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  • Christians: Stand your ground! (...6 things believers can do in wake of high-court ruling)

    07/01/2015 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando
    WND ^ | June 30, 2015 | Greg Laurie
    The church is under attack today in every way imaginable – literally as well as figuratively! We still are reeling from the horrific attacks against the AME Church in Charleston. While our brothers and sisters gathered for a mid-week Bible study and prayer time, they were shot dead. We have seen an amazing display of forgiveness on their part for this cold-blooded killer. Facing the killer in court, several relatives who also attended AME Church extended their forgiveness to this young man, despite his indescribably evil act. The church has since gone back to their mid-week Bible study, saying, “This...
  • Wave Broadband service restored after 'deliberate act'

    07/01/2015 9:51:51 AM PDT · by MeganC · 2 replies
    KCRA TV - Sacramento, California ^ | 7/1/2015 | David Bienick
    WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Service was restored late Tuesday night to all Wave Broadband customers in the greater Sacramento and Rocklin areas after a "deliberate act" caused a large outage, according to a Wave official. "The disruption to service in the Sacramento Rocklin markets due to the fiber cut of several partner carrier providers has been resolved," read a statement on Wave's website. "As of about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday night, phone, TV and Internet services are operating normally." The disruption to customers' phone, television and Internet services lasted nearly 20 hours as crews worked to repair fibers that were cut...
  • Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

    07/01/2015 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 44 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 30, 2015
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct. The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.” The messages had the congregation on edge. “We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church,...
  • Dukes of Hazzard Just Got Yanked From TV Land's Schedule

    07/01/2015 9:16:19 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 54 replies
    The Confederate battle flag has been a hot topic in the news over the last few weeks. Some government organizations have taken the flag down, and Walmart made the landmark decision to remove all Confederate battle flag items from stores. However, one side effect of removing the flag from culture has led to the removal of popular Dukes of Hazzard products from stores. Now, TV Land even says it will no longer air any episodes of the classic series.
  • U.S. debt headed toward Greek levels [Psalms 9:17]

    07/01/2015 9:11:48 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/30/2015 | Jason Russell
    United States' projected debt over the next 25 years looks a lot like Greece's over the past 25. With all the chaos unravelling in Greece, Congress would be wise to do what it takes to avoid reaching Greek debt levels. But it's not a matter of sticking to the status quo and avoiding bad decisions that would put the budget on a Greek-like path, because the budget is on that path already. A quarter-century ago, Greek debt levels were roughly 75 percent of Greece's economy — about equal to what the U.S. has now. As of 2014, Greek debt...
  • Sir Nicholas Winton dies aged 106 (the British Schindler)

    07/01/2015 9:10:04 AM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07-01-2015 | Anita Singh
    Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said. Winton earned himself the label "Britain's Schindler" for saving the lives of 669 children by sending them from Prague to London by train. His son-in-law Stephen Watson said Sir Nicholas died peacefully in his sleep at Wexham Hospital in Slough. Sir Nicholas rarely spoke of his achievements in the decades after the Second World War, believing his actions to be unremarkable. But he kept a scrapbook with details and photographs of the children he saved.
  • NEW YORK TIMES: UNTIL CATHOLICS LIKE MUSLIMS, TRY TO KILL US, WE WILL GO ON OFFENDING THEM

    07/01/2015 8:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The New York Times has a consistent position on art that offends religions. 1. Mohammed cartoons will not appear 2. Works mocking Christianity and Judaism will Briefly New York Times editor Dean Baquet pretended after the Hebdo and Garland attacks that there was some consistent policy about not offending religious people. Then it began once again featuring materials that offend Catholics. After a lot of squirming, the New York Times offered these criteria A. It's impossible not to offend anyone, so we won't offend Muslims, but we will offend Catholics "There's no simple, unwavering formula we can apply in situations...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions says Alabama must 'ultimately follow the law' on same-sex ruling

