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  • The "Perfect Aryan" Child Used in Nazi Propaganda was Actually Jewish

    10/27/2014 9:44:25 PM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2014 | Terrence McCoy
    A photo of a baby that adorned a Nazi magazine for a contest to find the “perfect” Aryan baby is revealed to be a Jewish girl.The newlyweds came to Berlin as students, a pair of Latvian Jews who wanted to make it big in singing. In 1934, just after Adolf Hitler took control of Germany, the young Jewish woman became pregnant with a child who would soon become known as the “perfect Aryan.” The photo was everywhere. It first adorned a Nazi magazine that held a beauty contest to find “the perfect Aryan” and then was later splashed across postcards...
  • Affordable Care Act offers better healthcare plans to millions of Americans

    10/27/2014 5:39:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Maine News Online ^ | 10/27/14 | Tanya Campbell
    An analysis was conducted by a team of reporters and data researchers to rate the success of the Affordable Care Act after being in place for more than a year now. It was found that the act has been a success at least in terms of fulfilling the main promises made by President Obama.... The reform has been able to...bring down the cost of health care.
  • AP Slammed for Biased Jerusalem Attack Headline

    10/25/2014 9:45:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    CBN ^ | October 25, 2014 | CBNNews.com
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- The Associated Press is facing some heat for its offensive headline following Thursday's terror attack in Jerusalem. The AP's initial headline read, "Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem," with no mention that police were responding to a terror attack. The vehicular attack injured seven people and killed three month-old Chaya Zissel Braun, who held dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship. After repeated complaints, AP changed the headline to "Car Slams Into East Jerusalem Train Station. And finally, AP acquiesed to complaints, changing it to "Palestinian Kills Baby at Jerusalem Station." But there are still calls for the wire service...
  • What election? Network news gives up on covering midterms

    10/22/2014 6:24:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 22, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    It is probably safe to assume that you have been following the midterm elections closely. You decided to click on this link, which would indicate that you have at least a passing interest in the coming national vote in which Americans will determine which party controls the upper chamber of Congress for the remainder of the Obama presidency. If, however, you have been closely following the coverage of the coming midterms, you might have noticed that network news outlets do not appear to share your enthusiasm. YouÂ’re not imagining things. According to an exhaustive study performed by Media Research Center...
  • How America learned to love gay marriage

    10/22/2014 12:38:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 13, 2014 | Peter Foster in Washington
    American attitudes to gay marriage have been turned on their head in the space of a single generation. After a US Supreme Court decision this month, 30 of America’s 50 states will have gay marriage laws, which is testament to the sudden shift in attitudes towards same-sex unions in the US. Two decades ago barely a quarter of Americans believed members of the LGBT community should enjoy equal marriage rights; now nearly two-thirds accept gay marriage. This quantum leap cannot be explained by what sociologists call generational shift – that is older, conservative folk dying off and younger, more liberal...
  • 'Truthy' project is unworthy of tax dollars

    10/22/2014 12:14:09 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-22-14 | Ajit Pai
    If you take to Twitter to express your views on a hot-button issue, does the government have an interest in deciding whether you are spreading "misinformation"? If you tweet your support for a candidate in the November elections, should taxpayer money be used to monitor your speech and evaluate your "partisanship"? My guess is that most Americans would answer those questions with a resounding no. But the federal government seems to disagree. The National Science Foundation, a federal agency whose mission is to "promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; and to secure the...
  • Alcoholic drinks makers lead way on climate change adaptation

    10/17/2014 5:15:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 16, 2014 | BY JANE WARDELL
    Wine and beer lovers face an uncertain future. While climate change is a distant consideration for many global businesses, grapes and grains are on the front line. The good news for those who like a tipple is that alcoholic drinks makers are among businesses leading the way in devising technology to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Experts say such mitigation and adaptation techniques are critical for a range of companies to prepare for a future that is hotter, drier and prone to extreme weather and consequences such as flooding.
  • The First Spacewalk (near-disaster)

