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  • Louis Farrakhan, rising: With rap’s superstars at his side, the Nation of Islam leader

    04/27/2015 11:21:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Salon ^ | April 27, 2015 | Matthew Pulver
    Louis Farrakhan, rising: With rap’s superstars at his side, the Nation of Islam leader steps forward in the new fight for civil rights Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam was credited by protesters on the ground in Baltimore with establishing a gang truce in the city to unify black Baltimore against the police. The NOI and its well-dressed Fruit of Islam were on the ground in Ferguson, as well, in a leadership role.Lord only knows what sort of paranoiac frenzy Glenn Beck would spiral into were he to discover this recent trend in hip-hop: Rappers are increasingly seeking the wisdom and counsel...
  • 'Good kid': Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber's life

    04/27/2015 11:08:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    shepherdstownchronicle.com ^ | Associated Press
    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother. David Bruck delivered the defense's opening statement in the penalty phase of Tsarnaev's trial, saying there is no punishment Tsarnaev can get that would be equal to the suffering of the bombing victims. "There is no evening the scales," Bruck said. "There is no point in trying to hurt him as he hurt because it can't be done."
  • Saab sees growing Gripen fighter demand amid Russia tensions

    04/27/2015 10:39:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Reuters ^ | 04/27/2015
    LINKOPING, Sweden, April 27 (Reuters) - Swedish defence company Saab said on Monday there was growing interest for its Gripen fighter jet from countries spread across Russia's European flank, amid rising tensions rise over Ukraine. Czech Republic and Hungary already operate 14 Gripens each under leases, and a senior Saab executive said he was open to more such deals as others with limited budgets seek more modern air power. "Even if they don't expect a Russian intervention, there are more tensions and air policing becomes necessary, so if you only have a few MiG-21s you would like to have a...
  • Baltimore scrambles to save tourism, conventions (Uh, cancel that directive to let them destroy)

    04/27/2015 9:42:35 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 97 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    With the violence sweeping Baltimore threatening to scare away tourists and the city's huge convention industry, officials are working overtime to build in new security around the downtown convention center and promising to keep people safe.
  • Exclusive: Dr. Alveda King On Baltimore Riots: MLK Jr. Would Be "Heartbroken"

    04/27/2015 8:35:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Dr. Alveda King, niece of the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said if he saw these Baltimore riots, “he’d be heartbroken, I am.”
  • If the Pope Wants to Have a Truly Moral Climate-Change Debate, Here Are a Few Ideas

    04/27/2015 8:17:47 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 4-27-15 | PATRICK J. MICHAELS
    Kudos to Pope Francis for calling a conference, scheduled for tomorrow, emphasizing the moral dimensions of climate change. It’s about time we took a clear and sober look at an issue that can cause so much harm to so many, especially the poor and downtrodden. The core problem for the conference is to balance the costs and benefits imposed by climate change against the costs and benefits of a major reduction in the use of fossil fuels, with the understanding that there are only two other sources of dense energy that can effectively replace them, nuclear power and large hydroelectric...
  • Government wants less fluoride in water

    04/27/2015 7:55:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2015 | Robert King
    The federal government is calling for lower levels of fluoride in drinking water, the first update since the 1960s. The new recommendation is for 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water, which replaces the previous range of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams, according to the Health and Human Services Department on Monday. Americans have access to more fluoride through toothpaste and mouth rinses than when the recommendations were introduced in 1962, the agency said. Because Americans are using more fluoride, officials are worried about increases in cases of fluorosis, a condition that stains teeth exposed to too much fluoride. "The...
  • WATCH: BALTIMORE RIOTER SLAPPED BY MOM ON NEWS [VIDEO]

    04/27/2015 7:48:34 PM PDT · by yuffy · 67 replies
    Coed.com ^ | April 27, 2015 5:39 pm | By WYATT
    Things have gotten way out of control in Baltimore County following the death of Freddie Gray, but at least one mother is doing her best to make sure her son doesn’t get caught up in the rioting. Look what one CNN news crew caught live on camera:
  • List of mayors of Baltimore (Wiki)

    04/27/2015 7:45:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Wiki | April 27, 2015
    The last Republican Mayor of Baltimore: Theodore R. McKeldin 1963 - 1967
  • Rand Paul: Let’s face it, it was a mistake to topple Saddam Hussein

