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  • Memorial Day: Remembering a generation defined by duty, one woven into our national tapestry

    05/24/2015 2:30:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune Review ^ | May 23, 2015 | Llewellyn King
    Seventy years ago, we celebrated the end of World War II in Europe. That celebration is not the first memory of my childhood but it is one of the clearest. I was a 5-year-old boy in Cape Town, South Africa, proudly displaying a paper Union Jack, the familiar British flag, and watching the victory parade. I often wonder where the flags came from — before offset printing and photocopying — in time for the parade. Someone knew victory was at hand. There was a palpable, universal happiness — though more subdued, I am told, than the outbursts that greeted the...
  • Top United Nations official says Europe must open its borders to Syrian refugees

    05/24/2015 12:50:56 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 8 replies
    The China Post ^ | May 24, 2015 | By Karin Laub
    SOUTHERN SHUNEH Jordan--Borders must be "open to Syrians everywhere," including in Europe, to help ease the burden of Middle Eastern countries that have absorbed close to 4 million Syrian refugees, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Saturday. Antonio Guterres also appealed to the international community to boost development aid to refugee host countries such as Jordan and Lebanon. "They are the first line of defense for global collective security and they are pillars, essential pillars, for regional security," Guterres told The Associated Press at a regional World Economic Forum conference. "If they fall, the consequences will be dramatic...
  • Ted Cruz Panders To Assassination-Threatening, Race-Baiting Gun Lobbyist Larry Pratt

    05/23/2015 11:48:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    RightwingWatch ^ | 21 May 2015 | Miranda Blue
    Gun Owners of America, the radical and influential gun group that boasts that it is far to the right of the NRA, announced in an email to its members yesterday that it will be holding a series of “tele-town hall meetings” with Republican presidential candidates in order to vet the candidates on their gun-law orthodoxy. The “first of several” calls, to be held next week, will feature Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a clear favorite of Gun Owners of America’s executive director, Larry Pratt. While it’s unclear which other GOP candidates have agreed to participate in GOA’s calls, it’s disturbing that...
  • MATT DRUDGE SLAMS BOEHNER FOR PROMISING TO PASS OBAMATRADE: ‘CLEARLY TREASON’

    05/23/2015 10:44:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | may 23, 2015 | by KATIE MCHUGH
    Matt Drudge took to Twitter to deliver an ongoing tirade against Republicans’ eagerness to deliver a fast-track trade bill to President Obama’s desk. The bill’s details have not been made public — which hasn’t stopped Republicans from surrendering Congress’s power to make amendments to a president’s future trade deals. Should a Republican presidential candidate lose the 2016 general election, the Trade Promotion Authority bill could be to blame. Keeping the bill’s details from voters was “clearly treason,” Drudge tweeted...
  • Putin signs Russian law to shut ‘undesirable’ organizations

    05/23/2015 10:13:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 12:18 AM EDT
    President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations “undesirable” in Russia and shut them down. […] The law is part of a Kremlin campaign to stifle dissent that intensified after Putin began his third term in 2012. His return to the presidency had been accompanied by mass street protests that Putin accused the United States of fomenting. Russian suspicions of Western intentions have been further heightened because of tensions over Russia’s role in the conflict in Ukraine. The new Russian law allows prosecutors to declare an organization undesirable if...
  • Len Anthony: The Bible is wrong on homosexuality

    05/23/2015 9:07:59 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 40 replies
    FitsNews.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | Len Anthony
    image: http://fitsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/len-anthony-100x100.jpg || By LEN ANTHONY || In 2012 after a forty-year hiatus from attending church I decided to give it another try. At the beginning of the sermon on my first Sunday back in a pew the pastor said “we here at the Antioch Church (not the real name of the church) believe the Bible is the true, inerrant word of God.” That struck me as odd. Modern physics, anthropology, archeology and DNA mapping, etc. make it clear that portions of the Bible are not true.
  • Fmr. DAV National Commander on the State of the VA

    05/23/2015 6:43:32 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 3 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/23/15 | Bob Parks and Laura Erickson
    In the first part of an exclusive interview with B&B Media, Alan Bowers, former National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans (2003-2004), talks about the history of the DAV, as well as the current VA scandals affecting today's veterans and their families. Special thanks to AOTV, Athol, Massachusetts
  • SATURDAY SUMMARY MAY 23, 2015. Weatherbell

