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  • Cruz, Huckabee to headline 'Star Spangled Sunday' at CLT's First Baptist

    08/27/2014 7:34:08 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Two possible contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination – Senator Ted Cruz and former Gov. Mike Huckabee – are scheduled to be in Charlotte on Sept. 14 to headline “Star Spangled Sunday,” a live national webcast from First Baptist Church of Charlotte.The Rev. Mark Harris, who pastors First Baptist, said the event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the National Anthem, a.k.a. “The Star Spangled Banner,” is also set to include some other speakers popular with conservative Christians. Namely Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, the national chain of craft stores, and the Benham brothers – David and Jason –...
  • Obamas Desperate Climate Change Plan

    08/27/2014 7:30:08 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 9 replies
    The New York Times has a splashy front page article today thats sure to warm the hearts of global warming fanatic. It likely will cause opponents of so-called climate change to burn with the rage of a thousand suns. In fact, we should not get excited at all. President Obama is working on a non-binding international agreement on climate change. It would name and shame countries that dont comply with its strict standards. Those pushing this agreement believe it has legal and political magic. In reality, it wont be worth the paper its written on. Obama cannot get a climate...
  • PA: Successful Open Carry Defense in Wilkes Barre

    08/27/2014 7:25:11 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A man was walking at 1:20 am, Sunday morning, when he was confronted by two black males, one of which pointed a gun at him. From timesleader.com: What do you got for me? one man said to the victim.He told police he grabbed his attackers gun with one hand and drew his own firearm. The man does not have a concealed firearms permit, but carries his gun under Pennsylvanias open carry laws, police said. The robbers fled. On a dark street, the tactical deterrence offered by open carry may not be as effective, essentially making open carry the equivalent...
  • In Which We Wonder About Things

    08/27/2014 7:14:28 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-27-2014 | MOTUS
    My high school physics teacher used to tell us that in order to understand physics you first had to be curious. His First Directive was wonder about things. I bring this up only because it is a source of constant amazement to me how uncurious everyone around Big White is - and by everyone I do mean EVERYWON. They receive a lot of information in their newsfeed that they tweet, text and Instagram on to others, along with an original witticism when the spirit moves them. If the news comes from a trusted source, i.e. somebody in their Twittersphere, they...
  • Will every 2016 GOP candidate have to pledge to reverse Obama's Executive order on amnesty?

    08/27/2014 6:53:34 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 13 replies
    one man's opinion...
    In politics, like chess...it's important to think several moves ahead. For several months now, we've been told that by the end of summer, Obama will use his pen and cell phone to issue executive orders granting amnesty to some 5 million now illegally in the US. The thing about Executive Orders, is that they're just that...they're not law, and they're not binding on future presidents. So....
  • Hump-Day Humor

    08/27/2014 3:23:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • After Foley Execution, CNN.com Wonders If ISIS Should Be Called 'Evil'

    Is the beheading of an American journalist along with the genocide of Christians and other religious minorities enough to label the Islamist terror group ISIS as the consummation of evil? According to CNN.com, the answer is really quite complicated. In fact, James Dawes, director of the program in Human Rights at Macalester College, argued in a piece for CNNs online arm that there are few things more dangerous now than allowing ourselves to think that ISIS does evil things for evil ends,as NROs Jonah Goldberg phrased it in a tweet earlier this week. Dawess assertion is that Americans...
  • Super: Federal grant funds plan to detect misinformation, hate speech on social media

    08/26/2014 6:25:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Well, this sounds interesting and probably sinister and open to manipulation: The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track misinformation and hate speech on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor suspicious memes and what it considers false and misleading ideas, with a major focus on political activity online. The Truthy database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution. The university has received $919,917 so far for the project. The project stands...
  • 1 in 6 French People View ISIS Favourably

    08/26/2014 3:36:52 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 21 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 26 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    An ICM poll on behalf of the Russian state news agency Rossiya Segodnya tested the public attitude towards the group ISIS (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant or ISIL, and now calling itself Islamic State or IS) in 3 European countries: Great Britain, France and Germany. The news agency commissioning the poll may be Putin-friendly, but the polling firm ICM is as reputable as any. The survey asked people whether they had a favourable or unfavourable view of ISIS. In France, 16% say they have a favourable view. In the UK, 7% say they have...
  • White And Black People Just Aren't Friends. Numbers Don't Lie.

