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  • Uganda court to rule on legality of anti-gay law

    08/01/2014 2:02:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 1, 2014 3:30 AM EDT | Rodney Muhumuza
    A Ugandan court is expected to rule Friday on a petition by activists who say the East African country’s new anti-gay measure is invalid because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked quorum. If the panel of judges on Uganda’s Constitutional Court agrees, the whole law could be jettisoned. If no, then the judges will continue to hear the activists’ argument that the law is unconstitutional. …
  • World no Longer Buys Obama's Snake Oil - Majority Runs Medicine Show out of Town

    08/01/2014 1:50:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    August 1, 2014
    I was watching Obama's medicine show the other day - the jive, gesturing and smirk. As usual he was surrounded by an obliging audience planted behind him to smile, laugh and cheer for the cameras. Again he goaded Congress, the GOP, the "haters" - saying he'd have to do his job because they wouldn't. His medicine show is flat, forced and fake. The American people know it. The world knows it. Is it possible that the Congress sees it too?
  • Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point

    08/01/2014 1:49:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 3:58 AM EDT | Connie Cass and Jennifer Agiesta
    Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans’ dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated Press-GfK polling found a spring and summer of discontent with the president’s handling of world events. Obama’s consistently low marks across crises such as the fighting in Ukraine and the conflict between Israel and Hamas could benefit Republicans aiming to win control Congress in the fall. “The problem is saying something and not doing anything—making grandiose threats and never following any of them up,” said Dwight Miller, 71, a retiree and volunteer firefighter in Robertson County, Texas. Miller, who describes himself...
  • Cantor says he'll resign sooner than expected

    08/01/2014 1:36:42 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. – U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
  • Militants ‘blow up UNRWA clinic,’ killing 3 soldiers (terror tunnel inside)

    08/01/2014 1:26:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 30, 2014, 8:47 pm | Updated: July 31, 2014, 2:00 am | Mitch Ginsburg
    Three IDF soldiers were killed Wednesday morning in Gaza in an explosion at a booby-trapped UNRWA health clinic that housed a tunnel entry shaft, the IDF’s Gaza Division commander, Brig. Gen. Micky Edelstein, said in a briefing. After describing certain precautionary measures, Edelstein said, “And then we enter with our people, and they [the militants], from the very same terror tunnel, they blow up half the clinic on our troops.” “They blow [up] the UNRWA clinic on our troops.” UNRWA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. …
  • ISIS Representatives Enthusiastically Meet with German Security Officials in Berlin

    08/01/2014 1:17:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    twitter Hate to say 'I toldja', but...
  • Today's Toons 8/1/14

    08/01/2014 1:15:52 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 3 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 8/1/14 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Colorado to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants (in the country illegally)

    08/01/2014 1:08:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 2:12 AM EDT | Ivan Moreno
    Colorado will begin issuing driver’s licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws. Now, thousands of immigrants are waiting to get cards they hope will add a degree of legitimacy to their residency in Colorado. About 9,500 people are signed up for appointments through the next 90 days to get the documents, with more getting scheduled every day. Both people in the country illegally and those who have temporary legal status will qualify. The demand for the licenses...
  • We Chat With the Founder of Tumblr Hit "Confused Cats Against Feminism" [w/LOLcat pix]

    08/01/2014 12:42:12 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 3 replies
    Catster ^ | Jul 31st 2014 | Maeve Connor
    When I first saw the Women Against Feminism Tumblr, I could feel my blood pressure rise. It's a collection of pictures of women holding up signs about why they don't need feminism based on completely inaccurate ideas about what feminism is. They have reasons relating to needing help opening jars and enjoying shaving their legs which have almost nothing to do with the feminist movement and show a complete lack of awareness of how they, and all women, have benefited from it.Enter David Futrelle, the man behind We Hunted the Mammoth, a blog that wittily tracks misogyny on the internet....
  • Marine Le Pen takes poll lead in race for next French presidential election