    05/23/2015 6:35:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | May 23,2015 | Joe Bastadri
    http://www.weatherbell.com/saturday-summary-may-23-2015
  • Soldier reunited with rescued Iraqi family

    05/23/2015 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    MyFoxAtlanta ^ | May 21,2015 | By Portia Bruner, FOX 5 Reporter
    HOSCHTON, Ga. - The last time Ret. Lt. Col. Greg Pepin saw Lava Barwari she was just 36 days old--in Iraq. The baby girl was in her mother's arms and her parents were desperately trying to flee that country since they were on Dictator Sadam Hussein's kill list. The family is Kurdish, an ethnic group targeted by the former Iraqi government for genocide. Awaz Barwari was just 22 years old and her name was on the list of Kurds allowed to leave Iraq. But an Iraqi official told her newborn, Lava, could not go since her name was not on...
  • Good Riddance to David Letterman: A lefty sycophant limos off into the sunset.

    05/23/2015 5:36:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/22/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    David LettermanÂ’s departure isnÂ’t the end of an era. The era of late night talk shows ended a while back. In Johnny CarsonÂ’s final week in the nineties, he played to an audience of twenty million. Lately, Letterman has been lucky to get 2 million. His final shows have played to around 5 million viewers.Late night talk shows still exist, but their intended audience mainly watches viral clips from them the next day. The average age of LettermanÂ’s audience is 54. CBS hopes that the equally smarmy Stephen Colbert will be able to bring his younger audience demo with him,...
  • Obama: No, Iran Won’t Be More Dangerous with $150 Billion Dollars

    05/23/2015 5:33:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/23/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    [1]The Goldberg interview with Obama reads like a conversation with an idiot. Actually make that two idiots, both of whom are also compulsive liars.One of the highlights of their insane exchange is when Obama tries to insist that Iran won’t be more dangerous if it gets another $150 billion. Obama: The question is, if Iran has $150 billion parked outside the country, does the IRGC automatically get $150 billion? Does that $150 billion then translate by orders of magnitude into their capacity to project power throughout the region? So Obama brings out the math, and by math, I mean...
  • Leaked Report Profiles Military, Police Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

    05/23/2015 5:30:48 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 104 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 5/22/2015 | Jana Winter and Jordan Smith
    Nuclear power plant technicians, senior military officers, FBI contractors and an employee of “a highly-secretive Department of Defense agency” with a Top Secret clearance. Those are just a few of the more than 100 people with sensitive military and government connections that law enforcement is tracking because they are linked to “outlaw motorcycle gangs.” A year before the deadly Texas shootout that killed nine people on May 17, a lengthy report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives detailed the involvement of U.S. military personnel and government employees in outlaw motorcycle gangs, or OMGs. A copy of the...
  • Obama: Climate Change Causes Jihad

    05/23/2015 5:24:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/22/2015 | Robert Spencer
    State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf was widely ridiculed in February for saying [1] of the Islamic State (ISIS): We cannot win this war by killing them, we cannot kill our way out of this war. We need, in the longer term, medium and longer term, to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether itÂ’s lack of opportunity for jobs. On Wednesday, Barack Obama made it clear that HarfÂ’s ridiculous analysis did not originate with her; rather, she was reflecting the company line. Said [2] Obama: Climate change constitutes a serious threat to...
  • NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

    05/23/2015 4:40:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 82 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 5/23/15 | KEN DILANIAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. Barring an 11th hour compromise when the Senate returns to session May 31, a much-debated provision of the Patriot Act — and some other lesser known surveillance tools — will sunset at midnight that day. The change also would have a major impact on the FBI, which uses the Patriot Act and the other...
  • Obama: I Have Been Called "The First Jewish President"

    05/23/2015 3:53:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 163 replies
    On Friday, President Obama spoke at a Jewish American Heritage Month celebration being held at the Adas Israel synagogue in Washington, D.C. Wearing a yarmulke, Obama addressed his Jewish gravitas, citing his two Jewish former chiefs of staff, saying he has been called America's "first Jewish president" by Jeffrey Goldberg, who recently interviewed him for The Atlantic. Goldberg was in attendance.
  • Sharon Osbourne Collapses At Her Home Due To 'Extreme Exhaustion'

