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  • China blocks US Navy aircraft carrier from Hong Kong port

    05/01/2016 6:41:53 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 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 · 71 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...
  • America’s million-doctor shortage is right around the corner

    The doctor is disappearing in America. And by most projections, it’s only going to get worse — the U.S. could lose as many as 1 million doctors by 2025, according to a Association of American Medical Colleges report. Primary-care physicians will account for as much as one-third of that shortage, meaning the doctor you likely interact with most often is also becoming much more difficult to see.
  • OBAMA’S LEGACY – Black Lives Matter Terrorist: ‘We Will Incite Riots Everywhere if Trump Wins’

    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.
  • A Most Violent Year: Chicago is on track to having 500 homicides for 2016

    04/02/2016 9:41:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/1/2016 | Matt Vespa
    As the first quarter of 2016 nears an end, violence in Chicago has reached levels unseen in years, putting the city on course to top 500 homicides for only the second time since 2008. As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, homicides totaled 135, a 71 percent jump over the 79 killings in the same year-earlier period, official Police Department statistics show. That represented the worst first quarter of a year since 136 homicides in 1999, according to the data. Shootings have jumped by comparable numbers as well. As of Wednesday, at least 727 people had been shot in Chicago so far...
  • Obama’s True Legacy Will be Rising Crime Rates

    03/30/2016 3:23:46 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 3/29/2016 | Staff
    a few years, once we’ve gotten some distance from the disastrous Obama presidency, it will be interesting to see which aspects of his tenure had the most damaging long-term impact. His weakness on terrorism? His signature health insurance legislation? His nuclear deal with Iran? His efforts to welcome illegal immigrants? Any of those things are potential contenders, but soaring crime rates may turn out to be Obama’s true legacy. When this man came into office, American crime was in the middle of a 20-year downturn. But due to his administration’s take on racial justice, those numbers are on the rise...
  • Beware Obama, the Benevolent

    03/29/2016 10:57:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 29, 2016 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    When President Obama stages a photo op to publicize signing a measure he claims will “help” American workers, you can be almost certain that “unintended consequences” will outweigh any intended benefits. Lacking even an elementary understanding of how a market economy works, he only makes things worse. In an effort to avoid the Obamacare mandate, many companies reduced workers to fewer than 30 hours per week. This reduction of employees to part-time status continues to cause endless difficulties. Employees have fewer hours and less income than they want, and employers have a harder time staffing their companies. But the Obama...
  • America’s Military Is in Much Worse Shape Than You’d Think

    03/28/2016 4:50:54 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 51 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 25, 2016 | John Sullivan / Justin Johnson
    America’s military is dangerously weak and unprepared today, and it’s not getting better. At least that’s what top military leaders told Congress recently. Unfortunately, the testimony of these top generals and admirals did not get the attention it deserved. For the last 15 years, the United States military has not prepared for conflict with a near peer competitor like Russia or China. General Mark Milley, chief of staff of the Army, shared his worries with Congress, explaining that the Army would be able to handle a serious conflict but “not at a level that is appropriate for what the American...
  • Shocker cuts to Q1 growth pace show faltering economy

    03/28/2016 11:01:16 AM PDT · by upchuck · 18 replies
    cnbc ^ | March 28, 2016 | Patti Domm
    First-quarter growth is now tracking at just 0.9 percent, after new data showed surprising weakness in consumer spending and a wider-than-expected trade gap. According to the CNBC/Moody's Analytics rapid update, economists now see the sluggish growth pace based on already reported data, down from 1.4 percent last week. According to the rapid update, economists have a median forecast of 1.6 percent growth in first-quarter GDP, which includes their estimates for data not yet released. "It's not a polar vortex winter. You can't blame the weather this year. It's the consumer. I think there's a problem with the measurement but at...
  • Two Left Feet: Obama’s Week Of ‘Bad Optics’ Really Just Bad Leadership

    03/28/2016 9:57:46 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 27, 2016 | Kyle Smith
    To be a president means regularly to find oneself caught off balance. Sometimes you want to chill at the same moment your enemies move to kill. You may find yourself doing an innocent photo op reading a book to little kids when terrorists launch a coordinated attack on the country. So let’s have a little sympathy for President Obama this week. It has to be frustrating when you set out to make nice with the leaders of a mass-murdering fanatical regime and at the exact same time a mass murder is carried out by a completely different group of fanatics...
  • Newborn baby found alive after tossed into compactor

