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  • The expulsion of Baghdad’s Jews and the unraveling of the Middle East

    08/03/2015 11:16:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/02/2015 | JONATHAN SPYER
    Some 60 years later, in Baghdad the Jews are a ghostly memory. A FEW hours in the Shorja open market in Baghdad can teach you a lot – about the Middle East’s past, its present and its apparent future. What’s to be found there is informative. What is absent – equally so. My fixer Yusuf hadn’t wanted to take me to Shorja. I was in Baghdad for a reporting project on the Shi’ite militias. Between heading for Anbar with Kata’ib Hezbollah and up to Baiji with the Badr Corps, we had a few hours of down time in Baghdad, so...
  • Obama to Unveil Tougher Climate Plan With His Legacy in Mind

    08/02/2015 12:01:49 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT and GARDINER HARRIS
    WASHINGTON — In the strongest action ever taken in the United States to combat climate change, President Obama will unveil on Monday a set of environmental regulations devised to sharply cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants and ultimately transform America’s electricity industry. The rules are the final, tougher versions of proposed regulations that the Environmental Protection Agency announced in 2012 and 2014. If they withstand the expected legal challenges, the regulations will set in motion sweeping policy changes that could shut down hundreds of coal-fired power plants, freeze construction of new coal plants and create a...
  • Obama Stopped Being a Christian American Upon Election to POTUS

    08/02/2015 2:59:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/15 | Jerry McConnell
    The shadowy shyster Obama January 20, 2009, was the date; the infamous date when the destroyer of the country called the United States of America began his crusade to kill off as many citizens as possible, and as many symbols and patriotic sayings as he possibly could annihilate. If some took actual lives with his deadly thrusts, the happier he was and the more he enjoyed being the “Messiah” of doom. O1/20/09 was also the date when nearly half of the country abandoned their citizenship and bowed down to this fakir who could not even produce a legitimate birth certificate....
  • Officer fatally shot during traffic stop in Memphis; killer on the run

    08/02/2015 7:23:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | Holly Yan and Joe Sutton
    CNN)—A manhunt is underway for a suspect who fatally shot a police officer during a traffic stop in Tennessee, authorities said Sunday. Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton, 33, was shot multiple times Saturday night by a person who was in the car he pulled over, police said.The assailant remains at large, Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said.
  • Teen accused of suffocating newborn son, then going shopping

    07/30/2015 8:11:57 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jennifer Peltz
    A teenage girl suffocated her just-born baby boy before putting his body in a shopping bag, then going on a trip to a Victoria's Secret store the next day, prosecutors said as she was charged with murder Thursday.
  • Report: Illegal Aliens Outnumber Unemployed Americans

    07/29/2015 7:30:52 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.townhall.com ^ | 7/2872015 | Aaron Bandler
    A new report from the Pew Research Center says that the number of illegal aliens in the country currently outnumber unemployed Americans. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: The number of illegal immigrants in the United States totaled 11.3 million in 2014, outnumbering the 9.6 million Americans who were unemployed in the same year, according to data from Pew Research Center and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “An estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2014,” says a Pew report. “The new unauthorized immigrant total includes people who cross the border illegally as well as...
  • Islamic State secretly planning to provoke 'end of the world' by attacking India ......

    07/29/2015 7:18:03 AM PDT · by cold start · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 29 july 2015 | Elaine O'flynn
    Urdu document passed to U.S. media by Pakistani with links to the Taliban Preparations underway to attack India as a way of enticing U.S. into battle Urges Taliban factions to join with ISIS in bid to form a worldwide caliphate Worldwide caliphate will 'behead every person that rebels against Allah' U.S. intelligence officials say they believe the document is authenticA recruitment document understood to be written by ISIS militants has revealed the terrorist group's plans for all-out war to bring about 'the end of the world'. The Urdu document, passed to the American Media Institute by a Pakistani citizen...
  • China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet

