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  • Stein Says US Owes Japan an Apology for Nuke Attack, More Important is Commitment to Disarm

    05/28/2016 7:33:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Jill2016 ^ | May 27, 2016 | David Doonan
    Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said that President Obama should apologize during his trip to Hiroshima for the use of nuclear weapons against Japan by pledging nuclear disarmament. Dr. Stein also urged Obama to listen to the testimony of the survivors of the nuclear attack, who have dedicated their lives to the elimination of nuclear weapons so that no one else should ever experience the hell on earth they survived. "The existence of nuclear weapons threatens the survival of humanity. I pledge to eliminate all such weapons as an urgent priority," stated Stein. Despite...
  • Iraq Begins Liberating Heart of Fallujah

    05/28/2016 7:32:13 PM PDT · by drewh
    al arabiya english ^ | five hours ago | staff
    The Iraqi Army has declared on Saturday the start of an operation to liberate Fallujah’s city center, considered to be ISIS stronghold in the western province of Anbar, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Iraq’s counter-terrorism forces deployed on the edge of Fallujah Saturday for the first time since an operation was launched to retake the militants-held city, top commanders said. The counter-terrorism service (CTS), Iraq’s best-trained and most battle-tested fighting unit, moved into position on the boundaries of Fallujah. “CTS forces, Anbar emergency police and tribal fighters... reached Tareq and Mazraa camps” south and east of Fallujah, Abdelwahab al-Saadi, the...
  • Johnny Depp’s Wife Granted Restraining Order Against Him

    05/28/2016 7:18:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | six hours ago
    A Los Angeles judge granted Amber Heard a temporary restraining order Friday against husband Johnny Depp, whom she claims has been abusive. The actor was ordered to stay away from Heard. She wanted the same order to apply to her dog, Pistol, but the judge wouldn’t go along, saying there was “insufficient showing of need to protect the dog.” Heard, 30, and Depp, 52, have been married since February 2015. Earlier this week, she filed for divorce. In her complaint, Heard alleges, “During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.” “Johnny has had...
  • 50,000 Civilians Reportedly Trapped Inside Fallujah as Iraqi Forces Surround ISIS Stronghold

    05/28/2016 7:02:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2016
    Over 50,000 civilians are reportedly trapped inside ISIS-controlled Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround the town and prepare for an all-out assault on one of the militant's last major strongholds in the country.The Iraqi forces have been backed by air power from the U.S.-led coalition. It is believed that between 500-700 ISIS fighters remain in the city. "Our troops are now in the process of surrounding the city from all (sides)," said Lt. General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, the head of the counterterrorism forces' Fallujah operation. "By doing so, we will besiege the city of Fallujah in full. And then we will start...
  • Filmed having sex with boys in school bathroom: The disturbing story...

    05/28/2016 7:01:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/16 | Katie Mettler
    The 15-year-old girl had only been a student at South Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, Fla., for two weeks when she went looking for her new crush in the boys’ bathroom. She’d spent the prior two years in and out of treatment facilities, her mother told NBC2, learning to cope with the horrors of the sex slave industry into which she had been trafficked at age 13. So when she tracked down her crush after school last week and he asked her for sex, her mother said through a victims’ advocate, the young teen agreed. But then word...
  • Toby Keith ~ "American Soldier"

    05/28/2016 6:58:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    May 28, 2016 | Vanity
    An old song, but Toby Keith does a good job honoring the American Soldier, (This means Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen too!)
  • What the American Flag means to the military

    05/28/2016 6:53:37 PM PDT · by dvan · 4 replies
    NA | NA
    Dear Family and Friends I am sending this on Memorial Day as I feel it is to be shared on this special day.A few years ago a Lieutenant Colonel from Camp Parks had read it at the Dublin Senior Center for Our Veterans Day Celebration. Just thought I would pass it on...We were all touched and I hope it touches you as it did us.  As we bow our heads and say a prayer for all the Men and Women that have served and given their lives for us and Our country. The American Flag is not only the symbol...
  • Riot police confront Donald Trump protesters outside California rally

