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  • Yes He Can, on Immigration

    04/07/2014 8:58:14 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04-05-2014 | The Editorial Board
    If President Obama means what he says about wanting an immigration system that reflects American values, helps the economy and taps the yearnings of millions of Americans-in-waiting, he is going to have to do something about it — soon and on his own. It has been frustrating to watch his yes-we-can promises on immigration reform fade to protestations of impotence and the blaming of others. All Mr. Obama has been saying lately is: No, in fact, we can’t, because Republicans and the law won’t let me. Mr. Obama is correct when he complains that long-term immigration repairs have been throttled...
  • 'The debate over repealing this law is over': Obama boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare..

    04/02/2014 10:56:01 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 53 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 04/01/2014 | David Martosko
    A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America's health care system 'a lot better' in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.
  • MH370: New last words from cockpit: 'Good night Malaysian three seven zero'

    04/01/2014 6:14:07 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | April 1, 2014 | Catherine E. Shoichet, Faith Karimi and KJ Kwon, CNN
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- They were words heard around the world as investigators searched for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Weeks ago, Malaysian authorities said the last message from the airplane cockpit was, "All right, good night."... There's only one problem. It turns out, it wasn't true. On Monday, Malaysia's Transport Ministry said the final voice transmission from the cockpit of Flight 370 was actually "Good night Malaysian three seven zero." Malaysian authorities gave no explanation for the discrepancy between the two quotes. And authorities are still trying to determine whether it was the plane's pilot or copilot who...
  • Two firefighters killed, 13 others injured battling 9-alarm fire (Boston)

    03/27/2014 8:56:37 AM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    NECN ^ | March 26, 2014, 3:08 pm
    A 9-alarm blaze ripped through a brownstone building in Boston’s Back Bay “like a blowtorch” Wednesday, killing two firefighters and injuring more than a dozen others battling what officials described as one of the fastest-moving fires seen in decades. "We lost two heroes today," Mayor Marty Walsh said. "It's a sad day for the city of Boston.” Fire officials confirmed at a press conference Wednesday night that Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy died in the fire at 298 Beacon St. Thirteen other firefighters were injured. "Two great firefighters," said Rich Paris, president of the Boston firefighters' union. Walsh,...
  • Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears

    03/27/2014 7:45:44 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | March 26 2014 | No Attribution
    Moscow — Russian government officials have swapped their iPads for Samsung tablets to ensure tighter security, the telecoms minister told news agencies on Wednesday. Journalists spotted that ministers at a cabinet meeting were no longer using Apple tablets, and minister Nikolai Nikiforov confirmed the changeover "took place not so long ago." "We are not proposing any sanctions," he said
  • Cops: Man Hit Girlfriend With Anger Management Book

    03/26/2014 10:44:02 PM PDT · by This Just In · 11 replies
    BreitbartNews ^ | March 27, 2014 | John David Kahn
    Anger management doesn't always work. Just ask 22-year-old Sheelah Thompson, who according to Spartanburg County deputies, was struck by her boyfriend with a rolled up anger management workbook during a fight Monday night at her apartment.
  • Indiana Becomes First State To Back Out Of Common Core

    03/26/2014 8:17:12 AM PDT · by Abathar · 41 replies
    NPR ^ | March 24, 2014 | Eyder Peralta
    With the stroke of Gov. Mike Pence's pen, Indiana became the first state to back off implementing a set of national standards for grade-school education. The standards, known as Common Core, had been adopted by 45 states, but have lately unleashed a political fight that blurs party lines. "'I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level,' said Pence in a release about Senate Bill 91. " 'By signing this legislation, Indiana has taken an important step forward in developing academic standards that are written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and...
  • MH370: A Maldives Connection?

