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  • Swiss extradite French teenager trying to get to Syria

    05/23/2015 8:39:52 AM PDT · by bob_denard
    The Sun Daily ^ | Last updated on 23 May 2015 - 01:49pm | The Sun Daily
    GENEVA: Switzerland has extradited a French teenager who was trying to reach Syria for a second time since March, the justice ministry said Friday. The 18-year-old was sent back to France on Thursday following a demand from French authorities, the ministry said. He had been arrested on May 14. The Tribune de Geneve newspaper said the teenager left Geneva on May 12 for Istanbul in a second attempt to go on to Syria. The following day, France issued an international warrant for his arrest.He was sent back to Switzerland on May 14 and arrested. He had tried to travel to...
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's git 'er done!! [FReepathon LIII]

    05/23/2015 8:33:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2 replies
    Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's git 'er done!! If you have not yet made your donation, please do it today. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak...
  • The Curious Myth of Hillary Clinton's Senate Effectiveness (Hussein was empty suit in 2008)

    05/23/2015 8:32:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2/02/08 | Adam Hanft
    Frankly, I'm tired of listening to Senator Clinton portray herself as being in the solutions business -- as boasting a nice, fat resume of accomplishments -- while mocking Barack Obama for being a rhetorical empty suit. Is she truly a beacon of experience? Because I couldn't think of a single piece of legislation that has her name stuck proudly on the front of it, no equivalent of McCain-Feingold, for example, I headed straight for her campaign website to see what glorious aspects of her vaunted experience I was missing. Actually, I was missing nothing. There is not one single example...
  • Atheist group: Court martial USAF general for sharing faith

    05/23/2015 8:31:37 AM PDT · by shove_it · 1 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | May 22, 2015 | Chad Groening
    An anti-Christian zealot is calling for the court martial of an Air Force general for publicly giving his Christian testimony while in uniform. In a speech at the National Day of Prayer Task Force event earlier this month, Major General Craig Olson credited God for his accomplishments in the military, and referred to himself as a "redeemed believer in Christ." But the Air Force Times reports that Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has taken issue with Olsen's remarks. Weinstein has called for him to be severely punished. “[Major General Craig Olson must be court martialed] aggressively...
  • Murph: The Protector 2013 Documentary Full Movie [youtube link]

    05/23/2015 8:27:20 AM PDT · by FlJoePa
    youtube ^ | 5-21-15 | Lt. Michael Murphy
    Same youtube link here
  • Necessity of Mass

    05/23/2015 8:22:47 AM PDT · by Salvation
    OSV.com ^ | 05-20-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Necessity of Mass While the faithful are obligated to attend Mass, the compulsion to do so shouldn’t take away the joy Msgr. Charles Pope OSV Newsweekly5/20/2015 Question: I wonder if the blessing of attending Mass would be greater if we didn’t compel Catholics to attend. Further, keeping the Lord’s Day holy is about 24 hours, not just one hour.— William Bandle, Manchester, MissouriAnswer: I am not sure on what basis you say blessings would be greater. Perhaps you mean that someone who joyfully attends Mass enhances both the experience of the one who attends and the communal experience of...
  • US suffering from massive equality of rich and poor(read header carefully!)

    05/23/2015 8:15:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Newsmachete
    Propaganda is about telling a good story. So when the media wants to tell a story of how the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, they ignore inconvenient facts, such as the value of the various federal, state, and local transfer payments as well as the value of charitable contributions from private groups such as soup kitchens. That would interfere with the story that is needed to justify higher taxes and higher spending.
  • The ‘Francis effect’ is silencing Catholic bishops, priests, and laity [Catholic Caucus]

