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  • Sorry Kerry, ISIS IS Islam

    09/20/2014 5:15:04 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Shoebat ^ | 9/19/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    John Kerry, like Obama, went out of his way to defend Islam by saying that ISIS does not represent Islam: So I wouldn’t compound the crime by calling them a state whatsoever… They’re the enemy of Islam. That’s what they are, and as the 21 clerics yesterday said in Saudi Arabia, they are in fact the order of Satan. …There’s nothing in Islam that condones or suggests people should go out and rape women and sell off young girls or give them as gifts to jihadists and cut people’s heads off and tie people’s hands behind their backs and put...
  • Politician accused of dropping pants, hurling racist slurs dropping out of race (D in NJ)

    09/20/2014 5:00:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 19, 2014 at 3:24 PM | Brian Amaral
    South Plainfield, N.J.A borough council candidate is bowing out of his race after revelations that he allegedly shouted racist slurs while mooning patrons of a local diner. Joe Sorrentino, in a statement released Wednesday by his Democratic ticket, said he made a stupid mistake seven years ago, but learned from it. Local Republicans released police reports Wednesday detailing two separate incidents at the Sherbans Diner. I regret what happened, and I have worked every single day to prove that I am not the man that the report says, Sorrentino said.
  • Love Should be on Parade

    09/20/2014 4:51:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    March may be a bit far off, but a St. Patrick's Day brawl has come early. No one seems happy by the recent decision to include OUT@NBCUniversal, an LGBT activist group to participate in New York's St. Patrick's Day parade. For the sake of clarity: St. Patrick is the patron saint of the archdiocese of New York, and though Catholics have always been a big part of the parade, the parade is not run by the Church. And while the NBC group's position on LGBT issues does not gibe with Catholic teaching, it's somewhat consistent with the parade's history to...
  • What the Non-Fox Media Wrought

    09/20/2014 4:43:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    In wistful moods, I often wonder what Cuba (a nation with a higher per-capita income than Austria and Japan in 1958) might look like today if media such as Townhall, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, etc. had been around to mount a counterattack against Castro's U.S. media and State Department propagandists. Please note, Cuba fell to Castro and Che Guevara under a Republican, (Eisenhower) administration, but the State Department officials in charge of the looming disaster were classic Democratic pinkos, in thrall and in cahoots with their mainstream media (especially New York Times) soulmates. Regarding foreign policy, Ike was preoccupied with Europe...
  • Meriam Ibrahim and Faith McDonnell

    09/20/2014 4:24:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    The “War on Women” theme has become a campaign perennial in the U.S.We hear it charged that anyone who does not support sex selection abortions is somehow engaged in a war against women. No matter that the vast majority of those “selected” for death in these horrific procedures are female, that is, little women. In a similar vein, many of us who speak out for women shockingly abused in Muslim lands are accused of being Islamophobes and culturally insensitive. The simple fact is that the fate of women in these lands is grim. In not one of the Muslim majority lands are...
  • Here America: Have Some More Filth to Go with that Government

    09/20/2014 4:18:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    Yes, the Democrats are that desperate. Smacked with the guy who has made his business to lead the loyal opposition to policies that hurt the country, the Democrats did something so foul, so mind numbingly stupid and so desperate that it out Nixoned Nixon in his worst of days. And in doing so, they’ve completed the transformation from political party to caricature. Does Rick Perry's indictment disqualify him for 2016?!!! asks CNN, while fronting for the Dems. No, the indictment probably does not disqualify him. But Marco Rubio’s sip of water during a televised address should, right? Rubio’s problem...
  • BRITISH NEAR RHINE IN 37-MILE SWEEP NORTH AFTER AIR ARMY JOINS IN CAPTURING EINDHOVEN (9/20/44)

    09/20/2014 4:17:35 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/20/44 | Drew Middleton, Harold Denny, James MacDonald, Robert Trumbull, George Horne, Lindesay Parrott
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  • White House fence-jumper sparks evacuation, renews scrutiny of Secret Service

    09/20/2014 4:14:22 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/20/2014 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door. For the Secret Service, the...
  • One in four Americans says they support seceding from the U.S.A.

