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  • New York’s new gun laws returning unexpected results

    08/30/2014 11:19:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Genevieve Wood of the Heritage Foundation reports on a piece of news about the Empire State which came as a surprise even to me. (And it’s a subject near and dear to my heart, particularly in recent months, but more on that below.) If you had to guess which state in the US has the largest single chapter membership for the National Rifle Association and it’s associated groups, what would you say? Texas? Georgia? Good guesses, but actually it’s New York. (See update below) In just one year, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association saw its membership...
  • Rep. Peter King on ISIS crisis in America (MUST SEE)

    08/30/2014 11:12:19 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2014
    See video: Rep. Peter King on ISIS crisis in America
  • Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions (Can Lawyers be Far Behind?)

    08/30/2014 11:11:16 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/26/2014 | LUKE RUNYON
    --snip-- Some eager, inexperienced consumers have overindulged on the pot-infused food and then shown up in emergency rooms sweating and paranoid. Edibles were linked to the death of a Wyoming college student in Denver. "There's been anecdotal evidence that some of the new consumers in the legalized market were not very well informed in terms of how to safely take that product," said Lewis Koski, Colorado's marijuana enforcement director.
  • Easy Meat (Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery - pdf for entire book)

    08/30/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 1 replies
    lawandfreedomfoundation.org/ ^ | March 2014 | Peter McLoughlin
    Many girls are terrified and with reason... a girl had her tongue nailed to the table when she threatened to tell. – former government advisor, Daily Mail, 2008 The sexual abuse of children takes different social forms: from sporadic child abductions, to organised child pornography rings, to abuse by parents or care-home staff. All of it is awful, and none of it should be ignored. The phenomenon of gangs of men who loiter with impunity around schoolgirls, luring them into a life of addiction and prostitution is a distinct category of child sexual abuse, but a category that the authorities...
  • On the dismissal of the Chris McDaniel challenge in Mississippi

    08/30/2014 11:06:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The news came out yesterday afternoon that yet another blow had been dealt to Chris McDaniel’s ongoing challenge to his runoff election against Thad Cochran. The ruling seemed to bear very little – if any – relevance to questions about voting improprieties at the ballot box, and everything to do with some paperwork. A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s challenge to that state’s June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory and bringing longtime Sen. Thad Cochran one step closer to...
  • Russia Says It Will Respond To NATO Troop Rotations In East

    08/30/2014 11:00:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | August 27, 2014 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL
    Moscow says it will take steps to respond if NATO begins regular troop rotations in the easternmost NATO-member countries. Russia's permanent mission to NATO said via Twitter on August 27 that Russia's reaction would be "with a view to ensure its security." The remarks come after NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced the troop rotations for NATO's eastern members in an interview published on August 26 by Britain's "The Guardian" newspaper. Rasmussen said the troops rotations would be carried out at "very high frequency" so that "any potential aggressor" would know an attack on the NATO host country would...
  • Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    08/30/2014 10:55:08 AM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. Some tax professionals are worried that federal and state insurance marketplaces won't be able to get those forms out in time, creating the risk of delayed tax refunds for millions of consumers. The same federal agency that had trouble launching HealthCare.gov last fall is facing the heaviest lift. The Health and Human Services Department must send out millions of the forms, which are like W-2s for people getting tax credits...
  • Seven NATO allies to create new rapid reaction force-report

    08/30/2014 10:44:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:41pm EDT | Reuters
    Aug 29 (Reuters) - Seven NATO allies plan to create a new rapid reaction force of at least 10,000 soldiers as part of plans to boost NATO defences in response to Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the Financial Times reported on Friday.
  • Kurdish Forces Control Iraq-Syria Border Town [Cut Off ISIS Movement Back Into Syria]

    08/30/2014 10:43:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 30.08.2014 | Mewan Dolamari
    Kurdish Peshmerga force in Rabia a town on the Iraqi-Syria border News / Kurdistan Kurdish Forces Control Iraq-Syria Border Town 30.08.2014  Mewan Dolamari BasNews, Erbil   Kurdish Peshmerga forces, with the help of US military planes, have taken complete control of Rabia, a town located on the Iraq – Syria border.   On Saturday, a Kurdish military source told BasNews correspondent in Rabia that the Peshmerga  now control the strategically important area, holding the border between Iraq and Syria.   “Now, Rabia is totally under the control of Peshmerga forces and the advances of Islamic State (IS) militants from...
  • Putin says Russia must strengthen its economic, military position in Arctic