    05/23/2015 8:15:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Life Site News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Fr. Linus Clovis
    Editor’s note: Father Linus Clovis of Saint Lucia gave the following address at the Rome Life Forum on May 9, 2015. May 22, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A crisis is a time of intense difficulty or danger. Medically, it is the turning point of a disease when an important change takes place, indicating either recovery or death. Bishop Athanasius Schneider has identified four great crises in the Church: Arianism, the Western Schism, the Reformation and Modernism. This last, which the Church has been fighting for well over a century, has managed to get a stranglehold on the Church ever since the...
  • City orders Sharpton’s daughter to save incriminating hiking pics

    05/23/2015 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 23, 2015 | Julia Marsh
    City lawyers warned Dominique Sharpton not to delete Instagram photos like this one atop an Indonesian mountain — where she trekked while claiming in a lawsuit that she has “permanent” ­injuries. The city Law Department sent Rev. Al’s daughter a letter telling her to preserve all of the damning evidence that she posted on her ­social-media accounts. The warning comes after The Post revealed that Dominique Sharpton has been globe-trotting despite her May 7 suit that says she will never fully recover from a sprained ankle she suffered on an uneven Soho street.
  • The Clinton team praises Monica Langley [WSJ "Journalist" Wants to Sit on Hillary's Lap. No Joke]

    05/23/2015 8:12:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/22/15 | Dylan Byers
    From the newly released batch of Hillary Clinton emails, here is correspondence from Oct. 11, 2012... HRC. Monica, have a seat ::HRC motions toward a chair situated an appropriate distance from her preferred spot on the couch:: Monica: ll!!Sure!!! ::Monica proceeds to drag her chair within inches of the Secretary --leaning in even further:: Interview proceeds... and about midway. Monica: Oh Hillary...2016 '16 '16 ::Monica grabs HRO's knee:: HRC laughs awkwardly — glances at Philippe Monica: ::leaning in further:: Oh Hillary...what do you eat? drink? dream about when you sleep? ::Monica again touches HRC's leg:: ::Everybody laughs awkwardly — Philippe...
  • Newly Released Emails Cast Doubt on Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Claims

    05/23/2015 8:12:26 AM PDT · by upchuck · 6 replies
    daily signal ^ | May 22, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Newly reported emails indicate Hillary Clinton was personally made aware of security dangers in the months leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya. That’s according to the House Benghazi Committee, which has obtained 300 long-sought emails from the State Department among tens of thousands under subpoena. The Benghazi Committee says there are a number of emails in which State Department personnel specifically passed along security issues to Clinton in 2011 and 2012 before the attacks. An August 2012 email to then-Secretary of State Clinton from one of her top aides, Jake Sullivan,...
  • How Satya Nadella has changed Microsoft

    05/23/2015 8:07:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 1 replies
    Times of India ^ | May 4, 2015 | Nick Wingfield
    Last June, in the basement of the Microsoft visitor center in Redmond, Washington, Todd Holmdahl, a Microsoft hardware guru, and others nervously walked Satya Nadella, the new chief executive, through a demonstration of a secret project. More than a hundred people had toiled for several years on the ambitious effort, which would eventually be called HoloLens. At the time, the HoloLens headset was a clunky web of straps, wires and electronics. But it was able to project images onto lenses in front of people's eyes, adding virtual landscapes and objects on top of the view of the natural world. The...
  • Why Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella doesn't really worry about revenue (interesting)

    05/23/2015 8:02:38 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Matt Weinberger
    What do Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and your average Silicon Valley startup founder have in common? Simple: Both of them are more interested in a lot of people using their products than they are in chasing after revenue. That's according to Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson, who reported to Nadella for three years when he served as president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Division before becoming CEO in 2014. "Revenue is a lagging indicator, usage is a leading indicator," Nadella likes to say, according to Anderson. Which is to say that if Microsoft does have a new attitude, it's...
  • Coldplay's Game of Thrones: The Musical (Full 12-minute version)

    05/23/2015 8:00:43 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | Coldplay
    It is to LOL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs7xO5P3Az4
  • Memorial Day

