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  • 'Covering Guns': Columbia University's 'workshop' for journalists far from objective

    05/29/2015 8:08:46 PM PDT · by richardb72
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Columbia University would never sponsor an event funded by the National Rifle Association. What’s more, the idea would seem especially outlandish if most of the speakers at the event were NRA supporters. Yet, gun control advocate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun control group Everytown are now funding a two-day workshop in Phoenix on Friday and Saturday sponsored by Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. The event will bring together journalists from around the country to learn about “covering guns and gun violence.” Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center, claims that...
  • David Lynch directing 18 episodes of Twin Peaks season 3

    05/29/2015 8:06:09 PM PDT · by Mount Athos
    TWIN PEAKS fans, rejoice! Not only was disaster averted a couple weeks ago when, a month after departing over budgetary issues, David Lynch came back on board Showtime's revival of the series he created with Mark Frost in 1989, but there will also be double the amount of episodes originally announced. The new season had been expected to run nine episodes, but at the recent Crypticon convention in Seattle, actress Sherilyn Fenn revealed that the episode count has been boosted to eighteen. The return to TWIN PEAKS is expected to air on Showtime in 2016, twenty-five years after the show...
  • Massive Numbers Of Chinese Students Expelled From US Schools

    05/29/2015 7:33:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/29/15 | Blake Neff
    An estimated 8,000 Chinese students studying in America were expelled last year for cheating or for extremely poor academic performance, a survey by a company catering to Chinese students has found.The report was put together by WholeRen Education, which served the Chinese market, and was originally written in Chinese. It was translated by The Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time blog, which noticed the big expulsion figure. Of the approximately 8,000 expulsions, more than 80 percent were due to poor academic performance or cheating.According to the International Institute of Education, there were 274,439 Chinese students attending U.S. universities in the...
  • Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial

    05/29/2015 7:31:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5-29-2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial BY SARAH WESTWOOD | MAY 29, 2015 | 7:39 PM A Florida judge has set a trial date in the racketeering case against the Clinton Foundation and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered the racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case to head to trial January 20, 2016. The order, entered Friday and obtained by the Washington Examiner, came days after Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch filed a lengthy civil complaint against the Clintons and their foundation in...
  • LIVE: Watch Protesters at Phoenix Mosque,

    05/29/2015 7:30:58 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 42 replies
    Fox 10 Phoenix ^ | May 29 | Fox News AZ
    LIVE: Watch Protesters at Phoenix Mosque,
  • Report: US cyberattack on North Korea was ineffective

    05/29/2015 7:29:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/29/15 | Mark Hensch
    An American cyberattack on North Korea half a decade ago was fruitless overall, sources say. The National Security Agency (NSA) led a mission in 2010 to damage North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Reuters reported on Friday. Operatives tried using a variant of the Stuxnet computer virus deployed against Iran that same year, the news service said, with developers crafting a version that would activate once it reached Korean-language settings on targeted machines. Operatives hoped the virus would disable centrifuges for enriching uranium, much like it had when used against Iran, Reuters said, but the cyberattack stumbled when it encountered North...
  • Disaster Relief Sending Supplies to Flood Areas

    05/29/2015 7:26:21 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 1 replies
    North American Mission Board ^ | Friday, May 29, 2015 | NAMB
    Baptists offering training for proper cleanup and mold removal of flooded properties Oklahoma hangs on as heavy rain continues to soak region Southern Baptist volunteers on hold to help flooded Houston Texas governor pledges to pray for flood victims; disaster relief volunteers mobilized
  • Defense Department: More labs affected by anthrax than previously reported

    05/29/2015 7:24:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/29/15 | Tara Copp
    The Department of Defense has ordered a review of all labs following revelations that the number of labs that received live anthrax samples is larger than first reported."As of now, 24 laboratories in 11 states and two foreign countries are believed to have received suspect samples. We continue to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who is leading the ongoing investigation pursuit to its statutory authorities. The Department will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the public," Defense Department said in a statement.The Defense Department had previously reported labs in nine states...
  • Castro and Terrorism A Chronology

