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  • In 2008, Fewer Than 30 Million Used Food Stamps. Now 46 Million Do

    08/30/2015 9:35:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 08/30/15 | Ed Feulner
    Unemployment has dropped in recent years, yet still—far too many people are participating. One out of every seven Americans received SNAP benefits in 2014, and the program cost $74.1 billion, making it one of the largest means-tested welfare program. You’d think the improving jobs situation would translate to the number of SNAP beneficiaries declining by a much larger margin. But that hasn’t been the case. Another reason for saying that food stamp numbers aren’t really going in the right direction? Look at how the SNAP demographic has changed. Before the 2008 recession, 55 percent of SNAP households consisted of children...
  • Obama agenda and legacy in the hands of federal judges

    08/27/2015 7:44:19 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/26/2015 | Tom Howell Jr
    A federal judge in Texas has put President Obama’s deportation amnesty on hold, while another judge in the District of Columbia is poised to rule any day now on whether the House can sue to stop parts of the administration’s Obamacare spending. Meanwhile, no fewer than six federal judges in the District are refereeing Mr. Obama’s broad pledges of transparency and how they stack up against the way his State Department operated under Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary. Indeed, much of Mr. Obama’s agenda — and his legacy — sits in the hands of federal judges across the country, who...
  • Sheriff blames anti-police sentiment in killing of Houston deputy

    08/29/2015 12:51:52 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 08/29/2015 | Kevin Murphy
    Harris County deputy Darren Goforth, in uniform, was pumping gas into his patrol car when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff's officials said. No motive has been reported. Hickman expressed outrage at the shooting, which occurred as demonstrators nationwide have been protesting police killings of unarmed minorities, in particular black men. "Our system of justice absolutely requires a law enforcement presence to protect our communities, so at any point where the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated cold-blooded assassination of police officers happen(s). This rhetoric has gotten out of control," Hickman said. "We've heard...
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/28/2015 2:54:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 26, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    <p>Members of the ##### or ##### and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to “turn the tide” and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America.</p>
  • This is particularly offensive --> #FukYoFlag

    08/27/2015 8:21:26 AM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 14 replies
    Breitbart - Texas ^ | August 26, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    There is a vile online movement out there which is getting almost ZERO coverage in the media, but which is very much a part of Barack Obama's coalition of voters. In fact, he's twitter following one of the leaders. You may want to inform yourself about this, but be forewarned, there are some images of black leftists desecrating the US flag in ways that may make your blood boil. It's pretty disgusting. Not exactly NSFW, but close. http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/08/26/fukyoflag-threatens-veteran-pregnant-wife-and-fing-piece-of-s-unborn-creature/
  • How TV murderer was reprimanded for wearing an Obama badge to report on elections(trunc)

    08/27/2015 9:05:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/27/2015 | Ben Ashford
    Warped TV reporter Vester Lee Flanagan exasperated bosses with his 'stiff and nervous' delivery, his inability to use a teleprompter - and by wearing a President Obama badge during an election report, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Management at WDBJ dubbed the failed newsman the 'human tape recorder' because he frequently parroted what interviewees had told him rather than doing his own journalism. Flanagan, 41, clashed repeatedly with photojournalists, belittling them in public and intimidating them with his violent temper, according to internal reports. He was also censured for wearing an Obama sticker while recording a segment at a polling...
  • Charleston Church Shooting Put Virginia News Crew Killer 'Over the Top'

    08/27/2015 6:14:36 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    News Week ^ | 8/26/15 | Polly Mosendz
    Two hours after Vester Flanagan, 41, shot and killed two journalists in Virginia on Wednesday morning, he faxed ABC News a manifesto. In the manifesto, Flanagan writes the Charleston church shooting, in which Dylann Roof killed nine African-American worshippers earlier this summer, "sent [him] over the top." He also said Jehovah told him to commit the shooting. Flanagan had previously attempted to pitch the news channel a story and had contacted them several weeks prior to the shooting.
  • Obama: Gun-Related Deaths ‘Dwarf’ Terrorist-Caused Deaths(Blame guns, but not gunman)