    05/23/2015 8:00:30 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | May 23, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Far too many people are indifferent to the meaning of Memorial Day, thinking of it as just a long weekend or official start of summer. There are cook-outs and family get-togethers but the only mention of the Memorial Day weekend is in store ads. Brass bands and ceremonies are performing to dwindling crowds. Americans have forgotten the sacrifices of those who perished to preserve their security, peace and freedom. What a tragedy that today so many citizens are willing to surrender these irreplaceable treasures to an American Idol tyrant. Memorial Day should never be confused with Veterans Day. On Memorial...
  • Krugman Proves He’s Super Smart By Doctoring A Chart (So It Agrees With Him)

    05/23/2015 7:59:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | may 22, 2015 | Peter fricke
    Liberal economist Paul Krugman appears to have cherry-picked data to support his belief in the Federal Reserve’s ability to stabilize the economy. In a recent column responding to another economist, Krugman included a chart purporting to show that central bank interest rates have a significant effect on long-term investments. Yet in a post for the Pragmatic Capitalism blog, entrepreneur and financial expert Cullen Roche asserts that Krugman “decided to remove 20 years worth of data because it fit his argument better.” And it appears to check out.
  • No Progress Since the War on Poverty Began Half a Century Ago

    05/23/2015 7:59:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Christopher Carson
    Eleven days ago, President Obama took the opportunity at Georgetown University to defend the government’s 50-year experiment in anti-poverty welfare programs. The president claimed: It is a mistake for us to suggest that somehow every effort we make has failed and we are powerless to address poverty. That’s just not true. First of all, just in absolute terms, the poverty rate, when you take into account tax and transfer programs, has been reduced about 40 percent since 1967.
  • Doubts: Man convicted of killing Washington DC intern Chandra Levy getting new trial

    05/23/2015 7:52:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2015
    A man convicted of killing Washington DC intern Chandra Levy fourteen years ago is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the 'interests of justice' would best be served by one. On Friday, after more than a year of sporadic hearings and legal wrangling, government attorneys made a stunning legal decision and withdrew their opposition to a new trial for El Salvador native Ingmar Guandique, 33. In a four-page motion, they told a judge they were preparing to retry him after doubts have emerged about the testimony of his one-time cellmate. Guandique's attorneys had previously...
  • Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution'

    05/23/2015 7:42:35 AM PDT · by NRx · 23 replies
    Rueters ^ | 05-23-2015 | Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries
    Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday. Final results were not expected until later in the day, but ministers predicted Ireland had become the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a popular vote by a margin of around two-to-one, just two decades after it decriminalized homosexuality.
  • Marques Haynes, legendary Harlem Globetrotters star and Basketball Hall of Famer, dead at 89

    05/23/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    AP via NY Daily News ^ | 05/22/2015 | staff
    Marques Haynes, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters showman often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died. He was 89. He died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes, the Globetrotters said. CEO Kurt Schneider said “basketball has lost one of its most iconic figures.” Haynes made the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998, the first Globetrotter to be so honored. He had two stints with the touring team — from 1947-53 and 1972-79.
  • Robotic arm precisely controlled by thought (amazing stuff)

    05/23/2015 7:40:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    Paralyzed from the neck down, Erik G. Sorto now can smoothly move a robotic arm just by thinking about it, thanks to a clinical collaboration between Caltech, Keck Medicine of USC and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Previous neural prosthetic devices, such as Braingate, were implanted in the motor cortex, resulting in delayed, jerky movements. The new device was implanted in the posterior parietal cortex (PPC), a part of the brain that controls the intent to move, not the movement directly. That makes Sorto, who has been paralyzed for over 10 years, the first quadriplegic person in the world...
  • Armed Atlanta man to alleged attempted carjacker

    05/23/2015 7:36:00 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Daily News ^ | 05/22/2015 | NICOLE HENSLEY
    --snip-- The alleged car jacking attempt failed to amount to anything because Fannin pulled out a gun and ordered him out, the aftermath of which is now shown in a witness video of the encounter between Edgar Horn. Fannin kept his cool while keeping the 61-year-old suspect, Horn, on the ground at gunpoint, the video obtained by WSB-TV shows. He also had plenty of time to lecture Horn about nearly becoming a victim as a team of police officers arrived.
  • Ireland has said 'yes' to gay marriage and 'no' to Catholicism

