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  • Domino's delivery man killed at District at the Summit apartments

    12/22/2014 12:53:38 PM PST · by SonnyBubba · 10 replies
    WBRC ^ | Dec 21, 2014 | WBRC Staff
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police are looking for the suspect who beat a pizza delivery man to death at the District at the Summit apartment complex on Sunday night. Police say a Domino's delivery worker was beaten in the head with an object and died from blunt force trauma. His body was discovered in a breezeway in the 900 block of Summit Place around 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Police are investigating his death as a homicide. The Jefferson County coroner's office identified the victim as Najeh Sulieman Masaid, 63. Birmingham police say Masaid is from another country. Officials believe the...
  • 2014 Answer Of The Year

    12/22/2014 12:50:55 PM PST · by zeestephen · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 14 December 2014 | William Kristol
    William Kristol: "I hereby nominate Dick Cheney's answer to Chuck Todd's question about a United Nations official who's called for the criminal prosecution of U.S. interrogators, as the 2014 Sunday Show Answer of the Year."
  • Tucker Carlson: Al Sharpton Helped Kill NYPD Cops By 'Whipping Up Race Hatred'

    12/22/2014 12:46:19 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 12/21/2014 | David
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson declared on Sunday that MSNBC activist host and US Attorney General Eric Holder were guilty of inciting the murder of two police officers in Brooklyn over the weekend. "The murders took place out of the blue in the context of a lot of political agitation," Carlson explained on Sunday. "You don't want to start speculating about why this happened or casting blame unfairly. Again, we know who pulled the trigger, he is ultimately responsible." "But it's such an emotional thing, it's so wrong, immoral, unfair, that it's almost hard not to point out at some...
  • Mayor: No Politics, Protests Until Slain NYPD Officers Laid To Rest

    12/22/2014 12:45:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    CBS New York ^ | December 22, 2014
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on New Yorkers to focus on the families of two slain NYPD officers in the coming days as tensions continue to run high between the mayor and police. Speaking Monday at the Police Athletic League luncheon, de Blasio said it’s time to put aside political debates and protests until officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu are laid to rest. “Let’s accompany these families on their difficult journeys. Let’s see them through the funerals. Then, debate can begin again,” he said. “I think it’s a time for everyone to put aside...
  • Ebola Air Ambulance Leaves Portugal, Goes to Andrews AFB

    12/22/2014 12:37:00 PM PST · by Nancy29 · 5 replies
    SHTFDashboard.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | SHTFDashboard.com
    A few days ago, I reported that the Ebola air ambulance (one of them) was en route to the Canary islands. Today, we find that the plane somehow jumped over to Portugal without filing a flight plan, and is now scheduled to arrive at Joint Base Andrews. The plane’s twin, N173PA, has also visited the same airport in Portugal in recent weeks.
  • Background Check Blocks Gun Sale To Wanted Man At Spokane Show

    12/22/2014 12:23:20 PM PST · by zeestephen · 3 replies
    KOMOnews.com ^ | 21 December 2014
    Gun show organizer Paul Snider said he recruited three federally licensed firearms dealers to conduct background checks, in compliance with newly passed Initiative 594. [Has this law gone into effect? Election was just six weeks ago.]
  • De Blasio faces firestorm after officer murders

    12/22/2014 12:20:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12-22-2014 | FoxNews.com
    <p>New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing a firestorm of criticism in the wake of the execution-style murder of two city police officers, as police union officials and ex-city leaders accuse him of stoking an atmosphere that made officers a target of "hate."</p>
  • There Are Signs That Someone Has Launched A Cyberattack Against North Korea

    12/22/2014 12:19:28 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    BI ^ | 12-21-2014 | James Cook
    James Cook December 22, 2014 North Korea appears to be suffering from a cyberattack that has brought down the country's internet connection. North Korea Tech is reporting, via Vox, that there were frequent outages on North Korea's internet network over the weekend. This chart from Dyn Research shows that North Korean websites have been going through regular outages: North Korea internet outagesDyn Research/North Korea Tech Internet connection issues aren't definite proof that someone is trying to attack North Korea. The country's internet is only accessed by a handful of people, so it doesn't take much to force it offline. Officially...
  • Report of North Korea Internet outage

    12/22/2014 12:18:55 PM PST · by OhhTee5 · 44 replies
    San Diego channel 10 reporting massive internet outage in North Korea
  • North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