    08/26/2014 2:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    carbonated.tv ^ | August 26, 2014 | Lauren Burgoon
    'Some of my best friends are black!' You're probably lying. Do you have friends of another race? Statistically speaking, probably not.With so much racial unrest going on in America these days, it can be hard for people to understand the "other" side. Maybe it's because white Americans never walked a mile in a black friend's shoes -- or maybe because they have no black friends to begin with. Public Religion Research Institute found that whites' social networks are 91 percent white. Even more alarming, 75 percent of whites have a totally white social network. For a nation that prides itself...
  • The IRS Destroyed Lois Lerners Blackberry, Too

    08/26/2014 2:08:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/26/2014 | Bryan Preston
    After Mondays bombshell about the federal governments system-wide email back-up system broke, there was yet another bombshell. The IRS recycled destroyed Lois Lerners hard drive in June 2011, just 10 days after Rep. Dave Camp had sent a letter to the IRS inquiring about the targeting of conservative groups that Lerner knew about and may have orchestrated. The IRS destroyed Lerners Blackberry device, too. Even though there is no suggestion that it ever crashed, as the agency claims about her hard drive. Even worse, the IRS destroyed Lerners Blackberry after it knew of the crash, and while the...
  • White Privilege Debate Benefits White Liberals Not Black Americans

    08/26/2014 12:55:49 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 23 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 26, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    No term in the American lexicon has impacted the national debate over the past few years as has "white privilege." The term initially sprung up in that great cradle of pointless conversation, left-wing academia, and has gone on to dominate the American political discussion with increasing furor in the years of the Obama Administration. Liberals assert that the causation of so many of the social inequities in our nation stem from the inherent privilege that white Americans enjoy in our society, as a result of our history and racial discrimination. As is the case, however, with nearly all liberal-progressive talking...
  • MA: Man faces Charges for Self Defense With Inherited Gun

    08/26/2014 11:59:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The development is about 15 years old One of the major reasons for those who push for a disarmed population to desire the registration of all firearms is that it makes the ownership of the means to self defense contingent on government approval. This is the philosophy that "everything that is not permitted is forbidden", rather than the standard English/American philosophy that "everything that is not forbidden is allowed". It is an enormous difference in perspective. In Revere, Massachusetts, a homeowner evicted from a party after getting in a fight. He returned with his 50 year old step father....
  • Barack Obama: President of the United States of Black America

    08/26/2014 10:43:26 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-25-14 | DrJohn
    After a while it becomes painfully obvious and it can no longer be ignored. Barack Obama is first and foremost the President of Black America. Barack Obama sent a convoy to the funeral of Michael Brown. It was a delegation of three officials. He sent three fewer to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher: The White House sent three officials to attend Monday's funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis -- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral last year. The administration's handling of the Brown funeral already has started to raise comparisons between the...
  • Who fact checks the fact checkers?

    08/26/2014 10:14:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/24/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    A recent fact check from the Michigan Truth Squad, a project of the Center for Michigan, takes a look at an ad from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer attacking Gov. Rick Snyder. In its analysis of K-12 state funding, the truth-checkers state, In his first year in office, Snyder approved a budget that resulted in school funding $930 million lower than the previous year. For the Record: The Truth Squad cites a Senate Fiscal Agency report, but they do not include $455.5 million in additional state funding used for best practices and retiree benefit costs. That amount is listed in...
  • Tea Party Group Organizes BUYcott for Ferguson Businesses