    05/23/2015 7:35:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05-23-2015 | Tim Stanley
    ...It used to be that Irishness was defined by affection for the Catholic Church and resistance to European liberal trends. So stubborn was this identity that the country took longer than the rest of Western Europe to embrace secularism. But the paedophile revelations of the 1990s rightly rocked faith in the Church as an institution, while a series of recent scandals shook faith in its actual theology. The latter set of outrages were, frankly, distortions of the facts. It was wrongly claimed that a woman had been allowed to die because Catholic doctors would not give her a life saving...
  • Squid 'Sees' with Its Skin (No Eyes Needed)

    05/23/2015 7:30:50 AM PDT · by dila813 · 9 replies
    Yahoo Live Science ^ | Today | Stephanie Pappas
    Squid, cuttlefish and octopuses are masters of camouflage, capable of changing their skin colors and patterns in the blink of an eye. And they may not even need their eyes to do it. Two new studies, published this week in the Journal of Experimental Biology, find that cephalopod skin is chock-full of light-sensing cells typically found in eyes that help them "see." The cells likely send signals to alter skin coloration without involving the central nervous system, the researchers said.
  • Hostess's Revival: What Can Happen When You're Allowed to Start Fresh(zinger alert!)

    05/23/2015 7:30:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/22/2015 | Tom Blumer
    Because it received no national press coverage despite affecting workers in 48 states, very few people know that the Department of Labor decided after Hostess's implosion that the company's 18,000 affected workers would be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance. That's supposed to happen when workers lose their jobs because of imports, not because they walked away from their jobs and took their employer down with them. At the time, I estimated the taxpayer costs involved at about $800 million. A February 2012 Investor's Business Daily editorial accurately described the government's decision as "a reward for those who refuse to negotiate,...
  • Michael Sam signs with CFL's Montreal Alouettes

    05/23/2015 7:25:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Former Missouri star Michael Sam, who became the first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL in 2014, signed a two-year deal with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes, the team announced Friday
  • Live coverage: Verdict reached in trial of Cleveland officer Michael Brelo (Riot watch)

    05/23/2015 7:21:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 28 replies
    Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | May 23 2015 | JEN STEER AND DARCIE LORENO,
    Officer Michael Brelo is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30. Closing arguments in the month-long trial were presented on May 5 and Judge O’Donnell was left to deliberate. If convicted, Brelo, 31, faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison. On Nov. 29, 2012, Cleveland Police Officer Vasile Nan thought he heard a gunshot while he was outside of his cruiser on St. Clair Avenue near the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, and pursued a blue car. The resulting police chase lasted 22 minutes, and involved more than...
  • Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy

    05/23/2015 7:20:57 AM PDT · by dila813 · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Today | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn't worked out that way. The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January-March quarter and may barely grow for the first half of 2015 — thanks in part to sharp cuts in energy drilling. And despite their savings at the gas pump, consumers have slowed rather than increased their spending.
  • Obama Admin. Releases 2,300 Regs Before Memorial Day Weekend

    05/23/2015 7:10:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    newsmx ^ | May 22, 2015 | Courtney Coren
    The Obama administration released its spring regulatory agenda Friday, including its costliest regulation to date, just as Americans are getting ready to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend. The Spring 2015 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan includes more than 2,300 regulations that are in a variety of phases and also includes the administration's plans for implementing the various regulations going forward, The Daily Caller is reporting. This is not the first time the Obama administration has released its regulatory agenda right before a major holiday, when such things might go unnoticed. In 2014, the fall regulatory agenda was released right...
  • Ana Marie Cox Calls Sidney Blumenthal 'Kind of a Scumbag'