    04/27/2015 7:35:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 162 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    <p>Interesting, not because it’s a surprise that Ron Paul’s son feels this way — remember this? — but because this is a subject that every Republican in the field, Rand included, would probably prefer to avoid during the primaries.</p> <p>Or am I wrong about that? Could this be a smart play for Paul, especially given how it’ll make Jeb Bush squirm?</p>
  • Baltimore ends day with burning church senior center, Hero mom delivers slap heard ’round the news

    04/27/2015 7:30:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Terrible. The fire in East Baltimore. Dozens of people out here crying and in disbelief: "This is our church!" pic.twitter.com/2DTf1m7sia— Yvonne Wenger (@yvonnewenger) April 28, 2015 CNN reports the senior center was newly built, part of Baltimore’s Southern Baptist church. That massive fire in Baltimore confirmed by CNN reporter as a Southern Baptist Church's new senior center. Now, in ruins.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) April 28, 2015 Pastor Hickman: burning building was to be 60-unit affordable housing for seniors. "It hurts my heart," he says. pic.twitter.com/jYXuMMDtBx— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) April 28, 2015 Update: After I originally posted this, there was...
  • Cultural Marxism

    04/27/2015 7:06:16 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 7 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/27/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth…We can and we must write in a language which sows among the masses hatred, scorn, and the like towards those who disagree with us”, wrote Vladimir Lenin. The basis of Lenin’s statement is very much alive today within the Democrat party as they relentlessly attack and sow hatred towards cultural, moral, and religious institutions that conservatives hold dear. “This is the basis of the great cultural war we’re undergoing…. We are two countries now. We are two countries morally, culturally, socially, and theologically. Cultural wars do not...
  • How the Baltimore Mayor's office explains her infamous 'space to destroy' remark

    04/27/2015 6:26:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2015-04-27 | Philip Klein
    With massive violence spreading in Baltimore on Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is under fire for a statement she made over the weekend indicating that she ordered the city's police to give people the "space" to destroy property."I've made it very clear that I work with the police and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech," Rawlings-Blake said in a press conference."It's a very delicate balancing act, because, while we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other...
  • Obama Race Speech: Read The Full Text, Remarks of Senator Barack Obama 2008

    04/27/2015 5:57:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 17, 2008 | Sen. Barack Hussein Obama
    "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union." Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America's improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787. The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation's original sin of slavery, a question...
  • Why Gay Marriage Activists Wish This LGBTQ Voice Would Shut His Mouth

    04/27/2015 5:56:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/27/2015 | LARRY TOMCZAK
    LGBTQ icon Larry Kramer has spent the last 37 years warning of homosexuality's health hazards. He's director of ACT UP whose slogan is: "Silence=Death." Many gay marriage advocates wish Larry would shut his mouth. His message undercuts the image of being "gay and blissful." Folks are uncomfortable adding unsavory elements like this to the conversation. Do you think lawyers who presented arguments to the Supreme Court included the following? "Chief Justice Roberts and esteemed members of the Court, while you will hear our efforts to persuade you to legalize gay marriage today, we must be mindful of serious, elevated health...
  • Intel warning: Gang attacks on white cops might spread outside Baltimore

    04/27/2015 5:30:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough,Maggie Ybarra
    Law enforcement intelligence officials have put out a warning that someone has sent a text calling on people to kill “all white police officers” in reaction to the death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore police custody, raising fears violence could spread nationally, according to safety memos obtained by The Washington Times.
  • Baltimore Mayor: City Being "Destroyed By Thugs In A Senseless Way" (Video)

    04/27/2015 5:25:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 27, 2015 | Al Weaver
    During a press conference Monday night, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake blame "thugs" for the riots consuming the city during the afternoon and early evening.
  • Entire junior class, 280 high-schoolers, show Obama just what he can do with Common Core! (Seattle)

    04/27/2015 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 4/26/15 | Tom Tillison
    The entire junior class of a Seattle high school sent an unmistakable message to President Obama and other supporters of the Common Core curriculum last week: Thanks, but no thanks. Not a single junior at Nathan Hale High showed up Tuesday to take new state exams in reading and math, a Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman told The Seattle Times. That’s 280 students who skipped the tests in a show of force. **SNIP** “They didn’t skip school all day,” district spokeswoman Stacy Howard told the newspaper. “They just didn’t show up during the testing period.”
  • Woman Caught on Camera Pulling Baltimore Rioter Off of Streets Called ‘Mom of the Year’