    07/28/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | 7/28/2015 | James T Areddy
    SHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People’s Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China’s Communist Party. Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the Internet represented a new form of global control, and the U.S. was a “shadow” present during some of those popular uprisings. Beijing had better pay attention. Four years after they sounded that alarm, China is paying a lot of attention. Its government is pushing to rewrite the rules of...
  • Homeownership rate drops to 63.4%, lowest since 1967

    07/28/2015 8:29:55 AM PDT · by John W · 28 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Diana Olick
    The U.S. homeownership rate fell to 63.4 percent in the second quarter of 2015, according to the U.S. Census. That is down from 63.7 percent in the first quarter and from 64.7 percent in the same quarter of 2014. It marks the lowest homeownership rate since 1967. "It is now just five-tenths from the record low seen in 1965 in data going back also to 1965," noted Peter Boockvar, an analyst with The Lindsey Group. "All the governmental attempts (certainly aided and abetted by many players in the private sector) at boosting homeownership has gotten us to this point in...
  • ATF: Gun Production Up ‘140 Percent’ During Obama Presidency

    07/27/2015 5:19:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7/27/15 | AWR Hawkins
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is reporting that gun production has more than doubled during the Obama presidency, increasing “140 percent.” This jump is based on 2013 production numbers, which is the most recent year where complete numbers are available. According to The Hill, the gun industry manufactured approximately “4.5 million firearms” the year before Obama entered office. In 2013 the number manufactured was “13.8 million.”
  • [Red] China launches two satellites as it builds GPS rival

    07/27/2015 11:24:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    phys.org ^ | Julhy 26, 2015
    The satellites are the 18th and 19th launched by China as it develops its domestic navigation system Beidou, or Compass. They take the total number launched this year to three. Beidou is currently centred on the Asia Pacific region but is slated to cover the whole world by 2020. "The successful launch marks another solid step in building Beidou into a navigation system with global coverage," the satellite launch centre was quoted by Xinhua as saying. Beidou—named after the Chinese term for the plough or Big Dipper constellation—was announced in 2012, joining the US's GPS, Russia's GLONASS and European Union's...
  • Taliban overrun base, capture and release 100 Afghan security personnel

    07/26/2015 2:55:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | July 26, 2015 | By Bill Roggio
    The Taliban overran a military base in the remote northern Afghan province of Badakhshan this weekend, capturing more than 100 police and tribal fighters before disarming and freeing them. Taliban fighters began their assault on the Qala base in the embattled district of Warduj beginning on July 24, according to the jihadist group and Afghan press reports. The base was overrun by July 25, but the Afghan government and the Taliban differ on the reasons why. Afghan officials claimed that a police commander known as Amanullah and his officers defected to the Taliban, TOLONews reported. “Amanullah head of the border...
  • US stocks decline as some companies offer bleak future guidance

    07/25/2015 11:24:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    nycity.today ^ | on Sun, 07/26/2015 - 03:16 | Peggy Miles
    .S. Stocks declined mainly due to disappointing second results by many companies and negative news from markets overseas. The bleak future outlook from some of the companies also led to selloff in the markets. The turmoil in the Chinese market was also noted as an issue by many stock market analysts. Many companies performed better than Wall Street expectations including Google and Amazon. Investors were concerned about bleak outlook for future quarters by some of the companies. .. For S&P 500, healthcare stocks faced the tough time during the week. Nine out of ten major sectors on S&P 500 ended...
  • Turkey says parts of Syria to become 'safe zones' (25 Mile Buffer Zone)

    07/25/2015 10:33:27 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 7-25-2015 | AJZ
    Turkey has said areas in north Syria cleared of fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group will become safe zones. Saturday’s announcement made by Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Turkish foreign minister, came after Ankara announced it had begun bombing ISIL positions in Syria and and Kurdish fighters' camps in northern Iraq. "When areas in northern Syria are cleared of the (ISIL) threat, the safe zones will be formed naturally," Cavusoglu told a news conference. The conflict in Syria has displaced more than 10 million people, with many residing in makeshift camps near the Turkish border.These...
  • Brawling ends Carrick's St. Basil Catholic Parish summer festival permanently (Teen mobs)

