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  • Michael Brown Protesters Show Up At CNN’s Atlanta Headquarters

    08/19/2014 4:08:53 PM PDT · by McGruff · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/19/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Hundreds of protesters gathered in the rain outside of CNN headquarters in Atlanta Monday to voice their outrage over the network’s coverage of the Michael Brown shooting. According to CNN contributor Hilary Rosen, the angry crowd was frustrated over the network’s “smearing” of Brown, who was fatally shot by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, protesters gathered at the network’s headquarters, the CNN Center, located in Atlanta. With chants of “no justice, no peace,” the protesters marched a mile to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. It is unclear why...
  • Ferguson 8/18/14 - swat and police getting ready to disperse crowd [gunshots, tear gas, flash bangs]

    08/18/2014 7:56:23 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 656 replies
    vanity
    well, at 10:50 pm eastern, the police have moved in their vehicles and started to try to disperse the crowd again. visible rocks and other objects are flying
  • Amnesty International Takes ‘Unprecedented’ Step in Sending Delegation to Ferguson

    08/18/2014 6:22:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    KMOX ^ | 8/18/2014
    Human rights group Amnesty International has taken “unprecedented” action to deal with unrest in Ferguson by sending a delegation that has never before been deployed inside the United States.The organization has had members on the ground in Ferguson since Thursday, in the wake of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. According to a news release, the 12-person delegation is there to “observe police and protester activity, gather testimony, seek meetings with officials and offer support to the community.”Organizers will also train local activists on methods of non-violent protest.“Law enforcement, from the FBI to state...
  • Calif. protesters block Israel-owned ship at Port of Oakland

    08/18/2014 5:25:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/18/2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>Pro-Palestinian activists for the second day blocked an Israeli-owned ship from docking at the Port of Oakland in a protest against Israel’s military action in Gaza.</p> <p>Dockworkers at the Port of Oakland honored a picket line for the second day in a row Sunday as San Francisco Bay Area protesters gathered to stop a Zim Integrated Shipping Services vessel from docking and unloading, the San Jose Mercury News reported.</p>
  • PROTESTERS STORM GOVERNOR’S ST. LOUIS OFFICE – Demand Removal of National Guard in #Ferguson

    08/18/2014 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 248 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    PROTESTERS STORM GOVERNOR’S ST. LOUIS OFFICE – Demand Removal of National Guard in #Ferguson
  • Black protesters 'putting cops on hit list' in Missouri

    08/18/2014 1:54:58 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    WND ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    At least two more people have been shot as more violence has erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, where there have been several days of rioting in response to a police shooting of a black teenager. Officials overnight said a police officer shot a man who pointed a handgun at him, and a woman apparently was shot in a drive-by shooting. At KTVI-TV in St. Louis, some of the details were emerging. The station reported it was about 1 a.m. when four men, masked and carrying shotguns, approached a crowd. The report said when police arrived they heard shots fired and saw...
  • Michael Brown: A Criminal and a Thug

    08/18/2014 9:30:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/18/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    As the media-sanctioned rioting, bloodshed and looting continue in Ferguson, Missouri, evidence is emerging that police shooting victim Michael Brown wasn’t the upstanding citizen that many on the Left have claimed him to be. All of this is happening as mobs have been attacking cops with Molotov cocktails and destroying community infrastructure. Some blacks in the region are reportedly randomly assaulting non-blacks as collective payback for what happened to Brown. Looting and property destruction are rampant. Scores of people have been arrested. Aircraft were ordered to fly at least 3,000 feet over Ferguson airspace after police said their helicopters...
  • Capt. Ron Johnson: 'I Am Sorry' For Brown's Death

    08/18/2014 7:08:07 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 71 replies
    npr.org ^ | August 17,2014 | Scott Neuman
    Capt. Ron Johnson, the Missouri Highway Patrol officer in charge of security in Ferguson, Mo., told a thousand-strong audience ... "I wear this uniform, so I'm standing up here to say I'm sorry. "This is my neighborhood. You are my family. You are my friends and I am you," Johnson said, appearing to tear up. "When this is over, I am going to go in my son's room. My black son," Johnson told the cheering crowd. "Who wears his pants sagging. Wears his hat cocked to the side. Got tattoos on his arms. But that's my baby."
  • National Guard Ordered Onto Streets of Ferguson, Missouri