    05/29/2015 7:10:34 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 1 replies
    Castro and Terrorism A Chronology By Eugene Pons Castro and Terrorism: A Chronology - Scholarly Repository May 10, 2001 – This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Institute of Cuban and Cuban American Studies http://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=iccaspapers 1959-1967 * Raúl Castro and Che Guevara visited Cairo and established contacts with African liberation movements stationed in and supported by Cairo. Both Cuban leaders visited Gaza and expressed support for the Palestinian cause. * Members of the Dominican Republic "Agrupación Política Catorce de Junio" received military training in Cuba. * Major emphasis was placed on instructing several hundred...
  • French Defense Minister: 8 FREMM For The Navy Followed by 5 New Generation FTI Frigates

    05/29/2015 7:08:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 29 May 2015
    French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian detailed the naval part of the update to the French Military Planning Law today on a naval base in Brittany. The French Navy will receive 8 FREMM Frigates in total (while 11 of them were originally planned) and a new generation of frigates: the FTI (Frégate de Taille Intermédiaire or Midsize Frigate) which will start being delivered in 2023 for a total of 5 hulls. French Navy FREMM Frigate Provence arrives to Toulon naval base for the first time. Picture: Y.Bisson©Marine Nationale French Defense Minister explained during his speech today that the delivery of...
  • A second person accused Hastert of sexual abuse, official says

    05/29/2015 7:06:44 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 48 replies
    LATimes ^ | 5-29-2015 | Richard A. Serrano
    dicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a former student from Yorkville, Ill., to conceal his alleged sexual abuse of the youth that took place while Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at a high school there, federal law enforcement officials said Friday. A top official, who would not be identified speaking about the federal charges in Chicago, said investigators also spoke with a second person who raised similar allegations that corroborated what the student said. The second person was not being paid by Hastert, the official said. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted Federal prosecutors have announced...
  • For seeking answers on Islam, Muslim gets charged with blasphemy

    05/29/2015 7:03:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Malay Mail ^ | 5/29/15 | Zurairi AR
    “I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,” is the shahadah, a declaration of faith for Muslims considered as one of the key pillars of Islam. But how did this practice come about? This was among the questions on the mind of Wan Sulaiman Wan Ismail, 53, when he sought clarification in 2013 from religious teachers. Wan Sulaiman wanted to know why are there differences between some of the rituals Muslims currently practice — like the shahadah — and what was mentioned in the Quran. The former...
  • Distrust and Disorder: A Racial Equity Policy Summons Chaos in the St. Paul Schools

    05/29/2015 7:00:05 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 6 replies
    Citypages ^ | 5/28/2015
    A student walks down a Harding High hallway wearing headphones, chanting along to violent rap lyrics. Teacher Erik Brandt taps him on the shoulder. Turn it down, he gestures. The kid stares at Brandt with chilling intensity. He points at the older man, fingers bent in the shape of a gun, and shoots. Then moves on. Within Harding's corridors is a turbulent clutter of students who push and cuss and bully their way from one end of the building to another. Brandt, a finalist for Minnesota's Teacher of the Year and a 20-year veteran of the English department, doubles as...
  • Cruz captures conservative Jewish hearts at NY gala, including Adelson’s

    05/29/2015 6:58:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 9 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/29/2015 | Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt |
    “He sounds like a Jew,” someone muttered at a nearby table as Ted Cruz gave his address. Last night, presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Chris Christie addressed over a thousand Jewish New Yorkers of Jewish Values International Awards Gala... Despite the long cast of characters present (Senator Bob Menendez, Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, magnate Sheldon Adelson.... it was Cruz who stole the show, by far..... When Cruz got on stage, for a moment the room shifted into a political rally more than a charity dinner: Cruz walked around the podium, without notes, and gave an impassioned address which...
  • Iraq exhumes 470 bodies from mass graves near Tikrit

    05/29/2015 6:57:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The National ^ | 5/28/15
    Iraq has so far found the remains of nearly 500 people believed to have been executed by ISIL near Tikrit last year in what is known as the Speicher massacre. “We have exhumed the bodies of 470 Speicher martyrs from burial sites in Tikrit,” health minister Adila Hammoud said on Thursday. Ms Hammoud said the figure of 470 was not final. “The work to exhume Speicher victims continues.” Last June, armed men belonging or allied to ISIL abducted hundreds of young, mostly Shiite recruits from Speicher military base, just outside the city of Tikrit. They were then lined up in...
  • Man accused of vandalizing Mississauga church told police he wanted to hurt a priest

