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  • The Myth That White Supremacy is Bigger Threat to U.S. Than Jihadis

    10/06/2015 6:44:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/6/15 | Pamela Geller
    This patently false claim is part of the ongoing Big Lie campaign to try to downplay and minimize the jihad threat. It first surfaced in June, and in wake of he Oregon murders, the media elites are dragging it back out again. But it is no more coherent or reasonable than it was in the summer.The study is based on the number of those killed by each group since 9/11. It skews the results by leaving out 9/11: what possible justification can there be for leaving 9/11 out of what is supposed to be a calculation of the magnitude of...
  • Imagine If the Bush Administration Bombed a Hospital in Afghanistan

    10/05/2015 6:27:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: As I mentioned earlier and as you may have heard, 19 people were injured, three killed, three children, when a hospital in Afghanistan was bombed, and it apparently was one of ours. I mean, we did it. And I mentioned that if this had happened when George W. Bush was president, that's all you'd be hearing about right now. You'd be hearing what a horrible, reprehensible country we have and military we have, and how the mission is unjust and the mission is unnecessary. This is a classic example. "This is not who we are," Obama would say and...
  • Boehner Will Resign from Congress

    09/25/2015 6:32:27 AM PDT · by abb · 458 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office.
  • Migrant crisis and Euro tensions threaten to trigger catastrophic conflict claim experts

    09/23/2015 7:51:37 PM PDT · by Mariner · 102 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | September 23rd, 2015 | By Rob Virtue and Agnes Kegl, EXCLUSIVE
    Both the Hungarian and Italian prime ministers have spoken of huge dangers of unchecked floods of immigrants from Africa and the Middle East which have set previously peacable EU nations against each other. The scenario - especially the one currently being played out in Serbia and Hungary - is hauntingly similar to that which triggered the First World War. The problem has manifesting itself in central Europe where Hungary is besieged by growing numbers of refugees passing through from Serbia and Croatia, forcing its government to build fences to stem the influx. Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán warned European life...
  • Record Homelessness in Los Angeles -- But Nobody Blames the Democrats

    09/23/2015 12:41:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush ^ | September, 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Los Angeles. This is the LA Times: "LA to Declare 'State of Emergency' on Homelessness, Commit $100 Million -- Los Angeles elected leaders," as opposed to the unelected leaders, "announced yesterday that they would declare a 'state of emergency' and devote up to $100 million" toward housing and other services for homeless people. I know. I mean, there's all kinds of lines here just waiting. Why don't they disguise themselves as immigrants? Why don't they go pitch their tent or their shopping cart, whatever, near the border like they're immigrants. "The proposal, which was presented at the City Hall...
  • Army Kicking Out Decorated Green Beret

    09/22/2015 7:01:29 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | As seen on The Kelly File
    Quinn said that they brought the police commander to their camp, where he confessed to the assault. When the man shrugged his shoulders and laughed in their faces, they threw him to the ground. Quinn explained that it wasn't meant to be revenge, but to send the message to the man and to the other local policemen that sexual assaults would not be tolerated.
  • Police, Teachers Get DEATH THREATS After Muslim Student Is Arrested for Suspicious Suitcase Clock

    09/22/2015 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/22/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Mayor Beth Van Duyne of Irving, Texas is blaming death threats received by Irving’s police chief, police officers, teachers and school administrators on President Barack Obama for his hasty support before the facts were known. Fourteen-year-old high school freshman Ahmed Mohamed was briefly arrested after bringing a suspicious ‘briefcase clock’ to school last week. Mohamed’s claim to have made the clock himself has been exposed by experts as a hoax. The experts state Mohamed took a manufactured digital alarm clock (a 1986 Radio Shack Micronta brand clock-radio) out of its housing and placed it in a pencil box that made...
  • Study shows employers shifting more medical costs to workers

    09/22/2015 12:57:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2015 3:22 PM EDT | Tom Murphy
    Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing. Most companies now offer health coverage that requires employees to pay an annual deductible before insurance kicks in, and the size of that deductible has soared in the past decade, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust. The average general deductible for workers with single coverage totaled $1,077 this year, compared to only $303 in 2006. That deductible has climbed nearly seven...
  • Dissidents arrested as Pope Francis celebrates his first Mass in Cuba