    12/22/2014 12:16:52 PM PST · by don-o · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Decwmber 22, 2014 | ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages. One expert says the country's online access is "totally down."
  • Obama Support Among Military Plummets to 15 Percent

    12/22/2014 11:59:12 AM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec. 22, 2014 | John Fund
    For the last nine years, the Military Times newspaper has surveyed an average of 2,300 active-duty service members. Their latest poll has just been released and concludes that “Obama’s popularity — never high to begin with — has crumbled, falling from 35 percent in 2009 to just 15 percent this year, while his disapproval ratings have increased to 55 percent from 40 percent over that time.” Much of the opposition to Obama has come from military members who believe he has been an inconsistent and flawed leader in foreign policy — for example, his 2011 removal of all troops in...
  • H. 3087, “Registration by Party” Pre-filed by Chip Limehouse (South Carolina)

    12/22/2014 11:45:59 AM PST · by Resettozero · 9 replies
    Spartanburg TEA Party ^ | December 21, 2014 | STP
    H. 3087, “Registration by Party” Pre-filed by Chip Limehouse It is time to begin asking YOUR representative to support this bill. We know Senator Shane Martin is on board, and I believe our Senators Lee Bright and Tom Corbin will also support this when the time comes. The Spartanburg County Republican Party sent out a press release in September 2014 urging our Spartanburg Delegation to support Registration by Party legislation. Therefore, the Spartanburg County Republican Party calls on Representatives Rita Allison, Doug Brannon, Bill Chumley, Derham Cole, Mike Forrester, Eddie Tallon and Donna Wood, Senators Lee Bright, Tom Corbin, Shane...
  • Taxpayers charged $1.1 million for Obama to visit Gwyneth Paltrow

    12/22/2014 11:33:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Investor´s Business Daily ^ | 12/22/14 | Andrew Malcolm
    As usual in December, President Obama and family and staff and their families and Secret Service and armored motorcade vehicles and the family dogs flew out to Hawaii this past weekend for a couple weeks of golf and dining out. [Snip] That luxury 747 alone costs $182,000 per hour to operate. It´s a nine-hour flight from Washington to one of the farthest reaches of the 50 states -- each way. How about Obama´s other discretionary trips? How much are taxpayers billed for those?
  • De Blasio surfaces to visit families of executed cops

    12/22/2014 11:28:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/22/14 | Lorena Mongelli*
    Mayor de Blasio, his wife and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton paid a sympathetic visit to loved ones of slain Officer Rafael Ramos on Monday, as the family prepared for the cop’s funeral. The mayor chatted with Ramos’s relatives on the family porch in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, before stepping inside to visit more mourners for 30 minutes. The trio left without answering any questions from reporters outside, kept at a distance by NYPD guards. On his way out, de Blasio could be heard telling one of Ramos’s loved ones: “I’m sorry for your loss.” The family will hold a wake for...
  • Head of Pro-Abortion Group May Lead Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign

    12/22/2014 11:25:04 AM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/22/14 | Steven Ertelt
    One of the top possible candidates to lead Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has dropped out of contention. That has left the door open to the presidential of a leading pro-abortion group to become her campaign manager should she decide to run for presidential in 2016.Clinton is a longtime pro-abortion activists, opposing any pro-life limits on abortion and backing taxpayer funding of abortions. That gels with the views of Emily’s List, which opposes even a late-term abortion ban and requires that all of the candidates it endorses support forcing Americans to fund abortions.Now, reports indicate that Emily’s List’s president may run...
  • Fox News, Fox Business Channels Go Dark On Dish As Carriage Talks Stall

    12/22/2014 11:24:22 AM PST · by Utilizer · 16 replies
    DEADLINE | HOLLYWOOD ^ | December 20, 2014 10:03pm | Lisa de Moraes
    21st Century Fox and Dish pointed the finger at each other tonight as carriage talks between the two failed to produce a deal by midnight, resulting in Fox News Channel and Fox Business Channel no longer being available on Dish. Both sides blamed the other for the shutdowns. “It is disappointing that, after nearly two decades without a blackout, Fox News Channel has been blocked by Dish Network,” Tim Carry, EVP Distribution at Fox News Channel said late tonight. “We care deeply about our viewers and hope that they will regain access to the number one cable news channel soon....
  • North Carolina's Abortion Ultrasound Law Nixed By Appeals Court