    08/18/2014 12:17:02 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 229 replies
    Missouri's governor ordered the National Guard onto the streets of Ferguson early Monday after another night of violence following the shooting by police of an unarmed black teen. "Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk," Gov. Jay Nixon said in a statement. "Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and...
  • Report: Convenience Store Manager Terrified of Being Murdered by Ferguson Customers

    08/17/2014 8:08:18 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/17/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Local markets know their local customers–that’s how they stay in business. Ferguson Market & Liquor in the small town of Ferguson, Missouri is no different. In the case of this local market, fear of being murdered by their customers drives their business decisions—including deciding to not report being robbed to the police. Likewise the Ferguson police decision to withhold for nearly a week the name of the police officer they say shot Michael Brown, Darren Wilson, in order to give him time to go in to hiding from the Ferguson lynch mob KDSK of St. Louis reported an attorney for...
  • Health Dept. working with CDC to rule out Ebola in patient

    08/17/2014 5:42:32 PM PDT · by exbrit · 16 replies
    KOAT ^ | 8/17/14 | N/A
    The woman had been in Sierra Leone, Africa, and left earlier this month. Leone is one of several countries in West Africa with known cases of Ebola. The woman was a teacher and had no known exposures to Ebola.
  • NMDOH Working with CDC to Rule Out Ebola in Patient (New Mexico)

    08/17/2014 3:00:28 PM PDT · by Wage Slave · 25 replies
    Out of an abundance of caution, the New Mexico Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to perform tests to rule out Ebola in a 30-year-old woman who developed sore throat, headache, muscle aches and fever. The woman is at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque in stable condition. The woman had been in Sierra Leone, Africa, and left there earlier this month.
  • 'No Justice, No Curfew': Hundreds of Defiant Ferguson Protesters Ignore [Law Enforcement Collapses!]

    08/16/2014 11:02:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August15, 2014 | DANIEL BATES
    'No Justice, No Curfew': Hundreds of Defiant Ferguson Protesters Ignore midnight deadline lockdown and taunt police as photograph emerges of the cop who shot dead unarmed teen Michael Brown Officer Darren Wilson, 28, was identified as the man who shot Brown on August 9 By DANIEL BATES 16 August 2014 A couple hundred defiant protesters remained on the streets of Ferguson after a midnight curfew took effect Saturday night after as a first photo emerged showing the officer who gunned down unarmed black teen Michael Brown. Hundreds of other demonstrators left peacefully before the midnight to 5am deadline took effect...
  • Shooting victim fighting for life as police use tear gas to impose curfew...

    08/17/2014 6:33:03 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    One person was shot and seven people arrested early this morning as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew following the killing of an unarmed black teenager. Officers are seeking the person who shot the critically-wounded victim after the 12am-5am curfew took hold in Ferguson, Missouri - eight days after Michael Brown, 18, was shot dead by police. Police said their strong response came after people broke into a restaurant and took position on the roof overlooking officers, while another man flashed a handgun as armoured vehicles approached. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726990/The-moment-Michael-Brown-shot-dead-New-photographs-emerge-immediate-aftermath-Ferguson-shooting-cop-responsible-hundreds-march-ahead-midnight-curfew.html#ixzz3AejZjwkE Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter |...
  • Yazidis Commit Mass-Suicide After Rape by Islamic State Fighters

    08/17/2014 5:12:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8/17/2014 | Ari Soffer
    In yet another harrowing chapter in the tragic plight of Iraq's Kurdish Yazidi population, eyewitnesses have described how girls raped by Muslim fighters from the "Islamic State" (formerly ISIS) committed suicide en-masse after returning to their families, as evidence of systematic rape by Islamists against non-Muslims continue to surface. Among the tens of thousands of Yazidi refugees trapped in the Shingal mountains while fleeing IS's deadly advance through Iraq, several survivors told Kurdish Rudaw TV how a group of three girls were returned after being abducted and raped - only to hurl themselves off a cliff after being traumatized by...
  • Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