    07/01/2015 8:45:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 28 replies
    AL.com ^ | 07/01/2015 | Mike Cason
    Sen. Jeff Sessions said today that Alabama will "ultimately have to follow the law" on the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, even though he strongly disagrees with it. Sessions was asked about the resistance by some judicial officials in Alabama to granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the court's 5-4 ruling that state bans on gay marriage violate the Constitution. Sessions did not say specifically how officials in Alabama should proceed. "Ultimately they'll have to follow the law," the senator said. "The question of what that means and exactly what that requires them to do, I guess they'll...
  • Donald Trump: It was my decision to cut off ties with Macy's

    07/01/2015 8:38:48 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/01/2015 | Ashley Lutz
    Minutes after Macy's announced it was severing business ties with Donald Trump, the real-estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate said it was his decision to leave Macy's. Macy's and Trump cut ties in the days 700,000 people signed on to a petition calling for his ouster. "I have decided to terminate my relationship with Macy’s because of the pressure being put on them by outside sources," Trump said in a statement provided by his campaign. "While selling Trump ties and shirts at Macy’s is a small business in terms of dollar volume, my principles are far more important and therefore...
  • Mixed message from same-sex marriage debate

    07/01/2015 8:30:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 6 replies
    theage.com.au | 6/4/2015 | Paul Sheehan
    You probably thought, as I did, that last week's same sex marriage referendum in Ireland was carried by an overwhelming 62 per cent vote majority in support of changing the constitution. In fact, only 34 per cent of the adult population voted in support of the measure. There are 3.52 million Irish citizens of voting age, and 66 per cent of them did not vote "yes". Two-thirds of the adult population either voted "no", or did not vote, or did not register to vote.
  • TRS of TX joins those extending benefits to same-sex spouses

    07/01/2015 8:26:21 AM PDT · by DFG · 3 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07.01/2015 | Tom Benning
    Add the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to the cogs of state government that are turning anew in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay-marriage decision. The system, which provides benefits to public school employees, announced late Tuesday that it would extend those benefits to employees’ same-sex spouses. That change is effective Wednesday, the system explained on its website.
  • TV Land pulls ‘Dukes’ — Confederate flag a no-no

    07/01/2015 8:25:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andrea Morabito
    The latest victim of the growing controversy over the Confederate flag is the 1980s TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” A TV Land spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that the network has pulled reruns of the series from its schedule, which had been airing twice a day.
  • Here’s Every 2016 GOP Candidate’s Response To The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling — And There’s A Divide

    07/01/2015 8:25:06 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | 6/26/2015 | Kyle Blaine
    Jeb Bush said he believed that the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make a decision on marriage, adding that it is “crucial that as a country we protect religious freedom and the right of conscience and also not discriminate.” “Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage. I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision. I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments. In a country as diverse as ours, good people who have opposing views should be able to live...
  • The Sellout of America

    07/01/2015 8:16:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 1 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/27/2015 | Suzanne Hamner
    It is official. There can be no doubt that the majority of individuals sitting in the District of Corruption, including the Supreme Court, have some type of neurotransmitter imbalance, been taken over by aliens, or become possessed by demons. If only those were the case since a cure exists for those three issues. However, these "people" do not have a neurotransmitter imbalance, nor have they been taken over by "body snatchers" or become possessed by demons. Corporations, other governments, and private individuals bought and paid for each one while Obama used blackmail to produce what Americans witness today -- injustice,...
  • Idaho refugee center targeted by closure campaign over extremism fears

    07/01/2015 8:15:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    al Reuters ^ | July 1, 2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A long-standing refugee welcoming center in conservative Idaho has found itself at the center of a campaign by adversaries seeking to force it closed, citing fears that the immigrants it hosts could include Islamist extremists. The backlash comes amid an uptick in anti-Islamic protests and advertising campaigns in the United States, including a high profile May rally outside an Arizona mosque that saw more than 200 protesters, some armed, berate Islam and its Prophet Mohammad. The newly formed Idaho group, whose 100 members plan a door-to-door information drive in July to win support for closing the refugee center in Twin...
  • Wisconsin’s Shame: A Victim Fights Back [John Doe persecution]