    03/19/2014 8:34:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/19/2014 | Bryan Preston
    A strange new possibility has turned up in the case of the missing airliner. Reports are coming out of Maldives that residents there saw a large airliner fly low a few hours after MH370 disappeared. 3.52 Reports from a Maldives news organisation that islanders saw a “low flying jumbo jet”. The Haveeru news website reports witnesses saw a plane flying low at around 6.15am on March 8. It was apparently flying north to south-east. A witness told the news organisation I’ve never seen a jet flying so low over our island before. We’ve seen seaplanes, but I’m sure that...
  • Retirement: A third have less than $1,000 put away

    Found this hard to believe.
  • Best-Selling Author Kevin Trudeau Gets 10 Years In Prison For Massive Deception

    03/18/2014 12:54:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/18/2014 | MICHAEL TARM
    Best-selling author Kevin Trudeau, whose name became synonymous with late-night TV pitches, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for bilking consumers through ubiquitous infomercials for his book, "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About." As he imposed the sentence prosecutors had requested, U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman portrayed the 50-year-old Trudeau as a habitual fraudster going back to his early adulthood. So brazen was Trudeau, the judge said, he once even used his own mother's Social Security number in a scheme. "Since his 20s, he has steadfastly attempted to cheat others for his own...
  • Hunter bags enormous 500-lb wild hog in North Carolina

    03/14/2014 6:30:10 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 68 replies
    upi ^ | March. 13, 2014 | Kate Stanton
    It's not everyday that you shoot a 500-pound beast. Hunters in Bertie County, N.C., knew about the massive wild hog roaming around their woods when it was captured on trail cameras several years ago. But Jett Webb finally managed to capture the animal near land leased by the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club. "It was very surreal,” Webb recently told WNCN. “It was a shock. It was very humbling to say the least, when you walk up on a beast that big and you say, 'Oh my gosh. I had no idea that there could be something that big running...
  • Jeffrey Corzine, Son Of Former NJ Governor Jon Corzine, Commits Suicide

    03/14/2014 12:12:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 03/14/2014
    Jeffrey Corzine, the youngest son of former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, has died of an apparent suicide. He was 31 years old. The former governor's son was found dead in a Mexico City hotel room a few days ago; he was reportedly found after failing to respond to messages from friends. Corzine, who lived in California and worked as a drug counselor, had a history of substance abuse and depression. "The sad fact is that Jeffrey Corzine had been suffering from severe depression for several years and recently had been receiving treatment for what is a very painful and...
  • Rachel Canning, 'Spoiled' New Jersey Teen, Goes Home to Parents

    03/13/2014 2:58:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    The 18-year-old high school senior has finally reunited with her family. The Lincoln Park teen had tried suing her parents after they refused to put up with her wayward lifestyle. The Cannings are now asking for privacy.Rachel Canning’s going to her room. The New Jersey teen who tried to force her parents to pay her bills has finally returned home, her parents’ lawyer announced. Although her lawsuit hasn't officially been withdrawn, the 18-year-old honor student has “reunited with her parents and siblings,” attorney Angelo Sarno said in a statement. Sarno said that the notoriety surrounding the suit created a "reality...
  • Cop: I'd Love to 'Bang down Your Door and Come for Your Gun'

    03/12/2014 5:40:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-12-2014 | Selwyn Duke
    And to a poster named Cameron Smith, Peterson said, “I give my left n** to bang down your door and come for your gun.” Of course, the conversation had become heated, causing Peterson to perhaps speak a bit more rashly than he would otherwise. And I’m well aware of the “good soldier” cop argument stating that theirs is not to wonder why, theirs is but to do or die (even if it kills constitutional rights). Hey, “I don’t make the laws,” says the dutiful constable, “I just enforce them.” But there’s a problem with this position. And this is why...
  • Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS after months of talks

    03/11/2014 12:34:18 PM PDT · by Enchante · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jessica Chasmar
    Miss Attkisson had grown frustrated at CBS with what she saw as liberal bias, as well as “an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting,” several sources told Politico.
  • Russia warns could 'reduce to zero' economic dependency on US

