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  • Get Your 'Ready for Hillary' Hanging Ornament!

    11/28/2014 2:13:14 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 1 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Leftists looking for the perfect ornament to adorn their trees need look no further. "Ready for Hillary" ornaments are now available! I got the good news via email today from RFH. Says the promo: "Embellish your Support! Hang this elegant, gold-finished aluminum ornament proudly. Comes in a black velveteen pouch." And at only $35, a steal!
  • Walmart hit with protests on Black Friday

    11/28/2014 2:12:39 PM PST · by mdittmar
    CNNMoney ^ | November 28, 2014 | Katie Lobosco
    It's becoming a tradition for Black Friday shoppers to find not just deals, but protests at some Walmart stores. This year, some of the biggest demonstrations took place outside Walmarts in Chicago and Washington D.C., as well in cities in California, Washington, Texas and New Jersey. At a store in North Bergen, N.J., about 75 protesters marched around the parking lot. They carried signs that read: "People who work deserve a living wage" and "Shame on Walmart." At times they chanted: "Walmart, your kingdom must come down." Most of them were not Walmart employees but are asking the company to...
  • 'I'm Lost Now': Can Ferguson's Businesses Ever Rise From Rubble?

    11/28/2014 1:17:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/28/2014 | BILL BRIGGS
    It will be a quiet Black Friday on Ferguson's West Florissant Avenue. The modest commercial strip that runs through the heart of the embattled city has been devastated by rioting and looting. Now, a haze of doubt hangs over many workers and merchants there who wonder whether their businesses can survive the terrible toll — and the fear of possible uprisings to come. Some retailers, like Mohamad Yaacoub, have been slammed twice by violence. His store, Sam's Meat Market, was looted in August after unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. On Monday night,...
  • Writer-Teacher Slain In Oakland Park Where He Loved To Hike

    11/28/2014 1:04:43 PM PST · by Main Street · 22 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Kurtis Alexander
    A 60-year-old man found shot to death in the Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve was a longtime writer, editor and English teacher who loved to hike in the Oakland hills park, his wife said Wednesday. David Robert Ruenzel of Oakland was found on a park trail by a woman who had reported hearing gunshots about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the East Bay Regional Park Police Department. Investigators said they were looking into whether Ruenzel had been killed during a robbery....He was also an award-winning writer and editor at Teacher Magazine. Most recently, Ruenzel worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates...
  • FDA weighs lifting ban on blood donations from gay men

    11/28/2014 12:59:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 28, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    Advisers for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will meet next week to decide whether gay men should be allowed to donate blood, the agency’s biggest step yet toward changing the 30-year-old prohibition. If the FDA accepts the recommendation from its advisory board, it would roll back a policy that has faced mounting criticism from LGBT advocates and some members of Congress for more than four years. “We’ve got the ball rolling. I feel like this is a tide-turning vote,” said Ryan James Yezak, an LGBT activist who founded the National Gay Blood Drive and will speak at next week’s...
  • IRS Accused Of Sharing 2,500 Private Taxpayer Documents With White House

    11/28/2014 12:37:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 28, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    IRS Accused Of Sharing 2,500 Private Taxpayer Documents With White House By Cheryl K. Chumley November 28, 2014 The Internal Revenue Service may have given thousands of confidential filings from private taxpayers to the White House to review, a lawsuit against the Treasury Department just revealed. The suit, filed against Treasury’s inspector general by Cause of Action, a legal advocacy outfit, reveals a steady stream of communication went on between the White House and the IRS — a potentially “improper” stream, the group alleged, The Daily Caller reported.
  • California Dem: ‘Is a Police Officer Supposed to Be the Jury and the Executioner?’

