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  • Petraeus calls on Congress to back White House on Syria

    09/07/2013 3:36:01 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 90 replies
    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/petraeus-calls-on-congress-to-back-white-house-on-syria-96413.html ^ | 9/7/13 3:52 PM EDT Updated: 9/7/13 6:22 PM EDT | By MIKE ALLEN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN Read more: http
    Retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, former CIA director under President Barack Obama, called strongly Saturday for Congress to back the White House on Syria, declaring that military action against the regime is “necessary” to deter “Iran, North Korea and other would-be aggressors.” “Failure of Congress to approve the president’s request would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast but around the world,” Petraeus said in a four-sentence statement provided to POLITICO. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/petraeus-calls-on-congress-to-back-white-house-on-syria-96413.html#ixzz2eFVZm9TT
  • “I Thank God I Had A Gun” — Disabled 64-Year-Old Woman Uses 9mm Glock To Fight Off

    09/07/2013 4:06:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    You’re a 64-year-old disabled woman living alone when a woman high on drugs breaks into your home and starts attacking you. What do you do? What Obama and the Democrats want you to do is call 911 and wait patiently for the police to come and (ahem) “rescue” you, maybe in about twenty minutes or so. If you’re Mabel Fletcher, of Middletown, Ohio, you grab your Glock 9 mm and start firing. The intruder runs away and police later arrest her. Fletcher, who got herself a concealed carry permit in June, had quite a harrowing night. Aside from being quite...
  • Mystery Diner Pays for Family’s Meal and Leaves Behind an Incredibly Touching Note

    09/07/2013 4:47:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | september 3, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    A family in China Grove, N.C., was in for a surprise when they dined at Stag n Doe Pizza House on Friday. A mystery customer who was eating at the same establishment paid for the England family’s dinner and left a note that is now going viral. It read, “God only gives special children to special people.” In an interview with WBTV-TV, Ashley England explained that her 8-year-old son, Riley, has special needs. The mother noted that he got rowdy during the dinner, as he has apparently had trouble in public lately. “The past few weeks have been very hard...
  • The Eternal Hypocrisy of the Leftist Mind

    09/07/2013 6:17:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com ^ | september 7, 2013 | Steven Hayward
    Remember how the left’s concern with the slightest signs of sexual harassment disappeared when it threatened to ensnare Bill Clinton? (That episode also had the benefit of causing liberals to see the defects of the independent counsel statute; while railing against Ken Starr, they failed to perceive his great Machiavellian deed.) Well, the left is suddenly revealing their anti-war principles really only apply to Republican presidents. Of course, what is revealed is that their anti-war principles are closely connected to their essential cowardice. Ed Asner has admitted as much, saying they don’t want to criticize Obama on Syria because of...
  • Texas National Guard denies benefits for same-sex spouses

    09/07/2013 9:23:51 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | Josh Hicks
    The Texas National Guard has said it will not provide benefits for same-sex couples, despite a Pentagon directive requiring the military to treat all marriages equally. Maj. Gen. John Nichols, the commanding general of Texas Military Forces, said in an internal memo that the Texas Constitution and the state’s “Family Code” conflicts with the Defense Department’s policy, which Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced in August.
  • Boy Scout alternative, Trail Life USA, launches ‘premier’ Christian group for boys

    09/07/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 32 replies
    The newly announced Trail Life USA expects to become a “premier” Christian organization for boys and young men when it fully launches in the new year. Its goal is to counter the “moral free-fall” of the nation, and “raise a generation of faithful husbands, fathers, citizens and leaders,” organizers told the national inaugural convention in Nashville, Tenn., Friday night. (snip) Trail Life USA’s name, drawn from more than 300 options, was carefully vetted and is intended not to be political or controversial, organizers said. (snip) “Our whole life is about the trail, both in the outdoors and in the journey...
  • Citing costs, IBM to move retirees off health plan

    09/07/2013 7:49:24 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 78 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | september 7, 2013
    International Business Machines Corp. plans to move about 110,000 retirees off its company-sponsored health plan and instead give them a payment to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange, in a sign that even big, well-capitalized employers aren't likely to keep providing the once-common benefits as medical costs continue to rise. The move, which will affect all IBM retirees once they become eligible for Medicare, will relieve the technology company of the responsibility of managing retirement health-care benefits. IBM said the growing cost of care makes its current plan unsustainable without big premium increases. IBM's shift is an indication that health-insurance...
  • The Syrian head fake (Saturbray)