    09/21/2015 3:10:40 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 21, 2015 | Nick Squires
    Cuban authorities prevented leading dissidents from meeting Pope Francis in Havana on Sunday, in a sign of the Communist regime’s rigid intolerance of political opposition. Two well-known dissidents, Marta Beatriz Roque and Miriam Leiva, had been invited by the Vatican to attend a vespers service led by the Pope’s in Havana’s historic baroque cathedral. But they said they were detained by security agents and barred from attending the event.
  • White House dodges on child rape in Afghanistan

    09/21/2015 3:20:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/21/15 | Nicole Duran
    The White House dodged questions Monday about allegations that U.S. military officials are ordering U.S. soldiers to ignore child abuse in Afghanistan committed by Afghan militia, military and police, and instead indicated that those orders reflect Defense Department policy that the White House is not reviewing. "For the rules of engagement and the kind of structure that's in place to guide the relationship between the United States and Afghan members of the military, I'd refer you to the Department of Defense for that," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Earnest was pressed further to say whether President Obama is looking...
  • Pentagon Admits U.S. Allied Afghans Are Raping Children [Yet punishes those who try to stop it]

    09/21/2015 3:23:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/21/15 | Adam Kredo
    A senior Pentagon official admitted to the Washington Free Beacon late Monday that Afghan forces allied with U.S. troops in the war-torn country have been caught sexually abusing children.The admission comes on the heels of reports that the Obama administration has been punishing U.S. soldiers who blew the whistle on this sexual abuse.U.S. lawmakers early Monday expressed shock and outrage over the report and called on Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff, to immediately address a policy of ordering U.S. troops to ignore such sexual abuse.When asked about the practice, a Pentagon official admitted that such...
  • Slain Marine’s Father Reveals Horrifying Claim His Son Told Him Before He Was Killed-At Night We Can

    09/21/2015 2:44:51 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 27 replies
    Blaze ^ | Sep 21, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Before he was fatally shot in 2012, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father that at night he could hear Afghan officers sexually abusing young boys, but there was nothing he could do about it. “At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” Gregory Buckley Sr., the Marine’s father, told the New York Times his son told him. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.” Full title: Slain Marine’s Father Reveals Horrifying Claim His Son Told Him Before He Was Killed:...
  • Dissidents arrested as Pope Francis celebrates his first Mass in Cuba

    09/21/2015 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 21, 2015 | Nick Squires
    Cuban authorities prevented leading dissidents from meeting Pope Francis in Havana on Sunday, in a sign of the Communist regime’s rigid intolerance of political opposition. Two well-known dissidents, Marta Beatriz Roque and Miriam Leiva, had been invited by the Vatican to attend a vespers service led by the Pope’s in Havana’s historic baroque cathedral.
  • US soldiers disciplined for stopping rape of children by Afghan police

    09/21/2015 7:13:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    My father, who saw some pretty terrible sights during World War 2, used to frequently tell me that bad things happen in war, but I don’t think he ever ran into anything like this. A story breaking over the weekend reveals that our “Afghan allies” have been engaged in a sick practice referred to as “boy play” in the common parlance. This essentially translates into abducting, imprisoning and raping young boys, keeping them as sex slaves. As if that wasn’t shocking enough, it’s apparently been standing policy for some time now that US soldiers were told to turn a...
  • Ralph Peters: ’2000 Years of Christian Civilization Destroyed on Obama’s Watch’

    09/21/2015 2:45:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/20/15 | Debra Heine
    The Islamic State has managed to destroy two thousand years of Christian civilization in the Middle East in just a couple of years, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters noted on The O’Reilly Factor last week. And he placed the blame squarely on President Obama’s cowardly, feckless, incompetent foreign policy.ISIS has been spreading across the Middle East like a plague of locusts, and as they have spread, they have targeted religious minorities, particularly Christians, for destruction. In Syria, tens of thousands of Assyrian Christians have been attacked and displaced.They are the forgotten refugees.A Catholic priest who visited Kurdish Iraq last fall described...
  • Muslim migrants threw 12 Christians overboard because they were not praying to Allah

