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  • Dallas ambulance crew exposed to Ebola patient test negative for virus

    10/01/2014 7:24:10 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Oct 1, 2014 6:55pm IST | Jon Herskovitz
    Oct 1 (Reuters) - All three members of Dallas ambulance crew exposed to a patient who developed Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the City of Dallas said on Wednesday. The crew members have been quarantined. They will be closely monitored for the next 21 days, the city said on its Twitter feed.
  • Oil, Rail Industries Want 7 Years To Fix Tank Cars

    10/01/2014 7:23:30 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    AP via Rig Zone ^ | September 30, 2014 | Joan Lowy
    The oil and railroad industries are urging U.S. regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires... ...jointly asking the Department of Transportation for six to 12 months for rail tank car manufacturers to gear up to retrofit tens of thousands of cars and another three years to retrofit older cars.... ...also want three years after that to retrofit newer tank cars manufactured since 2011, known as "1232 cars,"......
  • Lena Dunham Warns Women GOP Could Affect Your Sex Life: Steps into toss-up Senate races

    10/01/2014 7:22:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/01/2014 | Rod Kackley
    Women have been warned in a Planned Parenthood Action Fund email [1] that Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan, who is running for the U.S. Senate, and three other GOPs could “affect their sex lives.”The warning came from Lena Dunham, the creator and start of the HBO series Girls. In the email Dunham urged women to remember Thom Tillis, who’s challenging Sen. Kay Hagan (D) in North Carolina, “stuck a bunch of abortion restrictions into a bill that was supposed to be about motorcycle safety.”She also wrote that Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa running for the Senate who made hog...
  • 920 chickens beaten to death with golf club at California farm

    More than 900 chickens at a California farm were beaten to death with a golf club last month, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The gruesome scene was discovered Sept. 20 at the Foster Farms chicken shed in Fresno. Authorities believe at least one person broke into the farm and slaughtered 920 chickens. "Whoever did something like this is pretty sick," Deputy Chris Curtis told the paper. "It would take a long time to do itPeople should be alarmed at something like that."
  • Deleted Sermons Reveal Close Ties Between Muslim CAIR and Beheader's Mosque (Update)

    Breitbart News was able to secure through direct URLs the past two Friday Khutbahs (sermons) preached at the ISGOC (Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City), which are believed to have been deleted off of the Mosques website shortly after Islamic radical Alton Nolen beheaded an innocent woman at his workplace. Breitbart News has found evidence of inextricable bonds between the Oklahoma City Mosque and the group CAIR (Council On American-Islamic Relations). During his September 19, 2014 sermon, Imam Imad Enchassi referred to CAIR Oklahoma City Executive Director Adam Soltani as someone who doesnt do anything without consulting me. After Alton...
  • Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

    10/01/2014 7:07:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/01/2014 | Damian Carington
    The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientists at WWF and the Zoological Society of London found. If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news, said Professor Ken Norris, ZSLs director of science. But that is happening in the great outdoors. This damage is not inevitable but a consequence of the way...
  • UKRAINE Kharkiv:

    10/01/2014 7:06:45 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    March the heroes-Going on You! Kharkiv The Ukrainian Insurgent Army's strength, a force which has not failed to challenge the invaders, but also has become a real symbol of the will of the Ukrainian people, a symbol of courage and victory for many generations! Regiment of special purpose "Azov" initiates holding of the solemn commemoration of the heroes of our homeland that for centuries have been fighting for independence. Outside all cities of Ukraine once again hear the battle cry of the best sons of our land. Cry, which for centuries the famous fighters for independence of our Ukraine marched...
  • Obamas Mixed Messages on War: Bombing ISIS while cutting defense spending

    10/01/2014 7:01:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Its funny how President Obama is always talking about I and me whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly its they and we when mistakes are made. For instance, for years Obama boasted about how he ended the Iraq War and how he withdrew American troops. You know I say what I mean and I mean what I say, he boasted on the campaign trail in 2012. I said Id end the war in Iraq. I ended it. Then, over the summer, as one Iraqi city after another fell to Islamic State militants, and as critics insisted that Obamas...
  • Retailers called on to ban guns in stores

