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  • Why doesn't Reid, Hillary, Bill, Jeb, Dubya, Obama & others wait and consider Scalia's son?

    02/14/2016 12:47:48 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Maybe 6 months from now they can nominate Scalia's son. Scalia's son on SCOTUS makes more sense than Jeb or Clinton running for President. It makes more sense than having Harry Reid's family run for office everywhere.
  • Nudity on display in S.F. Valentine's Day parade

    02/14/2016 12:44:35 AM PST · by KingofZion ^ | February 13, 2016 | none
    San Francisco nudists gathered today at Jane Warner Plaza in celebration of Valentine's Day and to also seek naked justice. The parade took place at noon Saturday and followed a route from the Castro District to City Hall. According to KPIX, the parade was created by Gypsy Taube, a local nude activist who has been fighting against the S.F. nudity ban that was enacted in 2013. By finding a loophole, Taube, along with the Body Freedom Network, was able to get a permit for the parade. During the parade, activists held signs declaring, "We are born without shame," and "War...
  • The Ego Has Landed: Why Trump Damaged Himself Tonight

    02/14/2016 12:44:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | February 13, 2016 | Ace
    Apologies. I have no idea why I indulged myself to write so long to make such a simple point. Long story short: You can't tell people they've been flat wrong about everything for 17 years, without giving the slightest reason why they should change their entire scheme of thinking, and expect them to support you. This was a brief line in the podcast (which we'll post tomorrow) which I expanded, for reasons I can now no longer guess, into a 1500 word exegesis on the obvious. Just skip to the brief update. ... The "ego" in the headline doesn't actually...
  • Trump and Cruz MUST call a truce (Vanity)

    02/14/2016 12:39:42 AM PST · by Angels27 · 6 replies
    Free Republic | 2-14-16 | ME
    First off I am for Ted Cruz. Secondly, for quite a while, I couldn't fathom voting for Trump as I can't get myself to trust he is for real. But, I do appriciate the war against the GOPe that Donald Trump did instigate. Not even Ted Cruz could have instigated such an attack against the forces that seek to destroy us. Trump single handedly took down the GOPe golden child Jeb! least until last nights debate. Now I know the audience was mostly stacked by the South Carolina GOPe so that's why Trump and Cruz were booed a lot...
  • Franco-German Central Bankers Call for Creation of Eurozone Treasury

    02/14/2016 12:24:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:30PM GMT 08 Feb 2016 | Mehreen Khan
    Two of Europe's most powerful central bankers have called on the eurozone to form its own treasury and push forward with a quantum leap in integration to secure the single currency's future. Germany's Jens Weidmann and France's newly-appointed Francois Villeroy de Galhau urged member states to move towards a "comprehensive sharing of sovereignty" which would include a common 19-member treasury and an "independent fiscal council" with a eurozone parliament. [...] Their comments are a rare sign of unity from the EU's most powerful founding member states, which have often diverged on their visions for the future of the eurozone. Germany...
  • Does Ted Cruz Think He’s the Messiah?

    02/14/2016 12:20:17 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/14/2016 | JAY MICHAELSON
    Rafael Cruz, father of Ted Cruz, is a preacher of the far-right doctrine of dominionism, which holds that Christians should take over the government and save it from the wicked. When Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president, many assumed he would quietly distance himself from his father, Rafael Cruz, since the elder Cruz has long been extreme in his religious views, and outspoken in proclaiming them. But the opposite has been the case. Rafael Cruz has been the senator's primary surrogate on the campaign trail, particularly with the evangelical voters who are now Ted Cruz's base. The two have...
  • [ from July 7, 2008] Border Agent's Death Would Spark Impeachment Talks, Republican Says (Dana sugge

    02/14/2016 12:14:05 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 7, 2008 | Kevin Mooney
    Weeks after accusing President Bush of "shameful" behavior over the imprisonment of two Border Patrol agents who shot an unarmed suspected drug smuggler along the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal lawmaker turned up the heat further Wednesday, suggesting the president should be impeached if either of the two men is murdered in prison. Speaking after the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that agent Ignacio Ramos was assaulted by inmates in his Mississippi prison over the weekend, California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher had a warning for the White House. "I tell you, Mr. President, if these men -- especially after this assault...
  • Senior Iranian Military Official: U.S. Is Subordinate to Iran in Middle East