    09/20/2014 3:54:19 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 10 replies
    Reuters at The Daily Mail ^ | 20 September 2014 | Reuters staff
    The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from August 23 through September 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 per cent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion. The urge to sever ties with Washington cuts across party lines and regions, though Republicans and residents of...
  • THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide

    09/20/2014 3:31:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    The Destin Log ^ | Friday, September 19, 2014 | Dr. Barry K. Carpenter
    THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide By Dr. Barry K. Carpenter Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:03 AM. Christians around the world are experiencing unprecedented persecution. Reporter and news analyst Kirsten Powers, interviewed in the Daily Beast, said, “Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. The silence has been nearly deafening.” It seems open season on Christians. It is more pronounced, more bold, more contagious, and in more numbers than at any other time in history. It may appear to...
  • DOMINIC SANDBROOK fears Europe is returning to the crude nationalism that caused such misery

    09/20/2014 3:04:41 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20 September 2014 | Dominic Sandbrook
    To wake yesterday morning, not yet knowing whether Great Britain was alive or dead, was a strange and sad sensation. Like most English observers, I greeted the news with unbridled delight. A victory for Britain, albeit by nine percentage points, means we ought to raise a toast this weekend to the good sense of the Scottish people. Yet when I reflected on the result, my delight slowly turned to disquiet. For the truth is that the campaign has been a terrible warning about the future of the United Kingdom, the curse of nationalism and the dreadful dangers of a new...
  • North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden'

    09/20/2014 3:02:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 19, 2014 | James Pearson
    North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become 'second Snowden' By James Pearson SEOUL Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:10pm EDT (Reuters) - An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday. Matthew Miller, 25, of Bakersfield, California, had prepared his story in advance and written in a notebook that he was seeking refuge after failing in an attempt to collect information about the...
  • [Iraqi] Peshmerga Ready to Support Syrian Kurds Will Head to Kobani [Syria]

    09/20/2014 1:06:05 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 20.09.2014 | Hawar Abdulrazaq
    Kurds from Kobani fleeing the city and head to Turkish border News / Kurdistan Peshmerga Ready to Support Syrian Kurds Will Head to Kobani 20.09.2014 Hawar AbdulrazaqBasNews, Erbil Kurdish Peshmerga forces have announced that they are ready to help their brethren across Syria, who have faced fierce attacks from Islamic State (IS) militants in recent days. In a statement, the Kurdistan Regional Government Peshmerga Ministry has said that they are willing to help their brothers in Kobani. Thousands of Syrian Kurds have fled Kobani in recent days, after IS insurgents captured a number of Kurdish villages close...
  • The survey that proves the republic is unsalvageable

    09/20/2014 1:04:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)One in three Americans cant name a single branch of the U.S. government, according to a poll from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The survey, which was conducted from July 8 to 14, and published Sept. 17, found that only 36 percent of respondents could name all three branches of government, while an alarming 35 percent of survey respondents couldnt name a single branch. The poll, which contains a margin of error of plus or minus 3.06 percent, surveyed 1,416 U.S. adults aged 18 and older. The report also found that only 27 percent of...
  • Why Nuclear Weapons Continue to be Central to Putin and Russia

    09/20/2014 12:58:31 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    The majority of Russias ICBMs are reaching the end of their service life, meaning that the deployment and modernization of current and new missiles is crucial to maintaining Russias nuclear capabilities. Currently, a majority of Russias ICBM consists of older SS-18, SS-19 and SS-25 ICBMs which have been in service since the USSR. Russia is set to replace these older missiles with newer and more advanced 108 RS-24 Yars-M (SS-29), Topol-Ms (SS-27)(mobile and silo-based), as well as 30 SS-19 in nine divisions by 2016. ICBMs are not the only part of Russias attempts to retain its nuclear posture. ICBMs form...
  • Panetta: U.S. In Syria Too Late, Left Iraq Too Soon [American Blood Sacrificed In Vain: Impeach!]