    07/01/2015 8:13:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | July 1, 2015 | David French
    In April, three victims of Wisconsin’s long-running “John Doe” investigations broke their silence. Former Scott Walker adviser Cindy Archer spoke to National Review on the record while two other women asked for their identities to be concealed. All three, however, told remarkably similar stories — of police raids at dawn, pounding on the door, threats of battering rams, and ransacked homes. They weren’t suspected of drug crimes, violent crimes, or other crimes recognizable to the American public. Rather, they were either close associates of Scott Walker or involved in the broader conservative movement in Wisconsin — and were caught up...
  • United Church of Christ Anti-Israel Extremism (Obama's denomination)

    07/01/2015 8:10:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Peggy Shapiro
    On June 30, 2015, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ voted to single out Israel for an economic and propaganda war. Ignoring the violent state of affairs in an unstable region, the plague of terrorist groups, and the victimization of millions of Christians and other minority groups, the UCC elected to boycott Israel, the only functioning democracy in the Middle East. Giving a pass to Hamas rockets aimed at Israeli children and the prohibition of any Jews to enter Palestinian-controlled territory, the UCC jumped on the bandwagon of slander to demonize Israel. Deletion and Replacement of Jews...
  • Hundreds of Muslim refugees headed to Idaho

    05/01/2015 12:22:00 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 04/30/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Syrian refugees, shown here at a protest rally, will soon be coming to American cities. The multicultural transformation of Idaho will continue with a planned infusion of hundreds of refugees from Muslim countries over the next one to three years.
  • Most support child over (homosexual) rights: poll

    07/01/2015 8:09:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 22 replies
    AU.News.Yahoo.com ^ | 6/25/2015 | None given
    Australians support the right of a child to have a mother and a father over the rights of homosexuals to get married, opinion poll shows
  • UK Police Withheld Report of Muslims Raping White Schoolgirls to Prevent ‘Racial’ Tensions

    07/01/2015 7:17:02 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    Sons Of Liberty ^ | 6/27/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    West Midlands Police, Britain’s second largest police force, withheld a report about gangs of Pakistani Muslim men kidnapping, raping, and pimping out young white girls in case it inflamed ‘racial’ (What ‘race’ is Islam?) tensions ahead of a General Election, it was revealed today. Police and social workers in the South Yorkshire town were accused of being too concerned about being labeled ‘racist’ to speak out about the crimes involving 1,400 young white Christian children. UK Daily Mail: Yesterday, it emerged that the massive inquiry into the Rotherham sex abuse scandal could run until at least 2018 and has so...
  • LGBT Activists: Marriage Was Never the 'End Game'

    07/01/2015 7:55:13 AM PDT · by fwdude · 146 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 30, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Now, the real fight begins, say leaders in the LGBT movement. And it won’t be for the faint of heart. So-called “marriage equality” is not the end-game, according to the activists. It’s merely a window through which they will push for other rights, in housing, education, health care, employment and religious practice. An op-ed in the Nation, a left-of-center magazine, provided a playbook for LGBT rights activists moving forward from last Friday’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court proclaiming same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. In that op-ed, LGBT activists were encouraged to take the offensive against any...
  • Obergefell v. Hodges and Tax Exemption for Churches

    07/01/2015 7:52:04 AM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Lee Cary
    The Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage settled little. It merely launched a bigger struggle over the definition of marriage. Now, resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges will join Roe v. Wade in becoming another, long-tailed comet moving across the socio-political skies of America. A third, landmark Supreme Court initiative waits over the horizon. It will involve the 2nd Amendment. Perhaps not soon, but coming. Following Obergefell v. Hodges, much discussion now centers on the potential loss of tax-exempt status to churches that resist. Same-sex marriage zealots will look for opportunities to cement the Court’s decision by forcing churches, through the...
  • More than 42 MILLION Muslims 'support ISIS'