    05/28/2016 6:36:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Police officers in riot gear declared a protest against Donald Trump unlawful as they made around dozen arrests outside a rally in California. The presumptive Republican nominee was speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters in San Diego's convention centre. But outside around 1,000 people demonstrated against the billionaire tycoon, in tense scenes which included police pepper spraying some of the protesters. Police arrested one man who climbed a railing separating protesters from officers. His arrest led demonstrators to spray water and throw empty plastic bottles at officers. In another tense exchange, police shoved back demonstrators to separate them from...
  • Desperate search continues for kidnapped California girl

    05/28/2016 6:35:04 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Carter Evans
    Dozens of people fanned out Saturday to continue looking for a 15-year-old California girl who was abducted by a 19-year-old man, later shot dead by police. Search teams are focusing on an area near the Northern California town of Jenner. It's about 65 miles from where a witness saw Pearl Pinson abducted at gunpoint from a pedestrian bridge near her home in the Bay Area community of Vallejo on Wednesday morning. "She was forced into that car," Rose Pinson said through tears Friday, desperate to find her younger sister.
  • Oregon General Election Voters Give Edge to Trump over Hillary

    05/28/2016 6:35:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    Clout Research ^ | May 28, 2016 | Fritz Wenzel
    The survey of Oregon voters statewide showed that, in a prospective General Election match-up between presumptive Republican Party nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump leads by a small margin, 44% to 42%, with 13% yet undecided.
  • DePaul president: Campus Black Lives Matter activists like D-Day troops

    05/28/2016 6:23:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    .washingtontimes ^ | May 26, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    <p>The president of DePaul University likens campus race activists who shut down a conservative event to troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II.</p> <p>A letter issued by Rev. Dennis Holtschneider said the students were wrong — yet also very much like Allied Forces who fought and died in France on June 6, 1944.</p>
  • Is anyone suing the 'Boss' for refusing to provide services in NC? Or is that only Cake bakers ...

    05/28/2016 6:21:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    28 May 2016 | 11th VA
    Just wondering if anyone has heard anyone pursuing this avenue?
  • Has Anybody Seen My Shovel?

    05/28/2016 6:15:02 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 34 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 5/28/2016 | blueunicorn6
    It was just here. I was using it a couple of days ago to dig a fighting position, and now it's gone. It was probably them darn thieving squirrels who stole it again. They use it to bury walnuts. Thieving squirrels. Can't get a job like everyone else. Just steal, steal, steal. I chopped down a tree that had some kind of squirrel condo in it and you know what I found? A 1966 Ford Mustang. A convertible. What the heck does a squirrel do with a convertible? Drive in parades with the town beauty queen? And they always want...
  • No Murder Involved: Vancouver Crow Steals Knife From Crime Scene

    05/28/2016 6:10:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | May 26, 2016 | Wendy McLellan
    A well-known Vancouver bird is again in the news, as it moved a survival knife involved at a crime scene in Vancouver on May 25, 2016. Canuck the Crow, seen in this undated handout photo from the bird's Facebook page, is holding a kitchen knife. Canuck the crow flew the coop with a knife from a crime scene in Vancouver Tuesday. Vancouver police were dealing with a car fire in the McDonald’s parking lot at Hastings and Cassiar on Tuesday afternoon when they were confronted by a man armed with a knife. During the confrontation an officer shot the man,...
  • New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones, 23, shot dead after breaking into Texas apartment

    05/28/2016 6:09:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Seth Walder
    A rising NBA rookie was shot to death after breaking into a Dallas apartment he believed belonged to a friend, according to reports. New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen early Saturday after he “kicked open the front door” to a Dallas apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him, the Dallas Morning News reported.
  • Wrongly Convicted on Bite-Marks, Man Exonerated after 19 Years

