fly home to Chicago on Wednesday, to help boost Gov. Pat Quinn’s bid for re-election. WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Obama’s popularity might be wavering nationally, but it’s still pretty high in Illinois, and Quinn was welcoming the president’s appearance at what’s expected to be a campaign fundraiser on Wednesday. “I’m looking forward to that,” Quinn said. “I’m a good friend of President Obama, and he’s a good friend of mine. He’s helped me in the last election, and I really need his help now. I’m really grateful that he’s coming...
  • Subaru and Scion beat competition with most traffic tickets

    09/30/2014 9:54:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | 9-30-14 | Robert Duffer
    Certain cars attract certain drivers. Owners of the turbocharged all-wheel-drive Subaru WRX get more tickets than any other car, with one in every three owners reporting a traffic violation in the past three years, according to a recent study by Insurance.com. “The fact that you have a WRX is not causing you to get a ticket,” explains Des Toups, Managing Editor of the insurance shopping site. “You are.” Owners of the Pontiac GTO, Scion FR-S, Toyota Supra and Subaru Tribeca rounded out the top five spots. The data was based on info provided by 557,238 drivers shopping for car insurance...
  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder: 'Not a Religious Act, Race-Related'

    09/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alton Nolen, the Muslim convert who recently beheaded an innocent coworker at a Vaughan's Food factory, was charged with three felony counts this morning at a Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Oklahoma. Nolen faces one count of first degree murder, one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and a final count of assault with a deadly weapon. At a press conference this morning, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said that the gruesome attack was race-related and not a religious act, but he did admit that Nolen was infatuated with beheadings, which was evident from his facebook...
  • WATCH: Iraqi TV satire features Satan and his Jewish bride giving birth to Islamic State

    09/30/2014 9:40:45 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9-30-14 | by Haaretz
    Fighting fire with satire seems to be the approach of Iraqi state television in producing a comedy series aimed to make fun of, and reduce people's fear of, Islamic State. But the trailer for the "State of Superstition" program caused enough controversy to prompt the producers to reshoot it, reports say. In light of Islamic State's massive show of violence through its videos of beheadings, the show was designed to "remove this phobia that has taken root in a lot of people’s minds," the program's chief supervisor, Thaer Jiyad, told AFP. The trailer for the show involves a cowboy, who...
  • AWOL Afghans Exploited Security Breakdown

    09/30/2014 9:31:07 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 2 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 1, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don’t. The Pentagon, State Department and Department of Homeland Security would like this story to be over and done. (Just like they wanted the White House “fence-jumper” story to be buried. But then we found out he didn’t just jump the fence; he also overpowered a Secret Service agent, burst through the halls and invaded the East Room wielding a knife.)
  • Kasparov: Putin 'the most dangerous man' in the world & a bigger threat to U.S. than Islamic State

    09/30/2014 9:20:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bianna Golodryga
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to today. In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, Kasparov outlined his reasons for believing that Putin should be what keeps the world up at night. He chided President Barack Obama for being too late in addressing Putin's aggression in Ukraine — ultimately annexing...
  • Obama, Two Weeks Ago: 'Chances of an Ebola Outbreak Here ... Extremely Low'

    09/30/2014 9:11:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/3o/14 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama, addressing the ebola outbreak September 16, 2014 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta: First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our...
  • Globe in Hong Kong: Protest of Politeness dares Beijing to respond

    09/30/2014 9:03:44 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 40 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Tuesday, Sep. 30 2014, 9:10 PM EDT | Nathan VanderKlippe
    “Hong Kong has picked up the baton and is leading the pro-democracy movement of China now,” said Rose Tang, who was among the student leaders in 1989. “Hong Kong is becoming the catalyst to kick-start the end of an era – the Chinese communist’s one-party dictatorship.” [....] What has been called the Umbrella Revolution could as well be dubbed the Protest of Politeness, amid a burgeoning of ideological optimism in a city normally defined by its conservative dedication to the making of fortunes.
  • Turkey nears intervention in Syria, Iraq

