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  • 47 Movies We Can't Wait to See

    08/22/2014 3:17:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | August 22, 2014 | EW Staff
    "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies," "Interstellar," "Mockingjay," more luring us to the big screen through the end of the year
  • Faith of Iraqi Christians called unbreakable, despite persecution (wear religious symbols)

    08/22/2014 3:17:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    cns ^ | August 22, 2014 | Blanca Ruiz
    A family of Christian refugees in Iraq who are taking shelter at the Syriac Catholic Mrtshmony Shrine in Erbil. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need-USA. Erbil, Iraq, Aug 22, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Iraqi Christians' faith is not diminished, even as they face exile from their homes and profound suffering, an official with a Catholic pastoral charity has said after visiting Kurdistan, where many have taken refuge. “The faith is the reason for their lives. And despite the persecution, children wear rosaries around their necks and the people do not hide their tattoos of crosses or their...
  • Congress Gets Unlimited Power Because Slavery?

    08/22/2014 3:16:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Ilya Shapiro
    After engaging in a racially motivated street fight with a black man, Charles Cannon found himself facing—as expected—assault charges and a sentencing enhancement to penalize him further under Texas’s hate crime law. To federal prosecutors, however, this was not good enough, so they charged Cannon under the federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA). You see, they had to make a federal case out of a fistfight to stop the return of slavery.If that sounds odd, it probably should. The HCPA was passed pursuant to Section 2 of the Thirteenth Amendment, which authorizes Congress to enforce the Thirteenth Amendment ban on...
  • Erdoğans first trips as Turkish president to N. Cyprus, Azerbaijan

    08/22/2014 3:14:19 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin
    Hrriyet ^ | August/22/2014
    President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s first itineraries abroad will be North Cyprus and Azerbaijan on Sept. 1 and 3 respectively, in line with the country’s state traditions. Erdoğan, who will take the presidential office Aug. 28, will visit Nicosia, only three days after the handover ceremony and then will go to Baku to meet Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev and other Azerbaijani officials. North Cyprus stands as Turkey’s national cause and Azerbaijan is regarded as Turkey’s national ally. Erdoğan’s next foreign policy engagement will be at the NATO Summit, which will take place in Wales from Sept. 4-5. It will mark his...
  • Papal envoy: Francis donated $1 million to Iraqi refugees

    08/22/2014 3:12:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cns ^ | August 22, 2014 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Cardinal Fernando Filoni, who traveled to Iraq Aug. 12-20 as Pope Francis' personal envoy, speaks to CNA in Rome, Aug. 22, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Vatican City, Aug 22, 2014 / 01:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has given $1 million as a personal contribution to help Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq who have been forced from their homes, according to his personal envoy to the country. Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, visited Erbil as Pope Francis' envoy from Aug. 12-20. Erbil, where more than 70,000 Christians have fled from the...
  • Well-known Turkish Jewish couple murdered at Istanbul home

    08/22/2014 3:12:13 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    A well-known Turkish Jewish couple who created one of the most iconic brands of Turkey have been murdered at their home in Istanbul. Police found the bodies of Jak Karako, 77, and his wife, Georgia Karako, 69, at their apartment in Istanbul’s Ortaköy neighborhood on Aug. 22. Their caretaker, who fled, is suspected to have stabbed the couple. The police, who search for the caretaker as part of the ongoing investigation, surrounded the building and interrogated locals. Jak Karako was one of the founders of Ören Bayan, the most famous yarn brand in Turkey. Famous actresses, like Türkan Şoray, have...
  • Missouri Dem: Rand Paul was right

    08/22/2014 3:08:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    FERGUSON, Mo. Two African-American lawmakers from Missouri met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday afternoon at the Pentagon to urge him to curtail the transfer of military hardware to local police forces. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D), one of the two lawmakers, said the scene in Ferguson over the past two weeks reminded him of combat footage from Iraq. It looked like Fallujah. It looked like the Iraqi war, he said in an interview. Rand Paul was right. He talked about how we cannot militarize our cities. That what it looked like. Ive never seen anything like it, and...
  • Lower Tax Rates > Targeted Tax Credits