    08/16/2014 2:14:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 60 replies
    cns news ^ | 8-16-2014 | JIM SALTER, Associated Press
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of white police officer boiled over when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store — the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing. Police and about 200 protesters clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri late Friday after another tense day in the St. Louis suburb, a day that included authorities identifying the officer who fatally shot Brown on Aug. 9. About midnight, protesters broke into that store and threw objects at police. Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson says police used one...
  • US Post Offices Reportedly Refusing Mail to Israel (What's next?)

    08/14/2014 11:18:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8/14/2014, 1:52 PM | Ari Yashar
    ADL complains to US Postmaster General after mail to Israel turned away in several states. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has written to complain to the US Postmaster General, after receiving widespread reports that US post offices around America have been refusing to accept mail to Israel. In the last several days ADL reports that it has received complaints from Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey, revealing postal customers were incorrectly told that the US Postal Service is not accepting mail for Israel due to Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. "The postal employees have told these individuals that current USPS policy says...
  • #Anonymous Releases Names, Address of Wife, Children of St. Louis County Police Chief

    08/13/2014 6:44:45 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-13-2014 | Jim Hoft
    RUSH: This is Mark in Des Plaines, Illinois. Welcome to the program. Hi. CALLER: Hi, Rush. You are such a great guy. I have a question for you about the news about Robin Williams -- RUSH: Before you get to that. Mark, I have never really known and I'm gonna ask. Is it Des Plaines, or Des Plaines? CALLER: Well, it's Des Plaines. RUSH: Des Plaines. Okay. CALLER: English kind of way to say it. RUSH: Gotcha. Gotcha. Okay. Thank you for that. CALLER: Yeah. My pleasure. You know, I don't want to sound insensitive, and Robin Williams was absolutely...
  • Another police shooting in Ferguson

    08/13/2014 4:06:17 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 105 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | August 13, 2014
    At about 1 a.m., a St. Louis County Police officer shot and critically wounded a man who police said pointed a handgun at the officer near the intersection of West Florissant and Chambers Road. The shooting happened near Chambers and Sheffingdell Court close to the site of protests against police for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Police said they received a call about four to five men in the area armed with shotguns and wearing ski masks and they got reports of shots fired in the area. Police officers arrived and saw "multiple subjects running," said police spokesman Officer...
  • Michael Brown's Hometown Is Under Occupation

    08/12/2014 11:28:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 12, 2013 | Justin Glawe
    The black residents of Ferguson, Missouri are governed by white police and they say it feels more like Gaza than America.FERGUSON, Mo — The people here don’t feel like they’re living in America’s heartland; they feel like they’re living in occupied territory. The occupied land is small, virtually microscopic in comparison to the St. Louis metropolitan area. The neighborhoods off West Florissant Avenue, including the apartment complex where Michael Brown lived before he was gunned down by a policeman Saturday night, are where most of the city’s black population reside. Patrolling it is Ferguson’s police department of 55 officers,...
  • U.S. Relocates 'Limited Number' of Staff in Iraq

    08/10/2014 2:01:20 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 10 | Felicia Schwartz
    WASHINGTON—Following a dozen airstrikes from the U.S. military in Northern Iraq this weekend, the U.S. State Department on Sunday relocated "a limited number" of staff from the American embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. consulate in Erbil. The staff from the embassy in Baghdad and the consulate in Erbil will be transferred to the U.S. consulate in Basrah, Iraq and to Amman, Jordan. The State Department also issued a travel warning for Iraq, cautioning U.S. citizens against nonessential travel to the country, citing the security situation. The U.S. embassy's ability to assist U.S. citizens is limited, the State Department said.
  • DFU Polimerick Minute: Obama Loses Iraq