    05/23/2015 2:58:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 83 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 15:38 EST, 23 May 2015
    Sharon Osbourne has collapsed 'from mental and physical fatigue' at her home in Los Angeles and will now take a one month break from her CBS show The Talk. A spokesperson for Ozzy Osbourne's wife said Saturday that the 62-year-old's doctors say she is suffering from 'extreme exhaustion.' 'Sharon has been advised and has agreed to take a month hiatus to recover fully from these recent events,' her rep said. 'Sharon would like to thank everyone at The Talk for granting her this time off and to all friends, family and others for their incredible support.' The rep explained that...
  • Democrats call for 'flood' of Muslims to U.S. [Allah or Yahweh - Psalms 2]

    05/23/2015 2:09:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/23/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    A group of 14 Democrat senators has written a letter to President Obama urging him to “dramatically increase” the number of Syrian refugees being resettled into American cities and towns. They say the U.S. needs to take in at least 65,000 Syrians as permanent refugees over the next year-and-a-half. “While the United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, we must also dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees that we accept for resettlement,” says the four-page letter to Obama, copied to Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. More than 3.5...
  • The Clinton media (Saturbray)

    05/23/2015 1:46:06 PM PDT · by bray · 6 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 5/23/15 | bray
    Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. Once again we find the Establishmedia caught with its hand in the Corruption Jar. George Stephanopoulos has once again shown how the media is nothing but an arm of the DNC. It is not so much a revelation as it is a confirmation of this fact. It simply underlines how the Leftwing Media is an enemy of freedom and democracy which manipulates the dialogue to maintain and advance the Marxist agenda. It shows we have moved from moral relativism to...
  • Hezbollah shows off its tunnels, claims it is prepared for war with Israel [Psalms 83]

    05/23/2015 1:40:05 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    YNet News ^ | 5/23/2015 | Roi Kais
    A rare glimpse into Hezbollah's underground tunnels was provided on Friday by Lebanese publication As-Safir, which is associated with the militant organization. The report praised Hezbollah's activities and painted it as a strong army ready for battle. While it is difficult to verify the claims in the article, it contained a rare discussion of the tunnels by Hezbollah members. The reporter wrote that in order to meet Hezbollah fighters near the Israeli border in southern Lebanon, he travelled from the city of Tyre and was required to stop at a house known to locals as a Hezbollah headquarters, where he...
  • BOLTON: RELEASED EMAILS PROVE HILLARY RESPONSIBLE FOR MURDER OF AMERICANS IN BENGHAZI

    05/23/2015 1:38:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23, 2015 | By Pam Key
    Friday at the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, John Bolton, said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “responsible for the tragedy of the murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans,” in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi Libya. Bolton said, “I think the most telling information that we have seen in this limited number of emails is that there are repeated examples of Secretary of State Clinton being told in 2011 and 2012 that the security situation of our personnel in Tripoli...
  • Pregnant at 17 After a Brutal Rape and Encouraged to Abort, Here’s How I Responded

    05/23/2015 12:54:02 PM PDT · by kathsua · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Deana Schroeder
    I’ve been there. I was 17, drugged and raped. When I learned I was pregnant, my family, counselors, and doctors took control. They intended the best. They wanted to help me. And even though there are literally no studies showing any benefit from abortion, they had total confidence in the social myth that abortion is the best option, even the only option, in cases of sexual assault. Even many pro-lifers approve of abortions in cases of rape. So surely it must be the best choice, right? Not in my case. It just added more layers of trauma, self-doubt, grief and...
  • Rebel Wilson Lied To Us About Her Age & History Because We Asked Her To (barf o' rama)

    05/23/2015 12:51:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Salon.com ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 09:11 AM CDT | COLIN GORENSTEIN
    “Pitch Perfect 2″ actress Rebel Wilson came under fire earlier this week after an Australian tabloid published a report exposing her real age — 36, not 29. She responded in the best way she knew how — with humor — and deflected the accusations by explaining that she was actually a “100 year old mermaid.” At the time of this first revelation, Salon’s Rachel Kramer Bussel commented that this type of thing was just part and parcel with the experience of being an actor in Hollywood. Creating a mythology is just a way to work your way up, she went...
  • Special Forces Frustrated with Obama 'Hamstringing' Their Ops