    07/24/2015 5:59:44 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 24, 2015 | Andrew Goldstein
    In a 1˝ hour span Wednesday night, Carrick lost a community tradition some six decades old. The St. Basil Catholic Parish summer festival — the parish’s biggest annual fundraiser — will cease to exist after brawling teenagers prompting its early closure out of fear for public safety, according to the parish’s pastor, the Rev. Stephen Kresak. --snip-- Father Kresak said the festival has been plagued by brawls before. He said a small group of teens who came from outside the Carrick community cause problems, and he believes the festival gave teenagers a place to congregate without being noticed as out...
  • Flouting The Law, Some New Yorkers Won't Register Guns (NPR)

    07/24/2015 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Drango · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | July 24th '15 | Joel Rose
    New York state has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. Compliance with those laws is another matter. New York passed a broad package of gun regulations after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., despite the objections of hunters and gun rights advocates. Now it appears that many gun owners are refusing to comply with a key provision that requires the registration of so-called assault weapons. "I think this law was so incredibly repressive that it drove people to the point now that they're basically saying we're not going to abide by any more laws," says Brian Olesen,...
  • Been gone now I'm back. (VANITY)

    07/22/2015 7:33:18 AM PDT · by Ruy Dias de Bivar · 23 replies
    Ruy
    Been gone for three weeks. No phone. No newspaper. No Wi-Fi. No TV. At peace with the world. Now I'm back and decided to see what was going on in the world. Wish I hadn't. First thing I see is the world has gone mad! MAD! Tornado hit where I live! Murder in Tennessee! Iran! Obama! Queers! Confederate Flag! Madness, MADNESS! Plus the area back home has 98 degree temps with 75% humidity.
  • Report: 3 million more children in poverty under Obama, 22% of all kids

    07/21/2015 4:24:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/21/15 | Paul Bedard
    since President Obama took office, the poverty rate among children has soared to 22 percent, with three million more children living in poor conditions, according to an authoritative new report released Tuesday. The 2015 "KIDS COUNT" report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation said that the percentage of children living in poverty jumped from 18 percent in 2008, the year Obama was elected, to 22 percent in 2013....
  • The Day Israel Died

    07/20/2015 4:29:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Last year, my book Conservative Insurgency: The Struggle To Take America Back 2009-2041, predicted a liberal sellout of Israel. The prediction was wrong only in terms of who led the betrayal. In reality it was Barack Obama, while in the book it is President Hillary Clinton. The following scenario is adapted from that chapter. All of the military and other information is based on open sources. On a warm September day in 2015, the United States Senate failed to override Obama’s veto of the measure rejecting his Iranian nuclear agreement. Every one of the 54 Republicans voted against the agreement,...
  • Report: 2.5 million illegal immigrants under Obama, 400,000 entering yearly

    07/20/2015 11:56:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/20/2015 | Paul Bedard
    Some 2.5 million illegal immigrants have flowed into the United States under President Obama, with 790,000 rushing in since 2013, according to a new analysis. Calculations from the Center for Migration Studies and the Pew Research Center indicate 1.5 to 1.7 million aliens joined the illegal population from 2009 to 2013 — either overstaying a temporary visa or sneaking into the country, according to a Center for Immigration Studies report out Monday morning. The immigration watchdog's analysis of Census Bureau data also showed that an additional 790,000 illegals entered from the middle of 2013 to May of 2015, for a...
  • Tennessee Shooter Had A Different Name... Confirmed To Have Been A PALESTINIAN TERRORIST (shortened)

    07/18/2015 7:44:03 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 88 replies
    Shoebat ^ | Jul 17, 2015
    As Shoebat.com stated yesterday prior to media speculation, that the Tennessee shooter was Palestinian, now the government of Jordan confirms it as reported by CNN Arabic. Also, his real name is not Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez. The shooter’s real name is Mohammad Youssuf Saeed Al-Hajjaj born September 5th, 1990 and gained a temporary Jordanian passport.
  • Angry protesters in Chattanooga: When’s the government going to do something?