    11/28/2014 12:30:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 28, 2014 | Bridgett Johnson
    A California Democrat said a lesson in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting is a need to look at police acting as “jury and executioner” when confronting suspects. Rep. Karen Bass, a House Judiciary Committee member, said in a statement after the grand jury opted to not issue an indictment this week that it “continues a trend of injustice that has rightfully created an environment of anger and concern in Ferguson, Missouri and across the United States.” “Ferguson officials botched this case from the beginning when they left Michael Brown’s body on the street for over four hours after...
  • New 15-minute Test for Ebola to Undergo Trials in West Africa

    11/28/2014 11:14:02 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 28, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    A new test designed to rapidly diagnose Ebola virus infection is to be tried out at a treatment centre for the disease in Guinea, international health charity The Wellcome Trust said on Friday. Researchers developing the 15-minute Ebola test say it is six times faster than similar ones currently in use and, if it proves successful, could help medical staff identify and isolate confirmed Ebola patients faster and start treating them sooner. The trial, led by researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal, and funded by Wellcome and the UK government, will use a "mobile suitcase laboratory" -- a...
  • USDA Buys Cranberries For Food Pantries And School Lunches: ‘It’s A Win-Win’

    11/28/2014 11:04:37 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 20 replies
    Food World News ^ | 11/27/2014 | N/A
    USDA Buys Cranberries For Food Pantries And School Lunches: ‘It’s A Win-Win’ Nov 27, 2014 06:24 PM EST USDA Cranberries - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agreed to purchase up to $55 million in cranberry products to the Congressional Cranberry Caucus.The USDA doubled with this buy the previous one, which was in January. The agreement ended up with the Agriculture Dept. getting 68 million pounds of surplus cranberries, Green Bay Press Gazette reported.The U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said on a press release on Monday that Wisconsin is the main producer of cranberries and the decision of the USDA is to...
  • Congress Can't Break Highway Gridlock

    11/28/2014 11:04:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 26, 2014 | Michael Needham
    “I don’t want to say they’re unsafe, but they’re dangerous.” That was how President Obama’s former transportation secretary Ray LaHood described America’s roads and bridges in a pre-Thanksgiving interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes. The high-profile story left viewers with the distinct impression that America’s roads and bridges are crumbling, and politicians were to blame. First, let’s dispense with the notion that travel in America is a life-jeopardizing experience. According to the Federal Highway Administration’s own 2013 report, the number of structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridges has decreased every year since 2000. This same report also shows that fatalities and...
  • Darren Wilson's '$1 million' warchest revealed by woman organizing support for officer.

    11/28/2014 10:40:51 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 50 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11-28-2014 | Daniel Bates
    The woman who founded the movement to support Darren Wilson has spoken out and revealed that the Ferguson police officer could have a $1 million war chest. The supporter said that she knew of at least $500,000 from two donation funds set up in his name but that was a 'conservative estimate' - and the total could be seven figures. She declined to give her name for fear of reprisals and revealed that she had been subject to a torrent of 'vile' online abuse.
  • These Buildings Used to Be Abortion Clinics, What They Do Now is Amazing (Re-Purposed for Life!)

    11/28/2014 9:51:29 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    7/21/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    Years ago, I encountered a piece in Feminism & Nonviolence Studies entitled “Feminist, Prolife, and Atheist,” by Kathryn Reed. At the time, I had no idea that atheism was in my future. What really stuck with me was not the title, or even the body of the article, but one of the subheadings: “Converting Abortion Clinics To Peacetime Use.” The idea of “peacetime use” has been on my mind a lot lately, as the pro-life movement has seen a record number of abortion businesses close in recent months. On a whim, I thought I’d put together a list showing how...
  • Hillary for hire: Clinton charges $300,000 for speeches

    11/28/2014 9:46:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/27/14 | Charles Passy
    .....A newly published story in the Washington Post notes that Clinton often earns $300,000 or more per speech. On top of that, the prominent Democrat places many a demand on those who want to book her, including having “room temp sparkling and still water” and “two long rectangular (chair) pillows” on hand, according to the contract negotiations the Post obtained. Clinton’s fees have surprised some who booked her, according to the Post story. When UCLA hired her to give a talk earlier this year, a university official noted that Clinton’s spouse—as in former President Bill Clinton—came cheaper. “Wow! She (gets)...
  • MSNBC COLUMN: Why I can’t believe Darren Wilson

