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  • Subtle: Pro-Kay Hagan fliers warns GOP victory with lynching images

    10/21/2014 7:09:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Once is a coincidence, but twice is something else entirely. Less than 24-hours after the rapidly imploding Wendy Davis campaign in Texas warned that the interracially married Greg Abbott may just try to ban interracial marriage as governor, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) supporters in North Carolina are also engaging in a bit of inelegant race-baiting. The North Carolina-based Fayetteville Observer reported on Monday that churchgoers in Cumberland County were appalled on Sunday when they were treated to an image of a Jim Crow-era lynching on a flyer warning of what may occur if Republicans take control of the Senate....
  • Michele Bachmann must be doing something right if ISIS is after her

    10/21/2014 7:05:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Her name doesn’t appear in the national headlines nearly as often as it used to, but apparently there are those in other parts of the world who remember who Michele Bachmann is. Yet another ISIS video has popped up, and it includes the Minnesota congresswoman making remarks about terrorism. This has set off enough alarms that Bachmann has been assigned her own security team. Rep. Michele Bachmann has been provided with a “limited” protection detail after a picture of her appeared in a video by the Islamic State, a source confirmed to Fox News.However, the source said, the temporary...
  • Another potential sighting reported of ambush suspect

    10/21/2014 7:04:39 AM PDT · by dware
    WITF ^ | 10.21.2014 | AP via WITF
    Authorities say they might have spotted the suspect in a deadly Pennsylvania state police ambush. A law enforcement officer reported seeing Eric Frein on Monday near the Swiftwater Post Office in the Pocono Mountains. That's near Pocono Mountain East High School, where a woman out for a walk Friday night spotted a rifle-toting man police believe was Frein.
  • Do we really need an Ebola Czar?

    10/21/2014 7:03:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | S. John Massoud
    Most of the so called conservative media and many Republican politicians have been trashing the Obama regime for the appointment of new Ebola Czar Ron Klain. Most of the trashing has been based on the fact that Klain is not a medical doctor by trade, and that all he has ever done was be in charge of Al Gores staff. The fact that the Ebola Czar wont report directly to our Glorious President Obama, but instead to Susan Rice well how can you argue with that logic (please note the sarcasm). Republicans and the conservative media are missing the...
  • GOP candidate in Cook County, IL discovers voting machine casts his vote for the Democrat

    10/21/2014 7:00:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrat mantra that voting fraud is rare takes another blow today with the stunning story of a GOP candidate unable to vote for himself in Cook County Illinois. The Illinois Political Review reports: Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said...
  • What I Have Learned From Debating Young Liberals

    10/21/2014 6:58:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    In the recent months, I have been engaged in political debates with liberals mostly under the age of 40 (I am over the age of 40). These debates have taken place in person, via email and political discussion blogs. In each occurrence, I was contacted or confronted by the individuals who wanted to engage in discussions with me. I was personally contacted and invited to participate in discussions on a blog that repost some of my articles. However, after each round of discussions, I am saddened with the realization that our great country is in deep trouble if todays young...
  • Silence in the face of Jihad in New Jersey

    10/21/2014 6:56:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    Recently, Australian policed uncovered a jihadist plot to kidnap regular citizens on the streets of Sydney, behead them, and send the gruesome and terrifying videos over the internet. The aim of the terrorists was to bring Australia to its knees and bend it to Islamic demands. Unknown to most, we in America were not as fortunate as the Aussies. Something similar to what happened in Australia took place here, but the mainstream media is keeping it quiet. In West Orange, New Jersey, a lovely middle-class suburb, an American jihadist, Ali Mohamed Brown, shot and killed a promising 19-year-old right on...
  • Older workers can have extra days off (says labor court in Germany)