    08/30/2014 10:40:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:11am EDT | Reuters
    Aug 29 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Moscow had to strengthen its position, economically and militarily, in the resource rich Arctic region, where other countries are vying for influence.
  • Exclusive: Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in single Ukraine battle - Russian rights activists

    08/30/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:11pm EDT | Thomas Grove
    (Reuters) - More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a single battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts from eyewitnesses and relatives of the dead.
  • Russia denies its aircraft violated Finland's airspace: reports

    08/30/2014 10:25:31 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:02am EDT | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Russia's defense ministry has denied that a Russian aircraft entered Finnish airspace, local media quoted the ministry as saying on Sunday. Finland's defense ministry said a day ago it suspected a Russian state aircraft briefly entered its airspace over the Gulf of Finland without permission on Saturday afternoon.
  • 'Stamp Out This Disease': Kerry Calls on the World to Help Defeat ISIS [Crybaby's Help?]

    08/30/2014 10:25:15 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    NBCNews ^ | August 30, 2014
    'Stamp Out This Disease': Kerry Calls on the World to Help Defeat ISIS Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for a "much fuller response" to fight against brutal Islamist militants in Iraq, and suggested that "airstrikes alone won't defeat this enemy." Kerry — in an op-ed published in The New York Times on Friday — wrote that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) isn't satisfied wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, and "poses a threat well beyond that region" that could include strikes in the U.S. as well as "anywhere they could manage to travel undetected."
  • Venezuelans Don't Like The Idea Of Being Fingerprinted Just To Buy Groceries

    08/30/2014 10:20:43 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 8-30-2014 | Alexandra Ulmer
    Alexandra Ulmer, Reuters August 29, 2014 CARACAS (Reuters) - A government plan to combat Venezuela's food shortages by fingerprinting shoppers in grocery stores has sparked a backlash ranging from violent street protests to social media campaigns ridiculing the idea. Shoppers have for more than a year struggled to find basic goods including cooking oil, powdered milk and corn flour as well as detergent, shampoo and diapers. Apart from a short supply of dollars for imports, the shortages have been blamed on heavy subsidies that allow shoppers to stock up on staples and resell them in neighboring Colombia or on the...
  • Polish president warns Germany of Putin's 'empire' ambitions

    08/30/2014 10:17:08 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:36am EDT | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Polish President Bronis law Komorowski said that Vladimir Putin is trying to build a new Russian empire for Moscow and that the region now had to choose whether it wanted "a Cossack Europe or a democratic one".
  • CIA Now Admits That President Obama Is A Radical Islamic Enemy of America

    08/30/2014 10:13:39 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 30, 2014 | Vicky Nissen
    CIA Now Admits That President Obama Is A Radical Islamic Enemy of America Vicky Nissen August 28, 2014 It’s an explosive charge, one that practically accuses the president of treason. If you want to receive further articles, please click on SUBSCRIBE. Today, a former CIA agent bluntly told the newspaper, World Net Daily, that America has switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama. Clare Lopez was willing to say what a few members of Congress have said in private, but declined to say on-the-record. Clare M. Lopez is the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the...
  • Most Americans are Financially Illiterate: Only 34% can answer these three basic questions correctly

    08/30/2014 10:09:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/29/2014 | Mark Skousen
    “The college educated are more likely to own stocks and less prone to use high-cost borrowing.” — Journal of Economic Literature Financial literacy is important, but sadly, only a handful of states require students to take personal finance or an investment course. I earned a Ph. D. in economics and never took a class in accounting, business or personal finance! How bad is financial education in this country? In 2008, two economists came up with three simple questions to test the financial knowledge of citizens 55 years or older. See how well you do: 1. Suppose you had $100 in...
  • Potentially Explosive – On Scene Evidence

    08/30/2014 10:08:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-30-14 | sundance
    Initially we thought the item identified at the base of the drivers door was brass shell casings as a consequence of Officer Darren Wilson discharging his firearm while under assault by Mike Brown. (click to enlarge)
  • UKRAINE Mariupol: More than a thousand lined in HUMAN CHAIN [Can NON-VIOLENT PROTEST STILL WORK?]