    09/19/2014 11:54:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    CBS60 Minutes ^ | September 19, 2014 | Scott Pelley 60 Minutes
    Panetta: U.S. In Syria Too Late, Left Iraq Too Soon ISIS seized a third of Iraq that the U.S. secured with ten years of sacrifice. In an interview for 60 Minutes, Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said ISIS flourished because the U.S. got involved in Syria too late and left Iraq too soon. On the 47th season premiere Sunday, "60 Minutes" will report from Iraq and Syria on ISIS -- what it is, what it wants, and how to defeat it. Pelley: Back when you watched the stars and stripes being lowered for the last time in Baghdad, were...
  • Who Is The English Speaker In ISIS Video 'Flames of War'?

    09/19/2014 11:38:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | September 19, 2014 | Mariano Castillo and Brian Todd
    Who Is The English Speaker In ISIS Video 'Flames of War'? By Mariano Castillo and Brian Todd September 19, 2014 ISIS has released a propaganda video aimed at English speakers U.S. intelligence is investigating one jihadist on the video who speaks perfect English The militant has what appears to be a North American accent It is not known whether he is from the West, or spent some time there (CNN) -- It's a slick production with a nefarious goal: A 55-minute video released by ISIS, praising its victories and warning the United States from getting in the way of its...
  • Law School course: historical trajectory of Trayvon Martin case

    09/19/2014 11:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 19, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    Taught by attorney for the Martin family.A JD student at the University of Miami School of Lawand a long-time fan of The Law of Self Defensecontacted me recently to share a notice hed received from the school. It seems for the Fall 2014 semester they will be offering a short course (good for one credit) with a focus on the Trayvon Martin case, entitled Legal Advocacy, Media and the Pursuit of Social Justice. The first note of interest is that the course is being taught by none other than Jasmine Rand, an attorney with the firm of Crump & Park....
  • Kurdish President Urges World to Help Syrian Kurds against IS Attacks [FSA "on the way"]

    09/19/2014 11:05:13 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 13 hours ago | RUDAW
    Barzani warned that inaction would lead to terrible consequences and he called on the international community to prevent another humanitarian crisis. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region— President of the Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani called on Kurdish parties and the international community today to assist the people of Kobane against the Islamic State (IS) attacks on the town. “We appeal to all Kurdish forces to put aside their differences and unite to defend the dignity, the land and the lives of the citizens of Kobane,” Barzani said in a statement. “The defense of the land and the people of Kurdistan is the...
  • One Republican, One Democrat, Uninhabited Island, Reality TV...Need We Say More

    09/19/2014 11:00:59 PM PDT · by This Just In · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 19 Sep 2014, 3:00 AM PDT | Yehuda Remer
    Is it possible for Republicans and Democrats to put aside partisan politics and work together? Well a new show called Rival Survival answers that question. The show puts two U.S. Senators, Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM), on an uninhabited island for six days and nights and force them to work together without any connection to the outside world.
  • How our botched understanding of 'science' ruins everything

    09/19/2014 10:54:47 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | September 19, 2014 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Here's one certain sign that something is very wrong with our collective mind: Everybody uses a word, but no one is clear on what the word actually means. One of those words is "science." Everybody uses it. Science says this, science says that. You must vote for me because science. You must buy this because science. You must hate the folks over there because science. Look, science is really important. And yet, who among us can easily provide a clear definition of the word "science" that matches the way people employ the term in everyday life? So let me explain...
  • Christianity In Iraq Is Finished