    08/22/2014 3:05:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Some folks on the right in Washington, generally known as reformicons (short for reform conservatives), want the Republican Party to de-emphasize marginal tax rate reductions and instead focus on providing tax relief to parents.There are many leaders in this movement and, if you want to learn more about the tax proposals being discussed, I specifically recommend the writings of Robert Stein, James Capretta, James Pethokoukis, Ramesh Ponnuru, Yuval Levin, Charles Blahous, Jason Fichtner, and Reihan Salam (and I’m sure I’m unintentionally leaving off many other worthy contributions).I explained last year what I like (and don’t like) about reform conservatism, but I...
  • (NYT's) Robles Continues Scheme Team Narrative All Local Officials Must Be Replaced (shortened)

    08/22/2014 2:59:06 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 2 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug 22, 2014 | Sundance
    We know the entire set-up and construct of the Parks and Crump modus operandi. The Parks/Crump scheme cannot advance without removing the uncontrollable local players and replacing them with pre-selected outside agents. This is why they are continuing the call for removal of the Mayor, the Police Chief and the local prosecutor. As you are aware, and just like the 2012 Trayvon Martin scheme, their list of trusted media water-carriers includes: Al Sharpton, Joy-Ann Reid, Michael Skolnik and Frances Robles. Today, Frances picks up the removal ball and advances it toward the goal line. Note the phrase who is white...
  • Create a New Kurdistan and Destabilize Iran (Part II)

    08/22/2014 2:58:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Larry Kelley
    By 207 B.C., Rome and its allies on the Italian peninsula had lost approximately 100,000 soldiers to the invading armies of the great Carthaginian general, Hannibal. To make matters more desperate, the Carthaginians were in the final stages of securing massive reinforcements from Phillip V of Macedon. That year the Roman Senate sent a secret group of provocateurs to Northern Greece who started violent insurrections among Phillip’s disaffected subject peoples to his south. The Macedonian armies never sailed and for next 600 years the course of western civilization would be charted by Rome.Special Forces Will Again Change the WorldAs I...
  • Woman fired for this Facebook post about Ferguson

    08/22/2014 2:57:52 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 23 replies
    HLNTV ^ | 8/22/14 | Jonathan Anker
    A woman is out of a job today because of a violent Facebook post she made about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "The police need to just start mowing them down with machine guns, purge them," she wrote, apparently in reference to the people protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown. But she does have freedom of speech on the Facebook
  • St. Padre Pios 5 Point Rule of Life

    08/22/2014 2:55:18 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell
    Catholic Exchange ^ | August 21, 2014 | Sam Guzman
    When we think of great mystics and wonder-working saints, we often think of those who lived centuries ago. Yet, St. Pio of Pietrelcina was both a mystic and a performer of many miracles—and he died in 1968, only 46 years ago.In many ways, this saint was and is a contradiction to our scientific, rational age, and despite their eagerness to prove him a fraud, skeptics remain consistently unable to explain the many miracles that accompanied St. Pio’s life.But while St. Pio is remembered as a miracle worker, he was perhaps best known in his day as a spiritual father to countless souls. He gave wise and holy counsel...
  • 2014 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE THREAD

    08/22/2014 2:54:21 PM PDT · by Chode · 3 replies
    8/22/2014 | Chode
    Spa-Francorchamps Race Date: 24 Aug 2014 Circuit Name: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps First Grand Prix: 1950 Number of Laps: 44 Circuit Length: 7.004 km Race Distance: 308.052 km Lap Record: 1:47.263 - S Vettel (2009) Saturday Cloudy 17C Sunday Partly Sunny 19C
  • Iran to Send Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

    08/22/2014 2:50:47 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-22-14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    Iran plans to send aid to Gaza after Egypt said it would allow the shipment to enter the territory, an Iranian diplomatic source said on Friday, according to AFP. The official IRNA news agency said Cairo had agreed to transfer humanitarian aid bound for the coastal enclave, citing a foreign ministry source in Tehran. The source said a first Iranian Red Crescent shipment of 100 tons of medicine and food would be flown "soon" to Cairo. "The package weighs 100 tons and consists of food and medication," IRNA quoted the source as saying. Tehran said at the end of July...
  • Pro-Palestine Activist Attacks Jewish College Student, Calls Him "Kike"