    Residents in the district of Mariupol East evening of August 30 lined up in a human chain The action involves more than one thousand. Persons, their number is growing, reports 0629 . Human chain comes to the checkpoint from the captured Russian troops Novoazovsk. Many brought with them the symbols of Ukraine, some protesters dressed in embroidered. Residents stood shoulder to shoulder in a line. It stretched for several kilometers. Thus Mariupol oppose military action in the city and hope to stop the Russian tanks. "We are for peace. We want to live in Ukraine. We do not want war,"...
  • UKRAINE: [NSDC] The advent Russian troops in direction of Novoazovsk - Mariupol SLOWED [PRAISE GOD]

    ATU forces keep busy position, reported in the National Security Council Council of National Security and Defense claims that the Ukrainian military confidently hold positions in the occupied zone of antiterrorist operation As reported by the National Security Council, on the direction Novoazovsk - Mariupol attack Russian troops bogged down. In Mariupol established and operational headquarters of the Territorial Defence. The Security Council stressed that on August 30, the Russians made another attempt to spread false information about the situation in the zone of the ATO. "In particular, in the first report said that the terrorists allegedly broke through...
  • Iraq begins major operation to free jihadist-besieged town

    08/30/2014 9:21:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Iraqi security forces, Shiite militiamen and Kurdish fighters launched a major operation today to break the more than two-month jihadist siege of a Shi'ite Turkmen-majority town, officials said. The operation has been in the works for days, with Iraqi aircraft carrying out strikes and forces massing for the drive toward Amerli, which has been besieged since militants led by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group launched a major offensive in June. Residents face major shortages of food and water, and are in danger both because of their Shiite faith, which jihadists consider heresy, and their resistance to the militants, which...
  • A failed journey: Central American migrants turned back before US border

    08/30/2014 9:11:48 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 26 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | AUGUST 30, 2014 | Seth Robbins
    SAN SALVADOR — When 5-year-old Georgina first saw her older brother and cousin descend from the bus that brought them back from Mexico, she let out a joyful scream. But her aunt sobbed and her mother couldn’t bear to look. For them, the return of Ismael and Abraham – after just eight days en route to the United States – marked a quick and painful defeat for their family. They had mortgaged their home to pay $8,000 for a coyote to smuggle the cousins to the US. The teens left El Salvador after gangs had repeatedly threatened them with forced...
  • Race-Baiting CNN Falls For Another Trayvonesque Hoax

    08/30/2014 9:06:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 29, 2014 | Editorial
    Media Activism: Desperate to frame the shooting death of Michael Brown in racial terms, CNN has bitten hard on what appears to be faked evidence. The network did the same thing during the Trayvon Martin case. A sketchy audiotape CNN breathlessly claimed could be a game changer in the shooting turns out to be as credible as the bogus audio it hyped of George Zimmerman muttering a racial slur.The network spent the better part of last week pushing the "exclusive" story that a tape it obtained records Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson firing 10 shots at Brown in two volleys.
  • Woo hoo!! The end is near!! Less than $4.5k to go!! We can do this. [FReepathon Thread XLVI]

    08/30/2014 9:06:22 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    Dear FRiends, Woo hoo!! The goal! is within reach! Less than $4.5k to go!! We should have this FReepathon wrapped up very soon. If you enjoy using FR and find it worthwhile and would like to help us keep it going, please consider making your donation today. Thank you all very much!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by liberty loving people like you who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party, no advertisers, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers, no government subsidies, no outside influences. We are user-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our...
  • New Obama plan calls for implanted computer chips to help U.S. troops heal

    08/30/2014 8:57:51 AM PDT · by 444Flyer · 37 replies
    The Washington Post.com ^ | 8-27-14 | Dan Lamothe
    <p>When President Obama on Tuesday highlighted 19 executive actions he says he is taking to improve the mental health of U.S. troops and veterans, one of them centered on a particularly novel effort: The development of new computer chips designed to modulate the nervous system to help with everything from arthritis to post-traumatic stress.</p>
  • Maine sees first below freezing temperatures since spring

    08/30/2014 8:37:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    wmtw.com ^ | 8/30/2014 | Craig Smith
    Parts of northern Maine saw the first below freezing temperatures since spring, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou.
  • President Obama needs to focus on how the United States can meet global challenges