    10/01/2014 6:53:02 AM PDT · by Third Person · 25 replies
    WTNH New Haven ^ | September 30th, 2014 | Mark Davis
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) Should malls and stores ban the carrying of firearms? Connecticuts two U.S. Senators are calling on the nations retailers to voluntarily ban guns in the name of public safety. A new FBI report indicates that there is an active shooter incident in this country now about once in every three weeks and nearly half of those incidents occur in malls, stores and other businesses. The Target department store chain made headlines this summer when they asked their gun owning customers to leave guns at home while shopping saying firearms create an environment at odds with family friendly...
  • Yes, Obama Knew about ISIS [Dereliction of Duty]

    10/01/2014 6:51:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Yesterday, we said that President Obama was either recklessor incompetent. He either didn't pay attention at the briefing orkept the country in the dark aboutISIS.Today, I'm leaning toward the irresponsible, or a major dereliction of duty that we have not seen in U.S. history. According toa U.K. newspaper, President Obama was told about ISIS back in 2012, or before the presidential campaign: President Barack Obama's intelligence briefings have provided him with specific information since before he won re-election in 2012 about the growing threat of the terror group now known alternatively as ISIS and ISIL, an administration insider told MailOnline...
  • Is Baghdad about to fall to ISIS?

    10/01/2014 6:49:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2014 | Rick Moran
    Two days ago, the British newspaper, the Independent, carried a story that ISIS was "one mile" from Baghdad.Editor Lifson and I went back and forth on whether we should post on the startling news. In the end. we couldn't find another reliable source so we decided to hold off. Today, other sources are reporting that there are, indeed, "intense clashes" on the outskirts of Baghdad with a combination of ISIS and al-Qaeda fighters. And the Iraqi army appears to be wavering. To highlight the serious nature of the threat to Iraq's capital, British and American planes have pounded ISIS positions...
  • Among the Kurds: Kurds report seeing trains and black clad ISIS soldiers going from Turkey to Syria.

    10/01/2014 6:47:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/01/2014 | Fran Fawcett Peterson
    My Kurdish friends tell me the situation right now is grim along the Turkish border. The Kurdish fighters have escorted their families across the border from Kobani and are being prevented from returning to continue the fight against ISIS. If Kobani falls, ISIS will be handed a huge swath of territory right on the Turkish border. They say the US air strikes are not helping the Kurds and that ISIS right now has them outgunned and out manned. I have spent a great deal of the past 18 months amongst the Kurds in Turkey. As a learned gentleman from a...
  • UKRAINE: Military Baptised UKRAINE

    "Kiev" Fighter 12 battalion Baptism
  • Florida to mail out $200 million in college refunds, week before election

    10/01/2014 6:35:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    yahoo/reuters ^ | 9/30/14 | Bill Cotterell
    Just before Election Day, thousands of Florida families who participate in prepaid college savings plans will receive refunds, or major cuts in their monthly payments, and Governor Rick Scott is not shy about taking credit for the windfall. ....political observers say the governor is well within campaign ethics boundaries.... Scott is seeking re-election... A bipartisan higher-education package approved by the state legislature this spring slashed the annual tuition increases at state universities, eliminating them altogether for most colleges. The reductions mean refunds totaling nearly $200 million for about 18,000 families with paid-up tuition plans purchased since 2008, when the differential...
  • American incompetence in a world spinning out of control

    10/01/2014 6:35:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    nypost.com ^ | John Podheretz
    An intruder made his way across the White House lawn and through the building almost to the Obama living quarters before being stopped by a Secret Service officer who was off duty: This chilling news is more than just a kind of melodramatic movie scenario come true. Next to the military, the Secret Service is probably the most highly regarded institution within the executive branch. Or it was. Now we learn its agents cant catch a guy running across the White House lawn; cant stop the guy at the front door; cant get to him before he gets to the...
  • estonia buys up used dutch tanks (swedish ifvs)

    10/01/2014 6:34:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    NL Times ^ | October 1 2014 | Janene Van Jaarsveldt
    The Netherlands is selling 44 combat vehicles to Estonia. Minister Hennis-Plasschaert (Defense) expects the sales contract to be signed in December. The Swedish manufactured CV90 vehicles are still relatively new. They were commissioned by the Dutch army in 2008. Due to cut backs that were agreed on last year, 44 of the 176 vehicles will be sold The Netherlands and Estonia will exchange information on the use and maintenance of the vehicles. NATO is putting more military resources in the Baltic States as they feel a threat from Russia. The Netherlands will provide 4 F-16s to help monitor airspace.
  • Why Ive spent ten of the last 20 years in prison for defending the unborn