    02/14/2016 12:14:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/10/2016 20:15 | Maayan Groisman
    The commander of the Basij paramilitary force of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Reza Naqdi, vowed that Tehran "will not make any compromises with our enemies in the Middle East." Speaking in a press conference in honor of the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution, Naqdi emphasized that "the hundreds of Revolutionary Guards generals fighting in Syria will never repeat the mistake of the Shi'ite Caliph Hassan bin Ali who surrendered leadership of the Muslim world to Muawiyyah bin Abi Sufyan." Naqdi added that "it is impossible to compare Iran to Iran under the Shah's rule, since back then,...
  • Iran Infiltrates the West Bank

    02/14/2016 12:09:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | February 8, 2016 at 5:00 am | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Emboldened by its nuclear deal with the world powers, Iran is already seeking to enfold in its embracing wings the Arab and Islamic region. Iran's capacity for intrusions having been starved by years of sanctions. Now, with the lifting of sanctions, Tehran's appetite for encroachment has been newly whetted -- and its bull's-eye is the West Bank. Iran has, in fact, been meddling for many years in the internal affairs of the greater region. It has been party to the civil wars in Yemen and Syria, and, through the Shiite Muslims living there, continues actively to undermine the stability of...
  • Idaho Republican presidential primary tough to predict

    02/14/2016 12:05:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Idaho Press-Tribune ^ | February 14, 2016 | Randy Stapilus
    The New Hampshire presidential primary seems to have set the shape of the Republican contest for some time to come, bringing into focus some questions awaiting Idaho's Republicans. And for Idaho's many establishment Republicans, those may be eerie questions. (I'll get to the Democrats later.) This year's Republican nomination battle is far more splintered in Idaho than it has been for many years. Four years ago, the establishment was solidly behind Mitt Romney, and until he dropped out in 2008 he had strong backing then as well. George W. Bush had the Idaho establishment firmly in his corner the two...
  • "We’re Out of The Red" Dave Harman & His Orchestra vocalist George Marks (1934)

    02/13/2016 11:39:43 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1934 | Dave Harman and his Orchestra
    "We’re Out Of The Red" is played by Dave Harman & His Orchestra. Vocalist is George Marks.
  • Obama “Thrilled” Over Justice Scalia’s Death…

    Word reached the White House hours before formal media announcements were made regarding longtime Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia having been found dead while vacationing at a Texas resort. First the speechwriters were summoned to provide the appropriate tone for Barack Obama’s remarks. During that same time, Obama and Valerie Jarrett were already initiating a long-standing plan for what they viewed as a prime opportunity to make Mr. Obama relevant once again and an opportunity that the President was said to be thrilled to have before him...
  • The anybody-but-Cruz-or-Trump move is coming soon

    02/13/2016 11:15:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2016 | Brent Budowsky
    Get ready for major Republican officials and large donors to begin a campaign to unite behind an alternative to presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and put intense pressure on two of the leading center-right candidates to drop out of the race before the Super Tuesday GOP voting. Today, the GOP establishment is in total disarray. There is a fair chance that the two top candidates in the South Carolina primary will turn out to be Cruz and Trump battling for first and second place with the center-right alternatives coming in distant third, fourth and fifth places...
  • Donald Trump, Ted Cruz Campaigns Bash RNC for Stacking Audience with Pro-Amnesty Donor Class

    02/13/2016 11:11:00 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/1/16 | Matthew Boyle
    Repeatedly throughout the debate, the audience cheered as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his protegéSen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) consistently and repeatedly made the case to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, while the audience oddly booed both Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as they made eloquent cases against amnesty. “I don’t think it’s representative of the people of South Carolina,” Lewandowski added. “Those who don’t have the resources to give large sums of money to the RNC didn’t get a ticket here tonight and that’s a shame on the RNC.” Trump’s campaign was hardly the only one upset with...
  • Cass Sunstein Tweets Scalia Praise

    02/13/2016 10:59:53 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    twitter ^ | 2-13-2016 | @CassSunstein
    "Devastated by Justice Scalia's death. One of the most important justices ever, a defender of the Rule of Law, and a truly wonderful person."
  • Bernie Sanders confronted by supporters demanding slavery reparations as he courts the black vote

    02/13/2016 10:58:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
    'I know you're scared to say 'black,' I know you're scared to say 'reparations,' one panelist told him An audience member shouted at him, 'We were promised reparations! We were told we were going to get it!' Sanders does not support reparations and said tonight he doesn't have a magical solution to the problem when it comes to Native Americans, either Senator has been plagued by the issue since he was asked about it at a forum in Iowa last month, where he said there's no way it passes Congress Leader of the group sponsoring the event spoke before Sanders...
  • America asks: Why are people booing at the GOP debate?