    09/20/2015 6:22:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 69 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Updated: 10:03 EST, 18 April 2015 | Jay Akbar
    When a rubber dinghy carrying around 100 African refugees across the Mediterranean began to sink, a Nigerian Christian prayed for his life in an innocent act that would end in the deaths of 12 fellow migrants. One of the Muslims on board the rickety craft ordered him to stop, saying: 'Here, we only pray to Allah.' When he refused, a violent fight ensued and 12 Christians drowned when they were thrown overboard by the Muslim refugees. The tragic news comes amid reports that an unprecedented 10,000 refugees fleeing war and persecution in Africa have been rescued by Italian ships in...
  • U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys

    09/20/2015 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Theoria · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Sept 2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base. “At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s...
  • Ben Carson Does Not Believe a Muslim Should Be President

    09/20/2015 6:30:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 115 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said he would not support a Muslim as President of the United States. Responding to a question on "Meet the Press," the retired neurosurgeon said, "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that." He also said that Islam, as a religion, is incompatible with the Constitution. Carson, who is near the top of several early presidential polls, said a president's faith should matter depending on what that faith is. "If it's inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of...
  • Hungary's armoured vehicles sent to the border after Croatia sends bus-loads of refugees

    09/19/2015 6:35:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    UK MIrror ^ | 9-19-2015 | Russell Myers
    The Mirror's Russell Myers witnesses Hungarian men, women and children shouted messages of support along the 250-mile border as the convoy drove to meet refugees fleeing war SNIP---- Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban had earlier in the day instructed the army to mount operations across the country’s southern frontier after Croatia sent busloads of migrants to its borders. More than 20,000 people flooded into Croatia last week after Hungary barred their route to the European Union through its southern border with Serbia.
  • Danish Teen Who Killed Mum ‘Inspired by Isis’

    09/19/2015 2:54:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 17 Sep 2015
    UPDATED: A 15-year-old girl who murdered her mother was fascinated by the terror group Isis and viewed online Islamist propaganda including videos of beheadings.A Danish teenager who admitted to regularly watching jihadist videos online has been sentenced to nine years in prison for stabbing her mother to death together with an Iraqi friend. Lisa Borch, then 15, and her 29-year-old friend Bakhtiar Mohammed Abdullah were sentenced on Monday for killing Tina Rřmer Holtegaard in her sleep by repeated stabs to the chest in October 2014. During the girl’s trial, it was revealed that she had become radicalized by watching Islamist...
  • Video: North Korea restarts Yongbyon reactor, says ready to nuke US any time [Lesson for Iran Deal?]

    09/15/2015 9:45:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/15/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember when we had an agreement based on trust and verification that would keep North Korea from developing or acquiring nuclear weapons? Good times, good times. With the ink drying on yet another “framework” deal with a rogue, dictatorial nation, North Korea announced today that they have restarted the proscribed Yongbyon reactor, and they are now ready to start launching nuclear weapons at the United States.Get used to this sort of thing: North Korea Tuesday announced that it had restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor and was ready to use nuclear weapons “any time” against the United States.The announcement came...
  • Obama's Syrian Nightmare

    09/11/2015 6:20:18 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 10 Sep 15 | Roger Cohen
    Roger Cohen Continue reading the main story Share This Page Email Share Tweet Save more Syria will be the biggest blot on the Obama presidency, a debacle of staggering proportions. For more than four years now, the war has festered. A country has been destroyed, four million Syrians are refugees, Islamic State has moved into the vacuum and President Bashar al-Assad still drops barrel bombs whose shrapnel and chlorine rip women and children to shreds. For a long time, those who fled waited in the neighborhood. They wanted to go home. They filled camps in Turkey and Jordan and Lebanon....
  • Russia shipping tanks into Syria, in ‘first clear sign of offensive weapons’