    05/23/2015 7:05:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ana Marie Cox remains a committed liberal, her Christian coming out, as she described it, notwithstanding. Even so, she had a raw truth-telling moment this morning that will not please Hillary fans. On Steve Kornacki's MSNBC show, Cox declared that close Hillary associate and informal foreign policy adviser Sidney Blumenthal is "kind of a scumbag." A scandalized Kornacki quickly interjected "that's your characterization!" and a guest from the leftist Guardian dismissed the Hillary-Sidney connection as a campaign issue. View the video here.
  • Mexican official: About 40 dead in cartel shootout

    05/23/2015 6:59:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | unknown
    About 40 people were killed in large-scale firefight Friday between law enforcement and criminal suspects in western Mexico, a Mexican official said. Almost all the dead were suspected criminals, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. The gunbattle happened in an area between Michoacan and Jalisco states that is known as a stronghold of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel, which has mounted several large-scale attacks on federal and state forces in recent weeks. A federal police official said the country’s top security officials were en route to...
  • OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SCALING BACK ELECTRIC CAR GOALS

    05/23/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    Auto World ^ | 5-22-15 | Jeff Jablanski
    President Barack Obama has adjusted his goal of having 1 million plug-in vehicles on the road by this year's end, much to the disappointment of many electric vehicle enthusiasts. The change of heart comes six years after Obama signed an executive order mandating electric cars with the intent of the government buying 1 million EVs by 2015, according to Bloomberg. However, the president scaled back this objective in March, due to sales and government purchases not meeting expectations. The decline in consumer interest in electric vehicles, which lack the infrastructure that gasoline-powered vehicles have, played a significant role. U.S. consumers...
  • Country music legend: Islamists always provoked

    05/23/2015 6:46:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    ....longtime country music icon and frequent political commentator Charlie Daniels said such criticisms were missing the point. “Is America to walk on egg shells in practicing our constitutional rights from now on, observing strict rules of political correctness in a fruitless effort to placate the sensibilities of people who hack the heads off Christians and kidnap children for sex slaves?” he wrote in a commentary on his band’s website. “No other group in the history of America has been granted immunity from criticism or even ridicule for that matter, and one has to look no farther than the TV shows...
  • McConnell's Patriot Act Plot Veers Off Script

    05/23/2015 6:44:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Sarah Mimms
    All Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted was a quick extension of the Patriot Act and then a vacation. Early Saturday morning, his plans for a two-month extension quickly dwindled to a week-long extension, then a four-day extension, then a two-day extension, then a one-day extension. Each time, McConnell was rebuffed by a small coterie led by Sen. Rand Paul, his home state colleague, a close ally and friend, not to mention his choice for the 2016 presidential nomination. Call it the Bluegrass State brawl. The all-out legislative fight capped off the end of a strange session for McConnell, when...
  • Robots master skills with ‘deep learning’ technique

    05/23/2015 6:41:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    UC Berkeley researchers have developed new algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks by trial and error, using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn. They demonstrated their technique, a type of reinforcement learning, by having a robot complete various tasks — putting a clothes hanger on a rack, assembling a toy plane, screwing a cap on a water bottle, and more — without pre-programmed details about its surroundings. A new AI approach “What we’re reporting on here is a new approach to empowering a robot to learn,” said Professor Pieter Abbeel of UC Berkeley’s Department...
  • Republicans lose faith in party leadership

    05/23/2015 6:40:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    gopusa.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Jeff Crouere
    A new Pew Research Center poll shows that America is unhappy with the GOP led Congress. In fact, Americans are disgusted as Republican congressional leaders only registered a 22% overall approval rating. What is especially significant is that the poll shows this anger is bi-partisan. Only 41% of Republicans approve of the performance of the GOP congressional leadership. This is much lower than the 60% approval rating GOP leaders received in 2011 and the 78% approval rating they received from Republicans in 1995, months after the party took control of Congress for the first time in 40 years. There is...
  • Why that Gay Marriage Study Was Faked