    05/28/2016 6:06:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Forensic Magazine ^ | Fri, 05/27/2016 | Seth Augenstein
    A California man serving a 25-to-life prison sentence for the murder of his wife based on bite-mark evidence had his conviction reversed by the state’s supreme court on Thursday. The reversal comes almost a decade after the forensic odontologist recanted his original testimony, saying he wasn’t even sure if the lesion on the victim’s hand was a human bite mark. William Richards was convicted of the 1993 murder of his wife Pamela, who was found strangled and beaten with a rock and a cinderblock. Richards was convicted at a fourth trial, after three mistrials. The 1997 conviction incorporated bite-mark evidence...
  • Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

    05/28/2016 6:04:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 May 2016 | Jessica Bennett
    It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the shadow of a 46-foot battle monument memorializing those killed in the Civil War. There is a female statue in bronze at the top, arms outstretched regally, who is said to represent “fame.” Ms. Broadwell was here in April for a 40th anniversary celebration for the academy’s first class of...
  • Italian Court Allows Man to Pay Ex-Wife’s Alimony With Pizza

    05/28/2016 6:01:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    RT ^ | 28 May, 2016
    In a tasty settlement, an Italian court has ruled in favor of a divorced father to make alimony payments to his ex-partner in the form of €300 ($333) worth of pizza every month. Ex-wife Nicoletta Zuin, who took the case to court was more than unhappy with the final verdict, according to local newspaper Il Gazzettino. The 50-year-old father, Nicola Toso, was accused of failing to make his monthly child support payments, when showing up with pizza instead of payments. His ex-wife eventually had enough of seeing ham and mushroom toppings and took Toso to court in the city of...
  • THANKS OBAMA! No safe space for women anymore as Muslim (non-tranny) perv uses women’s bathroom...

    05/28/2016 5:58:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    barenakedislam.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | staff
    FULL TITLE: THANKS OBAMA! No safe space for women anymore as Muslim (non-tranny) perv uses women’s bathroom at Dulles Airport On May 25th, an AAN source reports that a Muslim supremacist using the women’s bathroom in the Dulles Airport in the Washington DC area, was told by women in the bathroom that he was not welcome, comments which he condescendingly brushed aside. merican Action News (h/t Judith R) After all, why would he bother about “inferior” women’s feelings? This picture of him (above) was taken as he exited the bathroom, still buckling up his shorts. The man later met up...
  • California voters rank jobs, employment as top presidential election issues

    05/28/2016 5:48:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    KPCC ^ | May 26, 2016 | KPCC Staff
    It's been about eight years since the Great Recession, but California voters still rank jobs and the economy as the most important issue heading into the presidential primary election. That's one of the findings of a new Field Poll released Thursday, just 12 days before the June 7 runoff. Seven out of 10 likely voters across the political spectrum rated the economy as a top concern, according to results from the Field Poll conducted for the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.
  • Paul Ryan Echoes Donald Trump on Energy, Trade: America Needs ‘Smart Trade Agreements’

    05/28/2016 5:46:03 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 28 May 2016
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan joined nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host Larry Kudlow earlier this week, sounding similar on various policy stances to presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Kudlow said Ryan seemed to be on the same page as Trump on energy policy following Trump’s speech in North Dakota on Thursday. “Donald and I have been talking the last few weeks about all of these ideas and we’re making sure we get on the same page on principles and then the policies that come from those principles and those are very productive talks that are happening,” Ryan told...
  • Arise Oh God...psalm 10 pt 4

    05/28/2016 5:41:17 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble. Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it. Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless. Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none. The Lord is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land. Lord, thou hast heard the desire...
  • World War II Vet Recovering After Oxygen Tank Beating

    05/28/2016 5:39:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 28, 2016
    A 91-year-old World War II veteran is recovering after police say his caretaker beat him with his oxygen tank. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 45-year-old Elena Erickson was charged Thursday with attempted murder for the May 15 beating of Michael Tristano. North Port police say Erickson hit him in the head multiple times with the tank before leaving him on the floor to die. They say she returned to the home the next day, found him still alive and called paramedics. She denied any connection to the beating.
  • Another sign Apple's electric car is coming