    09/07/2013 6:24:04 AM PDT · by bray · 20 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 9/7/13 | bray
    For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 2 Cor 10:3 Never let a good crisis go to waste, even if you caused it yourself. We are now witnessing the results of Leading From Your Behind in Syria. This story is not about Syria and some questionable chemical attack or whether one side is worse than another, it is about our criminal mismanagement of our energy resources. Sure we are seeing how ill equipped Obomber is on the world stage when he has to actually lead, but more than anything it underscores...
  • Senator Feinstein to Homeland Security: Stop Enforcing Immigration Law

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  • CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Unless Obama's serious, vote no on Syria strike

    09/06/2013 8:11:54 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 36 replies
    http://www.tauntongazette.com ^ | Posted Sep 06, 2013 | vanity
    if we still had a considerable force based in iraq, syria would never have gotten out of control. the obamites intentionally (or just because they were incompetent) bailed out on a battle of the global war on terror that we had won. if we had bases in iraq, syria would not have blown up.
  • ‘It Was the Right Thing to Do’: Former Marine Who Took Brutal Beating Defending Bullied Boy

    09/06/2013 5:48:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 74 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | September 6, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    His act of bravery earned him brutal beating from a trio of physically imposing bullies, including a fracture under his eye, stitches all over his face — including in his tear duct — and a concussion. But Wen Jones, 43, said he’d do it all over again. The former marine and father of two observed a 14-year-old boy and his 55-year-old father getting harassed and abused by three 20-year-old men at a Florida beach. The boy’s father, LeRoy Wright Jr., told the men to leave, but Jones sensed the bullies were about to attack. “I couldn’t stand there and watch...
  • Turning in ballots by the tens (no seriously): Colorado Recall

    09/06/2013 9:03:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://revealingpolitics.com ^ | september 6, 2013 | Kelly Maher
    Our team hit the field running for the first day of our “Recall Transparency Project” and although there were lots of highlights (check our feed here) there are a few notable moments: Two dudes just walking down the street taking pro-recall signs. Our awesome field guy Jim got the cops called on him. Two REALLY EXCITED recall voters were so excited to be at the polls they backed into each other. Finally, and I am not making this up, at almost the end of voting on the first day of balloting, some college-age kids showed up at the polling location...
  • Detroit Police Chief: 911 Dispatcher Who Acted Too Slow To Face Criminal Charges

    09/06/2013 2:57:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://detroit.cbslocal.com ^ | september 4, 2013
    Detroit’s police chief is cracking down on his own staff in an effort to improve police response times — with two dispatchers potentially facing criminal complaints for acting too slow in cases where victims ended up dead or critically wounded. -snip In a separate incident in August, a 911 dispatcher is accused of not sending a police vehicle to the scene of a domestic dispute involving a gun — when a vehicle was, in fact, available. The woman allegedly called 911 six times begging for help, and by the time officers arrived an hour later she had been critically wounded...
  • The video judges tried to block: Father secretly records harrowing moment six-hour-old baby is

    09/06/2013 3:29:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | september 5, 2013 | Steve Doughty
    This is the moment social services took a baby away from its parents when it was just six hours old. The infant at the centre of the Munby judgment, known only as J, was removed from its parents after his birth in April. The father secretly filmed the seizure on a webcam attached to the family computer. It has long been available on the internet but an edited version can only now be published and viewed legitimately. The views of the father and mother of the four children taken into care by Staffordshire social workers can also now be published...
  • Obama evacuated our embassies ahead of strike on Syria? [Vanity]

    09/06/2013 11:08:53 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 18 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | September 06, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    In hindsight, I'm thinking that Obama's evacuation of our embassies was due to a U.S. strike on Syria that never happened.
  • Kirsten Powers to President Obama: Give back Nobel Prize

    09/06/2013 6:34:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    Some have raised questions again regarding President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize as he seeks authorization for military intervention in Syria. But columnist and Fox News analyst Kirsten Powers said on Wednesday that he should give it back for other reasons. “Yeah, he should have given it back a long time ago, actually,” Powers said to Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly. “But, you know, for the drone war, for the escalating the war in Afghanistan, having all these people die unnecessarily, plenty of civilians have been killed by his drone war, including children.” Powers’s comments follow a Swedish reporter who asked...
  • Hillsborough deputies track suspect to wooded area near 42nd Street and Amberly Drive in Tampa

    Hillsborough deputies said Friday morning they'd tracked an assault and home invasion suspect to a stretch of woods north of 42nd Street and south of Amberly Drive in Tampa. A canine and a witness helped track the suspect into the woods. Officers said deep water in the wooded area is complicating the search, but added dogs can track through that obstacle. "The thing about the water is you've gotta come out somewhere," Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Major J.R. Burton said. Related News/Archive Two Tampa police officers shot, killed during traffic stop More than a Year ago State attorney's office...
  • MUST SEE! Glenn Beck Shocking Video THIS Is Who We Are Helping In Syria! SHARE WITH EVERYONE!