    04/27/2015 5:17:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | april 27, 2015 | justin green
    But some residents aren’t having it with the protestors, including a woman who is featured in four Instagram videos removing from the trouble a young man dressed in all black. Here’s the first video, where she confronts him. (Editor’s note: Strong language and violence):
  • Man Punctures Fire Hose As Firefighters Attempt to Put out CVS Fire in Baltimore

    04/27/2015 4:34:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 70 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 27, 2015 | oliver darcy
    An individual in Baltimore punctured holes into a fire hose Monday evening as firefighters attempted to put out a blaze that had engulfed a CVS store previously targeted by looters.
  • Rioters Pose For Photos With Destroyed Cop Car In Baltimore

    04/27/2015 4:23:38 PM PDT · by absentee · 72 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/27/15 | Caleb Howe
    This is one of those videos that really requires no explanation. Two of the apparent rioters in Baltimore took time out from looting and injuring police to take pictures with the fruits of their labors. Trophies, as CNN commentator notes. The rioting in Baltimore had been underway for about two hours at this point, a situation that one reporter described as "all out war."
  • ISIS Selfie With Woman's Severed Head: Take This Viral!

    04/27/2015 4:19:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Vienna 1683 ^ | 26/4/15 | William A. Levinson
    he original is from the Powdered Wig Society, which says ISIS claims to have captured and beheaded a brave female Kurdish fighter named Rehana. Rehana's friends, however, say she is still alive (and has killed more than 100 ISIS savages). This is not, however, the point. During the First World War, the Triple Entente published nasty hand-drawn cartoons of "Huns" with babies on their bayonets, and one of a woman bound to the wheel of an artillery piece. During the Second World War, the War Department drew pictures of "Japs" menacing (but rarely actually torturing or killing) women, along with...
  • Lawyer for suspended Baltimore cops says man who died in custody had no seatbelt ("nickel rides")

    04/27/2015 4:02:44 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 53 replies
    Fox News via AP ^ | 04/232015 | JULIET LINDERMAN CURT ANDERSON Associated Pres
    ---snip-- Unbelted detainees have been paralyzed and even killed by rough rides in police vans." It even has a name: "nickel rides," referring to cheap amusement park thrills. Police brutality against prisoners being transported was addressed just six months ago in a plan released by Baltimore officials to reduce this misconduct. Department rules updated nine days before Gray's arrest clearly state that all detainees shall be strapped in by seat belts or "other authorized restraining devices" for their own safety after being arrested
  • Al Sharpton to visit city, plan march to Washington over Gray's death

    04/27/2015 3:46:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The Rev. Al Sharpton said Monday he plans to visit Baltimore this week to help push police for answers in the death of Freddie Gray. The New York-based civil rights activist also wants to plan a two-day march in May from Baltimore to Washington, expressing frustration in the lack of answers into Gray's death. Gray, who died April 19 after suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody, was buried Monday. "I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since day one to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement," Sharpton said in a statement.
  • FIFTH CIRCUIT PANEL TO HEAR TEXAS VOTER ID CASE INCLUDES TWO DEMOCRAT APPOINTEES

    04/27/2015 3:46:07 PM PDT · by yuffy · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Apr 2015 | by LANA SHADWICK
    A challenge to Texas voter identification law will be heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday. A three judge panel that includes two Democratic appointees will hear the case. One of the judges is a federal district court judge from the Eastern District of Texas who is sitting by designation. The case is Marc Veasey, et al., Texas Association of Hispanic County Judges and County Commissioners v. Greg Abbott et al. (cause no. 14-41127). Breitbart Texas reported that on October 11, 2014, U. S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos, a President Obama...
  • Game between Orioles, White Sox postponed due safety concerns

    04/27/2015 3:37:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    7online ^ | April 27, 2015
    Monday night's game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at Oriole Park has been postponed because of safety concerns, the Orioles announced. The decision was made after hundreds of youths outside a mall in northwest Baltimore clashed violently with police in riot gear, throwing rocks, bricks and bottles at the officers.
  • Statement From Governor Larry Hogan On Violence In Baltimore City

