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  • Hillary Clinton to Court Donors for Super PAC

    05/06/2015 3:11:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5-6-15 | No author
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin personally courting donors for a super PAC supporting her candidacy, the first time a Democratic presidential candidate has fully embraced the independent groups that can accept unlimited checks from big donors and are already playing a major role in the 2016 race. Her decision is another escalation in what is expected to be the most expensive presidential campaign in history. Mrs. Clinton’s allies hope that with her support, Priorities USA Action, the top Democratic super PAC, will be able to raise as much as $200 million to $300 million, on par with what the largest...
  • Massive Fire Rages After Another Buffett-Owned Oiltrain Derails In North Dakota, Town Evacuated

    05/06/2015 3:11:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Exactly two months after the latest Warren Buffett-owned BNSF train derailed near the spot where the Galena river meets the Mississippi, resulting in a huge fire and the evacuation of all homes in a one mile radius, moments ago another of Buffett's BNSF oil trains derailed, this time near the town of Heimdal, North Dakota, resulting in the same outcome. According to the Bismark Tribune, the town in Wells County was evacuated Tuesday morning after a train full of oil tanker cars derailed and burned about a mile and half east of here. ... For those concerned that these countless...
  • Hallelujah! Ben Carson Joined the Fray

    05/06/2015 3:00:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/06/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Carson, one would hope, will force the Republicans to step out of their bubble of protection, and peek around their shield of denial Dr. Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson, Sr. is a fantastic human being. He’s a retired neurosurgeon that has the distinction of being the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. He’s also an author, and now he has decided to be a politician that isn’t a politician. Carson’s claim to fame, the moment that he truly stood in the spotlight, is not connected to his life as a neurosurgeon. It all began at a...
  • Muslims in Texas Walk a Fine Line After Garland Shooting

    05/06/2015 2:56:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 6, 2015 | MANNY FERNANDEZ and LAURIE GOODSTEINMAY
    GARLAND, Tex. — When Muslim leaders in the Dallas area learned in February that a provocative New York blogger named Pamela Geller had rented space for an exhibition of cartoons and caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad featuring speakers known for vitriol against Islam, they decided to ignore her. They were well acquainted with Ms. Geller’s methods and figured that there was no point protesting and giving her free publicity. “We don’t want to be falling for her tactics,” Alia Salem, the executive director of the Dallas and Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said to her colleagues....
  • Fans file $5M class action suit against Manny Pacquiao over non-disclosure of injury

    05/06/2015 2:51:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 05/06/2015 | Larry Brown
    Two fans filed a class action lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao and his team for failing to disclose a serious shoulder injury prior to the fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. last weekend. After losing to Mayweather by unanimous decision, Pacquiao’s camp said the fighter was trying to compete despite a severe shoulder injury. They blamed the Nevada Athletic Commission for denying him a painkilling injection prior to the fight. The severity of Pacquiao’s injury seemed to be confirmed when it was reported Monday he would undergo surgery to repair a tear in his shoulder. But what doesn’t add up is that...
  • Where will Microsoft find 1 billion devices for Windows 10?

    05/06/2015 2:47:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Computerworld ^ | 05/06/2015 | By Gregg Keizer
    To meet its goal of putting Windows 10 on a billion devices within three years, Microsoft will have to turn every personal computer now running Windows 7 onto the new OS, then find even more to migrate, calculations from recent statistics show. Microsoft staked out the ambitious plan last week at its Build developers conference. "Our goal is that within two to three years of Windows 10's release there will be one billion devices running Windows 10," said Terry Myerson, the chief of the firm's operating system group. One billion. A big, big number. For an idea how big, Computerworld...
  • Free Speech vs. Hate Speech (NYT alert)

    05/06/2015 2:45:27 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2015
    There is no question that images ridiculing religion, however offensive they may be to believers, qualify as protected free speech in the United States and most Western democracies. There is also no question that however offensive the images, they do not justify murder, and that it is incumbent on leaders of all religious faiths to make this clear to their followers. But it is equally clear that the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Tex., was not really about free speech. It was an exercise in bigotry and hatred posing as a blow for freedom. That distinction is critical...
  • Icing ISIS