    10/13/2014 5:38:56 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 13, 2014 | Paul Rincon
    Minutes after he stepped into space, Leonov realised his suit had inflated like a balloon, preventing him from getting back inside. Later on, the cosmonauts narrowly avoided being obliterated in a huge fireball when oxygen levels soared inside the craft. And on the way back to Earth, the crew was exposed to enormous G-forces, landing hundreds of kilometres off target in a remote corner of Siberia populated by wolves and bears. Afterwards, the Soviet authorities revealed nothing about the problems. For years, few people knew the truth.
  • The lingo conceals the lies

    10/10/2014 7:09:31 AM PDT · by relictele · 3 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | 10 Oct 2014 | Frederick Forsyth
    LANGUAGE matters and every day our lives are governed by things we are told. And language means the use of words. That is why propaganda is the first weapon of the dictator - the power to bend the real meaning of words in order to bend the listener/reader's mind. The two weapons of the propagandist are the misnomer (the wrong word with the wrong meaning) and the euphemism (the wimp that dare not say what it really means.) Way out in the lead for both categories is the BBC. Listen to the news and you'll see what I mean. The...
  • Che Guevara poster vandalized at New Haven City Hall

    10/09/2014 5:22:36 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 82 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | Evan Lips
    David Greco, cofounder and executive director of ARTE Inc., said Wednesday he’s confident police will be able to identify the individual who vandalized one of the organization’s “Heroes & Icons” posters at City Hall earlier this week. The unidentified vandal scrawled the word “asesino,” the Spanish word for “murderer,” in black ink atop the shoulder of the Argentine Marxist-Leninist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Greco said a police report has been filed and City Hall security personnel are reviewing surveillance camera footage. The exhibit, which went up Sept. 22 to honor Hispanic History Month, includes approximately 40 posters depicting Latino historical...
  • For Ebola Victim, US Trip Followed Years of Effort

    10/08/2014 10:19:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | October 8, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, grew up next to a leper colony in Liberia and fled years of war before later returning to his country to find it ravaged by the disease that ultimately took his life. Duncan, 42, arrived in Dallas in late September, realizing a long-held ambition to join relatives. He came to attend the high-school graduation of his son, who was born in a refugee camp in Ivory Coast and was brought to the U.S. as a toddler when the boy's mother successfully applied for resettlement....
  • WebMD Gets Millions to Whitewash Obamacare

    10/08/2014 7:13:25 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    CCHC ^ | 10-8-14 | Twila Brase
    WebMD Gets Millions to Whitewash Obamacare The Justification document for the Obama administration's contract with WebMD states that WebMD is a "trusted source of information" and that a "consistent source of information is critical to the success of the ACA and Marketplace Exchanges." The $13.9 million is being spent to "encourage providers and consumers to turn to official information sources regarding the ACA and to create an accurate perception of the ACA among health care providers and consumers." But official or not, Chuck Todd at NBC News recently said the Obama administration has a "trust deficit." -
  • Why Ebola Patients Are Getting Treatment In Nebraska

    10/06/2014 10:11:20 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    kwbu ^ | 10-6-2014 | Scott Neuman
    "It was designed to provide the first line of treatment for people affected by bio terrorism or extremely infectious naturally occurring diseases," the center's website says. "The Ebola virus is very difficult to contract," says Phil Smith, MD medical director of the unit, on its website. "The risk it would pose to people outside the unit would be zero, and this is something that can be very safely treated without infecting health care workers."
  • Ukraine: Crimes against humanity conducted by terrorist/Russian militant [MAP]

    <p>Map of Death”: Concentration camps and mass graves of Ukrainian civilians and military The Security Service of Ukraine began the process of identifying locations of concentration camps and mass graves created by terrorists in the Donbas stated Markiyan Lubkivsky, the advisor to the head of the Security Service, at a briefing on Friday, as reported by “Interfax-Ukraine.”</p>
  • Why “oikonomia” isn’t a solution for divorced and civilly remarried