    08/26/2014 10:09:53 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 12 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 26, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    A Missouri Tea Party group is rallying its troops to help embattled small businesses in Ferguson rebound in the wake of the turmoil there by staging a "buycott" and lobbying local government to provide a tax holiday. The move, organized by the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition is designed to encourage residents in the surrounding West County area to make a shopping pilgrimage to the West Florissant shopping districts of Ferguson and Dellwood to pump much-needed revenue into the small businesses of the area. Many of the businesses of the area have been hard-hit as a result of the rioting...
  • The Washington Posts Ferguson reporting reminds us why Americans dont trust the media

    08/26/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Only 22% of Americans have confidence in the truth of what they read see or hear from the mainstream media (MSM). The hundreds of stories that have been twisted and distorted by the MSM over the past few years have made this number unavoidable. The latest reminder of the MSMs love of lies and half-truths is the Washington Posts (WaPo) twisted reportage of Ferguson Missouri riots. The WaPo sent nine reporters to Ferguson Missouri to discover what they could about Police Officer Darren Wilson. Officer Wilson is the surviving victim of a savage attack by Michael Brown which was stopped...
  • Mindset of Michael Brown [meant] everything in confrontation with Officer Wilson

    08/26/2014 9:25:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/26/14 | Doug Book
    Last week, former St. Louis Police Chief Ed Delmore addressed an Open Letter to Captain Ron Johnson, Missouri Governor Jay Nixons choice to direct all law enforcement operations in Ferguson after the shooting death of Michael Brown. Chief Delmore revealed that he is not a fan of what another officer described as Capt. Johnsons hug a looter attempts to bring criminals under control by directing St. Louis County Police to remain uninvolved on the night the rioting and looting began again. The essence of Delmores criticism, however, is directed at Capt. Johnsons claim that there was no reason to release...
  • Libya In Chaos As Islamists Take Control Of Its Capital (Prophecy Is Being Fulfilled)

    08/26/2014 9:09:27 AM PDT · by Shery · 18 replies
    SHOEBAT.com ^ | 25 August, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive) As has been predicted by Shoebat.com for years which these days things are moving with lightening speed, the Islamist seized Libyas capital, Tripoli including its airport, proclaimed their own government and presented the world with yet another similar crisis to ISIS. All this has major prophetic implications. The umbrella group for Islamist militias calling itself Al-Fajr (The Dawn) of Libya said it has also taken hold of other locations in the capital controlled by the rival militias, drawing to a close one chapter in a prolonged confrontation between the Islamist-allied militia, largely from the city...
  • A nine-billion-dollar-a-year industry

    08/26/2014 8:57:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Patrick D Hahn
    Part 3: "TORN TO SHREDS"--The unheralded epidemic of disease and death wrought by anti-anxiety drugs Part 1: Ive lost everything Part 2: A double whammy Part 3: A nine-billion-dollar-a-year industryAnxiety, fear, and terror are universal human experiences. It is only within the 150 years that they have come to be regarded as diseases that can and should be treated by the medical profession. Most anti-anxiety drugs, or anxiolytics, belong to a class of chemical compounds called benzodiazepines, a category which includes alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Valium), olanzapine (Zyprexa), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clonazepam (Klonopin, Clozaril, Leponex), and estazolam (Prosom). These drugs...
  • Greenfield: Where the Black Flags Fly

    08/26/2014 8:53:00 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, August 25, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, August 25, 2014 Where the Black Flags Fly Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Media conveys immediacy, but it doesn't convey culture. Its famous flattening effect makes shoppers at a Staples in D.C. or a Whole Foods in Berkeley feel like they're right among the toppled buildings of Aleppo or Gaza, without actually giving them any insight into the motivations of the players. They're watching foreign movies in a language that they don't understand and attributing their own motivations to the main characters. They assume that the differences are incidental, but if the differences really were...
  • Disability Insurance and the Social Security Stripping of Funds

