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  • Obama’s Legacy: Media Negligence Empowered Ben Rhodes to Prey on National ‘Stupidity’

    05/25/2016 2:07:16 PM PDT · by russbart · 7 replies
    With the clock winding down on Barack Obama’s presidency, historians are gearing up to write his legacy. They, unlike journalists reporting on daily issues, will engage in more detailed research to assess Obama’s tenure. Thus, the historian’s assessment should prove much more accurate—and telling.
  • For young Americans, living with their parents is now the norm

    05/24/2016 7:46:47 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    CBS MONEYWATCH copied on Truth Revolt blog ^ | May 24, 2016 | By AIMEE PICCHI
    In Obama's America, a third of all young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are broke, single, and living with their parents. The Pew Research Center released its new study showing that Millennials are tipping the scales for the first time in modern history. From CBS Money Watch: About 32.1 percent of Americans between 18 to 34 years old lived in their parents' homes in 2014, edging out the 31.6 percent who were married or living with a partner in their own household, the analysis of Census data found. The remaining 36 percent either live alone, are single...
  • Specific Threat Called into Houston Intercontinental

    05/24/2016 8:20:37 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 21 replies
    Inside Info | 24 May 2016 | Patrick Truax
    Pax being rescreened and one checkpoint is closed. A phone call came naming a specific flight.
  • 20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency

    05/23/2016 9:55:43 AM PDT · by milton23 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | James Gattuso & Diane Katz
    The tide of red tape that threatens to drown U.S. consumers and businesses surged yet again in 2015, according to a Heritage Foundation study we released on Monday. More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama years to exceed $100 billion annually.
  • Caterpillar Retail Sales Fall For Record 41 Consecutive Months

    05/20/2016 6:44:50 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 19 May 2016 | Tyler Durden
    For Caterpillar, the great recession was bad, for about 19 months. In May 2010, after declining sharply for just under two years, CAT posted it first positive global retail sales comps and never looked back... until December 2012 when comp sales once again turned negative and have been negative ever since. For the past 41 months! The breakdown showed that contrary to popular opinion, there has been no pick up in demand for heavy industrial machinery anywhere around the globe.
  • Fox News: Several boys have sex with girl, 15, in South Fort Myers High School bathroom

    05/19/2016 9:41:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 78 replies
    <p>Lee County Deputies said a 15-year-old South Fort Myers High School girl had sex with multiple male students in the bathroom of the school.</p> <p>"Shock. Disbelief. Concern. Sad," Eric Struble said. He's a parent to two 15-year-old girls.</p> <p>The incident report said the girl admitted to having sex with multiple male students in the bathroom, and 25 male students were identified going inside the bathroom during the timeframe the girl was inside.</p>
  • U.S. Crews Fail To Place in NATO Tank Competition

    05/19/2016 6:59:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 5/17/16 | Kyle Mizokami May 17, 2016
    A recent competition hosted in part by the U.S. Army and designed to test core tank crew skills saw European crews take the top honors, while crews from the U.S. Army failed to place. The results raise the question of whether the Army—after more than a decade of focusing on guerrilla warfare—has devoted adequate training to address "big war" skills. Held from May 10 to 12 and jointly hosted by the U.S. Army and the German Bundeswehr at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Germany, the the Strong Europe Tank Challenge included challengers from six NATO countries: Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland,...
  • Obama rushes out rules to guarantee legacy

    05/18/2016 11:44:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2016 | TIMOTHY NOAH
    The Obama administration is shoveling out regulations nearly one-third faster in its final year than during the previous three — all to beat a May 23 deadline to prevent a President Donald Trump from overturning them. A total of 195 regulations have been pushed through since Jan. 1 at an estimated cost of $69.5 billion to the nation’s businesses, according to the conservative American Action Forum. One of the most significant — a sweeping rule that will extend overtime pay to more than 4 million people without any input from Congress — was released Tuesday night. “This regulatory onslaught has...
  • Navy secretary fires back at conservatives: Will name warships as I please; no politics involved

    05/18/2016 12:09:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says in a letter that he has the power to name warships as he chooses, in response to a former Marine and congressman who charges he has politicized the process.</p> <p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and House Armed Services Committee member, wrote Mr. Mabus to question the naming of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer after former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • 22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis

    05/17/2016 8:51:07 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2016 | by Michael Patrick Leahy
    One of every five refugees resettled in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for latent tuberculosis in 2014, ... More than 70,000 refugees have been resettled in the United States annually for the past three decades by the federal government. It’s not just tuberculosis being brought in by these resettled refugees. Measles, whooping cough, diptheria, and other diseases that were on their way to eradication are also coming in across the borders of the United States. A recent outbreak of measles in Memphis, Tennessee, a center for refugee resettlement, began at a local mosque, ... The alarming public health...
  • Military Families Are Getting Shafted By Public Health Insurance

    05/17/2016 8:42:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press | 05/17/16 | Megan Barth
    TRICARE should admit wrongdoing and pay past due amounts to the UVP states It is no secret that America’s veterans are getting the shaft. We have seen these troubling headlines: A fatal wait: Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital’s secret list Veteran dies after setting himself on fire outside New Jersey VA clinic The stories behind these and similar headlines reveal that America has not lived up to its promise to “care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan.” In fact, military families, specifically the children of military families, face similar...
  • Obama: By Almost Every Measure, America and World Are Better Than 8 Years Ago

    05/16/2016 8:22:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 89 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 15, 2016
    Delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University in New Jersey today, President Barack Obama told the graduates that "the good old days weren't that good" and that both America and the world are better than they were "even eight years ago." "When you hear someone longing for the good old days, take it with a grain of salt, take it with a grain of salt," Obama said in his address. "In fact," he said, "by almost every measure, America is better and the world is better than it was 50 years ago or 30 years ago or even eight years...
  • Pew: Middle class really is eroding

    05/14/2016 1:07:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 14, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    The rich get richer, the poor get poorer … but what happens to the middle class? It depends, according to a new study this week from Pew. In some metropolitan areas, the middle class move into the richer category, while in others it declines into the poorer. However, Pew’s research makes it clear that the middle class is narrowing: The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country, affecting communities from Boston to Seattle and from Dallas to Milwaukee. From 2000 to 2014 the share of adults living in middle-income households fell in 203 of the...
  • Murder Rates Jump in Many Major U.S. Cities, New Data Shows

    05/13/2016 9:05:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 13, 2016 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and GARDINER HARRIS
    WASHINGTON — More than 20 major cities, including Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, have seen large increases in murders in recent months, a spike that the director of the F.B.I. linked to less aggressive policing stemming from a “viral video effect.” The new data released Friday showed clashing trend lines across the country, with many cities seeing a sharp increase in murders while rates in others — including New York and Miami — were down significantly from last year. After receiving an advance look at the data, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey Jr., expressed alarm Wednesday about...
  • Claims for jobless aid reach highest level since early 2015

    05/12/2016 6:34:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2016 9:26 AM EDT | Paul Wiseman
    The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since February 2015, more sobering news for the labor market after a disappointing April jobs report. The Labor Department reported Thursday that applications for jobless aid rose by 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 294,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose by 10,250 to 268,250, highest in nearly three months. […] “Today’s jobless claims report was a surprise, and not a positive one,” said Jim Baird, chief investment officer at Plante Moran Financial Advisors. “Jobless claims have moved sharply higher in recent weeks, reinforcing...
  • Iranian Admiral Threatens to 'Drown' U.S. Warships in Persian Gulf

    05/11/2016 4:49:48 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 51 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 10 May 2016 | Edwin Mora 10 May 2016
    Iran would drown U.S. warships if they pose a threat to the Middle Eastern country, warns a commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy. "Wherever the Americans look in the Persian Gulf, they will see us" "They know that if they commit the slightest mistake, we will drown their vessels in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, or the Sea of Oman," he added. Rear Adm. Fadavi's comments came while he was speaking on the state-controlled Press TV. The Islamic Republic's enemies are not aware of the country's full military capabilities, noted the commander, highlighting the Iranian...
  • Knoxville church vandalized with vulgar message

    05/10/2016 5:47:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    wate.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | By Brandon Rook
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Three Ridges Baptist Church in north Knox County is now scarred after someone vandalized their building, Pastor Darryl Wilson can only look at the damage and wonder why? “Heartbreaking, heartbreaking…It hurts us but we’ll keep going,” he said. The person responsible busted out windows and spray-painted a vulgar message on the church doors. “Of course it’s frustrating for a small church like us,” said Pastor Wilson. It’s frustrating because the church has to spend money out of its own pockets to fix the damage, pastor Wilson says the church will eventually re-paint the doors and replace the...
  • Trump’s Education Legacy: A Rise in School Bullying? New Teacher Survey Shows Election’s Dark Impact

