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  • Photo-Cop Camera Advocates Shift To Speeding

    10/20/2014 6:38:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Legislators have come back again with a second attempt in two years to authorize automated traffic enforcement cameras on Michigan's streets and roads. Under Senate Bill 1063, photographs taken by the cameras would be used to identify vehicles that have allegedly exceeded the speed limit. Owners of the vehicles would then be cited for violations and, unless they fought the charges, have to pay fines. According to the MichiganVotes.org description of the bill, "Local governments could contract out the operation of the cameras, and keep 56 percent of the fine revenue." The companies that produce and operate the camera systems...
  • NY Minute: Number of people deemed unstable under Safe Act may be too low, Cuomo says

    10/20/2014 6:38:22 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines
    Syracuse NY Post Standard ^ | updated October 20, 2014 at 7:35 AM | By Teri Weaver | tweaver@syracuse.com
    Cuomo on Sunday defended the parts of the NY Safe Act that remove guns from people deemed mentally unstable, saying the number might be too low. That came after Sunday's New York Times story about the 34,500 people who have been judged too unstable to possess guns since Cuomo signed the gun laws into effect in early 2013.
  • SLU President Buys Off #OccupySLU Protesters – Hides Payoff From Parents

    10/20/2014 6:34:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Last Monday far left #OccupySLU protesters marched to Saint Louis University campus during their Ferguson October weekend rallies.They never left.The squatters set up a tent city on the Catholic campus in St. Louis City. And they camped out for several days.One violent #OccupySLU protester admitted to being a felon and rapped about raping and whipping white girls with his manparts. “Locked in jail I can’t win in this bitch. So when I get out I’m gonna fuck me a white b*tch. Slap her and whip her and choke her with my d*ck” (Warning on violence and language) The demonstration did...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, October 20, 20144-- aporetic

    10/20/2014 6:33:56 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 2 replies
    10/20/14 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 10/20/14 ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". aporetic;. adj. adjective tending to doubt Examples The aporetic voice is that which expresses wonder and perplexity. Word Origin from a Greek word meaning 'to be at a loss' Etymology: c.1600, from French aporetique, from Greek aporetikos, from aporeein "to be at a loss," from aporos "impassable, impracticable, very difficult; hard to deal with; at a loss," from a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + poros "passage"...
  • Voting with their feet? Crowds WALK OUT during Obama's speech on the campaign trail in Maryland

    10/20/2014 6:33:48 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 4 replies
    A rare appearance on the campaign trail by President Obama on Sunday night was marred by a steady stream of crowd members leaving early and even a yelling heckler. The president had shown up at the Democratic rally in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington, to support Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, who is running for governor. With Obama's approval levels hovering around record lows, many candidates from his party have been wary of appearing with the president during their election races because of his sagging popularity. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2799603/crowds-walk-obama-speech-rare-campaign-trail-appearance.html#ixzz3GgxiUfWu Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • New Bedford Marine held in slaying of Filipino transgender

    10/20/2014 6:29:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jack Encarnacao
    On Wednesday, police filed a murder complaint with prosecutors against Pemberton, who allegedly checked into a motel last Saturday with Laude after meeting her in a bar. 
Police say Laude was found with her head resting on the motel room’s toilet bowl, apparently after being drowned, according to news reports. According to reports, police suspect Pemberton may have been angered when he discovered in the motel room that Laude was transgender.
  • Govt tells Christian ministers: Perform same-sex weddings or face jail, fines

    10/20/2014 6:26:25 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 13 replies
    Alliance Defending Freedom ^ | Saturday, October 18, 2014 | Attorney sound bites: Jeremy Tedesco | Jonathan Scruggs
    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved...
  • Obama Behind Pumpkin Patch Melee