    09/19/2014 10:16:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 19, 2014 | Daniel Williams
    Christianity In Iraq Is Finished By Daniel Williams September 19 In the part of his Sept. 10 speech on confronting the Islamic State that probably drew the least attention, President Obama mentioned the need to help Christians and other minorities, expelled from cities and villages in northern Iraq, return from where they came. We cannot allow these communities to be driven from their ancient homeland, he said. Obama got that wrong. Christians, of whom around 120,000 have taken refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan, will not be going home even if their tormentors suddenly disappear. I spent 10 days talking with Christian...
  • Turkish hostages seized by ISIS in northern Iraq set free

    09/19/2014 10:13:47 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Reuters via Times of India ^ | Sep 20, 2014, 10.24 AM IST
    ISTANBUL: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday 49 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June have been brought safely back to Turkey by the country's intelligence agency.
  • SpaceX readies Falcon 9 rocket for cargo launch (TONIGHT 11:14pm PDT/2:14 EDT)

    09/19/2014 10:07:55 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 19SEP2014 | Stephen Clark
    The International Space Station is ready to receive more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments packed inside a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral early Saturday. Ground crews loaded last-minute supplies, including a habitat with 20 mice, sensitive research specimens, and other gear, into the Dragon capsule's pressurized cargo cabin Friday before hoisting the Falcon 9 rocket vertical at Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad. The cargo's installation Friday set the stage for a final countdown leading to an instantaneous launch opportunity at 2:14 a.m. EDT (0614 GMT), roughly the moment Earth's rotation puts Cape...
  • GOP House Candidate Has No Qualms About War with Mexico to Stop Illegal Immigration

    09/19/2014 9:56:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Andrew Kirell
    The Republican candidate for U.S. House in North Carolinas 6th district recently suggested that the United States military could use force in Mexico to prevent the flow of foreigners crossing the border with drug cartels. During a GOP runoff forum in June, hosted by a tea party group in Rockingham County, Mark Walker was asked how he would secure the United States southern border.
  • Masked man with AMERICAN accent appears in latest ISIS propaganda film 'Flames of War'

    09/19/2014 9:45:35 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 21:34 GMT, 19 September 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    The latest suspected ISIS propaganda film has been uploaded to YouTube and appears to feature a jihadist with an American accent. The 55-minute 'Flames of War' video was posted online today and bears hallmarks of previous Islamic State tapes including Hollywood-style effects and bloodthirsty, call-to-arms language. The clip bears the stamp of the al-Hayat Media Centre, ISIS' English-language propaganda arm. An ISIS jihadist spoke with an American accent on the Flames of War propaganda film which was uploaded to YouTube today. In the video, the masked extremist stands before Syrian soldiers, loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad who are digging their...
  • Veganism "Can Cause Serious Harm" Say Swiss Authorities

    09/19/2014 9:39:11 PM PDT · by This Just In · 92 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 19 Sep 2014, 3:00 AM PDT | Oliver Lane
    As the popularity of alternative-lifestyle choice veganism increases across Europe, officials in Switzerland have expressed concerns about the health implications for children who have the unusual diet forced on them by idealistic parents. In the statement, Swiss officials said: Vegan food is not recommended for young children. It can cause serious harm. The lack of vitamin B12, which is seriously deficient in Vegan diets is the main cause of the interjection by federal health officials, who have warned denying children access to animal-derived food at an early age can cause health problems.
  • Freakin Jaw is killin me... (my vanity, my title)

    09/19/2014 9:37:30 PM PDT · by Vendome · 121 replies
    Vanity | Vendome
    So yeah, I posted lame "topics" but, y'all love me, so here it is. cracked my back molar, dentist put a temp on it, crushed the lil plastic thing yesterday, pretty dentist put the old aluminium one on until the permanent comes from Vietnam or wherever. Thing is, it hurts, like it's bare and for the 1st time in my life my stomach hurts. Okay, so I whine but, could be worse, right? I mean, I'm a single, 51 year old man. If were pregnant and walking the streets of Somalia, I don't think, maybe, they would understand. I feel...
  • RCNs Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships named Harry DeWolf Class

