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  • Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

    08/27/2014 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2014 9:14 AM EDT
    The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Chancellor Angela Merkelís Cabinet was proposing a six-month limit on EU citizens staying in the country, which is Europeís biggest economy, without a job. In addition, he said EU citizens suspected of having abused Germanyís welfare system can be banned from re-entering the country. ďFreedom of movement is an essential part of the European integration, which we fully stand behind,Ē de Maiziere told reporters...
  • Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

    08/27/2014 7:57:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII
    AP via Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. The mission, if it went forward, would be the second recent U.S. military humanitarian intervention in Iraq. U.S. cargo planes dropped tons of food and water to displaced Yazidis on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq earlier this month, supported by U.S. airstrikes on nearby Islamic State fighting positions. The administration is now focused on the imperiled town of Amirli, which is situated about 105 miles...
  • Dutch Woman Euthanized Who Feared Going to Nursing Home

    08/27/2014 7:55:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/27/14 | Paul Russell
    It‚Äôs official. Like Belgium, The Netherlands has completely lost any sense of respect for the law and has leapt, lemming like off the moral cliff.Dutch news is reporting on the euthanasia death of an elderly woman who sought euthanasia because she did not want to live in a nursing home.The report said that she visited a ‚Äėspecial clinic set up to help people whose doctors do not support euthanasia‚Äô. This incident sparked the second reprimand of the ‚ÄėLife Clinic‚Äô in the last four months. In the previous case the same clinic euthanasied a woman with identified psychiatric problems without enough...
  • Suspect in Oakland joy-ride killings arrested in Mexico

    08/27/2014 7:53:41 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 27, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    A suspect in a 2001 double killing in Oakland sparked by a dispute over a car-stereo installation and an incident of joy-riding has been arrested in Mexico, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Reduce Opioid Deaths (Propaganda)

    08/27/2014 7:45:57 AM PDT · by mgist · 4 replies
    JAMA ^ | 8/26/14 | Kuehn
    Author Insights: Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Reduce Opioid Deaths BY BRIDGET M. KUEHN on AUGUST 26, 2014 Marcus A. Bachhuber, MD, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and colleagues found that states that legalize marijuana experience lower rates of opioid deaths, on average, compared with states that donít allow medical marijuana. Image: University of Pennsylvania Opioid-overdose deaths increased in states across the country between 1999 and 2010, but states that legalized medical marijuana saw less-steep increases than those without, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine this week. Growing use...
  • Feds Spend $1 Million To Track ĎMisinformationí And Hate Speech On Twitter

    08/27/2014 7:43:47 AM PDT · by Baynative · 10 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | Posted: August 26, 2014 | Tara Dodrill
    Via the Lars Larson Radio Show, yesterday: The federal government spent $1 million to create a database to track hate speech and ďmisinformationĒ on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is behind the creation of the online government monitoring project. The database will reportedly include searches for ďsuspicious memes,Ē ďfalse and misleading ideasĒ and will place particular focus on online political activity.
  • Bill Gates Is Going Up Against The NRA

    08/27/2014 7:42:12 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    BI - VentureBeat ^ | 8-27-2014 | Gregory Ferenstein
    Gregory Ferenstein, VentureBeat August 27, 2014Bill Gates is opening up his considerable piggy bank in Silicon Valleyís fight against the National Rifle Association. The Microsoft billionaire donated $1 million to Initiative 594, which will require criminal background checks for firearm sales. Gates joins a long line of high-profile activists in the fighting the powerful gun lobby. Michael Bloombergís plans post mayoral duties include large campaigns for gun control. Noted Facebook investor Ron Conway has made gun reform his signature political cause, championing hackathons to prevent gun violence and spearheading a venture project for innovative anti-violence technology. For Gates, this may...
  • Obama reportedly plotting end-run around Congress on global climate change deal

    08/27/2014 7:42:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/27/14 | foxnews.com
    President Obama reportedly plans to do an end-run around Congress to forge an international climate change deal, effectively bypassing the Constitution's requirement to get the Senate's approval for a treaty. The New York Times reported that the agreement is slated to be signed at a United Nations meeting next year in Paris. However, because the U.S. Senate is unlikely to ratify any international climate treaty, Obamaís negotiators reportedly are working toward an alternative agreement Ė a ďpolitically bindingĒ deal that would serve in lieu of a bona-fide treaty.
  • CBO forecasts $506 billion budget deficit for 2014 (1.5% GDP)