    08/22/2014 2:50:06 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 August 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    Pro-Palestine Activist Attacks Jewish College Student, Calls Him "Kike" The New American 22 August 2014 College orientation is supposed to be a period of settling in, getting to know your school and fellow students and, hopefully, fellowship. But Temple Universitys Temple Fest event billed as your first taste of Temple left one Jewish student with a bad taste in his mouth. Writes Jewish Exponent: Daniel Vessal, an upperclassman member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and a fellow with the pro-Israel organization, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, allegedly was assaulted during move-in day...
  • Obama Adviser Says Military Action Possible Against ISIS

    08/22/2014 2:49:56 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 22, 2014 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. A top national security adviser to President Obama vowed Friday that the United States would do what is necessary in Syria to protect American interests and said that direct military action was possible against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, known as ISIS. Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, said ISIS had become an increased threat to the United States, a threat the American government was taking seriously. If you come against Americans, we are going to come after you, Mr. Rhodes said. He declined to say whether the president was considering expanding airstrikes...
  • Iraq: Boy, That Escalated Quickly (Why Is Obama Going to War in Iraq?)

    08/22/2014 2:46:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/22 | Jonathan Chait
    Two weeks ago, President Obama announced air strikes in northern Iraq against ISIS. The mission, as Obama explained it at the time, was designed to pursue two very limited objectives: targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death. Two days ago, when Obama spoke in the aftermath of the brutal beheading of the photojournalist James Foley, his verbal tone was visibly angrier. American officials started speaking of their mission in very different terms. John Kerry...
  • 4-Year-Old Mortar Victim Identified

    08/22/2014 2:46:41 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-22-14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    Security sources said on Friday evening that the mortar shell that killed a four-year-old boy in the Shaar Hanegev region was fired from an UNRWA-run school in Gaza. The boy has been identified as Daniel Tragerman. He was reportedly at home when the shell was fired, directly hitting a car that was parked near the home. Unfortunately, Daniel did not have enough time to reach a secure area and was hit by shrapnel. Magen David Adom crews who were called to the scene tried to resuscitate Daniel but were unsuccessful and pronounced him dead. The incident would not be the...
  • 'Leisure activities are a good way for release and clearing of the mind': (WH defends golf)

    08/22/2014 2:42:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Obama spokesman suggested the president needs to blow off steam with 8 rounds of golf on vacation Eric Schultz insisted that Obama's work, and his concerns about domestic and international crises, travel with him wherever he goes Obama was slammed this week for grinning and fist-bumping through 18 holes just minutes after delivering somber remarks about James Foley's execution at the hands if ISIS terrorists Donald Trump told MailOnline that Obama should only play golf to cut political deals preferably with senior GOP leaders UK Prime Minister David Cameron was walloped by the press Friday for going back to...
  • Poll: Brown Pulls Nearly Even With Shaheen in N.H.

    08/22/2014 2:41:02 PM PDT · by Blackirish · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/21/14 | Scott Conroy
    Scott Brown is back in the ballgame. The former Massachusetts senator had appeared to be fading in his bid to defeat incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, but a new poll shows that the race is now up for grabs. In the WMUR/UNH survey released Thursday night, Shaheen led Brown by 46 percent to 44 percent, which is within the polls margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points. This latest numbers show a dramatic swing in Browns direction from the previous WMUR/UNH poll, which was conducted a month-and-a-half earlier and showed Shaheen leading Brown by...
  • Huge Asteroid Heading for Earth... Possible Impact March 16, 2880

    08/22/2014 2:31:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, August 22, 2014
    However, scientists claim there is no cause for concern because the hundreds of years of warning could allow for a method to divert itResearchers studying a huge asteroid that is hurtling towards earth say there is a possibility of it striking our planet on March 16, 2880! They say the rock rotates so quickly that it should break apart, but it remained intact on its Earth-bound trajectory, according to a report in Dailymail.co.uk Though studies have revealed that Asteroid 1950DA is held together by cohesive forces called van der Waals, scientists still have no clue on how to stop it....
  • Glenn Grothman wins the 6th District nomination for Congress in Wisconsin