    10/20/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    As you can imagine, I was alarmed, but not very surprised, when I received reports of rioting at the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH. The residents of Keene hold the Pumpkin Festival annually. Their mission is first and always to amass the most number of jack-o-lanterns in history. In 2013 they broke the previous record held by Boston when they brought together 30,581 jack-o-lanterns, according to accounts by the Keene Sentinel.But into their 30,581 points of light this year was inserted sinister, dark forces. Forces that were nonsensical, dystopian and anarchical.And those forces descended into the hallmark expression of Obama’s...
  • German Cardinal [Marx] Defends Synod Document, Says Church Teaching Can Change

    10/20/2014 6:24:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Speaking to reporters in Rome on October 16, Cardinal Reinhard Marx defended the interim report released by the Synod of Bishops and reiterated his early statement of support for a change in Church teaching regarding the reception of Communion by Catholics who are divorced and remarried. "Saying that the doctrine will never change is a restrictive view of things," the cardinal told reporters at a Vatican press office briefing. Cardinal Marx, who is president of the German bishops’ conference, said that most of the country’s bishops backed the proposal by his fellow German, Cardinal Walter Kasper. “We cannot change the...
  • POLL: The Only Thing Chicagoans HATE More than Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the Green Bay Packers (!)

    10/20/2014 6:21:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The campaign of a Democratic challenger to former-Obama-WH-Chief-of-Staff (and incumbent Chicago mayor) Rahm Emanuel -Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti- commissioned a poll this month to kick off his 2015 Chicago mayoral campaign...  Intended to measure the mood of the world's largest cowtown in the twilight of Rahmbo's first term, the news wasn't good for the snotty former ballerina: 49% of participants had an unfavorable opinion of 'sitting in morning traffic'51% had an unfavorable opinion of Fox News52% had an unfavorable opinion of Mayor Emanuel58% had an unfavorable opinion of the Green Bay Packers So those polled (500 Chicagoans) hate Mayor Emanuel a bit...
  • London Calling: UK Gun Owners Now Subject to Surprise Warrantless Firearm Storage "Inspections"

    10/20/2014 6:15:12 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 5 replies
    NRA ILA ^ | October 17, 2014 | unknown
    A new firearm policy from the United Kingdom Home Office, put in force on October 15, has accelerated the once-proud nation's devolution into a police state. The Home Office's October 2014 "Guide on Firearms Licensing Law" adds a new rule allowing for police to conduct warrantless surprise inspections of a gun owner's firearm storage practices. As bad as that is, what's far worse is that the President of the United States cites England's gun control policies as a model for America to follow.
  • Obama Administration Prepares Amnesty ID Cards for Up to 34 Million Illegals

    10/20/2014 6:14:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Obama administration is planning to issue millions of new immigrant ID cards. The federal program will move forward after the midterm elections. US immigration released for illegal immigrants.The federal contract will plan for for up to 34 million cards.Breitbart reported: Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable...
  • North Dakota aims to reduce natural gas flaring

    10/20/2014 6:12:03 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    About one-third of the natural gas North Dakota has produced in recent years has been flared rather than sold to customers or consumed on-site. The rapid growth in North Dakota oil production, which rose from more than 230,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in January 2010 to more than 1,130,000 bbl/d in August 2014, has led to increased volumes of associated gas, or natural gas that comes from oil reservoirs. These increased volumes require additional infrastructure to gather, process, and transport gas volumes instead of flaring them. These additions can take time to build, and well operators are often reluctant to...
  • What We Need Here Is More Cowbell. And Free Cheese.