    08/27/2014 7:41:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 27, 2014 | By Robert Schroeder
    The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday raised its estimate of the federal governmentís budget deficit for the current fiscal year as it slashed its growth forecast, and warned red ink was due to rise in coming years if Washington doesnít change current laws. In an update of budget and economic projections for 2014 to 2024, the nonpartisan CBO said the U.S. governmentís deficit for fiscal 2014 will be $506 billion, or 2.9% of gross domestic product. The new estimate is $14 billion more than the agencyís prior estimate for the year, issued in April. The agency lowered its projection of...
  • Obama plans to ink climate deal without Senate approval

    08/27/2014 7:41:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Rick Moran
    President Obama is planning to use some legislative trickery to write a new climate change accord and bypass the Senate's historic responsibility to approve treaties. Hey! At least he's consistent in his lawbreaking.
  • IRS lawyer: Lois Lerner's Blackberry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional probe

    08/27/2014 7:41:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/27/2014 | By Doug McKelway
    Lois Lernerís Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration. Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the Blackberry was "removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012." That date - June 2012 - is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about...
  • Don't Be Fooled: This Week's Economic Data Should Be Taken With a Large Grain of Salt!

    08/27/2014 7:39:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - A bunch of economic numbers from the government this week, which should be taken with a large grain of salt, were expected to show the economy was doing much better in the past three months. Well, we've seen these periodic, fragmentary numbers many times before, only to see the economy continue to slowly slog along at its painfully lackluster, jobs-challenged pace for the past six and a half years now. President Obama will recite the exaggerated economic numbers that his cherry-picking speech writers select to prove that he's brought the economy back from the bring of recession. But...
  • Whatís the matter with Kansas?; Republicans are in trouble in a supposedly "wave" election year

    08/27/2014 7:38:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans have reason to hope for a wave election in 2014, with Barack Obama‚Äôs approval ratings sinking to a six-year floor and Democrats defending several red-state Senate seats. That wave hasn‚Äôt washed ashore in Kansas, which one would normally expect to be reliably Republican in the current environment. Republicans even have incumbents running for both the gubernatorial and Senate seats, which should make it an easy hold. According to a new Survey USA poll, though, it looks like both Republican incumbents are in trouble: Despite primary wins 3 weeks ago for both top-ticket incumbent Kansas Republicans ‚Äď Governor Sam...
  • WHO Worker Ebola Infections Mount: Sierra Leone Lab Shut, Senegal Doctor Flown To Hamburg

    08/27/2014 7:35:39 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-27-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 08/27/2014 There is reason to be concerned "about whether the proposed resources would be adequate," warns a Harvard professor as the World Health Organization 'battle strategy' draft calls for more than $430 million to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control. This morning we hear of yet another health worker infected - and being flown home to Hamburg for treatment from Sengal and the WHO has shut a lab in Sierra Leone after health workers became infected. A glimpse at the following 3 charts should have the entire world throwing money at them... More than $430...
  • Pentagon unsure if Qatar is a state sponsor of terror

    08/27/2014 7:34:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2014 | Carol Brown
    At a recent press conference with a spokesperson for the Pentagon, a journalist asked if the spokesperson could characterize the relationship between the United States and Qatar, noting reports that Qatar supports Islamist terror groups. To which the man replied: We continue to have a solid military to military relationship with Qatar…. Obviously, we don’t encourage any support by any nation for terrorist groups and extremists, particularly in that part of the world. Asked if he was concerned that Qatar has supported terrorist groups, he stated: I’ve seen those reports and if the reports are true absolutely that’s concerning. “If...
  • China, Vietnam call truce on maritime tensions

    08/27/2014 7:34:36 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin
    Xinhua ^ | 2014-08-27 19:48:40
    Liu Yunshan (R), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, holds talks with Le Hong Anh, special envoy of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam(CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, also a Politburo member and standing secretary of the Secretariat of the CPV Central Committee, in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 27, 2014. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo) BEIJING, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- China and Vietnam will avoid any actions that might worsen their disputes on maritime issues, Chinese...
  • Marriage is Different from Popular Perception, Study finds