    05/23/2015 6:36:56 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 5-22-15 | Ian Tuttle
    The health of a democratic polity depends in no small part on the generousness of its civic discourse — that is, opposing sides ought to give one another the benefit of the doubt. If same-sex marriage proponents allowed that same-sex marriage opponents might, just might, be motivated by something other than animal hatred, we might be able to reach solutions that balance the competing interests unavoidably present in any political body. But our discourse is growing increasingly ungenerous. We ought not be surprised when the result is less debate and more dishonesty and coercion. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/418811/why-gay-marriage-study-was-faked-and-why-we-should-expect-more-it-ian-tuttle
  • EPA Plan to Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock

    05/23/2015 6:36:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Phil Kerpen
    The EPA proposal to impose a de facto ban on new coal-fired power plants received more than two million comments from the public - but it looks like it was just one five-page comment from the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) that sent EPA scrambling back to the drawing board. The draft rule mandated the use of so-called carbon capture and storage, a technology that would inject carbon dioxide underground but which has so far proved to be little more than a white elephant experiment. To mandate this technology, the law required the EPA to prove it...
  • Meet the Whore family: from Whore Island!

    05/23/2015 6:34:55 AM PDT · by safetysign · 7 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 05/22/2015 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    The Clinton Foundation said Thursday it received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from foreign sources, universities, large corporations. South Korea, Thailand and Nigeria. Etc. This after “forgetting” to disclose 1,100 foreign donors. This after the Clinton Foundation failed to report $$tens of millions in foreign donations on their taxes, forcing them to refile at least five years’ worth of returns. I’m sure the IRS is cool with that – after all, they don’t have “Tea Party”, “Conservative” , “Christian” or “Palin” in the name of their organization – Friend me on Facebook – no one turned...
  • McConnell's floor strategy backfires

    05/23/2015 6:34:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/22/15 | Burgess Everett
    Mitch McConnell tried to use a time-tested tactic to break his fellow senators’ will and get what he wants: the threat of missing their vacation after a grueling, six-week work period. It didn’t work. The majority leader prioritized a fast-track trade bill over renewing three key PATRIOT Act provisions that expire on May 31. McConnell got the trade bill through on Friday evening, but his attempts to exhaust his colleagues and jam through a clean extension of surveillance laws blew apart just after 1 a.m. Saturday. A trio of libertarian-leaning senators objected to McConnell’s attempts to offer even a two-day...
  • American Conservative Union Slams McCain For Selectively Citing Ratings To Make Himself Look Better

    05/23/2015 6:29:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Michelle Moons
    Sen. John McCain’s campaign team is getting called out by the very organization whose rating it cited on Twitter. Team McCain advertised his 91 percent rating in 2014 from conservative group ACU as the Washington insider heads into a tough 2016 campaign season. What it doesn’t mention is his abysmal 2013 rating of 52 percent or his history of higher ratings going into re-election fights. The American Conservative Union (ACU), host of the hugely popular Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC), rates Congressional officeholders year over year. McCain’s lifetime ACU based on 32 years in office is 82.13 percent. Looking back...
  • Does colour only exist in our brain? Book argues it is simply a construct of the mind

    05/23/2015 6:28:43 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Roses aren't red and violets aren't blue. At least that's the premise of a new book, 'Outside Color', which puts forward the debate that colour is, in fact, an illusion. Author Dr Mazviita Chirimuuta uses the book to explore the historical debates that suggest colour doesn't exist - at least not in the literal sense. Light, however, does exist, and it's the mind that transforms that light into colour. 'Of all the properties that objects appear to have,'writes the University of Pittsburgh professor, 'colour hovers uneasily between the subjective world of sensation and the objective world of fact.' Optical illusions,...
  • Maryland woman found pushing dead 3-year-old son in swing