    04/27/2015 3:35:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 54 replies
    Office of Governor Larry Hogan ^ | April 27, 2015 | Governor Larry Hogan
    Governor Larry Hogan is closely monitoring the situation in Baltimore City and has been in contact with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake office to provide the city with whatever resources are required. The Maryland State Police have been dispatched in a supporting role on the ground, as well as other resources and equipment from various state agencies. “Today’s looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated. In response, I have put the Maryland National Guard on alert so they can be in position to deploy rapidly as needed. I strongly condemn the actions of the offenders who are engaged...
  • Jesse Jackson: 'The police wagon became a tomb'

    04/27/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 23, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday urged the people of Baltimore to continue their peaceful protest and expressed his faith in the leadership of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. "People have shown great restraint. I hope they maintain that restraint," Jackson said. "The worst thing that could happen is people are indifferent to this killing, and do nothing. ... The police wagon became a tomb."
  • Israel at 67 – Contributing to a Better World [Jeremiah 30]

    04/27/2015 3:01:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Jewish state celebrated its 67th birthday – corresponding to the 5th of Iyar on the Hebrew calendar. What makes this unique in the annals of history is that Jews in the 20th century reestablished Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel after 2082 years of the land having been occupied and the Jewish people having been oppressed, exiled, persecuted – including, most notably, the Spanish Inquisition, pogroms, and the Holocaust. The last Jewish sovereign entity was the Hashmonean dynasty, which lasted 47 years, from 110BCE to 63BCE. The Romans colonized and ruled the land...
  • Al Sharpton to visit Baltimore, seek answers in Freddie Gray's death

    04/27/2015 2:59:51 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 27 | Yvonne Wenge
    Civil rights leader, the Rev. Al Sharpton, said Monday he plans to visit Baltimore this week to help push police for answers in the death of Freddie Gray.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 27,2015

    04/27/2015 2:52:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 27, 2015 | Mark Levin
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  • Tsarnaev family’s trip to US, heavy guard paid for by taxpayers

    04/27/2015 2:41:18 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/25/15 | Robert Spencer
    The survivors, however, are giving no help with their expenses at all. And remember: the Tsarnaev brothers’ mother said: “Americans are terrorists, my son is the best.” “Survivors outraged after learning Tsarnaev’s family’s trip to US paid for with American tax dollars,” My Fox Boston, April 24, 2015: BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) — The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news. As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax...
  • ‘Hero’ teacher tackled teen gunman during high school shooting

    04/27/2015 2:16:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    nypost.com ^ | april 27, 2015
    A government teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a 16-year-old student who fired two shots into the air Monday at a Washington state high school, police and students said. No one was injured after the teen shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began at North Thurston High School in Lacey, about 60 miles southwest of Seattle, authorities said. The shooter is in custody. Brady Olson, who teaches Advanced Placement government and civics, stopped the shooter, according to school officials and students. “If anyone in the school were to do something like he did,...
  • Elizabeth Warren on Hillary Clinton's embrace of her populist message: 'Eh'

    04/27/2015 2:00:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    (UK) Guardian ^ | April 27, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    Is Hillary Clinton co-opting Elizabeth Warren’s progressive message? Warren has a one-word answer: “Eh.” The Massachusetts senator and liberal hero added to her inscrutable initial response in an interview with the New Yorker: “She’s laying out her vision for the country and she deserves an opportunity to do that.” But the opaqueness of her answer will raise eyebrows about Warren’s role as a Democratic party powerbroker as she continues to put pressure on Clinton from the left. As Clinton turns towards populism to shore up the Democratic base in her run for the White House, her rhetoric increasingly sounds like...
  • Hillary Clinton's campaign is going to be a huge slog for Democrats (hand a libtard a tissue alert)

    04/27/2015 1:44:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | April 27, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The Clintons are going to wear us all out. Even the patience of Democrats is already beginning to wear thin. As Bill Clinton denies that a certain meeting ever happened — a meeting that resulted in income to the family's foundation that wasn't claimed on their taxes, a dodge that certainly wasn't recorded in emails Hillary Clinton deliberately destroyed — you get the sense that support for the Clintons is beginning to crack. The best Democrats can do is throw up their hands. What difference does it make if all of the above are violations of the ethics and transparency...
  • Must The State Affix The Imprimatur Of Marriage To All Protected Coupling Arrangements?