    05/29/2015 6:54:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 5/28/15 | Louie Rosella
    A Mississauga man accused of committing crimes that targeted a Catholic church near his home told police he was thinking of killing or hurting a priest the night he's alleged to have broken into the place of worship, a Brampton court heard today. Iqbal Hessan, 22, was released on bail Thursday by Justice of the Peace Gerry Manno after a lengthy hearing that lasted two days. He has been charged with breaking and entering, commiting an indictable offence and five counts of mischief over $5,000, in connection with numerous incidents at St. Catherine of Siena Church over the past five...
  • Complaint: Tea-Party-targeting DOJ attorneys now work for White House, no taxpayer safeguards...

    05/29/2015 6:50:38 PM PDT · by blueyon · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/28/15 | Barbara Boland
    "Complaint: Tea-Party-targeting DOJ attorneys now work for White House, no taxpayer safeguards in place" Tax Division attorneys from the Department of Justice, some of whom worked directly on the IRS' illegal targeting of Tea Party groups, are now giving legal advice to the White House with no safeguards to prevent the abuse of private taxpayer information, says a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of D.C. by a watchdog group. Cause of Action, a nonprofit government accountability group, filed the complaint against the DOJ and the IRS after both government agencies refused to respond to Freedom of Information Act...
  • Distrust and Disorder: A Racial Equity Policy Summons Chaos in the St. Paul Schools

    05/29/2015 6:41:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Minneapolis City Pages ^ | May 27, 2015 | Susan Du
    A student walks down a Harding High hallway wearing headphones, chanting along to violent rap lyrics. Teacher Erik Brandt taps him on the shoulder. Turn it down, he gestures. The kid stares at Brandt with chilling intensity. He points at the older man, fingers bent in the shape of a gun, and shoots. Then moves on. Within Harding's corridors is a turbulent clutter of students who push and cuss and bully their way from one end of the building to another. Brandt, a finalist for Minnesota's Teacher of the Year and a 20-year veteran of the English department, doubles as...
  • Ex-U.S. lawmaker Hastert aimed to hide sexual misconduct with male

    05/29/2015 6:39:31 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 41 replies
    reuters.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Will Dunham and Tom Polansek
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest, during his daily briefing, declined to comment specifically on the allegations against Hastert but said, "There's nobody here who derives any pleasure from reading about the former speaker's legal troubles at this point."
  • Silk Road mastermind Ulbricht sentenced

    05/29/2015 6:37:18 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 8 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | May 29 2015 | Joab Jackson
    The creator and chief operator of the Silk Road has been sentenced to two life sentences in jail for running the online drug marketplace, which federal prosecutors estimated facilitated the sales of more than $213 million worth of drugs and other unlawful goods between 2011 and 2013. The life sentences are to be served concurrently, along with a five-year sentence for hacking and twenty years for money laundering. The government is also seeking $183 million from Ulbricht based on the profits he made.
  • FIFA President Celebrates Reelection to the Amazement of Wolf Blitzer

    05/29/2015 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, Cookie, Cookie, Cookie, you gotta get me something. The FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, was just reelected as the president of FIFA, and give me like the last couple of minutes of his acceptance, maybe three where he's (imitating Blatter), "You can thank God or maybe if you like Allah, you can thank Allah, whatever your God, I promise you, we will have a FIFA that when my next term is completed, it will be in a strong position." Anyway, it was hilarious. And when it was over, Wolf Blitzer goes to the reporter, said (paraphrasing), "Does this guy...
  • Women continue boosting sales in local gun market (IL)

    05/29/2015 6:35:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - After a 136 percent increase from 1999-2014, when the number of Americans with a concealed carry permit rose past 11.1 million, gun sales continue to be on the up-and-up. A trend that has remained parallel to those numbers has been the number of women purchasing guns and obtaining carry permits. Locally, those stats appear to match national trends.
  • The Clinton Crime Family Fraud