    07/01/2015 7:51:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Express ^ | 07/01/15 | Ryan Mauro
    he study, based on four recent polls, reveals the shocking level of support for the caliphate around the world. Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project, which carried out the research, warned that "ISIS is only a fraction of what it could potentially become". He said: "If we don't act quickly, this is still going to grow – and what we're looking at today is going to look like the good old days compared to the future." More than 8.5million people view ISIS positively, and around 42million view them somewhat positively, according to the data.
  • Judicial Watch: Released Documents Confirm WH Officials Set Clinton’s Benghazi Response

    07/01/2015 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 31 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2015 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch today released new State Department documents showing that Hillary Clinton and the State Department’s response to the Benghazi attack was immediately determined by top Obama White House officials, particularly Ben Rhodes, then-White House deputy strategic communications adviser, and Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the National Security Council. The new documents were forced from the U.S. State Department under court order in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01511)).
  • Greek Debt Crisis: How Goldman Sachs Helped Greece to Mask its True Debt

    07/01/2015 7:45:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 02/08/2010 | By Beat Balzli
    Goldman Sachs helped the Greek government to mask the true extent of its deficit with the help of a derivatives deal that legally circumvented the EU Maastricht deficit rules. At some point the so-called cross currency swaps will mature, and swell the country's already bloated deficit. Greeks aren't very welcome in the Rue Alphones Weicker in Luxembourg. It's home to Eurostat, the European Union's statistical office. The number crunchers there are deeply annoyed with Athens. Investigative reports state that important data "cannot be confirmed" or has been requested but "not received." Creative accounting took priority when it came to totting...
  • Fifty killed in North Sinai attacks claimed by Islamic State

    07/01/2015 7:44:25 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/2015 | Yusri Mohamed and Ahmed Hassan
    Islamic State militants launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in which 50 people were killed, security sources said, the largest attack yet in the insurgency-hit province. Egyptian army F-16 jets and Apache helicopters strafed the region that lies within the Sinai Peninsula, a strategic area located between Israel, the Gaza Strip and the Suez Canal. It was the second high-profile attack in Egypt this week. On Monday, the prosecutor-general was killed in a car bombing in Cairo. The attacks raise questions about the government's ability to contain a Sinai-based insurgency that...
  • Macy's dumps Donald Trump

    07/01/2015 7:43:08 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2015 | MJ Lee
    Macy's is pulling Donald Trump brand merchandise from its stores after the Republican presidential candidate's recent controversial remarks created a public uproar. The department store has come under intense pressure to cut ties with the real estate magnate and businessman after he referred to immigrants from Mexico and other countries "killers and rapists." In a statement Wednesday morning, Macy's said the company "stands for diversity" and that it had no tolerance for discrimination. "We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans,...
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Bush, Trump rising nationally for GOP, but both trail Clinton

    07/01/2015 7:37:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2015 | By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    With nearly all of the expected 2016 presidential candidates formally in the race, a new CNN/ORC national poll finds two recent entrants to the GOP field on the rise, while Hillary Clinton maintains her position atop the Democratic field, though holding a slightly slimmer lead. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and businessman Donald Trump top the list of GOP presidential contenders following their back-to-back campaign launches in mid-June, and are the only two Republican candidates holding double-digit support among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Clinton, though, continues to lead all GOP candidates in head-to-head general election match-ups. Bush stands at 19%,...
  • Supreme Court To Hear Mandatory Dues Case — Teachers Unions Vow Merciless Fight

    07/01/2015 7:35:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 1, 2015 | Eric Owens
    The presidents of America’s two largest unions have vowed to fight tooth and nail against a lawsuit now in front of the U.S. Supreme Court which, if successful, could strike down a California law permitting mandatory union membership. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit assert that the mandatory-dues law forces teachers to finance union political positions. Thus, the plaintiffs say, the law violates the First Amendment rights of teachers who disagree with the union’s politics. The Supreme Court granted certiorari for the suit, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, on Tuesday. “We are disappointed that at a time when big corporations and...
  • Ice Age is Coming, 1978(Leonard Nimoy on climate disaster of a coming ice age. No mention of CO2?)