    09/26/2014 2:40:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | September 26, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Click to PRE-ORDER Italian writers have finally gotten to the section by Archbp. Cyril Vasil, SJ, in The Book, that is, the “Five Cardinals” book in defense of the Catholic teaching on marriage.Available now in the UK: HEREArchbishop Vasil is Secretary of the Congregation for Oriental Churches. Sandro Magister has an entry today in which he focuses on Archbp. Vasil’s essay “Separation, Divorce, Dissolution of the Bond, and Remarriage: Theological and Practical Approaches of the Orthodox Churches. There is an extensive excerpt too.Magister’s introductory comments: The example of the Orthodox Churches that allow second marriages is an argument enlisted by...
  • UKRAINE: "I FOLDED MY LEG IN A BACKPACK AND CONTINUED THE FIGHT"

    "I FOLDED MY LEG IN A BACKPACK AND CONTINUED THE FIGHT" Volunteer from Chernivtsi Sergey Kozak is in the hospital a long time. Whether or not he will keep his left leg, which was sewn Kiev surgeons, only time will tell. I could not remain indifferent-and therefore went to war. My wife had just giveng birth to a second child on March 23 in the hospital, I saw that everything is fine. On March 25 and I went to the training ground. In the army we were once taught that all that is not enough, a soldier has to find...
  • ‘Don’t be mad': Michelle O defends lunch rules in classroom broadcast

    09/28/2014 6:16:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 9/27/14 | Kyle Olson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – First Lady Michelle Obama took to the airwaves Friday in a Channel One interview beamed into thousands of school classrooms to an estimated 5 million students across America. The-First-Lady-on-Lunch-262x175The Hill reports: First lady Michelle Obama said it was “natural” that kids are “grumbling” over new requirements for schools to fill vending machines and lunch lines with healthier food, but that it would not deter her from improving child nutrition. According to a transcript provided on the Channel One website, Obama said, “I know kids are grumbling because they have to make changes. Trust me, my kids roll...
  • GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

    09/28/2014 1:45:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 131 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2014 1:33 PM EDT | Charles Babington
    How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House? Congress’ persistent gridlock is due largely, but not entirely, to the current power split in the two chambers. But even if Republicans add Senate control to their safe House majority, big legislative roadblocks will remain. President Barack Obama still can veto legislation. Should Democrats lose six or more Senate seats, ceding the majority, they can use the power of the filibuster to thwart dozens of GOP initiatives. Republicans have employed this tactic from the minority side....
  • Media Are Vectors of Atheist Propaganda

    09/26/2014 2:50:56 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 23 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The atheism that is currently prevailing in Western Europe has not been a naturally occurring development in the mind of large numbers of people. It's not, as individuals like Richard Dawkins and the 19th-century French positivist sociologist Auguste Comte would have you believe, an effect of the progress of science. In fact, scientific progress points exactly in the opposite direction. The more we know about the universe, life and consciousness, the more we realise that the probability of all these extremely complex natural intricacies and perfectly accurate mechanisms have no chance of having happened by chance. No, present common...
  • Supporters say immigration law could pass — with a GOP Senate

    09/25/2014 3:52:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Pro-immigration reform Republicans say there's a better chance that Congress will produce an immigration overhaul if their party wins control of the upper chamber in November. GOP lawmakers say that with Republicans in charge of both chambers, leadership in the House would have a negotiating partner across the Capitol they could trust. Republicans also would have more leverage with President Obama in negotiating a bill to secure the border and deal with the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the United States. “With the caveat that it's a very difficult issue, I think the likelihood is better if Republicans...
  • Ferguson versus Whitopia