    03/05/2014 5:03:10 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    AFP, via Yahoo! News ^ | March 4, 2014 | AFP
    Russia could reduce to zero its economic dependency on the United States if Washington agreed sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine, a Kremlin aide said on Tuesday, warning that the American financial system faced a "crash" if this happened. "We would find a way not just to reduce our dependency on the United States to zero but to emerge from those sanctions with great benefits for ourselves," said Kremlin economic aide Sergei Glazyev. He told the RIA Novosti news agency Russia could stop using dollars for international transactions and create its own payment system using its "wonderful trade and economic relations...
  • UCLA Student Curses and Cries After Anti-Israel Measure Fails

    02/27/2014 12:08:53 PM PST · by tom h · 47 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 26, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    A UCLA student burst into tears and launched into a mostly incomprehensible anti-Israel rant on Wednesday after her fellow students voted to defeat a student council resolution aimed at divesting from the Jewish state. UCLA’s student council defeated the boycott resolution by a vote of 7 to 5 following an all-night session, according to the blog Legal Insurrection. Following the vote, one of the divestment measure’s supporters experienced a several-minute emotional breakdown that was caught on tape and uploaded to YouTube. “I’ve never been more f---ing disappointed than today,” the girl wails through tears, as she shivers and rolls back...
  • Nitwit 911 call: 'My waffles aren't cooked'

    02/25/2014 11:29:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Do you ever wonder at people's amazing propensity to do totally stupid things when they have had a few too many drinks? This video is a case in point. Released by the Tampa Police Department on Friday on its YouTube channel, the 911 call was made from a Village Inn in Tampa. The emergency: uncooked waffles. The part about the half being just as uncooked as the uncooked one is priceless!
  • California couple finds $10M in gold coins buried in their yard

    02/26/2014 5:33:17 AM PST · by Daffynition · 48 replies
    HartfordCourant ^ | February 26, 2014
    LOS ANGELES— A California couple on their daily walk with their dog, a walk they've taken for years, discovered what may be the greatest buried treasures ever found in the U.S. The cache of rare Gold Rush-era coins is worth more than $10 million, a currency firm representing the pair said on Tuesday. The 1,400 gold pieces, dating to the mid- to late 1800s and still in nearly mint condition, were discovered buried in eight decaying metal cans on the couple's land in April, said coin expert David McCarthy of currency firm Kagin's.
  • Eric Holder makes case for felons to get voting rights back

    02/12/2014 9:14:59 AM PST · by yoe · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Feburary 11, 2014 | Adam Goldman
    Washington • Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities. "It is time to fundamentally rethink laws that permanently disenfranchise people who are no longer under federal or state supervision," Holder said, targeting 11 states that he said continue to restrict voting rights for former inmates, even after they’ve finished their prison terms.
  • Suicide bomb instructor accidentally blows up his class

    02/11/2014 1:04:58 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 30 replies ^ | 2/10/2014 | DURAID ADNAN and TIM ARANGO
    BAGHDAD — If there were such a thing, it would probably be rule No. 1 in the teaching manual for instructors of aspiring suicide bombers: Don’t give lessons with live explosives. In what represented a cautionary tale for terrorist teachers, and a cause of dark humor for ordinary Iraqis, a commander at a secluded terrorist training camp north of Baghdad unwittingly used a belt packed with explosives while conducting a demonstration early Monday for a group of militants, killing himself and 21 other members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, army and police officials said. Iraqi citizens have...
  • Poorly educated and lied to, Blacks at UCLA call correcting their grammar and punctuation racist

    02/11/2014 10:58:06 AM PST · by yoe · 42 replies
    The Coach Is Right ^ | February 10, 2014 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    It’s hard to figure out what to make of the people in this story. Should these people be laughed at or pitied? Recently a group of 25 self-described “Students of Color” held a sit-in to support poor English writing skills. They whined about the “racism” of being offered constructive criticism of their lack of grammar, spelling and punctuation abilities. As products of dysfunctional government schools, many if not all of them have little or no writing skill. Many of them don’t know they have no writing skills. They have been lied to and had their heads patted so often by...
  • Barack Hussein Soebarkah: In Two Places at the Same Time?