    05/10/2016 8:20:32 AM PDT · by bkopto · 46 replies
    The 74 ^ | Apr 21, 2016 | CAROLYN PHENICIE
    he 2016 presidential campaign has hardly lived up to the ideal of a civil exchange of ideas facilitating a peaceful democracy. But a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center suggests that the acrimony from the campaign trail may be having a broader, negative effect on society — particularly in American schools. An online survey of 2,000 educators – one that the center notes wasn’t scientific – found half saying they witnessed an increase in “uncivil political discourse” during the 2016 campaign. Two-thirds of respondents said their students – particularly Muslims, immigrants and children of immigrants – openly expressed...
  • President Obama’s Economic Legacy

    05/10/2016 9:03:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 10, 2016 | Roger Aronoff
    As President Obama's second term nears its end he has begun a media tour emphasizing what he claims are the positive aspects of his policies. The complicit media, of course, have long worked to inflate positive impressions of Obama’s legacy, and this latest set of interviews is no different. "In two recent interviews, with The New York Times Magazine on his economic legacy and with The Atlantic on his foreign policy legacy, Mr. Obama expressed a common sentiment: He had achieved big things and avoided even bigger mistakes, and yet most people just shrug," wrote Mark Landler for The New...
  • Obama: 'You CAN'T Build' That, 'You Didn't Build That,' 'You Were Lucky'

    05/10/2016 8:58:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 9, 2016 10:00am ET | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama doubled down on his infamous “You didn’t build that” claim when he declared “You can’t build” that and then told college graduates they gained their degrees by being “lucky.” In remarks about the economy on Friday, Obama chastised those who think they’re self-sufficient and don’t need government:“You can’t build your own metro system. You can’t build your own highway. You can’t build your own airport. And so we have a specific problem with under-investing in infrastructure.”Then, on Saturday, Pres. Obama told Howard University graduates that his “pet peeve” is people like them who don’t credit luck for their...
  • Bin Laden’s son calls to target Jewish, US, Western interests

    05/09/2016 6:45:23 PM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 45 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/10/2016 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    Hamza Bin Laden, the son of former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, is calling for the targeting of Jewish and Western interests and the building of an army to “liberate Jerusalem.” US Jewish institutions on alert following calls for attacks from bin Laden’s son.
  • The Betrayal of the USS Cole

    05/09/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    The valorous dead of the USS Cole have been betrayed too many times to count by each administration On Thursday morning, sailors on board the USS Cole were lining up for an early lunch. Seventeen of them died as an Al Qaeda bomb on board a fishing boat tore through the hull outside the galley. The dead included 15 men and 2 women, one of whom had a young child. For three weeks the crew of the USS Cole struggled to keep their ship from sinking while working waist deep in water with bucket brigades, sleeping on the deck and...
  • FIRST OPENLY-GAY CHAPLAIN OF NORTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD SWORN IN

    05/06/2016 7:26:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 30 replies
    http://abc11.com/ ^ | 05/06/2016 | Gloria Rodriguez
    First Lt. Megan Joyner's recent swearing-in ceremony makes her the first openly-gay chaplain of the North Carolina Army National Guard. She'll be able to perform ceremonies such as weddings and military funerals while also doing her most important job: counseling soldiers. But gay advocates say her home state of North Carolina is taking away protections for the LGBT community with House Bill 2. She says it is likely she may be performing same-sex marriage ceremonies for soldiers in the future.
  • Freight Rail Traffic Plunges: Haunting Pictures of Transportation Recession

    05/06/2016 12:39:42 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 40 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | Wolf Richter | 4 May 2016
    292 Union Pacific engines idled in Arizona Desert Total US rail traffic in April plunged 11.8% from a year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported today. Carloads of bulk commodities such as coal, oil, grains, and chemicals plummeted 16.1% to 944,339 units. - snip - Only five of the 20 commodity categories saw gains. Of the decliners, coal was the biggest. But petroleum products also plunged 25%, and grain mill products dropped 7%. Even without coal, carloads were down 3% year-over-year.
  • Labor Force Participation Rate Dropped to 62.8% In April: 94,044,000 Out