    09/05/2013 6:35:07 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 60 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 9/4/2013 | Glen Beck
    Watch this important video. Very graphic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMGoPRuzRc
  • Pope to world leaders: Lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution in Syria

    09/05/2013 4:40:14 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies
    http://www.romereports.com ^ | September 5, 2013
    September 5, 2013 (Romereports) Pope Francis is exhausting all efforts to avoid a military strike on Syria. The latest is a the letter he wrote to the world leaders at the G-20 summit, that is underway in St. Petersburg, Russia. With strong words, Francis wrote that ever since the start of the conflict, “one-sided interests” have interfered with finding a “solution that would have avoided the senseless massacre now unfolding.” Francis addressed each and everyone of the G20 leaders and asked them to “lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution.” The Vatican spokesman presented the letter during a...
  • Colorado Democrat: Legislature, not guns, will keep you safe

    09/05/2013 2:26:24 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | september 4, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Another Colorado Democrat has stoked the state’s raging gun-control debate by challenging the argument that guns are needed for self-defense. Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst said in an interview on YouTube last week that firearms ownership is redundant because the state Legislature keeps citizens safe from harm. “As a woman, I have the right not to carry a gun and to feel safe on the streets, and that’s what we provide for in the state Legislature is for all of us in the state of Colorado — to feel safe on the streets without having to carry a...
  • Russia gave UN 100-page report in July blaming Syrian rebels for Aleppo sarin attack

    09/05/2013 2:53:49 PM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    Russia says a deadly March sarin attack in an Aleppo suburb was carried out by Syrian rebels, not forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, and it has delivered a 100-page report laying out its evidence to the United Nations. A statement posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry website late Wednesday said the report included detailed scientific analysis of samples that Russian technicians collected at the site of the alleged attack, Khan al Asal in northern Syria. The attack killed 26 people. A U.N. spokesman, Farhan Haq, confirmed that Russia delivered the report in July.
  • Black NC pastor requests ‘only white people’ at front door of church

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In an e-mail, an African American pastor at a Charlotte church asked that “only white people” stand at the church’s front door to greet the congregation, according to WBTV. (snipped) WBTV reports Pennycooke went on to say that “first impressions matter” and that “the church wants the best of the best on the front doors.” “We are continuing to work to bring our racial demographic pendulum back to mid-line,” she wrote, according to WBTV. “So we would like to ask that only white people be on the front doors.” (snipped)
  • Siskiyou County votes to pursue secession from California

    09/04/2013 4:49:00 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 36 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | 9/4/2013 | Kate Mather
    It's the Golden State's latest version of the Great Secession. Fed up by Sacramento's regulations and Southern California's political sway, residents in one rural Northern California county are taking steps to leave the state. The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted, 4-1, on Tuesday to pursue seceding from California, the Redding Record Searchlight reported. Proponents say Siskiyou should form a new state -- called Jefferson -- with other counties in Northern California and Southern Oregon they believe share similar interests.
  • ‘You’re Short, Fat, and White’: Bus Driver Not Fired After Video Catches Her Rebuking Passenger

    09/04/2013 6:10:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | september 4, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    A bus driver still has her job today after she called a passenger who complained about the vehicle’s temperature “short, fat, and white” as she was walking away. While the driver wasn’t fired, she was allegedly disciplined and given a new route, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The incident was caught on a surveillance video camera positioned behind the female bus driver’s seat at a stop in Waukesha, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee. The passenger reportedly asked the driver twice to turn off the bus air conditioning on Aug. 23, and the driver allegedly refused. As the passenger exits...
  • The 45-Minute Walk as Comedy