    05/06/2015 2:43:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/06/15 | Dave Macy
    We now know that ISIS isn’t here looking for employment. Apparently a jobs program for terrorists isn’t at the top of their list. So America, if you’re not already locked and loaded—get prepared So ISIS now claims to have 71 soldiers in 15 states, all ready to attack targets at the drop of Mohammed’s name! To which I say Bring it on When Judicial Watch claimed that ISIS was already established across the border in Mexico it wasn’t much of a surprise to patriots—real Americans—who have known that the porous southern border would lead to easy terrorist access, the kind...
  • Why Freddie Ran: A Fatal Injury in Police Custody Highlights Baltimore's History of Bogus Busts

    05/06/2015 2:35:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    When the cops chasing Freddie Gray caught up with him, they had a problem: He had not done anything illegal. They solved that problem the way cops often do: They plucked a charge out of thin air. The cops probably would not have gotten into trouble for making an illegal arrest if Gray had not died due to a spinal injury he suffered in the back of a police van. Gray's death has shined a light on the way police officers abuse their arrest powers to impose arbitrary punishment, a practice that helps explain the anger on display in Baltimore...
  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for Garland Attack, Vows ‘What’s Coming Will Be Even Worse’

    05/06/2015 2:34:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | May 5, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    In a daily radio broadcast today on their Al-Bayan channel, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on a Mohammad cartoon exhibit in Garland, Texas. Here’s the snippet from their daily bulletin, which lists all operations “specifically for the soldiers of the Islamic State”:The two terrorists who were killed before making it into the exhibit hall were identified as Phoenix roommates Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi. Simpson was flagged by the FBI in 2010 for trying to join jihad in Somalia and more recently for tweeting on behalf of the Islamic State. He tweeted about the attack before it...
  • Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify (code for lower the standards)

    05/06/2015 2:30:46 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation. The civil rights leader spoke at a gathering of corporate executives and activists called to address Silicon Valley's shortage of women, blacks and Hispanics in high-paying jobs.
  • Garland, Texas mayor blames Pam Geller: “She invited an incendiary reaction”

    05/06/2015 2:29:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    Even in Texas. Even in Texas.This is the essence of the “fighting words” logic that Chris Cuomo got ripped for defending this morning, no? Geller picked a fight. She, not just the degenerates who attacked the event, is responsible for creating the threat insofar as a breach of the peace was foreseeable. It’s a logical next step from there to saying, “And therefore we should stop her from picking these sorts of fights, as they put innocent people at risk.”Even in Texas: Mayor Douglas Athas said he wished Ms. Geller, co-founder and president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative,...
  • Rule No. 1 For Picking the GOP's Presidential Nominee: This Is No Time For On-the-Job Training

    05/06/2015 2:28:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The pack of little-known Republican presidential candidates grew larger this week, raising this unasked question: Do any of them believe they have a serious chance of winning the nomination and the presidency in a political process that usually rewards high-profile figures who are widely known among the broad base of their party? There are exceptions to this rule, but more often than not, people with White House ambitions who have beaten the competition and won the highest office in the land had been working toward it for a long time. Consider Ronald Reagan who devoted years to the...
  • Mexico's all-out war with drug cartel threatens country's economic power center

    05/06/2015 2:27:37 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 3 replies
    fox news latino ^ | 06/05/2015 | By Andrew O'Reilly
    <p>The cartel violence that has gripped Mexico in recent weeks is alarming to many in the country who are accustomed to shootouts in more remote outposts like Guerrero or the states that border the United States. But the Western state where federal forces have been waging an all-out war against the Jalisco New Generation Cartel is home to the country's second-largest city, Guadalajara, and home to key industrial and economic sectors.</p>
  • David V. Goliath: Small-Cap Tech To Save Giant Coal

    05/06/2015 2:25:53 PM PDT · by Opintel · 1 replies ^ | 06-05-2015 | globalintel
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new mercury pollution regulations that took effect last month opened the flood gates for a new multi-billion-dollar energy industry that has investors scrambling to get in on second-generation technology poised for massive revenue gains. When the EPA measures to curb mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants over 25 megawatts took effect on 16 April, it wasn’t only environmentalists who were popping the champagne corks—technology companies specializing in mercury remediation broke out the glasses as well. After all, the new regulations created a $2 billion-a-year, federally mandated business for them virtually overnight. These Federal regulations add...
  • Perfect timing: Hilary backs restrictions on First Amendment protections