    05/06/2016 7:30:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | 6 May 16 | Susan Jones
    The number of Americans not in the labor force last month totaled 94,044,000, 562,000 more than in March -- and the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.8 percent (near a 38-year low), following four straight months of slight improvement. When President Obama took office in Janaury 2009, the labor force partipation rate was 65.7 percent, after hovering in the 66-67 percent range for much of the George W. Bush presidency. The recession inherited by the Obama administration officially ended in June 2009, but the labor force participation rate continued to drop during Obama's two terms, hitting 62.4 percent in...
  • ISIS Militants Seize Gas Field in Eastern Syria

    05/05/2016 8:00:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 5 May 2016
    ISIS militants on Thursday captured the main Shaer gas field in eastern Syria in the first gain for the ultra hardline fighters in the Palmyra desert area since they lost the ancient city in March, rebel sources and a monitor said. Amaq, a news agency affiliated to the militants, said they had taken over the gas field area and its facility where Syrian troops were stationed and killed at least 30 soldiers and gained large caches of heavy weapons including tanks and missiles.
  • Al Qaeda in Yemen Poses Growing Threat to Shipping, Naval Force Says

    05/05/2016 7:11:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    gCaptain ^ | May 4, 2016 | Jonathan Saul
    Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch remains a powerful force and poses a growing risk to merchant ships in vital waterways nearby despite efforts by Yemeni government forces and their allies to push back the group, a top officer in an international naval force said.
  • Barack Obama is not seeking "legacy"

    05/02/2016 6:35:10 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 14 replies
    www.renewamerica.com ^ | 10/26/15 | Sylvia Thompson
    To the many gullible souls out there who truly think that Barack Obama is "legacy building" in his all-out assault on America, I implore you to bow out of the conversation because you are not seeing clearly. The term legacy carries positive connotations of something bequeath that is to the receiver's benefit. Everything that Barack Obama does is calculated to destroy America, which he despises. This man no more cares about legacy than he fears being properly prosecuted by the white political leaders whose responsibility it is to remove him from office. I focus on white leaders, because whites are...
  • Obama Frees USS Cole Bombing Terrorist-American lives don't matter

    05/02/2016 3:41:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 56 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-2-16 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Frees USS Cole Bombing Terrorist American lives don’t matter. May 2, 2016 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. On Thursday morning, sailors on board the USS Cole were lining up for an early lunch. Seventeen of them died as an Al Qaeda bomb on board a fishing boat tore through the hull outside the galley. The dead included 15 men and 2 women, one of whom had a young child. For three weeks the crew of the USS Cole struggled to keep...
  • China blocks US Navy aircraft carrier from Hong Kong port

    05/01/2016 6:41:53 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2016 | Staff
    China blocked a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier from arriving at a port in Hong Kong as tensions ratcheted up over disputed islands in the South China Sea, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Friday. The USS John C. Stennis and escort ships had planned to visit the port next week, Stars & Stripes reports. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not explain why it denied the request. "We have a long track record of successful port visits to Hong Kong, including with the current visit of the USS Blue Ridge, and we expect that will continue,” Cmdr. Bill Urban told Fox...
  • The number of middle-aged whites killing themselves has soared

    05/01/2016 3:20:26 PM PDT · by Tours · 78 replies
    New Youk Post ^ | April 22, 2016 | Natalle O'Neil
    Suicide rates in the United States have soared to a 30-year high, with the most striking surge among middle-aged women and white people, according to federal data released Friday. “Of the top 10 causes of death — including cancer, strokes, heart disease — everything else went down but suicide went up,” he said. “It’s particularly striking among women, because they have traditionally had much lower suicide rates.” For women between the ages of 45 and 64, the suicide rate jumped 63 percent in the 15-year period. It rose 43 percent for men in the same age group, according to the...
  • Guard Stops Students From Singing National Anthem at 9/11 Memorial (Communist NYC)

    05/01/2016 3:41:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    Officials at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan said on Monday that one of their security guards should not have stopped a North Carolina middle school choir from singing the national anthem on the plaza last week. “The guard did not respond appropriately,” Kaylee Skaar, a museum spokeswoman, said. “We are working with our security staff to ensure that this does not happen again with future student performances.” About 50 students from Waynesville Middle School in western North Carolina were at the memorial on Wednesday and had just started singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” when a guard told them...
  • Unhappy America: Will The United States Collapse Due To An Internal Societal Meltdown?