    05/28/2016 5:34:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    ZD Net ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephanie Condon
    Apple has yet to confirm whether it's investing in its own line of electric vehicles, but Reuters is out with more evidence that Project Titan is underway: The tech giant has reportedly been in talks with charging station companies and has hired at least four electric vehicle charging specialists. Apple has been asking charging station companies about their underlying technology, Reuters reports, for reasons other than providing charging stations for its own employees (which the company already does). Speculation about Apple's electric vehicle project, dubbed Titan, has gone on for months, with reports indicating the company is aiming to ship...
  • Foundation of 'dark Web' steps into the light

    05/28/2016 5:32:14 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/21/15 04:52 PM EDT | David Perera
    The Tor Project, the foundation of the crime-infiltrated "dark Web," is trying to soften its public image — but without backing away from the anonymous Web-surfing technology that has made it so controversial with law enforcement and intelligence agencies. For about a decade, the Massachusetts-based nonprofit has provided free software that lets activists and political dissidents visit websites and exchange messages outside the scrutiny of oppressive governments. But the same software HAS ALLOWED HIDDEN MARKETS FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, GUNS, ILLEGAL DRUGS AND STOLEN CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO FLOURISH, while heightening U.S. intelligence agencies' worries about technology providing an unbreakable wall...
  • Sanders: 'Terrible idea' to turn to Biden if Clinton is indicted

    05/28/2016 5:20:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Bernie Sanders says it would be a "terrible idea" for Democrats to recruit Vice President Joe Biden to run for president if Hillary Clinton is forced out of the race. "I think that would be a terrible, terrible idea," Sanders said Friday in an interview with The Young Turks, a pro-Sanders online news show. "That would say to the millions of people who have supported us, that have worked with us, that would say all of your energy, all of your votes, all of your beliefs are irrelevant. We're going to bring in someone else," Sanders said. "I happen to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016 ~ 29 May 2016

    05/28/2016 5:01:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 35 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016 ~ TAPS Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, we would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery: Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day...
  • Saudi Arabia: Man Shoots Doctor For Assisting Wife’s Labor

    05/28/2016 4:53:47 PM PDT · by Lera · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/26/16 | Jack Moore
    Saudi authorities have arrested a man for shooting a male doctor who had helped his wife's delivery, after arguing that a female doctor should have overseen the birth. The doctor, Muhannad Al Zabn, delivered the baby in April at the King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh, Gulf News reported. The father offered his thanks to the doctor and asked to meet him at the hospital to show him his appreciation in person for the delivery. The pair proceeded to meet in the hospital garden to talk about the delivery when the father unveiled a firearm and shot at the doctor,...
  • Latino SJWs For Trump

    05/28/2016 4:43:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | May 28, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    If you’re Donald Trump, you can’t buy publicity like this from his enemies in San Diego yesterday: As hundreds of protesters outside his rally here Friday afternoon chanted obscenities, waved Mexican flags and clashed with police, Donald Trump reveled on stage in the drama his candidacy has created. More: One poster referenced Trump’s wife, who immigrated to the United States from Slovenia: “The Art of the Deal. Deport Melania. Legalize 11 million.” Another: “Trump, Shame of America.” Another: “Jesus would not vote for Trump.” And: “Racist, go home.” As the rally progressed inside, a few protesters — including two women...
  • (Cincinnati) Zoo: Gorilla killed after dragging boy who fell into exhibit; child hospitalized

    05/28/2016 4:42:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 87 replies
    WCPO ^ | 28 May 16 | WCPO Staff
    CINCINNATI – A gorilla was killed after it dragged a 3-year-old boy that fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Saturday, Zoo Director Thane Maynard said. The boy was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. Police and EMTs were called to the zoo at about 4 p.m. for reports that a gorilla was "slamming the child into the wall." Maynard said the boy crawled through a barrier and landed in the moat. He was walking and splashing. Harambe, a 17-year-old male gorilla weighing more than 400 pounds, picked up the boy, Maynard said....
  • STEPPENWOLF (Live) - Born To Be Wild