    09/21/2014 8:41:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    al-Jazeera ^ | September 21, 2014 | Rich Benjamin
    Focus on police bias obscures meaningful debate on structural racism that perpetuates racial injustice and inequality. In the wake of the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, the public has heard quite a bit about the town, its residents and their supposed violence. But about half an hour drive west of Ferguson, along a highway straddling the Missouri River, you will come to what may seem a planet away: St. Charles County. St. Charles is a “Whitopia” — a predominantly white county that has posted 6 percent...
  • New Propaganda Video Threatens America "In Near Future" (video)

    09/20/2014 10:08:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Published on Sep 20, 2014 New ISIS Propaganda Video Appears to Have U.S. Or Canadian Narrator
  • Another Mayor Says: Thousands are Killed by Guns

    09/17/2014 5:36:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
     Mayor Hodges of Minneapolis is all wet. I recently wrote about Mayor Sly James of Kansas City saying that "Too much violence is committed by guns".   I was skeptical that he had actually said that, because the Mayor is a well educated man, and served on active duty as a Marine.   It is a nonsensical statement to say that violence is committed "by" guns.   It transfers volition and responsibility to an inanimate object.  But, with another Mayor saying much the same thing, I begin to wonder. Minneapolis Mayor Betsey Hodges, at a "Gun Violence" conference in Milwaukee, used the...
  • The Oval Office Does Not Amuse This Kid [Team Obama Releases Propaganda, Media Obeys]

    09/09/2014 6:37:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NBC PHILADELPHIA ^ | 9/9/14 | Vince Lattanzio
    The White House photographer posted this image to President Barack Obama's official Flickr account over the summer, but it's gaining some traction today.
  • Ferguson violence: When riots are the answer (Do u need a barf alert w/that title?)

    09/05/2014 7:38:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    TV-Novosti ^ | September 5, 2014 | Tomaso Clavarino, Italian freelance journalist and photographer
    …I'm tired of bein' poor and even worse I'm black. My stomach hurts, so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch. Cops give a damn about a negro? Pull the trigger, kill a nigga, he's a hero. Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares? One less hungry mouth on the welfare… Changes – 2Pac It's been almost 20 years since 2Pac, arguably the greatest rapper in history along with Notorious BIG, sang about the difficulties of being born black in America, and at the same time about the racism of American society. Twenty years in which nothing...
  • Shrill Russian Propaganda, 2014 (gallery)

    09/05/2014 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)

    09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/04/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites). Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth, which was...
  • US officials warn that ISIS has created ‘propaganda machine’

    09/04/2014 5:50:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 4, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    The terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is harnessing the power of social media in its violent quest to establish a Muslim caliphate. Experts in counterterrorism say the group’s gruesome videos of beheadings — the most recent of which was posted Tuesday — are having their intended effect by propelling the group into headlines. "[ISIS] operates the most significant propaganda machine of any extremist group," Matt Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said Wednesday in a rare public appearance at the Brookings Institution. As a result of media attention, ISIS threatens to "outpace al Qaeda...
  • Obama talks with communists to air radio show

    09/01/2014 6:56:02 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 10 replies
    WND ^ | Aug. 30, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    Former enemy could broadcast 'Welcome to America'The Obama administration is looking to negotiate with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the government that emerged after a war costing more than 58,000 American lives, to carry a “Welcome to America” radio program over its state radio station, WND has discovered. If the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, or BBG, has its way, its Voice of America program will work in tandem with the Voice of Vietnam, or VOV, to broadcast the 15-minute prime-time radio program Monday through Friday across the communist nation. BBG is looking for a distributor to do its bidding...
  • HuffPo Features Photos of Scientists With Expressions of Global Warming Concern

    08/25/2014 11:09:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 25, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you a scientist trying to convince the public of the validity of your pet theory? Well, forget about presenting boring scientific evidence to support your premise. Instead you need to get in front of a mirror and practice facial expressions of deep concern and present that to the public to convinve them of your theory. If you think that is goofy, then that is exactly what the Huffington Post did to convince their readers that global warming scientists were really, really concerned about their pet cause which is losing public interest in their dire warnings namely because they failed...
  • Scared Scientists: The Moving Portraits which Will Change Forever Your Views on Climate Change