    11/28/2014 9:42:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/28/2014 | Adam Howard
    [SNIP] Wilson also testified that even after being shot and wounded several times, Brown continued to “charge” at him, with an intent to kill. “When he stopped, he turned, looked at me, made like a grunting noise and had the most intense, aggressive face I’ve ever seen on a person. When he looked at me, he then did like the hop … you know, like people do to start running,” Wilson testified. It’s hard to fathom what is more absurd, the idea that a multiple gunshot wound victim would keep coming for more, or that a grand jury would believe...
  • Woo hoo!! Nearing the end of the FReepathon!! Let's git 'er done. [Thread LVII]

    11/28/2014 9:39:28 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 130 replies
    We're going to need a big push to wrap this up within the next few days. Let's git 'er done. We've got a big fight ahead stopping Obama's desperate scorched earth plan for his last two years, especially now that the GOPe leadership has officially taken a powder and refuses to engage him. It's now up to the grassroots patriots and the conservative tea party members in congress. The democrats and RINOS have us surrounded, so we must split, no, DOUBLE our forces and efforts and fight in both directions!! It's more obvious than ever, today, that Obama must be...
  • Restaurant owner blasts city fines over single-gender ads

    11/28/2014 9:31:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    ny post ^ | november 21, 2014 | Michael Gartland and Amber Sutherland
    Bruno’s Italian eatery, Sistina, was slammed with its own $5,000 fine after a staffer placed an ad on Craigslist for a “hostess.” In 2011, the Windsor, a Greenwich Village sports bar, was fined after a sting by the city Commission on Human Rights caught it trying to hire “waitresses” through Craigslist. Gender-specific ads violate city civil-rights law. Unlike the Windsor’s owners, Bruno says he’s going to fight what he describes as a “scam.” “They want us to settle for $5,000,” Bruno told The Post on Thursday. “I’m not going to settle. I didn’t do anything wrong.” Sistina, on Second Avenue...
  • 900 Austrian Police Raid Mosques and Homes in Terrorist Search [Why Don't We Do This In US?]

    11/28/2014 9:20:56 AM PST · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 28, 2014
    900 Austrian Police Raid Mosques and Homes in Terrorist Search MAINZ, Germany — Some 900 police officers swooped in on mosques, prayer rooms and homes across Austria early Friday in an operation against suspected jihadi recruiters and alleged financiers of the ISIS terror group, local media reported. Prosecutors confirmed to NBC News in a statement that 13 people were arrested in the raids. They provided limited details but, according to Austrian newspapers, the raids took place in in Vienna, Graz and Linz and were the culmination of a two-year investigation into people suspected of recruiting young people to fight in...
  • Netflix CEO: Broadcast TV Will Be Dead By 2030

    11/28/2014 9:18:30 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    Beat Beat ^ | 11/28/14 | Jack Smith IV
    Nielsen Ratings are going to finally factor in Netflix traffic. Reed Hastings thinks it's too little, too late.
  • Venezuela opposition leader will appear in court

    11/28/2014 9:12:13 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 2 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Nov. 27, 2014 | HANNAH DREIER
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said Thursday she will continue working toward a peaceful change of Venezuela's government even as she complies with an order to face charges of plotting to kill the president. Venezuela's chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered the former congresswoman to appear in court next week on charges of participating in what the government described back in May as a U.S.-backed plot to assassinate socialist President Nicolas Maduro. She denies the allegations. Machado told journalists the charges are further evidence that the Maduro administration has become a dictatorship and said the charges may have...
  • Master Spies or Masters?

    11/28/2014 9:02:57 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 28, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Alarm over the growth of the national security state seems to wane among liberals when Democrats are in the White House but the sheer magnitude of the enterprise should be of concern to all no matter which party is in nominal control of the executive branch. When Thomas Jefferson was president, “the entire executive branch consisted of 132 people,” Michael Glennon, a law professor at Tufts University, said recently at the Cato Institute. “The White House staff consisted of one person: Jefferson’s personal secretary.” Today, on the national security side alone, “This little apparatus that Truman set up consists of...
  • Akron police officer shoots man holding knives to woman's throat