    03/27/2016 4:41:42 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 27, 2016 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    A newborn baby was rescued from a trash compactor in Washington state Friday night and is expected to survive. The baby boy was rushed to the hospital after Jeff Meyers and his girlfriend, Paula, discovered him inside the compactor that crushes garbage for residents at the Mirabella Apartments in Everett.
  • CIA director Brennan:ISIS was decimated under Bush, grew 4,400% under Obama

    03/27/2016 7:57:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/26/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Shavua tov, a good week to everyone. CIA Director John Brennan has admitted that ISIS was decimated under George W. Bush, but has grown by 4,400% under Obama. In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies yesterday, CIA director John Brennan made a startling admission: The Islamic State was “decimated” under George W. Bush and had just “700-or-so adherents left” following the surge in Iraq. Said Brennan: [ISIS] was, you know, pretty much decimated when US forces were there in Iraq. It had maybe 700-or-so adherents left. And then it grew quite a bit in the...
  • President in the wrong place at the wrong time

    03/26/2016 10:04:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/26/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Barack Obama will leave office with our country in a weakened state and our enemies growing in power and influence. Once again, President Obama is in the wrong place at the wrong time. This week, it was Havana, Cuba, the home of the tyrannical Castro brothers, murderous communist dictators. On Tuesday, the President concluded his historic visit to the island nation. It was the first official trip by a U.S. President since Calvin Coolidge 88 years ago. The net effect of the visit is that Cuba scored massive propaganda points. They will soon start cashing in on more tourism and...
  • Anti-Semitic fliers appear on campuses across the country

    03/25/2016 2:50:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 5:29 PM EDT
    Several colleges across the country are investigating after a rash of anti-Semitic fliers began printing from their network-connected printers or fax machines. The fliers began appearing Thursday at schools including New Jersey’s Princeton University, Rhode Island’s Brown University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. […] The fliers are addressed to “white men.” They disparage Jewish people and include links to a neo-Nazi website. …
  • Obama: GOP thinks I would have turned US into Cuba

    03/23/2016 3:12:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Obama: GOP thinks I would have turned US into Cuba By Jordan Fabian - 03/23/16 04:04 PM EDT President Obama on Wednesday joked that Republicans believe he would have turned the United States into communist Cuba if constitutional limits on power didn’t exist. The president was asked about the likelihood of GOP front-runner Donald Trump being elected president during a town hall with young people in Argentina. Obama didn’t answer directly, saying he believes voters will make a “good choice” in the 2016 elections. But even if voters pick a bad president, Obama said, “there is limits to the damage...
  • Obama’s Legacy – The Threat of More Terrorism Here

    03/23/2016 6:31:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Center For Security Policy ^ | March 8, 2016 | Frank Gaffney, Jr.
    Obama’s Legacy – The Threat of More Terrorism Here Free Fire | March 8, 2016 | Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Defense Budget & Programs, Understanding the Shariah Threat Doctrine The President’s Homeland Security Advisor says international terrorist groups are “planning for sophisticated and coordinated terror attacks” in this country. In fact, Lisa Monaco warned that the threats are becoming ‘broader, more diffuse, and less predicable than at any time” since the 9/11 attacks. Call it Obama’s legacy. Unfortunately, as former clandestine CIA officer Clare Lopez and I point out in a new book, See No Sharia, our first lines of defense against...
  • Bill Clinton Rips ‘Awful Legacy Of The Last 8 Years,’ Later Says He Wasn’t Referring To Obama

    03/22/2016 3:50:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | March 21, 2016 | Ed Mazza
    The former president was speaking on behalf of his wife, Hillary Clinton, at a campaign event.Bill Clinton slammed the "awful legacy of the last eight years" on Monday, which Republicans quickly claimed was an attack on President Barack Obama. However, the former president was really talking about Republican obstructionism. Clinton was speaking in Spokane, Washington on behalf of his wife, former secretary of state and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, calling her a "change-maker" who can "make democracy work the way the framers intended for it to work." He added: "Now, if you don't believe we can all grow together...
  • VIDEO: Bill Clinton slams ‘awful legacy of last 8 years’

    03/21/2016 6:14:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 03/21/16 | Kyle Olson
    Bill Clinton is either losing it, or he’s ramping up his attacks on President Obama. Neither is good news for Hillary Clinton. During a speech in Spokane, Washington on Monday, Clinton seemed to tear down Obama to boost his wife. “Literally from the time I met her till we talked yesterday, she is the best change maker I have ever known. “She always finds a way to make something good happen, to make people feel empowered, to buy people into the process, to make democracy work the way the framer intended for it to work,” Clinton said. “Now, if you...
  • Foreign governments are dumping US debt at a record rate