    08/22/2014 2:31:35 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Vanity | 8-22-14 | Vanity
    It was just announced on Milwaukee's WISN radio that State Senator Joe Leibham of Sheboygan will NOT ask for a recount of the August 12 Primary election, thereby leaving State Senator Glenn Grothman as the Republican nominee for the seat left vacant by the retiring Rep. Tom Petri. No word yet on the final vote count. Glenn will be a great Congressman.
  • Ferguson Witness: Government is Planting Provocateurs in Neighborhoods

    08/22/2014 2:31:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 20, 2014 | Tim Brown
    "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- ― Vladimir Lenin A video has surfaced in which a man in the Saint Louis area, who has been involved in the protests in Missouri tells viewers that agent provocateurs are infiltrating legitimate protests in Missouri, all for the sake of the government growing its militarized presence in the area. The videographer wrote in the description of the video: "I debated with myself over an hour about whether I should post this or not. Earlier, while on the 2nd shift of our U. City protest, a guy...
  • A Tale of Two Fatal Police Shootings

    08/22/2014 2:29:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    As if the happenings in Ferguson, Missouri arent bad enough, now we have the situation in Salt Lake City, Utah with which to contend. As the whole country knows, for the last week or so, large groups of blacks have taken to the streets of Ferguson in order to express their outrage over the shooting death of a young black man, 18 year-old Michael Brown, by a white 28 year-old police officer, Darren Wilson. Mayhem and violence have been the order of the day. President Obama has weighed in on the issue, describing it as heartbreaking. Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Japan throttles up work on homegrown fighter jet

    08/22/2014 2:28:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | August 21, 2014
    TOKYO -- Japan will begin test flights next year to determine whether the country has the right stuff to build a fighter jet without relying on Western contractors. The Ministry of Defense plans to seek around 40 billion yen ($384 million) in funding for the effort for the fiscal year starting next April. The government will decide by fiscal 2018 whether to proceed with the development of a purely Japanese fighter, according to its latest medium-term defense program. Production of the F-2, a fighter jointly by Japan and the U.S., ended in fiscal 2011. The last of the jets are...
  • NATO says Russian convoy move 'only deepens crisis

    08/22/2014 2:27:45 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Channel News Asis ^ | Aug 22, 2014
    World NATO says Russian convoy move 'only deepens crisis' BRUSSELS: NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen sharply criticised the Russian decision to advance a "so-called" aid convoy into Ukraine on Friday (Aug 22) as a "blatant breach" of international commitments that "only deepens the crisis". "This is a blatant breach of Russia's international commitments... and a further violation of Ukraine's sovereignty by Russia," Rasmussen said in a statement. "It can only deepen the crisis in the region, which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel," he said. Rasmussen poured doubt on Moscow's claim that the convoy, which had been...
  • Spain Robs the Pension System to Pay its Bills

    08/22/2014 2:19:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The "recovery" news in Spain keeps piling up. Via translation from El Economista, Government has already taken 37% of the total 'pensions piggy bank'. If extractions continue at the current rate, the fund would be exhausted in 4 years. The Government of Mariano Rajoy has released 24.65 billion euros of the Social Security Reserve Fund in less than two years. Such amount represents nearly 37% of the total 66.815 billion fund accumulation. That figure marks the highest cumulative piggy bank draw-down in history, following its commissioning in 2000 and after eleven years in which successive governments did not need to...
  • Obama Administration Revises HHS Mandate Yet Again

    08/22/2014 2:18:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/22/14 | Lori Windham
    Washington, DC Today, the Administration released its eighth revision to the Health and Human Service (HHS) Mandate. This is the latest step in the administrations long retreat on the HHS Mandate. It is the eighth time in three years the government has retreated from its original, hard-line stance that only houses of worship that hire and serve fellow believers deserve religious freedom. We look forward to reviewing the new rule and its implications for the 102 cases, including religious charities like Little Sisters of the Poor (see video), Mother Angelicas Eternal Word Television Network (see video), and religious colleges...
  • USCCB Pres. Archbp. Kurtz comments on Obama Admins slithery new HHS mandate rules