    08/10/2014 7:08:28 AM PDT · by doug from upland
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-10-14 | dfu
    Unbelievable. From purple fingers and hope to children being beheaded. Way to go, Barack. OBAMA LOSES IRAQ (By Design?) -- graphics and limerick
  • Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct More Than 16 Incursions of U.S. Air Defense Zones

    08/07/2014 6:05:11 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Aug 7, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted at least 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones over the past 10 days, an unusually sharp increase in aerial penetrations, according to U.S. defense officials.
  • Missing Israeli is dead, says IDF

    08/02/2014 4:18:46 PM PDT · by McGruff · 88 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 August 2014
    The Israeli military says a soldier reported missing in Gaza on Friday is dead. Hadar Goldin was believed to have been captured by militants during fighting, leading to the collapse of a ceasefire shortly after it had been declared. The Israel Defense Forces said it had determined that Lt Goldin, previously considered captured, had died. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said the operation in Gaza will continue according to Israel's security need
  • Leaflets Threaten Chicago Jews Over Israel in Gaza

    07/21/2014 11:41:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Forward ^ | July 21, 2014
    Chicago Police Investigates Possible Hate Crime Leaflets threatening the Jewish community because of Israel’s Gaza operation were found on parked cars in a Chicago neighborhood. The leaflets found Saturday on six cars in the Pulaski Park neighborhood, in the northwestern part of the city, threatened violence if Israel did not pull out of Gaza and end its operation in the coastal strip that began July 8, the Chicago Tribune reported. Chicago Police opened an investigation and notified the department’s hate crimes unit, according to the newspaper. The leaflets were discovered a day after hundreds of protesters held a demonstration in...
  • Gunmen kill 29 women in attack on Baghdad brothel

    07/16/2014 6:01:50 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 36 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 14 Jul 2014 | anon
    Religious militias are suspected of carrying out a massacre in a brothel in Baghdad in which 29 women and two men were killed. ... an notorious brothel-keeper known only as "Aws", who used to bribe police and soldiers in the neighbourhood to turn a blind eye to his rackets. The side street where the compound was located was routinely guarded by members of the security forces. Grisly photographs obtained by the AFP news agency showed crouching bodies of five women huddled together in a corner of a bathroom with blood-spattered tiled walls and floor ...
  • Freed American POW Bowe Bergdahl to return to active duty with US Army TODAY

    07/13/2014 11:58:33 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/13/14 | Staff
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is to return to active duty with the US Army on Monday just four weeks on from his return to the United States after spending five years in captivity with the Taliban. According to the New York Times, Bergdahl will begin work at the Army North headquarters in San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston, the same base where he has undergone therapy and counseling to deal with his reintegration back to the West. The soldier will also meet with Major General Kenneth R. Dahl, who is investigating the controversial and still publicly unexplained circumstances surrounding his disappearance in...
  • Rep. Gohmert: Obama Wants $67,912 for Every Illegal Alien Minor

    07/11/2014 6:53:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 58 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion - $67,912.28 per child - to deal with 57,000 minors illegally entering the U.S., Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) tweeted today. But, the problem is more than money, Rep. Gohmert tells MRCTV, since Obama's threats and imperial actions are sending "the message that America has become lawless": "His lawlessly announcing his one-man legislation allowing people to come illegally and stay illegally sent the message that America had become lawless and would not be enforcing our own border or laws. Now, demanding money or else he'll allow even more devastation to our health, education...
  • Border Patrol Agent Hospitalized with Pneumonia Caught from an Illegal Immigrant, Expected to Have

    07/11/2014 6:42:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7/11/14 | Ryan Lovelace
    A Border Patrol agent from the Laredo, Texas, Sector has been hospitalized for seven days with bacterial pneumonia, which the agent contracted while processing illegal immigrants, officials from National Border Patrol Council 2455 tell National Review Online. Agent Jarrad Seely, vice president of NBPC 2455, says the agent is expected to have chronic asthmatic symptoms for life, according to information relayed by the agent. The illness has so swollen the agent’s throat that it’s difficult for the agent to speak, Seely says. “It’s a very traumatic experience for [the agent] and [the agent’s] family,” he says. “[The agent’s] got small
  • C.D.C. Closes Anthrax and Flu Labs After Accidents