    09/14/2015 12:06:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies ^ | ·Published September 14, 2015 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Russian offensive operations could launch from Bassel Al-Assad International Airport "very soon." The massive Condor flights carrying all kinds of supplies now arrive twice a day through Iran and Iraq into Bassel Al-Assad International Airport outside the port city of Latakia. The cargo is for Russian soldiers, not Syrian government forces, but is seen as a build-up to aid Bashar Assad's embattled regime. The defense official, briefed on the latest satellite photos of the Syrian coastline, said: "This is the largest deployment of Russian forces outside the former Soviet Union since the collapse of the USSR." The two additional Russian...
  • America’s Legal Order Begins to Fray

    09/14/2015 10:18:18 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 13, 2015 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    A virulent antipolice campaign has made police officers reluctant to do their jobs. The media amplify that message on a daily basis. “I’m deliberately not getting involved in things I would have,” a NY City officer says. “I won’t get out of my car for a reasonable-suspicion stop; only if there’s a violent felony committed in my presence.” Violent crime has surged. Homicides up 76% in Milwaukee, 60% in St. Louis, and 56% in Baltimore compared with the same period in 2014. “There’s a total lack of respect out there for the police,” says a New York sergeant. “Perps feel...
  • 'Go home!' After years of Eastern European migrants starting new lives in the UK...

    09/13/2015 3:39:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/13/15 | Tom Wyke
    'Go home!' After years of Eastern European migrants starting new lives in the UK now it's the turn of their own countries to complain about new arrivals Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets in Eastern Europe to voice their opposition to the influx of migrants into the region. 'Islam will be the death of Europe' chanted protesters at a rally in Warsaw, with the pre-dominantly Roman Catholic crowd reaching as many as 5,000 people. Hundreds of people also demonstrated in Prague and in the Slovak capital Bratislava, some holding banners reading: 'You're not welcome here so go home'.
  • Thinking About the Unthinkable: An Israel-Iran Nuclear War

    09/12/2015 7:56:55 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 86 replies ^ | Sept 11, 2015 | John Bosma
    The signing of a Munich-class agreement with Iran that hands it more than it ever hoped to pull off represents a shocking, craven American capitulation to an apocalyptic crazy state: a North Korea with oil. Nothing in Western history remotely approaches it, not even Neville Chamberlain’s storied appeasement of another antisemitic negotiating partner.
  • Opinion Journal: The World in Disarray

    09/11/2015 4:46:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Wall ^ | 10 September 2015 | Mary Kissel interviews Gary Kasparov
    Opinion Journal’s Mary Kissel and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov on Obama’s foreign policy legacy and his new book Winter is Coming Plus, Iran deal politicking, Yemen’s terror haven, ObamaCare in court and California’s policing for profit. Video 14:01
  • Homosexual Activists Tell Kim Davis: ‘We Will Kidnap Your Husband, Tie Him Up

    09/11/2015 12:00:09 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 77 replies ^ | 9/10/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    Homosexual Activists Tell Kim Davis: ‘We Will Kidnap Your Husband, Tie Him Up And Force Him To Watch Us Raping You. We Will Burn You Alive.’ Civil Unrest Is Coming To America Homosexual activists are sending sadistic threats to Kim Davis, saying that they will capture her husband, tie him up and force him to watch them rape her. They also said that they will burn her house as they sleep and burn them to death. Here is the video with the full story and commentary: Kim Davis said in an interview:  They told my husband they were going...
  • Why have so many men stopped working?

    09/11/2015 6:44:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 09/11/2015
    Fifty years ago, nearly every single working-age American man had a job or was looking for one. That's not the case anymore. The labor force participation rate for men ages 25 to 54 stood at nearly 97% in 1965, but now hovers near a record low of 88%. That rate includes those who are working or have looked for a job in the past four weeks. If the participation rate had held steady, more than five million additional men would be in the workforce. Men are dropping out of the labor force in large part because they can't find positions...
  • Exclusive: Law Enforcement Agencies On Alert For ‘Black Lives Matter’ Attacks On 9/11