    10/20/2014 6:10:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-20-2014 | MOTUS
    Leave it to Matt Drudge to make lemons out of lemonade: (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. Believe me, nobody is more understanding of people having to leave a campaign event early than Big Guy. You may recall that he had to do the same thing at an event back in 2010, thus earning him the handle “Rhode Island Runner” for awhile.Technically known as a Rhode...
  • Kansas Senate Race is a National Election

    10/20/2014 6:08:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Star Parker
    Former Democrat House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s political wisdom that “All politics is local” has been a staple in political thinking for many years. But the truth of the matter is that, regarding elections for national office, politics is really, today, a national business. And this is what voters in Kansas should be thinking about in the current close Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and Independent challenger Greg Orman. Roberts has not been shy making the point that regaining the Senate by Republicans is crucial and this is what Kansas voters should be thinking about in this election. And...
  • Obama to Bypass Congress on Easing of Iran Sanctions(Overrides a 99-0 vote in Senate)

    10/20/2014 6:07:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/20/14 | m clyne
    President Barack Obama is doing everything in his power to bypass Congress and suspend most of the sanctions placed on Iran over its nuclear program, The New York Times reports. The president’s efforts to undercut Congress in the negotiations have riled many members, including New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “If a potential deal does not substantially and effectively dismantle Iran’s illicit nuclear weapons program, I expect Congress will respond,” said Menendez, who has sponsored legislation to “tighten” sanctions if no deal is struck by Nov. 24. “An agreement cannot allow Iran to...
  • Idaho City To Christian Pastors: Perform Same-Sex Weddings Or Face Jail, Fines

    10/20/2014 6:04:33 AM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 6:45 PM 10/19/2014 | Derek Hunter
    Religious Liberty Showdown “On Friday, a same-sex couple asked to be married by the Knapps, and the Knapps politely declined. The Knapps now face a 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine for each day they decline to celebrate the same-sex wedding.” Note that jail time and the fine is per day, not per offense, The Daily Signal reports. The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is taking a step many opponents of same-sex marriage feared would come – forcing those with religious objections to perform same-sex marriages or risk facing prosecution for violating non-discrimination laws. Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers...
  • US defies Turkey with drop of arms, ammo to Kurds (Obama disregards NATO ally)

    10/20/2014 6:02:22 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 14 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/20/14
    The U.S. military said late Sunday that it had dropped weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to Kurdish forces battling to hold the Syrian border town of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani. Earlier Sunday, U.S. Central Command (CentCom) said that it had launched 11 airstrikes overnight in the area. CentCom said U.S. C-130 cargo planes made multiple drops of arms and supplies provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq. It said they were intended to enable continued resistance to Islamic State efforts...
  • Report: How the scientist who ‘unmasked’ Jack the Ripper made a ‘serious’ error

    10/20/2014 6:02:10 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    And so one of the West’s greatest, most enduring mysteries, which has spurred numerous failed attempts to crack it, continues. It’s the saga of Jack the Ripper, who committed at least five grisly murders in East London in the autumn of 1888 and then, poof, disappeared, never to be identified.
  • U.S Immigration called on driver: Brunswick Hills Police Blotter

    10/20/2014 6:01:25 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 10-19-2014 | Brian Lisik
    A car was pulled over at 11:11 p.m. Sept. 18 for traveling 84 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone. The driver had no license and multiple registrations were found both on the vehicle and in the rear window. The driver, who said he and his passengers were students at Eastern Kentucky University on their way to visit a family member at a Cleveland hospital, was additionally cited for fictitious plates. Police also notified U.S. Immigration officials, who requested photos of the credentials the men provided.
  • Trusting This Administration On Ebola, Or Anything Else, Is Insanity

    10/20/2014 6:00:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Maybe the White House could organize a coherent response to the myriad problems exploding all over the place if this was an amorphous “community” instead of an actual country. We are seeing a real-life PowerPoint demonstration explaining exactly what happens when you turn the Executive Branch over to people who have never executed anything more complex than a sit-in at the local welfare office. Since everything they touch turns to failure, their response is to lie. And everyone sees it. Everyone except Chet. Chet is my unicorn. I’m a lawyer and get paid to watch equivocating weasels twist in the...
  • Key West men chosen as Fantasy Fest grand marshals

    10/20/2014 5:54:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Two Key West bartenders who won a ruling from a Monroe County judge to be married will serve as grand marshals of the Key West Fantasy Fest parade....
  • Ebola outbreak in Central America + open borders = disaster (Ted Cruz speaks)