    08/01/2014 12:37:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ft.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Hugh Carnegy
    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6a09af64-18a7-11e4-a51a-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz397k1epX7 The growing threat to France’s mainstream political leaders posed by Marine Le Pen, head of France’s far-right National Front, has been underscored by an opinion poll putting her in the lead for the first time in the race for the next presidential election. The charismatic Ms Le Pen has overtaken former centre-right president Nicolas Sarkozy in voting intentions if the first...
  • Resident near Oregon Gulch fire: 'They're trying to save lives more than anything'

    07/31/2014 11:21:19 PM PDT · by forester · 3 replies
    Ashland Daily Tidings ^ | 7/31/2014 | Ryan Pfeil
    Updated 6:45 p.m. Tracie Gibson, a resident at Fall Creek Ranch, said, "Everybody is evacuating. They're asking everybody to leave at this point. They're trying to save lives more than anything right now. They're dumping water trying to save what they can, but it's moving pretty fast." She said residents were initially told to evacuate to Fall Creek Ranch, but at this point, residents are being told to evacuate into California. Fire has grown to 3,000 acres, Oregon Department of Forestry officials say. - See more at: http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20140731/NEWS/407310317/101081/NEWS#sthash.QTt8J14b.dpuf
  • Ebola question {vanity}

    07/31/2014 11:19:44 PM PDT · by No One Special · 49 replies
    August 1, 2014 | Me
    There's about a 21 day period between contracting ebola and the appearance of symptoms. Can the disease be passed to another before the symptoms appear?
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Tetons and Snake River, Planet Earth

    07/31/2014 10:57:05 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | August 01, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: An alluring night skyscape, this scene looks west across the Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, Planet Earth. The Snake River glides through the foreground, while above the Tetons' rugged mountain peaks the starry sky is laced with exceptionally strong red and green airglow. That night, the luminous atmospheric glow was just faintly visible to the eye, its color and wavey structure captured only by a sensitive digital camera. In fact, this contemporary digital photograph matches the location and perspective of a well-known photograph from 1942 - The Tetons and The Snake River , by Ansel Adams, renown photographer...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Veins of Heaven

    07/31/2014 10:53:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | July 31, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Transfusing sunlight through a still dark sky, this exceptional display of noctilucent clouds was captured earlier this month above the island of Gotland, Sweden. From the edge of space, about 80 kilometers above Earth's surface, the icy clouds reflect sunlight even though the Sun itself is below the horizon as seen from the ground. Usually spotted at high latitudes in summer months the night shining clouds made a strong showing this July. Also known as polar mesopheric clouds they are understood to form as water vapor driven into the cold upper atmosphere condenses on the fine dust particles supplied...
  • MTV Anniversary (August 1, 1981)

    07/31/2014 10:52:24 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 179 replies
    HIstory ^ | August 1, 2014 | beaversmom
    On this day in 1981, MTV: Music Television goes on the air for the first time ever, with the words (spoken by one of MTV’s creators, John Lack): “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” was the first music video to air on the new cable television channel, which initially was available only to households in parts of New Jersey. MTV went on to revolutionize the music industry and become an influential source of pop culture and entertainment in the United States and other parts of the world, including Europe, Asia and Latin America,...
  • Knock-out killer charged with misdemeanor

    07/31/2014 10:50:58 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 20 replies
    DailyKenn ^ | 7/31/14
    A grieving Bronx family is stunned that the teen accused of sucker-punching their father and husband is being charged with a misdemeanor that could result in the suspect doing less than a year in jail. Ildefonso Romero Jr. died days after a teenage boy allegedly sucker-punched him outside his home on Thieriot Avenue in Soundview on June 21. Witnesses said Romero had been protecting a girl from local teens who were apparently causing trouble in the street, and one of the teens punched Romero. Romero fell and hit his head on the curb, and his son found him unconscious on...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- M31: The Andromeda Galaxy

    07/31/2014 10:49:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | July 30, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Andromeda is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the Local Group of galaxies. The diffuse light from Andromeda is caused by the hundreds of billions of stars that compose it. The several distinct stars that surround Andromeda's image are actually stars in our Galaxy that are well in front of the background object. Andromeda is frequently referred to as M31 since it is the 31st object on Messier's list of diffuse sky objects. M31 is so distant it takes about two...
  • How Ebola could head out of Africa