    08/26/2014 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Illegal aliens have more rights and benefits than American citizens, personal property is fair game because it was not earnedJohn Q Taxpayer wrote in a commentary on the web: I woke up this morning and the whole world was backwards. Right is now wrong, illegal immigration is an act of love, self-defense is not permitted, the rich are evil, God is banned, the government of the people is out to get the people, the truth is forbidden, the ignorant are in charge of the intelligent, communism is good, robbery is overlooked, free speech is regulated, money is evil.
  • Where the Black Flags Fly

    08/26/2014 8:47:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    There is no civilization where the black flags fly. ISIS is how Islam has been settling questions of theology since the 7th centuryMedia conveys immediacy, but it doesnt convey culture. Its famous flattening effect makes shoppers at a Staples in D.C. or a Whole Foods in Berkeley feel like theyre right among the toppled buildings of Aleppo or Gaza, without actually giving them any insight into the motivations of the players. Theyre watching foreign movies in a language that they dont understand and attributing their own motivations to the main characters. They assume that the differences are incidental, but if...
  • Justin Trudeaus aversion to the word barbaric

    08/26/2014 8:45:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    Although Justin Trudeau acts like a child, hes 42-years-old and totally incapable of coherent thought, let alone running a country The words barbarian, barbarism, and barbaric are being used quite often these days in relation to the Islamic States activities. Although the beheading and slaughtering of Yazidis and Christians, including women, children and babies, did not cause too much of an outrage in political circles and the mainstream media, it took the beheading of James Foley, a freelance journalist, to get the b words rolling. Even the left wing media that would never call the Islamic State terrorists, preferring the...
  • What is the Difference Between the DNC and the CPUSA?

    08/26/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 8/25/2014 | Alan Caruba
    On the home page of the Communist Party USA it says A better and peaceful world is possiblea world where people and nature come before profits. Thats socialism. Thats our vision. We are the Communist Party USA. No, its not Socialism, which is a watered down version of Communism. Real Communism is the kind that was practiced in the former Soviet Union. It can be found in Cuba and North Korea where the state controls all power and property,and the people have none.
  • U.S. Government releases predators against its own people

    08/26/2014 7:59:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | Marita Noon
    While the public hearing regarding the expanded introduction of the Mexican Grey Wolf is over, the U.S. FWS is accepting written comments on the proposed revision to the Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf through September 23. Please add to the discussionthough they dont make it easy as to be accepted, comments must be substantive,related to the proposed alternatives, or scientifically valid, and something not yet considered. People shouldnt lie awake in fear for their families and property because our own government introduces a predator amongst us.
  • ISIS Mission Impossible: Catching Obamas attention

    08/26/2014 7:44:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Judi McLeod
    Peter Pan Golfer in the White House just doesnt give a damn The digital jihadists who came up with a new social networks campaign in a desperate attempt to ratchet up pressure on U.S. President Barack Obama, are headed in the same direction Mrs. Barack Obama ended up in when she tried the same thing on ISIS Boko Haram pals with her epic fail #BringBackOurGirls hashtag: Nowhere. The ISIS militants want Obama to respond to their threats to execute American captive journalist Steven Sotloff. The well-planned campaignwhich includes pre-formulated tweets, images and instructions for dissemination, all under the hashtag #StevensHeadInObamasHandsis...
  • The Madness of 2008

    08/26/2014 7:44:03 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | August 26, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    AUGUST 26, 2014 The Madness of 2008 A nation became unhinged by trivialities like hope and change. It has now awakened. By Victor Davis Hanson America is suddenly angry at the laxity, incompetence, and polarizing politics of the Obama administration, the bad optics of the president putting about in his bright golf clothes while the world burns. Certainly, no recent president has failed on so many fronts honesty, transparency, truthfulness, the economy, foreign policy, the duties of the commander-in-chief, executive responsibilities, and spiritual leadership. For those who are shocked at the present meltdown, of a magnitude not seen since...
  • A logical thought experiment about abortion