    09/05/2013 4:12:03 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 6 replies
    It was one of the most comic, presidential moments in recent American history: President Barack Obama’s solitary walk across the South Lawn of the White House. Supposedly it made history. I would put it right up there with President Bill Clinton’s solitary walk down Normandy beach in 1994. The sun is setting. The great man stands alone (in his baggy suit). The bluffs made historic by our soldiery in World War II are on one side of this famous draft dodger and the sea dotted with warships is on his other side. Bill becomes reflective. Then, ever so perceptibly, he...
  • Laura Ingraham Criticizes Neoconservatives Who Support Syrian Intervention

    09/05/2013 5:56:16 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2013
    Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham argues with the neoconservative's push for Syrian intervention.
  • UK Soldier Converts to Islam, Gets Surgery, Becomes First Transgender Gay Muslim Woman

    I don’t think there’s a more apt metaphor for what the UK is doing to itself with Islam than the story of Mr. Laurens Vallender. A former trained soldier swapped his Territorial Army beret for a veil and became Britain’s first transgender Muslim woman. Laurens Vallender now calls himself Lucy and says he is finally ‘true to herself’ after a sex change three years ago. He is now married to a Muslim man he met on an online dating site, but he did not know he was once a man when they wed. I just bet. Look at that face....
  • Justice Department to require VA to provide benefits to same-sex couples

    09/04/2013 3:16:30 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    The Justice Department announced Wednesday it is requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide benefits to same-sex spouses of military veterans. The DOJ said in a letter to congressional lawmakers it will no longer enforce a section in the VA’s authorization law which classified marriage as between a man and a woman, meaning the federal benefits will be available to homosexual married couples as well.
  • BREAKING: Documents Released to Bring Tyrannical Government Crashing Down

    09/04/2013 3:34:32 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 16 replies
    A FaceBook page using the name of  Prepare to Take America Back, has recently released documents detailing the U.S. citizen’s constitutional rights to remove any tyrannical government. The eleven page document has been drafted and signed by attorney Richard Sharp. Sharp is an attorney in the state of Missouri, with a passion for upholding the law. In the documents released today, September 4th, 2013, Sharp pulls no punches when addressing concerns of today’s leadership in America….or lack there of.“It is we…. the people…..with one voice, with one common goal, with many hearts united into one beating heart for a Republic,...
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  • Interview with former Catholic Priests and Nuns on why they left

    08/31/2013 3:38:44 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 442 replies
    Full interview (roughly one hour) with former Roman Catholic priests Richard Bennett (website: http://www.BEREANBEACON.ORG) & Bartholomew Brewer, Ph.D, author of "Pilgrimage from Rome - A Testimony" (website: http://www.MTC.COM) and former nun Rocio Zwirner give glory to God for their exodus from the Roman Catholic Church & into the glorious grace of the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Description from youtube)
  • Historically, Democrats have been more racist

    Editor, I had to laugh when I read the letter of Aug. 28, “GOP full of racist ‘fuddy-duddies.” As with most of my well-meaning friends who are Democrats, facts and reason do not seem part of their decision-making process but rather emotion and the idea that everything should be equal and fair regardless of the amount of effort an individual puts into things. In regards to the GOP being racist, a Navy chief pointed out the following: 1) It was the Democratic Party that supported slavery and the Confederacy. Lincoln was a Republican and it was Lincoln who freed the...
  • Saudi Prince Bandar behind chemical attack in Syria: report

    08/31/2013 5:59:26 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 118 replies
    Syrians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta say Saudi Arabia provided chemical weapons for an Al-Qaeda linked terrorist group which they blame for the August 21 chemical attack in the region, a Mint Press News report says. The article co-authored by a veteran AP reporter, said interviews with doctors, residents, anti-government forces and their families in Ghouta suggest the terrorists in question received chemical weapons via Saudi spymaster Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud. The report quoted the father of a militant as saying that his son and 12 others were killed inside a tunnel used...
  • Military Sodomite Abuse: The Untold Story

    09/01/2013 6:55:30 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies
    http://www.drjudithreisman.com ^ | May 15, 2013 | Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D., & Thomas R. Hampson
    Proverbs 28:13: People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. Shakespeare, "Othello," Act 1 scene 1: "Is there not charms By which the property of youth and maidhood May be abused? Have you not read, Roderigo, Of some such thing?" "Yes" replied Roderigo. So, how do the "charms" we call "pornography," the hidden sin that abuses youth and maidhood, impact the military? Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Lewis and several military female victims testified to harrowing sexual abuse at a U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel,...
  • De'Marquise Elkins Guilty: Teen convicted of murder in shooting of Ga. baby Antonio Santiago