    07/31/2014 10:47:35 PM PDT · by No One Special · 10 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | Derek Gatherer
    It is 6am on a warm West African morning. Two men, Ahmed and Milton, are up early, getting ready for long journeys. Apart from that, they have little in common. Ahmed is a high-ranking official in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Guinea. He is a successful doctor, drives a Mercedes and lives in an exclusive air-conditioned apartment block in the Kaloum district of Guinea's capital, Conakry. Milton has no steady job, no car and shares a crowded corrugated iron shed in East 3, the poorest part of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown. Ahmed is travelling today on important...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Sky Portal in New Zealand

    07/31/2014 10:44:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | July 29, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: To some, it may look like a portal into the distant universe. To others, it may appear as the eye of a giant. Given poetic license, both are correct. Pictured above is a standard fisheye view of the sky -- but with an unusual projection. The view is from a perch in New Zealand called Te Mata Peak, a name that translates from the Maori language as "Sleeping Giant". The wondrous panorama shows the band of our Milky Way Galaxy right down the center of the sky, with the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds visible to the right. The...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Horsehead Nebula from Blue to Infrared

    07/31/2014 10:39:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | July 28, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: One of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky, the Horsehead Nebula in Orion, is part of a large, dark, molecular cloud. Also known as Barnard 33, the unusual shape was first discovered on a photographic plate in the late 1800s. The red glow originates from hydrogen gas predominantly behind the nebula, ionized by the nearby bright star Sigma Orionis. The darkness of the Horsehead is caused mostly by thick dust, although the lower part of the Horsehead's neck casts a shadow to the left. Streams of gas leaving the nebula are funneled by a strong magnetic field. Bright...
  • Ebola: First case coming to America

    07/31/2014 10:25:21 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    Now, Emory University hospital in Atlanta will be taking the transfer of an Ebola patient, reportedly an American aid worker:
  • Murdered teen April Millsap’s final ominous text ‘OMG I think I’m being kidnapped’

    07/31/2014 10:07:21 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    news.com.au ^ | July 30, 2014 | Fox
    THE family of a teenager murdered while walking her dog on a nature trail believe she may have known her killer. Police said Michigan schoolgirl April Millsap, 14, texted her boyfriend “OMG ... I think I’m being kidnapped” to her boyfriend just before her death. A couple walking the well-known Macomb Nature Trail in Armada, just north of Detroit, found April’s body last Thursday night. Her dog Penny was standing guard. It later emerged the dog had repeatedly approached other hikers before successfully leading the couple to her body.
  • Beyond oil and reserves, Russia running on empty

    07/31/2014 10:06:50 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1 Aug 14 | Lidia Kelly and Katya Golubkova
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - For all the sanctions Western leaders can throw at Russia, the biggest threat to President Vladimir Putin's ability to back separatists in east Ukraine is something beyond his or their control: the price of oil. With Russia's $2 trillion economy heavily dependent on crude exports, oil prices are always closely monitored by the Kremlin, but the government is particularly wary now as tensions with the West mount and sanctions ratchet up. Such conflicts often push up crude prices, but as long as oil, which accounts for 40 percent of state revenues, remains above the average $104 per...
  • Man shot dead 6 days after son killed on West Side

    07/31/2014 9:49:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 31, 2014 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Jeremy Gorner
    When Victoria Chamilien and her cousin, Sam Walker, last spoke, it was Wednesday afternoon after he returned from a police station, where he viewed surveillance footage of the killing of his 13-year-old son..
  • Jacob Have I loved...Israel's future pt 5

    For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of...
  • Federal Court Releases Hold on Fast & Furious Docs Case