    05/06/2015 2:25:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Fresh off the heels of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s embrace a philosophy that would result in the elimination of federal protections on “hate speech” (he mistakenly believed that those protections had been eliminated over a half-century ago by the Supreme Court), Barack Obama’s likely successor as America’s leading Democrat has embraced the cause of restricting free speech. In her dogged quest to sate her restless left-flank, Hillary Clinton has endorsed the notion that the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC can only be reversed by passing an amendment to the Constitution. The Court determined in Citizens United...
  • Swing state poll: Voters back Jeb Bush, Scott Walker over Hillary Clinton

    05/06/2015 2:23:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    As a true bellwether state, New Hampshire arguably deserves its status as the first in the nation primary state. In the last 36 years, only in 2004 have New Hampshire’s general election voters failed to back the ultimate presidential election winner. What’s more, the margin of victory enjoyed by the winner of the Granite State’s electoral votes often closely mirrors the national vote. New Hampshire’s voters truly have their finger on the political pulse. And that’s why the results of the latest Dartmouth University survey should be a source of concern for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Dartmouth pollsters took an...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 6, 2015

    05/06/2015 2:19:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 6, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Kamala Harris Aide, 2 Others Arrested After Allegedly Running Rogue Police Force in Santa Clarita

    05/06/2015 2:17:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ktla ^ | Tracy Bloom and Steve Kuzj,
    An investigation of the group began in late January when various law enforcement agencies across Southern California received mailed letters from the “Masonic Fraternal Police Department” advising that David Henry had been elected the MFPD’s chief, according to a Sheriff’s Department’s news release. The letters “immediately created suspicion and confusion within the law enforcement community,” the release said. A short time after the letters arrived, law enforcement began getting calls from someone identifying himself as “Chief Deputy Director Brandon Kiel,” who asked to meet with the head of the department, the release stated. ... The group, which claimed to be...
  • Free Republic Makes First Page on Google Search in Gray Case

    05/06/2015 2:17:21 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 5 replies
    google search | 5/6/2015 | conservativejoy
    Free Republic is apparently closely monitored as an information source. A little while ago I did a google search, "Did Baltimore Officers request medical assistance for Gray during transport?" As I scrolled down the page, Free Republic caught my eye. It was my own post from an earlier thread citing site that has audio of transmissions between officers, dispatch and EMTs while they were transporting Gray. This information completely blows the case that the prosecutor filed against the officers out of the water. I wanted to see if anyone else has reported this information. As far as I can...
  • Herzog: 'Weak' Government Will Soon be Replaced (Israeli opposition leader reacts)

    05/06/2015 2:16:23 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3:55 PM EDT
    Writing on Twitter, Herzog asserted that "the government is irresponsible, unstable, ungovernable. It is a government of national failure. A government of extortion, narrow and weak, that will not promote a thing, and will soon be replaced by an alternative of hope and responsibility."
  • NYPD,possible hate crime, man bash[es] chair onto gay couple during [NYC] restaurant brawl

    05/06/2015 2:15:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 06 May 2015
    The NYPD is investigating a restaurant beatdown as a possible hate crime after wild video taken at the Chelsea eatery shows an attacker smash a wooden chair over a gay couple, knocking them both to the ground, witnesses and cops said. According to, which first reported on the assault, the beating came after the attacker lobbed several gay slurs at the couple, identified by the website as Jonathan Snipes, 32, and his 25-year-old boyfriend, Ethan York-Adams. "These guys attacked us specifically because they knew we weren't their type of people," Snipes told DNA. "It was disgusting. It was awful.”...
  • Intel to invest $5 million in Oakland high schools (<shareholder> Money down the toilet!)