    12/22/2014 11:10:25 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/22 | Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy
    A North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to not only conduct an ultrasound but describe its content in detail to women seeking an abortion — whether or not they have asked for or want to receive an ultrasound — was blocked on Monday, December 22, by the Fourth Circuit court of appeals. The law was preliminarily blocked in October 2011 and also deemed unconstitutional by a federal court in January 2014. In its ruling, the Fourth Circuit determined that the law prohibits a physician’s right to free speech by mandating what conversations doctors are required to have with their patients,...
  • Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts following school massacre

    12/22/2014 11:05:39 AM PST · by februus · 22 replies
    9News ^ | December 22, 2014 | AFP
    Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.
  • Police: Man killed Middletown teen at Dayton Mall in self defense

    12/22/2014 11:04:37 AM PST · by FreedomNotSafety · 45 replies
    WCPO Dayton, Ohio ^ | 12/22/2014 | WCPO Staff
    MIAMI TWP., Ohio -- Police say a shopper with a conceal-carry license killed a teenager outside of the Dayton Mall Saturday in an act of self defense. Jawad Jabbar, 16, of Middletown and two other juveniles attempted to rob two men at gunpoint outside the mall around 10 a.m., the Miami Twp. police department told WCPO news partner, WHIO-TV in Dayton. One of the men produced a firearm and shot Jabbar after the three Middletown teens demanded the adults hand over merchandise. Jabbar died a short time later.
  • Ex-Chief Says Video Rants Meant to Snare Threats

    12/22/2014 10:51:41 AM PST · by februus · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 22, 2014 | MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press
    A former small-town Pennsylvania police chief who posted online videos of himself ranting obscenely about liberals and the Second Amendment while shooting automatic weapons secretly fed information on people he considered militia members, anti-government extremists and so-called "sovereign citizens" to the FBI and state police, according to documents he showed to The Associated Press.
  • Nicaragua canal to break ground, hoping to rival Panama

    12/22/2014 10:44:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    AP ^ | December 21, 2014 | Staff
    As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. But now, as the 47-year-old farmer prepares to fight for his land, Ruiz insists, "I'm not going to run." Ruiz's property on the banks of Nicaragua's Rio Grande sits in the path of a $50 billion transoceanic waterway set to break ground on Monday. Nicaraguan officials will start building access roads on state-owned land as the first step in creating a canal expected to rival that of Panama - a project supporters say...
  • 'U.S. military shot down MH370 because they thought it had been hackedused in terror attack'

    12/22/2014 10:40:25 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Decemner 22, 2014 | Sam Webb for MailOnline
    'U.S. military shot down MH370 because they thought it had been hacked and was about to be used in terror attack', claims former airline boss Marc Dugain says U.S. Navy in Indian Ocean attacked the plane He claims that islanders saw the plane fly close to a U.S. base Also alleges that a spy told him to back away from his probe into MH370 A former airline boss and writer claims the U.S. downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 because the military feared it had been taken over by hackers and was about to be used in a 9/11-style attack. Marc...
  • DeBlasio goes AWOL, avoids families of executed cops

    12/22/2014 10:36:38 AM PST · by pabianice · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/22/14 | Gartland, et al
    As cops were being threatened and assaulted and the city reeled over the execution of two officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio prayed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday — then went into hiding. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton visited the scene of the horrific attack in Brooklyn and Gov. Andrew Cuomo paid a wrenching condolence call at the home of one of the slain cops, but de Blasio ran from reporters and was nowhere to be found after the church service. Modal Trigger De Blasio gets a blessing after taking Communion during Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.Photo: Helayne Seidman He showed up...
  • Attkisson: CDC Not Telling Public About Possible Ebola Cases (1,400 possible cases in the US)

    12/22/2014 10:20:40 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 24 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 21 Dec 2014 | By Greg Richter
    The government is not telling the public about all the possible cases of Ebola it is monitoring in the United States, says investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson. There is an effort to control the message, Attkisson said Sunday on Fox News Channel's "Media Buzz." "A lot of the media coverage has gone from overtime to almost nothing since they appointed the 'Ebola czar,'" Attkisson said. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden was all over the airwaves after the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States in September and when two nurses who treated Ebola victims...
  • EPA Regs Issued Under Obama Are 43 Times as Long as The Bible