    09/10/2015 2:14:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 9, 2015 | Kerry Picket
    Law enforcement agencies are on high alert this week due to violent threats coming from the Black Lives Matter movement. According to several Be On Look Out (BOLO) alerts sent from several law enforcement agencies and exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller, some members of the “#blacklivesmatter and #fyf911 are calling for the murder of more police officers on a site called blog radio.” One caller on the show says, “When those [expletives] are by themselves, that’s when when we should start [expletive]ing them up. Like they do us, when a bunch of them n**s takin’ one of us out,...
  • Syria: Russian Marines on the ground, Chinese Navy already in the Mediterranean

    09/10/2015 11:14:17 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 29 replies ^ | September 10, 2015 11:31 AM MST |
    Syria: Russian Marines on the ground, Chinese Navy already in the Mediterranean September 10, 2015 11:31 AM MST ..snip.... While the American military has been downsized by leaps and bounds during the Obama years, it turns out that the Russians aren't the only ones flexing their military muscle in the Mediterranean Sea, which was once nicknamed an "American lake." As reported by the Chinese news service and also on Beijing's official Ministry of Defense website, China's Navy and Marines are also filling the vacuum created by the absence of the once massive American presence in the Med. ..snip.... With...
  • Obama's Persistent Economic Malaise: An economy worse than any of his predecessors since FDR

    09/09/2015 7:37:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2015 | Jeffrey Folks
    The August jobs report was hardly reassuring.  On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported net job creation of 173,000, far below estimates.  There's no way to sugar-coat it, though White House officials attempted to do just that.  They pointed out that the unemployment rate had fallen to 5.1%.  But that was because another 200,000 workers had simply given up trying to find a good job. Good jobs are not being created because economic expansion has stalled.  And expansion has stalled because Obama has presided over the greatest assault on free enterprise in our nation's history.   It didn't...
  • U.S. hostage Kayla Mueller had her fingernails pulled out before being repeatedly raped by ISIS [tr]

    09/09/2015 7:37:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2015 | Owen Holdaway and John Hall
    A Yazidi woman kidnapped and detained as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's personal sex slave has told how the ISIS leader repeatedly raped U.S. hostage Kayla Mueller – who he had taken as a secret bride. Speaking to MailOnline, blue-eyed Muna, 16, revealed that after his depraved jihadi cohorts ripped out Miss Mueller's finger nails, Baghdadi told her that she would become his wife 'by force'.
  • White House About To Bust A Vessel After Cops Turn Their Back On Obama During Speech In Boston

    09/09/2015 5:00:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    And as Sheriff David Clarke said last week, it is Obama himself who started the “War on Police”rhetoric top begin with. Well, today, Obama was in Boston for his Labor Day Speech, with hundreds of dignitaries invited, and police typically greeting the president after the event. Not this year. Because the Boston Police Union decided to show Obama what cops think of him…and BOYCOTTED it…leading Administration officials to send an angry response to the Mayor. From Gateway Pundit via Boston Herald: Jerry Flynn, a Lowell cop on leave while serving as executive director of the New England Police Benevolent Association,...
  • 21,995,000 to 12,329,000: Government Employees Outnumber Manufacturing Employees 1.8 to 1

    09/08/2015 11:33:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 87 replies
    CNS ^ | September 8, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Those employed by government in the United States in August of this year outnumbered those employed in the manufacturing sector by almost 1.8 to 1, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 21,995,000 employed by federal, state and local government in the United States in August, according to BLS. By contrast, there were only 12,329,000 employed in the manufacturing sector. The BLS has published seasonally-adjusted month-by-month employment numbers for both government and manufacturing going back to 1939. In the first 50 years of the 76-year span since then, manufacturing out-employed government. But in August 1989,...
  • European Jews Afraid to Reveal Jewishness

    09/08/2015 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 9/8/15 | Haim Lev
    An alarming majority of Jews living in Europe today are afraid to reveal their Jewishness, a survey carried out by the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE) published on Tuesday found. The data indicates a severe erosion in the sense of security felt by European Jews. The survey found that over 85% of Jews in Europe do not bring their children to synagogue on Rosh Hashana to hear the shofar, out of fear of anti-Semitism. According to Rabbi Menachem Margolin, head of the European Jewish Association, "rabbis and community leaders from all over Europe report that more and more Jews refrain...
  • Has Obama Widened the Racial Divide? (47% think Obama driven the races further apart)