    04/25/2016 4:48:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 83 replies
    End Of The American Dream ^ | 4/24/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Are we witnessing the beginning of the end for the United States of America? All great nations eventually fall, and the United States is not going to be any exception. Many of those that write about the decline of our once great country tend to focus on external threats, and there are certainly many that could be talked about. But perhaps even more ominous is the internal societal meltdown that we see happening all around us. According to Real Clear Politics, recent surveys show that 67 percent of Americans believe that the country is on the wrong track, and only...
  • U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High

    04/24/2016 7:07:14 PM PDT · by RC one · 52 replies
    NY times ^ | APRIL 22, 2016 | SABRINA TAVERNISE
    WASHINGTON — Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of deep anguish from a group whose suicide rates had been stable or falling since the 1950s. The suicide rate for middle-aged women, ages 45 to 64, jumped by 63 percent over the period of the study, while it rose by 43 percent for men in that age range, the sharpest...
  • Bathroom Wars’ Goal: Humiliate the American Normal Majority

    04/23/2016 1:52:03 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 108 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Apr 2016 | John Hayward
    Welcome to life in totalitarian America, where even going to the bathroom and identifying the sex of an adult have now become intensely political acts. Totalitarianism is about the politicization of everything, and once people’s careers can be destroyed by the New Bathroom Order if they publicly object to the once-bizarre idea of men in the ladies’ room–we’re there. Ask the now-unemployed Curt Schilling. Totalitarianism is about using force to gain political goals. You can’t get more coercive than forcing the vast majority of people to endorse the utterly bizarre just to accommodate the allegedly hurt feelings of an almost...
  • The American Dream is at a Standstill

    04/20/2016 7:21:25 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 20, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Now here's news you’re not likely to get from many commencement speeches, especially if they are given by Obama Administration officials, including the chief executive himself. Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, believes that U.S. income mobility, or the rags-to-riches story of the American Dream, is at a standstill. At a presentation and panel discussion at the Hoover Institution, Petrilli pointed out the problems that American families are facing in today's economy. He said that other countries, not the U.S., "tend to do better than we have" in income mobility. Petrilli said that the U.S. and the...
  • WaPo: U.S. allies can’t wait for Obama to be gone

    04/19/2016 2:23:52 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Join the club, friends. If you can think back this far, the U.S. populace was down on George W. Bush this time eight years ago in part because he supposedly had alienated our allies by being a go-it-alone cowboy. The remedy for this was to elect the cool guy who gave speeches about how we all have to listen to each other and all that sort of thing. We did find out, did we not, that there is a huge difference between saying something in a speech and actually doing it? Today America’s allies would surely love to have Bush...
  • Dozens killed Taliban attack on Afghan security agency

    04/19/2016 9:41:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    “Armed militants in Afghanistan staged a coordinated assault on a government security agency in the capital Tuesday morning, killing at least 28 people and wounding more than 320. The Taliban has claimed responsibility. The attack, including a suicide car bombing, appears to have targeted an agency similar to the U.S. Secret Service, providing personal protection for high-ranking government officials.
  • Obama's First Legacy Tour

    04/18/2016 8:40:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2016 | Rich Galen
    resident Barack Obama, who can now count the remainder of his Presidency in months (nine months to be exact) is going overseas to, if not mend fences, then to attempt to fix large holes in his legacy. He will be traveling to Saudi Arabia, England, and Germany, allies all. When it comes to American allies, we tend to believe that they should act in a way that furthers America's interests. In the case of the Saudi's we sell them military equipment and share intelligence and we expect the Saudis to use them to keep Iran at bay. We want the...
  • Iran shows off parts of S-300 missile defense system at national parade

    04/17/2016 2:49:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 17, 2016
    Even as Iran brazenly rolled out components of a new advanced air defense it received from Russia Sunday, President Hassan Rouhani said "a mighty Iran" would not "mount a threat to neighbors and other Islamic countries." Iran started to receive its first parts of the S-300 missile defense system from Russia last week. Some of the parts were shown in the country’s Army Day parade Sunday. “A mighty Iran militarily, politically and economically won’t mount a threat to neighbors and other Islamic countries," Rouhani said, The Tehran Times reported. "The strength of other Islamic countries is ours and vice versa.”...
  • Employee Extinction? The Rise of Contract, Temp Workers in Business (2015)

    04/14/2016 8:25:16 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    Biz3.0 ^ | 6/6/2015 | Cloyd Waldo
    In the future, will employees become extinct? All over the world, from the United States to Japan, businesses of all sizes – corporations and small enterprises – are gradually phasing out the employee. Contractual workers are becoming the norm, while firms are taking on freelancers. Crowdsourcing the New Reality in Labor Market Uber is the latest sensation in the marketplace. The ride-sharing app allows consumers to save money on transportation, while the drivers earn a little bit of extra cash. Of course, the drivers aren’t employees but rather contractors. The real number of staffers at Uber is 2,000, compared to...
  • Poll: Race Relations Tension Hits 15-Year High