    08/27/2014 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    The popular ďtry before you buyĒ mentality may be helpful when buying a car, but not necessarily when preparing for marriage. As summarized by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, ďWhat happens in Vegas doesnít always stay in Vegas,Ē so be careful what you do before marriage. wedding photo With so much attention given to the definition of marriage, the discussion about successful traditional marriages can often be neglected or overlooked. Left to educate the world on how to create a lasting and meaningful marriage are Hollywood and magazine standsóbusinesses that thrive on popularity and not necessarily...
  • IRS ethics lawyer facing possible disbarment, accused of lying

    08/27/2014 7:31:09 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    A lawyer in the IRS ethics office is facing the possibility of being disbarred, according to records that accuse her of lying to a court-appointed board and hiding what sheíd done with money from a settlement that was supposed to go to two medical providers who had treated her client. The disciplinary arm of the D.C. Court of Appeals has recommended that Takisha McGee, a section manager in the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, lose her law license over the charge, which stems from a personal injury case she worked about a year before she joined the tax agency.
  • Obama plans to ink climate deal without Senate approval

    08/27/2014 7:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2014 | Rick Moran
    President Obama is planning to use some legislative trickery to write a new climate change accord and bypass the Senate's historic responsibility to approve treaties.Hey! At least he's consistent in his lawbreaking. The Hill: Obama's climate team is putting together a ‚Äúpolitically binding‚ÄĚ deal to ‚Äúname and shame‚ÄĚ nations to cut their emissions, according to¬†The New York Times. The administration‚Äôs hope is to get the deal signed by a United Nations summit next year in Paris. Because the Senate would be unlikely to ratify a treaty on global warming, the administration is seeking to mix fresh voluntary pledges with legally...
  • Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

    08/27/2014 7:28:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 27, 2014
    Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed Militants in Syria A Chicago-born man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. "We were aware of U.S. Citizen Douglas McAuthur McCain's presence in Syria and can confirm his death," U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of New Hope, Minn. McCain, who was born in Chicago, was killed...
  • Ted Cruz supports ALS research that 'respects human life'

    08/27/2014 7:27:53 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2014, 07:06 pm | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last week in support of a research institution that does not use embryonic stem cells. Cruz posted on his Facebook page Tuesday that he and his wife personally support the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, which conducts groundbreaking research into a cure for the disease "without using embryonic stem cells" and that "respects human life." The ALS Association, however, is the nonprofit most linked with the viral challenge that urges those nominated to pour a bucket of ice water on their head or donate money to fight ALS, more...
  • US court scraps order to seize Kurdish crude from tanker near Texas

    08/27/2014 7:27:51 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    HŁrriyet ^ | August/26/2014
    A U.S. court on Aug. 25 threw out an order to seize some 1 million barrels of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude oil from a tanker near Texas, a move that could allow the cargo to be delivered and end a nearly month-long impasse. The United Kalavrvta tanker, carrying about $100 million worth of Kurdish crude, has been anchored in the Gulf of Mexico for weeks, as the Iraqi region of Kurdistan wages a legal battle over ownership with the central government of Iraq. At the request of Baghdad, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in July...
  • Islamic State Threat Is Something That We Have Seen Before

    08/27/2014 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Stephen Smoot
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel sounded the tocsin last week about ISIS, saying "they are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of ... military prowess. They are tremendously well-funded. This is beyond anything we've seen."He also described them as ďan imminent threat to every interest that we have.ĒThe threat, however, is not unprecedented. Western Civilization has faced this before. Its failure to quickly kill it led to the suffering and death of tens of millions, although freedom ultimately prevailed.ISIS today looks like the 1919 version of the Bolsheviks. Will ISIS elevate itself, as the Communists did,...
  • BREAKING Officials: Military aircraft crashed in Augusta County

    08/27/2014 7:26:28 AM PDT · by iceskater · 13 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Aug 27, 2014 10:18 AM EST | Shawn Maclauchlan
    A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened around 9 a.m. near Deerfield Valley Road. It is believed to be an F-115, but officials have not confirmed this yet.
  • Confiscatory Taxes, Eh? What does "Economic Patriotism" Really Mean?