    08/26/2015 4:45:24 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/26/15
    In a preview of an interview with President Barack Obama set to air tomorrow on Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI, the president reacted to the WDBJ shooting earlier in the day with commentary on what he described as “gun-related incidents.” “It breaks my heart every time you read about or hear about these kinds of incidents,” Obama said. “What we know, is that the number of people who die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism.”
  • ...TV murderer was criticized by bosses...reprimanded for wearing an Obama badge to report

    08/26/2015 4:19:23 PM PDT · by maggief · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2014 | BEN ASHFORD
    Warped TV reporter Vester Lee Flanagan exasperated bosses with his 'stiff and nervous' delivery, his inability to use a teleprompter - and by wearing a President Obama badge during an election report, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Management at WDBJ dubbed the failed newsman the 'human tape recorder' because he frequently parroted what interviewees had told him rather than doing his own journalism. Flanagan, 41, clashed repeatedly with photojournalists, belittling them in public and intimidating them with his violent temper, according to internal reports. He was also censured for wearing an Obama sticker while recording a segment at a polling...
  • "My bullets have the Charleston victims' initials on them"

    08/26/2015 2:01:05 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2015 | Josh Gardner
    The 41-year-old who claimed responsibility for the on-air slayings of a Virginia TV reporter and her cameraman had a track record of claiming racism in the workplace and wrote a 23-page manifesto that called the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting the final straw before he bought a gun. In the letter sent to ABC News two hours after the shooting, Vester Lee Flanagan II--who was raised a Jehovah's Witness in California--details his sinister reasoning for Wednesday's slaying. Dylann Roof, the Virginia Tech shooter, Columbine and Jehovah himself all factored in, he wrote. 'As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want...
  • Manifesto purportedly sent by Virginia gunman cites ‘race war

    08/26/2015 1:01:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    A fax attributed to Vester Lee Flanagan claims the slayings were a response to the Charleston mass shooting. An apparent suicide note received by ABC News on Wednesday morning and attributed to Virginia shooting suspect Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, claims the killing of two reporters during an on-air interview was motivated by the Charleston church shooting and a desire to incite a “race war.” ABC News says a man identifying himself as both Flanagan and Williams — Flanagan's on-air name — first contacted it several weeks ago. The man asked for a fax number, claiming he wanted to pitch the...
  • After Shooting, Alleged Gunman Details Grievances in ‘Suicide Notes’

    08/26/2015 11:37:28 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 122 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | PIERRE THOMAS, JACK CLOHERTY, JACK DATE and MIKE LEVINE
    A man claiming to be Bryce Williams called ABC News over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story, and wanted to fax information. He never told ABC News what the story was. This morning, a fax was in the machine (time stamped 8:26 a.m.)almost two hours after the shooting. A little after 10 a.m., he called again, and introduced himself as Bryce, but also said his legal name was Vester Lee Flanagan, and that he shot two people this morning. While on the phone, he said authorities are “after me,” and “all over the place.” He...
  • Maybe Journalists Should Stop Inciting Racism? (vanity)

    08/26/2015 11:48:50 AM PDT · by conservativeimage.com · 18 replies
    Red Fox
    The liberal media has been fueling racial violence for years, publishing lies about Trayvon Martin, Hands Up Don't Shoot, the Baltimore riots, etc. It's only ironic that reporters are now the victims of the very monsters they helped to create. Alison Parker and Adam Ward were members of a fraternity that has been complicit in keeping our society honest. Maybe this double murder in Virginia of two unarmed white journalists by a black man with a gun is the wake up call they need to start doing their job and hold people accountable?
  • Team Obama wins mercy for a sponsor of terrorism

    Back in February, a Manhattan federal jury sent a critical message about holding the perpetrators of terror responsible: It found the Palestinian Authority liable for six attacks and assessed $218.5 million in damages. But on Monday, thanks to Team Obama, that message was all but obliterated. After an unusual intercession by the State and Justice departments, the judge hearing the case ordered the PA to post $10 million cash plus another $1 million a month as a bond while the case is appealed. That’s a far cry from the $30 million a month the victorious plaintiffs had sought. And it’s...
  • The Fed hike could LOWER interest rates