    05/23/2015 12:12:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 22, 2015 | 11:59 AM EDT | By Ken Shepherd
    Kimberly Dozier of Daily Beast has an excellent piece today you might not see picked up by many in the Obama-puffing national media: "Special Ops to Obama: Let Us Fight ISIS, Already." Dozier noted that the official line from top brass in the special forces is that destroying ISIS is a long, inter-generational slog. But while they may well be true, she noted, rank-and-file special forces operators express frustration with President Obama hamstringing their operations here and now: TAMPA, Florida — Fighting simmering frustration in their ranks over ISIS advances in Iraq and Syria, top U.S. special operations commanders say...
  • Carson wins SRLC straw poll

    05/23/2015 12:12:04 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/23/2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Ben Carson won the straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Saturday, demonstrating his popularity among conservative activists at one of the party’s traditional presidential cattle call events. Carson, a former surgeon who formally launched his underdog campaign this month with an appeal to the GOP’s tea party wing, finished first with 25 percent. He was followed by Scott Walker, who received 20 percent, and Ted Cruz at 16 percent. Chris Christie and Rick Perry tied at 5 percent, with Jeb Bush narrowly behind. Marco Rubio tied with Bobby Jindal and Rand Paul at 4 percent.
  • Taylor Swift, Privileged Daughter Of Wealthy Plutocrats: The 'Real Story' About Her 1% Upbringing

    05/23/2015 11:50:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 110 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 06:00 PM | SCOTT TIMBERG
    Over the last few years, Taylor Swift has become one of the two or three biggest pop stars in the world. She has accumulated no fewer than four homes (including a $3.5 million place in Beverly Hills and a $20 million Tribeca penthouse) and drawn enormous press and media attention. She’s still on the cover of lots of magazines and we’ll probably see her there far into the future. On its release last year, her “1989” record became the biggest selling album in more than a decade, at a time in which record sales have been way down. She became,...
  • Bedazzled New York Times Reporter Wonders If Hillary Can Capture 'Fashionista' Support

    05/23/2015 11:42:29 AM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 23, 2015 | 12:26 PM EDT | PJ Gladnick
    It sounds like a script from the "Zoolander" movie but it is the hilariously too real report from Jason Horowitz in the very appropriate Fashion & Style section of the New York Times. Horowitz, who often sounds like he wants to ride on Hillary's lap to the White House, covers what he thinks is the oh so important subject of whether Hillary Clinton can win the support of the very very fashionable. First we find out that the very fashionable Marie Claire contributing editor Audrey Gelman no longer feels like an outcast as she did in 2008 for supporting Hillary:...
  • Microsoft’s HoloLens Will Put Realistic 3-D People in Your Living Room

    05/23/2015 11:39:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    Demonstrations of augmented-reality displays typically involve tricking you into seeing animated content such as monsters and robots that aren’t really there. Microsoft wants its forthcoming HoloLens headset to mess with reality more believably. It has developed a way to make you see photorealistic 3-D people that fit in with the real world. With this technology, you could watch an acrobat tumble across your front room or witness your niece take some of her first steps. You could walk around the imaginary people just as if they were real, your viewpoint changing seamlessly as if they were actually there. A sense...
  • PBS Star Ken Burns Rants About Racist America, Where Cops Guns Down Blacks 'Almost Weekly'

    05/23/2015 11:35:47 AM PDT · by drewh · 49 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 23, 2015 | 12:07 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    “Today, there’s nothing new under the sun,” intoned hallowed PBS filmmaker Ken Burns as he lamented the persistence of racial inequality in the United States in a commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis. So reported USA Today College. Recalling the lofty text of the Declaration of Independence, Burns reminded his audience that Jefferson, the declaration’s author, owned more than 100 slaves. Jefferson’s hypocrisy is alive and well today, opined Burns, in the form of “color-blindness” that he believes ignores the reality of structural racism. Burns -- a dogmatic liberal who made a shameless Ted Kennedy-boosting Democratic convention film...
  • Cleveland officer not guilty in killing unarmed pair