    08/27/2014 7:25:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/27/2014 | The Editors
    If youíre looking to move from Miami to Canada, as Burger King Worldwide is, chances are excellent that your motive is something other than the weather. The word ďinversionĒ has entered the popular vocabulary, describing a tax-driven corporate merger in which a U.S. firm acquires an overseas company and then relocates its legal domicile to that firmís home tax jurisdiction. The purpose of this is in no small part to escape the onerous U.S. corporate income tax. Thatís what Burger King is looking to do by acquiring beloved Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons, which is based in Ontario. A number...
  • Restoration of Ottoman Sultan mansion for President Erdogan

    08/27/2014 7:24:43 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    HŁrriyet ^ | August/27/2014
    The restoration of a historical mansion in Istanbul, a possible residence for President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been strongly criticized by Ilber OrtaylńĪ, a Turkish historian of the Ottoman era. Works in the mansion of the last Ottoman Sultan Vahideddin (also known as Mehmed VI) were launched two months ago, amid controversy over the possible destruction of nearby buildings. OrtaylńĪ said that although he supported the use of historical buildings, he found the Vahdettin Mansion¬ís current restoration incompatible with the historical reality and architectural rules of its epoch. ¬ďAsk the heirs of the property, or architectural historians ¬Ė no one...
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to sue Obama Administration on Common Core

    08/27/2014 7:24:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-27-14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he was filing a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Obama administration over alleged manipulation of grant money to force states to accept Common Core as their school standards. Mr. Jindal is also accusing the White House of manipulating the regulatory process to compel states to take the much-disputed educational program, The Associated Press reported. The U.S. Department of Education used its $4.3 billion grant program and waiver policy to press states into accepting the same educational testing and standards program. Mr. Jindal said that action ďeffectively forces states down a path toward a national curriculum,Ē...
  • How Obama Caused ISIS

    08/27/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/27/2014 | Ira Strauss
    The Syria policy of the Obama administration is the main reason for the growth of the Islamic State (or ISIS) Ė and with it, for the current crisis in Iraq, and for a greatly increased danger of terrorism in Europe and America. Administration policy has fanned the rebellion in Syria and kept it going for three full years, while doing nothing to bring it to a successful close. Sometimes the administration has explicitly tried to keep the rebels in a stalemate with Assad; Secretary of State Kerry said that it was his policy to do just that, in order to...
  • Calif. Law Calls For Textbooks To Teach Significance Of Obama's Election

    08/27/2014 7:17:25 AM PDT · by Drango · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | 8/27/14
    California history textbooks will now be asked to cover "the significance of President Barack Obama's election," under a law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown. requires California's Instructional Quality Commission "to consider including, and recommending for adoption by the state board, instruction on the election of President Barack Obama and the significance of the United States electing its first African American President, as appropriate." The author, Democratic Assemblyman Chris Holden, said in a statement: "We want to make sure that future generations understand that the election of our nation's first African American president was a historic step in the...
  • Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report

    08/27/2014 7:16:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2014 9:46 AM EDT | Sylvia Hui
    Members of Britainís Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham. Muhbeen Hussain, founder of Rotherham Muslim Youth Group, told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that Muslims are disgusted that justice was not doneóleading to some 1,400 children being sexually exploited over a 16-year period, mostly by Pakistani men. ďRace, religion or political correctness should never provide a cloak of invisibility to such grotesque crimes.Ē Ö
  • Senate Dems frustrated by colleague's push for ISIS vote

    08/27/2014 7:15:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 27, 2014 | Alexander Bolton and Amie Parnes
    Sen. Tim Kaineís outspoken push for a vote to approve military strikes in Iraq and Syria has cranked up tensions with fellow Democrats who worry it could hurt them on Election Day. Vulnerable Democrats fighting for their political lives are frustrated that Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, is pressing for a debate on giving President Obama new war powers at a time when the commander-in-chief has become a political liability for them. ďAsking anybody to take that vote within two months of an election is just stupid. Why would you put people in that position?Ē said a Senate Democratic aide....
  • Obama's Reign Of Error:How America Lost Its Way And Is Losing The War Against Jihad (Part 3)

    08/27/2014 7:14:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Dr. Sabastian Gorka
    BREITBART: Letís cut to the current geostrategic situation. Letís envisage thereís a snap election tomorrow, America has a new Commander-in-Chief. What is Ralph Petersí delineation of what the real threats are? What are the top 1 or 2 real threats to US National Security and what should be done about them immediately?
  • Those Who Go Unsung