    04/27/2015 1:42:53 PM PDT · by Embargo · 10 replies
    CognitiveEvolution.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Alice Travis
    If States license same sex marriages the Fourteenth Amendment may mandate the issuance of categories of marriage licenses akin to types of state diplomas.... Pregnancy is never a consequence of sexual relations in same sex marriage. No spouse in a same sex marriage who elects to have a child by natural means can do so without committing adultery. 100 percent of births to persons in same sex marriages are out-of-wedlock. No spouse in a same sex marriage who elects to have a child by natural or artificial means can do so without proliferating out-of-wedlock-births. These two facts alone establish that...
  • Latest on police-custody death: Officers hurt at mall riot (in Baltimore)

    04/27/2015 1:31:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2015
    Hundreds of youths outside a mall in northwest Baltimore are clashing violently with police in riot gear, throwing rocks, bricks and bottles at the officers. Baltimore police say on Twitter that several officers have been injured. Officers are using pepper-spray to keep the protesters back. A flier circulated on social media called for a period of violence Monday afternoon to begin at the Mondawmin Mall and move downtown toward City Hall. [Snip] The University of Maryland campus in downtown Baltimore shut down its campus at 2 p.m., saying it has been warned by the Baltimore Police Department that “activities” in...
  • George W. Bush rips Obama on foreign policy

    04/27/2015 1:28:21 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | Apr. 26 , 2015 | Joe Tacopina
    In rare public comments about his successor, George W. Bush slammed President Obama’s foreign policy in a speech over the weekend. The former president, addressing a meeting of Jewish Republican donors at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas Saturday night, railed against Obama’s decision to ease sanctions on Iran, scoffed at his handling of ISIS and mocked his perceived indecisiveness, Bloomberg News reported. “You think the Middle East is chaotic now?” Bush said while discussing a possible nuclear deal with Iran. “Imagine what it looks like for our grandchildren. That’s how Americans should view the deal.”
  • John Legend 'Calls Out' Patriots Coach Bill Belichick For Checking Out Wife Chrissy Teigen

    04/27/2015 1:26:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 95 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | Mon, April 27, 2015 3:10pm EDT | by Evan Real
    <p>Uh-oh. Another man checked out Chrissy Teigen’s assets and her hubby John Legend is not happy about it! The culprit? New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Unfortunately for Bill, this isn’t the first time his eyes were glued somewhere they shouldn’t be — and John wasn’t afraid to call him out on it!</p>
  • SWAT Teams Respond To Anti-Police Protests In Baltimore (Live Breaking News Video)

    04/27/2015 1:26:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 93 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    Live FoxNews.com Breaking News Video.
  • Is the gay lobby changing facts to co-opt the ‘Day of Pink’?

    04/27/2015 1:19:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/27/15 | Pete Baklinski
    OTTAWA, April 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- The pro-gay organization that organizes the Day of Pink in schools across Canada every April appears to have altered an essential historical fact about how the day originally began 8 years ago, with a direct consequence for its use of the day to promote the homosexual agenda.Jer’s Vision, now known as the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity (CCGSD), states in their brochures and posters that the original victim of bullying was a “gay student” (see here and here).However, LifeSiteNews has found that the bullied student was, and remains, a heterosexual male who...
  • ISIS leader Baghdadi is reportedly 'unable to move' after a spinal injury

    04/27/2015 1:18:07 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/27 | Pam Engle
    The head of the Islamic State is reportedly injured so badly he can barely move, Kareem Shaheen at The Guardian reports. "Sources tell us Baghdadi is still alive, but still unable to move due to spinal injury sustained in the March air strike," Shaheen tweeted. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who last year declared himself caliph of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh), was reportedly wounded in a US-led airstrike in March. Martin Chulov at The Guardian, who last week broke the news of the airstrike, also says his sources tell him Baghdadi is still alive and being...
  • Two Texans Vie For Iowa - [Cruz]

    04/27/2015 1:15:20 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | April 27, 2015 | 5:00 a.m. EDT | David Catanese
    For the two Texans eyeing the presidency, Iowa is king. Following this weekend's trip to the Faith & Freedom Coalition forum, Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry have logged 13 trips a piece to the state since 2013, outpacing every other Republican White House aspirant, according to the U.S. News Presidential Tracker. The repeated trips demonstrate the importance of the state to both Cruz and Perry, who are both vying for the evangelical voters who dominate caucuses. It shouldn't be a surprise that the two past caucus winners – former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick...
  • Army seeks gun industry help on M4 carbine in tacit admission of rifle’s flaws