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57600837-504083/demarquise-elkins-guilty-teen-convicted-of-murder-in-shooting-of-ga-baby-antonio-santiago/ Did a search didnt see any thing on the verdict.
  • Shhh! Teen mob that raped 2 women ... was black

    08/31/2013 10:37:24 AM PDT · by Anila · 20 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/shhh-teen-mob-that-raped-2-women-was-black/ | 8/30/13 | Colin Flaherty
    The original news story from local sources and linked on the Drudge Report said 12 teens raped two women, aged 32 and 24, Thursday evening in Wilmington, Del., and police were looking for help in finding the suspects. The local Wilmington paper dutifully said the police were searching for “teens” of unspecified race. Only later was it reported the teens – all believed by police to be between age 12 and 17 – were also black. Local readers noticed the omission. “Maybe they could get some help finding these youths if they would give a description,” said Michael Harmon in...
  • New Obamacare rule uses terms ‘shared responsibility payment’ and ‘penalty’ instead of ‘tax’

    08/31/2013 10:49:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | august 28, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) final rule on Obamacare’s individual mandate, released this week, uses the term “Shared Responsibility Payment” more than 50 times to describe the mandate’s non-compliance penalty, which the Supreme Court in 2012 defined as a tax. The IRS also used the term “shared responsibility penalty” in the rule, which does not identify the individual mandate as a tax. The 75-page rule published by the IRS, which is tasked with enforcing Obamacare as the law is fully implemented in 2014, is entitled “Shared Responsibility Payment for Not Maintaining Minimum Essential Coverage.” While the Obama administration originally pitched...
  • Live Thread: Obama's Saturday 31 AUG 13 Statement on Syria from the Rose Garden

    08/31/2013 10:50:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 10 replies
    www.foxnews.com LIve ^ | 31 AUG 13 | White House
    What will the teleprompter say?! Either that or we will hear Valarie Jarrett's speech.
  • “HE DID RIGHT”: Texas Teen Uses Shotgun In His Grandmother’s House To Kill One Burglar

    08/31/2013 9:02:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    Neighbors and law enforcement officers are praising a Texas teenager for shooting two burglars he caught in his grandmother’s house. One of the suspects died; the other is in serious condition. The burglars, identified as Charles Allen Dixon and Michael McDaniel, showed up in the grandmother’s Baytown house at 5:30 on Wednesday morning. The grandmother’s house had been the target of burglars before, because it was vacant since she’d been put in a nursing home. The teen had moved into the house, apparently in part to protect his grandmother’s possessions from invaders. The teen confronted Dixon and McDaniel with a...
  • Man cuddles up to fox in bed

    08/30/2013 1:54:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    http://web.orange.co.uk ^ | 27 August 2013, 11:13 | Staff
    A man woke up for a cuddle with his girlfriend, only to find a fox in bed next to him. The Sun reports that Leon Smith was dozing when he thought his other half had nuzzled the back of his neck. But reaching out for a cuddle, Leon felt fur and found himself in bed with a fox who had come in through the cat flap. Leon, from Hampton Hill in London, told The Sun: "I just couldn't believe it. It was so calm, just staring at me." The IT worker had a tense ten-minute stand-off on the landing after...
  • Dunkin' Donuts criticized for 'racist' ad campaign

    08/30/2013 5:45:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 39 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 08/30/2013 | Associated Press
    A leading human rights group has called on Dunkin' Donuts to withdraw a "bizarre and racist" advertisement for chocolate doughnuts in Thailand that shows a smiling woman with bright pink lips in blackface makeup. Human Rights Watch said it was shocked to see an American brand name running an advertising campaign that would draw "howls of outrage" if released in the United States. The CEO for Dunkin' Donuts in Thailand dismissed the criticism as "paranoid American thinking." "It's absolutely ridiculous," said CEO Nadim Salhani. "We're not allowed to use black to promote our doughnuts? I don't get it. What's the...
  • Teacher cleared in gay rights inquiry

    08/30/2013 8:59:51 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    http://columbiadailyherald.com/ ^ | 08/30/2013 | RIC BOHY
    A Columbia State Community College psychology professor did not infringe on students’ First Amendment rights or discriminate against religious beliefs when she asked her classes to wear gay pride ribbons as part of an assignment. That was the conclusion of an in-house investigation into complaints about the classroom activities of Dr. Linda Brunton, who made the assignment for students to experience prejudice against gays and report on the experience. “A thorough investigation of the allegations of first amendment issues and discrimination by Dr. Brunton in regard to her psychology assignment has been completed. The college is satisfied with the investigation...
  • U.S. Had Intel on Chemical Strike Before It Was Launched

