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  • Cops kill man after machete attack at Ohio deli

    02/12/2016 7:58:47 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 12, 2016
    Cops kill man after machete attack at Ohio deli Last Updated Feb 12, 2016 8:17 AM EST COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said. Four people were injured in the brutal attack Thursday evening at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus. The victims were taken to an area hospital and were expected to recover. CBS News has learned that investigators have identified the suspected attacker as Mohammad Barry. CBS News homeland...
  • Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils'

    02/11/2016 8:12:49 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 37 replies
    Palo Alto Online ^ | 02/10/2016 | Sue Dermann
    75% of Silicon Valley's Tech jobs go to Foreign born workers - Palo Alto Online http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/02/10/silicon-valleys-year-amazing-but-with-perils Palo Alto Online News Uploaded: Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 8:34 pm Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils' 2016 Silicon Valley Index finds phenomenal economic growth but questions if it will last by Sue Dremann / Palo Alto Weekly Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual economic study found that 2015 was a year of record-breaking growth and prosperity, but it cautioned that there are perils associated with this kind of break-neck trajectory. It cautioned that a fourth-quarter slowdown, raised the question of whether it marks...
  • Carrier to relocate 1,400 Indianapolis jobs to Mexico

    02/11/2016 1:15:04 PM PST · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    fox59.com ^ | 12:45 PM, February 10, 2016 | by Matt Adams
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 10, 2016) – Carrier plans to relocate its Indianapolis operations to Mexico over the next three years, a move that will affect about 1,400 jobs.</p> <p>Jobs will begin transitioning to Monterrey, Mexico, in 2017, with completion estimated in 2019. The company manufactures heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems at its plant located on West Morris Street.</p>
  • N. Korean Long-range Missile Launch [Video from NK State TV]

    02/10/2016 7:17:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2016/02/11
    N. Korean Long-range Missile Launch [Video from State TV] Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVogypIs2Lk
  • Ignoring Obama, Iran upgrades its nuclear-capable Emad missile

    02/10/2016 5:00:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 2/10/2016, 2:10 PM | Ari Yashar
    In open defiance of recent US sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan on late Tuesday told local media that Tehran will soon be rolling out an upgrade of its nuclear-capable medium-range Emad missiles. The "next generation of Emad with improved precision" will be unveiled in the next Iranian year which starts on March 20, Dehghan said as cited by the semi-official Fars News Agency. Emad is said to have a 1,700 kilometer range, putting Israel and much of eastern Europe squarely in its sights. [...] In light of an Iranian Emad test on October 10,...
  • Gun owner saved cop from attack by kids

    02/10/2016 4:05:20 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 02/10/2016 | STEPHANIE FARR
    POLICE ARE crediting a vigilant gun owner with saving the life of an Upper Darby cop Friday after he saw the officer being attacked and surrounded by a large group of teens. "There were 40 kids. If it wasn't for the good Samaritan stepping forward, he'd have been dead meat," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "There's no doubt they would have attacked him." About 3 p.m. every weekday, from six to eight township police officers patrol the area near Upper Darby High School as nearly 4,000 kids pour out of the building on Lansdowne Avenue near School Lane.
  • Iran Publishes Pictures of Captured U.S. Sailors Crying

    02/10/2016 6:54:30 AM PST · by don-o · 78 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/10/16 | Adam Kredo
    Iran has released new photographs in which at least one of the recently captured U.S. sailors is crying, according to a series of the pictures posted on social media. The pictures, as well as an accompanying video, were released by Iranian state-controlled news outlets and disseminated on Twitter by Iranian reporters early Wednesday. The new photographs come on the heels of another set of pictures that showed Iranian military forces detaining the U.S. sailors at gun point and forcing them to place their hands upon their heads while kneeling on a ship.
  • Top intel official confirms ISIS made, used chemical weapons