    04/27/2015 1:14:39 PM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Army is asking the gun industry to build new components for its soldiers' primary weapon — the M4 carbine — a move that experts say is a tacit admission that the service has been supplying a flawed rifle that lacks the precision of commercially available guns. At a recent Capitol Hill hearing, an Army general acknowledged that the M4's magazine has been responsible for the gun jamming during firefights. On the federal government's FedBizOpps.gov website, the Army announced a "market survey" for gunmakers to produce a set of enhancements to essentially create a new model — the "M4A1+." It...
  • Give Them ‘Space’ to Riot: Baltimore’s Mayor Writes a License for Lawlessness

    04/27/2015 1:14:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/27/2015 | by IAN TUTTLE
    At his Friday press conference, Malik Z. Shabazz, itinerant inciter of outrage from the Washington, D.C.–based Black Lawyers for Justice, warned Baltimore that, to protest the mysterious death of Freddie Gray, “a wave will roll downtown to City Hall.” He forgot to mention that it was a crime wave. In a 79-second clip filmed by a female Russia Today reporter, one young man (“Rest in peace to my man, Freddie G”) is joined by two other young men (“F*** the police”), who are joined by several other young men, each of whom, shouting, displays his middle finger to the...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Baltimore Is Getting The ‘Benghazi’ Treatment

    04/27/2015 1:13:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 9 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 3:38 pm, April 27th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    As protests continued to escalate this weekend over the death of Freddie Gray, whose spine was allegedly severed while in police custody, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made the unlikely request that her police department “give those who wished to destroy space to do that.” This concept was expectedly mind-blowing to Rush Limbaugh, who called it “one of the most disqualifying statements ever made by a politician,” adding, “I mean, there’s no rational explanation for that.” The conservative radio host went on to say, “I don’t pretend to know what goes on in Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s mind.” But then, he quickly added,...
  • Final TRT FREEP at SCOTUS defending 2,000 years of real Christian marriage.

    04/27/2015 1:11:56 PM PDT · by MagnusMaximus1 · 8 replies
    www.GusAlzona.com | April 27, 2015 | Gus Alzona
    You're invited to join the Tyranny Response Team and other real Tea Party folks at our final FREEP in defense of 2,000 years of real Christian marriage. This will be held in front of the Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, April 27, 2015 from 9:00am until 12:00 noon. Media inquiries, call 1-202-288-8011 Simple rules of conduct are: no violence, no racism, no profanity, obey the law and treat uniformed law enforcement officials with respect.
  • In the press, panic over Hillary’s self-destruction is growing

    04/27/2015 1:07:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    How do you know that a Democrat has found him or herself embroiled in a particularly devastating scandal? When the press begins to ask when the Republicans will begin “overplaying” their hands. This weekend, you could feel the ground beginning to fall out from beneath Hillary Clinton’s supporters as members of the reporting and commentary classes began to express their doubts about the former secretary of state’s ethics. Among some prominent members of the media who are generally not predisposed to dismiss the Democratic candidate in a presidential race, the Clinton Foundation’s shady fundraising practices and the former secretary’s...
  • New Hampshire poll: Ayotte opens up 6-point lead; Walker, others lead Clinton

    04/27/2015 1:06:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | April 27, 2015 | Gravis Insights
    The incumbent Republican senator from New Hampshire opened up a six-point over Gov. Margaret “Maggie” Hassan, her presumptive Democratic challenger in the April 21-22 Townhall/Gravis poll of 1,117 voters. Sen. Kelly A. Ayotte (R.-N.H.), who was endorsed in 2010 by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, is building a solid lead over Hassan, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based firm that conducted the poll. Hassan has not announced. Ayotte leads with voters under 50, 52 percent to Hassan’s 40 percent and support of 88 percent of Republicans, he said. Hassan holds the support of 82 percent...
  • I SMELL A WISCONSIN RAT (someone with knkowledge of the John Doe investigation committed a felony)

    04/27/2015 1:04:54 PM PDT · by irish guard · 16 replies
    Instapundit ^ | April 27, 2015 | M.D. Kittle
    What did the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel know, and when did it know it? The question relates to the Journal-Sentinel reporters’ knowledge of a pre-dawn paramilitary-style raid of the home of Cindy Archer, a fomer aide to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and one of the architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10, which reformed that State’s public sector unions. The raid of Archer’s home occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 14, 2011. At the time of the raid, Archer saw an individual that she believed to be a reporter, standing in her lawn. But the question became: How would a...