    08/27/2014 7:14:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    The vast majority of Americans have never met Phil Weinberg. But that isn't because he's unimportant. It's because he is important. Like millions of Americans who toil largely in anonymity, participating daily in acts of courage and generosity, Phil has never been on CNN or Fox News; while he subscribes to The Wall Street Journal, he's never had his picture dot pixelated. That's because he, like so many other Americans, is too busy making the country work. Phil was born at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston in 1951, just down the block from Fenway Park, and grew up a...
  • China's new foe {Microsoft Windows}

    08/27/2014 7:07:34 AM PDT · by shove_it · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Susan Li
    CNBC's Susan Li reports China is building its own operating system to compete with companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft... (short vid at link)
  • Rosenberg: The Next Recession Could Be 4 Years Away

    08/27/2014 7:06:48 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 8-27-2014 | Cullen Roche
    Cullen Roche Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 Talk about a flip in perspective. David Rosenberg, who had been bearish for years, has turned into one of the biggest bulls on Wall Street. The Gluskin Sheff analyst now says his recession forecasting model could be pointing to another four years of economic expansion (via a recent note of his): (snip)
  • Warren Buffett's Burger King Move To Canada Reeks Of Hypocrisy

    08/27/2014 7:03:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    IBD ^ | 08/27/2014
    It's no surprise Burger King is merging with Tim Hortons and moving its headquarters to Canada. Taxes are much lower there. What's strange is the deal's being financed by someone who believes in higher taxes here. Burger King is buying the Canadian donut chain for just over $11 billion. To seal the deal, legendary investor Warren Buffett ó a man whose acumen we very much respect, by the way ó is taking a 9% stake in the combined companies for an estimated $3 billion. In effect, he's financing Burger King's tax move. This is richly ironic, given that Buffett has...
  • Exclusive: In Ukraine, an armored column appears out of nowhere [Putin continues illegal war]

    08/27/2014 6:58:48 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Aug 14 | Christian Lowe and Maria Tsvetkova
    MOSCOW/ NOVOAZOVSK Ukraine (Reuters) - On Monday, a resident of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine said she saw a column of armored vehicles approach the town and start shooting. "It all started at 8:00 this morning, tanks appeared, no fewer than seven of them," the woman, who gave her name only as Lyudmila, told Reuters by telephone. "Right now I can hear rumbling, explosions ... the residents are hiding."
  • Schoolhouse Rock! Revised: Obama Edition

    08/27/2014 6:57:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Todd Gaziano
    "I'm just a bill. Yes, I'm only a bill. And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill." Those who watched Saturday morning cartoons from 1975-85 and 1993-99 will not easily forget the animated character "Bill" and his forlorn song about his "long, long wait" on Capitol Hill, hoping and praying he would become a law. The Schoolhouse Rock! educational video explains that most bills die before they "even make it to committee," and that if the House of Representatives approves a bill, the Senate must do likewise before it becomes a law. Thus, by the age of about eight, children in America...
  • American Legion Silent As Obama Pauses For Applause

    08/27/2014 6:56:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama received a tepid response from veterans as he voiced his foreign policy ideals during a speech at the American Legionís 96th national convention in North Carolina. Staring blankly at his teleprompter, Obama recited his speech, pausing for applause that never came.
  • Watch: Iron Dome Intercepts More Than 10 Rockets at Once

    08/27/2014 6:56:04 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-27-14 | Gil Ronen
    A video showing Iron Dome rockets fanning out to intercept multiple enemy rockets has gone contagiously viral worldwide. The video appears to have been shot at a military checkpoint of some sort Ė possibly the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza. The white-smoke remains of at least 10 bursts that usually indicate an interception can be identified in the sky.
  • Bill Gates, wife, donate $1M to gun initiative

    08/27/2014 6:55:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    bigstory.ap.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | unknown
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million.
  • Burger King Buyout of Tim Horton to Avoid Taxes

    08/27/2014 6:54:36 AM PDT · by econjack · 17 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/27/2-14 | Rick Newman
    Small, medium or large? The amount of outrage over Burger Kingís deal to buy a Canadian donut chain could possibly determine whether the deal goes through ó and helps Burger King dodge millions of dollars in U.S. taxes.
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal to sue feds over Common Core

    08/27/2014 6:52:27 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 5 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 08/27/2014 | Associated Press
    Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers to encourage states to adopt uniform education standards and testing. The Republican governor says that "effectively forces states down a path toward a national curriculum" in violation of the state sovereignty clause in the Constitution and federal laws that prohibit national control of education content. A draft copy of the lawsuit...
  • Uber Vs. The Status Quo