    08/26/2014 7:43:54 AM PDT · by Salman · 15 replies
    Pharyngula (blog) ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | PZ Meyers
    e can make all the philosophical and scientific arguments that anyone might want, but ultimately what it all reduces to is a simple question: do women have autonomous control of their bodies or not? Even if I thought embryos were conscious, aware beings writing poetry in the womb (I dont, and theyre not), Id have to bow out of any say in the decision the woman bearing responsibility has to make.
  • More than half of Americans now depend on government subsidies

    08/26/2014 7:14:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    RT ^ | 08/22/2014
    Government dependency is on the rise, with more than half of all Americans relying on the government for survival. While the Obama administration is broadening eligibility, US citizens increasingly also say they prefer it this way. Americans self-reliability has been decreasing as eligibility for Medicaid, food stamps, earned income tax credit, work pay tax credit and unemployment benefits have broadened since 2009 to allow more US citizens to enjoy them. More than half of the US population 165 million of 308 million Americans is now dependent on the state in some form. Of these, 107 million Americans rely...
  • Judge Rules Private School Vouchers Unconstitutional

    08/26/2014 6:36:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    North Carolina Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood declared the states the Opportunity Scholarship program unconstitutional. The program provided funds for poor children to attend the same private schools attended by their financially better off peers. Allowing these children to exit the failing public school system undermines the incentive and capability for improving the public schools, Hobgood ruled. It would put the good of the few ahead of the collective well-being of the whole. By preventing the few from escaping we maintain the pressure for reform of the system. Hobgood rejected the argument that allowing students to exit substandard schools would...
  • Mellon-Head Sharpton Transforms Funeral Into "Pimp My Died"

    08/26/2014 6:18:23 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-26-2014 | MOTUS
    August 25 shall henceforth be know as the "Day of Rage" (brought to you by the Justice Brothers) a day on which we commemorate the slaughter of Michael Brown, the "gentle giant" who was just starting to get his life back together after graduating from Anger Management class. Given that Michael roughed up 2 men in less than an hour before he was gunned down after assaulting a police officer in cold blood we can only assume he didnt graduate in the top quintile of his class.Butt this isnt about Michael, its about the men who came to honor...
  • JOE ARPAIO: Our Country Is Under Attack & Obama Is the Aggressor He Is Rewarding Criminals

    08/26/2014 5:46:48 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent out this bitter attack on Barack Obama this morning. Arpaio accuses Barack Obama of leading an attack on the United States. The popular sheriff says President Obama is rewarding criminals. Our country is under attack. And Barack Obama is the aggressor. Thats right. Our own President has overseen the release of thousands of illegal immigrantshundreds of whom are convicted criminals even felons, which are flooding into America. Every day you read the newspaper or turn on the news, there is something tragic happening, something Obama says is beyond our control. But I must tell you:...
  • DNC Official Tells Democrats To Capitalize On Ferguson Racial Strife (shortened)

    08/26/2014 5:41:18 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Conservative Treehouse | Aug 26, 2014 | Sundance
    The racial unrest caused by tensions over the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., could be a rallying cry for Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts, according to the voter education committee chair for the Democratic Southern caucus.
  • Muslim Offended By The Word Bacon

    08/26/2014 5:38:46 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 40 replies
    A breakfast restaurant in Vermont helped plant flower beds in city traffic medians. For their efforts the city of Winooski allowed Sneakers Bistro a sign on a lamp post. The sign read yield for Sneakers bacon. This apparently caused one Muslim great offense. You see, Muslims dont eat pork. The Muslim complained loudly online and the city and Sneakers Bistro relented, removing the bacon sign while loudly proclaiming they dont get involved in politics. Who knew bacon was a political issue? The mayor of Winooski, Kathrine Decarreau, believes the cool part of living in a diverse community is that its...
  • A Comprehensive Case for Public Book-Burnings:

    08/26/2014 3:23:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • New York Times on Michael Brown Is Everything the Media Gets Wrong About Black Men