    09/30/2014 9:00:47 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    WP via Herald Net ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8:13 p.m | Erin Cunningham and Karen DeYoung
    BAGHDAD — Turkey’s government edged closer Tuesday to direct intervention in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, bolstering security along its border with Syria and asking parliament to authorize sending troops to the two war-ravaged countries. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters the proposal sent to parliament would include a wide range of options, including opening Turkish bases to foreign troops and deploying soldiers to establish safe zones for refugees inside Syria. The government wants the motion to be broad enough to avoid needing another parliamentary mandate for military action, he said. The motion is to be voted on...
  • Even if the Attempts to Stop the Spread Ebola are successful,

    09/30/2014 9:00:26 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 10 replies
    Shel Silverstein ^ | 9-30-14 | self
    YOU'RE STILL GONNA DIE So you're takin' better care of your body Becoming more aware of your body. Responding to your body's needs. Everything you hear and read about diets, Nutrition and sleeping position and detoxifying your system, And buying machines that they advertise to help you exercise. Herbs to revitalize you if you're traumatized. Soaps that will sanitize. Sprays to deordorize. Liquid to neutralize acids and pesticides. Free weights to maximize your strength and muscle size. Shots that will immunize. Pills to re-energize you. But remember that for all your pain and gain Eventually the story ends the same......
  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    09/30/2014 9:00:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 30, 2014 | DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGAARD
    The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa
  • 'Overkill’ alleged in Alameda fatal shooting by sheriff’s deputy

    09/30/2014 8:46:50 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 30, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    The mother of an alleged robber shot dead by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy during a botched holdup in Alameda filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday.
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    09/30/2014 8:42:53 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    KNPR ^ | Tue September 30, 2014 5:08 pm | Hansi Lo Wang
    Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years. But 45 percent of those who are eligible for DACA have not applied, and the cost may be holding some back. Immigrants have to pay a total of $465 to the Department of Homeland Security for fees related...
  • Nigeria’s Actions Seem to Contain Ebola Outbreak

    09/30/2014 8:38:17 PM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 30, 2014 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    With quick and coordinated action by some of its top doctors, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, appears to have contained its first Ebola outbreak, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. As the epidemic rages out of control in three nations only a few hundred miles away, Nigeria is the only country to have beaten back an outbreak with the potential to harm many victims in a city with vast, teeming slums. “For those who say it’s hopeless, this is an antidote — you can control Ebola,” said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the C.D.C....
  • Iran to give military grant to Lebanese army

    09/30/2014 8:26:38 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | September/30/2014
    Iran is to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army, the head of Iran's national security council said on Sept. 30, boosting security forces that are already backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Lebanase Army has been stepping up efforts to prevent Sunni Muslim fighters from Syria entering Lebanese border towns. Last month, the northern town of Arsal was the scene of the deadliest spillover of fighting in the three-year-old civil war in Syria. The rise of hardline militants in Syria such as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) presents a shared foe for...
  • Woman saves three relatives from Ebola

    09/30/2014 8:26:33 PM PDT · by heartwood · 10 replies
    CNN Health ^ | 9/26/2014 | Elizabeth Cohen
    (CNN) -- It can be exhausting nursing a child through a nasty bout with the flu, so imagine how 22-year-old Fatu Kekula felt nursing her entire family through Ebola. Her father. Her mother. Her sister. Her cousin. Fatu took care of them all, single-handedly feeding them, cleaning them and giving them medications. And she did so with remarkable success. Three out of her four patients survived. That's a 25% death rate -- considerably better than the estimated Ebola death rate of 70%. Fatu stayed healthy, which is noteworthy considering that more than 300 health care workers have become infected with...
  • Ebola and Taking Temperatures with Forehead Thermometers

    09/30/2014 8:18:49 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 33 replies
    self | Sept.30,014 | FR_Addict
    To check for Ebola in airports, they are taking temperatures using forehead thermometers. It seems to me all someone would have to do is use a paper towel and put cool water on the forehead just before the temperature is taken.
  • PD: Mom drove with baby in trunk to avoid ticket for not having a car seat

    09/30/2014 7:55:12 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 36 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | 09/29/2014 | AP
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - One mom faces child abuse charges after police found her 5-month-old child in her vehicle's trunk during a traffic stop.
  • Alleged Bucks County gay bashers have December court date