    10/20/2014 5:52:49 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    am thinker ^ | 10/20/14 | c brown
    In an interview yesterday with CNN's Candy Crowley, Senator Ted Cruz made numerous points about Ebola, speaking like a true leader, brushing off her snark. He advocated for common sense measures including a temporary freeze on visas from West African nations where Ebola is raging and for stopping all commercial air travel from those countries until the disease is under control. Cruz also shined a light on an issue less often discussed, which is the disaster that would unfold here in America if Ebola were to take hold in Central and South America. If such a scenario were to develop,...
  • In Plain Sight: How Cyber Criminals Exfiltrate Data Via Video

    10/20/2014 5:45:33 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Dark Reading ^ | 10-17-2014 | Kaushik Narayan
    In this attack, once hackers gained access to sensitive data stored by the company on the network, they split the data into compressed files of identical sizes, similar to how the RAR archive format transforms a single large archive into several smaller segments. Next, they encrypted this data and wrapped each compressed file with a video file. In doing so, they made the original data unreadable and further obscured it by hiding it inside a video file, a file format where it's not unusual to see multi-gigabyte file sizes. The video files containing stolen data played normally. What was unusual...
  • Max Allen: Chief Divisiveness Officer

    10/20/2014 5:44:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mike Adams
    UNCW officials have decided to move forward with hiring their first ever Chief Diversity Officer. This is happening despite recent revelations that one of their current diversity officers had been involved in illegal political campaigning using university property. Last year, a task force suggested replacing an associate provost position with a Chief Diversity Officer to promote diversity and inclusion on the campus and in the community. The former chancellor who was run off campus initiated that task force. Now the North Carolina taxpayers are about to pick up the bill for his bad decision to expand UNCW’s already bloated administration....
  • Flawed Ebola protocols left U.S. nurses vulnerable, health official says

    10/20/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    An Obama administration health official said Sunday that U.S. protocols on Ebola failed because they originally were intended for African field hospitals, while the White House came under another round of attacks for its refusal to restrict travel from nations suffering epidemic outbreaks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructions for dealing with the virus were taken from the World Health Organization’s protocol for Africa, where conditions are much different from those in U.S. hospitals. Two nurses caring for an Ebola patient flown into...
  • Military to deploy Ebola response team within U.S. [Martial Law Precursor?]

    10/20/2014 5:38:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    KFOX-TV ^ | 10/19/14 | Meghan Lopez
    In response to fears of Ebola spreading within the U.S., the Pentagon is forming a “quick strike team” consisting of 30 people. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Sunday that the medical support team will feature 20 critical care nurses, five doctors and five trainers who specialize in infectious disease protocols. The team is composed of civilian health care providers though no names have been released at this point. The team was created in response.....
  • Vegas, Baby! MSNBC's Dorian Warren Bets 'History Will Be Very, Very Good' to Obama

    10/20/2014 5:34:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Don't know what Dorian Warren's been smoking, but we can guess what he's been reading: Rolling Stone, and in particular a recent column in which Paul Krugman claims that Barack Obama is one of the most "successful presidents in American history" [ed.: not a typo]. On today's Morning Joe, MSNBC contributor Warren said he'd be happy to call his Vegas buddies to bet that "history will be very, very good to Barack Obama." Warren was responding to Joe Scarborough's suggestion that history will lump Obama and George W. Bush together for their lack of effective leadership. View the video here.
  • City in Idaho may arrest two ministers for not performing gay weddings

    10/20/2014 5:30:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    rightwingnews.com ^ | october 19, 2014
    How far is the tyranny over gay marriage going to go? Reasonable people can differ on gay marriage. But forcing people to go against their religious views in order to comply with one viewpoint is nothing more than harassment.  According to Todd Starnes at Weasel Zippers, Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in daily fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.
  • Republican Populism—or Republican Destruction