    08/30/2014 8:33:26 AM PDT · by Mariner · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Aug 30, 2014 | Editorial Board
    RESIDENT OBAMA’S acknowledgment that “we don’t have a strategy yet” in Syria understandably attracted the most attention after his perplexing meeting with reporters Thursday. But his restatement of the obvious was not the most dismaying aspect of his remarks. The president’s goal, to the extent he had one, seemed to be to tamp down all the assessments of gathering dangers that his own team had been issuing over the previous days. This argument with his own administration is alarming on three levels. The first has to do with simple competence. One can only imagine the whiplash that foreign leaders must...
  • Britain facing 'greatest terrorist threat' in history

    08/30/2014 8:30:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 8/29/2014 | Tom Whitehead, and Steven Swinford
    Britain faces the “greatest and deepest” terror threat in the country’s history, David Cameron warned as he pledged emergency measures to tackle extremists. The UK threat level was raised to “severe” — its second highest — meaning that a terrorist attack is “highly likely” in light of the growing danger from British jihadists returning from Iraq and Syria. The Prime Minister said that the risk posed by Isil (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) will last for “decades” and raised the prospect of an expanding terrorist nation “on the shores of the Mediterranean”. He disclosed that Isil had...
  • Finland plans large-scale military exercise on Russian border

    08/30/2014 8:26:52 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    Uutiset ^ | 30.8.2014 16:35 | Uutiset
    Finnish defence forces announced on Saturday that they are to conduct an unusually large-scale military exercise close to the Russian border next summer. Up to 8,000 reservist troops from all regiments will take part in training in the border district of Pielinen Karelia in June 2015. Major Markku Vääntänen said military exercises on this scale are only organised in the region about once every ten years. The training will be the defence forces' principal exercise event next year.
  • Celebrities, Congressional Black Caucus: Let's Nationalize Police

    08/30/2014 8:20:23 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 August 2014 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Celebrities, Congressional Black Caucus: Let's Nationalize Police The New American 30 August 2014 Prominent celebrities and Congressional Black Caucus leaders endorsed a major nationalization of local police forces in a letter to President Obama. Full Article:http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/19025-celebrities-congressional-black-caucus-let-s-nationalize-police
  • Obamacare is Affecting Everyone

    08/30/2014 6:38:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Millions of people are out of work and can’t find a job. Many of those who have jobs are being forced to work part-time instead of full-time. And those who have full-time jobs are in for a nasty surprise. Next year’s take home pay is like likely to be smaller than what they earn right now.In all cases the reason is the same: Obamacare.Why can’t people find a job? Three Federal Reserve Banks – in Philadelphia, New York and Atlanta – have released business surveys that confirm what many of us have been predicting. The new health law is discouraging...
  • Muslim Gang Rapists are Springing Up Everywhere. Why Can't We Be Honest About It?

    08/30/2014 8:08:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Milo Yiannopoulos
    The notorious Sydney gang rapes in 2000 were committed by Lebanese Australians. Muslim men raped women and girls as young as 14. Australia, being a sensible sort of place, identified that the rapists were targeting white girls and branded these monstrous acts "racially-motivated hate crimes." Because that's what they looked like: one ethnicity was specifically targeting another. The Australian girls were vulnerable, and they were abused by Middle Eastern men who considered them "trash." Had these men been at home, they would have raped their own, but in another country, women from outside their own "community" were preferable victims. Elsewhere...
  • Russia effectively at war with EU: Lithuanian president

    08/30/2014 7:51:44 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:03am EDT | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Russia is at war with Ukraine and so effectively at war with Europe, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said on Saturday, calling on Europe to supply Kiev with military equipment.
  • the dangers isis and its progeny pose toregional and global peace

    08/30/2014 7:42:34 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) ^ | no date | European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ)
    By way of introduction, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) is an international, Non- Governmental Organisation, dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights and to furthering the rule of law in international affairs. The ECLJ has held Special Consultative Status before the United Nations/ECOSOC since 20071. ECLJ thanks the Human Rights Council for the opportunity to submit this statement. On 4 July 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the so-called “Islamic State” (formerly known as ISIS2 or ISIL3), delivered a sermon at the Grand Mosque in Mosul, Iraq. He claimed the mantle of caliph and called on fellow...
  • Al-Sisi: Turkey, Qatar “Spread Chaos” in Arab World