    07/19/2015 6:12:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    Proxmire stood across from the bullet-riddled Armed Forces Recruiting Center, one of two military sites attacked by the gunman last week. She brushed back a strand of sweat-soaked hair and sobbed. Her son had been dead for barely one day. Around her people were screaming. “I can’t believe these people even come here to this country!” one woman yelled. “Why do they come here?” “Because they want to kill us,” another man answered. ... The agitated crowd, many of them carrying holstered pistols, wanted to know why the Obama administration and the military weren’t doing more to kill Islamist extremists...
  • Who was Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez?

    07/17/2015 10:47:15 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri July 17, 2015 | Ben Brumfield and Scott Zamost
    A once devoted, disciplined mixed martial arts fighter. A top student known for smarts, charm and humor. A devout Muslim, who kept in touch with his roots in the Middle East. That's how a former coach and classmates describe Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, who killed four U.S. Marines and wounded three more people Thursday in Chattanooga. Police killed Abdulazeez. People who knew him were stunned to hear he was the man who sprayed a military recruiting center at a strip mall with bullets, then drove 7 miles to assault a Navy Operational Support Center.
  • Lone Wolf Gun Kills Civilian, Four Marines

    07/17/2015 6:35:30 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 49 replies
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 7/16/2015 | Kilroy
    CHATTANOOGA, TN Four United States Marines were killed when an apparent lone wolf gun attacked two military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday. According to the FBI, the gun also murdered 24-year old peace-loving resident and sometime neighborhood dog walker Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez. Government sources confirmed that the gun was not on any watch list, and does not appear to have been aided. Investigators “have not determined whether it was an act of terrorism or whether it was a criminal act,” Edward Reinfold, FBI special agent in charge, told reporters. “We are looking at every possible avenue, but all appearances...
  • Read Chattanooga Shooter’s Blog (Motivated by Islam)

    07/16/2015 5:33:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The Daily beast ^ | 7/16/2015 | Katie Zavadski
    The killer of four U.S. Marines in Chattanooga maintained a short-lived blog that hinted at his religious inner life. Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez's blog had only two posts, both published July 13 and written in a popular style of Islamic religious reasoning. The first post was entitled "A Prison Called Dunya," referring to the temporal world. In it, Abdulazeez uses the hypothetical example of a prisoner who is told he would be given a test that would either take him out of his earthly prison—or send him into a more restrictive environment. "I would imagine that any sane person would devote...
  • Vox’s Allen: Jindal ‘Making a Play for Religious Bigotry’ By Calling TN Shooting ‘Radical Islam’

    07/16/2015 6:31:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/16/2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday, on MSNBC’s “Hardball With Chris Matthews,” Vox’s chief political correspondent Jonathan Allen said Republican presidential candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) was “making a play for religious bigotry” by calling the Tennessee shooting at two military facilities by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez that resulted in his death and the death of four Marines a consequence of “radical Islam.” Jindal released a statement on the Tennessee shooting that read “It’s time for the White House to wake up and tell the truth. And the truth is that radical Islam is at war with us. We must start by being honest about that....
  • The Deal Wasn’t About Iran’s Nukes

    07/16/2015 2:34:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 7-16-15 | Abe Greenwald
    If you think the United States just struck a poor nuclear deal with Iran, you’re right; but if that’s your key takeaway, you’re missing the point. Iran’s nuclear program was last on the list of the Obama administration’s priorities in talking to Tehran. The administration readily caved on Iran’s nukes because it viewed the matter only as a timely pretense for achieving other cherished aims. These were: (1) preventing an Israeli attack on Iran; (2) transforming the United States into a more forgiving, less imposing power; (3) establishing diplomacy as a great American good in itself; (4) making Iran into...
  • Chattanooga Shooting: ISIS Social Media Account Takes Credit For Deadly Attack

    07/16/2015 2:14:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 07/16/2015
    A Chattanooga shooting may be linked to ISIS, as a Twiter account connected to the Islamic terror group appears to have taken credit for the of bloodshed of Thursday’s deadly shooting.
  • Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez: Chattanooga Shooting Suspect’s Name Identified