    02/04/2014 5:12:44 AM PST · by matt1 · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 3, 2014 | Jason Kissner
    The 44th President of the United States is, of course, Barack Hussein Obama II. Barack Hussein Obama II has also been known by names such as Barry Soetoro, Barry Obama, and Barack Hussein Obama (Soebarkah). To be sure, only supposed madmen note that the name "Soebarkah" originated in very tight spatiotemporal proximity to the operations of a cult called "Subud" that was founded by a Muslim named Mohammad Subuh -- a cult wherein personal name changes were the order of the day.
  • Don't return calls from these area codes -- it's a scam!

    02/04/2014 4:48:43 AM PST · by kingattax · 15 replies
    Yahoo/Forbes ^ | 1-3-14 | Joseph Steinberg
    A scam that repeats itself in modified forms every few years is once again spreading throughout the United Sates. Don’t be a victim! Criminals target people simply by calling them. Intended victims receive a call on their phones from area code 473 which rings once and then disconnects, thereby arousing the call-recipient’s natural curiosity – “who just called me and from where?” Sometimes the caller actually allows the phone to ring long enough for the victim to answer -- after which the caller (or the caller’s robocaller system) makes groaning sounds or otherwise indicates that he or she is in...
  • First-grader told to stop talking about Bible

    01/16/2014 7:28:28 AM PST · by Sopater · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The parents of a 6-year-old girl said their daughter was humiliated when a teacher interrupted the child’s one-minute speech and told her to sit down because she’s “not allowed to talk about the Bible in school,” attorneys for the California family allege. The incident occurred Dec. 19 inside a first grade classroom at Helen Hunt-Jackson Elementary School in Temecula, Calif. The previous day the teacher instructed boys and girls to find something at home that represented a family Christmas tradition. They were supposed to bring the item to school and share the item in a classroom presentation. Brynn Williams decided...
  • Kerry 'Deeply Concerned' By Nigeria's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

    01/14/2014 8:10:56 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 1/14/2014 | Susan Jones
    "The United States is deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act," Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement issued Monday. "Beyond even prohibiting same sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression for all Nigerians," the statement said.
  • Beauty queen shot in front of 4-year-old daughter

    01/08/2014 4:21:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Gunmen shot dead a former Miss Venezuela and her British-born partner in front of their five-year-old daughter, who was wounded in an attack that dismayed the crime-plagued nation, authorities said Tuesday. Monica Spear, a 29-year-old soap opera star, and Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were killed in what appears to have been a botched robbery after their car broke down on a highway in northwestern Venezuela late Monday, police and prosecutors said.
  • Teacher Throws Away 6-Year-Old's Christmas Gift, Tells Him 'Jesus Is Not Allowed in School'

    01/07/2014 1:51:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/07/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Parents are threatening legal action against a Southern California school district after their six-year-old son was told he could not pass out candy canes with religious messages taped to them because "Jesus is not allowed in school." Isaiah Martinez, a six-year-old student at Merced Elementary School in West Covina, Calif., arrived to school on Dec. 13, planning to pass out candy canes with religious messages to his fellow students in celebration of the upcoming Christmas season. After the boy's teacher consulted with the school principal, he reportedly told the student that he could not pass out the religious messages because...
  • Pope Francis Named “Person of the Year” by World’s Biggest Gay Magazine

    12/19/2013 7:22:28 AM PST · by juliosevero · 21 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Pope Francis Named “Person of the Year” by World’s Biggest Gay Magazine By Julio Severo Praises keep knocking at the door of Pope Francis, who was named “Person of the Year” by The Advocate, the world’s biggest homosexual magazine. It is the second tribute that the pope has received in a week. On December 11, he was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.” In its headline, The Advocate highlighted Francis’ statement, made during a June interview: “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?” “Pope Francis’ stark change in rhetoric...
  • Man Offers Live Alligator For 12-Pack Of Beer