    05/23/2015 11:21:35 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | May 23, 2015
    Yes, Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo stood on a car and shot 15 times at the vehicle's unarmed black occupants seconds after he and fellow officers first riddled the car with bullets in 2012 -- but the shooting was justified, a judge ruled Saturday. Concluding just one of several police use-of-force cases that prompted recent outrage in Cleveland, a Cuyahoga County judge decided that Brelo was not guilty of voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams following a 22-mile car chase.
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal Told She's Had Her Last Day In Hollywood ('too old' for 55yr love interest)

    05/23/2015 11:21:20 AM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    LA List ^ | May 22, 2015
    Last month a brilliant Amy Schumer sketch came up with a perfect, darkly comic phrase to describe the Hollywood phenomenon of beautiful actresses being put out to pasture after they're deemed too old: "Last F-able Day." Julia Louis-Dreyfuss explained it this way: "In every actress' life, the media decides when you finally reach the point where you're not believably f-able any more." In the skit, Tina Fey says, "Nobody really overtly tells you, but there are signs." But someone in Hollywood decided to be very upfront with Maggie Gyllenhaal that, essentially, her day has passed. Gyllenhaal didn't name names but...
  • AL SHARPTON TALKS BEING ANGRY AT HIS FATHER FOR LEAVING HIS FAMILY FOR HIS OLDER, HALF SISTER

    05/23/2015 11:21:01 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    madamenoire.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Veronica Wells
    This Sunday, Oprah is sitting down with the renowned Al Sharpton to discuss how his work as a Civil Rights leader has changed over the years, why he made the decision to get healthy and his beginnings as a preacher. Stuff we probably already knew or wouldn’t be too surprised to learn about Al Sharpton. But in a surprising revelation, Sharpton talks about the moment that changed his life: his father leaving his family, taking Sharpton’s older, half sister with him and having a child with her. Yes, you read that correctly. And yes it was a complete a hot...
  • Clintons’ foundation has raised nearly $2 billion — and some key questions

    05/23/2015 11:08:09 AM PDT · by dennisw · 18 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | Feb 2015 | By Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Steven Rich
    Since its creation in 2001, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has raised close to $2 billion from a vast global network that includes corporate titans, political donors, foreign governments and other wealthy interests, according to a Washington Post review of public records and newly released contribution data. The total, representing cash and pledges reported in tax filings, includes $262 million that was raised in 2013 — the year Hillary Rodham Clinton stepped down as secretary of state and began to devote her energies to the foundation and to a likely second run for president. The financial success of...
  • My Daughter Dressed Like Elsa From “Frozen” For 23 Days Straight— And It Was Amazing (barf alert)

    05/23/2015 10:58:54 AM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    Salon ^ | VANESSA MCGRADY | FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 06:00 PM
    The “ice princess” dress looked so innocent in the discount store, no idea what it was in for. It wasn’t a Disney-sanctioned, Elsa from “Frozen” dress, but it looked the part — an ankle-length number with a powder-blue velvet bodice, cerulean skirt accented by silver swirls, a white gauzy cape down the back and a plastic diamond gem centered just below the collar. Grace, nearly four, had been talking about being Elsa next Halloween since last Halloween. For $14.99, I figured I’d get a jump on her costume. It’s odd that I would buy a princess dress for my daughter,...
  • Al Sharpton 'Fat Shames' Kenan Thompson of SNL: Lose The Weight Tubby!

    05/23/2015 10:46:35 AM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/22/2015 12:16 PM PDT | staff
    If Kenan Thompson ever wants to host a late night show, Reverend Al Sharpton says he better drop some major poundage because nobody wants to fall asleep to a puffy porker. Our photog asked Sharpton which black comedian he'd like to see snag a hosting gig, when out of nowhere he begins blasting Thompson's weight. It's a strange response from Al -- who was once 305 lbs. himself, but now thinks Kenan is so big ... just seeing him gives people the munchies. Ooooh-weeee ... what up with that, Al? Check it out.
  • Scandal Rap Sheet: 48 Reasons to Distrust & Despise the Media