    Earlier this week, the Jerusalem Post reported that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had harsh words for the countries of Turkey and Qatar. The Egyptian president told a group of newspaper editors that “Qatar, Turkey and the international organization of the Brotherhood are currently establishing many companies, newspapers and websites. They allocated hundreds of millions of dollars to spread chaos among the Arab nation, destabilizing Egypt and destroying the Egyptians.” Turkey and Qatar supported the rule of al-Sisi’s predecessor, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, who is currently on trial for a number of offenses including conspiring to kill political opponents....
  • Corruption in the City of Waldo exposed (FL)

    08/30/2014 7:27:19 AM PDT · by bamahead · 23 replies
    Ocala Post ^ | August 28, 2014
    Waldo, Florida — Many have heard the shocking stories about a little Florida town named Waldo — also known as America’s Worst Speed Trap. Over the years multiple complaints have been filed against the Waldo Police Department in regards to the tactics used by their police force. And with every complaint, city officials turned their heads. Yesterday, five Waldo Police Officers came forward and told city council that they had been under strict orders to meet a quota for traffic tickets under the command of Waldo Police Chief Mike Szabo and City Manager Kim Worley. Writing tickets to meet a...
  • What's Obama's strategy?

    08/30/2014 6:53:38 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Sun News ^ | 8-29-2014 | Ezra Levant
    What's Obama's strategy? August 29, 2014 20:32 The US Commander in Chief doesn't have a strategy to deal with ISIS in Syria.
  • Saudi king warns West will be jihadists' next target

    08/30/2014 6:50:19 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Augusy 30,2014
    Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action. "If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month," he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station. "Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East," said the king who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony on Friday for new ambassadors, including a...
  • white house blames media for obama 'no strategy' comment

    08/30/2014 6:46:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Brietbart.com ^ | 8/29/14 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest took great lengths to explain why President Obama’s comment about having no strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria. “I don't want to put the cart before the horse,” Obama said during his press conference yesterday. “We don't have a strategy yet.”
  • Fore! Feds hunt for fraud at the golf course

    08/30/2014 6:43:42 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 30, 2014 | PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST
    When you dish out illegal stock tips at the golf course, there are no mulligans. This summer the Securities and Exchange Commission has brought insider trading cases that center on the relationships between golfing buddies and how their chitchat in the tee box or at the 19th hole turned into lucrative and illegal trading bonanzas. In July and August, the SEC filed two separate charges involving golf connections, including one targeting seven friends who regularly hit the links at Oakley Country Club just outside of Boston. The SEC charged they made more than $554,000 through illegal trades involving information shared...
  • Homosexuality and Abortion Greatest Democratic Party Values

    08/30/2014 6:28:31 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 21 replies
    Vanity | 8/29/2014 | Vanity
    Is there any doubt that homosexuality and abortion are the greatest values the Democratic Party and the Mainstream media has these days? Whenever homosexuality or abortion is questioned, the Democratic party and the media throw a conniption fit. Their panties are in a wad and they come out attacking. Take those who say the states have the rights to vote issues into their constitutions and govern their own people. Lately, activist judges have called such marriage laws unconstitutional. Immediately the mainstream media and the democratic party have a cow. Recently, the state of Texas said that abortion clinics must meet...
  • Shhh, Mr. President: When world already thinks you’re weak, saying as much on live TV is a mistake

    08/30/2014 6:22:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    SHHH, MR. PRESIDENT Because I have been on an extended road trip, I haven’t followed the news as closely as I might “They don’t call it a multi-state killing spree for nothing” — The Couch). But from the broad brushstrokes I take it that the president is just crushing it. Everything is falling into place. He had to send Joe Biden off to Office Depot to get more notepads because he’s checking off everything on his to-do lists so quickly. (Biden came back with a ten-gallon jug of Elmer’s glue, some pink-unicorn duct tape, and an office chair he won’t...
  • Peshmerga Retake Oil Town, Closes in on Zumar

    08/30/2014 6:07:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    BasNews, Dohuk ^ | 30.08.2014
    Smoke rises from Ain Zalah oil field in Northern Iraq News / Kurdistan Peshmerga Retake Oil Town, Closes in on Zumar 30.08.2014 BasNews, Dohuk    Kurdish Peshmerga forces have completely retaken the oil rich town Ain Zalah and all associated oil fields in Northern Iraq.   A BasNews correspondent in the region has revealed that on Saturday Peshmerga forces took control of the town of Ain Zalah, a mixed town near Zumar in Northern Iraq, along with all the oil wells in the town.   A few days ago, when the Peshmerga attacks began, Islamic State (IS) jihadists set...
  • Maryland Shines Spotlight on War of 1812