    05/06/2015 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Link below per rules
  • Fmr Deputy Baltimore State’s Atty: Mosby’s Police Charges ‘Incompetent at Best’

    05/06/2015 2:14:37 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 3 replies ^ | May 6, 215 | Andrew Kirell |
    Appearing on CNN Wednesday morning, former Baltimore Deputy State’s Attorney Page Croyder blasted current State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby‘s charges against the six officers allegedly involved in Freddie Gray‘s mid-April death. “Any prosecutor interested in the truth and in justice would have used all the tools at her disposal to find them. Ms. Mosby ignored them,” Croyder wrote in a Tuesday op-ed for the Baltimore Sun. “She has one of the most experienced homicide prosecutors in the state of Maryland as chief of her homicide unit, but did not ask him to investigate. She had the police report all of one...
  • Snorkeler Mistakes Fake Skeletons for Real Human Remains, Sends Authorities on Hunt

    05/06/2015 2:14:12 PM PDT · by dware · 3 replies
    GMA via Yahoo! ^ | 05.06.2015 | AVIANNE TAN
    A man snorkeling in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border sent authorities on a hunt after he alerted them to what appeared to be "skeletal remains" at the bottom of the river. After he called police in Arizona, authorities launched a search for the remains on Monday, and divers from the Buckskin Fire Department swam down to investigate. To everyone's surprise -- and relief -- the skeletons, seated comfortably in lawn chairs, turned out to be fake, police said. They were even wearing sunglasses and were placed in a way as though they were having a tea...
  • Obama: ‘I Intend to Get as Much Done in Next 22 Months as Possible’

    05/06/2015 2:11:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | May 6, 2015 | Staff
    ( - President Barack Obama said at a Democratic National Committee dinner held at a private residence in New York City on Monday night that he intends to get as much done as possible before he leaves office in January 2017.“Now, I intend to get as much done in the next 22 months as possible,” Obama said. “As you’ve noticed, I've been pretty busy--and I will continue to be. And I'm hopeful that we may find some opportunities for collaboration with the Republican Congress--or example, on trade. Hopefully, on infrastructure. There may be some things where there’s some convergence....
  • The Wrong Kind of Rights: Same-Sex Marriage, Third-Party Reproduction [truncated]

    05/06/2015 2:08:04 PM PDT · by fwdude · 3 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jean Lloyd
    Full Title: The Wrong Kind of Rights: Same-Sex Marriage, Third-Party Reproduction, and the Sexualization of Children In our culture, there is a chasm between two irreconcilable conceptions of the meaning and purpose of human sexuality and equality. For children most of all, the wrong kind of sexuality and equality has devastating effects. “No sex! No sex was used to produce this child!” That was the proud proclamation made by one of the girl’s two “fathers” as she was hoisted up high and shown off to a group of us at the sexuality studies conference I was attending. When I first...
  • Exposed: Egypt’s Institutionalized Persecution of Coptic Christians

    05/06/2015 2:03:17 PM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 6, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    In a 25-minute interview on Arabic satellite TV with Dr. Mona Roman, Coptic Christian Bishop Agathon fully exposed the plight of his Christian flock in Minya, Egypt—a region that has a large Coptic minority that is steadily under attack.
  • The Hill-Billy Cash Pump

    05/06/2015 2:03:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-6-15 | Janet Tassel
    Hillary Clinton: We knew her as a grim, charmless harridan; a pear-shaped harpy. Now, after reading Peter Schweizer's new book, Clinton Cash (HarperCollins, New York, May 2015), we see the ultimate Hillary, one of the world's truly scary women. Think Lady Macbeth, Messalina, Evita. Add Bill to the sordid picture and you have Bonnie and Clyde -- elected to high office, and lionized all over the world. We know about Hillary's thousands of missing e-mails and unaccountable donors. What may be less known is how the Clinton double-scam works. Take, first of all, the so-called Clinton Foundation, whose stated purpose...
  • US External Debt: A Curious Case

    05/06/2015 1:59:07 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed
    ny times ^ | 5-3-2015 | Paul Krugman
    As Tim Taylor notes, the U.S. net international investment position — the difference between US assets abroad and foreign claims on the US — has moved substantially deeper into the red in recent years: But why? You might be tempted to say that it’s obvious: we’ve been running big budget deficits, borrowing the money from foreigners, so of course our debt to those foreigners is surging. But that story implicitly requires a surge in the trade deficit (or more precisely the current account deficit, which includes investment income), which hasn’t happened. In fact, current account deficits have been small compared...
  • Cleaning Up the Ganges