    08/24/2015 1:25:34 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    cnbc ^ | 8-24-2015 | Kelly Evans
    The public has been seemingly desperate for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. "Savers are getting creamed here," has been a common refrain. "Banks are getting crushed." "Zero percent sends a bad message, it undermines confidence." Even the experts seem upset by the inertia: "It's simply time," has become another popular phrase. Imagine what would happen, then, if the Fed raised rates—and they dropped even lower, instead. That's effectively what's happening today. Even if the Fed hasn't raised interest rates, it has stopped lowering them, and it has stopped the balance-sheet expansion that replaced rate cuts once its target...
  • Home Ownership Rate Falls to 50 Year Low Ownership rate has since fallen to 63.4%

    08/24/2015 12:14:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/22/15 | IRWIN M. STELZER
    There are times when excessive attention to monthly data reporting what’s up, what’s down, can be allowed to obscure underlying structural changes in an economy. With the game of what-will-Yellen-do-next in full flow, this is one of those times. No, the proverbial tectonic plates are not shifting, whatever that phrase might mean when applied to an economy other than one in the throes of an irreversible Margaret Thatcher-style revolution. But there are significant trends underway, trends that are unlikely to be reversed and which, as they play out, will result in an American economy considerably different from the one we...
  • Letter: Obama Administration Releasing Violent Illegal Immigrants Back into U.S. Towns

    08/21/2015 11:24:22 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 19 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The DHS has been releasing illegal immigrants with violent criminal records back into local U.S. communities, where they have often gone on to commit violent crimes against American citizens, according to new disclosures by a leading lawmaker and local law enforcement agencies. Rep. Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.) and law enforcement officials petitioned the Obama administration to end a policy that enables illegal immigrants with criminal records to be released back into the US. Arizona law enforcement officials announced on Tuesday that three illegal aliens with violent criminal records had been released by DHS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) back...
  • U.S. Flash PMI Falls To 22 Month Low At 52.9

    08/21/2015 10:32:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Kitco News ^ | Friday August 21, 2015 09:48 | Neils Christensen
    The U.S. manufacturing sector is once again under pressure as it continues to hover just above contraction level, according to the latest flash Purchasing Managers Index data. Friday, private research firm Markit said its August PMI estimate fell to a level of 52.9, compared to July’s final reading of 53.8. According to consensus reports, economists were expecting to see a reading at 53.9. According to the report, this is the lowest manufacturing reading since October 2013. ““With the headline PMI swiftly losing ground after a modest rebound during July, the latest figure now points to the weakest overall pace of...
  • Illegal Alien Skips Court After Allegedly Smashing Toddler’s Limbs

    08/21/2015 8:59:31 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2015 | by Katie McHugh
    Mexican national and previously-deported illegal alien Francisco Javier Chavez skipped a court appearance last week, after a California sheriff’s office released him. Chavez, accused of beating his live-in girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter so badly he broke both of her arms and her leg, was released from the San Luis Obispo County Jail on $100,000 bail. Police arrested Chavez on July 30, then released him on July 31 — despite the severity of the latest allegations against him, his lengthy criminal record, and U.S. Immigration and Enforcement Customs’ request to detain him. He faces seven felony counts: Three counts for child abuse,...
  • Bowe Bergdahl Lawyer: Donald Trump Should Be Sued for Defamation

    08/20/2015 4:10:25 PM PDT · by maggief · 73 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 20, 2015 | DANIELLA SILVA
    An attorney for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Thursday recent comments made by Donald Trump threaten his client's right to a fair trial, after the presidential candidate called Bergdahl a "dirty, rotten traitor." At a town hall in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Trump referred to Bergdahl as a "dirty, rotten traitor" and appeared to pantomime his execution while criticizing the soldier's release as part of a prisoner exchange with the Taliban. Attorney Eugene R. Fidell said in a statement that his client was unable to speak out in his own defense because he is facing a preliminary hearing in the...
  • Gang buries hacked-up teen alive; 2 have sex near grave: Cops

    08/20/2015 4:38:50 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 70 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 20, 2015 | Post
    Florida police say four teens hacked a 17-year-old boy half to death with a machete before ordering him into a hole and burying him while still barely alive. Then two of the alleged attackers celebrated by having sex nearby. Desiray Strickland, 18, was arrested Wednesday in the sickening murder of Jose Amaya Guardado on June 28. Kaheem Arbelo, 20, Jonathan Lucas, 18, and Christian Colon, 19, were arrested last week, and reportedly confessed to the crime. The foursome apparently plotted the gruesome killing for a couple of weeks, according to court documents obtained by the Miami Herald. They allegedly dug...
  • Horde of Teens Snags Goods from Christian Louboutin in Buckhead