    03/20/2016 11:09:19 AM PDT · by pilgrim · 49 replies
    businessinsider ^ | March 20, 2016 | Ryan McMaken
    For years, the US government has been able to finance it's debt at cheap interest rates because there have always been plenty of enthusiastic buyers. As long as the Chinese, the Japanese, and others continue to hold and buy large amounts.. ....then the US government would have to entice them and others to take on the debt by promising to pay a higher interest rate on it. In turn, this would require more spending on debt service by Congress. If this should ever happen, it would require significant cuts to government programs — or tax increases, or both — in...
  • Number of store closures already set to outpace last year

    03/19/2016 11:06:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 19, 2016 | Lisa Fickenscher
    The grim reaper is on a shopping binge. The number of shuttered stores this year is already outpacing last year’s rate — and showing no signs of slowing down. Last week, Men’s Wearhouse said it will close a whopping 250 stores, while Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy and announced plans to close 140 stores earlier this month.
  • Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy(WTH!?)

    03/18/2016 8:41:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/17/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    California regulators may force a massive solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert to shut down after years of under-producing electricity — not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds. The Ivanpah solar plant could be shut down if state regulators don’t give it more time to meet electricity production promises it made as part of its power purchase agreements with utilities, according to The Wall Street Journal. Ivanpah, which got a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Obama administration, only produced a fraction of the power state regulators expected it would....
  • Obama points finger at Britain, France over Libya chaos

    03/11/2016 1:01:08 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 66 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    Obama points finger at Britain, France over Libya chaos Published March 11, 2016 FoxNews.com President Barack Obama has strongly criticized the leaders of Great Britain and France for their policy toward Libya after the 2011 overthrow of dictator Muammar Qaddafi, saying that he was mistaken to believe the U.S.' European allies would be "more invested in the follow-up" to Qaddafi's fall. Obama made the remarks in an interview with The Atlantic magazine. The criticisms of British Prime Minister David Cameron, in particular, are some of the strongest of a sitting U.K. leader by a sitting president. In the interview, Obama...
  • We Did Not Survive

    03/02/2016 6:58:31 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 346 replies
    Original Material | 3/2/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Every election, I hear the same thing. "We need to vote _____ because this is THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION EVER. Vote ____ to save America." Some people say we barely survived an Obama presidency. I assert that we DID NOT SURVIVE IT. America looks NOTHING like it did 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago. We embrace pure evil (abortion), we embrace pure madness (transgenderism and gay superiority), we embrace pure racism (black lives matter but white ones don’t), we embrace pure tyranny (attacks on every BoR Amendment). So people who tell me we need to vote ________ to save America...
  • China takes Philippine atoll

    03/01/2016 6:17:32 PM PST · by ch.man · 130 replies
    Philstar ^ | March 2nd, 20016 | Jaime Laude
    MANILA, Philippines – The Chinese have taken over another traditional Filipino fishing ground near Palawan where they have stationed up to five ships to keep local fishermen at bay, sources said. Now effectively under Chinese control is Quirino or Jackson Atoll, which has been a rich source of catch for a long time for fishermen from Palawan, Southern Luzon, Western Visayas and even Manila. Gray and white Chinese vessels have not left the atoll, which Filipino fishermen also call Jackson Five, because of the existence of five lagoons in the area. The Chinese are claiming almost the entire South China...
  • Middle East Political Analyst Details How the Obama Admin Has Underestimated World Powers

    02/28/2016 8:25:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Golan Heights, Israel - Elliot Chodoff, a political analyst who kindly gave our Christian group a tour of the Syrian border this week on our trip to Israel, was not even fazed by the gunfire we heard in the distance. "Welcome to my world," he said casually as "Pop! Pop! Pop!" sounded behind us. He just as calmly added that there were over 50 terror organizations within our field of vision. With all these nearby threats, you would expect Israel would be able to count on her friends to be fully versed on the situation and be ready to protect...
  • Obama's legacy: complete world disorder

    02/28/2016 5:37:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | February 27, 2016 | by Charles Krauthammer
    State of the world, Year Eight of Barack Obama: (1) In the South China Sea, on a speck of land of disputed sovereignty far from its borders, China has just installed anti-aircraft batteries and stationed fighter jets. (2) Syria. Russian intervention has turned the tide of war. The U.S. response? Repeated pathetic attempts by Secretary of State John Kerry to propitiate Russia (and its ally, Iran) in one collapsed peace conference after another. (3) Ukraine. Having swallowed Crimea so thoroughly that no one even talks about it anymore, Russia continues to trample with impunity on the Minsk cease-fire agreements. (4)...
  • Deadliest start to year in Chicago in nearly two decades