    11/28/2014 8:48:33 AM PST · by Deadeye Division · 24 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Adam Ferrise
    AKRON, Ohio — An Akron police officer shot a man threatening to kill a woman while holding two knives to her throat. Earion R. Feaster, 31, of Akron, faces charges of felonious assault, abduction and domestic violence in Akron Municipal Court. He is booked into the Summit County Jail. The officer, a 7-year police veteran, is on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated, which is the department's policy for an officer-involved shooting. Akron police were called about 10 p.m. to the home in the 200 block of East North Street for a report of a domestic dispute. Dispatchers...
  • In Ferguson, Witness Intimidation, Lying by 'Community of Color'

    11/28/2014 8:45:45 AM PST · by Hoodat · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Nov 2014, 6:21 AM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday night, after the release of the grand jury verdict rejecting indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of 18-year-old black man Michael Brown, President Obama took to the microphones. “We need to recognize that this is not just an issue for Ferguson, this is an issue for America,” he said. “[T]here are still problems and communities of color aren't just making these problems up.” Obama was wrong, at least in the case of Darren Wilson. In viewing thousands of pages of FBI interviews and grand jury testimony, it becomes eminently clear that many members of...
  • School Board Changes 'Christmas Break' to 'Holiday Break' Over 1 Complaint

    11/28/2014 8:34:40 AM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://insider.foxnews.com ^ | november 26, 2014
    A Massachusetts school board has banned the term “Christmas Break” due to one family’s complaint. Back in September, Marshfield Schools approved a name change from “Christmas Break” to “Holiday Break.” Since then, more than 4,000 people have signed a petition, urging the schools to reconsider. This week, the school board voted to keep the name change.
  • Pope in Turkey to meet with Muslim Leaders

    11/28/2014 8:30:19 AM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2014 | Jillian Kitchener Reported.
    Published on Nov 28, 2014 Pope Francis arrives in Turkey, where he is expected to denounce violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. Jillian Kitchener report
  • WashPost on Ferguson: A Racist Town and 'Civil Rights' Landmark, Just Like Selma

    11/28/2014 8:10:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    NEWSBUSTERS ^ | NOV 28, 2014 | Tim Graham
    WashPost on Ferguson: A Racist Town and 'Civil Rights' Landmark, Just Like Selma By Tim Graham | November 28, 2014 | 8:49 AM EST As proof the national media is trying to turn Ferguson into Selma – with no appreciation of a difference in racism between Alabama in the 1960s and St. Louis in 2014 – see Krissah Thompson’s Thanksgiving Day dissertation in The Washington Post. A headline was “To many, ‘Ferguson’ is shorthand for police mistreatment of blacks.” "Though it has been less than four months since Michael Brown was killed, the town seems to have entered the pantheon...
  • CAGW Names Rep. Mike Rogers November Porker of the Month

    11/28/2014 8:09:14 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Citizens Against Government Waste ^ | November 2014 | Citizens Against Government Waste
    (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) its November Porker of the Month for his second unsuccessful attempt to convince his fellow Republican lawmakers that it would be a good idea to restore earmarks. During a closed-door meeting on November 14, 2014, by a vote of 145-67, House Republicans rebuffed Rep. Roger’s effort to earmark projects for “state, locality, public utility or other public entities.” Rep. Rogers was also named CAGW’s Porker of the Month in April 2012, after his first failed attempt to end the earmark ban on March 30, 2012. Rep....
  • I'm an Immigrant in America Thanks to Executive Action—Just Like Many of Your Ancestors Were

    11/28/2014 8:01:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    TNR ^ | 11/28/2014 | By Julia Ioffe
    This year will be the fourth year that my family will celebrate Thanksgiving without my grandfather, Yankel. It’s safe to say that Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday: Sitting at a table groaning under the otherworldly quantity of food, surrounded by his children and successful, Americanized grandchildren, he would raise toast after toast to this great country, his eyes moist with gratitude that America opened its rich embrace to him and his progeny. This year, after Obama’s executive immigration order, more than four million people might have the same impulse as my late grandfather. Even if the embrace proves temporary, it...
  • FLASHBACK: Al Sharpton demands transparency in Michael Brown case ("He had a surrender sign")