    07/01/2015 7:33:47 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1978 | Columbia University
    Blizzard of 1978, Chicago average 19 below zero. Ice is coming. Snowmobiles pressed into service in Buffalo. [Good Lord!] Hundreds died of illness because of the cold. People were running out of heating fuel. Alabama had a New England winter. California glaciers advanced to the San Joaquin Valley. The Ice could return in a single life time. Sea ice could be melted by putting black soot on it.
  • McConnell: GOP out of legislative options to fight gay marriage

    07/01/2015 7:29:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/01/2015 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concedes that there’s little congressional Republicans can do to fight the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, though he predicted a flurry of litigation aimed at protecting “religious liberty” in light of the decision. The Kentucky Republican has been a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage, one of just six Senate Republicans to sign an amicus brief urging the high court to reject federal protection of same-sex marriage. And though he reiterated to Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday evening that his position has not changed, he also said there is little that...
  • Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Says Economy Is Nearing “Full Unemployment” …

    07/01/2015 7:05:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Says Economy Is Nearing “Full Unemployment” …Real Unemployment Closer to 42.9% Jim Hoft Jun 30th, 2015 5:42 pm 19 Comments According to the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis the labor participation rate is at its lowest point since the Carter years. fred labor part rate Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer told a an audience at England’s Oxford University this week that the US economy is nearing “full unemployment.” Reuters reported: The U.S. economy probably bounced back to an annual growth rate of around 2.5 percent in the second quarter, and the labor market is...
  • Uh Oh: Survey Shows Hillary Will Have a Tough Time Turning Out Democratic Voters

    07/01/2015 7:23:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Liberals are pros when it comes to getting people out to vote, but a new survey shows Hillary Clinton will have major trouble turning out Democrats in 2016. From Real Clear Politics (bolding is mine): Americans want change and reforms, but “people don’t think any of this is going to happen,” Stan Greenberg, chairman and CEO of polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, said during a reporter roundtable organized by the Christian Science Monitor. Their skepticism doesn’t turn on the idea of a Democratic nominee who would follow a two-term Democrat, President Obama. “It’s because the old political system is...
  • CNN Poll: 59% of Americans Glad That Federalism Is Dead

    07/01/2015 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-01-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    According to a new CNN poll, majorities support both SCOTUS’ ObamaCare and its gay marriage decision: "According to a new CNN/ORC poll, 63% support the Court’s ruling upholding government assistance for lower-income Americans buying health insurance through both state-operated and federally-run health insurance exchanges. Slightly fewer, 59%, say they back the ruling which made same-sex marriages legal in all 50 states." It’s not surprising that a majority of voters like ‘free money – which is undoubtedly what they think about ObamaCare subsidies – or that they support legalizing gay marriage. Previous polls showed that already. No, what’s shocking here is...
  • It's Walker Plus Six Also-Rans In Iowa GOP Caucus, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

    07/01/2015 7:05:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads the pack in the Iowa Republican Caucus, but his support is shrinking among likely Republican Caucus participants, as six other contenders battle for second place, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie is in 15th place, with 1 percent. Walker has 18 percent of likely GOP caucus participants, compared to 25 percent in a February 25 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University and 21 percent in a May 6 survey. Jostling for second place are Donald Trump and Ben Carson, at 10 percent each, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul...
  • Apple adds TRIM support for aftermarket SSDs in OS X 10.10.4