    10/21/2014 6:38:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 Oct 2014 14:26 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Older workers in Germany are allowed more time off than younger ones, a court ruled on Tuesday, saying the difference was not discriminatory. Younger employees of a shoe manufacturer in Rhineland-Palatinate brought a case against their employer for giving two extra days off per year to their colleagues aged 58 and over and appealed it to the countrys highest labor court. But Germanys anti-discrimination law (AGG) allows for different treatment for workers based on their age, experience or length of service under certain conditions, the judges said.
  • Mother in Coma Heard Everything, Was Scared Theyd Turn Off Her Life Support

    10/21/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Kate Allat suffered a stroke at the age of 39 and the mother spent 10 days in a coma afterwards. Now that she is past that frightful ordeal, Allat reveals in a new interview that she heard everything going on around her in her hospital room and she was fearful her life support would be turned off.Allat indicates that her mind was functioning normally during her coma but everyone around her thought she was brain-dead as she laid in her hospital bed paralyzed and unable to speak or breathe on her own. She listened in fright as medical staff discussed...
  • Vote all you want. The secret government wont change.

    10/21/2014 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | Jordan Michael Smith
    ... Though its a bedrock American principle that citizens can steer their own government by electing new officials, Glennon suggests that in practice, much of our government no longer works that way. In a new book, National Security and Double Government, he catalogs the ways that the defense and national security apparatus is effectively self-governing, with virtually no accountability, transparency, or checks and balances of any kind. He uses the term double government: Theres the one we elect, and then theres the one behind it, steering huge swaths of policy almost unchecked. Elected officials end up serving as mere cover...
  • One of two Canadian soldiers hit by 'radicalized' driver dies of his injuries

    10/21/2014 6:22:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2014
    One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car driven by a Quebec man whom authorities said had been "radicalized" by Islamists has died of his injuries. The Associated Press, citing Quebec provincial police, reported that the soldier had died of his injuries early Tuesday after being struck by the car Monday. The soldier's name has not been released at the request of his family. The suspect in the attack, which took place in a mall parking lot near Montreal, has been identified as 25-year-old Martin Rouleau. [Snip] One neighbor told reporters that Rouleau stopped wearing jeans and started wearing...
  • Gov. Cuomo blames a busy day job for new memoir's failure to fly off shelves (Book Flop)

    10/21/2014 6:00:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/20/14 | CELESTE KATZ
    It's not that Gov. Cuomo's book sales stink, he told reporters Monday -- it's just that his day job keeps him kind of busy when it comes to promoting it. Cuomo's first memoir signing drew fewer than 150 people to the Barnes & Noble in Union Square last Wednesday. His Amazon ratings aren't exactly a blazing constellation of five-star endorsements either.
  • Obama Just Said The Last Thing Red State Democrats Want To Hear

    10/21/2014 5:59:40 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/21/14 | Colin Campbell
    resident Barack Obama offered a new talking point to Senate Republicans on Monday just two weeks away from Election Day. Speaking on the Rev. Al Sharpton's radio show, Obama said the Democratic candidates who have been avoiding him are actually "strong allies who have supported my agenda." Many of these candidates are in conservative-leaning states where Obama's agenda is decisively unpopular. "And so some of the candidates there it is difficult for them to have me in the state because the Republicans will use that to try to fan Republican turnout," Obama said, according to The Hill. "The...
  • Chuck Todd Says Staten Island Race 'Fight Between Mob Families'

    10/21/2014 5:42:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Chuck Todd just do it again? His comment a couple of weeks ago that Dem Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama was quickly made into an ad by the McConnell campaign. On today's Morning Joe, Todd made a highly quotable claim about another race. Todd described the campaign for a congressional seat in a district located in Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn as "a fight between mob families." That sent Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough scrambling to disassociate themselves from the Meet the Press moderator. And at the end...
  • Pudding Man who left Israel for Germany reveals his identity

    10/21/2014 5:39:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 17 , 2013 | Anthony Faiola
    BERLIN Pudding Man is unmasked! He is none other than 25-year-old mobile app designer Naor Narkis. And if you dont know who pudding man is, you clearly dont live in Israel or Germany. Narkis whose revealed his name for the first time to The Washington Post sparked an uproar over the past three weeks after taking to the Internet to share his decision to leave behind the high cost of Tel Aviv and follow a host of young Israelis emigrating to cheap and shabby-chic Berlin. Despite the shadow of the Holocaust here, he encouraged more of his...
  • Why AP isnt moving stories for every suspected Ebola case