    11/28/2014 8:00:11 AM PST · by maggief · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 12, 2014
    Published on Aug 12, 2014 Al Sharpton called for transparency in the Michael Brown police shooting case. He said he knows people are angry but urged them to throw their arms up instead of turning to violence. (Aug 12, 2014)
  • Sadie Robertson Gives “All Glory To God” After Dancing With The Stars Finale

    11/28/2014 7:48:32 AM PST · by McGruff · 19 replies
    Western Jornalism ^ | November 26, 2014 | Justin Koski
    Sadie Robertson and the Duck Dynasty clan said their goodbyes to Dancing with the Stars after finishing second to actor Alfonso Riberio, better known as Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. On Sadie’s Instagram, she posted a message thanking everyone for the experience and wanted to give “all glory to God” for the time on the show. Robertson and her partner Mark Ballas performed well in their last dance and earned a perfect score of 40. But even the perfect score was not enough to land them the “glitter ball” trophy as Riberio took it home. After their performance,...
  • Time for attorney general to be for all the people

    11/28/2014 7:40:41 AM PST · by luke1825 · 5 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/25/ | Peter Lucas
    Enough already. Drop the gay stuff for a while. You were elected to be attorney general of the state of Massachusetts, not the attorney general of the gay community, despite what The Boston Globe says. Yes, it is news that Massachusetts elected its first openly gay attorney general. But you were not elected because you are gay; you were elected because you came across as a better candidate for the state's top law office than your opponent.
  • Texas A&M to Teach Aspiring Journalists How to “Put Bias Aside”

    11/28/2014 7:40:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 26, 2014 | Don Irvine
    Ten years after they eliminated journalism as a major, Texas A&M has revived the program with the goal of teaching future journalists how to be objective and unbiased in their reporting, according to the tamuTimes. texas a&m students The program will be directed by veteran journalist Dale Rice, whose journalism career spanned 35 years. Rice said that while today’s journalism can be heavy on opinion and light on objectivity, the revived major will strive to change that trend by training future journalists to report the news without bias: Our underlying philosophy is we teach students how to put bias aside...
  • Austin Police Kill Gunman After Shots Fired at 'Multiple Buildings' 
 
 


    11/28/2014 7:34:08 AM PST · by don-o · 53 replies
    NBC ^ | November 28, 2014
    A gunman was fatally shot by police after opening fire at "multiple buildings" in downtown Austin, officials in the Texas capital said early Friday. The city's police headquarters was among the buildings targeted.
  • Ferguson Protests Move To Retail Stores

    11/28/2014 7:33:21 AM PST · by blam · 33 replies
    Mail.com News ^ | 11-28-2014
    November 28, 2014 MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. Other Black Friday protests were planned in shopping centers around the nation. One in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood drew five people, one with a sign reading "Black lives matter." All five, who stood by a car, declined to be interviewed on Friday morning. Earlier in the day, about two dozen people chanted "no...
  • 'Off switch' for pain discovered: [...]

    11/28/2014 7:07:17 AM PST · by shove_it · 31 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | Saint Louis University Medical Center
    In research published in the medical journal Brain, Saint Louis University researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. and colleagues within SLU, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic institutions have discovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain including pain caused by chemotherapeutic agents and bone cancer pain suggesting a promising new approach to pain relief. The scientific efforts led by Salvemini, who is professor of pharmacological and physiological sciences at SLU, demonstrated that turning on a receptor in the brain and spinal cord counteracts chronic nerve pain in male and female rodents....
  • Sheriff Clarke ~ Irresponsible Groups Descended on Ferguson MO Like Vultures on a Roadside Carcass

    11/28/2014 7:07:14 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    A must see video. Sheriff Clarke is a Patriot! May more rise up like he is doing.
  • EUROPE'S PLUNGE INTO DEFLATION IS COMING