    07/31/2014 9:19:34 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Sharyl Attkinsson
    An interim victory for the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, which is suing the Obama administration over withheld Fast and Furious documents: a federal judge has lifted a 16-month delay in the Freedom of Information lawsuit. That means the Department of Justice must turn over an index describing all of the material it’s been holding back since September of 2012. Judicial Watch had requested all of the documents that President Obama ordered withheld from Congress under executive privilege. The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge John Bate orders the Justice Department to provide the so-called “Vaughn index” listing of documents...
  • IRS Strikes Deal With Atheists To Monitor Churches

    First Amendment: Government's assault on religious liberty has hit a new low as the IRS settles with atheists by promising to monitor sermons for mentions of the right to life and traditional marriage. A lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) asserted that the Internal Revenue Service ignored complaints about churches' violating their tax-exempt status by routinely promoting political issues, legislation and candidates from the pulpit. Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/073114-711290-irs-deal-with-atheists-to-monitor-churches.htm#ixzz396vlEkL0 Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
  • Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

    07/31/2014 9:06:54 PM PDT · by Rome2000 · 41 replies
    AP ^ | July 31, 2014
    After his speech, Cantor received a standing ovation from members of both parties and shared a hug with the No. 2 House Democrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland.....
  • Florida man who tossed infant on highway through car window found guilty of murder

    Three-month-old Emanuel Murray Jr. pictured, was killed instantly after his mother's ex-boyfriend, Richard McTear, threw him out of a moving car in 2009. Family Photo/Hillsborough County Sheriff Three-month-old Emanuel Murray Jr. pictured, was killed instantly after his mother's ex-boyfriend, Richard McTear, threw him out of a moving car in 2009. TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man was convicted of murder Thursday for tossing a 3-month-old boy out a moving car window along an interstate, killing the infant instantly. According to prosecutors, 26-year-old Richard McTear attacked ex-girlfriend Jasmine Bedwell, 22, after she returned home with her son from a friend's house...
  • America's progeny will ask: Why didn't they impeach him?

    07/31/2014 9:05:29 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 31st 2014 | West, Diana
    How will future generations look back on our gravest national emergency of all time? And how will they regard what their forebears didn’t do about it? This will include what we didn’t do about border nullification, which collapsed the U.S. as a sovereign nation. What we didn’t do about the alignment of our foreign policy with that of jihad movements, which meant the end of liberty, also life itself, for our best allies. What we didn’t do about the growth of tyranny from corruption and Marxism in this cradle of liberty. Most of our progeny – and certainly those millions...
  • If Obama Tries to Grant Legal Status to Illegal Immigrants, the States Should Say 'I'll See You…"

    07/31/2014 9:02:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2014 | Allan J. Favish
    July 31, 2014 If Obama Tries to Grant Legal Status to Illegal Immigrants, the States Should Say 'I'll See You In Court' By Allan J. Favish It has been reported that President Barack Obama is planning to unilaterally attempt to grant legal status to illegal immigrants. There is no legal authority for him to do so. It has been reported that it may not be possible to stop Obama’s action with a lawsuit because nobody would have standing to bring the lawsuit. Legal experts see any challenge to the expected immigration policy changes headed for the same key roadblock facing...
  • The Book of Abraham Papyri and Joseph Smith

    07/31/2014 9:01:53 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 20 replies
    CARM ^ | Matt Slick
    The Book of Abraham Papyri and Joseph Smith by Matt Slick There are many proofs that Joseph Smith was a false prophet, but Mormons typically will not accept them. From the biblical evidence that contradicts Mormon theology to the contradictions within its own history and doctrine, proofs abound. But Mormons, completely dedicated to their religion and their testimony, cannot and will not see the evidence. They rely not on biblical evidence--not on historical evidence but rather trust a 'testimony' that Mormonism is the restored church and Joseph Smith its true prophet. One of the tests of whether or not a...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (8/1/2014) [Prayer]

    07/31/2014 9:01:37 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 4 replies
    1 August 2014 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation The LORD is the strength of his people, . a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. . Save your people and bless your inheritance; . be their shepherd and carry them forever. Psalm 28:8,9 (NIV) ----
  • So far in 2014, record low temperatures outpace record highs nearly 2-1 in the USA

    07/31/2014 8:59:55 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    WUWT ^ | 7/31/2014 | A.WATTS
    Numbers released today by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center show that not only has July been abnormally cool in the USA, but so has 2014 in general. For the last 30 days, there have been 574 record highest temperatures in the USA, and 1,726 record lowest. A ratio of 3 to 1, indicating that July was very cool. But, the year so far has also been cool. So far for the USA year to date, the numbers of record lows outpace the highs two to one. This year, here have been been 12,644 daily record lowest temperatures versus 6,615 record...
  • New York City principal, wife-cheater lavishes mistress with gifts.....in school money..