    08/30/2013 2:43:11 PM PDT · by redreno · 31 replies
    http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com ^ | Friday, August 30, 2013 - 3:19 PM | Shane Harris, Yochi Dreazen, Noah Shachtman, David Kenner
    American intelligence agencies had indications three days beforehand that the Syrian regime was poised to launch a lethal chemical attack that killed more than a thousand people and has set the stage for a possible U.S. military strike on Syria. The disclosure -- part of a larger U.S. intelligence briefing on Syria's chemical attacks -- raises all sorts of uncomfortable questions for the American government. First and foremost: What, if anything, did it do to notify the Syrian opposition of the pending attack?
  • Pentagon Can’t Afford Syria Operation; Must Seek Additional Funds

    08/30/2013 3:46:31 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    The U.S. military, struggling after defense cuts of tens of billions of dollars, will be unable to pay for attacks on Syria from current operating funds and must seek additional money from Congress, according to congressional aides. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, said on Friday he has not made a final decision on a military strike against Syria. He sought to play down both the scope and duration of the anticipated punitive missile and bombing campaign.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

    08/30/2013 4:33:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://www.mintpressnews.com ^ | August 29, 2013 | Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh
    Ghouta, Syria — As the machinery for a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria gathers pace following last week’s chemical weapons attack, the U.S. and its allies may be targeting the wrong culprit. Interviews with people in Damascus and Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital, where the humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders said at least 355 people had died last week from what it believed to be a neurotoxic agent, appear to indicate as much. The U.S., Britain, and France as well as the Arab League have accused the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for carrying out the chemical...
  • Iowa Democrats join abortion activists for sick pro-abortion 'prayers'

    08/30/2013 5:23:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    http://www.caintv.com ^ | august 30, 2013 | Robert Laurie
    'We give thanks, oh Lord, for the doctors, both current and future, who provide quality abortion care' If your political goal is to murder as many of the unborn as is humanly possible, no one should be surprised that you're constantly taking the rhetoric to new depths. Today's sick twisting of religion comes to us from a pro-abortion rally in Iowa. There, Des Moines activist Midge Slater delivered one of the creepiest prayers you're ever going to hear. In attendance were Iowa Democrat gubernatorial candidates Jack Hatch and Tyler Olson. We can only presume that their grasp on religion is...
  • Georgia Passes Law Obstructing Obamacare

    08/30/2013 7:29:44 PM PDT · by Pfesser · 93 replies
    <p>Earlier this month, Georgia discovered a way to obstruct the implementation of Obamacare, causing Democrats across the country to condemn the state’s Department of Insurance for obstructing President Barack Obama’s beloved Affordable Care Act.</p> <p>In early August, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens explained the obstruction method to a crowd of enthusiastic Georgians. Obamacare created many positions within each state’s healthcare exchange for “insurance agents,” or employees that sign customers up for Obamacare coverage.</p>
  • ‘What is Government?’ Elementary Students Taught It’s Your ‘Family’

    08/31/2013 5:42:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | August 30, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Fourth-grade students in Illinois are learning that “government is like a nation’s family” because it sets rules and takes care of needs such as health care and education. So says a worksheet for social studies homework that was distributed to students at East Prairie School in Skokie, Ill, complete with a drawing of Uncle Same cradling a baby that represents the citizens. Students are then prompted to answer 10 questions comparing government and families, including how their family provides for their health care needs and how the government does the same, and what rules families set and what rules government...
  • Former PTA president 'filmed child pornography featuring 8-year-old girl at elementary school

    08/31/2013 6:27:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    A former Parent-Teacher Association president is being accused of filming child pornography in an elementary school. The FBI arrested 37-year-old David Navarro on suspicion of child pornography charges Friday in North Mason County, Washington. The feds learned about the video from authorities in Australia and Denmark who found a video depicting an 8-year-old girl engaging in sexual acts. Because the video was shot on an iPhone they were able to track the video's origin to Belfair Elementary School. The video was made in May and was in wide-circulation by June. The FBI were able to confirm that the videos were...
  • For Those Who Serve (In Memory of Shorty Belton, US Army, World War Two)

    08/31/2013 6:37:02 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | August 30, 2013 | Les R.
    For those who serve in memory of Delbert "Shorty" Belton