    05/29/2015 6:28:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In the meantime, there's a little story here at PJ Media: "I just thought I’d contribute a detail to the latest news about the Clintons’ byzantine financial arrangements, specifically the limited-liability company Bill Clinton used to channel his 'consulting' profits." This is something we learned yesterday, he's got a shell corporation, a pass-through, and he was using that to hide money. He was using that to shelter money. He started a consulting business, in addition to everything else, the Crime Family Foundation, the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor, the charitable foundation, all these things, he then added a consultancy...
  • ormer student sues Amherst College over rape investigation

    05/29/2015 6:10:25 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | MAY 29, 2015 | Walter V. Robinson
    A former Amherst College student has filed a lawsuit claiming he was falsely accused of rape, not given a fair investigation by college officials, and denied justice, even after he presented the college with text messages he said indicated he was innocent. The lawsuit, filed Friday in US District Court in Boston, names the prestigious Western Massachusetts institution as a defendant, as well as a number of college officials. The plaintiff’s name is listed only as “John Doe.” In the fall of his senior year, the suit alleges, he was falsely accused in October 2013 of having committed rape when...
  • Communist Party Member Faces Trial For Siding With Islamic Terrorists

    05/29/2015 6:02:21 PM PDT · by drpix · 6 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | P.W. Adams
    While the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) openly supports the Obama administration, and is happily welcomed by the Progressive movement here in the United States, in other countries members of the Communist Party brethren are openly supporting Islamic terrorists. The Prauge Post reports that a member of the Czech Communist Party is facing trial after celebrating online the deaths of Czech soldiers who were killed by the Taliban... ...Coincidentally the CPUSA has regularly spoken out against the War on Terror.
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops! - 30 May 2015

    05/29/2015 6:00:08 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 92 replies
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  • For Profit College Calls Out Hypocrite Senator Dick Durbin

    05/29/2015 5:51:34 PM PDT · by libertas~prosperare · 5 replies
    NewsWire ^ | 05/29/2015 | NewsWire
    The Honorable Richard Durbin United States Senate 711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Sen. Durbin, I am writing in response to your May 28, 2015 letter to Eugene Feichtner, President and Chief Operating Officer at ITT Educational Services, Inc. First and foremost, no one is more concerned about our students than we are. We devote substantial resources to helping our students succeed academically and find employment. To our knowledge, you have never visited one of our campuses to see the good work we do every day to educate our students and help them find employment in their...
  • 2016 Presidential Hopefuls Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards

    05/29/2015 5:32:13 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 6 replies
    numbersusa.com ^ | Updated: 05/26/15 | Staff
    WHAT DO THESE GRADES MEASURE? For the most part, candidates are being measured by the recommendations and principles of the bi-partisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform which favored an immigration system that protects the interests of American wage-earners (both U.S.-born and foreign-born). Commission members were chosen by leaders of each party in the Senate and House, with Chairwoman Barbara Jordan appointed by Pres. Bill Clinton. UPDATED WEEKLY: Every week, we add statements by candidates that modify or add texture to a candidate's stances. Then, each category rating and grade is re-calculated weekly. WHAT ARE WE MISSING? Are you aware of...
  • Ex SAS soldier/Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith becomes GM of Australian TV network

    05/29/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 29th May 2015 | Frank Coletta
    Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith is set to take over as boss of Seven Queensland, which is the regional group of stations for the network. Staff at 7Q have been told of the unexpected development which is set to push Roberts-Smith from the deputy role into the General Manager's position, sources have told Daily Mail Australia. While Mr Roberts-Smith was being groomed to eventually take the role from ex-Today Tonight reporter Neil Mooney, he has now had to step up after just one month with the network. ..... Corporal Roberts-Smith was thrust into the national spotlight in 2011 when he...
  • Castro's Long Record On Terror, Lawlessness And Killing

    05/29/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: President Obama removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terror Friday, forgetting the dictatorship's long record of killing, smuggling and, yes, terror. If this is the new standard, why not just scrap the list entirely? The lifting of Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism was a farce that may well come back to the haunt the United States. After all, the ruling Castro regime that benefits from it in the name of normal relations with the U.S. and new access to World Bank loans is the same regime that once tried the first 9/11, aligning itself...
  • American Express President Dies Suddenly On Flight From Japan To New York