    11/28/2014 7:01:49 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    BI ^ | 11-28-2014 | Mike Bird
    Mike Bird November 28, 2014 Eurozone inflation figures just released put the rate at 0.3% in November, down from October's 0.4% and in line with estimates. With the recent impact of oil prices, that means deflation isn't just a possibility for the eurozone: markets are now suggesting it's the most likely outcome in a few months' time. Analysts had forecast that that the rate would come in at 0.3% again, though some suggested it could fall as low as 02% The ECB currently targets 2% inflation, but that target was last reached in the summer of 2012. These numbers increase...
  • Bondi To Lead GOP Attorneys General Group

    11/28/2014 6:54:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 11/17/14
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is headed to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach to lead a meeting with the Republican Attorneys General Association executive committee. Bondi, named the new chair of the executive committee, said in a statement the selection was “honor,” coming at “such a critical time in our country’s history.” However, Bondi has been under scrutiny recently because of news reports detailing how Washington lobbyists have sought to influence state attorneys general across the country. Reports by The New York Times and the Tampa Bay Times have raised questions about some of Bondi’s association-funded travel and whether she has...
  • White people told 'not to take up space' at Michael Brown vigil in Toronto

    11/28/2014 6:31:44 AM PST · by tellw · 63 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 28, 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    A set of rules for white people at a vigil for Michael Brown in Canada has sparked controversy with critics accusing organizers of promoting segregation. 'Non black allies' were told to 'refrain from taking up space in all ways possible' and 'never be at the centre of anything' at the event in Toronto on November 25. The Facebook page also advised white demonstrators to 'refrain from speaking to the media' and 'stand behind black folks or between us and the police'.
  • Man attempted to board JFK flight with machete, stun gun, police say

    11/28/2014 6:19:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    nj.com ^ | 11/27/14 | Paul Milo
    Jalil Dewan, 57, was stopped around 10:20 a.m. after TSA agents spotted what they believed to be a rifle, authorities said. Agents found items including two stun guns, pellet guns, starter pistols and four boxes of pellets, the agency said. Dewan, who was headed to Dubai...
  • The Democrats: A Party of Very Old Men and Women?

    11/28/2014 6:14:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2014 | By Barry Casselman
    As a person now of many accumulated years, I am not one to denigrate anyone being fully active in the senior stage of his career, but I cannot help but observe that one of the nation’s two major political parties is now being run, and offering to be run in the future, by almost exclusively some very old men and women. The exception in the Democratic Party is the current President, Barack Obama, 53, and most of those on his White House staff. They unfortunately have recently been massively rejected by the American voters. Just re-elected to their leadership posts...
  • Chuck Schumer showing the way for Democrats: democrats jumping ship on Obamacare

    11/28/2014 6:12:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Politicians have learned that ObamaCare is extremely unpopular.  It may be the most unpopular piece of legislation in recent memory.  Go to a political cemetery and count the tombstones of Democrats who voted for ObamaCare and are out of office.  The losses are historic! So what do Democrats do about ObamaCare?  How do they remove this burden from their backs? Enter Senator Schumer of New York: Speaking at the National Press Club, the influential Senate leader identified the decline of middle-class incomes as the defining challenge of the age. Democrats can only win elections, Mr. Schumer said, as “the pro-government party” – and ObamaCare...
  • Low traffic on ICC prompts calls for lower tolls to ease congestion on local roads

    11/28/2014 6:07:01 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2014 | Katherine Shaver
    Welmoed Sisson’s drive between her northern Montgomery County home and her business clients across the Maryland suburbs often includes a trip on the Intercounty Connector, a toll highway with so little traffic that Sisson can’t recall ever tapping her brakes. Almost 19 miles of pavement with no one in her way. Ever. Not even at rush hour. “It’s not an empty wasteland,” said Sisson, 54, who owns a home inspection business with her husband. “But it’s certainly nowhere near the volume of the free roads in the area. . . . It’s nice, but then again, you’re paying for that...
  • Roseanne Barr Tweets, Deletes Post About Bill Cosby

    11/28/2014 5:55:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Star Pulse ^ | 11/28/14 | Noelle Talmon
    ....Roseanne Barr tweeted a photo of her face looking battered and bruised, joking that she got into a "tussle" with Bill Cosby. In reality, the actress had gotten a chemical peel. The media immediately pounced on the comedian's post, and she deleted it. Barr since regrets doing it -- not joking about Cosby but deleting her post.
  • EPA Smog Rules: The Most Expensive and Pointless Regulation Ever

