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  • Appeals court rejects key part of Obamacare

    07/22/2014 9:24:46 AM PDT · by KC Burke
    CNN ^ | 22 July 2014 | Bill Mears Tom Cohan
    Washington (CNN) -- The battle over Obamacare took a dramatic turn Tuesday with a federal appeals court rejecting subsidies paid by the government to millions of new enrollees. In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel found the federal money that helped people afford health insurance only could go to those who signed up through exchanges run by states.
  • Congressman Exposes Truth Behind Illegal Kids

    07/22/2014 9:20:23 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    WND ^ | 7/22/14 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – As the only member of Congress to serve in both Vietnam and Iraq, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., knows what a dysfunctional country looks like. He has seen his share of suffering and squalor during 27 years of service in the U.S. Army and National Guard, and after evacuating from the surge in Iraq in 2007 with a neck wound. On Monday, Bentivolio had just returned from a three-day fact-finding trip to Central America to see the source of the immigration crisis for himself. The congressman told WND that conditions in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are certainly not...
  • Melissa Bowerman arrested on sex abuse allegations involving boy, 17, on Madras High track team (OR)

    07/22/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/21/2014 | Margaret Haberman
    Melissa Bowerman, the daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman and head track and field coach at Madras High School, was arrested Monday on sex abuse allegations involving a 17-year-old boy on the team. She was taken to the Jefferson County Jail in Madras on suspicion of second-degree sexual abuse, luring a minor, second-degree online sexual corruption of a child and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor. The first three accusations are felonies and the fourth is a misdemeanor.
  • UN's Ban arrives, says no country would allow rockets to rain down on its cities [Israel and Hamas]

    07/22/2014 9:14:40 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Herb Keinon
    No country would accept rockets raining down on its civilians, and all countries and parties have an international obligation to protect civilians, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Ban, who arrived in Israel as part of his effort – together with US Secretary of State John Kerry – to broker a cease-fire, said at a press conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that the UN position was clear: “We condemn strongly the rocket attacks, and these must stop immediately.” Furthermore, he said, “we condemn the use of civilian sites, schools, hospitals and other civilian facilities for...
  • Dewhurt: One-Fourth Of Illegals Apprehended At Border Have Criminal Records

    07/22/2014 9:13:46 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/21/14 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas--On Monday Texas Governor Rick Perry announced during a press conference that up to 1,000 National Guard troops will be activated along a section of the Texas-Mexico border in an attempt to stop the tidal wave of illegal immigrants entering the U.S. each day. The governor was joined by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, who claimed that unaccompanied minors only make up a "tiny fraction" of the illegals currently entering the nation. A memo, obtained by the Monitor on Sunday, indicated that the National Guard will only be activated in the Rio Grande Sector. Dewhurst said during the press conference,...
  • Bill to Curb “Operation Choke Point” Introduced

    07/22/2014 9:11:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 July 2014 | John Semmens
    Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo) is sponsoring H.R. 4986, the End Operation Choke Point Act of 2014. The bill aims to stem Department of Justice abuse of legitimate businesses. Under Operation Choke Point the DOJ working in concert with the FTC, FDIC, OCC, CFPB, and FBI has been intimidating banks in order to deny these financial resources to targeted commercial operations. While DOJ claims it is merely combating criminal activity, legal, but pariah businesses like firearms vending, marijuana dispensaries and check cashing firms have frequently been shut off from the banking system. The Administration opposes the bill. “Even though some businesses...
  • TN:Another Restaurant Welcomes Armed Citizens

    07/22/2014 9:02:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This sign is posted on three doors of the Shiloh Brew and Chew in Maryville, TN A Tennessee restaurant is welcoming armed citizens.   The decision was made after the owner read about a convenience store manager that was shot after putting up a "No Weapons Allowed" sign, and after she lost business because some customers thought that she did not allow armed citizens inside.   From wbir.com: "They had put up a sign that said 'No Weapons Allowed' and they were robbed at gunpoint two days later. The convenience store manager was shot," said Floyd. "And that got me thinking....
  • Hardline Muslims Tried to Impose Islam in British City's Schools: Government Report