    10/01/2014 6:28:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/30/14 | Linda Gibbons
    Linda Gibbons awaits arrest outside a Toronto abortion facility. Editor’s note: Linda Gibbons has been in prison since an August 7 arrest in Toronto while she witnessed to life outside an abortion facility protected by an injunction. Her case goes to trial November 12. She wrote the following letter this month to explain her ongoing mission. This article is a reflection on my ten years of bearing witness for life in front of Toronto's several abortuaries. My intention is not an apology for the reason, cause or purpose I engage in civil disobedience against injunctions in place at these death...
  • the paradox of admiral gorshkov

    10/01/2014 6:28:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Center for International Maritime Security ^ | October 1 2014 | JESSICA HUCKABEY
    This article is part of CIMSECs Forgotten Naval Strategists Week. Its time to discuss the Soviet Navy, so dust off your Norman Polmar guides and your early Tom Clancy novels. Or just ask an old salt and Cold War vet if the Red Fleet used to be a big deal. You might even check with Vladimir Putin, who is well aware of this recent yet quickly forgotten chapter in Russian history. Putin would no doubt fondly recall the man responsible for the rise of the Soviet Navy and for its operational and intellectual direction in its heyday: Admiral Sergei Gorshkov....
  • If Planned Parenthood Collapses, So Does the Abortion Industry

    10/01/2014 6:18:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/30/14 | Jill Stanek
    Had Planned Parenthood gone under in 1986, the abortion industry would hardly have noticed. At the time Planned Parenthood was committing only 6.2% of all U.S. abortions.That was then.With a total of 342 abortion clinics at last count (174 surgical/168 medical), Planned Parenthood now owns 46% of the remaining 751 abortion clinics in the U.S.Planned Parenthoods biggest abortion surge has been in the field of medical (RU-486) abortions. Planned Parenthood operates 90% of all U.S. medical abortion clinics, according to AbortionDocs.org. Heres a chart from STOPP.org:By 2011, the latest figures available, Planned Parenthood was responsible for 31.6% of the U.S....
  • Eurofighter has manufacturing fault: Germany

    10/01/2014 6:14:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    (MENAFN - AFP) A manufacturing fault has been discovered in the Eurofighter Typhoon warplanes, Germany said Tuesday, announcing it was suspending deliveries of the sophisticated jets. The news was another blow to the troubled and costly Eurofighter programme -- and raised concerns over the use of the planes. According to Germany's defence ministry, the defect discovered was in the rear fuselage of the twin-engine multirole fighter. As a result, Berlin has decided to cut the time its Eurofighters spend in the air each year in half, from 3,000 hours to 1,500 hours. The news website Spiegel Online reported that, in...
  • Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

    10/01/2014 6:10:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 1, 2014 | DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGARD
    DALLAS (AP) The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, federal health officials said Tuesday. They would not reveal his nationality or age. Authorities have begun tracking down family, friends and anyone else who may have come in close contact with him and could be at risk. Officials said there...
  • Ebola Outbreak Halted

    10/01/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT · by Prophet2520 · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept 30, 2014 | Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    ... After the first patient a dying Liberian-American flew into Lagos on July 20, Ebola spread to 20 other people there and in a smaller city, Port Harcourt. They have all now died or recovered, and the cure rate 60 percent was unusually high for an African outbreak. Meanwhile, local health workers paid 18,500 face-to-face visits to repeatedly take the temperatures of nearly 900 people who had contact with them. The last confirmed case was detected on Aug. 31, and virtually all contacts have passed the 21-day incubation period without falling ill.
  • ICYMI: Trey Gowdy Destroys Director of Secret Service Over 2011 Shooting Incident

    10/01/2014 5:52:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Secret Service Director Julia Pierson fielded questions from furious and skeptical lawmakers after a number of serious failures by the agency to properly protect the President. Pierson started her testimony by saying she "takes full responsibility" for the failures, especially the most recent incident of fence jumper Omar Gonzales making it all the way inside the White House, but failed to answer a number of questions.Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy questioned Pierson on a shooting incident that occurred at the White House in 2011. Pierson failed to provide adequate answers as to why that incident was first classified as simply...
  • Morning Joe Friction Over Whether Pierson Was Affirmative Action Hire Has Geist Smirking at Mika

    10/01/2014 5:42:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imus would call it a "tension convention." There was palpable friction among members of the Morning Joe team today on the question of whether Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was an affirmative action hire. By the end, the almost unfailingly affable Willie Geist was smirking in frustration at Mika Brzezinski. When Brzezinski first broached the sensitive-for-liberals subject, she suggested that she was going to go further than her male colleagues dared. But by the time she circled back to the topic, Mika had for some reason lost her nerve. She was suddenly so cautious that Donny Deutsch chided her for...
  • CARROLL: Energy grid not free for all