    09/08/2015 10:25:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Americans hoped the election of the first black president in 2008 would help heal the racial division that has plagued this country for much of its history, but nearly half of voters think just the opposite has occurred. Only 20% of Likely U.S. Voters believe President Obama has brought Americans of different races closer together, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-seven percent (47%) think Obama has driven those of different races further apart instead. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say his words and actions have had no major impact either way. (To see survey question wording, click here.)...
  • Military selects rarely used charge for Bergdahl case

    09/07/2015 9:18:13 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 40 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | September 7, 2015 | JONATHAN DREW
    Military prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. Observers wondered for months if Bergdahl would be charged with desertion after the deal brokered by the U.S. to bring him home. He was — but he was also charged with misbehavior before the enemy, a much rarer offense that carries a stiffer potential penalty in this case.
  • SAT Scores Hit Four-Decade Low

    09/06/2015 10:39:18 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 65 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 09/05/2015 | by Chriss W. Street
    The most recent Census Bureau data reveals that of the $3.2 trillion in total expenditures by state and local governments in 2012, public education accounted for the highest percent at nearly 28 percent, California is home to what appears to be the most wasteful K-12 spenders. ... 11 of California’s 16 most-populated cities score in the bottom 25 of U.S. cities on standard tests. The worst performing cities have in common the very high percentages of households where English is not spoken as a first language. Research shows that the language barrier can have a disastrous effect on learning outcomes....
  • Kerry tells Lavrov of U.S. concern over Russian moves in Syria

    09/05/2015 12:29:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies ^ | Sat Sep 5, 2015 3:07pm EDT
    "The secretary made clear that if such reports were accurate, these actions could further escalate the conflict, lead to greater loss of innocent life, increase refugee flows and risk confrontation with the anti-ISIL coalition operating in Syria," the department said, using an acronym for Islamic State. It said Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed that discussions on the Syrian conflict would continue this month in New York, where the U.N. General Assembly meets. Media reports on Friday quoted U.S. officials as describing an increase in Russian military activity in Syria, expanding Moscow's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad...
  • For not doing their jobs, Obama defends Muslims but jails a Christian

    09/04/2015 4:42:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 3, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    For not doing their jobs, Obama defends Muslims but jails a Christian In May 2013, the Obama administration sued Star Transport, Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Illinois, because it fired Muslim truck drivers who refused to drive trucks that were carrying alcoholic beverages.However, earlier this week, the Obama administration pursued federal action against Kim Davis, a Christian court clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and a federal judge put her in jail.Here’s my take on both of these incidents: if someone refuses to do their job, they should be fired. An...
  • SF School Adds Gender-Neutral Kindergarten Bathrooms

    09/03/2015 4:59:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 9/3/15 | William Bigelow
    The first San Francisco elementary school to make bathrooms gender neutral has proudly removed the circles, triangles, and stick figure signs from the kindergarten and first-grade bathrooms that delineate the differences between the sexes.Principal Sam Bass of Miraloma Elementary said the change at the beginning of the school year was prompted by the needs of six to eight students who are outside calling themselves simply boys or girls, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Bathrooms for children older than first grade will be altered in coming years, even outside bathrooms that have multiple stalls.Bass told the Chronicle, “There’s no need...
  • IG report: 300,000 vets died while waiting for health care at VA

    09/03/2015 10:35:09 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/03/2015 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON – More than 300,000 American military veterans likely died while waiting for health care -- and nearly twice as many are still waiting -- according to a new Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general report. The IG report says “serious” problems with enrollment data are making it impossible to determine exactly how many veterans are actively seeking health care from the VA, and how many were. For example, “data limitations” prevent investigators from determining how many now-deceased veterans applied for health care benefits or when.
  • Meet Bug-Eating, Urine-Drinking TV Outdoorsman Bear Grylls, Obama’s Unlikely Hiking Buddy