    08/22/2014 2:17:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 22, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The Obama Administration’s war on religion continues unabated.From Catholic News Agency: Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rulesWashington D.C., Aug 22, 2014 / 10:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Department of Health and Human Services issued on Friday new rules regarding its contraception mandate, after the Supreme Court ruled against its application to certain companies this summer.The rules create a new way for non-profit groups to state their objections to the required coverage, prompting their insurance company to pay for their employees’ contraceptives. For closely held for-profit companies such as Hobby Lobby, the federal department said it is asking for ideas...
  • U.S. Army Vet Killed Fighting Pro-Russian Separatists In Ukraine

    08/22/2014 2:16:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    rferl.org ^ | August 20, 2014 | Carl Schreck
    A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and the only American known to have fought alongside Ukrainian forces against pro-Russian separatists has been killed in eastern Ukraine. Mark Gregory Paslawsky, 55, died while fighting with the volunteer Donbas Battalion. Paslawsky, who fought under the nom de guerre Franko, was killed on August 19 during fighting in the town of Ilovaysk, near the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, according to a Facebook post by Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Anton Herashchenko. Paslawsky was born in 1959 in New York and grew up in a tight-knit Ukrainian-American family in New Jersey. He moved to...
  • The Cubs: A franchise stuck in the mud [Drudge headline: Obamacare Ruins Chicago Cubs Game?]

    08/22/2014 2:14:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 21, 2014 | RICK TELANDER
    ... they are tight enough to have fired a number of low-level workers in the offseason or kept their hours under the 130-hour-per-month cap so ownership doesnt have to pay dreaded Obamacare insurance for full-timers. ... the great Tarp Incident of Tuesday night falls under the financial ignorance umbrella for the Cubs. Field workers that were let go, or could have been working that blustery night, but were sent home early (time clock, remember), could have grabbed a couple handles and maybe gotten the big blue sheet over the infield quicker. As it was, the game was called late at...
  • Portland homebuyer finds locks changed, home occupied

    08/22/2014 2:13:38 PM PDT · by Altariel · 46 replies
    KPTV ^ | August 21, 2014 | Simon Gutierrez
    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A Washington man who recently closed on a home in Northeast Portland was shocked to find a family had recently moved in and changed the locks. Rod Nylund said he learned about the occupants, who he assumes are squatters, last week when a contractor he sent to do work at the home called to tell him it was occupied. Nylund called police and confronted the occupants, but said the officer was unable to do anything about it.
  • A Letter on Divine Worship (Sign of Peace in the Latin Rite)

    08/22/2014 2:12:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | August 22, 2014 | Fr. Gerald E. Murray
    The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments published a Circular Letter entitled “The Ritual Expression of the Gift of Peace at Mass” on July 8.  Pope Francis approved it the previous day and ordered its publication. The letter treats the question of the Sign of Peace, resolving the question whether the Holy See would move the Sign of Peace to earlier in the Mass. The decision was made to leave the Sign of Peace where it is. The Letter explains: In the Roman liturgical tradition, the exchange of peace is placed before Holy Communion with its...
  • feminists stay silent amidst genocidal war on women

    08/22/2014 2:05:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | August 22, 2014 | KATE BRYAN
    The National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood, and other groups who joined the Democrats outcry on the “War on Women” have remained silent amidst one of the greatest attacks against women in recent years. N.O.W. and Planned Parenthood railed against conservatives on the issue of birth control coverage, yet in instances where women are actually being attacked, or even worse, kidnapped, raped and killed, these so-called feminist organizations are nowhere to be found.On April 15th, 276 women were kidnapped by the brutal terrorist group Boko Haram, which launched the #BringBackOurGirls campaign on social media. “Bring Back Our Girls” sparked massive...
  • Tea Party-Republican Massa . State Senate Candidate seeks assistance with getting out the vote.

    08/22/2014 2:05:43 PM PDT · by Conservative Cape Codder
    Blog and Thoughts August 22, 2014 Hello all, new here, my first topic here. So After witnessing many things over the years that my country has done, I have come to the conclusion that we should not be interfering in other peoples affairs. There are many unintended or secondary intended consequences that have devastating effects. The last of these is the recent Ukraine and ISIS fiasco. We have been bombing Middle eastern countries for decades, first with Iraq war 1 in 1991, then in 2003, and now again we are starting it up. We are using every trick in the...
  • The Case against US interventionism