    07/22/2014 9:01:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    LONDON — A British government inquiry has found that hardline Muslims tried to impose an "intolerant and aggressive" Islamic agenda on some schools in the city of Birmingham, including separation of boys and girls in lessons and banning Christmas celebrations. Some of the majority-Moslem schools invited speakers with known extremist views to assemblies and promoted organizations that would be categorized as 'extremist' under government classifications, according to the report by Peter Clarke, former head of London Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command. Hardline Muslims also tried to force schools to install governors and teachers who would support a conservative Islamic religious...
  • Halbig v. Burwell Would Free More Than 57 Million Americans

    07/22/2014 9:01:07 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/21/2014 | Michael F. Cannon
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, often described as the second-highest court in the land, could rule on Halbig v. Burwell as early as tomorrow. Halbig is one of four lawsuits challenging the legality of the health-insurance subsidies the IRS is dispensing in the 36 states that did not establish a health-insurance Exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or “ObamaCare,” and thus have Exchanges established by the federal government. Though the PPACA repeatedly states those subsidies are available only “through an Exchange established by the State,” and there are indications IRS officials knew they...
  • Chinese city sealed off after bubonic plague death

    07/22/2014 9:00:23 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said. The 30,000 residents of Yumen, in the north-western province of Gansu, are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on the perimeter of the city are telling motorists to find alternative routes, China Central Television (CCTV) said. A 38-year-old man died last Wednesday, the report said, after he had been in contact with a dead marmot, a small furry animal related to the squirrel. No further plague cases have been...
  • Delta cancels all Israel flights over missile fear

    07/22/2014 8:58:57 AM PDT · by DFG · 1 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 07/22/2014 | AP
    Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv on Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board. US Airways, which has one daily flight from Philadelphia, canceled that flight Tuesday and the return trip from Tel Aviv. United Airlines, which has two flights daily to Israel out of Newark, N.J., did comment immediately on the status...
  • Britain Announces Inquiry Into Killing of Ex-K.G.B. Officer[Litvinenko]

    07/22/2014 8:58:37 AM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 22 July 2014 | ALAN COWELL
    Almost eight years after Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former K.G.B. officer turned whistle-blower, was poisoned in London with a radioactive isotope, the British authorities announced on Tuesday that a public inquiry would be held into his death, permitting investigators to explore whether Russian leaders ordered the killing. At a time when President Vladimir V. Putin faces mounting Western opprobrium for his support of pro-Russia separatists accused of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine, the announcement from Theresa May, the British home secretary, could be seen by Moscow as a further rebuke. “It is more than seven years...
  • Federal Court Says Obamacare Subsidies Illegal -- what next?

    07/22/2014 8:57:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/14 | Alan Joel
    A federal appeals court handed down a ruling this morning that could be problematic for ObamaCare. As just reported, “A judicial panel in a 2-1 ruling said such subsidies can be granted only to those people who bought insurance in an ObamaCare exchange run by an individual state or the District of Columbia—not on the federally run exchange HealthCare.gov.” You can read the entire appeal here.
  • Price hikes coming for Chipotle, Dunkin' Donuts and The Cheesecake Factory

    07/22/2014 8:54:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Jul 21, 2014 | Amie Winters
    <p>Fast food fans, we've got some bad news. Wholesale prices on a bunch of your favorite food products have seen sharp increases this year. Among those, beef and avocados are through the roof, hitting burrito-makers doubly hard.</p> <p>Because of huge price increases for beef and avocados, Chipotle is raising menu prices for the first time in three years. It's a reality that a lot of restaurants are facing due to rising food prices.</p>
  • It's My Birthday!!!

    07/22/2014 8:51:58 AM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 14 replies
    The Wayback Machine ^ | 7/22/2014 | FP
    Signed up July 22, 1999. Please help me celebrate and take look at the linked postAt the time, it was the second longest thread on FR. The longest was Arthur McGowan's "Please Don't Ping Me." It had 1100 replies. So click the link to see some old friends, many are still here. Unfortunately some have passed on or passed out.
  • Anti-Obama film 'Utopia' going nationwide

    07/22/2014 8:44:15 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    WND ^ | Jerome Corsi
    oel Gilbert’s new documentary feature film “There’s No Place Like Utopia” is advancing to nationwide distribution in August based on strong box office results at its premiere showing over the weekend in Denver. Final results show gross ticket sales of $31,710 for the Friday-through-Sunday showings at the Regal UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX, making it the nation’s highest-grossing movie per screen. Gilbert’s film distributor, Rocky Mountain Pictures, also launched Dinesh D’Souza’s first documentary, “2016: Obama’s America,” in a single-screen premiere in Houston, Texas. On July 13, 2012, D’Souza’s “2016” went nationwide and ultimately played in more than 2,000...
  • MH17 and Moscow’s Magical Mystery Jets