    The three Bucks County residents arrested earlier this month for allegedly attacking two gay men in Center City will have a joint preliminary hearing on Dec. 16, a judge ruled Tuesday. Following that hearing, a judge will determine if there is enough evidence to warrant a trial. The defendants - Kathryn Knott, 24, Philip Williams, 24, and Kevin Harrigan, 26 - were excused from having to appear at the status hearing by agreement with the District Attorney's Office. But attorneys for Knott, of Southampton, and Harrigan, of Warrington, said their clients are not gay-bashers. Williams did not utter any homophobic...
  • UKRAINE: The Russians used against Ukrainians ammunition with ceramic fragments

    30.09.14 07:41 The Russians used against Ukrainians ammunition with ceramic fragments. It's scary-military surgeon During the fighting in Donbass Russian units and militants use against multiple launch rocket system of Ukrainian troops, using ammunition with ceramic fragments. It is reported THERE is NO censor. with reference to "Ukrinform". "To operate the wounded by shrapnel more difficult because often the x-ray does not see them in the tissues of the limbs, chest or abdomen. Delete the metal shard, and behind it you notice the ceramic, embedded in the meat-and it's scary, "-such impressions shared on Monday told a military surgeon on...
  • Forget Ebola! Chikungunya Virus Creeping Into Southern United States

    09/30/2014 7:32:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Zachary Volkert
    Ebola panic has spread all the way to the United States, even though the possibility of it actually spreading across American shores is dismally low. People might be better off preparing for the chikungunya virus, which has been reported several times throughout the southern United States — including a third case recently reported in the Dallas area, according to CBS. Chikungunya virus has hit the hardest in the Central American and Caribbean countries of El Salvador and the Dominican Republican. Although exact number are unavailable for the Dominican, El Salvadorian officials are reporting that there are currently 30,000 cases...
  • CDC Refuses to Directly Answer If Ebola Patient a US Citizen

    09/30/2014 7:28:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep. 30, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesday during the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press conference, which confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden refused to directly answer if the man who traveled from Liberia to Texas earlier this month was a citizen of the Untied States.
  • Beheading is Against Islam, That’s Why Mohammed Owned a Sword Named “Cleaver of Vertebrae”

    09/30/2014 7:20:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | Sep. 30, 2014 | aniel Greenfield
    Can anyone name Moses or Jesus’ favorite swords? Mohammed though had a huge sword collection, a lot of them stolen from other people, because he was kind of a psycho. How much did Mohammed like his swords? He named them. And he liked them more than his wives or just about anything else. “The al-Rasub sword is one of the nine swords of the prophet Muhammad. It is said that the weapons of the house of the prophet Muhammad were kept among his family just like the Ark was kept with the Israelites.” Except the Ark contained the word of...
  • Romney on 2016: “We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race. We’ll see what happens.”

    09/30/2014 7:17:36 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 63 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 30, 2014
    Scout’s honor: Not until today, having read the words of the man himself, have I sincerely believed he might run again. The RomneyWatch™ posts are fun to write but not because Mitt 2016 was a real thing — I thought. They were fun because it wasn’t a real thing. It was a way to collectively pretend-scare ourselves, like playing with a ouija board. Now, suddenly, I look down and the planchette is moving by itself. And it spells M-I-T-T. A recent column by the conservative pundit Byron York noted that Romney had kept in close contact with many of his...
  • CDC issues Ebola guidelines for U.S. funeral homes

    09/30/2014 7:13:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WGCL-TV ^ | September 30, 2014 | Jocelyn Connell
    ROSWELL, GA - CBS46 News has confirmed the Centers for Disease Control has issued guidelines to U.S. funeral homes on how to handle the remains of Ebola patients. If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines? The three-page list of recommendations include instructing funeral workers to wear protective equipment when dealing with the remains since Ebola can be transmitted in postmortem care. It also instructs to avoid autopsies and embalming. On Tuesday, the CDC confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, a patient...
  • California governor signs 'gun violence restraining order' law

    09/30/2014 7:06:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/30/2014 | Sharon Bernstein Reuters
    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation - the first such measure in the United States - was introduced after police in Isla Vista near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family.
  • SCOTUS blocks extended early voting options in Ohio

    09/30/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This will certainly go down as one of the last minute, whistle beating acts of the Supreme Court. Very nearly on the eve of the recently extended – and highly contentious – early voting period in Ohio, the Supreme Court has delivered a 5-4 decision overturning a lower court’s ruling and forcing the state to file a new petition if they want the case heard. SCOTUSblog has the details. With just sixteen hours before polling stations were to open in Ohio, the Supreme Court on Monday afternoon blocked voters from beginning tomorrow to cast their ballots in this year’s general...
  • Name That Operation?