    07/16/2015 2:16:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 134 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 07/16/2015
    Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez is the name of the Chattanooga shooting suspect, according to the latest reports by CBS. The Chattanooga Police Department identified the Chattanooga shooting suspect during an afternoon news conference related to the shooting incident. In a related report by the Inquisitr, multiple Chattanooga shootings have taken place, and some wonder if it was an act of terrorism. The Chattanooga shooter seemed to be targeting U.S. military recruitment centers, and at least two U.S. Marines were shot during the attack. Witnesses told police that Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez went into the parking lot of a U.S. military recruitment center...
  • Senator: SEAL Team 6 At Risk After OPM Hack

    07/16/2015 1:23:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | July 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    John Boozman says breaches targeted ‘most sensitive information’Sen. John Boozman (R., Ark.) said personal information on the Navy’s most elite special operations team could be in the hands of America’s adversaries following the cyber attack on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Boozman told a gathering of reporters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that the attacks, suspected to have originated from China, targeted the “most sensitive information we have.” “The breach there was really staggering, this magnitude some of the most sensitive information,” Boozman said. “A lot of people when you fill out a form to get a top security...
  • LIVE UPDATES: Four killed, shooter dead in two attacks on military facilities in Chattanooga

    07/16/2015 1:23:13 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 210 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | July 16, 2015 | Staff
    Two military centers attacked by unknown gunman WRCB reports the injured Chattanooga police officer is Dennis Pedigo. In response to the shooting today in Chattanooga, a prayer vigil is planned for 7:30 p.m. tonight at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church at 6314 East Brainerd Road. The #ChattanoogaShooting suspect is Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, CBS News reports. To recap: 8 shot, including shooter. 4 military victims killed. Shooter dead. 3 others injured This breaking news story is being continually updated as new information comes in.
  • ISIS tweets “Chattanooga” as gunman begins shooting there; 4 murdered (See Screen shot in story)

    07/16/2015 12:42:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 103 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/16/15 | Robert Spencer
    According to AP, the shooting started “around 10:30 or 10:45 a.m.” The Islamic State tweet warning of the attack or crowing about the attack was posted at 10:34AM. “Gunshots were fired at a military recruiting center and a Navy Reserve center in different parts of Chattanooga, Tennessee.” And the Islamic State has called on Muslims to murder American military personnel here in the U.S. (Tweet image thanks to Pamela Geller.) “Chattanooga shooting: 4 killed,” by Jason Hanna and Greg Botelho, CNN, July 16, 2015: Four people were killed in shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday morning, Mayor Andy Berke said....
  • Chattanooga shooting suspect identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

    Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez https://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/shooting-reported-at-chattanooga-state-community-college-in-tennessee/
  • Video: Live-shooter event at recruiting station in Chattanooga, suspect killed

    07/16/2015 11:22:02 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    At least two Marines and one police officer got shot today at two military offices, a naval reserve center and an armed forces recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. CBS News reports that the suspect has been shot and killed, but as of now there is less certainty over the number of victims and their status. The police officer is in surgery with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect drove up to both locations in a Mustang, according to CBS News, and used a “high-powered” weapon to fire into both facilities. ABC News reported just a few moments ago that the Pentagon sees...
  • Chattanooga shooting: all four Marines have died

    07/16/2015 11:19:34 AM PDT · by pabianice · 86 replies
    Fox News | 7/16/15
    That's all so far. Maybe military in the US will now be allowed to carry firearms.
  • 'Active shooter incident' reported at Tennessee naval center

    07/16/2015 9:15:31 AM PDT · by Sopater · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/16/15 | CNN Staff
    Authorities were investigating an "active shooter incident" Thursday at the Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Fire Chief Randy Jackson said. "Horrific incident in our community," tweeted Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. "We will release details as they are confirmed. Prayers to all those affected."
  • Egyptian navy vessel erupts in huge fireball as ISIS carry out rocket strike on patrol ship