    12/18/2013 12:58:42 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 12-17-13 | unattributed
    It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but a guy walked into a Miami-area convenience store with quite a surprise in the box. A clerk at the Santa Ana Market in Allapattah was approached by customer Fernando Caignet Aguilera, 64, to buy some beer recently. “I just picked it up here,” Aguilera said of the alligator. “I seen it here in the grass and I tied it up.” When the subject of payment was brought up, the customer offered up a live alligator. “I went into the store to try to exchange it for a beer,” Aguilera told CBS4′s...
  • Utah Democrat Rep. Matheson won’t seek 8th term

    12/17/2013 11:16:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2013 7:54 PM EST | Michelle L. Price
    U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson, Utah’s only Democrat in Congress, announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election, easing the way for Republicans to pick up another House seat in a solidly red state. Matheson was expected to face a tough repeat challenge in 2014 from Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love, a Republican he narrowly defeated in 2012. While Utah Democrats admitted Matheson’s decision not to run for an eighth term is a blow, they’re hoping it will set him up to challenge U.S. Sen. Mike Lee or Gov. Gary Herbert, both Republicans who are up for re-election in 2016. …
  • BITE ME: Islamists Threaten British Shop Owners with 40 Lashes for Selling Alcohol

    12/17/2013 10:17:50 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/17/13 | Mary Chastain
    Whitechapel is on the outskirts of London, but it is an area where Muslims enforce Sharia law without any interference from British officials. On Saturday, they took it a step further and told shop owners in the area they will face 40 lashes if they continue to sell alcohol. The protesters, including Anjem Choudary, the former leader of the Al-Muhajiroun group which was banned under terrorism laws, delivered warning letters to Muslim-owned businesses. “The shops are run by Muslims and they know they are selling alcohol and they know the sale and consumption of alcohol is completely prohibited,” he said....
  • Obama Hires Top Clinton Aide John Podesta

    12/11/2013 9:28:37 AM PST · by yoe · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 10, 2013 | JIM KUHNHENN
    <p>John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and a trusted Democratic operative, will join the White House staff as a senior counselor to President Barack Obama, two persons familiar with the move said late Monday.</p> <p>Podesta will take his place at the White House at a critical time for Obama as his health care law tries to shake itself off from a disastrous enrollment rollout and as the president seeks to re-establish his agenda going into a midterm election year.</p>
  • Harry Reid exempts some of his Senate staff from Obamacare exchanges (From the crap sack!)

    12/05/2013 8:37:14 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/05/13 | Eric Pfeiffer
    One of the biggest public supporters of the Affordable Care Act has reportedly decided that some of his staff should be exempted from the new law. CNN reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges. That’s right, even House Majority Leader John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who have voted against the healthcare law dozens of times, have told their staff to sign up for insurance plans through the federal exchange. The news will likely provide...
  • Rev. Billy Graham Hospitalized With Respiratory Problems

    11/21/2013 10:31:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2013 | Nicola Menzie
    The Rev. Billy Graham, 95, was admitted to a hospital in Asheville, N.C., Tuesday after experiencing respiratory problems, a family spokesman has confirmed. "Mr. Graham is in the hospital with a respiratory congestion issue, similar to what he had a few weeks ago," said spokesman Mark DeMoss. "As was the case then, we expect he will be able to return home in a day or two." The Christian evangelist and world-renowned preacher, who has battled several health issues in the past, was expected to be released from Mission Hospital and return to his mountain home on Thursday. Graham's admirers, concerned...
  • Bus driver saves the life of woman on Buffalo bridge

    10/31/2013 7:59:28 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/30/13 | Jay Busbee
    The most wrenching stories always begin the same way: it was just a normal day. Oct. 18 was just a normal day when Darnell Barton, a school bus driver in Buffalo, N.Y., was carrying a full load of high school students and approaching the Scajaquada Expressway overpass. There, he saw a woman on the opposite side of the rail, standing where no person ought to be, leaning out over the traffic below. Barton stopped the bus and, according to the Buffalo News, tried to assess the truth of what his eyes were telling him.
  • Sexual Predator Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp (Raped underage boys)