    10/21/2014 5:37:50 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 46 replies
    Poynter ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Kristen Hare
    On Friday, the Associated Press posted an advisory to editors about suspected cases of Ebola, which theyre hearing of more and more. The AP has exercised caution in reporting these cases and will continue to do so, the advisory reads. Heres the rest: Most of these suspected cases turn out to be negative. Our bureaus monitor them, but we have not been moving stories or imagery simply because a doctor suspects Ebola and routine precautions are taken while the patient is tested. To report such a case, we look for a solid source saying Ebola is suspected and some sense...
  • Ted Cruz outlines 10 priorities for a GOP-led Congress: We should lead boldly

    10/21/2014 5:36:31 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/20/14 | David Sherfinski
    Should Republicans take full control of Congress after the midterms in a few weeks, Sen. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said in a new op-ed that they should focus on the key priorities of improving the economy, protecting civil liberties and defending national security. Priority No. 1 is jump-starting the economy by passing the Keystone XL Pipeline, opening up land for energy exploration and limiting the EPA from implementing new rules he said will destroy coal jobs and drive up energy bills. Also on the list: Pursue all means possible to repeal Obamacare, which he said a Republican president...
  • Texas cop calls to dogs with kissing noises before shooting, killing one with three shots

    10/21/2014 5:32:13 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/17/14 | Sasha Goldstein
    Body camera footage from a Texas cops perspective shows the officer making kissing noises at two dogs, who wag their tails at the human, before he opens fire and kills one. The second pit bull, tracked down in Cleburne, Texas, was captured without incident by an animal control officer but the killing of the dog has the city investigating the incident after an uproar in the city of 30,000 people some 30 miles south of Fort Worth. The 22-second clip, uploaded Friday onto YouTube, shows a brown pup and another dark colored dog milling about in a grassy ditch...
  • Ebola Study Projects Spread of Virus on Overseas Flights

    10/21/2014 5:28:31 AM PDT · by Rumierules · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2014 | GAUTAM NAIK
    Up to three Ebola-infected people could embark on overseas flights every month from the three most-affected African countries, according to a new study that projected travel patterns based on infection rates and recent flight schedules. The findings, published Monday in the journal Lancet, suggest that Ebola cases could be spread overseas by unwitting travelers from the worst-hit countriesGuinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization has estimated that, by early December, there could be as many as 10,000 new cases a week in west Africa.
  • Lanny Davis: Ron Klain as Ebola czar Right person for the right job at the right time

    10/21/2014 5:24:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2013 | Lanny J. Davis
    So does anyone doubt that if President Obama had appointed a medical expert to become the Ebola "czar" to manage the Ebola virus crisis, many Republicans would have criticized him for not appointing someone with experience in crisis management, media and political communications? Or if the president had appointed someone with those media/political skills, they would have criticized him for not appointing a medical expert? Get the drift? Ron Klain, whom I have known for over 20 years, is the right choice at the right time to bring order, management, discipline, media and political communications skills to helping the American...
  • First Aramean registers in Israel

    10/21/2014 5:20:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-21-14
    The law instituting the Aramean nationality passed on September 18, creating an officially recognized Christian minority group. The first Israeli to register under the new Israeli Aramaean nationality is two-year-old Yaakov Halul, the son of Aramaic leaders in Northern Israel. The childs parents, Shadi and Oxana Halul, waited two years after their son's birth to register his nationality, so he could officially register as Aramaean, as opposed to Arab. They finally registered the child as Aramean earlier this week. Shadi Halul serves as a captain in an IDF reserves paratroopers unit and is head of the Aramaic Masonite Heritage Center,...
  • Ebola vaccine abandoned in 2008 after showing promise in trials

    10/21/2014 5:04:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    The pitch was intriguing: U.S. health officials wanted to fast-track trials for an Ebola vaccine and sounded the call for volunteers. Charles Sullivan called up the hotline on a whim, figuring the National Institutes of Health already had filled its queue and wouldnt need him. But he was accepted for three rounds of shots of a deactivated virus, a years worth of blood analysis and a $900 check for his trouble. The clinical trial went well, and the vaccine seemed promising. A decade later, the country is still waiting for a vaccine amid a worldwide Ebola outbreak, and Mr. Sullivan...
  • How will Saudi Arabia Respond to Lower Oil Prices?