    05/29/2015 4:38:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 5/29/15 | CBSNewYork
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –– Ed Gilligan, the president of American Express, has died. He was 55 years old. Gilligan died after becoming ill on a flight from Japan to New York. Gilligan was named the company’s president two years ago and joined American Express in 1980 while still a student at New York University, according to the Wall Street Journal. He was widely considered a possible successor to CEO Ken Chenault, WSJ reported. Chenault made the announcement via a letter to Amex employees Friday: With the heaviest of hearts, I must share some devastating news. Ed Gilligan – President of...
  • U.S. oil producers are back in the money, but OPEC is not

    05/29/2015 4:35:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 29,2015 | Tim Mullaney
    Seeing Saudi Arabia beat its head against the wall has been so fun that now Iraq’s petro-military apparatus has decided it, too, wishes to flood the world’s oil market with fresh supply and bring U.S. shale producers to their knees. To put this in terms Iraqis may grasp: Please do. Texans will meet you in the street with yellow roses. For all the that the Saudis have “won” because Brent has gained about $10 a barrel since January, it’s still as much as $20 cheaper than it was in November 2014 when the Saudi plan became clear. The U.S. production...
  • Obama’s Economic “Expansion” Keeps Shrinking

    05/29/2015 4:24:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2015 | by Daniel Greenfield
    The economic recovery is really coming along great. For the third time since the expansion began in June 2009, the U.S. economy suffered a setback. Don’t call it a setback. It’s a strategic retreat. Those ‘optimistic’ estimates keep being revised. Such declines in GDP are rare in economic expansions, pointing to the fragile nature of the current rebound. The economy hasn’t contracted in three different quarters during good times since the 1950s. It’s the fault of the GOP. Also the weather. That’s the weakest reading since frigid winter temperatures derailed growth at the start of 2014. We can’t have an...
  • James E. Fendry Aim For Understanding (Pro 2nd Amendment piece.)

    05/29/2015 4:18:23 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | James Fendry
    I remember the first time I noticed the phrase “gun violence” being used in the media. What about all the other forms of violence, I wondered; such as, violence committed with knives, baseball bats, table lamps, golf clubs and garden tools? When used as weapons, these items can be no less fatal or injurious than firearms. People were being murdered by strangulation, drowning, and blows from what the F.B.I. refers to as ‘hands and feet’. The FBI was reporting that about 60% of the homicides in America were a result of the misuse of firearms and the remaining 40% were...
  • CNBC Correspondent Chock Full of Snark About a Hillary Press 'Briefing'

    05/29/2015 4:17:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 29, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    As we have seen many times in the past, CNBC Chief Washington correspondent John Harwood has been reliably liberal. In fact just a few hours ago, Newsbusters ran a story featuring Harwood once again spinning for Hillary Clinton. Therefore it is notable when even a team player such as Harwood gets so upset with the content free Hillary "briefing" that he breaks out in one snarky paragraph after another. Perhaps the Hillary campaign thinks it is a cute idea to cut reporters off from any meaningful information but when it causes someone like Harwood to go full out snark, perhaps...
  • Clay Seal May Be Oldest Depiction of Music and Revelry in Israel

    An ancient seal unearthed in northern Israel may depict a woman playing a musical instrument during a sacred marriage rite between a king and a goddess. The mysterious seal, which decorates a shard of a 5,000-year-old clay storage vessel, could be the oldest known depiction of a musical performance in Israel, archaeologists say. "This is when most of the cultic impressions from Israel depict dancing figures or the feasting scene in which the female and male figures are shown facing each other, in the rite just before their sexual encounter," the researchers said.
  • AGAINST ALL ODDS: HUSBAND, WIFE HIT BACK TO BACK HOLE-IN-ONES ON SAME HOLE