    08/19/2015 10:52:25 AM PDT · by Cecily · 61 replies
    As unarmed security officers ordered them to stop, more than a dozen teenage boys swiped $60,000 worth of handbags from a Buckhead boutique early Wednesday, Atlanta police said. The incident at the Christian Louboutin store at 3065 Peachtree Road was the second smash-and-grab burglary in the area in as many days. The French designer store is less than two miles from a Neiman Marcus Last Call that was hit by suspects Tuesday morning.
  • Up to 150 drowned, shot dead fleeing Boko Haram in Nigeria

    08/18/2015 5:26:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 8/18/15 | Aminu Abubakar
    Up to 150 people drowned in a river or were shot dead fleeing Boko Haram gunmen who raided a remote village in Nigeria's northeastern Yobe state, residents said on Tuesday.Dozens of militants arrived on motorcycles and in a car on Thursday last week and sprayed automatic gunfire, scattering terrified inhabitants of Kukuwa-Gari."They opened fire instantly, which forced residents to flee. They shot a number of people. Unfortunately many residents who tried to flee plunged into the river which is full from the rain. Many drowned," Modu Balumi, a resident of the village, told AFP."By our latest toll we have 150...
  • Many Hispanic adults still believe antibiotics will treat a cold

    08/18/2015 1:37:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Kathryn Doyle
    Many U.S. adults, including almost half of Hispanics, believe that taking antibiotics will ease the symptoms of a cold, a new study shows - even though most colds are viral and antibiotics don’t work against viruses. Compared to all Americans on average, Hispanic consumers are almost three times as likely to get antibiotics from a source other than a prescribing physician or to use antibiotics left over from a previous illness, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Using antibiotics when they won’t work, or using them incorrectly, helps bacteria become resistant, making the...
  • Lice in 25 states are resistant to over-the-counter treatments

    08/18/2015 12:55:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    UPI ^ | Stephen Feller
    "We are the first group to collect lice samples from a large number of populations across the U.S.," said Dr. Kyong Yoon, a researcher at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, in a press release. "What we found was that 104 out of the 109 lice populations we tested had high levels of gene mutations, which have been linked to resistance to pyrethroids." Pyrethoids are a type of insecticide used for mosquitoes and other insects that contain permethrin, the active ingredient in over-the-counter lice treatment products. Yoon collected lice from 30 states, analyzing them for knock-down resistance, or kdr, mutations. Kdr...
  • Morale At ICE In A Nosedive

    08/16/2015 2:06:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/16/15 | Kerry Picket
    Morale at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is in the gutter, sources tell The Daily Caller. Staffers at ICE find themselves in a politicized culture and are looking for ways to leave the agency for other job opportunities.“There are people at ICE who are just dying to get out. There are often these openings that you see at USA jobs. For any given job, there might be one position open and you are getting on average four or 500 applicants for that one job and many of those applicants are coming from places like ICE,” one source told TheDC.Additionally, ICE...
  • Evangelists: Obama 'paving the way' for Antichrist

    08/15/2015 9:12:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 55 replies
    WND ^ | August 15, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    President Obama President Obama isn’t the Antichrist – but he sure is “paving the way” for him, said some Christian evangelists who’ve been watching the White House in biblically prophetic light with alarm. “Although President Obama is certainly not the Antichrist, his policies are paving the way for the Antichrist,” said pastor Robert James Jeffress, Jr., of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, Christian Today reported. “While I am not suggesting that President Obama is the Antichrist, the fact that he was able to propose such a sweeping change in God’s law and still win re-election by a...
  • Christian preachers on Oregon sidewalk attacked by man with 'police protection'

    08/15/2015 7:22:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 8/16/15 | Jonah Hicap
    Christians preaching the Gospel outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday were doused with scouring powder by a man who apparently had police protection since a police officer on duty just stood by and did not stop, much less arrest him.The Portland Police Department later said it would not press charges against the assailant as the incident was deemed "a private criminal complaint."The preachers were taking part in activities at the Biblical Church Evangelism Conference hosted by Beaverton Grace Bible Church, according to Christian News Network.About 20 Christian preachers were on the public sidewalk preaching and holding...
  • Bin Laden's Youngest Son May Be Rising in al-Qaeda