    07/31/2014 8:51:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    NY daily news ^ | Jenna O'donnell , Ben Chapman , Stephen Rex Brown
    FULL TITLE: New York City principal, wife-cheater lavishes mistress with gifts bought using nearly $30G in school money: probe A former Bronx principal stole nearly $30,000 in school funds to shower lavish gifts upon his mistress, officials said. Robert Hannibal worked at JHS 145 — also known as the Toscanini School — in the South Bronx. He pleaded guilty Thursday to felony grand larceny for withdrawing $29,244.55 from 2010 to 2012 — nabbed after an unidentified tipster dimed him out.
  • CDC Designates El Paso an Ebola Quarantine Site

    07/31/2014 8:43:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 52 replies
    KVIA-TV ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Darren Hunt
    The Centers for Disease Control has designated El Paso as one of 20 quarantine stations for the ebola virus. The Sun City is part of a comprehensive system designed to prevent the spread of the disease in the United States. While ebola has never been detected in the U.S., that doesn't mean it can't make its way to the country. The biggest concern is at airports with international flights and ports of entry, which there are a lot of in the Borderland. SNIP The CDC released a map showing the 20 quarantine stations designated across the country, including El Paso,...
  • 6 Philadelphia Narcotics Officers Stole Half a Million Dollars From Suspects: Feds

    07/31/2014 8:37:10 PM PDT · by Ken H · 19 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | July 31, 2014 | Vince Lattanzio and Dan Stamm
    Federal agents arrested six Philadelphia Police narcotics officers as part of an ongoing corruption probe and accused the group of swiping more than half a million dollars' worth of money, drugs and other items over a period of years. “Unfortunately, a very small percentage of police officers continue to toss their oath aside and act like the very criminals they have sworn to bring to justice,” said U.S Attorney Zane David Memeger. The U.S. Attorney's Office unsealed the 26-count indictment Wednesday of the two-year joint investigation between the police department, FBI and U.S. Attorney's office. The officers, who have served...
  • Hospitals struggle with increasing number of "non-emergency" ER visits due to Medicaid expansion

    07/31/2014 8:34:48 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/30/2014 | Don Weber
    CYNTHIANA — The emergency rooms of Kentucky’s hospitals are facing a crisis of too many patients, but not because of an increase in illnesses, like the rest of the nation Kentucky saw an increase in non-emergency visits because more individuals have health insurance coverage. In Kentucky, more than 330,000 people became Medicaid eligible when the state expanded the program on January 1. The expansion covers residents earning up to 138% of the federal poverty rate which is $15,856. The problem is many of the patients now going to the emergency rooms are not actually facing a medical emergency. This is...
  • Barry Defends His Daddy's Polygamy

    07/31/2014 8:34:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What Obama told these young African leaders was -- and I'm gonna quote this -- he said, "Female genital mutilation isn't a tradition worth hanging onto." Female genital mutilation is not a tradition worth hanging onto. Note that he didn't condemn female genital mutilation. That would have been telling Africans what to do. And he would never impose his views on 'em 'cause we're from the US and who are we. He just said, you know, this female genital mutilation, it's not worth hanging onto. But he doesn't condemn it. He just tells 'em I wouldn't hang...
  • Brian Terry Murder Suspect Extradited From Mexico