    10/30/2013 7:41:32 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies ^ | October 29, 2013 | Matt Barber
    Benjamin Franklin famously quipped, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Franklin evidently failed to envisage today’s postmodern left. For the conservative, there exists at least one other certainty, and it is this: The degree to which “progressives” attack you corresponds precisely to the degree with which you challenge any among their assorted, distorted and sordid sacred cows. What would you call a 33-year-old man who both had and axiomatically acted upon a deviant sexual appetite for underage, drug-addicted, runaway boys? (No, not Jerry Sandusky.) What would you call a man of whom,...
  • Professional bass fisherman killed in motel shooting

    10/15/2013 4:51:46 AM PDT · by CrappieLuck · 23 replies
    Mississippi News Now ^ | Oct 13, 2013 | Joe Barnes
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - As soon as the sun came up Monday, Jackson Police Detectives were searching for clues in the parking lot and the woods behind the Motel 6 on the I-55 Frontage Road that is just south of County Line Road. Just hours before, on Sunday evening about 7:30, James "Jimmy" Johnson, 56, was shot in the face. He died at the scene. "Jimmy is a great guy. You know, he was just a real friendly guy...always willing to help. Just one of those special people, you know, that loved bass fishing just like the rest...
  • Food Stamp Glitch Leads To Wal-Mart Stampede

    10/14/2013 11:24:23 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 18 replies
    MSN Money ^ | 14 October 2013
    Wal-Mart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, La., saw a stampede and a shelf-clearing rush Saturday after a computer glitch for food stamp recipients led to benefit cards allowing unlimited purchases.
  • Eight lawmakers arrested at US immigration rally [Not Tea Party Members]

    10/09/2013 4:22:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Eight Democrat members of US Congress courted arrest in a show of civil disobedience at a rally here calling for comprehensive immigration reform to legalise America's 11 million undocumented workers, including 300,000 Indians. "I've been arrested a few times, and I don't mind getting arrested again for something that is right and fair and just," said House member John Lewis the civil rights icon known for his speech during the March on Washington a half-century ago.
  • NFL: Off-Duty Cops Can’t Carry in Stadiums

    10/08/2013 9:44:07 PM PDT · by South40 · 39 replies ^ | October 7, 2013 | Robert Farago
    According to an internal Cleveland police memo unearthed by the NFL’s banning off-duty cops carrying in or around FirstEnergy Stadium. What’s more, “The rule, which police said took effect Sept. 11, applies to all NFL facilities and all off-duty federal, state and local law enforcement officers .
  • Fort Hood 2009? CNN Anchor Can't Remember the Last Shooting at 'U.S. Military Facility'

    09/17/2013 9:21:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    MRC ^ | 9/17/13 | Matt Hadro
    During CNN's live coverage of Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, anchor Carol Costello asked when the last time was that a gunman wreaked "havoc at a U.S. military facility." In 2009, a jihadist killed 13 in a mass-shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. "I used to work in Washington, live in Washington. This seems so unusual to me that a gunman could create this kind of havoc at a U.S. military facility," Costello stated. "Have you ever heard of it happening before, Brian?" she asked correspondent Brian Todd, reporting live from the vicinity of the shooting.
  • S&P near record after Larry Summers' withdrawal

    09/17/2013 5:32:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Money ^ | 09/17/2013
    The S&P 500 is once again close to a record high, as investors welcomed the withdrawal of Larry Summers from the race to become next chairman of the Federal Reserve. [SNIP] Investors are excited at the prospect of top contender Janet Yellen taking over from current Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, since she is widely expected to pursue a similar policy of stimulating the economy to bring the unemployment rate down. Yellen is currently the Fed's vice chair.
  • The Trayvon Martin Case: Near Resolution [Shellie Zimmerman Plea Deal]