    08/25/2014 4:10:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mic ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jared Keller, director of programming
    As hundreds of Ferguson, Mo., residents attend the funeral of teenager Michael Brown on Monday, the New York Times has come under fire for claiming that Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9, was "no angel." Here's the offending passage: Michael Brown, 18, due to be buried on Monday, was no angel, with public records and interviews with friends and family revealing both problems and promise in his young life. Shortly before his encounter with Officer Wilson, the police say he was caught on a security camera stealing a box of cigars, pushing...
  • The New York Times Was Present In The Mortuary When Brown Family Autopsy Was Conducted

    08/25/2014 5:43:28 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug 25, 2014 | Sundance
    When does media reporting become actual collusion with selling propaganda? Perhaps the story of Mike Browns autopsy will provide food for thought. We suspected from the outset the Parks and Crump version of the Mike Brown autopsy was likely just a propaganda ploy to sell their narrative. We knew New York Times reporter Frances Robles was sympathetic to their scheme because she was similarly predisposed in 2012 with the Trayvon Martin narrative. Frances Robles arrived in Ferguson Missouri the morning of the autopsy Aug 17th. Perhaps she and forensic pathologist Dr. Baden flew in together. After all, they departed the...
  • Ferguson retaliation in Mississippi?

    08/25/2014 5:16:59 PM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 18 replies
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | August 25, 2014 | Kingfish
    Brother in law of white beating victim wants prosecution for hate crimes and attempted murder. Two white guys were beaten by a group of black men Saturday night. One had to be airlifted to hospital for emergency brain surgery. Is in an induced medical coma.
  • Why Rand Paul Should Not be Given GOP Nomination

    08/25/2014 4:12:21 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 53 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 25, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is an intriguing figure on many counts. As Americans and as conservatives we owe the Senator heartfelt thanks and applause for bringing vital issues of privacy and governmental overreach to forefront of the national debate. He, better than most Republicans, has been able to reach out beyond the tradition party base, specifically among black, libertarian and younger voters. However, his continued insistence of playing the role of "dove" on foreign policy renders him unqualified to be our Commander-in-Chief and therefore Rand Paul should not be given the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination. In comments made...
  • 92% of Saudis believe that “IS(IS) conforms to the values of Islam and Islamic law Poll

    08/25/2014 3:57:30 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 23 replies
    muslim statistics ^ | August 24, 2014 | Abdullah al-Duhailan, Rahma Thiab, Shaden al-Hayek
    Saudi poll to reveal publics level of sympathy for IS The Sakina Campaign plans to carry out a scientific survey to determine the position of the Saudi public on the caliphate announced by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. This comes after the results of an opinion poll of Saudis were released on social networking sites, claiming that 92% of the target group believes that IS conforms to the values of Islam and Islamic law. Observers believe that in the current period, it is most important to focus on the roots of extremism and to address and fight...
  • Real Cost of Capital: Euro 'Periphery' Dilemma

    08/25/2014 3:48:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne
    true economics blog ^ | 23 August 2014 | Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev
    Staying on the topic of debt (see earlier post: http://trueeconomics.blogspot.ie/2014/08/2382014-that-pesky-problem-of-real-debt.html) here is IMF research on real cost of corporate capital (linked to the cost of debt) in the Euro area 'periphery' (this is from an IMF July 2014 publication that accompanied its Article 4 paper on Euro Area). I highlighted with the red the range of recent capital costs range in each country to trace out historical comparatives. Two points: Current real cost of capital across the euro area is relatively benign, compared to both 1990s - early 2000s period and shows low volatility in recent (crisis) years post 2009...
  • Egalitarianism Is Not What Leftist Politicians Make You Think

    08/25/2014 2:53:17 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    "Egalitarianism" sounds so good, progressive, enlightened and compassionate. And above all, of course, caring. But in reality the opposite of all those adjectives is closer to the truth of egalitarianism. For the only way to make all the individuals of a society equal is to reduce everyone to the lowest common denominator. Recently it was the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Three years later, in 1917, the Russian Revolution took place. This should remind us that in the past almost 100 years during which attempts at equalisation were repeatedly made, everybody - except...
  • Lame duck Gov. Jan Brewer seeks vengeance