    10/21/2014 5:02:59 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | James D. Hamilton
    Oil prices (along with prices of many other commodities) have fallen dramatically since last summer. Some observers are waiting to see if Saudi Arabia responds with significant cutbacks in production. I say, dont hold your breath. When oil demand fell in the 1981-82 recession, the Saudis cut production by 6 million barrels a day in an effort to soften the decline in oil prices. They also cut production in response to lower demand in the 2001 recession and the most recent recession. On the other hand, the kingdom boosted production quickly beginning in August 1990 and January 2003 in anticipation...
  • Why Harold Hamm Isn't Worried About Plunging Oil Prices

    10/21/2014 4:58:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/20/2014 | Christopher Helman
    Count Harold Hamm, the billionaire CEO of Continental Resources CLR +1.34%, as one oil man not worried about the plunge in crude prices to $82 a barrel. Notice how it happened all at once, he says, starting off our phone call. The suddenness of oils plunge followed the Saudi assertion a week ago that oil was in oversupply, they could live with $80 oil for a couple years, and didnt plan to cut their own output. Empty talk, not market fundamentals, moved the price, says Hamm. Its not supply-demand related. On the contrary, this is one country, the Saudis, attempting...
  • Walkers Opponents Get Personal - Democrats resort to making stuff up

    10/21/2014 4:33:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 21, 2014 | Christian Schneider
    ".....For instance, Burke has been traversing the state telling voters that Walkers policies have led to a $1.8 billion deficit. This is demonstrably false; Democrats essentially took a brief one-time revenue downtick and extrapolated it over the course of four years, saying the hiccup would extend to 2017. But that number assumes state revenues wouldnt grow a dime in the next four years. Heck, why not stretch it out over eight years and call it a $4 billion deficit? Or Burke could warn voters of the impending $1 trillion deficit due around the corner in 4236..... ....But this is campaign...
  • The Biggest Lie [VDH]

    10/21/2014 4:24:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Left would rather forget its old slogan, Bush lied, thousands died. The very mention of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and Iraq was toxic for Republicans by 2005. They wanted to forget about the supposed absence of recently manufactured WMD in great quantities in Iraq; Democrats saw Republican defensiveness as key to their recovery in 2006. By the time Obama was elected, the issue had been demagogued to death, was no longer of any political utility, and so vanished. So why all of a sudden is the New York Times strangely focused on old WMD stockpiles showing up in...
  • Canadian Soldier In Critical Condition Due To Possible ISIS Attack in Quebec

    10/21/2014 3:23:03 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Oct. 20, 2014
    The Prime Minster is refusing to confirm or deny the terrifying report. According to reports out of the Quebec city of St. Jean sur Richelieu, a man went on a frenzied rampage targeting members of the military after he was heard speaking about the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS. CJAD reported the man entered a Department of National Defense office late Monday morning and, prior to exiting, spoke to at least one individual inside about the Islamic extremist network. Upon leaving the military office, reports indicate he got into a vehicle and struck two soldiers, critically injuring...
  • 6 People Who Downplayed The Threat Of Ebola

    10/21/2014 3:14:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    With the announcement last week that a second nurse had contracted the Ebola virus and then flown with the Ebola virus already manifesting as a low-grade fever it has become clear that the government is not in control of the situation. Already, the Centers for Disease Control have announced that they will be adopting stricter protocols in the future, which would make perfect sense given that any common sense standard would include travel bans on those who treat Ebola patients.
  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