    04/12/2016 7:24:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    .....individuals who identify on the left side of politics are most concerned about the degradation of race relations. Forty-two percent of liberals indicated they were greatly concerned, while 28 percent of conservatives acknowledged the same. The gap is even starker between races. From 2012 to 2014, 31 percent of blacks were concerned about race in America. In the past two years, that number has jumped to 53 percent. For whites, the number of those concerned has risen from 14 to 27 percent.
  • White House: Blame to share for failed Libya aftermath

    04/11/2016 2:06:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 3:22 PM EDT | Josh Lederman and Kathleen Hennessey
    The White House sought Monday to share the blame for the failed aftermath of the 2011 intervention in Libya, arguing the U.S. and its NATO allies asked too few questions about what would follow after dictator Moammar Gadhafi was toppled. A day after President Barack Obama called that failure the worst mistake of his presidency, the White House said Obama believed more should have been done to fill the power vacuum. Although the U.S. played a leading role in that effort, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama’s regrets extended to what “the United States and the rest of the...
  • Inside the Plot to Destroy Veterans' Health Care

    04/08/2016 6:10:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 40 replies
    AFGE (fed employee union) ^ | April 1, 2016 | N/A
    Veterans earned their VA health care when they signed the dotted line to serve our country. So when American Legion Commander Dale Barnett saw that a commission that is top-heavy with private hospital executives was trying to dismantle it, he had to be blunt. “I don’t understand how commissions paid by the federal government are able to break ranks, create an unapproved report and try to advance self-serving agendas while operating as congressional appointees,” Barnett said. He's talking about the congressionally-mandated Commission on Care, an entity dominated by private hospital executives and Koch Brothers-affiliated "policy experts." The commission's charge under...
  • Was Iran Involved in Sept. 11? A Federal Judge Awards Victims $10.5 Billion in Damages.

    04/08/2016 5:18:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | April 7, 2016 | Armin Rosen
    But the Obama Administration bets $100 billion that Iran is innocent Lebanese Hezbollah militants gesture as they visit the grave of Hezbollah commander Imad Mughnieh, who was killed in a car bombing in the Syrian capital Damascus in 2008, during a ceremony commemorating the 3rd anniversary of his assassination in southern Beirut on February 13, 2011. (Photo: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images) On March 9, the U.S. District Court in the southern district of New York reached a default judgment ordering Iran to pay some $10 billion to the relatives of victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as to...
  • Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Latest to Ban Travel to North Carolina

    04/05/2016 2:04:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 5, 2016 | Lucy Westcott
    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is the latest U.S. politician to ban nonessential travel to North Carolina in the wake of the state’s enactment of the anti-LGBT House Bill 2 last month. Reed's office issued a statement on Monday saying the travel ban is "a result of Governor Pat McCrory's decision to sign discriminatory and unnecessary legislation into law." Under the travel ban, all Atlanta city departments will no longer be able to make nonessential, publicly funded trips to North Carolina. . . . Other mayors of major U.S. cities have also cut travel to the Tar Heel State. Soon after...
  • Iranian military official warns US: Stay away from Iran's red lines

    04/04/2016 7:54:11 AM PDT · by McGruff · 16 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 4, 2016
    Iran warned the US on Monday that any attempt to encroach on the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program would constitute the crossing of a "red line." "The US calculations about the Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation are fully incorrect," Iranian Deputy Chief of Staff Brig-Gen Maassoud Jazzayeri was quoted by the Fars News Agency as saying. "The White House should know that defense capacities and missile power, specially at the present juncture where plots and threats are galore, is among the Iranian nation's red lines and a backup for the country's national security and we don’t allow anyone to...
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    04/02/2016 2:38:43 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 123 replies
    Dailymedia ^ | April 2, 2016 | No Byline
    Prominent ‘Black Lives Matter’ activist and rapper Tef Poe has a message for “white people”: If Donald Trump wins the presidency, “niggas” will ‘incite riots everywhere’. “Dear white people if Trump wins young niggas such as myself are fully hell bent on inciting riots everywhere we go. Just so you know,” Poe tweeted today.
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    04/02/2016 9:41:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/1/2016 | Matt Vespa
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