    12/22/2014 9:55:32 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 20 replies
    cns news ^ | December 22, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    Since President Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 3,120 new final regulations, equaling 27,854 pages in the Federal Register, totaling approximately 27,854,000 words.
  • Open Up North Korea's Information Curtain

    12/22/2014 9:42:04 AM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | John Fund
    The North Korean victory in getting Sony Pictures to pull its satirical film The Interview is a game-changing event to which free nations must respond. Adding cyber terrorism to the list of weapons that rogue nations can deploy means that both nations and private groups can be blackmailed by potentially anyone over anything. The U.S. government is debating its response. But in the meantime, private citizens can take action, and in ways even governments can’t or won’t. Advertisement Consider what the New York–based Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is doing to help counter the secrecy and restrictions on information that North...
  • AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

    12/22/2014 9:31:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    apnews.myway ^ | dec. 22, 2014 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. In a year crowded with dramatic and often wrenching news developments around the world, the No. 2 story was the devastating outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, followed by the conflict in Iraq and Syria fueled by the brutal actions of Islamic State militants. Among the 85 voters casting ballots, first-place votes were spread among...
  • Wicked Mobs, Cop Killers, and the Attorney General

    12/22/2014 9:28:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 21, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Wickedness has darkened this season of lights in Brooklyn. It is no surprise or accident that a ghoul like Ismaaiyl Brinsley bathed himself in messages of hate, racial division and anger and then chose to destroy lives. But Brinsley wasn’t alone in his racially soaked hatred of the police. For starters, a mob has Brinsley’s back. This seemingly disconnected mob has been on the prowl in the months since America learned of Ferguson, Missouri. They’ve smashed up windows of banks in Berkeley, burned up bakeries in Ferguson, and looted, burned, shot, robbed and killed across the nation. But such mobs...
  • CIA shows agents how to keep their cover at Israeli airport, leaked file shows

    12/22/2014 9:18:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 12/22/14 | Barak Ravid
    The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency guides its people how to enter and exit Israel through Ben-Gurion International Airport without blowing their cover during security checks, according to a secret document revealed by WikiLeaks Sunday night. The CIA document provides further evidence that Israel serves as a target for operations by the spy agency. The document, titled "CIA Assessment on Surviving Secondary Screening at Airports While Maintaining Cover" and dated September 2011, contains a long list of guidelines for operatives using false identities. According to the document, it is based on original intelligence reports, opinions and testimonies of CIA operatives collected...
  • Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

    12/22/2014 9:14:43 AM PST · by Hostage · 29 replies
    Fox Atlanta ^ | December 22, 2014 | SAM HANANEL
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge seems skeptical of a lawsuit that seeks to halt President Barack Obama's immigration plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell heard arguments Monday in a case brought by an Arizona sheriff who claims the program will let more illegal immigrants enter the country and commit crimes, burdening law enforcement.</p>
  • Crystal Ball 2015

    12/22/2014 8:50:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/22/2014 | Steve Deace
    Each year at this time I go out on a limb and predict 10 big news stories I believe will happen in the year to come. Usually I get two or three right, come close on a couple of others, and am way off on all the rest. Click here to read last yearÂ’s predictions for 2014 and see how I did. Now on to 2015. 10. Avengers: Age of Ultron will be the top-grossing movie of the year. I think Star Wars: The Force Awakens will have the biggest opening cinema history when it hits theaters. But since that...
  • ( Colorado ) State removes wildlife zones

    12/22/2014 8:49:22 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    KOAA ^ | Dec 21, 2014
    The Colorado Department of Transportation will be eliminating several wildlife traffic zones in 2015, after a study showed that increased penalties did not reduce wildlife crashes. Southwest Regional traffic engineer, Mick McVaugh says by law the department cannot keep speed limit signs that are not supported by research.
  • Just look across the NY-PA border for safe and responsible fracking

    12/22/2014 8:47:58 AM PST · by thackney · 21 replies
    ExxonMobil ^ | December 18, 2014 | Ken Cohen
    The comedian Chico Marx famously asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?” That’s the question I feel like Governor Andrew Cuomo is posing to New Yorkers with his decision to ban hydraulic fracturing in the Empire State’s portion of the Marcellus Shale. The governor and his allies – most notably the acting state health commissioner, whose report served as justification for Mr. Cuomo’s decision – say the move will protect New York’s air, land, and water. For years now, New Yorkers have been besieged by apocalyptic claims made by anti-oil and gas activists – many of them...
  • Walmart Asked to Stop Bankrolling Sharpton After New York Police Murders