    02/13/2016 10:50:40 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    WND ^ | 2/13/2016
    Question spikes on Google Trends by 1,400% in 1st hour. Something huge happened at Saturday's GOP debate and once again it had a lot to do with Donald Trump: People were booing. A lot. So much in fact, it even caused a huge spike in search traffic on Google. According to Google Trends, search interest in "why are people booing" spiked by an incredible 1,400 percent in the first hour of the debate on CBS.
  • Glenn Beck Goes Nuclear on ‘Narcissistic Psychopath’ Donald Trump: ‘Four Years of This Bully W

    02/13/2016 10:34:41 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 70 replies
    Blaze ^ | Feb 13 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Glenn Beck unloaded on Republican presidential contender Donald trump after Saturday night’s debate, characterizing him as a “narcissistic psychopath” who is in desperate need of a “diagnosis.” “Tonight’s debate is the most uncomfortable, angry, hate-filled 2 hours I have ever experienced,” Beck wrote on Facebook. “Is anyone else shaken by this? I found it seriously and deeply disturbing.”
  • John Kasich Urges Obama to Nominate Scalia Replacement We All Agree On

    02/13/2016 10:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | February 13, 2016 | John Nolte
    During Saturday night's South Carolina Republican debate, when questioned on the issue of replacing late-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, John Kasich said that if President Obama is going to nominate someone, he hoped the president would "pick somebody that's going to have unanimous approval, and such wide spread approval across the country that this could happen without a lot of recrimination." I really wish the president would think about not nominating somebody. If you were to nominate somebody, let's have him pick somebody that's going to have unanimous approval, and such wide spread approval across the country that this could...
  • Malkin: RNC Approved Debate Moderator: Beltway Elitist John "Pulverizer" Dickerson

    02/13/2016 10:20:59 PM PST · by Syncro · 20 replies
    conservativereview ^ | February 13, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Malkin: RNC Approved Debate Moderator: Beltway Elitist John "Pulverizer" Dickerson Who is the moderator of tonight's South Carolina GOP debate? He's another not-so-moderate, card-carrying member of the D.C. media ruling class.John Dickerson is the host of Face the Nation onCBSNews, political director for the network, and a longtime political correspondent forSlateand Time magazine. If there were ever a poster boy for inside-the-Beltway journalism, Dickerson is it.*snip* Perhaps most notoriously, Dickerson penned a screed last year advising President Obama to "Go for the Throat!"; "declare war on the Republican Party;" and "pulverize" his political enemiesover gun control, climate change, and immigration.Dickerson...
  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2017

    02/13/2016 10:14:22 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    1-20-2017 | You
    Open thread to write the 2017 stimulus act. Republican and Democrat versions welcome.
  • Rubio: Cruz 'lying about all sorts of things'

    02/13/2016 10:08:16 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/2016 | Jordain Carney
    White House hopeful Marco Rubio ripped rival Ted Cruz at Saturday's presidential debate for a "pattern" of telling lies, particularly about immigration reform. "This is a disturbing pattern now. For a number of weeks Ted Cruz has just been telling lies," Rubio said. "He's lying about all sorts of things and now he's just making things up." The Florida senator said that Cruz had lied "about Ben Carson in Iowa," referring to the Carson campaign's accusations that Cruz's campaign spread false rumors during the caucuses that the retired neurosurgeon was dropping out of the presidental race. Rubio's comments came as...
  • The Republican establishment packed the debate audience with Donald Trump haters

    02/13/2016 9:55:35 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 61 replies
    Vox ^ | Feb 13 2016 | German Lopez
    Something very peculiar happened at the Republican debate on Saturday night: When Donald Trump talked, the audience booed. Yet when Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and even John Kasich talked, they got loud cheers and applause. This happened again and again. It even led a spike in Google searches for "Why are people booing?" Trump, at one point, scoffed that the audience was made up of "Jeb [Bush]'s special interests and lobbyists." It turns out this may not be that far-fetched. Prior to the debate, the Republican Party decided not to use a lottery system to decide who should be in...
  • Following death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, here's President Obama's short list

    After the sudden death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama has the opportunity to move the country’s highest court toward the left by tapping a more liberal-leaning successor. Immediately after news of Scalia's death broke, diverse options for the top job were being floated along with a debate online among Senate leaders about whether lame duck Obama should be the one to nominate the next justice. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Saturday in a statement. "Therefore this vacancy should...
  • Donald Trump set to come under attack over Vietnam deferments