    05/28/2016 4:41:49 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/28/2016 | STEPPENWOLF
    STEPPENWOLF (Live) - Born To Be Wild
  • Putin on mount Athos sat on the throne of the Byzantine emperors (trunc)

    05/28/2016 4:36:08 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies
    Last News from Russia ^ | May 29, 2016 | RU Admin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos on mount Athos sat in the chair, which previously could only occupy the Byzantine emperors. Putin said about the need to “strengthen the spiritual power of all the Orthodox” and declared the Greek mountain “a source of well-being and grace” for the Russian Orthodox world. Putin visited Athos, having participated in events in honor of the 1000th anniversary of the appearance of Russian monks on the Holy mountain. On the website of the Kremlin promptly a photo gallery, and Greek TV covered the...
  • Losing Their Bottle? 22,000 Alcoholic Drinks Seized From Saudi Dealers

    05/28/2016 4:34:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | Mishal Al-Otaibi
    Over 22,000 bottles of alcohol were seized from a drug dealer and later during a raid on a Saudi-owned warehouse in Riyadh on Tuesday, the General Directorate of Narcotics Control said. The directorate’s spokesman, Col. Abdulaziz Kadasah, said the Saudi owner was apprehended following leads from the arrest of a drug dealer who was caught in possession of 2,735 alcohol bottles. Another Saudi and two Pakistanis were arrested during the warehouse raid wherein 19,600 bottles of alcohol were seized. Penalties for the possession of, or trade in alcohol are severe in Saudi Arabia. Both result in prison sentences.
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested After Running Over Two Labradors in Saratoga

    05/28/2016 4:26:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/28 | Rhea Mahbubani and Chuck Coppola
    A hit-and-run driver accused of running over two leashed Labradors, who had to be put down, was arrested Saturday, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. James Jensen did not furnish details about the arrest, and said only that the driver was taken into custody in Los Gatos. The collision was reported on Dagmar Drive and Holiday Court in Saratoga around 8:30 a.m. Friday, according to Sgt. James Jensen. Anne Palmer was walking her two pets, Sadie and Chudley, when a Ford truck rounded a corner and trampled both dogs Although Sadie and Chudley were rushed to a...
  • Has anyone seen the Trump coloring book?

    05/28/2016 4:19:33 PM PDT · by Bellflower · 42 replies
    self | May 28, 2016 | bellflower
    I was blown away at Walmart today when I came upon a Trump coloring book. Has anyone else seen it? It was quite amazing. It has Trump in many famous renderings such as him as The Statue of Liberty, Abe Lincoln, his head on Mt. Rushmore, superman, and many other famous characters. The book was actually a little scary. It reminded me of something that the anti Christ might have disseminated about himself, but it was a lot of fun. Too bad Obama, this wasn't and couldn't have been about you. You have been Trumped!
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Cat's Eye Wide and Deep

    05/28/2016 4:18:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | Saturday, May 28, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is one of the best known planetary nebulae in the sky. Its more familiar outlines are seen in the brighter central region of the nebula in this impressive wide-angle view. But the composite image combines many short and long exposures to also reveal an extremely faint outer halo. At an estimated distance of 3,000 light-years, the faint outer halo is over 5 light-years across. Planetary nebulae have long been appreciated as a final phase in the life of a sun-like star. More recently, some planetary nebulae are found to have halos like this...
  • ‘We’re Not Trying to Islamicize Hip-Hop,’ Say UK Muslim Rap Duo

    05/28/2016 4:17:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 27 May 2016
    Two British Muslim women rappers say that they smashing the stereotype that women in Islam are oppressed – one rhyme at a time. In a new ad campaign by a subsidiary of a UK smartphone retailer, hip-hop duo Muneera Rashida and Sukina Abdul Noor - together known as Poetic Pilgrimage - are filmed in a short clip discussing their image as Muslim hip-hop artists. “The typical messages that come out about Muslim women being oppressed, if someone was to look at me, if someone was to hear our music - that would be dispelled” the rappers, say in the video....
  • North Korea Linked to Digital Attacks on Global Banks