    11/28/2014 5:23:23 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/28/2014 | John Merline
    Does Missaukee County, Michigan, really have a dangerous air pollution problem? The 574-square-mile region, nestled in the northwestern part of the state's lower peninsula, is home to all of 15,000 people. Its economy consists mainly of Christmas tree, dairy and livestock farms, and summer vacationers. The nearest "cities" are Cadillac to the west (population 10,281), and Grayling to the northeast (population 1,863). Yet new smog rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday would treat this little county like Los Angeles...
  • Many Faiths, Common View on Marriage: Men and Women Are Created for Each Other

    11/28/2014 5:20:43 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 7 replies
    the daily signal ^ | November 26, 2014 | Ryan T. Anderson
    As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I’m particularly thankful for marriage—both on a personal level and for the critical role it plays in society. Today, my parents will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. And last week, I was able to join hundreds from around the world at an International Interfaith Colloquium led by Pope Francis at the Vatican on the complementarity of man and woman. The Vatican conference brought together speakers from more or less every faith tradition on earth: Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Mormon, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Taoist. The speakers hailed from 23 different countries, representing...
  • For Some, Locations Of Brown's Hands Irrelevant

    11/28/2014 5:20:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 28, 2014 | David A. Lieb,Holbrook Mohr
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death - a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.
  • Flights cancelled across Japanese...Mount Aso volcano erupts for the first time in 22 years

    11/28/2014 5:18:10 AM PST · by John W · 17 replies
    Mail Online ^ | November 28, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Dozens of flights have been cancelled across southern Japan after a volcano erupted for the first time in 22 years. Mount Aso, located about 625 miles southwest of Tokyo, on Kyushu island, has been blasting out chunks of magma since Friday morning, causing flight cancellations from Kumamoto, the nearest city, and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater. The volcano has been spewing out lava debris and smoke, shooting plumes of ash a kilometer (3,280 feet) into the sky, The Japan Meteorological Agency said.
  • British F-35B Begins Weapons Testing in the US

    11/28/2014 5:05:02 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Defense Update ^ | 27/11/2014
    The F-35B carrying two ASRAAM missiles on outboard pylons. Photo: BAE Systems In recent test series, US Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II the combined test force configured to carry weapons load operated by the Royal Air Force completed initial aircraft handling trials carrying ASRAAM and Paveway IV weapons. The tests were carried out at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD in the USA by a test team including personnel from the UK BAE Systems. Two F-35B Short Take Off / Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft, flown by Billie Flynn, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 test pilot, and Squadron Leader Andy Edgell from the...
  • Police: Suspect in downtown Austin shootings dead

    11/28/2014 4:42:52 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 28 November 2014 | Nicole Chavez
    6:25 a.m. update: A gunman targeted at least three buildings in downtown Austin — the Mexican consulate, the federal courthouse and Austin police headquarters — early Friday morning before being shot and killed by Austin police, authorities said. Assistant Chief Raul Munguia told reporters that the suspected shooter was killed near his vehicle. The suspect was found wearing a vest of some type, Munguia said, and that the suspect’s vehicle may contain an improvised explosive device. The police bomb squad has been dispatched to secure the vest and the white SUV the suspect was using. Munguia said police are also...
  • North Korea Blasts James Franco and Seth Rogen ... Again

    11/28/2014 3:42:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/27/2014 | Lee Hyo-won
    North Korea Blasts James Franco and Seth Rogen ... Again 10:22 PM PST 11/27/2014 by Lee Hyo-won Ahead of the film's release, the secretive regime says the stars deserve "stern punishment" North Korean government-controlled website Uriminzokkiri released a statement on Friday condemning The Interview, ahead of next month's opening of the film by James Franco and Seth Rogen. A statement, published under a pen name, denounces the film that depicts a farcical mission to assassinate Kim Jong Un, as an "evil act of provocation" that deserves "stern punishment." See more Kim Jong Un Is Quite Lovable in Final Trailer for...