    09/19/2014 9:34:42 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 3 replies
    Royal Canadian Navy ^ | September 19, 2014
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the name of the first of the Royal Canadian Navys (RCN) Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) yesterday in Hamilton, Ontario. Her Majestys Canadian Ship (HMCS) Harry DeWolf is named in honour of a wartime Canadian naval hero. HMCS Harry DeWolf is the first of the AOPS designed to better enable the RCN to exercise sovereignty in Canadian waters, including in the Arctic. The AOPS will be known as the Harry DeWolf Class, with HMCS Harry DeWolf as the lead ship. Subsequent ships in the class will be named to honour other prominent Canadian naval heroes who...
  • FAA Claims Panel From Plane That Had Engine Trouble

    09/19/2014 9:21:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 19, 2014 8:55 PM | Michele Gile
    FOUNTAIN VALLEY (CBSLA.com) An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration retrieved a metal panel that reportedly fell from the sky on Thursday morning after a JetBlue airliner was forced to make an emergency landing. The three-foot-long panel, which was located by Cindy Gilbert of Fountain Valley, fell from the sky and onto the sand of Huntington State Beach. Gilbert told KCAL9s Michele Gile that she was on a bike ride in the area of Magnolia Street and Pacific Coast Highway when she saw the piece in her peripheral vision. I went back. [I] saw this right there, she explained....
  • Fence-Jumper Makes It Into the White House

    09/19/2014 9:06:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    abc ^ | september 20, 2014
    A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, just minutes after President Barack Obama had departed, the Secret Service said. The intruder sprinted toward the White House after leaping over the fence and ignored commands from officers to stop, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said. He was ultimately apprehended just inside the North Portico doors, the grand, columned entrance that looks out over Pennsylvania Ave. Donovan said the man appeared to be unarmed to officers who spotted him jumping the fence, and a...
  • Live Blog: Abbott and Davis Debate Near Texas-Mexico Border

    09/19/2014 8:30:19 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    Reactions from Republicans were universal that Abbott had won the debate, and Davis had performed even more poorly than they had expected. Red State Women Executive Director Cari Christman said, "One thing is clear from tonights debate- Greg Abbott is ready to lead as the next Governor of Texas. While Wendy Davis failed to exude one ounce of substance in the way of policy or future plans for our state, Greg Abbott demonstrated genuine leadership and a plan to protect, empower and increase opportunity for the women of Texas. Tonight, Texans learned Wendy Davis rhetoric cant compete with Greg Abbotts...
  • London businessman and his THREE wives - up to 20,000 such multi-wife marriages in POLYGAMY BRITAIN

    09/19/2014 8:18:33 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9/19/14 | Rebecca Evans
    As a bright, eager student at Cambridge University, with one degree already under her belt, Nabilah Phillips could look forward to a successful career and comfortable future. After completing her engineering PhD she would, perhaps, take up a coveted, highly-paid job in industry, or stay on as an academic lecturing the next generation. Instead, however, Nabilah, now 35, took an extremely unexpected path.She abandoned her studies, forfeiting her hard-won university place and entered a polygamous marriag e, becoming the second wife of London businessman Hasan Phillips, 32 who has since acquired a third wife. Nabilah, her husband and his...
  • Decoding Columbus map

    09/19/2014 7:48:44 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 September 2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    In 1491, German cartographer Henricus Martellus created a map of the world that would help Christopher Columbus navigate the Atlantic. Today, the map holds secrets about what Europeans in the 15th Century knew about geography. But unfortunately much of its historic text has faded. But now a team of researchers in the US is using a technique called multispectral imaging to uncover the hidden information that Columbus had at his fingertips. In 1491, cartographer Henricus Martellus created a map of the world that would help Christopher Columbus navigate the Atlantic. Today, it holds secrets into what 15th Century Europeans knew...
  • Freedom From Truth: FFRF is beyond all reason

    09/19/2014 7:47:30 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 19, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Freedom From Truth: FFRF is beyond all reason by Daniel Clark Our purpose is to protect the constitutional principle of separation between state and church, At least thats what Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor wrote in a thinly veiled threat to the Allegheny County Council, to dissuade it from installing a plaque in the county courthouse that says In God We Trust. That principle, like everything else the FFRF stands for, is a lie. If Gaylor and friends can point to anything in the U.S. Constitution that prohibits a Pittsburgh courthouse from acknowledging God, this particular resident...
  • Ferguson mob swarms town meeting: If cop gets off, yall better bring every army yall got.