    05/23/2015 6:26:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | May 23, 2015
    A Maryland woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours. Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, said there were no obvious signs of foul play, but it has not been ruled out. Richardson said authorities are trying to trace the movements of the 24-year-old woman over the last several days “to find out what was going on in her life, what led to this moment.”Sheriff’s deputies went to the park in La Plata, Maryland at about 7 a.m. after getting a...
  • Greenfield Classic: The Shawarma Republics are Burning

    05/23/2015 6:20:56 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 The Shawarma Republics are Burning Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Syria is burning, not because of the Arab Spring or Tyranny or Twitter, or any of the other popular explanations. The fire in Syria is the same firestorm burning in Iraq, in Turkey, in Lebanon and throughout much of the Muslim world. It has nothing to do with human rights or democracy. There is no revolution here. Only the eternal civil war. Most people accept countries with ancient names like Egypt, Jordan and Syria as a given. If they think about it...
  • Hillary Clinton got sensitive email about the 2012 Benghazi attack on her unsecured private server

    05/23/2015 6:19:45 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    National Post ^ | May 23, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server that has now been classified about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi. The email in question, forwarded to Clinton by her deputy chief of staff Jake Sullivan, relates to reports of arrests in Libya of possible suspects in the attack. The information was not classified at the time the email was sent but was upgraded from “unclassified” to “secret” on Friday at the request of the FBI, according to State Department officials. They said 23 words of the Nov. 18, 2012,...
  • Governor Dayton just signed SF878, the public safety omnibus bill

    05/23/2015 6:18:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    GOCRA ^ | 5-25-15 | GOCRA
    This afternoon, Governor Dayton told the Minnesota Legislature that he will be signing SF878 into law. This bill contains five key Second Amendment rights provisions: Suppressors legalized Emergency Powers limited Capitol Carry notification rule reformed Interstate Purchase rights clarified Carry Reciprocity standards reformed
  • PROPOGANDA ANALYSIS

    05/23/2015 6:17:50 AM PDT · by PeterPrinciple · 7 replies
    Institute of Propaganda Analysis ^ | 2/28/11 | Institute of Propaganda Analysis
    It may seem strange to suggest that the study of propaganda has relevance to contemporary politics. After all, when most people think about propaganda, they think of the enormous campaigns that were waged by Hitler and Stalin in the 1930s. Since nothing comparable is being disseminated in our society today, many believe that propaganda is no longer an issue. But propaganda can be as blatant as a swastika or as subtle as a joke. Its persuasive techniques are regularly applied by politicians, advertisers, journalists, radio personalities, and others who are interested in influencing human behavior. Propagandistic messages can be used...
  • Justice for Freddie Gray

    05/23/2015 6:17:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    A Baltimore grand jury handed down indictments against six police officers Thursday in the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the latest chapter in a saga that captured national attention when riots erupted last month following Gray's funeral. Gray's death doesn't lend itself easily to simplistic racial explanations, which were seized upon in other highly publicized deaths of black men in police custody over the past year, including the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City. Three of the accused officers are white; three are black. Five are men, and one...
  • Controversy over ‘global warming’ in Wyoming school curriculum

    05/23/2015 6:08:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Eagle News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    The proposed adoption of $300,000 worth of reading materials for Cody, Wyoming students stalled this week amid criticisms about the curriculum’s “very liberal, very slanted view of the world.” School board and community members spoke out against a slate of proposed materials for K-12 students that cover topics like global warming, evolution and race. The materials are published by education giant Pearson and Boston publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ... that aligns with the national Common Core standards. But many in the community are concerned about how the texts address issues like global warming, which is treated as settled science ......
  • VIDEO: Trump on Rubio and Jeb (Critical of them both, but just on one answer)

    05/23/2015 5:51:29 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    Harald Tribune ^ | Friday, May 22, 2015 | By Jeremy Wallace , Herald-Tribune
    Trump was in Sarasota on Thursday to accept the annual "Statesman of the Year Award" from the Sarasota Republican Party. Check out more of what he had to say here. http://politics.heraldtribune.com/2015/05/22/video-trump-on-rubio-and-jeb/