    From a globally lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend. The sentence was imposed for the charge of culpable homicide, which in South Africa means a person was killed unintentionally, but unlawfully. Under South African law, he will have to serve at least one-sixth of his sentence -- 10 months -- before he can ask to be considered for parole.
  • Gen. Wesley Clark: ISIS Part Of A 300-Year Struggle Over Islam's Power In The World

    10/21/2014 3:05:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Monday on Newsmax TV's "MidPoint," former U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark called ISIS the latest form of Islam's 300-year struggle against the West to regain its dominance in world power.
  • Justice Department Expert Witness: Blacks 'Less Sophisticated Voters'

    10/21/2014 3:03:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 20, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    An expert witness paid with tax dollars by the United States Department of Justice testified that North Carolina election laws impact black voters disproportionately and that blacks are less sophisticated. Charles Stewart, a political scientist was retained by the Justice Department to testify against voter identification laws and other election integrity measures. His testimony argued that ending same day voter registration and requiring voters to vote in the precinct where they live constitutes racial discrimination. When asked if terminating the ability to register to vote on the day that someone casts a ballot impacts blacks disproportionately, Stewart testified in court...
  • UH OH: New Ebola Czar believes overpopulation the biggest leadership issue for the world

    10/20/2014 11:30:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 28 replies
    Got News blog Right Scoop ^ | 10-20-14 | Charles C. Johnson Got News blog
    Yeah this new Ebola Czar appears more and more to be a ‘perfect’ pick. He said this in 2008 when asked what the top leadership issue challenging our world today: “I think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain said.“We’ve got to find a way to make the world work for everyone,” Klain said. “Climate change is...
  • The Nuclear Option: Obama Prepares For The Ebola Election

    10/21/2014 2:59:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    Snap on those rubber gloves, zip up your hazmat suits, and tape up those galoshes. Get ready for the Ebola election! The White House is in full scurry before next months vote, trying to feverishly scrub the taint of Ebola from President Obama and all the Democrats standing within the electoral hot zone he has become.
  • Undercover in White America: Why Black Rage is Conscious, Justified, and Long Overdue

    09/07/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    Black Agenda Report ^ | August 27, 2014 | Colin Jenkins
    The logic of Black rebellion is lost on much of the privileged white population and the corporate media, which perceive Black rage as irrational. However, the Black response to white supremacy is not senseless or visceral; it is the product of a life full of experiences that have tried to beat them down to their knees.I wanted revenge on those racist bullies who had joyfully traumatized a pair of 9-year-old boys walking to the store. On a crisp, Fall evening in 1992, while I was a freshman at a SUNY (State University of New York) school, the campus erupted after...
  • Human Rights Watchdog Demands End to Americas Racial Discrimination (United Nations)

    08/31/2014 2:06:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rmuse
    It is beyond refute that the United States is a world leader, and exceptional, in several categories, although not in those that portray the richest nation in the world in a favorable light. Oh, it is true that Americas military is without peer, American corporations pay some of the lowest tax rates in the world, and the wealthy elite holding most of the nations wealth pay minimal taxes compared to most other countries. However, the United States also leads the world in the number of citizens incarcerated, number of guns in the population, number of gun-related homicides, lowest median income...
  • Police and vigilante murders of African Americans rooted in national oppression (Masks coming off)

    09/06/2014 7:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fight Back! News ^ | September 6, 2014 | Freedom Road Socialist Organization
    Build a militant, mass movement for liberation! On July 17, Eric Garner, an African American father of six, was choked to death by New York City police, who then went through his pockets instead of calling an ambulance. Three weeks later, Michael Brown was shot at least six times and killed by policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. His body was left in the street and no medical help was called. For more than a week the police refused to release Officer Wilsons name and turned in no official police report. All of this shows that another cover-up is underway...
  • EBOLA Humanitarian Intervention or Depopulation agenda or both! (Here we go)