    02/13/2016 9:38:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Telegraph ^ | February 13, 2016 | By Nick Allen and David Lawler in Washington
    In the staunchly pro-military state of South Carolina - where the next Republican primary will be held - the issue of Donald Trump's draft deferments is likely to be central As the US presidential election reaches the pro-military state of South Carolina, the Republican front-runner Donald Trump is set to become embroiled in a new controversy: the story of how his bony feet kept him out of the Vietnam War. The southern state is home to eight military bases and 58,000 veterans, and 25 per cent of those expected to take part in Saturday's primary vote for the Republican nominee...
  • Trump Only Candidate to Address 1,400 Indianapolis Workers Whose Jobs Are Being Sent to Mexico

    02/13/2016 9:35:55 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 97 replies ^ | February 13
    During tonight's CBS Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump was the only candidate to address the news that Carrier will be sending hundreds of American jobs to Mexico. The GOP frontrunner said that under a President Trump, Carrier would stay and "build in the United States because we are killing ourselves with trade pacts that are no good for us and no good for our workers." Video footage emerged yesterday, which went viral, capturing the anger and heartache of 1,400 Indianapolis workers who were informed that they soon would be out of work, as their company will be sending their jobs...
  • Putin proves Obama wrong with his ugly military solution in Syria

    02/13/2016 9:26:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 28 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 13th, 2016 | By Post Editorial Board
    <p>President Obama declared last year that “There is no military solution in Syria.” Sadly, Russia’s Vladimir Putin has now proved him wrong by imposing one.</p> <p>Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and the last rebel stronghold, is about to fall, thanks to withering Russian air bombardment backing government and Iranian troops. That effectively secures Bashar al-Assad’s hold on power in at least a large rump of Syria.</p>
  • Ashley Graham Makes History as the First Size-16 Model to Cover Sports Illustrated

    02/13/2016 9:26:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    For this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, beauty isn’t measured by pounds or kilograms; it’s defined by Ashley Graham. The model just made history, becoming the first-ever size-16 body activist model to grace the cover of the magazine. And she almost started her celebration with a wardrobe malfunction.
  • Japan: World's first agricultural plant without workers

    02/13/2016 9:20:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fresh Plaza ^ | February 8, 2016 | Europa Press
    In 2017, the Japanese company Spread will open the world's first fully automated agricultural plant, with robots working the whole process: from seed to harvest. Spread, headquartered in Kyoto, explained that this plant will start operating regularly by mid-2017. Mechanization will allow it, among other things, to produce 30,000 heads of lettuce a day, as noted on their website. This figure falls short of the firm's expectations, as its goal is to produce half a million heads of lettuce a day within five years. Furthermore, the new automation technologies will reduce labour costs by 50% and energy use by 30%...
  • Little David: The Largest Mortar Ever Built. (910mm)

    02/13/2016 9:18:55 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 6 replies
    Liveleak ^ | Current | Staff
    Video at link. Little David was the nickname of an American 36-inch (910 mm) caliber mortar used for test firing aerial bombs during World War II, that is one of the largest calibre guns ever built, having a larger calibre than both of Germany's Dora and Gustav which were 31.5-inch (800 mm) railway guns. By 1944, it was expected that American forces would encounter extremely strong fortifications during the expected invasion of Japan. Studies began on using Little David as a siege mortar. The mortar was converted into a two piece mobile unit, consisting of the 80,000-pound (36,000 kg) barrel...
  • Win Butler cut off from talking politics after celebrity game MVP win

    02/13/2016 9:16:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    ·New York Post ^ | February 13, 2016
    “I just wanted to say, it’s an election year in the U.S., the U.S. has a lot it can learn from Canada, health care, taking caring of people,” said Butler, who was born in California before moving north. “We’re talking about celebrity stuff, not politics,” interjected Steele. “Congratulations on your MVP.”
  • Peyton Manning Sexual Assault Cover-Up Alleged in New York Daily News Report

    02/13/2016 9:07:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 02/13/2016 | Mike Chiari
    Just one week after Peyton Manning triumphed in Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos quarterback's reputation has been called into question due to his alleged involvement in a sexual assault during his time at the University of Tennessee.According to Shaun King of the New York Daily News, in court documents from 2003 that were recently obtained, it was alleged that in 1996, Manning sexually assaulted Dr. Jamie Naughright, who was serving as the associate athletic trainer for the Volunteers football program. Per the document, which was drafted by Naughright's lawyer, when Naughright was examining Manning's foot for a potential stress fracture, he...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XXVI