    08/28/2014 12:32:53 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 89 replies
    Breibart London ^ | 8-28-2014 | James Delingpole
    First they showed us the melting ice caps. But we just said: "Yeah. It's what ice does in summer." Then they showed us the drowning polar bears. But we just said: "Proves nothing. And anyway the polar bear population has increased fivefold in 50 years, which hardly sounds like a species under threat." Then they showed us the Hockey Stick. But we just laughed and made amusing videos about Michael Mann. But then, they showed us their ultimate weapon: grainy, arty, black and white portraits of climate scientists with concerned expressions on their faces. It was then that we knew...
  • EPA Chief: CO2 Regulations Are About ‘Justice’ For ‘Communities Of Color’

    08/27/2014 12:36:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed global warming regulations aren’t just about stemming global temperature rises — according to agency’s chief, they are also about “justice” for “communities of color.” “Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a teleconference call with environmental activists. “If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.” McCarthy is referring to the EPA’s proposed rule that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The agency says the rule will not only help fight global warming, but will also improve public...
  • China courts documentaries as it limits expression

    08/26/2014 2:11:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2014 2:31 AM EDT | Louise Watt
    China is wooing filmmakers at the same time as it’s cracking down on them. Authorities are handing more slots to documentaries, giving even independent filmmakers a chance to be shown on state television. But while China is avidly pursuing what it considers serious content to replace popular dating, reality and game shows, it is also stifling material with any whiff of challenging the Communist Party line. A weekend crackdown by authorities on an independent film festival in Beijing was the worst in its eight-year history, with police confiscating hundreds of films and briefly detaining two organizers. China’s broadcasting authority has...
  • Why John Oliver is wrong about native advertising

    08/19/2014 6:40:25 AM PDT · by ensignsj · 15 replies
    Strategy Online ^ | 8/18/14 | Scott Ensign
    Comedian John Oliver recently took an admittedly pretty funny shot at the concept of native advertising. His basic point was that the blurring lines between objective content and marketing pieces threatens journalistic integrity and consumer trust in the media. Now, I find Oliver to be a funny and talented guy, and he’s done some spot-on stuff (particularly his most famous piece on net neutrality). However, on this topic, he’s really off-base. Native advertising is everywhere, and all signs point to it becoming even more ubiquitous, particularly as news outlets try to come up with meaningful business models for their online...
  • Eric Holder Kick Starts DOJ Distraction Machine – Begins Ferguson Missouri Racial Grievance Movement

    08/19/2014 6:04:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 63 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 14, 2014 | sundance
    Eric Holder is instituting the same process in Ferguson Missouri he used in Sanford Florida. The civil rights wing of the DOJ is dispatched into Ferguson. They are officially called the “Community Relations Service” (CRS), and historically -in previous administrations- have been called upon when racial animus is a concern amid a local municipality. However, under the Eric Holder tenure, and as a specific mandate of the current administration, the CRS has been given a different mandate. The CRS is a statutorily protected secret entity within the DOJ, and is now the official racial advocacy network for the professional black...
  • Obama and the Hollywoodification of Everything

    08/15/2014 2:05:51 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 1 replies
    RantRave.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    What's real and what is a movie set? Can we tell anymore? Can you? If we had an honest media, we wouldn't have Obama. To make him fly, they had to cut off their own wings. The media go through the motions of pretending to deliver news. Their real passion is protecting Obama. What's the best way? Keep facts to a minimum. Report on illusions. Any illusions. So we might have before us a mountain of corruption, fanaticism, and evil. But who notices? Everyone in the media is engaged in a conspiracy to ignore the facts, and then to persuade...
  • DREAMers deserve freedom from fear