    10/17/2014 2:04:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    LankaWeb ^ | October 17, 2014 | Shenali D. Waduge
    On 24 April 1974 then US Secretary of State under George Bush Snr said depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the Third World. Juxtapose that with Ghanian Nana Kwames allegation that people started dying only after the Red Cross vaccinations is certainly food for thought especially when he goes on to say that Ebola is a CIA invention to allow western troops on African soil. Ebola incidentally is a genotype weapon that is designed to kill only blacks and the vaccine serum only works on white people (Centre for Disease Control)! In the meanwhile US is...
  • Hysteria over Ebola fuels racism, while the real disease is capitalism

    10/18/2014 2:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Press TV ^ | October 17, 2014 | Sonali Kolhatkar, TruthDig
    The Ebola crisis has gripped the American media, and by extension the imagination of the public, punctuated by breathless pronouncements from TV news reporters of the medical status of actual and potential victims of the disease; hysteria-inducing magazine covers, like this issue of Bloomberg Businessweek sporting the message Ebola Is Coming in blood- smeared letters; and Facebook feeds dominated by click-bait images of microscopic photos of the virus with eerie back-lit tangles of fat worms symbolizing the foreign bodies that could invade us all. But the foreign bodies of the Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to have...
  • Red Crescent calls for truce in Benghazi

    10/18/2014 11:11:51 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Ayman al-Warfalli and Feras Bosalum
    The Red Crescent in Libya has called for a ceasefire in Benghazi to allow the evacuation of families trapped by street fighting between an alliance of Sunni groups and a mix of government forces. Banks, government offices, and some hospitals are closed in Libya's second-largest city. Egyptian war planes, continued to bomb Sunni positions.
  • Spotlight: China, U.S. exchange views ahead of Obama's visit

    10/19/2014 9:37:24 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Xinhua ^ | Oct. 19 | Staff
    State Councilor Yang Jiechi and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit early next month, to China, to prep him for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Beijing. Chinese official said China welcomes Obama's visit and is willing to work with the U.S. side to make sure that the upcoming Xi-Obama summit will achieve positive results, The state councilor reiterated China's "clear, determined and consistent position" that realizing denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula..are in the common interest of China and the United States,"
  • NRCC makes play for Iowa congressional seats

    10/21/2014 1:37:59 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Ed Tibbets
    The political arm for House Republicans says it is making a play for Iowa's 1st and 2nd congressional district seats. The National Republican Congressional Committee said Monday that it's buying $1.3 million in television ad time in the two districts, with spots to begin airing Friday. The purchase, the first for the NRCC in both districts this campaign cycle, is a sign they think they can win both races, officials say. Tyler Houlton, an NRCC spokesman, said more than $900,000 is being spent in the 2nd District, with purchases in the Cedar Rapids and Davenport markets. Another $400,000 is going...
  • Meghan McCain: The right is wrong

    10/21/2014 12:46:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 20, 2014 | Hadas Gold
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Meghan McCain, always outspoken, says shes got one big regret calling Rep. Michele Bachmann a poor mans Sarah Palin. Thats the one if I could take it back I would, because I just think its so linear and so nasty, McCain said in an interview with POLITICO. And Im not a big fan of attacking another woman anymore. The two are now friends, and the congresswoman has even appeared on McCains show, Take Part Live on the Pivot Network. Its so crazy shes not the type of person youd think I connect with, McCain added. Its just with...
  • Bachmann under 24/7 guard after ISIS threat

    10/21/2014 12:46:36 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 10-20-14 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON The danger posed by ISIS to Americans has come to the homeland for Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and a national publication may be making the ominous threat even worse. Politico has reported federal officials are taking an online threat to the congresswoman so seriously she in now under 24-hour protection by a security detail. However, Politico may be adding fuel to the fire by incorrectly reporting that the congresswoman had called on President Obama to declare war on Islam. Bachmann has been publicly critical of not only ISIL, but also Islam, calling on President Obama to declare war...
  • Who Is Louise Troh? Fiance Of Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan Will Write Book About Experience