    07/11/2014 10:39:33 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 11, 2014 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    After back-to-back potentially serious laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced on Friday that they had closed the flu and anthrax laboratories of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and have halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency’s highest-security labs. The accidents, and the C.D.C.'s emphatic response to them, could have important implications for other laboratories around the world engaged in research into dangerous viruses and bacteria. If the C.D.C — which the agency’s director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, called “the reference laboratory to the world” — had multiple accidents that could have, in theory, killed not just laboratory...
  • LA Times Creates False Impression on Protester Arrests in Murrieta

    07/05/2014 5:28:49 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 5, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Deceitful. That is the best way to describe a Los Angeles Times report about five protesters arrested yesterday in Murrieta, CA. Nowhere in the story are the identities of the protestors indicated; whether they are pro-amnesty or against the dumping of the illegals in a federal facility in their city. Although the truth is very carefully avoided in the Los Angeles Times, you can find it right way in the headline at the Gateway Pundit: "FIVE COUNTER-PROTESTERS ARRESTED During Tense Standoff at Murrieta Illegal Immigrant Rally." The co-conspirators in the Los Angeles Times attempt to keep its readers from learning...
  • Beijing, Seoul agree to direct trade in national currencies

    07/05/2014 3:44:33 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | 4 July 14 | Staff
    China designated a clearing bank in Seoul for yuan transactions in South Korea on Friday, coinciding with a visit by President Xi Jinping, as Beijing promotes greater use of its currency overseas, AFP reports. Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_04/Beijing-Seoul-agree-to-direct-trade-in-national-currencies-4477/ China's central bank has authorised the Bank of Communications, the country's fifth largest lender, to undertake yuan clearing business in the South Korean capital, the People's Bank of China (PBoC) said in a statement. The announcement came as Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a state visit to South Korea on Friday. China is seeking to make the yuan - also known...
  • Criticism Building Against Plan For Unaccompanied Minors (Plan to House Illegals in Schools)

    07/04/2014 10:06:06 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    CBS news ^ | Jul 3, 2014 | Jack Fink
    Opposition and criticism are building against Dallas County Commissioner Clay Jenkins’ plan to bring to Dallas 2,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who crossed the Texas border. On Thursday, Judge Jenkins announced three proposed sites to house the youngsters. Those places include Hulcy Middle School in Dallas’ Red Bird area, the Lamar School in Grand Prairie, and a building at the Parkland Hospital complex in Dallas. full title: Criticism Building Against Plan For Unaccompanied Minors
  • Radioactive material stolen in Mexico: officials (Recovered)

    07/04/2014 11:56:16 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 53 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 7/4/14 | AFP
    Radioactive material stolen in Mexico: officials Mexico City (AFP) - The Mexican government warned Friday that a vehicle containing radioactive material has been stolen, and issued a dire warning to the thieves against taking the potentially deadly material from its protective container. Federal civil defense officials said the vehicle had been transporting deadly iridium-192, a radioactive substance used in making some industrial products. The substance "can be dangerous for human health if removed from its container," the officials said in a statement, adding that the material can be lethal even if handled for only a brief time. The theft in...
  • A Public Health Crisis at the Border (tuberculosis, dengue fever on the rise)

    07/04/2014 10:20:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Slate ^ | 7/03/14 | Marc Siegel
    **SNIP** Drug-resistant tuberculosis also appears to have spread, with several counties in southern Texas reporting twice the usual average number of cases. TB is a disease that needs to be carefully monitored and screened for, a prospect that is not possible under the current circumstances. Dengue fever, a potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease that causes fatigue, pain in the bones and muscles, and fever, and infects close to 100 million people worldwide every year, has been detected this year in southern Texas for the first time since 2005. Illegal immigrants, possibly from Mexico, are a likely source. If infected mosquitoes begin...
  • NSA investigation: Germany arrests 'suspected US spy'