    08/10/2014 9:14:53 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 49 replies
    Star Democrat ^ | August 10, 2014 | STEVEN AND COKIE ROBERTS
    Karina Velasco paid her way through college by cleaning office buildings in downtown Washington for five hours every evening. She did her schoolwork after getting home at midnight, and is on track to receive her degree in social work next spring. Karina is a model citizen except for one thing. She’s an illegal immigrant. She crossed the border without papers from her home in Mexico 10 years ago, whresponsibleaying for damages to car,medical bills.etc,etc.en she was 14. Under a program initiated by President Obama in 2012, Karina is one of about 550,000 young people, sometimes called “DREAMers,” who qualify for...
  • CA State Senate Passes Bill Requiring Schools to Teach About President Obama (Puke Tsunami)

    08/09/2014 10:25:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Minority Report ^ | August 10, 2014 | Staff
    A new, unprecedented bill passed by California’s State Senate on Thursday will encourage public schools to teach students about the historical significance surrounding Barack Obama’s status as the first African-American president of the United States of America. Assembly Bill 1921 passed with a 30-1 vote, according to the Associated Press. It was introduced by Assemblyman Dan Holden (D-Pasadena). Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) says the bill would require the Instructional Quality Commission (which facilitates much of California’s Common Core framework) to consider teaching students about Obama’s election within the context of past voter discrimination, the AP notes. Sen. Joel Anderson...
  • Ongoing War on Women's Salaries in the Obama White House

    08/09/2014 9:52:43 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/1/2014 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    The White House has not narrowed the gap between the average pay of male and female employees since President Obama’s first year in office, according to a Washington Post analysis of new salary data. The average male White House employee currently earns about $88,600, while the average female White House employee earns about $78,400. Read More…
  • Art exhibit opens conversations about gun violence

    08/08/2014 5:19:50 PM PDT · by digger48 · 17 replies
    wthr ^ | Aug 08, 2014 | Steve Jefferson,
    INDIANAPOLIS - An eye-opening art exhibit on gun violence is about to open at the Central Library downtown. Artist James Pate and exhibit organizers expect the art to spark some serious conversations because of what it shows. "It just makes you think a little bit and sparks your thought process," said Chaz Holder. Holder is one of a group of Crispus Attucks High School students who got a first look at the provocative exhibit. The students' visit was also training for grown-ups who will serve as exhibit tour guides. "The hope is to engage the youth in the community in...
  • Obama, With Reluctance, Returns to Action in Iraq [NYT covers for the man child. Again.]

    08/09/2014 2:52:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/7/14 | Peter Baker
    In sending warplanes back into the skies over Iraq, President Obama on Thursday night found himself exactly where he did not want to be. Hoping to end the war in Iraq, Mr. Obama became the fourth president in a row to order military action in that graveyard of American ambition.... Obama made a point of reassuring a war-weary public that the president who pulled American forces out of Iraq at the end of 2011 had no intention of fighting another full-scale war there.
  • Out of Touch GOP Rapidly Seals Fate With Majority of Ordinary Americans...(Yes, barf bag time)

    08/05/2014 8:13:18 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 37 replies
    The Blog ^ | 08/05/2014 | Robert Creamer
    The Republican Leadership may be doing just fine with the Wall Street crowd and extremists who oppose birth control, but for the majority of ordinary Americans its actions over the last several weeks have rapidly begun to seal its fate as a minority party. First, let's start with the fact that the Republican Party is -- at this very moment -- a distinctly minority party in American politics. The Gallup poll reports that the number of Americans identifying as Republicans has fallen to its lowest level in the quarter century it has been tracking the number: 25 percent.
  • Barack Obama to reporters: 'I'll take a question'

    08/04/2014 6:49:58 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 4 Aug 14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Barack Obama had just done the unthinkable. He took questions last week from the White House press corps — not just once, but twice. He didn’t call only on the reporters who were selected ahead of time by his senior aides. He even stuck around longer than he wanted at a briefing Friday to appease the room of shouting correspondents. “Hold on, guys. Come on. You’re not that pent up,” Obama joked. “I’ve been giving you questions lately.” This never used to happen in the Obama White House, a place so obsessed with message control that the president...
  • Why Democrats Are Ditching the 'War on Women' Rhetoric