    10/20/2014 11:44:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Philip Ross
    When Thomas Duncan flew to the U.S. from Liberia in September, it was to marry his longtime girlfriend and fiance, 54-year-old Louise Troh. Now, 12 days after Duncan died from Ebola at a hospital in Dallas, Troh will be released from quarantine, and she plans to write a book about her experience, according to CNN. I do have a story to tell, and I look forward to telling it in my own way at the right time, Troh, who is a nurses assistant at a nursing home, said in a statement on Sunday. She added that even though the quarantine...
  • Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

    10/20/2014 11:35:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 01:27 EST, 21 October 2014 | Iona Kirby for
    Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82. His wife Annette confirmed that the legendary fashion designer passed away at his Kent, Connecticut home on Monday. De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, however a cause of death is yet to be revealed. He is survived by both Annette and his adopted son Moises - a designer at the label. Company executives Alex and Eliza Bolen said in a statement that De la Renta died surrounded by family, friends, and 'more than a few dogs'. The statement also read: 'While our hearts are broken by...
  • US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

    10/20/2014 10:53:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/14 | AFP By Kerry Sheridan
    Washington (AFP) - With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system. The fiancee of a Liberian man who died of Ebola earlier this month in Dallas, Texas was among nearly 50 people who emerged from three weeks of quarantine without any signs of illness from exposure to the virus that has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the beginning of this year.
  • REPORT: STEPHEN COLLINS WON'T BE PROSECUTED FOR CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES

    10/20/2014 10:44:37 PM PDT · by This Just In · 5 replies
    Breitbart Hollywood ^ | October 19, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    According to information obtained by TMZ, 7th Heaven star Stephen Collins may not face child molestation charges because too much time has passed since the alleged cases of pedophilia. On Oct. 7, it was reported that Collins' wife Faye Grant released a secret audio tape of her husband confessing to molesting or exposing himself to three underage girls. Grant reportedly confronted Collins about the incidences during a therapy session in 2012 and she got it all on tape. The release of the audio led to an active criminal investigation by the NYPD.
  • Israeli Training Ukrainian Forces

    10/20/2014 10:18:26 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 14 replies
    Israeli Training Ukrainian Forces Israels largest and most authoritative newspaper Yediot Ahronot published in its political supplement of 24 September 2014 extensive material about a military instructor from Israel in the Ukrainian army in the anti-terrorist operation zone. In a detailed interview with the journalist Edward Dox, the trainer Alex said he served in combat units of the Israeli Defense Forces and returned to Ukraine to protect it from the Russian invasion. Alex, 34, was invited by Boris Filatov, the vice governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, and has trained more than three thousand Ukrainian soldiers in Israel Defense Force techniques....
  • U.S. Ebola Crisis Is A Media Myth, Claims Obama

    10/20/2014 9:57:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/14 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama claimed Oct. 20 that the left-leaning established media invented the Ebola crisis that has deeply damaged his chances of keeping the Democratic majority in the Senate. The Ebola crisis [which] has been the only story here in the United States for the last couple of weeks, is not an outbreak and epidemic here, Obama complained to his donors at a Chicago fundraiser. To give you some sense of perspective, around 20,000 to 30,000 [American] people die of flu every year. So far weve got one person dying of Ebola. Even though the economy is growing, Obama claimed,...
  • HHS-Funded Study: Obamacare Will Suffer Death Spiral If Subsidies Fail

    10/20/2014 9:47:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The Obama administration has funded a new study by top consulting firm RAND Health that startlingly finds that if taxpayer subsidies are eliminated, Obamacare exchanges will fall into a death spiral. The study comes in the wake of a number of lawsuits which are challenging the Obama administrations implementation of Obamacare subsidies. Three lawsuits have made it to U.S. Circuit Courts, just one step from the Supreme Court, arguing that the text of the Affordable Care Act allows premium subsidies for state-run exchanges only. (RELATED: Second Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies In Federal Exchanges) The report was sponsored by HHSs...