    02/09/2016 9:48:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2016 | Catherine Herridge and AP
    Video at link. The nation's top intelligence official confirmed Tuesday that the Islamic State has succeeded in making and deploying chemical agents in Iraq and Syria -- calling it the first such attack by an extremist group in more than two decades. The confirmation of mustard gas use came during Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he spoke to the Islamic State's growing sophistication online and in the battlefield. He did not elaborate on where and when the chemical attacks occurred, though there has been mounting evidence the terror group was experimenting...
  • Top intelligence official: ISIS to attempt U.S. attacks this year

    02/09/2016 9:45:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/09/2016 | Ryan Browne
    The top U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday that ISIS was likely to attempt direct attacks on the U.S. in the coming year and that the group was infiltrating refugees escaping from Iraq and Syria to move across borders. James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, estimated that violent extremists were active in about 40 countries and that there currently exist more terrorist safe havens "than at any time in history." Testifying on global threats at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Clapper warned that ISIS and its eight branches were the No. 1 terrorist threat, and that it was using...
  • North Korea Has Resumed Weapons-Grade Nuke Work, Intel Chief Says

    02/09/2016 9:19:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | 02/09/2016 | jon schuppe
    North Korea, which in recent weeks has conducted a nuclear test and fired a long-range rocket in defiance of United Nations sanctions, has also resumed its efforts to produce weapons-grade nuclear material, National Intelligence Director James Clapper told Congress Tuesday. A North Korean uranium enrichment facility has been expanded, and a plutonium reactor, closed in 2007, is back up and running, Clapper testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee. The reactor could begin to recover plutonium "within a matter of weeks to months," he said. The dictatorship's growing menace also includes a growth in the "size and sophistication of its...
  • NASA bans the word 'Jesus'

    02/08/2016 12:50:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    The name of Jesus is not welcome in the Johnson Space Center newsletter, according to a complaint filed on behalf of a group of Christians who work for NASA. The JSC Praise & Worship Club was directed by NASA attorneys to refrain from using the name 'Jesus' in club announcements that appeared in a Space Center newsletter. "It was shocking to all of us and very frustrating," NASA engineer Sophia Smith told me. "NASA has a long history of respecting religious speech. Why wouldn't they allow us to put the name Jesus in the announcement about our club?" Liberty Institute,...
  • Yet more evidence that terrorists pick gun-free zones to attack

    02/08/2016 11:03:35 AM PST · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | February 8, 2016 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Could this statement be any clearer? From ClickonDetroit: Abu-Rayyan posted. “It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. I had it planned out. I bought a bunch of bullets. I practiced reloading and unloading.” . . . “It's easy, and a lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. Plus it would make the news. Everybody would've heard. Honestly I regret not doing it. If I can't do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here." He had also told the undercover agent that a church would be an...
  • U.S. stocks tumble to 22-month low as energy, financials drop

    02/08/2016 7:59:26 AM PST · by John W · 27 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Ellie Ismailidou
    U.S. stocks tumbled Monday morning to their lowest level in 22 months as a fresh drop in oil prices amid continuing fears of economic slowdown pushed investors to the perceived safety of government bonds and gold. "Is the market throwing out the baby with the bath water?"said James Meyer, chief investment officer at Tower Bridge Advisors, referring to the "rapid fall in prices for the high flying tech and biotech names that have been leading the market for the past 12 months." "The former leaders of the previous bull cycle are the ones that get taken to the woodshed in...
  • Even In Italy,Christian Converts From Islam Live In Fear Of Reprisals

    02/08/2016 8:03:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Recent reports suggest that over a thousand converts to Christianity from Islam currently live in Italy, but hide their conversions for fear of retaliation from the Muslim community against themselves and their families.
  • World War III inches closer as Turkey says it may enter Syrian conflict