    08/01/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | 08/01/2014 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Democrats want to talk about "personhood" and reproductive freedom. They want to tell voters about a stubborn pay gap and women hurt by a low minimum wage. But what they don't want to do is talk about a "war on women." Indeed, the party that so effectively deployed the "war" rhetoric to help defeat Mitt Romney in 2012 has now sworn off its catch phrase, dropping it almost completely from a campaign strategy that, in so many other ways, is still very much about women's issues. "[Saying] 'Republicans are waging a war on women' actually doesn't test very well," said...
  • L.A. Times Prints Front-Page Defense of Hamas Terror Against Israel

    07/24/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 24, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    (GRAPHIC-AT-LINK)The Los Angeles Times leads Thursday with a story entitled: "Gaza's dilemma: Deadly war or suffocating Israeli embargo." According to the story, Palestinians in Gaza are left with no choice but to wage war, because if they do not fire rockets at Israeli civilians, they must accept an Israeli [sic] "embargo." The article omits the obvious point that if Hamas would stop trying to kill Israelis, neither the embargo nor the war itself would be necessary. The authors, Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, accept that Hamas started the war--and even suggest that most Palestinians in Gaza support it, though there...
  • What the Media Won't Report About Flight MH17

    07/22/2014 3:53:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim - even before an investigation - that it was pro-Russian rebels in the region who were responsible. His ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, did the same at the UN Security Council - just one day after the crash! While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event,...
  • Russians Scramble To Edit Wikipedia So The Kremlin's Claims Make Sense

    07/21/2014 12:07:24 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 6 replies
    The Interpreter Magazine ^ | July 21st 2014 | Interpreter Live Thread
    Russians Scramble To Edit Wikipedia So The Kremlin's Claims Make Sense 16:24 (GMT) As we reported earlier, the Kremlin now says that flight MH17 was "tailed" by a Ukrainian military Su-25 aircraft during much of its flight over Ukraine. As we pointed out, this claim may be physically impossible since Russia says that the Su-25 was consistently between 3 and 5 kilometers away from MH17, but the Su-25 can't fly high enough to have this claim make any sense. Well, today the Su-25 has been given some significant upgrades -- at least on Wikipedia. Several IP addresses that track back...
  • Yahoo News Pimps for Democrats and Left-Wing Causes

    07/20/2014 9:14:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    July 20, 2014
    Yahoo News is becoming a daily pimp bulletin board for Democrats and all left wing causes. It actively promotes pro-abortion and pro-gay news items and demeans conservatives and religious causes. Of course this is being directed from the top- the Yahoo CEOs and directors who are large campaign donors to the Obamas and GLTB causes. The nerds at Yahoo pick up "news items" from Huffington Post, Slate etc and highlight the positive spin on left wing issues or amplify the negative accounts on conservative policies and religious beliefs. The same goes for AOL etc. What is the conservative response to...
  • Russians servicing terrorists’ anti-aircraft systems fleeing Ukraine

    07/20/2014 11:17:55 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 13:14 19.07.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, July 19 /Ukrinform/. Six buses with Russian specialists servicing anti-aircraft systems of the separatists left Lugansk for Krasnodon, a Ukrinform reporter learned this from Dmytro Snehiriov, the leader of the Prava Sprava organization.
  • Delusional Democrats Who Lied About Border Security Called Out in a Video So Absurd It’s Hilarious

    07/18/2014 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    IJR Review ^ | 7/18/14 | Jennifer Van Laar
    The Washington Free Beacon has put together a greatest hits compilation of the Democrats’ border security quotes. Why would the Democrats continuously insist that the border is secure? Perhaps because Republicans insist on having a secure border before discussing any type of immigration reform legislation. Democrats don’t think people will catch up to this at some point? The PR game that carried Obama – health care lies and all – to the White House is showing significant signs of incompetent wear and tear lately…