    08/22/2014 2:05:42 PM PDT · by ULTIMATE1 · 12 replies
    Aug 22, 2014 | ULTIMA
    Blog and Thoughts August 22, 2014 Hello all, new here, my first topic here. So After witnessing many things over the years that my country has done, I have come to the conclusion that we should not be interfering in other peoples affairs. There are many unintended or secondary intended consequences that have devastating effects. The last of these is the recent Ukraine and ISIS fiasco. We have been bombing Middle eastern countries for decades, first with Iraq war 1 in 1991, then in 2003, and now again we are starting it up. We are using every trick in the...
  • Poll: Hispanics, Blacks Call for Tighter Borders, Access to Illegals Jobs

    08/22/2014 2:02:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 20, 2014 - 2:15 PM | Craig Bannister
    Strong majorities of both Hispanics and Blacks think the government should do more to secure the border and give job-hungry Americans the chance to do jobs currently taken by illegal aliens, a new national poll of likely voters shows. Fully 63% of Hispanics and 57% of Blacks say the government is not doing enough to enforce U.S. immigration laws, according to the survey by The Polling Company, Inc. Likewise, 78% of Whites and 74% of all respondents want tighter border security. Whats more, 71% of Blacks and 63% of Hispanics believe the government has a responsibility to protect job-hungry Americans...
  • For Michael Sam, a victory even if cut from St. Louis Rams roster

    08/22/2014 1:58:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/21/14 | Mark Maske
    ......Sam is far from a lock to start the season as one of the 53 names on the Rams active roster. His attempt to survive cut-down day is further complicated by the Rams talent-rich corps of defensive linemen, led by Robert Quinn and Chris Long. But while he may fall short of securing a roster spot when rosters are trimmed for the final time Aug. 30, from a certain perspective, Sam may have already succeeded. By turning a media frenzy into business-as-usual, by fixing the preseason narrative solely on Michael Sam the football player, both Sam and the Rams have...
  • Hitler and Putin: A Tale of Two Authoritarians

    08/22/2014 1:57:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies
    worldaffairsjournal.org ^ | August 21, 2014 | Alexander J. Motyl
    Will Russias unconstitutionally elected president, Vladimir Putin, unleash a full-scale land war against Ukraine? I can give you ten reasons for every possible answer to this question. Which is to say that, like everyone else trying to divine Putins mind, I dont know. But there is one thing that I definitely do know. Suddenly, we are all talking about war in Europe. The one thing that was supposed to have become unthinkable and unimaginable after the end of the Cold War and the rise of the European Union has become perfectly thinkable and quite imaginable. And all thanks to Putin....
  • $225,000 in Crowdfunding Raised to Support Darren Wilson

    08/22/2014 1:53:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/22/2014
    A crowdfunding site created this week to support Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and his family continues to rake in donations, but not without backlash against comments made by some of the campaign's donors. Created on Monday on the site GoFundMe, the campaign had raised over $225,000 as of midday Friday in support of Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. More than 5,600 people have pledged toward a goal of $250,000
  • EU exit could force Wall Street banks to desert Britain

    08/22/2014 1:51:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Bill Gardner
    Wall Street banks could desert Britain if the country decides to leave the European Union, senior figures in the industry have reportedly said. Some major institutions are believed to be already drawing up plans to move activities abroad amid concerns that the UK is drifting further away from the EU. Most US and Asian banks currently run their main European operations from the UK, which gives them a passport to provide services across the EU. But if the UK left the European Union, it is believed to be unlikely foreign banks based in London would carry on receiving the same...
  • Stolen Meteorite Found at a Tennis Court

    08/22/2014 1:48:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Jason Major on
    Heres a bit of good news: the Serooskerken meteorite, which was stolen from the Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory in Utrecht, Netherlands on Monday night, has been recovered. It was found in a bag left in some bushes alongside a tennis court and turned in to the police. Its not quite game, set, match though; unfortunately the meteorite was broken during the theft. (See a photo here via Twitter follower Marieke Baan.) Still, the Sonnenborgh Museum director is glad to have the pieces back, which he said will remain useful for research and can still be exhibited.
  • Michael Brown's Parents: No Evidence Son Had 'Aggressive Temperament'