    05/06/2015 1:53:53 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies ^ | September 15, 2014 | Sudha Ramachandran
    Already, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cleanup plan for the Ganges river has come in for criticism from various quarters. The sharpest censure came recently from India’s Supreme Court, which observed that the government’s action plan may not result in a clean Ganges “even after 200 years.” The apex court has ordered the government to provide a cleanup plan with stages and a schedule. Promises to clean the Ganges figured in Modi’s election speeches and in his party’s election manifesto. Soon after coming to power in May, he signaled that the Ganges would be a priority by creating a Ministry for...
  • Liberal media blames the victim

    05/06/2015 1:47:39 PM PDT · by shove_it · 11 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 6 May 2015 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Liberals claim to be the world's boldest defenders of freedom of expression, which is, of course, nonsense. Here's another canard: Liberals also claim to be the most offended against anyone "blaming the victim." What liberals possess is an ideological system which identifies favored groups as victims and supports squelching the free speech of anyone challenging them. One of those favored groups is Muslims. Over the weekend, the American Freedom Defense Initiative held the Muhammad cartoon contest in Dallas, obviously a provocative event. But it wasn't meant to result in two Islamic extremists showing up with assault rifles, later shot to...
  • You Know Who Else Set "Mousetraps" For Savages, Chris Mathews? Martin Luther King

    05/06/2015 1:46:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | John Nolte
    Wasn’t it just last month our country (and the media) celebrated and honored the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King baiting, inciting and setting a mousetrap for hate-filled savages on a bridge in Selma, Alabama?
  • What Pamela Geller Advocates Is Not Free Speech

    05/06/2015 1:43:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 6, 2015 | Qasim Rashid
    Repeated demonization can inspire violence.There’s an important history behind America’s free speech laws to which the anti-Islam hate group behind the “Draw Muhammad Contest,” is wholly ignorant. While the Islamophobe leading this hate group believes she’s a free speech champion, remarkably comparing herself to Rosa Parks, in reality America’s current free speech model developed as an attempt to protect — not demonize — religious and racial minorities. “U.S. law only began to protect hateful speech during the 1960s,” writes Garrett Epps. “Southern state governments were trying to criminalize the civil-rights movement for its advocacy of change. White Southerners claimed that...
  • Ed Miliband seen in video as a young student protester [rent strike in 1991]

    05/06/2015 1:40:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 May 2015 | Jack Doyle for the Daily Mail and Tom McTague, Deputy Political Editor for MailOnline
    He has put a campaign against excessive rent rises at the centre of his election campaign. And as this newly unearthed footage shows, Ed Miliband has form when it comes to protests against private landlords... Labour leader Ed Miliband -- who called himself 'Ted' at university -- led a 'rent strike' when he was a student 24 years ago, archive footage revealed today The clip, from the Spring of 1991, went undiscovered in the archives of ITV Meridian because of Mr Miliband's name change. He is interviewed in his grey jumper and sports a pudding bowl haircut, but the nasal...
  • British Elections: A Guide For the Perplexed

    05/06/2015 1:40:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    As a public service, here is a brief guide for Americans to tomorrow's British elections. Not that you really need one. The operating principle is easy enough to understand -- like the British taste for delicacies like toad in the hole, bubble-and-squeak and spotted dick. Not to mention specialties like kippers salty enough to make the Dead Sea seem alkaline. As I said, easy to understand. Like the game of cricket, whose rules are as clear to an American as a London fog. Once the election returns are in tomorrow night, it's just a matter of coalition-building, a game that...
  • Labor MK: Shaked Will Be an Anti-Justice Minister (Israeli left becomes unhinged)

    05/06/2015 1:35:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/2015, 3:36 PM | Gil Ronen
    MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin of Labor – or, as it is formally known, the Zionist Union – reacted vociferously Wednesday to the decision to appoint Jewish Home's Ayelet Shaked as Justice Minister. “I was not concerned by the appointment of Ayelet Shaked as Culture Minister,” Verbin said, “but a person who expressed radical opinions against the Supreme Court and tried to pass a law that would circumvent the High Court cannot head the justice system.” "Shaked will be an anti-law and justice minister, a minister who will fight the legal system instead of strengthening it, a minister who might push the...
  • Md. Atty Claims Gray’s Knife Was ‘Lawful,’ But Says Evidence ‘Collected Cannot Ethically Be...