    02/13/2016 9:05:36 PM PST · by Windflier · 64 replies
    Free Republic | 13 February 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • Trump Dominates Debate On Twitter

    02/13/2016 9:05:33 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 71 replies ^ | February 13
    The real estate mogul is responsible for 40 percent of the conversation during the CBS debate from Greenville, S.C., according to data obtained from Twitter. Jeb Bush accounted for 20 percent of the conversation, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 14 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at 13 percent, Ben Carson at 8 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) at 5 percent. ... Trump also gained the most Twitter followers of all presidential candidates, followed by Rubio, Kasich, Democratic contender Hillary Clinton who wasn't on stage, and Ted Cruz. ... The top three moments on Twitter all centered...
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/14

    02/13/2016 9:00:04 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 108 replies
    My own workup | 02/14/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided. Thank you. REMEMBER: To find the Caucus thread for the day, Search "Caucus". The South Carolina Primary takes place insix days. Only vote on this thread on: 02/14/2016 another thread will pop up moments before: 02/15/2016Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day. Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be counted. Give it three minutes or so on each end, so...
  • Military Analysis: The Turkish 2nd Army. Invasion Force for Syria?

    02/13/2016 8:57:24 PM PST · by amorphous · 27 replies
    SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | Brian Kalman
    Recent public comments by the Turkish government have hinted at a possible invasion into Syrian territory to “stabilize” the situation and secure Turkey’s national security. Significant clashes between Turkish army and security forces with elements of the YPG and PKK, which have exacted a costly toll on the Kurdish civilian population have been raging in southern Turkey and northern Syria in recent months. Russian satellite surveillance and human intelligence employed by both Russian and Syria in the region have confirmed the build-up of troops and material on the border. It is reasonable to believe that Turkey is preparing to salvage...
  • Was Scalia poisoned ?

    02/13/2016 8:54:46 PM PST · by libh8er · 88 replies
    2.13.2016 | Me
    Why are they in such a hurry to rule "natural causes" as cause of death ? He was fit enough to go on vacation and go hunting until he suddenly complained of not feeling well. And then he wakes up dead in some remote part of the country.
  • (vanity) Will you vote for the Republican nominee if it isn't your first choice candidate?

    02/13/2016 8:50:06 PM PST · by RC one · 128 replies
    2/13/16 | RCone
    Will you vote for the Republican nominee if it isn't your first choice candidate?1.) Yes2.) No3.) Hell yes I will.
  • Donald Trump Will Be G.O.P. Nominee, Students’ Mock Convention Says

    02/13/2016 8:45:38 PM PST · by GilGil · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/13/2016 | Nicholas Fondos
    LEXINGTON, Va. — A gymnasium full of college students here on Saturday did what a former Republican Party chairman, a former vice president and a former speaker of the House who addressed their mock convention would not: predict the Republican nominee for president. And they did so with bravado, perhaps characteristic of their nominee, predicting that Donald J. Trump, the business tycoon who has never held elected office, would win the Republican nomination with more than twice as many delegates as the runner-up, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. For a political culture awash with polls and punditry, the mock convention...
  • Syrian army gains ground around Aleppo, looks to Raqqa

    02/13/2016 8:41:37 PM PST · by Mariner · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13th, 2016 | By Paul Carrel, Shadia Nasralla and Tom Perry
    Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province. International divisions over Syria surfaced anew at a Munich conference where Russia rejected French charges that it was bombing civilians, just a day after world powers agreed on the "cessation of hostilities" due to begin in a week's time. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated accusations that Russia was hitting "legitimate opposition groups" and civilians with its bombing...
  • USAF tactical weapon tests in early 1960s (Film to Video)

    02/13/2016 8:37:58 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 5 replies
    Liveleak ^ | Current | Staff
    SUMMARY: F-100's, F-104's, F-105's and I think there was a B-58 Hustler on the ground near the end. Gatling guns, napalm, missiles, bombs, cannons and JATO assist take-offs also. U.S. Air Force film shows tactical weapons tests against various types of targets using F-100 Super Sabre and other aircraft. Over 100 target complexes were built to simulate enemy positions including anti-aircraft missiles sights similar to those used in Cuba. Tests were also conducted of air to air missiles, air to ground and anti-tank weapons, and bombs. At the 3 minute mark, a radio-controlled drone is destroyed flying at 180 miles...
  • Ted Cruz Fires Back at Marco Rubio in Spanish at Republican Debate