    12/22/2014 8:34:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 22, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Here is a letter I sent today to C. Douglas McMillon, Walmart President and CEO: We ask that Walmart end its financial support of Al Sharpton and his organization, the National Action Network (NAN). The cold-blooded murder of two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, follows weeks of Sharpton's vilification of law enforcement personnel. As you know, Walmart has helped bankroll Sharpton for years. Most recently, the company was a sponsor of Sharpton's 60thbirthday party in New York City, which reportedly was a fundraiser for NAN that raised a million dollars. We have repeatedly raised...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Police Aren’t Under Attack. Institutionalized Racism Is.

    12/22/2014 8:18:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    TIME ^ | 12/22/2014 | Kareem Abdul Jabbar
    The way to honor those who defend our liberties with their lives — as did my father and grandfather — is not to curtail liberty, but to exercise it fully in pursuit of a just and peaceful society. According to Ecclesiastes, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose.” For me, today, that means a time to seek justice and a time to mourn the dead. The recent brutal murder of two Brooklyn police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, is a national tragedy that should inspire nationwide mourning. Both my grandfather and father were...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,Merry Christmas!,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,December 22-23,2014

    12/22/2014 8:17:19 AM PST · by Biggirl · 182 replies
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  • Egypt puts 26 men on trial for 'debauchery'

    12/22/2014 8:15:01 AM PST · by shove_it · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 21 Dec 2014 | Haitham El-Tabei
    Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian court on Sunday tried 26 men for alleged debauchery after accusing them of homosexual activity at a Cairo public bathhouse in a case that sparked international condemnation. The handcuffed defendants, many of them crying, arrived in court with their heads bowed as police pushed them inside a metal cage, an AFP correspondent reported. "I am innocent. I was in the hammam for therapy, I swear in the name of Allah," said a defendant as he wept inside the cage, indicating that he was in the steam room of the bathhouse to treat back pain. "The...
  • NY Times safeguards its irrelevancy in call for the prosecution of Dick Cheney

    12/22/2014 8:13:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/22/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    When The New York Times ran an op-ed by American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero calling for the pardoning of the members of the Bush administration who presided over the application of enhanced interrogation techniques to terror suspects, it was a display of shrewd politics. In that piece, Romero virtually conceded that his preferred course of action – a formal pardoning of the members of the Bush administration by President Barack Obama – wouldn’t happen, but to even contemplate that course of action would be to acknowledge the guilt of those who associated with the former administration....
  • G.O.P. Hopes for Unity May Be Upset by Ben Carson

    12/22/2014 8:09:24 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 55 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | DEC. 21, 2014 | By TRIP GABRIEL
    INDIANAPOLIS — A conservative think tank recently sent Ben Carson, a potential presidential candidate and fierce critic of the federal health care overhaul, a series of messages to post on Twitter during the grilling in the House of Jonathan Gruber, the M.I.T. economist who advised the Obama administration. Mr. Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, has set off a prairie fire of rank-and-file conservatives urging him to run for the Republican nomination. He liked the think tank’s idea, but he knows that he excites supporters because he is an unscripted outsider. So he wrote his own Twitter posts, including, “Why was...
  • Hamilton Co. says bye to 'The Tank,' submarine, 3 boats

    12/22/2014 7:44:09 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 17 replies
    HCSO.org ^ | December 17, 2014 | Jim Neil, Sheriff
    Hamilton County December 17, 2014 – Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil reports the Armored Personnel Carrier, commonly referred to by the media and the public at large as "The Tank" was transferred to the Jackson County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office on December 16, 2014.
  • Captive orangutan has human right to freedom, Argentine court rules

    12/22/2014 7:30:21 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Richard Lough
    (Reuters/REUTERS - An orangutan named Sandra, covered with a blanket, gestures inside its cage at Buenos Aires' Zoo, in this December 8, 2010 file photo. An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed) BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday. Animal rights campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition - a document more typically used to challenge the legality of a person's detention or imprisonment - in...
  • I'm ready to give it all I've got - are you? [Email from nobama]