    02/07/2016 6:32:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/7/16 | Todd Wood
    The reason Russia is possibly building a new airbase on the Turkish border inside Syria became clearer today as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted Turkey could enter the war on the side of the anti-Assad forces who Russia has been primarily targeting. The Syrian government made major gains against the Sunni opposition in recent weeks as the Syrian city of Aleppo looked to fall from the opposition’s control. Turkey has repeatedly urged the American-led coalition against ISIS to do more to help the anti-Assad forces. “We don’t want to fall into the same mistake in Syria as in Iraq,”...
  • Man held in Islamic State-inspired plot to attack Detroit church

    02/07/2016 9:43:38 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 6, 2016
    Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Michigan man whom they accuse of supporting Islamic State militants and plotting to attack a Detroit church. Khalil Abu-Rayyan of Dearborn Heights appeared Thursday in U.S. District Court in Detroit and remains jailed pending a Monday hearing. He hasn’t been charged with terrorism-related crimes but has been investigated since May and faces marijuana and gun charges.
  • Exclusive: Iran wants euro payment for new and outstanding oil sales - source

    02/07/2016 9:36:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    rueters ^ | 02/05/2016 | Nidhi Verma
    Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month's sanctions relief. A source at state-owned National Iranian Oil Co (NIOC) told Reuters that Iran will charge in euros for its recently signed oil contracts with firms including French oil and gas major Total, Spanish refiner Cepsa and Litasco, the trading arm of Russia's Lukoil. "In our invoices we mention a clause that buyers of our oil...
  • The Road to Utopia: The "Greenest" Nation on Earth Is a Nightmare

    02/07/2016 9:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | James Wanliss
    The North Koreans appear to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb in January 2016 and promise more excitement to come. Immediately after the bang the government news agency bragged that the nation was now "capable of wiping out the whole territory of the U.S. all at once."This only slightly distracted mainstream politicos in other nations. North Korea might have gotten a bigger, badder reaction had it elected instead to drive steamrollers over groups of homosexuals or Muslims or women. At least Bernie Sanders, though closer in kinship to the North Korean brand of monarchical socialism than to, say, Ronald Reagan, noticed the bomb. World leaders only pause long...
  • Rebels deploy child soldiers to fight in northern Aleppo

    02/07/2016 8:57:57 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    Al-Masdar Al-'Arabi (The Arab Source) ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Leith Fadel
    The Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki have begun to use child soldiers in their fight against the Syrian government forces inside the Aleppo Governorate after the latter launched a large-scale offensive to capture much of the province’s northern countryside. According to local sources, soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have reported a number of firefights in which children were being deployed by the Islamist rebels to help drive back the government forces. Some of the children were described as “pre-teen” and unable to properly...
  • So this is what 'full employment' looks like? [That's essentially what we have today]

    02/07/2016 7:29:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/07/2016 | Jeff Cox
    For more than seven years, Federal Reserve officials have touted their progress toward achieving "full employment," with the most recent target a 4.9 percent unemployment rate. With Friday's nonfarm payrolls report showing that the goal has been achieved, perhaps the Fed can raise the "Mission Accomplished" banner along with a welcome mat to the world of "full employment." The jobless rate last reached this level in February 2008, following a run from June 2005 to April 2008 during which unemployment never eclipsed 5 percent. Getting a "4-handle" on the number -- using Wall Street lingo -- was supposed to represent...
  • Why doesn't 4.9% unemployment feel great?

    02/07/2016 7:05:54 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    cnn money ^ | 2-6-2016 | Heather Long
    1. Only 62.7% of adult Americans are working. The so-called Labor Force Participation rate hasn't been this low since the late 1970s. ... 2. Long-term unemployment is still high. ... About 2.1 million Americans have been unable to get a job for over half a year. The government calls these people the "long-term unemployed." ... 3. Wage growth is anemic. ... The typical take home pay (often called "median income" by the Census Bureau) is about the same today as it was 20 years ago, once you adjust for inflation. In other words, middle class families aren't really getting ahead....
  • Paul Krugman Begs Liberals To Stop Bashing ObamaCare