    08/22/2014 1:47:05 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 8-22-2014 | Tony Lee
    Despite surveillance video that allegedly shows Michael Brown robbing a convenience store and violently shoving a store clerk into a rack, his parents state that there is nothing to suggest that Brown had an "aggressive temperament." His mother, Lesley McSpadden, and father, Michael Brown, Sr., told CBS News that they have not yet seen that surveillance video. His mother said Brown "was just tall, big and black."
  • A Morning in Immigration Court: Judge Hears 38 Favorite Cases, Many Hell See Again

    08/22/2014 1:41:34 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 3 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 08/22/2014 | Josh Siegel
    It is my favorite docket, the juveniles, Immigration Judge John Milo Bryant says, unprompted, as he hears the case of 15-year-old Christian Hernandez, a recent illegal arrival from Honduras. Bryant, the gregarious judge overseeing 38 juvenile cases in Arlington, Va., Immigration Court on a Tuesday morning, commends Christian for his perfect English. Christian, a good-looking youth who flashes a sure smile, keeps his hair gelled into a Mohawk and wears a button-up shirt and slacks fastened by a gray Nike belt, tells Bryant he will begin high school in a few weeks. At this first immigration hearing for Christian ...
  • autopsy: officer wilson would have had to be over 12 feet tall to corroborate pro-brown witnesses

    08/22/2014 1:38:02 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 17 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/22/14 | Aurelius
    For days something has been irking me about the Michael Brown shooting and the autopsy performed. Repeatedly we've heard from witnesses who do not agree with Officer Darren Wilson's account. They have said that either, one, Brown was shot in the back or, two, he had his hands raised in surrender, while standing upright, when Wilson shot him. Well, the autopsy showed that Brown was not shot in the back, so the witnesses that claimed that are now confirmed to either be mistaken or liars. But what about the hands raised witnesses? Forget for a moment that most of these...
  • The Fate of the West

    08/22/2014 1:35:19 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 4 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on FrontPage MagazineBy Enza Ferreri Either the West Will Become Christian Again or It Will Become Muslim It's all very simple. We can't fight Islam in the West without fighting the enablers of Islam in the West, namely the Leftists. And, since the Left has many different and separate aspects, we have to fight against each one of them. Secularism, environmentalism, global warming alarmism, homosexualism, militant feminism, sexual relativism, multiculturalism, anti-Christianity, Islamophilia, post-nationalism, internationalism are just as important targets to attack as Marxist economics, the expropriation of the capitalist class (or, in its modern reincarnation, high taxation and...
  • Catholic school superintendent takes part in ALS ice bucket challenge

    08/22/2014 1:33:28 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 5 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/22/14 | John Stegeman
    Showing his support for those suffering from Lou Gehrigs disease, the superintendent of Catholic schools for the Cincinnati Archdiocese took part in the ice bucket challenge Aug. 21. Superintendent Jim Rigg was joined by Tom Otten, principal of Elder Catholic High School, on the schools campus. The challenge has taken the nation by storm to raise money in support of research into the disease, which is formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure and no proven treatments. In the challenge, people are asked to share videos through...
  • $10M bridge connecting Downtown Jersey City to Liberty State Park closer to reality

    08/22/2014 1:32:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    NJ.com Jersey Journal ^ | August 22, 2014
    State officials are moving ahead with plans to construct a $10 million extension of Jersey Avenue into Liberty State Park in Jersey City. The proposed roadway would cross the Morris Canal, giving motorists a shortcut to Liberty State Park from Downtown Jersey City.
  • Our national interest demands the mother of all U-turns

    08/22/2014 1:22:52 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 22 Aug 2014 | Sir Christopher Meyer, former British Ambassador to the United States
    ...I cant imagine the US would risk their bombers and drones being shot down by Syrian fighter aircraft or ground-to-air missiles. To avoid that, US strikes would need to be done in co-ordination with Assad. This in turn would require a political somersault of truly dramatic proportions. In the face of Isil, a common enemy, the US and probably the UK would be working with a regime we have been trying to unseat for the better part of three years. But the harsh truth is that events in what used to be called the Levant and Mesopotamia demand an accommodation...
  • Washington Post editorials will no longer use Redskins for the local NFL team

    08/22/2014 1:22:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Editorial Board
    THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term Redskins, we wrote in 1992, is really pretty offensive. The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves. Thats the standard we apply to all offensive...