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  • Iran Is Progressing Towards Nuclear Weapons Via North Korea

    04/28/2017 9:42:43 AM PDT · by gattaca
    BESA ^ | Feb. 28, 2017 | Lt. Col R. Ofek and Lt. Col Dany Shoham
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This analysis argues that Iran is steadily making progress towards a nuclear weapon and is doing so via North Korea. Iran is unwilling to submit to a years-long freeze of its military nuclear program as stipulated by the July 2015 Vienna Nuclear Deal. North Korea is ready and able to provide a clandestine means of circumventing the deal, which would allow the Iranians to covertly advance that nuclear program. At the same time, Iran is likely assisting in the upgrading of certain North Korean strategic capacities.... All in all, a major consequence of the VND is that the...
  • Sex Education in California Sparks Culture Clash

    04/28/2017 9:42:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    National Catholic Register ^ | April 28, 2017 | by Joan Frawley Desmond
    A new sex-education curriculum has provoked opposition in three California school districts this year, and parent-led protests have already forced one local school board to delay its implementation. “The new curriculum on ‘Human Growth and Development’ needs to be suspended for a major revision to reflect true human development and growth,” read a petition posted on and signed by thousands of parents in Cupertino Union School District who oppose “Teen Talk Middle School,” a curriculum published by Health Connected. “The chosen textbook is age inappropriate and has detailed, graphic descriptions of oral, anal and vaginal sex.” The California Healthy...
  • Senate approves spending bill, averting government shutdown

    04/28/2017 9:39:53 AM PDT · by ColdOne ^ | 4/28/17 | Bob Fredricks
    With time running out, Congress on Friday easily approved a short-term spending bill that would prevent a partial federal government shutdown over the weekend. But on President Trump’s 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving the Capitol until next week without acting on two of the president’s other main priorities — a GOP health care overhaul and a budget financing government for the entire year. The Senate sent the temporary spending measure to Trump by voice vote after the House approved it by a lopsided 382-30 vote. The bill keeps the government functioning through next Friday, which leaders hope will...
  • Trump is prepared: 'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown'

    04/28/2017 9:36:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2017 | Rick Moran
    With less than 24 hours before the government runs out of money, precipitating a partial shutdown of services, President Donald Trump et the Democrats know that there are limits to what he and the Republican Congress will accept to keep the government operating. Democrats have bee piling up conditions under which they would agree to a budget resolution that would fund the government through September 30. But the difficulty of the negotiations have forced Hill Republicans to offer a one week extension of funding to keep the government operating. But if Democrats won't accept the stop gap measure, the...
  • No. Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start...

    04/28/2017 9:30:13 AM PDT · by Syncro · 8 replies ^ | Apr 27, 2017 at 4:18 PM EDT | Anthony Gockowski
    A Northern Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start of one of his classes. A Northern Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start of one of his classes, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform.In a recording of the February incident, provided to Campus Reform by Kevin Cavanaugh for Congress, Mark Holden explains the situation to History Department Chair Derek Heng, who had been called in by the instructor, Dr. Heather Martel, after Holden had refused her request that he put his Bible...
  • The Second Attempt Appears Doomed: The votes just aren't there for Obamacare repeal/replace

    04/28/2017 9:30:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2017 | Rick Moran
    The fate of Obamacare repeal/replace Part II isn't quite sealed yet but the latest nose count among Republicans in Congress holds out very little hope that this current iteration of Obamacare reform will meet the same end as the first one. The Hill is reporting that at least 21 Republicans have indicated they are a "no vote" for the current legislation. Since 23 negative votes would scuttle the bill - unless some Democrats could be convinced to vote for it - it doesn't appear that Speaker Ryan is any more inclined to bring this version of Obamacare repeal to the...
  • Record-Breaking Heat Possible for Climate March on Saturday