    02/07/2016 2:33:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Investors ^ | 2/05/16 | JOHN MERLINE
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is a bit apoplectic that the left, which has always wanted single-payer health care, is still pushing for single-payer health care. "Why," he frets, "do we hear not just conservatives but also many progressives trashing President Obama's biggest policy achievement?" He goes on to say, "A lot of what I hear from the left is not so much a complaint about how the reform falls short as outrage that private insurers get to play any role. The idea seems to be that any role for the profit motive taints the whole effort." Krugman says...
  • China Builds Schools in Tanzania as Sino-Africa Ties Deepen

    02/06/2016 9:16:36 PM PST · by piasa · 24 replies
    Xinhua ^ | February 4, 2016
    ARUSHA, Tanzania, Feb.3 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese influence in Tanzanian soil is increasingly becoming big and bold. This can be seen after the Asian nation built two ultra-modern primary schools in Tanzania. The schools have been built in Tanzania's University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and University of Dodoma (UDOM) campuses. China built the two schools under the Sino-Africa Friendship Primary Schools Project worth 3.23 million U.S. dollars. The schools are fully furnished with all modern teaching and learning facilities, and students enrolled in those schools will have chance of learning Chinese language and culture from Standard One to Standard...
  • Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner (CHICAGO)

    02/06/2016 2:55:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb 6, 2016
    Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner Chicago Tribune staff Contact Reporter The Cook County medical examiner's office on Saturday officially released information on the identities of the six people found killed inside a Gage Park home this week. The six family members were found dead a little after 1 p.m. Thursday when police were called to a home in the 5700 block of South California Avenue because a man who lived there had not shown up for work. Those killed were identified as Rosaura Martinez, 58, who family members have said went by Rosaura Hernandez; her husband,...
  • Obama: Criticism Of Muslim Americans "Has No Place In Our Country"

    02/04/2016 3:47:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Wednesday, President Obama, who has become the executive branch equivalent of a professional Salon.com commenter troll, took his traveling roadshow of perverse failure to the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
  • Dow logs nearly 300-point loss as oil sinks below $30

    02/02/2016 2:24:13 PM PST · by John W · 21 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Februry 2, 2016 | Ellie Ismaildou
    Wall Street stocks ended sharply lower Tuesday as investors unloaded energy and financial stocks amid a selloff in crude-oil futures, which settled below $30 a barrel. The downdraft in energy shares and banks offset strong gains in Google parent Alphabet Inc.-which officially surpassed Apple Inc. to become the most valuable company in the world-toy maker Mattel, and fashion retailer Michael Kors. A fresh 5.5% slump in oil prices following a 6% slide Monday, weighed on energy companies' stocks. The energy sector had the worst performance of the S&P 500's 10 sectors, down 3.3%, followed by financials, declining 2.6%.
  • Officials: Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead

    02/01/2016 8:52:56 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    MSN News ^ | Feb 1 2016 | ISMAIL ALFA and HARUNA UMAR,
    A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists. Scores of charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the streets from Saturday night's attack on Dalori village and two nearby camps housing 25,000 refugees, according to survivors and soldiers at the scene just 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram and the biggest city in Nigeria's northeast.
  • Man charged with killing woman, 2 daughters had early prison release

    01/31/2016 4:15:23 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 13, 2016 | Theodore Decker
    The man charged with killing an ex-girlfriend and two of her children in a North Side stabbing rampage early on Tuesday likely would have been deep into a 12 1/2-year federal prison sentence if sentencing guidelines for convicted crack dealers had remained unchanged.
  • U.S. Oversight Report: Afghanistan 'Even More Dangerous Than It Was a Year Ago'