    09/19/2014 7:19:32 PM PDT · by walford · 144 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 17, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    A raucous crowd disrupted speakers, threatened violence and accused police of murder Tuesday night as the fallout from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., reignited. And anyone who disagreed with the mob needed a police escort to get out. That was the scene of democracy as protesters apparently conceive it during a meeting of the St. Louis County Council in Clayton, Mo., as a meeting called to conduct local government descended into two hours of near chaos and mob rule, according to an account by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The mob was on hand, of course, to protest the...
  • White House says training Syrian rebels to take months (Susan Rice)

    09/19/2014 7:18:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/18/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State extremists will take months, the White House warned Friday a day after Congress approved the plan. "We will move out as rapidly as can be done, in partnership with the countries that will host the training facilities," said Susan Rice, national security advisor to President Barack Obama. "This will be a process that takes months," she said, adding it will not "happen overnight." "This is a serious training program, and we are serious about vetting those that we will be training and equipping," Rice emphasized. "It is...
  • Police Have a Much Bigger Domestic Abuse Problem Than the NFL

    09/19/2014 7:10:47 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9-19-14 | Conor Friedersdorf
    I'd urge everyone who believes in zero tolerance for NFL employees caught beating their wives or girlfriends to direct as much attentionor ideally, even more attentionat police officers who assault their partners. Several studies have found that the romantic partners of police officers suffer domestic abuse at rates significantly higher than the general population. And while all partner abuse is unacceptable, it is especially problematic when domestic abusers are literally the people that battered and abused women are supposed to call for help. If there's any job that domestic abuse should disqualify a person from holding, isn't it the one...
  • Obama, Clinton urge women to back Democrats

    09/19/2014 6:48:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/18/14 | Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) Heading into President Barack Obama's final midterm election in the White House, Democrats on Friday sought to energize female voters, pointing to women as key to the party's future. "We do better when we field the whole team. When women succeed, America succeeds," Obama said at an annual forum sponsored by the Democratic National Committee.
  • Prosecutor asks for co-counsel for Perry case

    09/19/2014 6:46:47 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 22 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2014 5:54pm | By Brian M. Rosenthal, Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN -- The special prosecutor in the case against Gov. Rick Perry is asking for some help. San Antonio lawyer Michael McCrum, who guided the case to last month's indictment, filed a motion Friday asking a state court to fund a co-counsel. "Mr. Perry has filed several pleadings attacking the legality of the Texas statute that underlie the criminal charges the grand jury filed against him," McCrum wrote. "After due consideration, it is the opinion of undersigned counsel that an additional counsel is necessary at this time to adequately respond to motions and applications filed and otherwise prepare for trial."...
  • Government Scientists Try to Take the Stink Out of Pig Manure

    09/19/2014 6:43:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/18/14 | Mark Peters - WSJ
    PEORIA, Ill. Terry Whitehead's lab here is stocked with glass boiling flasks, Bunsen burnersand cans of extra-strength air freshener. The microbiologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture works with pig manure in a quest for something that has largely eluded scientists and entrepreneurs: an affordable way to clear the air in farm country. In a region where hogs can outnumber people, Mr. Whitehead's research is the ultimate icebreaker. "First, you say, 'I work with manure,' and they say, 'What?' Then you say, 'Odor,' and they say, 'Thank God,' " says the lanky 57-year-old, who recently attended the North American Manure...
  • Menendez says he expects 'big and bold' immigration reform from Obama this fall