    05/23/2015 10:44:33 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2015 | John Nolte
    The American mainstream media is filled to the brim with liars, frauds, partisans, cheats, plagiarists, and those who tolerate, defend and enable all of them. There is no American institution — not the NFL, not the tobacco companies, not any corporation or enterprise regularly targeted by the media — that engages in anywhere near the amount of fraud and dishonesty that serially oozes from Our Media Overlords. Forget bias for a moment. Forget mistakes and misstatements and stupid or nasty things said during live telecasts. There isn’t enough Internet to begin to list the countless instances of left-wing bias and...
  • 14-year-old gang member killed on way to school

    05/23/2015 10:29:52 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/24/15 | Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick, Aaron Feis and Chris Perez
    He flashed gang signs in selfies, posted a photo of a Smith & Wesson on his Facebook page, and had a rap sheet even a veteran street gangster could be proud of. And now he’s been murdered — at age 14. Bronx seventh-grader Christopher Duran was stalked and gunned down on a sidewalk near his Bronx home Friday morning — the victim, cops believe, of gang violence. “He was a gangbanger,” one law-enforcement source said of Christopher, a child known in his Morrisania neighborhood as already well on the road to doom when he was shot dead. “He terrorized the...
  • 'Bachelorette' Kaitlyn Bristowe: I'm 'Not Ashamed' Of Having Sex On The Show

    05/23/2015 10:19:27 AM PDT · by drewh · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2015
    As things heat up on "The Bachelorette," Kaitlyn Bristowe is being put in the hot seat! On Tuesday night's episode, viewers were shocked when an extended promo for this season revealed that the newly crowned Bachelorette slept with one of her suitors weeks before the "fantasy suite" stage of the dating competition. In light of this scandalous revelation, Bristowe sat with ET's Nancy O'Dell on Wednesday to reveal why she's "not ashamed" of what was caught on the "Bachelorette" cameras. "I don’t think that's a crazy thing to sleep with somebody when you're trying to be in a relationship with...
  • Survey finds 3 out of 4 satisfied with their ObamaCare plans

    05/23/2015 10:07:52 AM PDT · by upchuck · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    The vast majority of people who bought health insurance through ObamaCare exchanges are satisfied with their plans, according to a new national survey.People overwhelmingly said they felt positively about their choices of doctors and hospitals and their copays for appointments and prescriptions, delivering good news for the Obama administration one year into the law's rollout.More surprisingly, that satisfaction also extended to people’s monthly premiums and annual deductibles, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.Sixty percent of ObamaCare customers said they were satisfied or very satisfied with their monthly premium costs — more than people who bought coverage before the...
  • Wells Fargo Commercial: Learning Sign Language (lesbians adopt a deaf child)

    05/23/2015 10:07:49 AM PDT · by Salman · 7 replies
    Wells Fargo verified YouTube account ^ | Apr 23, 2015 | Wells Fargo verified YouTube account
    A couple learns a new language to welcome a new addition to their family. See how Wells Fargo is always there to help you prepare financially for life’s biggest moments.
  • New video presents the faces of LGBT "everyday heroes" to the world (official UN video)

    05/23/2015 9:58:54 AM PDT · by Salman · 19 replies
    UNHCR official website ^ | 15 May 2015 | The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
    The 2 minute video features everyday people filmed in their workplaces and homes - among them a fire-fighter, a police officer, a teacher, an electrician, a doctor and a volunteer; as well as UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, a long-time ally of the LGBT community. Singer Sara Bareilles is lending her support to the initiative: her iconic song “Brave” provides the video’s soundtrack.
  • Navy Pilot Ejects After Jet Runs Off Runway Near San Diego

    05/23/2015 9:53:32 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 27 replies
    NBC-4 LA ^ | 5/22/2015 | Andie Adams
    A military plane has gone off the runway at Naval Air Station North Island into the San Diego Bay, officials confirmed Friday. A Navy pilot, flying in a T-45C aircraft, overshot the runway while landing during a training exercise at 2 p.m. (5 p.m. ET) a Navy spokesman said. The pilot was able to eject from the aircraft before it ran into the water. According to Harbor Police, a civilian boater pulled the crew member out of the water. After being evaluated at UC San Diego Medical Center, the pilot was released and is in stable condition, Navy officials said....
  • Pew Research Center: Hillary Clinton's 'Favorability' Plummets 17 Points, Lowest In 7 Years