    10/20/2014 5:27:23 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-19-2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Nothing much the Republicans have done explains why they are on the verge of taking back the Senate and making gains in the House. (Emphasis mine) Not since the summer of 1974 or October 1980 have we see a presidency in a total meltdown. Abroad, ISIS, Putin, and the bullying Chinese have revealed that the Obama administration is either clueless or has subordinated foreign policy decisions to rank politics — or both. At home we have Ebola. Meanwhile, the list of corrupt, incompetent or politically rogue federal agencies keeps growing — the VA, ICE, the NSA, the IRS, the Secret...
  • Denton fracking ban may be unconstitutional

    10/20/2014 5:22:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Wichita Falls Times Record News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Alex Mills, President, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
    The good citizens of Denton will be voting on Nov. 4 whether or not to ban hydraulic fracturing. They have been told by former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Phillips the ban on fracturing is unconstitutional. “Under the Texas Constitution, I do not believe that a municipality may ban all oil and gas drilling within its borders,” former Chief Justice Phillips said during a hearing before the Denton City Council on July 15. He said the ban is incompatible with state law, and it amounts to a government taking of private property of many mineral interest owners and operators....
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12PM,EDT, WTIC AM,October 20-24,2014

    10/20/2014 5:19:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 20-24, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Proposal For Purple States.Blue Districts Need To Call In Votes First,Then Red.

    10/20/2014 5:11:46 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 10 replies
    This has to be one of the primary reasons Republicans lose in purple swing states by a very narrow margin. Take the latest Virginia Governor's race as an example, all looked well until the end, then a few blue districts reported at the last minute and we lost! Same with November 2012. We were winning in most crucial states right till the end, meanwhile still waiting for a few "Last Minute Deep Blue" districts to call in their votes. Is this going to happen again in those few close senate races in Georgia and North Carolina? It would seem like...
  • Rally Attendees Leave Event After Obama Began Speaking (The Thrill is Gone)

    10/20/2014 5:09:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Washington Free eacon ^ | October 19, 2014 | Staff
    Many attendees of an Obama campaign rally headed for the exits shortly after the president began speaking Sunday evening. Speaking at campaign rally in Maryland for Democratic candidate for governor Anthony Brown, Obama either ignored or didn’t notice the movement of attendees out of the event. The White House pool report described the mass exodus as “unusual” and one reporter present tweeted it was “weird.” Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason tweeted that the steam of rally attendees leaving early was “noticeable and noisy.”
  • The Incompetence Virus

    10/20/2014 5:08:25 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 5 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 10/20/2014 | David Catron
    The folks at Media Matters for America are angry at the press. In a sublimely ironic post, Eric Boehlert fumes, “As Republicans seek to gain a partisan advantage by ginning up fear about the Ebola virus … they're getting a major assist from the news media.” Boehlert believes that media coverage of Ebola has abetted the GOP’s low designs by creating the “unfair” impression that the Obama administration is somehow incompetent ... Presumably, this indictment includes notorious right wing rags like the New York Times, which recently published an op-ed by Joe Nocera that points out the obvious: “When you...
  • McConnell seeks clean slate for Republican majority in Senate

    10/20/2014 5:01:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/20/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) wants to get all must-pass legislation completed in the lame-duck session so Senate Republicans will have a clean slate at the start of 2015 if they control the upper chamber. Senate GOP aides say that’s the message from the leader, who could face opposition from conservative lawmakers who want to block any non-emergency measures in the window between Election Day and the start of the new Congress in January. “We keep hearing from the leadership we’re going to clear the decks in the lame duck,” said a senior GOP aide. Under this scenario, the...
  • Democrats Support Voter Fraud When Opposing Picture ID’s