    02/13/2016 8:37:52 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 76 replies
    Time ^ | February 13, 2016 | Maya Rhodan
    The Texas Senator had some words in Spanish for Marco Rubio Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz got into a heated exchange about immigration reform at the Republican presidential debate on Saturday—with Cruz firing back in Spanish in an attempt to get in the last word.Cruz had again accused Rubio of supporting “amnesty” in the U.S. Senate, accusing the junior Senator from Florida of saying so in an interview on the Spanish-language television network Univision.That’s when things got nasty—and bilingual.“I don’t know how he knows what I said on Univision because he doesn’t speak Spanish,” Rubio retorted.Cruz then responded in...
  • Ted Cruz to rally in Florence

    02/13/2016 8:30:30 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies ^ | Feb 13, 2016 5:22 PM PST | Kelly Matter
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Ted Cruz is expected to rally in Florence on February 15, at 6 p.m. According to, Cruz will take the hot seat at 6 p.m. at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology, located at 1951 Pisgah Road. Cruz was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Prior to that he served as the Solicitor General for the state of Texas and practiced law. Cruz spoke at the Springmaid Beach Resort in January and talked on terrorism, "We will not bargain with terrorists, we will not negotiate with terrorists," said Cruz.
  • Nastiest GOP Debate Yet

    02/13/2016 8:29:54 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 213 replies ^ | February 13
    An all-out brawl broke out on Saturday night's debate stage, as the GOP candidates viciously tried to wound each other ahead of next weekend's South Carolina primary. Donald Trump skewered Jeb Bush for standing by his brother and the Iraq War. Bush slammed John Kasich for supporting Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. Marco Rubio and Trump called Ted Cruz a serial liar, and Cruz bit back, retorting that Rubio is weak on undocumented immigrants
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court nomination [email from the democrats]

    02/13/2016 8:29:15 PM PST · by upchuck · 49 replies
    email | Feb 13, 2016 | democrats
    Breaking news from the GOP debate stage: In tonight's debate, the Republican presidential candidates were asked whether or not President Obama should nominate a new justice to the Supreme Court. They said Congress should block, delay, or otherwise refuse to allow the President to fill this vacancy. There's no excuse for this. It's putting partisan politics above the Constitution and the rule of law, and it's appalling to hear from any public official -- let alone someone who thinks he should be the next President of the United States. And they're not alone. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- who...
  • Send in the Clowns – Republican Debate Number 6,790

    02/13/2016 8:27:52 PM PST · by pboyington · 11 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 13, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    What’s a Saturday night without a Republican clown show? The six, count ‘em, six presidential contenders minus Jim Gilmore and Rick Santorum (LOL) were all dressed alike in dark blue suits from the Joseph Bank by one suit, get 500 free sale; complete with blue dress shirts, red ties, and US flag pins you get at the Bob’s Big Boy cash register next to the toothpicks. Trump – El Trumpo came out swinging like Al Capone brandishing a Louisville Slugger at a Cosa Nostra all you can eat buffet dinner. He napalmed Bush 43, blaming W for letting 9-11 happen,...
  • Service Dog Gets Excited When Meeting Pluto at Disneyland, Viral Video Shows

    02/13/2016 8:20:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    In the video, the dog was clearly happy to see his costumed counterpart; during the 15-second clip, he wagged his tail wildly while sniffing the Disney character as the two were face to face, even touching noses at one point. Steinblums explained in a photo comment under the post that she was practicing the "down-stay" command with Ace, who entered his "formal" training at the end of last month. "What you didn't see AFTER the 14-15 seconds video where he settled in a DOWN was his DOWN/STAY for a few minutes while Pluto tried to break his stay," she wrote,...
  • Watch Debate Moderator Attack Ted Cruz Over His CORRECT Scalia Answer (VIDEO)

    02/13/2016 8:15:57 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    RedState ^ | February 13th, 2016 at 09:55 PM | Jay Caruso
    This was amazing. John Dickerson is supposed to be the debate moderator and instead he starts getting into a debate with Ted Cruz regarding the appointment of Supreme Court justices during an election year.Cruz rightly pointed out it’s been precedent for 80 years not to do this. Dickerson then started arguing with Cruz about when Justice Anthony Kennedy was appointed and confirmed. Watch this:WATCH HERE!Dickerson said he wanted to get the “facts” out there. There’s only one problem.Cruz was right. Anthony Kennedy was nominated in November 1987. He was confirmed in 1988.
  • Ted Cruz and Ben Carson: Next president should name Scalia replacement

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