    07/04/2014 7:36:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 4, 2014
    An employee of Germany's intelligence agency has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the US, reports say. The man is said to have been trying to gather details about a German parliamentary committee that is investigating claims of US espionage. German media say the man arrested this week is a 31-year-old employee of the federal intelligence agency, known as the BND. The German federal prosecutor's office confirmed the man's arrest, but gave no other details. A spokesman for Ms Merkel said she had been informed of the arrest, as had the members of the nine-strong parliamentary committee investigating the...
  • Obama Cover-up: Read his Miranda Rights, Libyan Benghazi jihad suspect requests quran and halal

    07/03/2014 9:07:24 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 07/03/2014 | Pamela Geller
    Obama gave this bloodthirsty Libyan jihad murderer the full protection of a US citizen. Ahmed Abu Khatallah was mirandized and has since clamped down and shut up, which was Obama’s objective all along. In the continuing cover-up of the Benghazi jihad murderers and Obama’s feckless and reckless abandonment of our people, Obama’s main objective is to cover up what really happened that night on his watch. This Libyan devout jihadi was read his Miranda rights — which give him the right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination, a U.S. official told CNN. “I have serious concerns that conducting a rushed...
  • FBI, CIA Use Backdoor Searches To Warrentlessly Spy On Americans' Communications

    07/01/2014 5:58:28 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 4 replies
    TechDirt ^ | 7/1/14 | but of course
    The other shoe just dropped when it comes to how the federal government illegally spies on Americans. Last summer, the details of the NSA's "backdoor searches" were revealed. This involved big collections of content and metadata (so, no, not "just metadata" as meaningless as that phrase is) that were collected under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act (FAA). This is part of the program that the infamous PRISM effort operates under, and which allows the NSA to collect all sorts of content, including communications to, from or about a "target" -- where a "target" can be incredibly loosely defined...
  • BREAKING: ISIS Shows Off MASSIVE SCUD Missile in Military Parade

    06/30/2014 6:11:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 79 replies
    Scud is a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The name Scud has been widely used to refer to these missiles and the wide variety of modern variants.
  • Report: Mexican Military Chopper Crosses Into US, Shoots At Border Agents

    06/27/2014 8:05:10 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 127 replies
    Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border. KVOA-TV reports that Mexican authorities were conducting a drug interdiction operation when the incident happened early Thursday morning on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. The Mexican chopper fired at the agents and then flew back into Mexico.
  • U.S. Economy Shrinks By Most Since Great Recession in 1Q (-2.9%)

    06/25/2014 5:47:58 AM PDT · by kristinn · 183 replies
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    The U.S. economy contracted at a much steeper pace than previously estimated in the first quarter, but there are indications that growth has since rebounded strongly. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday gross domestic product fell at a 2.9 percent annual rate, the economy's worst performance in five years, instead of the 1.0 percent pace it had reported last month. While the economy's woes have been largely blamed on an unusually cold winter, the magnitude of the revisions suggest other factors at play beyond the weather. Growth has now been revised down by a total of 3.0 percentage points since...
  • Seattle Woman Sees Drone Peeping Into Her Apartment Window

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Police are investigating a report of a drone peeping into a woman’s apartment window. Police were called to the downtown Seattle apartment complex on Sunday morning after she spied an unmanned aerial vehicle hovering outside the building. The woman said she was concerned the drone was looking into her apartment. After calling police, an employee of her apartment building says he went outside and saw two men piloting the drone. They packed up their gear, which included a video camera, and drove off before police arrived. Authorities say they are checking for surveillance video that may...
  • Not a photoshop: White House signs promote ‘selfie wall,’ ‘lactation room’ [photo]

    06/23/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 23 | Staff
    Your eyes do not deceive you. They’re real and they’re, well, uh. Hide your eyes.
  • Police: Assaulted Ferndale man may be victim of ‘knockout game’ attack