    08/30/2014 5:56:17 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 45 replies
    The Wall St Journal (free) ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | SCOTT CALVERT CONNECT
    State Has Awarded $5.5 Million in Grants for Celebrations, Research and Education A historian gives cutlass lessons to children at Fort McHenry in Baltimore on Thursday. Melissa Golden for The Wall Street Journal BALTIMORE—Maryland officials are on a campaign to elevate the profile of the War of 1812, a historically unpopular conflict that ended in a draw with Britain and has long been overshadowed by the Revolutionary and Civil wars. The state is planning a weeklong festival next month to mark the 200th anniversary of the city's defense in 1814, which inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the poem that...
  • Waldo cops say they've been under ticket quota by Chief Mike Szabo

    08/30/2014 5:55:26 AM PDT · by bamahead · 76 replies
    WPTV - West Palm Beach ^ | August 27, 2014 | AP
    WALDO — Five Florida police officers told the Waldo City Council that they’ve been under a quota to write traffic tickets, which is a violation of Florida law. The Gainesville Sun reports Officer Brandon Roberts told council members on Tuesday night they were required by Chief Mike Szabo to write 12 speeding tickets per 12-hour shift, or face punishment. He offered an electronic presentation and printed emails as evidence. Roberts said they were speaking up because they no longer have faith in their “chain of command.” Waldo was ranked as the nation’s third worst speed trap by a national publication...
  • Latest Big Lie: ‘We Have No Strategy’

    08/30/2014 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Bruce Buckley · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 29, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. That’s because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering. The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies....
  • See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil (The liberal Economist: Rotherham rapes)

    08/30/2014 5:46:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    OVER the past few years it has sometimes seemed as though no news bulletin goes by without an awful account of child sex abuse. Celebrities and children’s entertainers, including Rolf Harris and the late Jimmy Savile, have been revealed as molesters; so have some teachers and clerics. The latest horror was laid bare on August 26th, in a report into the sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham, a poor northern English town. The report is also painful for what it suggests about race relations in Britain. The investigation by Alexis Jay, a former chief inspector of social work, uncovers a...
  • Mapping the path for Charlie Crist to be elected Florida governor again [Team Obama Managing]

    08/30/2014 5:39:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Adam C Smith
    .....How does the former Republican governor make history by getting elected governor again as a Democrat? The plan essentially boils down to matching Sink's performance — the former chief financial officer lost to Scott by 1.2 percentage points, less than 62,000 votes — and then, through sophisticated computer modelling, analytics and voter targeting, to modestly improve on her showing among various voter groups that make up Florida's complicated electoral mosaic. "We know the universe we have to turn out," said Omar Khan, Crist's campaign manager and one of many Obama campaign veterans helping Crist. "Every decision we make and everything...
  • Japan: Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool

    08/30/2014 5:38:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Aug. 30, 2014
    Heavy equipment falls into Fukushima reactor pool →National Aug. 30, 2014 - 06:55AM JST ( 28 ) TOKYO — A 400-kilogram machine part fell into a nuclear fuel pool at Japan’s crippled Fukushima plant Friday, the operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), said it had not detected any significant changes in radiation readings or in the level of pool water at the No. 3 reactor. A massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 ravaged Japan’s northeastern coast and wrecked the plant, sparking meltdowns at three of its six reactors.
  • Disowned and forgotten: Russian soldiers in Ukraine

    08/30/2014 5:26:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    DW ^ | Aug. 30, 2014
    Russia Disowned and forgotten: Russian soldiers in Ukraine A Russian parliamentarian and human rights observers are demanding Russia finally admit its own soldiers are fighting in Ukraine. The soldiers are risking their lives, they say, in an undeclared war. The official Russian version of events is as follows: In eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian army is battling Ukrainian army rebels, the so called "people's militia." A civil war is taking place between the nation's own people. Russian human rights observers, however, assume that Russian soldiers have long been involved in the war in eastern Ukraine. They are convinced that not only...