    08/25/2014 2:24:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Arizonas Republican governor Jan Brewer is sliding none too gracefully out the door of the ninth floor office she has occupied in the state Executive Tower. Thats the same office she was so warmly welcomed to in January 2009, when Democrat Janet Napolitano took an early hike to sign on with the Obama administration. Republicans greeted the change with jubilation. (SNIP) Jan Brewer, a woman with over three decades of political experience under her belt, has chosen a destructive path as she wraps up her final term. Rather than remaining neutral in statewide and legislative races, or endorsing GOP incumbents,...
  • McCain backtracks on amnesty & its not even 2016 (AZ Senate primary)

    08/25/2014 2:19:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Under the headline, McCain retreats on immigration reform, the daily runs this report and video clip from McCains interview with Brahm Resnik on KPNX 12 News Sunday Square Off,* which aired this morning at 8 a.m. The entire Sunday Square off show can be viewed here. (SNIP) McCain: We need to assure the American people that the border is secure. People in AZ are so cynical about the promises that have been made about a secure border. Doing the right things and spending the right money, we can have a 90 percent effective control of the border within two years.
  • CA:Federal Court Finds 10 Day Waiting Period Violates Second Amendment (mostly)

    08/25/2014 1:57:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In JEFF SILVESTER v. KAMALA HARRIS, the United States District Court for the eastern District of California found that the 10 day waiting period to receive a firearm after a background check, was a violation of the second amendment for people who already owned a firearm (and could be shown to do so in the California database), who had a valid CCW license in California, or who owned a firearm and had a Certificate of Exemption (COE).  This is a significant win for restoration of second amendment rights in California.   The court gave the government of California 180 days...
  • Forcing Sharia on us: ISIS is here in America already, former CIA officer says

    08/25/2014 10:14:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/25/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    They are here and gathering strength. There are definitely ISIS sleeper cells already in place in America. Last week a former CIA agent made this stunning statement. The animals are here already. The seventh century savages who will murder us because they hate us are here in sleeper cells waiting for the opportunity to strike. The agent continued, I have been told with no uncertainty there are ISIS sleeper cells in this country. Thereafter, in a perfect example of why we are in so much trouble, CNN found two feckless government officials to refute the claim. Which side of this...
  • Holder prepares his army of lawyers

    08/25/2014 9:36:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/14 | Rolf Yungclas
    Well see how bad things have to get before the reality of events in the Middle East overtake President Obamas fantasy world While President Obama has begun to talk tough about ISIS, and on Wednesday said we will continue to confront this hateful terrorism and replace it with a sense of hope and civility, he gave no indication there was any kind of clear strategy that was being developed by his administration. Taking a few minutes to express his outrage at Foleys beheading he headed off to another day of playing golf. Yet as greater military involvement by America looks...
  • The Twitter Terrorism of ISIS

    08/25/2014 9:20:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/14 | Judi McLeod
    ISIS terrorists are getting away with murder--and doing so right over the Internet It is the trappings of Western society like the social media known as Twitter allowing fanatical terrorists to move with ease and freedom among the innocent and left-vulnerable-by-their-own-government masses. In June when the Sunday Times revealed a threat made by London hip-hop artist Abdel-Majed Abdel Barynow key suspect in the hunt for the killer of American journalist James Foleywhat was done about it? The lions are coming for you soon you filthy kuffs (infidels), he wrote. Beheadings in your own backyard soon. (Yahoo News, Aug. 25, 2014...
  • Time retracts a blood libel

    08/25/2014 9:00:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/25/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In an earlier post, I reported that Time Magazine had recycled a 2009 blood libel from the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, which accused Israel of harvesting and selling 'Palestinians' organs. Having been called on their slander, Time has now corrected the video in question. On Sunday, the magazine deleted the allegations from a two-minute video on its website about the Israel Defense Forces and added a correction, writing at the end, Correction: The original version of this video cited a contested allegation in a 2009 Swedish newspaper report as fact. The allegation has been removed from the video. The video,...