    02/29/2016 11:51:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 29, 2016 | By Alexandra Chachkevitch et.al.
    The number of homicides so far this year in Chicago climbed past 100 over the weekend, the deadliest start to a year in the city in nearly two decades, according to statistics kept by the Police Department and the Tribune. At least two people were killed and 24 were wounded between Friday afternoon and Sunday evening. Throughout much of the month, homicides had been running nearly double the same time last year. By Sunday evening, the total stood at 102 compared with 52 on Feb. 28 last year. Murder statistics kept by the Police Department include only those violent deaths...
  • Virginia policewoman killed on her first day on job; Army sergeant charged

    02/28/2016 11:52:39 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 53 replies
    An off-duty U.S. Army sergeant stationed at the Pentagon has been charged with fatally shooting a Virginia police officer on her first day on the job as she responded to a domestic disturbance at a home outside Washington, authorities said on Sunday.
  • Suspect in Virginia Cop Killing Identified as Pentagon Staff Sergeant Ronald Hamilton(1st day)

    02/28/2016 12:03:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    The Virginia man accused of killing his wife and a rookie police officer is an active-duty Army staff sergeant assigned the Pentagon, officials told NBC News Sunday. Ronald Hamilton, 32, is being held without bond on charges of capital murder of a police officer, assault with a fire arm and murder in the first degree, according to the Prince William County Adult Detention Center.
  • US-backed militia groups now fighting each other in Syria

    02/20/2016 9:22:16 AM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 20, 2016 | Richard Spencer
    If anywhere can show the consequences of American foreign policy under President Barack Obama, it may be the small town of Marea, north of Aleppo. In the course of the last five years, it has seen Assad regime tanks roll through from the south, firing shells through its houses. It has been repeatedly attacked from the east by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). On occasion it has been bombed from the air by the regime and shelled from the ground by Isil on the same day. Now its rebel defenders are fighting Isil, the regime, Russian bombers,...
  • The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?

    02/20/2016 9:41:52 AM PST · by Sawdring · 50 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9/24/2015 | GRAHAM ALLISON
    When Barack Obama meets this week with Xi Jinping during the Chinese president’s first state visit to America, one item probably won’t be on their agenda: the possibility that the United States and China could find themselves at war in the next decade. In policy circles, this appears as unlikely as it would be unwise. And yet 100 years on, World War I offers a sobering reminder of man’s capacity for folly. When we say that war is “inconceivable,” is this a statement about what is possible in the world—or only about what our limited minds can conceive? In 1914,...
  • Iran space launch to prep long-range nuclear missiles

    02/18/2016 6:54:59 AM PST · by Mr Apple · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Ari Yashar
    US intel officials warn Tehran's upcoming test of space vehicle this month breaches UN nuclear sanctions, paves way to nuclear weapon. US intelligence officials have warned that the anticipated space launch by Iran later this month as part of its "massive" missile drills will likely violate a recent UN nuclear resolution against long-range missile tests.
  • China’s Island Missiles Can Effectively Shut Out the U.S. Air Force

    02/18/2016 6:38:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 18, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    China has deployed the powerful HQ-9 air and missile defense system to Woody Island — also known as Yongxing — in the Parcel archipelago, marking a new level of escalation in Beijing’s quest to control the South China Sea. The disputed island — which has been inhabited by about 1,000 Chinese citizens since 1956 — is also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. The addition of the HQ-9 — which was first reported by Fox News on Feb. 17 — would greatly increase the People’s Liberation Army’s air defense capabilities in the region. Like the Russian-made Almaz Antey S-300 air defense...
  • Report: Anti-White Agenda Revealed at GitHub’s Diversity Team

    02/15/2016 7:17:59 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/8/2016
    Online source code repository and team collaboration service GitHub has been under fire after an anti-white agenda was revealed within the company’s “Social Impact Team.” According to Tech Insider’s reveal on GitHub’s current situation, CEO Chris Wanstrath is radically changing the company. The former flat structure that eliminated substantial hierarchy has been replaced with supervisors and middle managers, and the ability for employees to work remotely has been cut back in favour of mandatory office working environments. These changes have prompted many long-term employees to leave, with some reportedly being ousted if they cannot meet the new requirements. GitHub’s Social...