    The Supreme Court recently upheld a Texas voter ID law. This outrageous piece of legislation would require voters to present a photo ID prior to voting. This is the same sort of requirement that is in place in nearly every country in the world. India requires a photo ID in order to vote, almost every country in Europe has such a requirement. Yet here in the United States requiring a photo ID to vote is met with howls of racism from the Democrats. Interestingly here in Michigan to vote in the Democrats Presidential primary in 2012 voters had to present...
  • BHI: US drilling rig count drops 12 units to 1,918

    10/20/2014 4:59:53 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | 10/17/2014 | OGJ editors
    The US drilling rig count declined 12 units to settle at 1,918 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 17, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. BHI’s average US onshore rig count for the third quarter totaled 1,842 units, up 46 from the second quarter and up 133 from third-quarter 2013. The US onshore well count for the third quarter totaled 9,566, up 110 from the second quarter and up 491 from third-quarter 2013. Average US onshore drilling efficiencies dropped to 5.19, primarily caused by fewer wells/rig being generated in the Permian during the quarter, BHI indicated. The Permian accounted for 54%...
  • Jobs Outsourced Overseas by Delaware’s U.S. Senator Chris Coons

    10/20/2014 4:57:00 AM PDT · by Moseley · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | October 20, 2014 | Johan Snyder
    Delaware’s Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Coons has outsourced over 2,170 high-paying Delaware jobs to China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland from his family’s business W.L. Gore and Associates. Yet in a bold act of chutzpah, Coons is also running for re-election by promising voters he will bring manufacturing jobs to ‘the First State.’ Nationwide, Republicans have been hammered for many years with the false and unfair accusation that American jobs are going overseas because of Republican plans. Whereas Democrat Party policies harm the nation's business environment and drive employers out of the U.S.A., liberals come close to accusing Republicans...
  • The Synod; and Four Cardinals: Burke, Ratzinger, Newman, Kasper ... on the Petrine Ministry

    10/20/2014 4:52:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Fr. Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | 10/20/14 | Fr. John Hunwicke
    The Holy Father's speech at the end of the Synod contained an interesting paragraph about his understanding of his office. I propose, soon, to discuss it. But first, some context. Cardinal Burke is reported to have said "The pope, more than anyone else, is bound to serve the Truth. The pope is not free to change the Church's teaching with regard to the immorality of homosexual acts or the indissolubility of marriage or any other doctrine of the Faith."This is closely in line with the words of Pope Francis' immediate predecessor: "In fact, the First Vatican Council had in no...
  • Midterm immigration ads may hurt GOP in 2016

    10/20/2014 4:50:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 20, 2014 | Noah Bierman
    A still from an ad by Tom Cotton, a Republican challenging Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas.One ad in the Kansas race for Senate depicts shadowy men climbing a barbed-wire fence as a narrator warns that “illegal immigration is threatening our communities and taking jobs away from Kansans who need them.” Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator running for Senate in New Hampshire, has run three border security ads, and cautioned that a “porous” border poses an Ebola threat. And in Texas, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor produced an ad showing a caravan of Middle Easterners waving flags and brandishing...
  • Protective-gear protocol revised for handling Ebola patients

    10/20/2014 4:50:06 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mike Stobbe (AP)
    Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear ‘‘with no skin showing,’’ a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the United States, if needed. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said those caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas were vulnerable because some of their skin was exposed... The CDC guidance was expected as early as Saturday, but its release has been pushed back while it continues to go through review by experts...
  • FL: Woman Arrested for Protecting Children from Water Moccasin

    10/20/2014 4:49:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Who would have thought that it would be illegal to defend children from a poisonous snake?  This is where the insanity of extreme gun restrictions have brought us.   In Florida, a mother was at a school event during a football practice session.  A water moccasin was discovered on the practice field, but attempts to kill it with sticks were not successful.  From newsherald.com: April Dawn DeMarco, 30, was arrested for discharging a .380-caliber handgun on the practice football field of Bay High School, 300 E. 15th St., during practice last week for the local Pop Warner football team. Demarco...
  • How the feds block Ebola cures