    01/29/2016 12:19:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 29, 2016 | 11:23 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Things are going from bad to worse in Afghanistan, according to a report released Friday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the the largest U.S. oversight organization in Afghanistan. "[I]n this reporting period (October through December 2015), Afghanistan proved even more dangerous than it was a year ago, the report says. "The Taliban now controls more territory than at any time since 2001. Vicious and repeated attacks in Kabul this quarter shook confidence in the national-unity government. A year after the Coalition handed responsibility for Afghan security to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), American...
  • Drug Shortages Forcing Hard Decisions on Rationing Treatments

    01/29/2016 12:23:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/29/16 | Sheri Fink
    CLEVELAND — In the operating room at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brian Fitzsimons has long relied on a decades-old drug to prevent hemorrhages in patients undergoing open-heart surgery. The drug, aminocaproic acid, is widely used, cheap and safe. “It never hurt,” he said. “It only helps.” Then manufacturing issues caused a national shortage. “We essentially did military-style triage,” said Dr. Fitzsimons, an anesthesiologist, restricting the limited supply to patients at the highest risk of bleeding complications. Those who do not get the once-standard treatment at the clinic, the nation’s largest cardiac center, are not told. “The patient is asleep,” he...
  • North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon: Kyodo

    01/27/2016 7:47:04 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | Ju-min Park and Jack Kim
    North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon: Kyodo SEOUL | By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range missile as soon as within a week, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported early on Thursday, citing an unnamed Japanese government official. The official cited signs of possible preparations for a missile launch, based on analysis of satellite imagery of the North's Tongchang-ri missile test site on its west coast. The report came as U.N. Security Council members discuss fresh sanctions against the North after it conducted its fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6....
  • First Case of Zika Virus, Linked to Birth Defects, Confirmed in Los Angeles

    01/27/2016 6:28:12 PM PST · by Marie · 37 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | onathan Zhou
    The Zika virus, a disease suspected of causing birth defects which spread across much of Latin America in 2015, has now reached the United States. A young girl who traveled from Los Angeles County to El Salvador was infected with the mosquito-transmitted disease, according to the local department of public health. The girl has now recovered, but it’s not the adults infected with the disease who are especially at risk—it’s the unborn. The Zika virus is linked to microcephaly, a birth defect where the infant is born with an abnormally small brain. The majority of children born with the disease...
  • U.S. stocks fall after Fed statement

    01/27/2016 11:50:47 AM PST · by John W · 14 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | January 27, 2016 | Anora Mahmudova & Sara Sjolin
    U.S. stocks moved back into the red Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and said "economic growth slowed" since its last meeting in December. "Inflation is expected to remain low in the near term," the Fed said in new, more cautious language, that suggests the central bank won't be quick to raise interest rates again. "Lower oil prices and weak global economic growth would make the Fed more cautious about its tightening policy. The second interest rate increase in March has become unlikely," said Jia Liu, research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research in emailed...
  • WARNING GRAPHIC: 9 Reasons to Fear Mexican Cartels More than ISIS

    01/27/2016 3:55:40 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Mexican drug cartels continue to fascinate the minds of Americans who tend to idolize outlaw gunmen with fast cash, fancy cars, guns and women. However, few realize that Mexican drug cartels are as ruthless and sadistic as Middle Eastern terror groups like ISIS with whom they actually have many tactics in common. For most in America, the closest they have come to a drug cartel is the small-time drug peddler in the street corner, the glamorous TV shows, or the Mexican narco-ballads. However, taking a step back and looking at their entire structure, and how those drugs got from Central...
  • Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever

    01/26/2016 11:33:44 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    A handful of industries are those "love to hate" types of businesses, such as cable-television companies and Internet service providers. The federal government has joined the ranks of the bottom-of-the-barrel industries, according to a new survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Americans' satisfaction level in dealing with federal agencies --everything from Treasury to Homeland Security -- has fallen for a third consecutive year, reaching an eight-year low.
  • Economic Activity Is Slowing Down Much Faster Than The Experts Anticipated