    05/29/2015 3:52:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29,2015 | ROBERT WILDE
    For the first time in history a husband and a wife, while playing golf together, teeing it up on the same hole, playing as a twosome, shot consecutive holes in one. Odds makers consider the chances of this occurrence almost incalculable. The National Hole-in-One Association makes a stab at it, rendering it at about 52,000,000 to 1. Whatever the chances, don’t expect it to happen again too soon Sunday Tony and Janet Blundy headed off to their friendly, but competitive round of golf. Playing the Ledge Meadows golf course in Grand Ledge, Oregon, Tony knocked a seven-iron in from 135...
  • More than 10,000 websites 'blackout' Congress in protest of NSA surveillance laws

    05/29/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/29/15 | Alan Yuhas
    More than 10,000 websites blocked users from computers in Congress on Friday, in a demonstration against any possible re-authorization of NSA surveillance powers. “This is a blackout,” read the site to which computers from congressional IP addresses were redirected. “We are blocking your access until you end mass surveillance laws.” “Right now the code affects only visitors from Congress, we’re willing to keep it up,” said Holmes Wilson, a co-founder of Fight for the Future, the group which wrote the code and is leading the online protest. The redirect site also includes semi-nude, sometimes explicit photos submitted by people, under...
  • Bill Clinton pens letter to foundation donors

    05/29/2015 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2015 | By ANNIE KARNI and KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Former President Bill Clinton is pushing back against the controversies swirling around his family’s foundation and vexing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. “It’s the political season in America, so the purpose and impact of the efforts your support makes possible has largely been ignored in recent coverage of the Foundation,” Clinton wrote Friday morning in a 1,178-word letter to donors and supporters of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Clinton’s only concession to the spate of bad news was that the foundation will “continue to look for ways to improve our reporting systems so that we can operate as accurately,...
  • State Department Whistleblower HAMMERS Corrupt Officials on website created by supporters

    05/29/2015 3:41:44 PM PDT · by homicide_investigator · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05-29-2015 | Chuck Ross
    - The Daily Caller - http://dailycaller.com - State Department Employee Sets Up Web Site SLAMMING Agency Leadership Posted By Chuck Ross On 10:44 AM 05/29/2015 In | No Comments Tweet A 17-year veteran of the State Department is taking aim at agency leadership, past and present, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with a new website that alleges a culture of corruption at Foggy Bottom replete with misconduct and criminal cover-up. Richard Higbie has been locked in various legal battles with the State Department since he joined the agency’s Diplomatic Security Service in 1998. In 2001, he filed a...
  • Muslim school which objected to girls on boys soccer team told to abide by rules

    05/29/2015 3:35:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CTV News ^ | May 29, 2015 | by Diana Mehta
    TORONTO -- A Muslim high school in Ontario that complained about its boys' soccer team having to play against a team that included girls has been told it must abide by gender equity rules. The ISNA High School, located on the outskirts of Toronto, had complained earlier this week about a soccer game in which its all-male team played against a Catholic high school whose team included two girls. ISNA, which describes itself as a progressive co-ed independent school that strives to abide by Qur'anic injunctions, raised an objection at the game about the girls' presence on the field. Paul...
  • MICHELLE O TO GO: Food trucks deliver school lunches to students during summer break

    05/29/2015 3:31:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    EAG news.org ^ | May 29,2015 | VICTOR SKINNER
    PAUL, Minn. – Government-sponsored food trucks will be stalking students this summer with the goal of giving out thousands of “healthy” free lunches officials don’t trust parents to provide. Officials at St. Paul public schools recently announced they’re working with the local food bank Second Harvest to dispatch a mobile food truck to expand locations offering students free lunches during the summer. Last year the district supplied 71 locations, and the truck will help to add another 10 to 15 in 2015, KSTP reports. The district’s director of nutrition services, Stacy Koppen, said the truck will drive around to different...
  • US Drops Cuba From State Terrorism List, Paving the Way for Embassies

    05/29/2015 3:29:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | May 29, 2015 | JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL
    The State Department today removed Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism, paving the way for full diplomatic recognition and an opening of embassies. It has been 45 days since President Obama announced plans to remove Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism and there was no attempt by Congress to stop the action. The State Department said that while differences with the country remain, they weren't a bar to Cuba's removal from the list. "While the United States has significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cuba’s policies and actions, these fall outside...
  • Current Headlines In Some Baltimore Media