    12/22/2014 7:30:21 AM PST · by upchuck · 13 replies
    email | Dec 22, 2014 | Considering he's in Hawaii, probably one of his minions
    I want to say thank you. You're doing your part, staying engaged. When it's easy to get frustrated or cynical, you refuse that choice. People like you care about making real, lasting change -- and it shows in what you do. I'm asking you to keep doing what you do best with OFA. This has never been about winning at politics. You and I are here to try to do what we can to help make people's lives better -- in big ways and small. And we are. Just this year, millions of Americans signed up for affordable health care...
  • The reason for lower gas prices: Saudi Arabia and fracking

    12/22/2014 7:21:19 AM PST · by shepardspie33 · 18 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | December 22, 2014 | Brian Woodward
    ... While the U.S. does not export crude oil, its increased production has curbed imports, resulting in excess supply. Although the fracking boom has helped to increase supply and steal market share from the Middle East, it is the Saudi response to the increased production from North American shale that has sent the price of oil tumbling. In September 2014, in the face of falling oil prices, Saudi Arabia chose to increase oil production by half a percent. Days later on Oct. 1, they discounted oil exports to leading Asian customers. These actions set off a rapid decline in international...
  • Shock in Southern Tier of New York as Hopes of Gambling and Fracking Both Die

    12/22/2014 7:18:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jesse McKinley
    To get a sense of the deep disappointment felt by many here at the twin killings of two potentially lucrative dreams, hydraulic fracturing and a new luxury casino, one needed to look no further than the front-page headline of Thursday’s edition of The Press & Sun-Bulletin. It was two letters, in red type: “NO!” That cry could seemingly be heard all along New York State’s Southern Tier, which borders Pennsylvania and has long been one of the state’s most stubborn economic laggards. In recent years, both hydraulic fracturing — known as fracking — and casinos had been posited as potential...
  • New York City Slide Toward Chaos After Police Officers Assassinated

    12/22/2014 7:15:00 AM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Human Events ^ | December 22, 2014 | John Hayward
    Take a bow, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Hero of the Revolution. You got what you were pushing for. After weeks of the Mayor treating his own police force like a gang of psychotic racist killers he couldn’t even trust to watch over his mixed-race son, in order to curry favor with the mobs of protesters filling the streets (often illegally, but apparently city ordinances don’t apply to such righteous crusaders), a particularly deranged protester murdered two police officers on Saturday afternoon.
  • Email circulated among cops: 2 cars respond to every call (70s style policing)

    12/22/2014 7:11:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Kirstan Conley and Ben Feuerherd
    The first assassination of an NYPD officer since the 1988 ambush of Edward Byrne has rattled the rank-and-file — and prompted cops to adopt drastic “wartime” policing tactics not seen since the 1970s. “At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be,” an e-mail widely circulated among cops advised Saturday night.
  • Bratton: Cops shouldn’t have turned backs on de Blasio

    12/22/2014 7:07:35 AM PST · by maggief · 92 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 22, 2014 | David K. Li
    EXCERPT Commissioner Bill Bratton acknowledged that de Blasio has lost support of some police. “I don’t think it (the hallway protest) was appropriate, particularly in that setting, but it’s reflective of the anger of some of them,” Bratton told NBC’s “Today” show. (snip) “I don’t know that an apology is necessary,” he said. “One of the things, a concern at the moment, is this issue is really starting to go down partisan lines, Republican-Democrat. This is something that should be bringing us all together, not taking us apart.”
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 22-24,2014

    12/22/2014 7:07:13 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 22-24, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Migrants to line up for Arizona driver's licenses

    12/22/2014 6:57:12 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies
    API ^ | December 22, 2014 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — Many young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy are expected Monday to begin applying for Arizona driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the governor but now given to them by the courts. The Arizona Department of Transportation said it's anticipating a rush of immigrant applicants in the weeks ahead at Motor Vehicle Division offices statewide. It comes after a judge barred enforcement of Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying licenses to about 20,000 immigrants living in the country illegally. The governor is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review her appeal.
  • Bratton: Tensions in NYC like 1970s

    12/22/2014 6:52:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | December 22, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton said Monday that tensions in the city are echoing those in the 1970s — a fear he expressed only days prior to the ambush killings of two police officers. “Who would’ve ever thought déjŕ vu all over again, that we would be back where we were 40-some-odd years ago,” Bratton said in an interview on NBC’s “Today.”