    01/25/2016 5:44:17 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 65 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 25 Jan 16 | Michael Snyder
    We have not seen global economic activity fall off this rapidly since the great recession of 2008. Manufacturing activity is imploding all over the planet, global trade is slowing down at a pace that is extremely alarming, and the Baltic Dry Index just hit another brand new all-time record low. If the "real economy" consists of people making, selling and shipping stuff, then it is in incredibly bad shape. Here in the United States, the dismal economic numbers continue to stun all of the experts. For example, on Monday we learned that the Texas general business activity index just...
  • Oscar Voter: Diversity Push Is Ageist and 'Insulting to Black People'

    01/25/2016 12:16:54 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Milton Justice
    Having won an Oscar, I'm safe. Otherwise, I suppose I would have had to get my agent at CAA to write a letter assuring the Academy that even though I haven't produced a film in the past 10 years, there are three scripts on his desk he has not yet been able to set up, thus indicating activity in the past 10 years. That is, unless you can count the short film I directed, which made it into several festivals, or the web series I directed, which was nominated for a Producers Guild Award. Or do the 15 years I've...
  • Nearly half of Chicago's young black men are out of work, out of school

    01/25/2016 3:38:15 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    .chicagonow.com ^ | 25 Jan 2016 | Austin Berg,
    Anecdotal evidence surrounding Chicago City Council’s Dec. 2, 2014, vote to hike the minimum wage by 58 percent over four and a half years suggests this trend will continue. The owner of the iconic Original Rainbow Cone ice cream shop in Beverley said she would be forced to cut the number of students her business employs over the summer by half. A Panera Bread location cited the hike when it decided to close, as did Home Run Inn pizza when it killed plans to open a new location in Portage Park.
  • French Official: ISIS Running a Fake Passport 'Industry'

    01/25/2016 3:31:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 25, 2016 | Stephen Kruiser
    Well, that's comforting. The terror group ISIS has created a whole "industry" out of the production of fake passports, a high-level French official said today. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters that through ISIS's operations in Syria, Iraq and Libya, the group has acquired blank passports and has now set up a "real fake document industry." Cazeneuve made the statement following a meeting with top European officials where he proposed setting up a new task force to help nab people attempting to come into the European Union with fake papers.Last month ABC News reported that U.S. intelligence suspected ISIS...
  • ISIS Has Whole Fake Passport 'Industry,' Official Says

    01/25/2016 2:26:12 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    The terror group ISIS has created a whole “industry” out of the production of fake passports, a high-level French official said today. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters that through ISIS’s operations in Syria, Iraq and Libya, the group has acquired blank passports and has now set up a “real fake document industry.” Cazeneuve made the statement following a meeting with top European officials where he proposed setting up a new task force to help nab people attempting to come into the European Union with fake papers.
  • Tunisia holds emergency cabinet meeting over unrest

    01/23/2016 4:45:10 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    .dailymail.co.uk ^ | 01/23/2016 | afp
    Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid held an emergency cabinet meeting Saturday, after authorities declared a nighttime curfew nationwide following the worst outbreak of social unrest since the 2011 revolution. Five years after the ouster of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, street demonstrations against unemployment and poverty have again shaken the North African nation. Anger erupted over the death on January 16 of Ridha Yahyaoui, a 28-year-old unemployed man who was electrocuted when he climbed a power pole while protesting in the central town of Kasserine. The unrest spread around the country, including to Tunis where shops were burnt...
  • Haiti postpones Sunday's presidential election as violence erupts

    01/22/2016 10:07:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    reuters ^ | 01/23/2016 | Frank Jack Daniel
    Pierre Louis Opont, president of Haiti's electoral council, said the runoff vote was being pushed back for security reasons. But he did not say when the election, already postponed twice before, would be rescheduled. The announcement led to jubilation from demonstrators marching to oppose the election. They danced on the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince, but the mood quickly darkened. Gunshots were fired as protesters clashed with police. The postponement is nevertheless expected to ease unrest after days of protests in the deeply impoverished country of about 10 million people, at pains to rebuild from a devastating earthquake six years...
  • ISIS is starting to expand its presence in Southeast Asia: "Moderate" Indonesia