    05/23/2015 9:47:48 AM PDT · by drewh · 26 replies
    Washington Secrets ^ | MAY 22, 2015 | 7:56 | Paul Bedard
    As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fights through several mini-scandals, her approval rating has been skidding, sending her "favorability" rating to a seven-year low. In a new report, Pew Research Center said that her rating crossed the 50 percent mark this month and now sits at 49 percent. It was lower, at 48 percent, way back in May 2008 when she was being pushed out of the presidential race by then Sen. Barack Obama. It has been a steady fall from the 66 percent favorable rating she had as secretary of state in November 2009. Pew's report provided a graph...
  • Heads LGBTs Win, Tails Christians Lose

    05/23/2015 9:26:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 5/21/15 | Rod Dreher
    So, a Canadian Christian jeweler custom-made a pair of engagement rings for a lesbian couple, Nicole White and Pam Renouf, at their request. Later, when they found out that the jeweler personally opposes same-sex marriage, they went to pieces and demanded their money back.
  • If Republicans lose 2016...(Matt Drudge via Twitter)

    05/23/2015 9:22:02 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 63 replies
    Matt Drudge via Twitter ^ | May 22, 2015 | Matt Drudge
    If Republicans lose 2016, it can be traced to tonight's trade deception. At least with Hillary we will get Sex, Drugs and Lawrence Welk...
  • Mexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west

    05/23/2015 9:02:48 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 29 replies
    Yahool News ^ | E. Eduardo Castillo and Katherine Cocoran
    At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory. All the dead were suspected criminals except for one federal police officer, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said. He said the officer died trying to help a colleague wounded in the shootout.
  • Swiss extradite French teenager trying to get to Syria

    05/23/2015 8:39:52 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 3 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | Last updated on 23 May 2015 - 01:49pm | The Sun Daily
    GENEVA: Switzerland has extradited a French teenager who was trying to reach Syria for a second time since March, the justice ministry said Friday. The 18-year-old was sent back to France on Thursday following a demand from French authorities, the ministry said. He had been arrested on May 14. The Tribune de Geneve newspaper said the teenager left Geneva on May 12 for Istanbul in a second attempt to go on to Syria. The following day, France issued an international warrant for his arrest.He was sent back to Switzerland on May 14 and arrested. He had tried to travel to...
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's git 'er done!! [FReepathon LIII]

    05/23/2015 8:33:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 165 replies
    Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's git 'er done!! If you have not yet made your donation, please do it today. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak...
  • The Curious Myth of Hillary Clinton's Senate Effectiveness (Hussein was empty suit in 2008)

    05/23/2015 8:32:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2/02/08 | Adam Hanft
    Frankly, I'm tired of listening to Senator Clinton portray herself as being in the solutions business -- as boasting a nice, fat resume of accomplishments -- while mocking Barack Obama for being a rhetorical empty suit. Is she truly a beacon of experience? Because I couldn't think of a single piece of legislation that has her name stuck proudly on the front of it, no equivalent of McCain-Feingold, for example, I headed straight for her campaign website to see what glorious aspects of her vaunted experience I was missing. Actually, I was missing nothing. There is not one single example...
  • Atheist group: Court martial USAF general for sharing faith

    05/23/2015 8:31:37 AM PDT · by shove_it · 15 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | May 22, 2015 | Chad Groening
    An anti-Christian zealot is calling for the court martial of an Air Force general for publicly giving his Christian testimony while in uniform. In a speech at the National Day of Prayer Task Force event earlier this month, Major General Craig Olson credited God for his accomplishments in the military, and referred to himself as a "redeemed believer in Christ." But the Air Force Times reports that Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has taken issue with Olsen's remarks. Weinstein has called for him to be severely punished. “[Major General Craig Olson must be court martialed] aggressively...
  • City orders Sharpton’s daughter to save incriminating hiking pics

    05/23/2015 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 23, 2015 | Julia Marsh
    City lawyers warned Dominique Sharpton not to delete Instagram photos like this one atop an Indonesian mountain — where she trekked while claiming in a lawsuit that she has “permanent” ­injuries. The city Law Department sent Rev. Al’s daughter a letter telling her to preserve all of the damning evidence that she posted on her ­social-media accounts. The warning comes after The Post revealed that Dominique Sharpton has been globe-trotting despite her May 7 suit that says she will never fully recover from a sprained ankle she suffered on an uneven Soho street.