    10/01/2014 5:39:18 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 01 oct 2014 | Frank Carroll
    It seems counter-intuitive and more than a little greedy to spend tens of thousands of dollars building green energy facilities so you can live off the grid and then fight the power company because they arent paying you for the extra power you give back to the grid. Lets have our cake and eat it, too. Most people invest in solar panels and wind energy to relieve themselves of the burden and insecurity of depending on the giant energy grid most of us depend upon. And it is a dependable grid. Not having power in America is not common and...
  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    10/01/2014 5:38:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/1/14 | Jeffrey H Anderson
    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare. A large plurality 44 percent wants to see Obamacare repealed replaced with a conservative alternative. A much smaller group 16 percent wants to see it repealed but not replaced. Less than one in three respondents 32 percent would like to keep Obamacare, whether in its current form or in amended form. So, with a conservative alternative in play, 60 percent of Americans support repeal, while only 32 percent oppose it.
  • Ebola Flies Into Dallas

    10/01/2014 5:36:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2014 | Neil Munro
    An Ebola victim has flown in from Liberia and has now been placed in an isolation ward at a Dallas hospital. This individual left Liberia on the 19th of September, arrived in the U.S. on the 20th of September [and] had no symptoms when departing Liberia or when entering this country, said Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials said the man left the disease-stricken country of Liberia to visit with friends in the United States. They did not say if the man left Liberia for the United States because he had contacted the disease,...
  • Unamed Pentagon Official: The President is lying to America

    10/01/2014 5:27:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-1-14 | "Joseph Miller"
    Joseph Miller is the pen name for a ranking Department of Defense official with a background in U.S. special operations and combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked in strategic planning. President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flack since his Sunday night 60 Minutes interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a lie, but when questioned on his lie, White House press secretary Josh...
  • Are we headed for recall redux? (Wisconsin governor's race)

    10/01/2014 5:25:54 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 01 oct 2014 | Christian Schneider
    On Monday, first lady Michelle Obama swooped in to Milwaukee to help reinvigorate a struggling Mary Burke for governor campaign. Weighed down by accusations that her staff plagiarized large portions of her jobs plan, Burke called upon Obama to do a little cheerleading for the Democratic base. "We need to be just as passionate and as hungry as we were back in 2008 and 2012," Obama told the crowd. "They're assuming we won't be organized and energized. And only we can prove them wrong." Well, not quite. Perhaps the first lady can be forgiven for not following Wisconsin politics that...
  • The logic in exporting U.S. oil

    10/01/2014 5:11:33 AM PDT · by thackney · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Robert J. Samuelson
    ...By all logic, we should be working to sustain the boom. We arent, and therein lies a classic example of how good policy is held hostage to bad politics and public relations. What would promote continued exploration is a lifting of the current U.S. ban on exporting crude oil. Let producers sell into the world market. But that seems (wrongly) an unjustified giveaway to industry. The public perceptions are atrocious. Hardly anyone expected the oil boom, with some notable exceptions prominently Harold Hamm, who pioneered North Dakotas Bakken field. Fracking (the injection of pressurized water into fields to make...
  • PD: Police arrest wrong-way driver speeding 100 mph with kids in vehicle

    10/01/2014 5:03:43 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 15 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | Sep 15 2014 11:14:54 PM CDT | Ryan Korsgard
    SHENANDOAH, Texas - A quick-thinking, local police officer protected a string of drivers from a car going the wrong way on the highway. Shenandoah police Sgt. Gary Sharpen started zig-zagging back and fourth on Interstate 45 northbound when the Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies called saying there was a driver headed the wrong way against traffic Friday night.
  • Incompetence Running Wild Under Obama

    10/01/2014 4:59:59 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/30/2014 | IBD Staff
    In his first inaugural address, Obama promised that "those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account." Maybe he'll get around to that after his 200th round of golf.
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Penalizing NFL Player For Muslim Prayer "Propels Us To War"

    10/01/2014 4:55:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On Tuesday, Rosie O'Donnell, the obnoxious 9/11 truther who has made her share of racist comments, thinks that a 15-yard penalty against Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah for a Muslim prayer in the end zone on Monday night is reflective of a systemic anti-Muslim bias that can propel the country to war.
  • Elbert Guillory: Mary Landrieu is Not Helping Blacks