    09/30/2014 6:52:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Normally, when a President orders the military into action, the White House gives the operation a name to reference for the duration. Operation Desert Shield turned into Operation Desert Storm when George H. W. Bush shifted from deterrence to offense when Saddam Hussein refused to pull out of Kuwait. The operational name for the 2003 invasion ordered by George W. Bush was called Operation Iraqi Freedom, paralleling the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan’s Operation Enduring Freedom after the 9/11 attacks. Bill Clinton named the brief 1998 missile attack on Iraq Operation Desert Fox. That operation lasted all of four days, but...
  • Local Gun Shop Says Sales Up Due to Firearm Safety Act

    09/30/2014 6:36:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - The Firearm Safety Act of 2013 is hitting its one-year mark in Maryland, and a local gun shop owner says sales have increased significantly since the law went into effect. Parker Bandy, owner of Antietam Firearms, said he knew it would take about a year for people to come around. "Now they accepted it, we're helping them get their HQL (handgun qualification license)," Bandy said. "We're helping them get what they seek, because what they're after is personal protection. That what we're all about here." Before getting a handgun license in Maryland, you now have to...
  • Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

    09/30/2014 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 30,2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Northeast, once the nation’s political engine that produced presidents, House speakers and Senate giants including the late Edward M. Kennedy, is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region, according to experts worried about the trend. The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South and the result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington. Critics blame rising taxes in states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut for limiting population growth in the Northeast to just 15 percent from 1983 to 2013, while the...
  • The Top Three Reasons Why Liberals Hate Conservatives

    09/30/2014 6:17:48 PM PDT · by connell · 45 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | Sept. 21, 2014 | Christopher Cook
    Have you ever been verbally assaulted by someone on the political left with a ferocity you didn’t quite understand? Have you seen it happen to friends and colleagues, or watched in horror as the media establishment does it to a public figure? At some point or other, nearly everyone on the political right has witnessed or been the victim of an attack designed not to elucidate facts, but rather to paint him or her as a villain. My attention was recently drawn to a typical such calumny from a Facebook exchange: Republicans hate anything that isn’t white, wealthy, and christian...
  • Support House Bill 620 and Marine Tahmooressi

    09/30/2014 6:04:17 PM PDT · by rongkirby · 5 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/30/14 | Susy Raybon
    Support House Bill 620 to Free Marine Tahmooressi, 10 AM Oct 1, at Rayburn Bldg
  • Landrieu Slammed in New Ad ‘Mary hasn’t helped us at all’

    09/30/2014 6:02:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Sep. 30, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Louisiana Republican state senator Elbert Guillory released a hard-hitting ad against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) on Tuesday, saying that the Democrat has done nothing for the black community in her 18 years in the senate. “Mary Landrieu first ran for Senate in 1996 promising to be a champion for the black community. Eighteen years later, little has changed,” Guillory says, standing on a street corner in Opelousas, La. “Our communities are poorer than they were in 1996. Our schools continue to fail our children. Our jails are filled with young black men who should be at home being fathers....
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Should Be On Your Fall Bucket List Quiz - Wed., September 31, 2014

    09/30/2014 5:59:56 PM PDT · by LUV W · 87 replies
    The Best Troops and Veterans In The World and their families, too!! | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... "What Should Be On Your Fall Bucket List" Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • PEF debit card case kept private

    09/30/2014 5:53:45 PM PDT · by Shady · 4 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | 9/30/14 | Brendan J Lyons
    Albany Officials at one of the state's largest public labor unions shielded a downstate council leader from potential prosecution after she allegedly used a union debit card to make at least $20,000 in questionable purchases — including liquor, restaurant bills and home improvement items. Several people familiar with the matter, and internal documents filed with the Albany-based Public Employees Federation, indicate PEF's leaders asked to handle the matter as an internal "ethics violation" when contacted several months ago by the office of Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe. The union represents more than 53,000 state government workers. The district...