    05/06/2015 1:33:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 6, 2015 | Brttanu M. Hughes
    Full title: Md. Atty Claims Gray’s Knife Was ‘Lawful,’ But Says Evidence ‘Collected Cannot Ethically Be Disclosed’ to Public ( – As questions mount about what type of knife Freddie Gray reportedly was carrying when he was arrested on April 12, Maryland State Attorney for Baltimore City Marilyn Mosby said such “evidence” could not “ethically be disclosed,” although she accused six Baltimore police officers of illegally arresting Gray by claiming the knife in question was “lawful.” “While the evidence we have obtained through our independent investigation does substantiate the elements of the charges filed, I refuse to litigate this case...
  • Is This The Top For Oil Prices For Now?

    05/06/2015 1:31:53 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies ^ | 06-05-2015 | Oilman
    E&P earnings are coming in and the impression we’re left with is that natural gas investment in Marcellus is being reduced, while oil overall appears to be incrementally ramping up versus prior guidance. Also, production overall for 1Q15 has exceeded sell side expectations as well, as reported by many public companies. Noble (NBL) reported that it’s cutting investment in the Marcellus by some $200M in response to the Nat Gas price crash. This is on top of prior production reductions at Chesapeake (CHK) & Range Resources (RRC). However, the Ponzi game in shale oil, having to continuously drill to replace...
  • Huckabee defends his email spam selling bible verses as a cancer cure (Video)

    05/06/2015 1:31:40 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    cnn ^ | 5-6-2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended renting out his email list to a group selling hidden cures for cancer embedded in Bible verses, saying it was no different than CNN allowing advertisers for catheters or adult diapers to air alongside programming. "My gosh, that's like saying, 'You run some ads on CNN. Do you personally agree with all the ads that run on CNN?' Huckabee said Wednesday to CNN's Jake Tapper on The Lead. "I doubt you do. I'm sure there are some for maybe, I don't know, catheters or adult diapers. They're not products that you use or...
  • Remembering Okinawa: Prelude to the Atomic Bomb

    05/06/2015 1:31:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | Austin Bay
    Okinawa's ground battle began April 1, 1945, when four American divisions simultaneously assaulted the 65-mile-long island. With two U.S. Marine and two U.S. Army divisions debarking, the attack was one of the Pacific theater's largest amphibious assaults. U.S. commanders, however, were planning another Pacific D-Day, one that would far exceed Okinawa and the Philippines' invasions in scope, complexity and -- yes -- casualties. That would be the war-concluding assault on Japan's home islands. Okinawa's 660 square miles provided America with a big logistics dump and staging area only 350 miles from Kyushu's Southern tip. Japanese leaders knew defeating the U.S....
  • Inside Jeb Bush’s long game: A bet on peaking late

    05/06/2015 1:30:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/6/15 | Matea Gold and Robert Costa
    At a luxury Miami hotel last month, one of Jeb Bush’s chief strategists stood before hundreds of top GOP fundraisers to deliver an unsubtle message: The former Florida governor will not be one of the “presidents of August.” During his closed-door presentation at the 1 Hotel in South Beach, Mike Murphy dismissed buzz-fueled candidates who rise fast early only to flame out once the primaries begin. Murphy ridiculed the early spate of presidential polls — many of which show Bush lagging, particularly in Iowa — as “noise meters.” And he insisted that the Bush team is patiently playing a long...
  • Experts: Support-base growth still challenges Huckabee

    05/06/2015 1:27:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / The Associated Press | May 6, 2015 | Sarah D. Wire
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  • Left Concerned Over Shaked as Justice Minister (Israeli left unhappy over new government)