    07/22/2014 8:44:08 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 9 replies
    The Interpreter Magazine ^ | July 22nd 2014 | Mark Galeotti
    MH17 and Moscow’s Magical Mystery Jets By Mark Galeotti After a weekend of virtual silence—while elements of the Russian media tried to fill the infospace with all kinds of lurid and rapidly-debunked rumor and conjecture—Monday saw Moscow hit back at the allegations that Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by separatist rebels with Russian government assistance. Beyond President Putin’s strangely constrained personal statement (not the body language of a man at all comfortable with the situation), a key element were the “ten questions” posed by Lt. Gen. Andrey Kartopolov, chief of the General Staff’s Main Operations Directorate and Lt....
  • Obama’s Law Professor: "I Wouldn’t Bet" on Obamacare Surviving Next Legal Challenge

    07/22/2014 8:42:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 11, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s old Harvard Law professor, Laurence Tribe, said that he “wouldn’t bet the family farm” on Obamacare’s surviving the legal challenges to an IRS rule about who is eligible for subsidies that are currently working their way through the federal courts. “I don’t have a crystal ball,” Tribe told the Fiscal Times. “But I wouldn’t bet the family farm on this coming out in a way that preserves Obamacare.”
  • The Day of the Hawk

    07/22/2014 8:41:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    The bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie was premeditated mass murder. Gadhafi was taking revenge for Reagan's raid on Tripoli in 1986. The downing of KAL 007, flying from Anchorage to Seoul, was mass murder in the second degree. Seeing an aircraft intrude into Russian air space, Soviet officers brutally ordered it shot down. The downing of the Malaysian airliner that took the lives of 298 men, women and children was not deliberate terrorism. No one wanted to massacre those women and children. It was a horrendous military blunder, like the U.S. shoot-down of the Iranian Airbus by the...
  • Opinions from Halbig v. Burrell

    07/22/2014 8:41:02 AM PDT · by gwjack
    Clerk of Court ^ | July 22, 2014 | Circuit Court of D.C.
    As hoosiermama requested, these are the opinions in the Halbig v. Burwell case. http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/10125254D91F8BAC85257D1D004E6176/$file/14-5018-1503850.pdf
  • Why would PPP ask McDaniel voters if they would support CSA in 2nd Civil War?

    07/22/2014 8:39:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/22/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Why would an honest polling company ask Chris McDaniel’s supporters if they favored a second Civil War and if so, which side they would support? These are the questions one has to ask after reading Public Policy Polling’s (PPP) report on its survey of Mississippi voters on the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Thad Cochran and Democrat challenger Travis Childers. What was the purpose of these questions? Who paid them to ask these questions and why? Public Policy Polling (PPP) is a Democrat polling firm based in Raleigh North Carolina. Thad Cochran’s team has strong connections to Democrats; some...
  • Obama's LGBT Order: Here are 2 Things Churches and Christian Non-Profits Should Know

    07/22/2014 8:37:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/22/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity for federal contractors. What does this mean for Christian organizations that remain faithful to the biblical teaching on homosexual behavior? Here are two main points that those groups need to be aware of: First, the order only applies to government contractors and sub-contractors, it does not apply to groups that receive government grants. Most religious non-profits that provide services for the government do so through a government grant. They would not be affected. A grant recipient is awarded money for general purpose,...
  • Is There a Russian Conscience? A European?

    07/22/2014 8:35:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    When I was a graduate student at Columbia University's Russian Institute, there was a great debate: Was the communist Soviet Union an organic Russian development or was it largely a cancer imposed on it? Those who held the organic view argued that the change from czar to commissar was only one of degree. Both were tyrannies, the latter more tyrannical than the former. I agreed with the second view, that communism was something radically new, not a logical, let alone inevitable, Russian path. The czars were autocrats, not genocidal totalitarians. I have to admit that in recent years, I...
  • Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash - Moscow