    08/29/2013 5:40:52 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 23 replies
    Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | August 29, 2013 | Mike McDaniel
    Our long, national nightmare is finally over. Or at least the primary chapters have been written and sent to the printer. I have no doubt we’ll be hearing about George and Shellie Zimmerman for many years to come. But for now, Shellie’s legal nightmare is nearly at an end and she has the opportunity to reclaim something of a life. I wrote about the charge against Shellie, a charge virtually devoid of evidence, in Update 37.2. Last week, Shellie’s trial date of August 21 was postponed in lieu of a status conference. The most common reason for such postponements this...
  • Brandy humiliated by playing to crowd of just 40 people in 90,000 capacity stadium

    08/22/2013 5:49:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Perth Now ^ | 8/22/13
    DID Brandy play to a stadium of 89,960 empty seats? That's what the Twitterverse is saying after reports the singer performed to just 40 people in a 90,000 capacity arena at the Mandela Sports and Culture Day in South Africa on Saturday. The American R&B star was the surprise guest at the FNB stadium in Soweto - the only problem was that no-one knew she was playing. Tens of thousands of people had therefore left the arena before she arrived on stage. "Brandy [just] performed to an empty stadium. With the stadium lights on," tweeted South African musician, Kabomo. "People...
  • Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison (As Reported by Afro)

    08/15/2013 4:15:05 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 13 replies
    Afro ^ | 8/14/13 | Frederic J. Frommer and Jessica Gresko
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on TV's, restaurant dinners, an expensive watch and other costly personal items. His wife received a sentence of one year.</p>
  • US man killed himself in maternity ward one hour after his wife gave birth to their child

    08/14/2013 9:00:41 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2013 | Michael Zenne
    The first picture has emerged of the Texas man who committed suicide in front of his wife in a maternity ward just one hour after she gave birth to their child. In the photo, 32-year-old Michael Carl Nobles squeezes his wife Kendra close and smiles for the camera. But Nobles' family said the expectant father had been 'distressed for some time,' prior to his wife going into labor on Sunday. Police said the couple could be heard arguing inside Kendra Nobles' maternity room at Willowbrook Methodist Hospital before he pulled out a pistol and shot himself. Nobles was flown to...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' star reportedly eyed by Republicans as potential House candidate

    08/14/2013 8:18:36 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 42 replies ^ | August 13, 2013
    Does "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson have his sights on Congress? According to a new report, Republican strategists are suddenly interested in recruiting Robertson to run for an open congressional seat in Louisiana. The speculation follows GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander announcing his retirement from Congress last week, as a result of his frustration with Washington gridlock. A special election to fill the seat is scheduled for Oct. 19. The bearded, 41-year-old Robertson co-stars in the hit A&E reality show and is a self-described “redneck millionaire.”
  • Swastika, slurs foul Robinson statue [A "hate crime"? For VANDALISM?]

    08/08/2013 5:58:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    espn ^ | 8/7/13 | Adam Rubin
    Employees of the Class A Brooklyn Cyclones, a New York Mets affiliate, arrived at work Wednesday morning to find swastikas and racial and anti-Semitic epithets painted on a statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese that is on display outside MCU Park... "This is being treated as a bias crime," detective John Nevandro of the 60th precinct said in a statement. "Hate Crimes will investigate the incident.
  • Waffle House Patron Shoots Unsuspecting Armed Robber

    07/31/2013 11:58:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 8/1/13 | Kristin Tate
    On Monday morning, a robber walked into an Atlanta Waffle House and pointed a gun at patrons. The crook was wearing a bandana and hoodie, according to reports. Everyone in the restaurant undoubtably saw their lives flash before their eyes. That is, until one Waffle House patron pulled out his own gun and fired at the bandit. The suspect is Ashton Macafee, 20. After entering the Waffle House, he screamed. “Nobody move and open the cash register!” The incident happened around 2am in south Fulton County. The man who fired back at Macafee, and likely saved the lives of some...