    04/28/2017 9:27:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    NBC4 Washington ^ | April 28, 2017
    Record-breaking heat is possible Saturday, potentially adding fuel to the fire for the People's Climate March on the National Mall. Thousands are expected to attend the march, including former Vice President Al Gore and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. And if you're thinking about going, be prepared to sweat. Highs of 86 to 91 degrees are expected Saturday, according to Storm Team4. The average high is just 71 degrees. Organizers say the event will get more political than last weekend's March for Science and Earth Day rally and will target Trump administration policies. "On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Advanced Talks Underway For New Conservative Network

    04/28/2017 9:26:54 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 7 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 28, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    EXCLUSIVE: Advanced Talks Underway For New Conservative Network Amid Fears Fox News Moving Too Far Left (title) On the heels of major shakeups at the Fox News Network, an alternative conservative network is being actively discussed amongst conservative fat cats. A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative...
  • Amid Controversy, Obama Makes Another $400K Pay Day

    04/28/2017 9:25:09 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-28-2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Former President Barack Obama received a $400,000 speaking fee for an appearance at an A&E Network event on Thursday. The news came amid controversy over Obama accepting a fee of the same size to appear at a Wall Street firm's conference. The "History Makers lunch" was hosted by A&E's history channel and attended by representatives of A&E advertisers, the New York Post reported. Those in attendance included Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Bob Sauerberg, Janice Min, and Penske Media CEO Jay Penske. Obama received a standing ovation on entering the room. The former president's appearance featured a 90 minute interview with...
  • Economists Fear Trump’s Tax Plan Only Heightens a ‘Mountain of Debt’

    04/28/2017 9:23:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/28/2017 | By JAMES B. STEWART
    During his campaign, Donald J. Trump embraced the cause of fiscal responsibility and accused President Barack Obama of shackling the country with a “mountain of debt.” Mr. Obama “doubled our national debt. Doubled it,” Mr. Trump claimed in a speech in Virginia Beach. Then on Wednesday, Mr. Trump unveiled the outlines of his much-anticipated tax overhaul, calling for steep tax cuts with only modest offsetting revenue increases. Economists I spoke to this week estimate it would add trillions to the national debt over the next decade. “We’ve only done the rough numbers, but this looks like a tax cut of...
  • White People Always Steal from Black People – So Does Oprah

    04/28/2017 9:21:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American ^ | April 28, 2017 | Colin Flaherty
    White people are always stealing stuff from black people. And black people, like Oprah, don’t like it. Neither do third-grade teachers in lily white schools. Just a few months ago, my friend’s third-grade son informed him that white music record labels steal black music and never pay for it. He learned that from a teacher who spent an hour breaking it down how the Beach Boys stole "Surfin’ USA" from Chuck Berry’s "Sweet Little 16". But the teacher left out the punchline: Chuck sued and won and today he is listed -- and paid -- as co-author of the song....
  • 2 charged with kidnapping in SWAT standoff in SC, police say

    04/28/2017 9:19:25 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    The State ^ | 28Apr2017 | ANDREW DYS
    LANCASTER Deputies in Lancaster County charged two people in a SWAT situation in Indian Land earlier this week where the suspects were holed up in the home for hours, police said. SWAT members had to go into the Sandal Brook Road home near the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office substation in Indian Land Tuesday morning, following a standoff for several hours with people inside, said sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield. Neighbors near the townhouse were evacuated for their safety during the negotiation and SWAT event, Barfield said. The victim told police he was robbed by two people inside the house during...
  • Appointment of Yoest at HHS adds to anti-abortion ranks

    04/28/2017 9:16:31 AM PDT · by posterchild
    yahoo ^ | Apr 28, 2017 | Lev Facher
    WASHINGTON — In a victory for anti-abortion advocates, the White House announced Friday that it will nominate Charmaine Yoest to become an assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, overseeing public affairs. Yoest, formerly president and CEO of the law firm Americans United for Life, is currently a senior fellow at American Values, a conservative group that on its website laments America’s “culture of death.” She also spent three years as a policy analyst and then vice president of the Family Research Council, another advocacy group opposed to abortion rights.
  • Paul Ryan Under Fire as Health Care Is Delayed Again