    08/27/2014 6:47:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Police officials in the beautiful and historic South Carolina city of Charleston have identified a major new public safety menace requiring their immediate attention. This latest threat -- being met by the authorities with an aggressive public awareness campaign and ďstingĒ operations coupled with hefty fines in excess of $1,000 -- is not drugs, gangs, or illegal immigration. The threat posed the good citizens of Charleston is: Uber! Uber is a fast-growing, popular digital app for smart phones that provides consumers in Charleston and many cities across the country and around the world with an alternative to traditional taxi services....
  • Police Sergeantsí Union Warns Against Democratic Convention in Brooklyn

    08/27/2014 6:46:28 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-27-2014 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER and J. DAVID GOODMANAUG
    MATT FLEGENHEIMER and J. DAVID GOODMANAUGAugust 26, 2014 A union of New York City police sergeants warned the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday against holding its 2016 convention in Brooklyn, issuing an open letter that doubled as a broadside against a mayoral administration with which some officers have grown increasingly frustrated. In the letter, addressed to the group Mayor Bill de Blasio wooed during its visit to New York two weeks ago, the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, Edward D. Mullins, said the city was going ďbackward to the bad old days of high crime, danger-infested public spaces and...
  • The U.N.'s upcoming grab for global tyranny

    08/27/2014 6:39:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Lord Monckton
    The EU advisers have been telling the U.N. secretary-general that the process of annual agreements by which individual states have already signed away much of their sovereignty and independence has now gone far enough for the final stage to be achieved without anyone really fighting back. The one thing neither the EU nor the U.N. has sufficiently understood is the wisdom and prescience of your Founding Fathers. Mr. Obama may mark his ďXĒ on the draft world-government treaty (it wonít be called that, of course, but that is what it will be). But unless two-thirds of the Senate can be...
  • DOT Proposes Mandating Cars Broadcast Location, Direction and Speed

    08/27/2014 6:34:34 AM PDT · by blam · 64 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8-27-2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    August 27, 2014By Terence P. Jeffrey The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an "advanced notice of proposed rulemaking" on "vehicle-to-vehicle communications." What NHTSA is proposing could begin a transformation in the American transportation system that makes our lives better and freer ó or gives government more power over where we go and when. In announcing its proposed rulemaking, NHTSA is stressing its intention to protect the "privacy" of American drivers. "This document initiates rulemaking that would propose to create a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, FMVSS No. 150, to require...
  • 'Jihad Cool' -- recruiting terrorists from America

    08/27/2014 6:32:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/27/2014 | Morgan Brittany
    I knew it was coming. After the Boston Marathon bombing and the arrest of terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it took only days before he was being interviewed and photographed by a salivating media. He was not being portrayed as the cold, psychopath that he is, but as a sympathetic, misguided young man. Rolling Stone magazine scooped everyone when they splashed his face on the cover of their magazine with headlines calling him a ďpopular, promising student who was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster.Ē At least they used the word monster.
  • Gov. Brown to Illegals: You're All Welcome In Caliornia (America the other Mexico)

    08/27/2014 6:29:06 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 24 replies
    agenda21radio.com ^ | 8/27/14 | Paul Preston
    On Monday evening, California Governor Jerry Brown said all Mexicans, including illegal immigrants, are welcome in California. According to the Los Angeles Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique PeŮa Nieto, who said America is ďthe other Mexico,Ē Brown ďspoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California.Ē He ďnodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didnít matter if they had permission to be in the United States.Ē
  • Court to Police: No Immunity Just Because You're Cops

    08/27/2014 6:24:08 AM PDT · by bamahead · 27 replies
    Reason ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jackson Kuhl
    On a Sunday afternoon in 2008, a tactical police team raided the Easton, Connecticut house of Ronald Terebesi searching for a small amount of personal drugs. While by day's end the police discovered drug paraphernalia and 0.02 ounces of a substance believed to be crack cocaine, an officer also killed Terebesi's unarmed guest, Gonzalo Guizan (pictured), by discharging his Glock sidearm six times until the weapon finally jammed. Guizan's estate and Terebesi filed civil suits against the officers in the raid, although the estate later settled out of court for $3.5 million. The tactical teamócalled SWERT for Southwest Regional Emergency...