    10/01/2014 4:51:58 AM PDT · by 1010RD · 15 replies
    FreeAtLast PAC ^ | 9/29/14 | Elbert Guillory
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEjqRLjP7Io "You are not Mary's cause and you are certainly not her charity. You are just a vote - nothing less, nothing more. You are just a means to an end, so that she remains in power."
  • CAIR Asks For Clarification Before NFL Announces Player Shouldn't Have Been Penalized (Shorten)

    10/01/2014 4:43:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Breitbart News
    After Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was penalized for "going to the ground" and engaging in an Islamic prayer after returning a Tom Brady interception for a touchdown on Monday Night Football, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) pressured the NFL to "clarify its policies" on "unsportsmanlike conduct" penalties.
  • Glenn Becks Theory on the Real Reason Why the U.S. Bombed the Khorasan Group in Syria

    10/01/2014 4:41:03 AM PDT · by ZachJones · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 30, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck presented a theory Tuesday about why the United States bombed targets from the Khorasan group last week, saying its possible that the United States did it to help prop up the Iranian government in return for increased cooperation from Irans leaders. It is a theory, but remember, my theory was that you were being lied to in great detail on Benghazi, Beck said on his television program. I think this is going to fall in the same thing. I have an answer that nobody else does. [But] I want you to know again, it is a theory. Beck...
  • Eric Holders exit leaves a complicated vacuum to fill

    10/01/2014 4:37:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 30, 2014 | Ruth Marcus
    ".....Why wasnt the White House, which knew for months that Eric H. Holder Jr. was itching to leave, ready to roll with a successor? More important, given Holders foot inching toward the door, why did it not time this departure more intelligently rather than having it arrive just before an election and the prospect of Democrats losing control of the Senate? Once again, this being baseball playoff season, cant anybody here play this game? After six years, apparently not. These questions matter not because of what they tell us about the Holder situation but because of what they say...
  • Boeing VP rips Congress over Ex-Im Bank

    10/01/2014 4:06:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    A top Boeing official criticized Congress on Tuesday for failing to pass a long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. He also argued that an extension of the Banks charter until next summer leaves supporters in a worse position than they were in before. Mostly far-right political consultants, think tanks and congressmen banded together in a fit of ideological road rage to kill the bank, Boeing senior vice president Timothy Keating said in prepared remarks at an aerospace conference in Everett, Wash. The temporary extension recently enacted in many respects leaves us worse off than before, Keating continued. The extension is...
  • Anita Baker Sued by Her Lawyer Over Unpaid Wages

    10/01/2014 3:24:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Ace Show Biz ^ | 10/1/14
    The Grammy-winning songstress has been slapped with a $150,000 lawsuit after she allegedly failed to pay a lawyer who represented her earlier this year.
  • Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

    10/01/2014 2:45:46 AM PDT · by John W · 8 replies
    AP via MSN News ^ | October 1, 2014 | KEN DILANIANAP
    WASHINGTON The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials. The U.S. military says its airstrikes have been discriminating and effective in disrupting an al-Qaida cell called the Khorasan Group and in halting the momentum of Islamic State militants. But independent analysts say the Islamic State group remains on the offensive in areas of Iraq and Syria, where it still controls large sections....
  • Sandra Cano, Doe of Doe v. Bolton Abortion Case, Passes Away

    10/01/2014 2:42:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    When most Americans think of abortion, they frequently refer to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized it. However, it is a lesser known case that helped make abortion so prevalent: Doe v. Bolton. Sandra Cano, the Mary Doe of the infamous case,never wanted an abortion. But, like Norma McCorvey, the Roe of Roe v. Wade, she was used to topple pro-life laws across the country. Now, Cano is in the hospital in poor health. sandracano3Can had been critically ill in a hospital outside of Atlanta dealing with throat cancer, sepsis and heart failure. Today, she passed away....
  • Arkansas Gun Range Is 'Muslim-Free Zone'

    10/01/2014 2:04:41 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 20 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 30 Sep 2014 | Jason Devaney
    The owner of an Arkansas gun range has banned Muslims from visiting her facility. Calling it a "Muslim-free zone," Jan Morgan, the owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, Ark., said she will no longer allow Muslims on the premises. "Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?" Morgan wrote in a blog post that has since been removed from her website. Several media outlets reported on the post before it was deleted, including The Blaze. Morgan cited...
  • In Praise of Benjamin Netanyahu