    09/19/2014 6:34:36 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | September 19, 2014
    Sen. Bob Menendez, in Jersey City to watch on as 40 immigrants became U.S. citizens, said he expects President Obama's delayed executive order revamping the nation's immigration laws to be "big and bold". Menendez, a Democrat, told The Jersey Journal Obama's decision to delay taking action on immigration until after November's mid-term elections "deeply disappointed" him. The delay, which angered immigrant advocacy groups, is widely seen as an attempt to help Democrats in danger of losing re-election.
  • Pennsylvania police closing in on officer slaying suspect

    09/19/2014 6:31:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | September 19, 2014 | Ralph Ellis and Sonia Moghe
    Canadensis, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Police in Pennsylvania appeared to be closing in Friday night on the suspect in the slaying of a state trooper. Police have surrounded a home where they believe Eric Matthew Frein is believed to be hiding, a local government official told CNN. The home, which was broken into, is not far from Frein's family home in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, in the Poconos Mountains. Police exchanged gunfire in the area with an individual believed to be Frein.
  • The Buckley Program at Yale Lecture Series 9/15/14 (Ayaan Hirsi Ali at Yale - Video)

    09/19/2014 6:20:16 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 1 replies
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  • Violence in Glasgow as loyalists attack pro-independence supporters

    09/19/2014 6:16:22 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 28 replies
    The UK Guardian ^ | 9/19/14 | Libby Brooks
    There were angry scenes in Glasgow on Friday night as a group of young pro-union supporters clashed with pro-independence supporters who had been gathering in George Square throughout the day. Police acted to separate a small group of pro-independence supporters from a group of skinheads believed to have marched from the loyalist pub the Louden Tavern in nearby Duke Street. Individuals argued over the referendum result and a chorus of Rule Britannia was countered by Flower of Scotland. As the evening wore on, and the yes supporters dispersed, more loyalists converged on the square, many of them draped in union...
  • Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania form joint military unit

    09/19/2014 6:14:44 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:39pm BST | Wiktor Szary; Writing by Marcin Goettig; Editing by Andrew Heavens
    (Reuters) - Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania launched a joint military force on Friday that Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said could start its first exercises in the tense region in the next year.
  • Ecofeminism

    09/19/2014 6:12:16 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 5 replies
    http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Ecofeminism.html | no date given | No Attribution
    Ecofeminism, or ecological feminism, is a term coined in 1974 by Franoise d'Eaubonne. It is a philosophy and movement born from the union of feminist and ecological thinking and the belief that the social mentality that leads to the domination and oppression of women is directly connected to the social mentality that leads to the abuse of the natural environment. It combines eco-anarchism or bioregional democracy with a strong ideal of feminism. Its advocates often emphasize the importance of interrelationships between humans, non-human others (e.g. pigs, squirrels, toads), and the earth.
  • U.S., Canada send jets to intercept Russian aircraft

    09/19/2014 6:10:04 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:43am BST | Reuters
    (Reuters) - U.S. and Canadian fighter jets intercepted Russian aircraft that were flying near U.S. and Canadian air space this week, a military spokesman said on Friday.
  • More Than 700 Infants Exposed To TB At Texas Hospital

    09/19/2014 6:03:42 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19, 2014
    More than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital have been exposed to tuberculosis by an employee infected with the disease, according to public health officials. The citys Department of Public Health says the infants along with about 40 employees at Providence Memorial Hospital were exposed.
  • Sonoma County jobless rate falls in August

    09/19/2014 6:01:55 PM PDT · by rey · 4 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | September 19, 2014 | ROBERT DIGITALE
    With school employees returning to work, Sonoma Countys unemployment rate dipped in August to 5.4 percent, the lowest rate for the month in seven years. In August, Sonoma had the fifth-lowest unemployment rate among the states 58 counties. Marin ranked first with a rate of 4.2 percent. Napa ranked fourth at 4.8 percent, Mendocino was 12th at 6.1 percent and Lake, 40th at 8.9 percent.