    05/06/2015 1:25:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/2015, 12:13 AM | Uzi Baruch
    The left was unhappy on Tuesday with the possibility that Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked would be appointed Justice Minister, hours after Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett delivered an ultimatum to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, demanding that Shaked be named justice minister or Jewish Home would go to the opposition. Yariv Oppenheimer, head of the Peace Now organization, tweeted, "Shaked as Justice Minister is like placing an idol in the Temple. No less.” MK Nachman Shai (Labor) also condemned the possible move, saying, "The demand to give Ayelet Shaked the Justice portfolio is like giving the Fire and Rescue Services...
  • Lest we Forget - Corregidor falls

    05/06/2015 1:17:59 PM PDT · by Oatka · 9 replies
    Seventy-three years ago today. Here's some covers in commemoration, with the last report sent by Irving Strobing, who survived the war. A nice detailed of the report here. Right up to the end we kicked butt and took names. [excerpt] The Americans and Filipinos on shore, unaware of the confusion in the Japanese ranks and still reeling under the effects of the bombardment, met the enemy with every weapon they could muster. One 2-gun 75-mm. battery near the tail of the island, just east of North Point, had never disclosed its position and it opened fire, together with some 37-mm....
  • N.C. Small Business Owner: IRS Seized More Than $100K From Me

    05/06/2015 1:13:52 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies ^ | May 6, 2015 | Ainsley Earhardt
    A North Carolina store owner is fighting to recover more than $100,000 from the IRS. The feds reportedly seized Lyndon McLellan’s life savings under a banking law designed to stop drug dealers and money laundering. The IRS accused McLellan of structuring – repeatedly depositing money in increments just under $10,000. The IRS had said it would no longer target deposits unless the money was involved in a separate illegal activity. McLellan, who owns L&M Convenience Mart in Fairmont, hasn’t been charged with anything, yet he hasn’t gotten his money back. “It took 13 years to get it and less than...
  • Jeb Bush Administration Invested Florida Pension Money In Porn Purveyor

    05/06/2015 1:08:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 6, 2015 | Andrew Perez and David Sirota
    Conservatives in Florida were aghast: State documents said that Gov. Jeb Bush and other overseers of Florida's pension system had shifted retirees' money into a company called Movie Gallery, one of the largest film rental firms in America. Most of the titles were standard comedy and action fare, but a fraction were X-rated titles. In short, the state of Florida was investing taxpayer money in pornography. Bush recently released 280,000 emails from his two terms as governor (1999-2007), and buried in the trove are exchanges about the Movie Gallery investment that highlight the tension between Bush’s stance as a firm...
  • Reminder: Mike Huckabee Granted Clemency to a Criminal Who Murdered Four Police Officers

    05/06/2015 1:08:53 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies ^ | 5/6/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it yesterday, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announced another run for the White House. In an already crowded GOP field, there are many questions surrounding whether Huckabee can successfully make it through the primary. Putting the horse race aside, pundits seem to be forgetting a very important and devastating decision Huckabee made during his time as governor. In 2000, despite objections from prosecutors, Huckabee granted clemency to a man named Maurice Clemmons. Background from the Arkansas Leader: Several prosecutors around the state are upset with Gov. Huckabee for grant- ing clemency to violent criminals, but he...
  • Jeb Bush wife, Columba, son Jeb Jr., to hit Chicago for mega fund-raising

    05/06/2015 1:07:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/4/15 | Lynn Sweet
    The wife and son of all but declared presidential hopeful Jeb Bush hit Chicago on Thursday for a fundraiser where the ask ranges from $2,500 for one ticket to $250,000 to give or raise. The money is for the Bush super pac, “Right to Rise,” which is underwriting the initial stages of the former Florida governor’s 2016 presidential run. The headliners for the Chicago event are Columba Bush and Jeb Bush Jr
  • NASA testing new battery powered electric plane

    05/06/2015 1:01:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    ITProPortal ^ | May 5, 2015 | David Curry
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The current issue surrounding personal aircraft is the cost factor. Not only do private jets that seat under a dozen people cost millions to buy, but fuel for a flight will set you back a few thousand pounds each ride. NASA is working on a way to fix that, by creating a four man battery-powered airplane capable of working as a pseudo-drone and a short flight carrier. The electric plane features 10 engines and is capable of taking off vertically, similar to a rocket. The current prototype is focused on crop overview and personal surveillance. Instead of having a...