    06/22/2014 4:08:26 PM PDT · by equalator · 43 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | 6-20-2014 | Michael P. McConnell
    “They were returning to the victim’s house from White Castle,” said Ferndale Police Sgt. Patrick Jones. “Two black males ran up to them and one of them punched the victim on the left side of his face.” Police say the victim fell to the ground and struck his head on the roadway. Neither of the two men involved in the attack said a word to the Ferndale victim. Ewing gave an interview to WXYZ-TV news in which he said he suffered a concussion, a broken jaw, chipped teeth, cuts and bruises. The man who was with the victim told police...
  • Authorities Search for 2 Women Who Allegedly Beat Man to Death at Metro Train Station

    06/22/2014 4:10:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 43 replies
    KTLA ^ | 6-22-14 | Ashley Soley-Cerro
    Homicide detectives were investigating Sunday the death of a 65-year-old man who was beaten by two unidentified women at a Willowbrook Metro train station. L.A. resident John Whitmore was waiting for a train at the Metro-Blue Line near Imperial Highway and South Wilmington Avenue (map) on Friday, June 13 when two black women kicked Whitmore and hit him with their hands until he collapsed, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.
  • Sunni Militants 'Capture Key Iraq Border Crossings' (Jordan and Syria)

    06/22/2014 11:17:58 AM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    The BBC ^ | Sunday, June 22, 2014
    Sunni militants have reportedly captured two more key border crossings, to Jordan and Syria, in western Iraq. The rebels, who include Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) fighters, now control three border crossings in Anbar province, Iraq's largest. Meanwhile, in the north, reports say the airport in the town of Tal Afar has also fallen to the rebels. The militants' gains in large parts of western and northern Iraq have alarmed the international community. They have taken four strategically important towns in the predominantly Sunni Anbar province - Qaim, on the Syrian border, and Rutba, Rawa and Anah...
  • IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerner’s Computer Crash

    06/22/2014 7:39:52 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 208 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/22 | howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed. The IRS signed a contract with Sonasoft, an email-archiving company based in San Jose, California, each year from 2005 to 2010. The company, which partners with Microsoft and counts The New York Times among its clients, claims in its company slogans that it provides “Email Archiving Done Right” and “Point-Click Recovery.” Sonasoft in 2009 tweeted, “If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to backup their servers why wouldn’t you choose...
  • Russia Obsesses Over State Department Spokeswoman

    06/21/2014 5:36:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 21, 2014 | By Kirit Radia
    Russia is somewhat obsessed with Jen Psaki. The State Department spokeswoman has turned into Russia’s favorite punching bag as relations with the United States have deteriorated over the crisis in Ukraine. She is demonized on television. Her gaffes are celebrated widely as internet memes on Russian social media. A popular radio morning show even mocked her in a song set to a popular children’s tune. “There is nobody more competent than Psaki, nobody more pretty, or smarter,” sang the chorus, sarcastically. The song accused her of peddling “nonsense” to journalists and urged her to “keep it up, we want to...
  • U.S. to Evacuate Many Staff Members From Baghdad Embassy

    06/15/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT · by sunmars · 76 replies
    <p>The American Embassy in Baghdad plans to evacuate a substantial number of its personnel this week in the face of a militant advance that rapidly swept from the north toward the capital, the State Department announced on Sunday.</p> <p>The embassy, a beige fortress on the banks of the Tigris River within the heavily-secured Green Zone, where Iraqi government buildings are also located, has the largest staff of any United States Embassy.</p>
  • Report: WH Orchestrated Campaign Of Threats and Intimidation Against Servicemen To Keep Them Quiet

    06/10/2014 5:14:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/10/14 | Debra Heine
    Accusations of threats and intimidation against whistleblowers are a feature not bug of the scandal factory known as the Obama administration, and according to a columnist from Huffington Post, SwapGate is no different. Huffpo columnist Bill Robinson joined Fox and Friends Monday morning with some exclusive info from a Pentagon official. Robinson said the official wanted the American people to know that there´s a bigger story about the Bergdahl swap that isn´t being told - including the claim that servicemen received threats and intimidation from the White House to keep quiet. Robinson, who has written a series of columns called,