    09/03/2015 12:42:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    As far as hiking buddies go, Barack Obama and Bear Grylls make for an unlikely pairing. Grylls is a TV outdoorsman with a flair for drama and a propensity for drinking his own urine. Obama is cerebral and stolidly even-keeled, and, you know, the president of the United States. Nevertheless, the strange duo is slated for some bonding Tuesday while hiking the Exit Glacier, a south Alaskan river of ice that has shrunk by 1.25 miles in recent decades. They have no plans to drink urine, Grylls has confirmed, and the adventurer’s usually madcap exploits will be scaled down to...
  • ISIS Posts Pictures of Its Destruction of a Temple in Palmyra

    09/02/2015 3:16:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Aletelia ^ | September s, 2015
    Damascus, Aleteia ( – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant posted a collection of pictures yesterday that portrays the destruction of a portion of a temple in Palmyra, which is a Greco-Roman archeological site that it had captured in March.The jihadist group posted five pictures on the internet showing its fighters placing explosives within the Temple of Ba’al and on the surrounding walls. The other pictures depict powerful explosions and a pile of debris where the temple had once stood. The temple was once the most important building in Palmyra. UNOSAT satellite analysis confirms Temple of #Bel...
  • Obama Reacts to Texas Deputy Murder: ‘Targeting Police Officers Is Completely Unacceptable’

    09/01/2015 5:07:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    On his way to Alaska this afternoon, President Obama called Kathleen Goforth, the widow of the slain Texas Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth who was shot and killed at a gas station while he was fueling a police cruiser. “On behalf of the American people, I offered Mrs. Goforth my condolences and told her that Michelle and I would keep her and her family in our prayers,” Obama said in a statement released this evening. Obama said that he promised Goforth’s widow that he would continue to praise bravery of police officers who served their communities.
  • Three cops murdered in less than a week: Another officer is found slaughtered in his Texas home ami

    09/01/2015 7:34:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/15 | KIERAN CORCORAN
    A Texas police officer was found murdered in his home just hours before an officer in Illinois was gunned down in the street on a morning patrol. Don Allen, 27, was killed at home some time Monday evening in Clyde, Texas, and found by family members around 7pm. Authorities have not released details of his death, but launched a homicide investigation over Allen, who has served in the Abilene police department for three years.
  • Number Of Americans Living On $2-A-Day Doubles

    09/01/2015 6:37:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    cbs news 6 ok ^ | 9-1-2015
    By one dismal measure, America is joining the likes of Third World countries. The number of U.S. residents who are struggling to survive on just $2 a day has more than doubled since 1996, placing 1.5 million households and 3 million children in this desperate economic situation. That's according to "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America," a book from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that will be released on Sept. 1. The measure of poverty isn't arbitrary -- it's the threshold the World Bank uses to measure global poverty in the developed world. While it may be the...
  • Huge manhunt for three armed and dangerous suspects who shot cop dead

    09/01/2015 11:54:37 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/15
    A massive manhunt is underway in a suburb north of Chicago after a police officer was shot dead while on a routine patrol. Three armed and dangerous suspects, two white and one black, are at large after the cop was gunned down in Fox Lake, Illinois, at around 8am. Authorities confirmed the officer died at the scene. WGNTV says he was shot in the head. The cop, who is yet to be identified but is reportedly a 32-year veteran of the department, was found in a marshy area stripped of his gun and other equipment. FBI and US Marshals are...
  • Russian jets take to Syrian skies to combat IS; Russia begins military intervention against IS

    09/01/2015 7:40:14 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 75 replies ^ | August 31st 2015 10:08pm | i24news
    i24news Published August 31st 2015 10:08pm Russian jets take to Syrian skies to combat IS Russia begins military intervention against IS in Syria; IS closes in on Damascus Russian fighter pilots, jets and helicopters will begin arriving in Syria in the coming days to join in the offensive against the Islamic State (IS) and rebel-aligned targets within the failing state Israeli news site Ynet News reported Monday. According to Western diplomats, Russian expeditionary forces have already arrived in Syria to set up camp in an Assad-controlled airbase near Damascus, and will operate as a Russian forward operating base. Thousands of...