    04/28/2017 9:15:56 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28,2017 | Ian Mason
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) leadership was called into question by new voices Thursday night as hopes expire of passing a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare before President Donald Trump’s first 100 days end on Saturday. At a meeting on the Hill late Thursday night, the speaker and his House Republican leadership team decided to further delay the vote. With what appeared to be the acquiescence of conservatives in the Freedom Caucus and think-tanks like Club for Growth and FreedomWorks, who took much of the blame for the failure of the first attempt to pass the American...
  • Whitehall terror alert suspect named as Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali

    04/28/2017 9:10:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    SKY News ^ | April 28, 2017
    A terror suspect arrested near the Houses of Parliament has been named as Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali. The 27-year-old is believed to be a British national who was born overseas and went to school in Tottenham, north London. He was known to police prior to his arrest, according to Sky sources. Police say the suspect was detained by armed officers just yards from Downing Street after a stop and search in an "intelligence-led" operation.
  • Local 33 members begin hunger strike

    04/28/2017 9:06:43 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 19 replies
    Yale News ^ | 4-26-2017 | Kevin Swain |
    Eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 began an indefinite, collective fast in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home on Tuesday in an effort to persuade Yale to begin collective bargaining. Local 33 Chair Aaron Greenberg GRD ’18, Co-chair Robin Canavan GRD ’19, Camille Cole GRD ’20, Charles Decker GRD ’18, Lukas Moe GRD ’19, Julia Powers GRD ’19, Emily Sessions GRD ’19 and Jifeng Shen GRD ’18 sat onstage at a rally on Hillhouse Avenue to commence the union’s “Fast Against Slow.” “What Yale could not stop, they are cynically trying to slow,” Greenberg read from...
  • A new 40-year-old Mountain House taste test

    04/28/2017 9:06:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 4/26/2017 | Joel
    Now, I’ll be totally honest with you – I don’t even know what Shrimp Creole is. So I looked it up… Shrimp creole is a dish of Louisiana Creole origin, consisting of cooked shrimp in a mixture of whole or diced tomatoes, the Holy trinity of onion, celery and bell pepper, spiced with hot pepper sauce and/or cayenne-based seasoning, and served over steamed or boiled white rice Okay, so this stuff is eaten with rice. Makes sense, anybody interested in storing long-term food will certainly have a sack of rice or ten.
  • German Paper: US Media Got It Wrong, Ivanka Wasn’t Booed

    04/28/2017 9:02:17 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies ^ | 04/28/2017
    US media reports that Ivanka Trump was booed in Germany are false, according to German paper Bild. “Many people were surprised by Ivanka Trump’s performance in Berlin. Contrary to the stereotype, the daughter of the US President made a sophisticated and level-headed impression at the panel discussion with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, and head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde. The glamorous White House ambassador also cleverly handled a controversial issue,” the paper reports. “US media, however, are focusing on something else: they claim that Ivanka was booed and sneered at.” According to the paper, there was...
  • House passes stopgap spending bill to avert government shutdown

    04/28/2017 8:56:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 28, 2017 | By Richard Cowan
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed stopgap legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and buy time on reaching a deal on federal spending through the end of the fiscal year. The legislation now goes to the Senate, where Republican leaders hope to take it up later in the day, approve it and send it to President Donald Trump to sign into law. The bill in the Republican-led Congress provides federal funding until May 5, allowing lawmakers to hammer out legislation over the next few days to keep the government funded for the rest of the...
  • Special operations police attack a cemetery in Gever

    04/28/2017 8:56:17 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, April 28, 2017 | none stated
    Turkish special operations police attacked a cemetery in Hakkari's Gever district and wrote “carcass” on tombstones. Turkish special operations police attacked the cemetery in Orman neighborhood in Hakkari's Gever (Yüksekova) district. After a demolition of some graves, special operations police wrote “carcass” on tombstones. According to locals, the police opened random fire around after their attack on the cemetery which is being targeted by state forces for the second time. The cemetery was also subjected to attacks by Turkish forces during the 79 day-long “curfew” in the district last year. People rebuilt the cemetery after the end of the curfew...