    07/01/2015 7:02:59 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 2 replies
    Appleinsider ^ | Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10:58 pm PT (01:58 am ET) | AppleInsider Staff
    Some four years after adding TRIM support for first-party solid state drives to OS X, Apple incorporated the command for aftermarket drives as part of Tuesday's OS X 10.10.4 update. Spotted by AppleInsider readers, the new capability allows users to enable TRIM functionality on third-party SSDs without resorting to unsanctioned workarounds or software. Prior to the change, Apple only supported TRIM on original Mac SSDs. Enabling TRIM for non-OEM drives requires the trimforce command be entered into Terminal, specifically, sudo trimforce enable. The system throws up a message warning users of potential incompatibility with certain SSDs before performing a reboot...
  • The new F-35 Lightning may be in trouble: Beaten by the Plane it's supposed to replace

    07/01/2015 7:00:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this year we talked about some of the initial flight testing of the new F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter which was largely completed between January and April. After more than a trillion dollars in development costs and constant questions from critics both inside and outside the aerospace industry, the early look by the military was promising. The testing lined the fighter up against some of the current fleet of similar planes and tested basic operations and “basic fighter maneuvers.” With a few minor exceptions the plane seemed to be getting a thumbs up.But there was a second, more...
  • FBI Cancels ALL VACATIONS For Agents Over 4th of July Weekend

    07/01/2015 6:59:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    The FBI has canceled all vacations for agents over the 4th of July weekend. According to our inside source — FBI agents are telling their friends and family members to avoid “official celebrations.” Fox News reported Monday evening on Special Report that the FBI is setting up command centers around the country to prepare for possible terror attacks on the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
  • How Obama’s New Overtime Regulations Will Make It Harder for Americans to Balance Work and Family

    07/01/2015 6:40:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/01/2015 | James Sherk
    Should salaried employees have to log their hours? President Obama thinks so. He just proposed regulations requiring salaried employees making less than $50,000 a year to track their work time. Most news coverage has not highlighted this aspect of the new overtime regulations. Unfortunately, they will reduce salaried workers’ flexibility — without raising pay. Federal law guarantees hourly workers overtime pay for working more than 40 hours a week. The regulations currently exempt many salaried employees. Executive, administrative, and professional employees frequently get paid for the work that is done, not the hours that are logged. These employees get a...
  • Walmart, Comcast Celebrate Gay Pride

    07/01/2015 6:36:14 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://www.aim.org ^ | June 30, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    “Homo is Healthy” was one of the signs on the official gay pride website for the big march celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage on Sunday, June 28, in New York City. It was brought to you, in part, by Walmart, a high-level Platinum sponsor that happens to be America’s largest private sector employer. The giant retailer was among a “Who’s Who” of corporate America that also included sponsors Coke, Netflix, Hilton, PBS, Macy’s and Comcast Universal (NBC). Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth covered the event, publishing photos of nearly naked men and a “leather” contingent on...
  • Puerto Rico's Financial Crisis Is U.S.' Crisis, Too

    07/01/2015 6:33:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/01/2015
    With the financial world transfixed by Greece's debt-driven meltdown, Puerto Rico announces it can't pay its $73 billion in debt. Once again, we're learning that welfare statism is no replacement for fiscal responsibility. Compared to Greece's $353 billion in debt, Puerto Rico's $73 billion doesn't sound so big. On a per capita basis, it's about a third less. But appearances deceive. Puerto Rico is in deep, owing actually much more than that amount. We learned this after a report on Monday, co-authored by former International Monetary Fund No. 2 Anne Krueger, revealed the island's finances are a shambles. The devastating...
  • Steve Forbes Pens Open Letter to Greek Leaders; Greece Can Teach The World A Needed Lesson