    08/15/2015 12:01:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Newser.com ^ | 08/15/2015 | Michael Harthorne
    (Newser) – A man claiming to be Osama bin Laden's youngest son Hamza released an audio message calling for al-Qaeda supporters to step up lone-wolf attacks on the United States and its allies, he Telegraph reports. He singled out Washington DC, London, Paris, and Tel Aviv as targets. If the recording, which was shared by supporters on Twitter, is indeed from Hamza bin Laden, it would be the first time he has acted as an official spokesperson for al-Qaeda, according to the BBC. The Telegraph reports evidence from the Abbottabad compound where Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011 suggest...
  • Osama’s son calls on followers in Kabul, Baghdad, Gaza to wage jihad on the West

    08/15/2015 10:52:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Khaama Press ^ | 8/15/15
    The son of the former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has called on his followers in Kabul, Baghdad and Gaza to wage jihad on the West.The demand by Osama’s son, Hamza Bin Laden, was made in an audio message released by al Qaeda website.Hamzad is believed to be either 23 or 24 years old and the audio recording is believed to be the first such message from him him.Touted as a future leader of the terror network, Hamza is believed to have taken part in attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan as early as 2005.The Al-Jazeera network broadcast footage that...
  • ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Sexually Abused American Hostage Kayla Mueller, Officials Say

    08/15/2015 10:23:03 AM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/14/15 | James Gordon Meek
    Before her death earlier this year, American hostage Kayla Mueller, was repeatedly raped by top leader of ISIS, Abu al-Baghdadi, according to counter terrorism officials.
  • Islamic State posts pictures of Christian women threatening that they will become...

    08/15/2015 10:08:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/15/15 | Robert Spencer
    Kidnapping infidels and releasing them for ransom or killing them, as well as enslaving them if that option is deemed most advantageous for the Muslims, is fully sanctioned in Islamic law: “As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may...
  • Some deal: Iran will soon be able to kill 90 percent of our population

    08/14/2015 7:41:19 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 46 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 8/13/2015 | LAWRENCE J. HAAS
    Just four days after U.S.-led global powers and Iran completed their nuclear deal, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, reaffirmed the "Death to America" mantra that has pervaded his regime since its establishment in 1979, stating, "The entire country is under the umbrella of this great movement." Iran has killed hundreds of Americans in the Middle East, both directly and through its terrorist proxies. It has threatened U.S. regional interests by funding anti-Israeli terrorists, propping up Syria's terror-backing Bashar al-Assad and de-stabilizing U.S.-backed governments. Moving forward, this deal will enable Tehran to threaten U.S. security more directly in at least...
  • ISIS Leader Repeatedly Raped American Hostage, U.S. Finds [Would Not Have Happened Under Reagan!]

    08/14/2015 5:29:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August 14, 2015
    August 14, 2015 ISIS Leader Repeatedly Raped American Hostage, U.S. Finds WASHINGTON -- American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), U.S. intelligence officials told her family in June. "They told us that he married her, and we all understand what that means," Carl Mueller, Kayla's father, told The Associated Press on Friday, which would have been his daughter's 27th birthday. Her death was reported in February. Her mother, Marsha Mueller, added, "Kayla did not marry this man. He took her to his...
  • 2 dead, including 14-year-old girl, and 7 wounded in shootings across Chicago

    08/14/2015 6:03:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 13, 2015
    Two people, including a 14-year-old girl, were killed and seven other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Wednesday, according to police.. Tracy Davis, 14, was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of North Homan Avenue in East Garfield Park, She was dead on the scene, officials said.
  • FOOD BANKS STRUGGLE TO MEET SURPRISING DEMAND

    08/13/2015 12:07:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    AP ^ | August 13, 2015 | Scott McFetridge
    Food banks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer each family. U.S. food banks are expected to give away about 4 billion pounds of food this year, more than double the amount provided a decade ago, according to Feeding America, the nation's primary food bank network. The group gave away 3.8 billion in 2013.
  • Can America cope with a resurgence of tropical disease?