    05/29/2015 3:22:25 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 11 replies
    Several ^ | 29 May 2015 | Steely
    Headlines Right Now on a few Baltimore media outlets: WBAL TV: Best friends' teamwork gets big response Popularity, success driving popularity of charter school Maryland wildlife photos on WBALTV.com's u Local Man arrested in Owings Mills home invasion (pic that looks like it could be Obama's son) Mother, boy fatally shot in head in Baltimore (pics of victims) Images: Fort Meade holds Surplus Sale 8 Mistakes you're probably making while showering Sources: Hastert was covering up sex misconduct Photo of Marine and bride in prayer goes viral Hypnotist tricks Howie Mandel into Shaking Hands The text you never want to...
  • New small business loans announced in wake of Baltimore unrest

    05/29/2015 3:22:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 29, 2015 | By Carrie Wells
    The U.S. Small Business Administration on Friday announced it would make up to $1 million available in loans and other forms of assistance for small businesses in Baltimore in the wake of rioting and unrest. The city has estimated that some 380 businesses were damaged in the civil unrest from April 25 and May 3. Rawlings-Blake said that while most have reopened, some are still "not at full capacity." The mayor said the SBA designated the additional funding upon her request. Officials said the assistance includes up to $800,000 for "microloans" to small businesses, and grants of $100,000 apiece to...
  • Bachelor party rescued after Lake Travis dock breaks free (TX)

    05/29/2015 3:20:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    kxan ^ | May 29, 2015 | kxan
    Multiple rescue boats ferried 18 young men back to shore early Friday from a houseboat set adrift by a severe storm. Shortly before 1 a.m., strong winds ripped part of a dock away from Sandy Creek Marina on Lake Travis. The broken section of dock, as well as the houseboat and another boat, remained attached by service cables, but floated farther into the lake.
  • In this city, offering a kid a soda is about to be illegal

    05/29/2015 3:17:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 29, 2015 | Jenna Lyons
    It’s a four-letter word that parents in one Northern California city don’t want their children to hear: soda. In a novel approach to fighting childhood obesity, the Davis City Council voted unanimously this week to approve an ordinance making milk and water the default options for kids’ meals — a victory for parents who want to shield children from sugary beverages. Cashiers and waiters in fast food joints and other restaurants that market meals to kids will be forced, under threat of a fine to the business, to offer water or milk with those meals, not Coke or Pepsi.
  • Tighter border controls block African migrants in Italian Alps

    05/29/2015 3:12:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2015 | BY STEVE SCHERER
    Some 200 mostly Eritrean migrants heading northwards from Italy were turned back by police in the Italian Alps on Friday and left sleeping in train stations as European countries tightened frontier checks before a global summit in Germany. EU countries are struggling to stem the flow of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East and to share the burden more evenly across the continent, after more than 35,000 people reached Italy so far this year and hundreds more died at sea. Migrants often head north after landing in boats on Italy's southern shores, hoping to make it to Germany...
  • US Double Standard: Probing FIFA Instead of Clinton Foundation - Analyst

    05/29/2015 3:06:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 5/29/15
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US authorities should probe the Clinton Foundation instead of going after FIFA officials abroad, Wall Street financial analyst Charles Ortel told Sputnik. “The FIFA prosecution is outrageous. It reflects a complete double standard,” Ortel said on Thursday. “The first thing that the United States should do is to get its own financial house in order.” **SNIP** Ortel, who is investigating the financial records of the Clinton Foundation, argued the US government should investigate institutions based within the country with suspect financial records rather officials in Zurich-based FIFA.
  • Global Migrants Brave Panama’s Vipers, Bats, Bandits to Reach U.S.

    05/29/2015 2:58:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 29, 2015 | By SARA SCHAEFER MUÑOZ
    METETÍ, Panama - Ahmed Hassan staggered through dense Panamanian jungle, crazy with thirst, his rubber sandals sliding in the mud, fearing he would die thousands of miles from his homeland in Somalia. “I told my family I would go to the U.S., that was the plan,” said the 26-year-old truck driver, who said he fled late last year when al-Shabaab militants took his village. He flew to Brazil and made a cross-continental bus trip to Colombia. The circuitous Panama route has become more attractive, say migration experts, thanks to the easing of visa and asylum requirements in some South American...