    07/01/2015 6:29:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Pappas Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | BY GREGORY PAPPAS
    Former US Presidential candidate and publisher of Forbes Magazine, Steve Forbes, used the platform of his magazine to pen an open letter to the prime minister and finance minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis. The full text of his letter appears below. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Prime Minister Tsipras and Finance Minister Varoufakis: You may have won a four-month reprieve of sorts from your creditors, but your situation is desperate, and everyone knows it, most particularly Europe’s paymasters, the Germans. As you just painfully learned, your ability to blackmail your creditors is a fraction of what it once was. Businesses,...
  • Helium leaking from massive earthquake fault under Los Angeles reveals giant rift

    07/01/2015 6:24:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/30/15 | Mark Prigg
    A huge fault in the Earth's crust near Los Angeles is leaking helium, researchers have found. They say the unexpected find sheds new light on the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin. It reveals the fault is far deeper than previously thought, and a quake would be far more devastating. It follows a report from the U.S. Geological Survey has warned the risk of 'the big one' hitting California has increased dramatically.
  • Primer For Reporters Looking Into the H-1B Program

    07/01/2015 6:22:40 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 01 July 2015 | John Miano
    American media, I welcome you to the H-1B cesspool. After decades of neglect, I am happily surprised that Southern California Edison and Disney have drawn new attention to the H-1B program. I do have one nit to pick. Many of you are referring to "loopholes" and "abuse". That is entirely incorrect. Disney and SCE show that the H-1B program is working as it designed to work. You need to start looking deeper.
  • Global support for ISIS includes up to 42M Muslims, group claims

    07/01/2015 6:21:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/2015 | By Brooke Singman
    Global support for ISIS may be much bigger than previously known, according to a new report that found as many as 42 million Muslims around the world have positive feelings about the black-clad army of barbarians that established a so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq last year. The report from the New York-based research institute Clarion Project crunched numbers from four recent polls surveying Arab public opinion toward ISIS. Clarion found the terror group's supporters are 8.5 million strong, but more than 42 million of the world's estimated 1.5 billion Muslims feel at least somewhat positively about the terror group....
  • Leaked: What's in Obama's trade deal [TPP's intellectual property - Big Pharma]

    07/01/2015 6:08:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/01/2015 | Michael Grunwald
    A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law. POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating round in Guam. While U.S. trade officials would not confirm the authenticity of the document, they downplayed its importance, emphasizing that the terms of the deal are likely to change significantly as the talks enter their final stages. Those terms are still secret, but the public...
  • Source: Fire at black church in South Carolina wasn't arson

    07/01/2015 6:03:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2015
    GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement source said Wednesday.
  • [Video]: Sick New "Challenge": People Disrespect, Walk on American Flag

    07/01/2015 5:57:17 AM PDT · by Maceman · 20 replies
    A sick new 'challenge' is going viral, urging people to disrespect and stomp on the American flag. Give us your reaction. See video at: https://www.facebook.com/foxandfriends/videos/854403174647280/?fref=nf
  • Blumenthal gave diplomatic advice to Hillary Clinton as early as 2009, emails show

    07/01/2015 5:53:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 1, 2015
    Controversial adviser Sidney Blumenthal was sending then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton guidance on sensitive diplomatic matters much earlier than previously known, even as the White House was blocking him from becoming a part of her staff, according to emails released late Tuesday by the State Department. The emails, part of a series of document dumps from Clinton’s private email server from which she controversially conducted official State Department business, also show that Clinton paid special interest to the attempt to hire Blumenthal. Blumenthal served as a senior adviser to former President Bill Clinton between 1997 and 2001, but was reportedly...
  • You Can’t Compromise with Culture Warriors

    07/01/2015 5:40:03 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/1/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I loved reading the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books to my daughter. The somewhat Aesopian theme is that if you give the mouse what it wants – a cookie – it will just want more: a glass of milk, a straw, etc. The story came to mind last week, a week that began with many vowing to inter the Confederate flag and that ended with the Supreme Court mandating that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. As far as culture-war victories go, the flag news was big, but the marriage ruling was tantamount to VE...