    07/22/2014 8:34:48 AM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    “A Ukraine Air Force military jet was detected gaining height, it’s distance from the Malaysian Boeing was 3 to 5km,” said the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the HQ of Russia’s military forces, Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov speaking at a media conference in Moscow on Monday. “[We] would like to get an explanation as to why the military jet was flying along a civil aviation corridor at almost the same time and at the same level as a passenger plane,” he stated. The presence of the Ukrainian military jet can be confirmed by video shots made by the Rostov...
  • Quebec man arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle wife into US near Jackman

    07/22/2014 8:31:48 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 11 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | July 21, 2014 | Dawn Gagnon
    Bangor Daily News Quebec man arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle wife into US near JackmanBy Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff Posted July 21, 2014, at 8:14 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — A Quebec man who was arrested last week after allegedly attempting to smuggle his wife into the country made his initial court appearance Monday at U.S. District Court in Bangor. Pierre Poulin, 40, of St. Martin, Quebec, is charged with encouraging and inducing illegal entry into the U.S., a federal offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. He is being held...
  • White Flags Replace American Flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:27:53 AM PDT · by cocomac · 28 replies
    DNA Info ^ | 7/22/14
    MANHATTAN — American flags were removed from atop the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers Tuesday morning and replaced by white flags, sources said. Police, including the NYPD's counter terrorism and intelligence divisions, were checking surveillance footage from the bridge after images of the white flags hit social media about 7 a.m., sources said. "Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?" City Council member Mark Weprin tweeted at 9:34 a.m. It was not immediately clear how the white flags, which are usually a military symbol for surrender, got there. Witnesses reported seeing NYPD counter terrorism officers heading up...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/22/2014 8:27:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 22 (NKJV) The Value of a Good Name 01 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, 00 Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 02 The rich and the poor have this in common, 00 The LORD is the maker of them all. 03 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, 00 But the simple pass on and are punished. 04 By humility and the fear of the LORD 00 Are riches and honor and life. 05 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; 00 He who guards his soul...
  • Is We're the Millers perhaps the funniest film ever made?

    07/22/2014 8:27:28 AM PDT · by mylife · 59 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/22/14 | youtube
    I know this is a movie about bad behavior but it seems to redeem bad actors. I heehawed my but off. What do you all think of the film?
  • ISIL Spearheads Worldwide War On Christians

    07/22/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 22, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The fanatical Islamist group torches an 1,800-year-old church built before the founding of Islam and forces the Christian residents of Mosul to convert, pay a tax, leave or face execution. This is what the West faces. 'From Boston to Zanzibar, there's a worldwide war on Christianity," Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said at the Values Voters Summit last October, an annual conservative gathering. The number and intensity of attacks was so great, he said, that it's "almost as if we lived in the Middle Ages." That was an era when the swords of Islam had conquered much...
  • GLAAD Study Finds Lack Of LGBT Images, Offensive Content In Films From 7 Studios

    07/22/2014 8:24:28 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    GLAAD’s has released its second annual Studio Responsibility Index that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios during the 2013 calendar year: 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Sony Columbia, Universal Pictures, The Walt Disney Studios and Warner Brothers. GLAAD found that of the 102 releases from the major studios in 2013, 17 of them included characters identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. It found that the majority of these characters were minor roles or cameos, and that many of these were outright defamatory representations in...
  • A Day on the Border

    07/22/2014 8:23:03 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/22/14 | Elise Cooper
    American Thinker received a phone call from an irate Arizona rancher, Kelly, who emphatically stated that she is direct proof that Harry Reid is wrong: the border is not secure. Her story is heartwrenching, scary, and eye opening. Americans need to understand that the statements of the Democrats and the Obama administration regarding the border are completely false. It is bad enough that, because of the president’s direct comments and executive actions, thousands of Central American children have been sent to this country, traveling through a porous border. But after reading Kelly’s harrowing encounter below, Americans should be aware that...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: KOIMESIS, 07-22-14

    07/22/2014 8:22:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 07-22-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at randomKOIMESIS The feast of the "Falling Asleep" of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or Mary's Dormition, as celebrated in the Byzantine Liturgy. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Delta suspends flights to and from Tel Aviv

    07/22/2014 8:19:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 22, 2014 | By Steve Goldstein
    Delta Air Lines said it's suspending flights to and from Tel Aviv, citing security reasons. The airline noted that Delta flight 468, a Boeing 747 from JFK with 273 passengers and 17 crew, diverted to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Tuesday after reports of a rocket or associated debris near the airport in Tel Aviv.
  • Why Boeing's Design For A 747 Full Of Cruise Missiles Makes Total Sense