    01/22/2016 9:18:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/22/2016 | Pamela Engel
    Late last week, ISIS claimed its first attack in Indonesia, which might be a signal that the group is seeking to expand its reach in southeast Asia, according to The New York Times and other news outlets. Though the attack on a shopping center in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, is the first for which the terrorist group ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh) has claimed responsibility in the country, smaller-scale attacks have been carried out by self-identified ISIS sympathizers in the region over the past year. And it appears that ISIS didn't just take credit for the...
  • Stockman: We are at peak debt headed for a recession

    01/21/2016 8:22:39 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 21, 2016 | David Stockman
    Video at link. David Stockman (Office of Budget and Management, Reagan Administration) explains why the market will not be going up any time soon.
  • CBO Issues Dire Warning on U.S. Government finances

    01/20/2016 5:27:15 PM PST · by Lorianne · 38 replies
    China Money Report ^ | 20 January 2016 | D. Collins
    Government estimates of debt over the next decade have gone from adding $1.5 trillion in debt to $9.4 trillion due to recent tax legislation. That will put the country up over $30 trillion in debt assuming there are no further recessions. This is the decade of no return. Seems blowing up peoples countries and importing their poor and putting them on benefits is no longer working. We have also tried closing all our factories and letting the world scam us out of jobs in the “free trade” system. World’s highest tax rates…not seeming to help either. Cramming people into “universities”...
  • CEOs Around the World Are Running Scared

    01/20/2016 12:02:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Confidence is at a low. The Davos man is, once again, less confident than he was a year ago. Only 27% of CEOs around the world think the global economy will improve in 2016, according to a new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers. That was down from 37% a year ago; confidence peaked 2014 at 44%. The accounting and consulting firm released the survey of more than 1,300 top executives on the first official night of the World Economic Forum, the global confab held each year in Switzerland.
  • ISIS destroys Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, satellite photos confirm

    01/20/2016 1:15:29 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 20, 2016 | Associated Press
    ERBIL, Iraqi – Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the ISIS terror group's relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers heretical.
  • Obama’s Legacy Is Already Collapsing

    01/19/2016 1:59:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | John Thune
    Last week, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. In the lead-up to the speech, there was a lot of discussion about the nature of the president's legacy. Less discussed, however, was that most of the president's so-called legacy may not outlast his presidency, since most of his supposed achievements have never been enacted into law.Early on in his presidency, it became clear that the president didn't have much interest in working with Congress in a bipartisan manner, and after losing large majorities in the House and Senate, he made it clear that he did not want...
  • A key US economic indicator is on an ugly streak that has never occurred outside a recession

    01/19/2016 1:44:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/19/16 | Bob Bryan
    There has been increasing focus on the US economy's probability of heading into a recession. According to John Hussman of Hussman Funds, it's not just probable; it's nearly guaranteed. "Since October, the economic evidence has shifted from supporting a growing risk of recession, to a guarded expectation of recession, to the present conclusion that a US recession is not only a risk but an imminent likelihood, awaiting confirmation that typically only emerges after a recession is actually in progress," Hussman said in a post Monday. His key piece of evidence stems from Friday's US report on industrial production. The data...
  • Is North Korea Testing Iran's Nuclear Device?

    01/18/2016 1:49:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2016 | Amil Imani and James Hyde
    We believe, based on comments made by two remarkable experts on this subject, Dr. Peter Pry of emptaskforce.org and Ambassador Hank Cooper of highfrontier.com, the latter of whom worked in the Reagan Administration, that Iran already has the bomb and is working on figuring out how to get it into a vehicle and send it our way. It will not, however deliver annihilation to any single city or cities in the conventional sense. That would be pointless, futile and suicidal. Instead, working together with North Korea, they will seek to take out our electric infrastructure and anything electronic via satellites...