    08/13/2015 8:33:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    MosaicScience.com ^ | 11 August 2015 | Carrie Arnold
    Having stamped out a number of tropical diseases – including malaria – decades ago, is America today complacent about a rising wave of infectious disease? By Carrie Arnold. 11 August 2015 One rainy Friday morning in March 2015, Dr Laila Woc-Colburn saw two patients with neurocysticercosis (a parasitic infection of the brain) and one with Chagas disease, which is transmitted by insects nicknamed ‘kissing bugs’. Having attended medical school in her native Guatemala, she was used to treating these kinds of diseases. But she was not in Guatemala any more – this was Houston, Texas.For half a day each week,...
  • Fidel Castro to US: you owe us millions

    08/13/2015 7:25:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 13, 2015
    Fidel Castro marked his 89th birthday Thursday by insisting the United States owes Cuba "many millions of dollars" because of the half-century-old American trade embargo. Castro spoke out in an essay published in local media a day before US Secretary of State John Kerry makes a historic visit to Cuba to reopen the US embassy as part of the countries' restoration of diplomatic relations.
  • North Korea Appears to Build 2nd Uranium Centrifuge Hall at Yongbyon Site

    08/12/2015 7:58:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 11 2015 | Alexander Smith
    Aug 11 2015, 9:42 am ET North Korea Appears to Build 2nd Uranium Centrifuge Hall at Yongbyon Site by Alexander Smith North Korea appears to have made a major upgrade to its main nuclear facility that could double the country's capacity to produce weapons-grade uranium, a defense analytics firm said Tuesday. The secretive state appears to have put into operation a second centrifuge hall at its Yongbyon site, around 50 miles north of Pyongyang, according to analysis of new satellite images by IHS Jane's. Centrifuges are an essential part of enriching uranium used for nuclear energy plants and atomic bombs....
  • Obama’s Massive Failure Has Delivered Trump’s Success

    08/12/2015 5:24:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | August 12, 2015 | Liz Peek
    No president in our country’s history has been more concerned about his legacy than has Barack Obama. How ironic that people might someday best remember our first African-American Commander in Chief for having inspired the candidacy of Donald Trump. Six years of Obama forcing unpopular policies down Americans’ throats; six years of lies and misdeeds by unaccountable bureaucrats; six years of lame growth and resulting wage suppression; six years of appeasing our enemies and facing down our friends; six years of dividing the country – they have all taken their toll. People are angry and are willing to champion a...
  • Protesters Ready For War As America’s Impoverished Inner Cities Threaten To Erupt

    08/12/2015 4:27:13 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/11/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Are we about to witness a new round of racially-charged protests, riots and demonstrations all across the United States? On Sunday night, a protest that had been organized to commemorate the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri took a very violent turn. An 18-year-old named Tyrone Harris that is being described as a “real close” friend of Michael Brown opened fire on police with a stolen handgun. Police returned fire and Harris got hit. He is now in the hospital and his prognosis is uncertain. Of course this just raised tensions to an entirely new level,...
  • Iran, Russia Hold Wargames

    08/11/2015 8:02:07 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 11, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian and Russian warships team up for war drills Iranian and Russian naval forces on Tuesday staged a series of war drills in the waters near northern Iran, in another joint show of force meant to display the two nations’ control of nearby waterways.An Iranian destroyer and team of Russian warships staged a series of war drills and engaged in joint training exercises, according to reports in Iran’s state-controlled press.Two Russian warships docked over the weekend in Iran’s northern Anzali port in anticipation of the wargames.The military exercises come just weeks after Iran and global powers signed a nuclear accord...
  • Police chief blames immigration, crime policies in murder of Santa Maria woman

    08/11/2015 2:33:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | August 10, 2015 | Marilyn Pharis
    When a woman died after an undocumented immigrant and another man allegedly sexually assaulted her and beat her with a hammer, a police chief wasted little time blaming the executive offices of California and the United States. “I think it starts in Washington, D.C., with this administration that we see and their policies. I think you can draw a direct line over to Sacramento with the policies of, I’m going to say, this governor and the Legislature,” Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin told reporters. “And I am not remiss to say that from Washington, D.C., to Sacramento, there’s a...
  • Fetal Parts Sold for "Scientific Research" on Cosmetics, Flavor Enhancers