    07/22/2014 8:19:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 07/20/2014 | Patrick George
    From Foxtrot Alpha: After the Carter Administration's cancellation of the B-1A program due to fiscal concerns, the rise of air-launched cruise missiles and the possibility of developing a stealth bomber, Boeing put forward a low-risk, relatively cheap, cruise missile delivery vehicle alternative based on the mighty 747. It was called the Cruise Missile Carrier Aircraft, or CMCA for short. The idea was relatively simple, turn the premier long-range commercial hauler into an arsenal ship capable of carrying between 50 and 100 air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs). At the time the AGM-86 air-launched cruise missile was all the rage (it is still...
  • Mysterious White Flags Fly Over Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 7/22/14 | By JOSH MARGOLIN (@JoshMargolin) , MARK CRUDELE, and COLLEEN CURRY
    The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there.... It is unclear why they are there and who put them there, authorities said.
  • Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    07/22/2014 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014 4:48 AM EDT
    Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip. At the start of a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri said he planned to work with U.S. and other world leaders “to not only resolve this issue but also to set in motion once again the peace process that Secretary Kerry has been so actively involved in so as to end this ongoing conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis.”...
  • (Florida) Rep. David Jolly backs same-sex marriage ruling

    07/22/2014 8:12:29 AM PDT · by rarestia · 16 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Staff
    U.S. Rep. David Jolly said Monday he supports the recent decision striking down a Florida gay marriage ban. A Republican, Jolly said that while he believes in traditional marriage because of his Christian faith, he also thinks government should support gay marriage. In an interview with partner newspaper the Tampa Bay Times, Jolly (R-Indian Shores) described himself as "a 41-year-old less-government conservative," and said same-sex marriage is "an issue of less government and personal liberty." During a Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 televised campaign debate earlier this year, Jolly was asked about the issue and said, "I believe God saw...
  • No More Aid to the Palestinian Authority

    07/22/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    The anti-Semitic "tradition" of blaming Jews for the world's problems mostly took a temporary back seat in light of the indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas. Major newspaper editorials condemned Hamas, but their condemnation was hedged by calls for "restraint" on "both sides" and "proportionality" in Israel's response to the attacks. There is little or no mention of Hamas' directive to ignore Israel's warning to leave homes in areas where the rockets have been placed among civilians. The Hamas strategy is to parade the bodies of the dead before TV cameras to demonstrate Israel's "cruelty"...
  • When is Contraception Abortifacient? Speak Precisely.

    07/22/2014 8:07:10 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Life Training Institute Blog ^ | January 22, 2014 | Rich Poupard
    When is Contraception Abortifacient? Speak Precisely. Life Training Institute Blog lti-blog.blogspot.com/2014/01/be-careful-out-there-when-discussion.htmlBe Careful Out There (When Discussing Emergency Contraception) by Serge (Rich Poupard) | January 22, 2014From “6 Resources on Whether or Not Birth Control Pills Cause Abortions“ It is very important when discussing important and controversial issues to do everything in our power to find the truth and not overstate the evidence that we have supporting our conclusions.This can be challenging when dealing with an issue such as emergency contraception, where the data and evidence is frequently either missing, confusing, or difficult to understand.To this point, I believe that the...
  • Hillary's silence is deafening

    07/22/2014 8:06:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    You can’t exactly accuse someone who just finished a book tour of hiding, but Hillary Clinton certainly is ducking a lot of questions. And that’s understandable, because she would have a lot of problems coming up with answers that wouldn’t hurt her prospects for the presidency. At the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin notes: Maggie Haberman of Politico confirms first that Hillary Clinton is entirely inaccessible to the media and second that none of those denied access thought it important to let the public know Clinton is hiding from questions. Haberman observed, “What has been really striking about Hillary Clinton’s book...
  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    07/22/2014 8:03:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014 9:07 AM EDT
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure. …
  • Ball State Bonanza

    07/22/2014 8:03:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 21, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    Bureaucratic ineptitude is nothing new to the American public (as well as the readership of AIA). It becomes almost invariably more difficult for an agency or institution to function smoothly once it reaches a certain size; unable to effectively conduct oversight of itself, expansive bureaucracy faces the constant nagging threat that some low or mid-level official will engage in unchecked and unmonitored behavior that could inflict serious institutional damage. ball state university This was the case at Ball State University, a public institution located in Muncie, Indiana. Ball State maintains that its “investments are preparing bright students to take advantage...
  • 2700 jobs lost at the Fort ... the real story