    07/16/2015 10:04:22 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/16/2015 | Jon Hall
    Full title: Terror on the high seas: Egyptian navy vessel erupts in huge fireball as ISIS carry out rocket strike on patrol ship in the Mediterranean Extremists loyal to the Islamic State in Egypt have attacked a naval patrol ship in the Mediterranean Sea, causing it to burst into flames. The Egyptian military said earlier a coastguard vessel had exchanged shots with militants just two miles off the coast of northern Sinai, an area bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip. There were no fatalities among the vessel's crew in the shootout with the terrorists, according to a Facebook message posted...
  • Burglaries Up More than 30 Percent in Parts of Williamsburg (NYC), Police Say

    07/16/2015 10:57:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | July 14, 2015 | By Serena Dai
    EAST WILLIAMSBURG — Burglaries have jumped more than 30 percent in East and South Williamsburg this year — driven by people breaking into businesses overnight and taking cash, according to local police. There have been nearly 170 burglaries between the beginning of the year and July 5 in the 90th precinct, up 31 percent from the same period last year. Many of the burglaries happened in May and June, with mostly commercial burglaries contributing to the rise, said Inspector Mark DiPaolo, commanding officer of the 90th Precinct. "It's been a trend for most of the year," DiPaolo said. "We'll make...
  • 'It can be very dangerous around here,' says girl, 9, after teens shot in park

    07/16/2015 10:35:18 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 16, 2015 | By Dawn Rhodes and Megan Crepeau
    The three girls walked down to Riis Park on the Northwest Side to feed bread to the ducks in the lagoon, as they do every day. It was one of their favorite spots in the Belmont Central neighborhood. But on this Wednesday evening, they were stopped by a large swath of yellow police tape across the southern edge of the park, marking off where a 16-year-old boy was shot dead and a 15-year-old boy was wounded minutes before. "It makes me very concerned," said Karina Munoz, 16. "It makes me feel not safe anymore. It makes me feel like this...
  • For America's economy, the end is nigh [Fundamental Transformation Complete]

    07/13/2015 3:47:47 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/12/2015 | Lord Monckton
    ...Mr. Obama’s mission to destroy America’s economy is complete. The damage he has done is irreversible. The dollar is history. The American economy is going down, and soon. The posh commentators say the collapse will be gradual rather than sudden. But few are now predicting there will not be collapse at all. Here are just some of the pointers. First and foremost, U.S. public debt is $18.3 trillion. By the time Mr. Obama leaves the White House late next year, he will have doubled it in a single “presidency.” On top of that, Uncle Sam has unfunded liabilities of at...
  • APNewsBreak: Pentagon readying plan to lift transgender ban

    07/13/2015 12:12:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 13, 2015 | Lolita C. Baldor AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press. An announcement is expected this week, and the services would have six months to assess the impact of the change and work out the details, the officials said Monday. Military chiefs wanted time to methodically work through the legal, medical and administrative issues and develop training to ease any transition, and senior leaders believed six months would...
  • Crowd Lining Up Around the Block for Donald Trump Phoenix Event

    07/11/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/11/2015 | Lee Stranahan
    People began lining up at 4:45 AM for Saturday’s rally featuring lightning rod Republican presidential contender Donald Trump. Two hours before the event’s scheduled 2 PM local start time, the crowd extended around the block, and the national media had shown up in force.
  • [vanity] Department of Defense Celebrates LGBT Pride

    07/10/2015 10:03:10 AM PDT · by Barry Cratus · 15 replies
    [vanity post] The DoD effort to push perverse sexuality and gender identity into our faces extends to the lowest echelon levels of the military. This crap isn't pushed only by senior, cabinet-level, political appointee-level office of the Pentagon. We face it at the in-your-town level of the base and laboratory and warship. This is pushed by commanders at the military base in your state. Here's an example: Here's the (innocuous) bio of this particular speaker: http://www.asaie.army.mil/Public/ES/oeidocs/Amanda_Simpson_Bio.pdf
  • Violent Crime Is Surging In Major U.S. Cities And The Economy Is Not Even Crashing Yet