    10/01/2014 1:22:03 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 30 sep 2014 | Roger Simon
    ...This man, whatever his failings, is better able to articulate the global situation than any political leader currently in a position of power in any country by yards. In fact, virtually no one else is even attempting to do it. (Tony Blair did for a while before he turned, but hes not in Bibis league.) Netanyahu may not be Churchill when it comes to courage, but he is Churchill, or close, when it comes to a precise mastery of the English language, ironic since he is the prime minister of a Hebrew-speaking nation. He is able to tell the truth...
  • City starts beer for alcoholics project (Essen, Germany)

    10/01/2014 12:45:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 01 Oct 2014 08:57 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    A city in western Germany will start a controversial project on Wednesday to employ alcohol and drug addicts to clean the streets in return for beer, tobacco, food and small amounts of cash. Social workers will closely oversee the project dubbed Pick Up in a dilapidated area around the central railway station of the industrial city of Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. An initial six people will sweep streets and collect garbage in return for 1.25 per hour, a warm meal and three bottles of beer after their shift, as well as tobacco for smokers.
  • Expert: China Could Put US Orbiting Assets at Risk

    09/30/2014 11:08:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 03:59 PM | Sean Piccoli
    A growing Chinese military space program could put Americas orbiting assets at risk, especially now that China has demonstrated the ability to knock out satellites, says a professor of international affairs. China's anti-satellite weaponry is a concern because the United States is much more reliant on satellite technology than any other nation, for everything from telecommunications to guided missiles, Mariel Borowitz of Georgia Tech told MidPoint host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV Tuesday.
  • Report: Israel, Hamas Close to Terrorist Swap Deal

    09/30/2014 10:52:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14 | Ido Ben Porat & Tova Dvorin
    Hamas and Israel may be on the verge of a terrorist swap deal, sources said Tuesday - trading convicted murderers for the bodies of fallen soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, hy"d. According to Israel Hayom, Hamas official Mushir al-Masri stated that such a deal is close to being concretized with Israeli officials. Goldin and Shaul were both killed during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza; after initially being declared abducted, both were declared dead - and analysts have said their bodies are being held by Hamas as ransom for more terrorist releases. Al-Masri hinted strongly at the deal in a...
  • John Boehner: Very Few Republicans Will Oppose Me

    09/30/2014 10:49:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 10:27 PM | Cathy Burke
    House Speaker John Boehner says he isnt worried about a conservative revolt that could oust him from his leadership postasserting therell be very few votes against him when he seeks a third term in January. And he also dismissed suggestions his leadership team would strip committee assignments from GOP lawmakers who vote against him, telling USA Today Tuesday: I just dont think its necessary. Boehners optimism may be whistling in the wind, The Hill reports. The news site last week reported frustration with Boehners leadership style was triggering talk among some House Republicans about ways to replace him, including Arizona...
  • Crist says Florida Gov. Scott has no integrity

    09/30/2014 10:42:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 5:23 PM EDT | Brendan Farrington
    Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that current Republican Gov. Rick Scott has no integrity and his policies are driven by the almighty dollar. Crist made the remarks while discussing his campaign to seek his old job with his new party during an hour-long interview with Associated Press reporters that covered education, the environment and claims by Scott. The gubernatorial campaign has been one of the most negative in Florida history.
  • Ebolas arrival in U.S. was inevitable, experts say

    09/30/2014 10:39:45 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 47 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Semptember 30, 2014 | Seema Yasmin
    The world suddenly seemed a lot smaller when news broke Tuesday that the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. is being isolated and treated at a Dallas hospital. While the outbreak in West Africa has sickened more than 6,000 people and killed 3,083, it was only a matter of time before the virus hit closer to home, experts said. Dr. Edward Goodman, hospital epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, said he was not surprised that the Ebola virus came to his doorstep, given the number of cases in Africa. There is plenty of opportunity for people to fly...
  • PA Illegal Land Grab to Block Road North of Jerusalem

    09/30/2014 10:37:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/14 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky & Ari Yashar
    The IDF Civil Administration ordered the expropriation on Tuesday of land between the Samaria communities of Hizmeh and Adam, both of which are located just north of Jerusalem, so as to widen the local road there to have two lanes and ease traffic congestion. However, Arutz Sheva has learned that just hours after the order was given, the Palestinian Authority (PA) sent representatives to the area and started illegally building corrugated iron structures to establish facts on the ground and prevent the usage of the previously empty land. Shortly after learning about the development, members of the Regavim watchdog group...