    05/28/2016 4:16:09 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | MAY 26, 2016 | NICOLE PERLROTH and MICHAEL CORKERY
    North Korea Linked to Digital Attacks on Global Banks By NICOLE PERLROTH and MICHAEL CORKERY MAY 26, 2016 Security researchers have tied the recent spate of digital breaches on Asian banks to North Korea, in what they say appears to be the first known case of a nation using digital attacks for financial gain. In three recent attacks on banks, researchers working for the digital security firm Symantec said, the thieves deployed a rare piece of code that had been seen in only two previous cases: the hacking attack at Sony Pictures in December 2014 and attacks on banks and...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Great Carina Nebula

    05/28/2016 4:14:03 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | Friday, May 27, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC 3372, spans over 300 light-years, one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions. Like the smaller, more northerly Great Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is easily visible to the unaided eye, though at a distance of 7,500 light-years it is some 5 times farther away. This gorgeous telescopic close-up reveals remarkable details of the region's central glowing filaments of interstellar gas and obscuring cosmic dust clouds. The field of view is over 50 light-years across. The Carina Nebula is home to young, extremely massive stars,...
  • When Your Liberal Values Need Not Apply

    05/28/2016 4:10:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | MAY 26, 2016
    Have you ever seen a human rights group promote awareness about anti-Semitism? Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! Maybe you’ve seen a Facebook campaign to stop discrimination against Jews? Well, haven’t you ever been on a march, sponsored by a non-Jewish organization, to end anti-Semitism in the Western World? If you answered no to any of the previous questions, you are not alone; anti-Semitism has been forgotten as a human rights cause by the generation that claims to be so invested in human rights. My generation of smartphone-toting...
  • It’s time to just say it. I’m getting about sick of Mitt Romney.

    05/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yikes. I’m probably as surprised as anyone else to hear myself saying it, but the producers might want to start cranking up the music and offer a subtle hint to Mitt Romney that it’s time to get off the stage. We’re busy getting ready for the convention in Cleveland and the pieces are pretty much set up on the board, yet it seems that the winner of the 2012 GOP primary can’t bring himself to step back and let somebody else get on message. This pattern of behavior was on display yet again this week when Mitt let everyone know...
  • Four Recipes to Help You Celebrate National Hamburger Day

    05/28/2016 4:04:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC4 ^ | May 28, 2016 | Kandee Ferrell, Mike Jackson, Olivia Fecteau, Jerod Smalley and Marcus Thorpe
    Happy National Hamburger Day! What a perfect weekend to celebrate with a juicy burger? Grab some buns and ground chuck, we’ve got burger recipes from our NBC4 Grill Masters to make this holiday sizzle. Our very own Mike Jackson, Jerod Smalley, Olivia Fecteau and Marcus Thorpe are releasing, for the first time, their very own burger secrets. (Okay they’re not secrets per say, but they will make your hamburgers taste great). Mike’s ‘Buffalo Burger’I like bison because it’s lean and a little healthier than beef, plus I like eating things that are ‘exotic.’ Start with the right ingredients. Put one...
  • Young Man Pulls Over and Holds Flag Off the Ground Until Help Arrives

    05/28/2016 4:03:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Cole Dotson was passing by a local school last Sunday when he noticed that an American flag had fallen to the ground. Apparently Dotson did not hesitate and immediately pulled over and lifted the flag from the ground. Fortunately, Cole's grandmother works for the school and came to help raise the flag to its proper position, taking a picture to capture the patriotic moment. Cole's mother was quite proud and wrote, "The flag fell to the ground, he saw it, stopped and held it until someone from school could come and put it back up." “Thank you all for...
  • Op-Ed: Iran is an artificial country

    05/28/2016 4:01:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/5/16 | Dr. Mordechai Kedar
    Iran is an artificial country which includes a large number of ethnic groups: Persians, Azars, Kurds, Turkmen, Baloch, Arabs and more.... Southwestern Iran, the Khuzistan region, is home to the Arab minority group, but that is where most of the oil and gas resources are to be found underground, right under the feet of that Arab minority. They are Shiites, exactly like the majority Persians, but are treated with disdain by the government. In the past, the region was called Arabistan to allude to the ethnic group living there, but after the 1925 Persian Conquest, the Persians changed its name...
  • AG Herring to state Supreme Court: Don't rush pace of GOP's suit (felons voting)