    07/10/2015 12:26:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 07/09/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Don’t let anyone tell you that crime is going down in America. All over the United States, rates of violent crime in our major cities are increasing by double digit percentages. Murders are way up, shootings are way up and rapes are way up. So what is behind this sudden spike in crime? In Baltimore, authorities are pointing to the racial tensions that were stirred up by the riots that erupted in protest to the death of Freddie Gray. But what about the rest of the country? From coast to coast, we are witnessing a dramatic increase in violent crime,...
  • Murder Rate Surges In Major U.S. Cities

    07/10/2015 9:28:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2015 | Caroline May
    Major cities across the U.S. are seeing increases in homicide rates, with much of the violence centered in poor African American and Latino communities. According to a report in USA Today, during the first half of this year the murder rates in a number of cities are exceeding those logged during the first half of 2014. For example, this year Milwaukee has more than doubled its number of murders, with 84 compared to last year’s 41. Chicago has seen an increase from 171 last year to 203 this year. Notably the two areas that saw uprisings following police-involved deaths of...
  • Mark Levin: 'We’ve Had a Silent Coup in This Country'

    07/10/2015 7:43:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    cnsnews ^ | July 9, 2015 | Emily Richards
    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said that “we’ve had a silent coup in this country” with the Obama administration taking over healthcare, targeting the suburbs, and nationalizing the local police. “His government doesn’t have the authority to do any of these things, but he does it,” Levin said on his July 8 broadcast. “Well, if that’s not martial law, what the hell is? We’ve had a silent coup in this country.”Here is a transcript of what Levin said: “So, Obama’s pushing the ‘browning of America,’ not my phrase, theirs, ‘with open amnesty.’ Even if it means murderers,...
  • SF Sheriff Mirkarimi: Pier 14 Murder Could Happen In Any U.S. City; ICE Deserves Blame

    07/07/2015 12:02:45 PM PDT · by Mariner · 88 replies
    KPIX Bay Area ^ | July 7th, 2015 | Unattributed
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — San Francisco Sheriff’s deputies have been making secret phone calls for years to help the Feds get illegal immigrants like murder suspect Francisco Sanchez, off the streets. Francisco Sanchez (San Francisco Police Dept.) One former cop said it happened all the time because they “resented” the city’s so-called ‘sanctuary policy‘ and they wanted to get illegal immigrant criminals off the streets. Then, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi got wind of it. KPIX 5 obtained the memo Sheriff Mirkarimi sent to his deputies in March spelling out that he, and only he, can turn over illegal immigrants to...
  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border'

    07/07/2015 11:43:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/06/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump doubled down on his controversial comments about illegal immigration from Mexico on Monday, saying, "infectious disease is pouring across the border." Trump issued a lengthy — nearly 900 word — statement invoking the death of a San Francisco woman shot and killed last week by a suspect who had previously been deported to Mexico five times. "This is merely one of thousands of similar incidents throughout the United States," Trump said Monday. "In other words, the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government." The 2016 Republican presidential candidate said Mexican...
  • Jonathan Cahn: 'End of Christian America' is here

    07/06/2015 5:20:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 42 replies
    WND ^ | 5 July 15 | Leo Hohmann
    Jonathan Cahn, the Bible teacher and author who started warning nine years ago that America was facing the judgment of God if it did not reject secularism and return to its Judeo-Christian roots, says the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states marks the formal end to Christian America. Barring a “miracle of God,” the die has been cast, said the author of “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah.” Cahn, speaking at the annual Messiah Conference at Messiah College in Pennsylvania on America’s Independence Day, said the U.S. and the world...
  • White House: We Aren't Going to Comment on Murder of Kate Steinle By 7-Time Felon Illegal Alien

    07/06/2015 12:39:20 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/6/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters from the White House Monday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest refused to issued comment on the murder of Kate Steinle, who was killed by a seven-time felon illegal alien last week in the sanctuary city of San Francisco. Her killer was deported five times before taking her life and admitted he went to San Francisco because he knew he'd be able to escape federal authorities thanks to sanctuary policies. "I can't speak to this specific case," Earnest said. "I'd refer you to DHS." After refusing to issue comment on "this specific case," Earnest launched into an attack on...