    07/22/2014 8:02:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies
    <p>You may have heard talk recently of Fort Huachuca potentially losing 2,700 jobs. There's a lot of confusion and some misinformation floating around on exactly what that means. I'll try to clear some of that up.</p> <p>Perhaps most importantly, this isn't just about Fort Huachuca. Rather, the potential loss of 2,700 jobs (actually, 2,739, which includes 1,726 permanent party soldiers and 1,013 Army civilians) is part of the larger Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. The realignment considers huge force reductions at 30 installations Army-wide between 2015 and 2020.</p>
  • ISIS Plundered Assyrians As They Fled Mosul; Families March 42 Miles

    07/22/2014 8:02:06 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    (AINA) -- More than 200 Assyrian families fled in panic from Mosul on July 17 and 18 as the ISIS deadline for converting to Islam approached (AINA 2014-07-20). ISIS had issued a statement asking all Christians in Mosul to convert to Islam, pay the jizya, the poll tax on Christians, or face the sword. ISIS gave July 19 as the deadline to comply with its demands. Most Assyrians of Mosul responded by fleeing the city. ISIS setup checkpoints at the Araby and Shallalat neighborhoods (AlSada and Biawaizah) and robbed and plundered Assyrians who were fleeing the city. ISIS took money...
  • True Life never a Hollywood script

    07/22/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/14 | Judi McLeod
    You can edge your way out of Obama’s silly cow script by recognizing that his war is largely based on the big talk of endless, going-nowhere rhetoric. The rhetoric of lecturing an under-duress Israel, a patently useless Obama rhetoric that will never stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from defending his own country; the Obama rhetoric of naming the over flooding of the southern US border with illegal aliens as a ‘humanitarian crisis’, without mention that it was a crisis that originates with him; the rhetoric of throwing a safety net via executive order for the protection of all LGBTs that...
  • White flags flying from Brooklyn Bridge, cops probe breach ( NYC )

    07/22/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said. The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers. ... The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit will is replacing the white flags with American flags as they set up a crime scene
  • Trojan Horse Report Finds 'Determined Effort' To Implement Radical Islam In School ( UK )

    07/22/2014 7:43:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | Andre Walker
    A report into the so-called Trojan Horse plot to takeover schools in Birmingham has found a "determined effort" to implement radical Islam. The comments came from the newly appointed Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, who made a statement on the subject in the House of Commons today. The review was ordered by the Morgan's predecessor Michael Gove, following reports that as many as twenty-five Birmingham schools had been the subject of takeovers. In each case, the governing bodies were infiltrated by radicals who then set about pushing out moderate teachers and implementing radical Islam. Today's report makes clear that the allegations...
  • 97-year-old ukulele player evicted from retirement home

    07/22/2014 7:42:43 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 24 replies
    ktvu.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rob Roth
    97-year-old ukulele player evicted from retirement home By Rob Roth KTVU.com NAPA, Calif. — Ninety-seven-year-old Jim Farrell likes to sing and play his ukulele. He says he's a veteran of three wars. But most recently he’s found himself homeless. He had been living independently at the Redwood Retirement Residence in Napa, until eleven days ago, when he was ordered to leave. He says he was told he wasn't keeping his room clean enough. So when the residence charged him a $1500 cleaning bill, Farrell says he couldn't afford the next month's rent. He had to go. "Absolutely devastating. Devastating. Horrible,"...
  • Federals Appeals Court Delivers Serious Setback To Obama Health Care Law

    07/22/2014 7:40:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal appeals court delivers serious setback to Obama health care law .
  • Do Blacks Need Favors?

    07/22/2014 7:40:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | July 22, 2014 | By Walter Williams
    Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated. During the act’s legislative debate, then-Sen. Hubert Humphrey, responding to predictions, promised, “I’ll eat my hat if this leads to racial quotas.” I don’t know whether Humphrey got around to keeping his promise, but here’s my question: Is it within the capacity of black Americans to make it in this society without the special favors variously called racial preferences, quotas, affirmative action and race-sensitive policies? What might a “yes” answer to that question assume and imply about blacks? Likewise, what would a “no” answer assume and imply?...