    08/11/2015 11:52:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 11, 2015 | PATTI MAGUIRE ARMSTRONG
    A largely horrified public has watched five videos on the selling of aborted babies—sacrificed to the gods of “scientific research.” The heartless defenders of their dismemberment for profit, claim that it contributes to “life-saving research.”     Aside from the fact that scientific experimentation on murder victims is immoral, realize also that this is not just about real science. Aborted babies have been used for such things as  testing flavor enhancers for food companies and creating  anti-aging creams. Developing products such as cosmetics and flavor enhancers are to science as lemon drops and potato chips are to fruits and vegetables.   Flavor...
  • Mother who tossed newborn baby from fourth-floor window said boy was possessed, prosecutors say

    08/10/2015 5:08:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    AP/Newsday ^ | 8/10/15
    Prosecutors say a mother accused of killing her newborn by throwing him out a fourth-floor window told authorities an evil spirit had taken over the boy. Rashida Chowdhury is being held without bail after her arrest late last week in the death of her month-old son, Rizwan. According to a criminal complaint, the 21-year-old threw the baby out of her bathroom window around 4 a.m. on Aug. 7. A neighbor reported hearing the child hit the ground. The baby died from blunt impact injuries.
  • The secret to ISIS's success: Over 100 former Saddam Hussein-era officers run jihadi group's

    08/10/2015 4:21:14 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    AP via Daily Mail ^ | 08/08/2015 | TOM WYKE
    Once part of one of the most brutal dictator's army in the Middle East, over 100 former members of Saddam Hussein's military and intelligence officers are now part of ISIS. Now they make up the complex network of ISIS's leadership, helping to build the military strategies which have led the brutal jihadi group to their military gains in Syria and Iraq. The officers gave ISIS the organization and discipline it needed to weld together jihadi fighters drawn from across the globe, integrating terror tactics like suicide bombings with military operation
  • U.S. State Dept. Bars Christians From Testifying About Persecution by Muslims

    08/09/2015 11:07:32 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    JoeMiller.us ^ | 08/09/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    During the height of one of the most brutal months of Muslim persecution of Christians, the U.S. State Department exposed its double standards against persecuted Christian minorities. Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U.S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U.S. State Department even though she had visited the U.S. before, most recently in 2012. She was to be one of a delegation of religious leaders from Iraq — including Sunni, Shia and Yazidi, among others — to visit Washington, D.C., to describe the situation...
  • Man charged in Birmingham detective's beating; outrage follows support of attack on social media

    08/08/2015 8:53:06 PM PDT · by boycott · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | August 08, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    A Center Point man with a violent past is now charged with attempted murder in the pistol-whipping of a Birmingham police detective during a traffic stop Friday morning. Police today identified the suspect as 34-year-old Janard Shamar Cunningham, also known as Janaris Shavar Cunningham. He has at least a half dozen convictions dating back to 1999, and as many arrests in which charges were dismissed during the same time period. Cunningham is charged in the beating of a detective who is a six-year veteran of the force. Authorities said Cunningham stole the detective's gun and then repeatedly hit him in...
  • LLEGAL ALIEN CRIME ACCOUNTS FOR OVER 30% OF MURDERS IN MANY STATES

    08/08/2015 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 8, 2015 | TOM TANCREDO
    Let’s look at a few numbers. You haven’t seen them in the New York Times, Atlanta Constitution, or the Miami Herald, nor have they been featured on NBC Nightly news or CNN. So, the average American is blissfully unaware of them. Between 2008 and 2014, 40% of all murder convictions in Florida were criminal aliens. In New York it was 34% and Arizona 17.8%. During those years, criminal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions in the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York, while illegal aliens constitute only 5.6% of the total population in those...
  • FBI Says Muslim Men Intimidating Military Families in Wyoming and Colorado

    08/08/2015 10:53:35 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 70 replies
    http://www.barbwire.com ^ | 8/8/2015 | Onan Coca
    The FBI has issued an alert across the country out of concern for military families, particularly in Wyoming and Colorado. The FBI says that Middle Eastern men have recently been approaching the homes of U.S. military members in Colorado and Wyoming. One such example happened in May when two men approached the wife of a soldier and told her that her husband was an interrogator. After she denied their accusations they left in a dark sedan that she had seen several times in her neighborhood. Apparently, similar stories are being reported throughout the region. These men seem to be trying...