    10/20/2014 4:28:36 AM PDT · by bert · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 16, 2014 | 8:30pm | Robert Goldberg
    We have technology to potentially control Ebola and other viral outbreaks today. But the federal bureaucracy refuses to catch up with 21st-century science. For example, diagnostic startup Nanobiosym has an iPhone-sized device that can accurately detect Ebola and other infectious diseases in less than an hour. Two other companies, Synthetic Genomics and Novartis, have the capacity to create synthetic vaccine viruses for influenza and other infectious diseases in only four days. Both firms can also share data about outbreaks instantaneously and make real-time, geographically specific diagnosis and vaccine production possible. These companies could start producing Ebola vaccine/treatments tomorrow — except...
  • China’s Aircraft Carrier Trouble—Spewing Steam and Losing Power

    10/20/2014 4:28:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    War is Boring ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | Robert Beckhusen
    ‘Liaoning’ shut down during recent sea trials There’s no more of a conspicuous and potent symbol of China’s growing naval power than the aircraft carrier Liaoning. But the 53,000-ton, 999-foot-long carrier could be dangerous to her crew and prone to engine failures. If so, that makes the vessel as much of a liability as an asset to Beijing. The ex-Soviet carrier once went by the name Varyag until a cash-strapped Ukraine sold the ship to Beijing in 1998. The Chinese navy has since invested considerable resources into modernizing the warship and testing her at sea. But on at least one...
  • M’ARTHUR INVADES CENTRAL PHILIPPINES; FOOTHOLD TO SPLIT ISLANDS FIRMLY HELD (10/20/44)

    10/20/2014 4:12:20 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/20/44 | Lindesay Parrott, Clifton Daniel, Gene Currivan, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Obola: Visual Attacks on Obama Pick Up Right Where Kenya/Muslim Slurs Left Off

    10/20/2014 4:01:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Bag News ^ | October 19, 2014
    It’s hard to tell how much the far right, in its enduring hate for Obama, is seeing an opportunity in the Ebola hysteria, or the Ebola anxiety is feeding and re-igniting those racist and religious attacks on Obama from their heyday in ‘07-’10 when he was so unknown. Either way, Twitter and social media is serving as its own source of incubation and a visual breeding ground for rallying the replicants. Since the most effective treatment for noxious political memes is inoculation, it’s instructive to examine a few of these specimens to see what they consist of. This combo features...
  • Russia offers India 3 additional Talwar class frigates

    10/20/2014 3:55:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | October 20, 2014
    India is also looking to upgrade the first set of three Project 11356 frigates that were purchased in the early 2000s. Russia offered India three additional Project 11356 or Talwar class frigates, after New Delhi made a formal request, Vladimir Spiridopulo, the general director working on this project at the Northern Design Bureau, said. Negotiations have been taking place since this spring, TASS said. India to spend $3 billion for 3 more Talwar-class frigates Russia supplied India with two sets of three Project 11356 frigates, with the last one being the INS Trikand. “Negotiations on the third set of three...
  • Yik Yak Wants To Be A News Hub, But It Needs To Grow Up First

    10/20/2014 3:48:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ellen Huet
    Yik Yak, an anonymous, location-based app that acts as a sort of local bulletin board, wants to be a serious news source. Right now, Yik Yak is home to a lot of chatter and huge with college students. That demographic is reflected in the posts found on the app, which are mostly about midterms, Netflix, food and sex. But its founders, 23-year-olds Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, have big dreams for the app. They want it to be an on-the-ground, immediate feed of what’s happening, especially during breaking news situations. On Monday, they released a new feature, Peek, that lets...
  • A Rebuttal to Islam: Top 5 Arguments

    10/20/2014 3:37:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Steven Crowder
    This is a little longer than the videos to which you’re accustomed. That’s because it’s taken from my live radio show (which is available for free as a podcast). Why do this?