    05/28/2016 4:00:39 PM PDT · by randita · 12 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/27/16 | Michael Martz
    AG Herring to state Supreme Court: Don't rush pace of GOP's suit By MICHAEL MARTZ Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 6:15 pm Attorney General Mark R. Herring has asked the Virginia Supreme Court to slow down General Assembly Republicans who want to rush a decision in their lawsuit to reverse Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s blanket restoration of civil rights to felons who have served their time. The attorney general filed a response on Friday to the GOP motion filed earlier this week to seek expedited hearing of the suit against the governor with aim of preventing Virginians whose...
  • Schapiro: Inside McAuliffe's war room (satire)

    05/28/2016 3:57:10 PM PDT · by randita
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/28/16 | Jeff Shapiro
    Schapiro: Inside McAuliffe's war room BY JEFF E. SCHAPIRO Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 10:16 am A fantasy about a real-life political nightmare: An exasperated Gov. Terry McAuliffe is in damage-control mode. “Problems, I got plenty! “You see what Guinness left in that punch bowl? I tweet out a picture of the new puppy. How were people not gonna love it? Not the Republicans! Obenshain and that big bald guy who’s nuts about guns, Gilbert, dumped all over me ’cause I named the Lab for an Irish beer. Who said if you want a friend in politics,...
  • Cops: NBA Player Killed While Breaking Into Apartment

    05/28/2016 3:55:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    newser ^ | 05/28/2016
    Police responded to a shooting at an apartment around 3:20 am and found Bryce Dejean-Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans wounded with a gunshot. He died at the hospital. The resident of the apartment tells police he was sleeping when someone kicked down his front door then his bedroom door. He says he fired his gun once. According to the New York Daily News, it appears Dejean-Jones thought he was breaking into an acquaintance's apartment but got the wrong one.
  • Trump Campaign: Clinton Cash Formula: ‘Give Money to Bill, Get Favors from Hill’

    05/28/2016 3:33:57 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    For the second time this week, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, read straight from the pages of Peter Schweizer’s book, Clinton Cash, at a Trump campaign rally. Miller told the packed crowd that Bill and Hillary Clinton’s long-established global scheme of trading political favors for financial kickbacks is “documented in Clinton Cash—which everybody should get a copy of–and it documents a simple premiss of how government operates under Hillary.” “Give money to Bill, get favors from Hill,” Miller said, while holding up a copy of the book and laughing along with the cheering crowd...
  • S. Africa bill to redistribute whites’ land to blacks risks leaving people homeless

    05/28/2016 3:26:36 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 85 replies
    rt.com ^ | 27 May, 2016
    South Africa’s parliament has approved a bill that would see the government make compulsory land purchases from rich whites and redistribute it more fairly to address racial disparities, two decades after the fall of apartheid. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has the August elections to consider, and the party has promised to ramp up the series of measures with its Expropriation Bill, South Africa’s Mail & Guardian reports. Having passed the National Assembly, which added changes on Thursday, the bill will now head to President Jacob Zuma’s desk for signing. The bill combines a series of measures that would...
  • Indian women 'sold' like products in a retail shop in Gulf states for $1,500. Andhra minister

    05/28/2016 3:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    MFS The Other News ^ | May 27, 2016
    "Instructions should be issued to Indian embassy officials in Gulf countries to interfere in the matter and provide necessary help in terms of food, clothing and shelter," he wrote. Women domestic workers from Andhra Pradesh are languishing in jails in the Gulf states after attempting to flee abusive employers or overstaying their visas, said Palle Raghunatha Reddy, minister for non-resident Indian welfare, urging the national government to help them. In a letter to Sushma Swaraj, Reddy called for action to bring back the women. “Necessary steps should be initiated to bring them to their native areas safely by providing free...