    07/31/2014 8:33:08 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 1 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 7-31-2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    July 31, 2014 Brian Terry Murder Suspect Extradited From Mexico Sharyl Attkisson Just a coincidence that on the day it’s announced that a federal court has ordered the Justice Department to initiate the process of turning over withheld Fast and Furious documents, the Justice Department announces another defendant in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder has been extradited to face charges.According to a Justice Department news release, Ivan Soto-Barraza was extradited to the U.S. from Mexico today to face first degree murder charges in Terry’s December 14, 2010 shooting near Nogales, Arizona just north of the Mexico border. Of six...
  • 20 minutes after launch, hobbyist’s drone finds man missing for 3 days

    07/31/2014 8:29:07 PM PDT · by null and void · 13 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 07/25/2014 | Jeffrey Bausch
    Model aircraft able to do what dogs, volunteers, and helicopters could not After authorities spent three days searching for a missing, elderly man in Wisconsin, a hobbyist launched his personal drone in a volunteer search effort and was able to locate the lost individual 20 minutes post launch. During the initial search phase, authorities used dogs, helicopters, and employed local volunteers to comb the Fitchburg countryside in search of Guillermo DeVenecia, an 82-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s. David Lesh, a drone enthusiast who uses his personal model aircraft to make videos for his skiing and snowboarding business, was in town...
  • ISIS woos Ansar al-Sharia in Libya

    07/31/2014 8:16:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Magharebia ^ | July 31, 2014 | Mawassi Lahcen in Casablanca
    After failing to attract al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the group formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is now trying to gain the support of Libya's Ansar al-Sharia. An ISIS supporter recently endorsed the terror group on a global jihadist forum. On July 23rd, the militant urged ISIS followers to repost his comments on social networking websites, in order to push Ansar al-Sharia in Libya to swear allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Earlier this month, Abdelmalek Droukdel's al-Qaeda subsidiary refused to recognise the self-proclaimed caliphate and instead renewed allegiance to the parent organisation led by...
  • Obama Gas Stations” are a real thing and they’re just as horrible as you can imagine

    07/31/2014 8:15:55 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    You’ve got to be kidding me. Welcome to Obama’s America, literally.A friend’s husband found this Obama gas station and shared it on Facebook. Liberals proving once again they are beyond parody. I just can’t believe this is what America has become.  Earlier today we posted about how Obama got heckled and the crowd tried to save him with a really creepy chant. It’s a cult with these people.
  • Obama's Gaza Game

    07/31/2014 8:07:44 PM PDT · by arthurus · 1 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    During the Cold War, Israel was a pawn in a larger struggle between the US and the USSR. Now it is back to being a counter in a larger game. Israel’s function within the great halls of diplomacy was always as a lever on the Arab states. It was not an end, but a means of moving them one way or another. When the Arab states drifted into the Soviet orbit, the “Special Relationship” was born. The relationship accomplished its goal once Egypt was pried out of the Soviet orbit. It has lingered on because of the emotional and cultural...
  • Ted Nugent rocks Kansas City as Obama arrives just blocks from concert venue Tuesday night

    07/31/2014 8:06:27 PM PDT · by WyCoKsRepublican · 8 replies
    WyCoKsRepublican
    Ted Nugent, an American music icon and true patriot, performed at the Midland Theater in downtown Kansas City Tuesday night, about the time Obama was getting settled in for an event the next day just blocks from the Nuge concert. What a great night and the commentary about Obama being in the same neighborhood were priceless!
  • Jeff Sessions Holds the Line, Blocks Democrat Immigration Travesty

    07/31/2014 8:00:34 PM PDT · by kabar · 77 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 31, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    There was high drama on the Senate floor this evening. Harry Reid brought on for a vote President Obama’s $2.7 billion proposal to support illegals from Central America who are flooding across the border, in the form of a supplemental budget request. An extremely knowledgeable Senate insider offers this blow-by-blow account of what happened: It required 60 votes to waive that point of order. After failing to table the filled amendment tree, Sessions raised the point of order. Appropriations Committee Chair Mikulski, author of the legislation, moved to waive all points of order on the bill. Dems failed to waive...
  • Karnes immigrant detention center softens its image (Illegal alien "children")

    07/31/2014 7:58:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | July 31, 2014 | Chris Sadeghi
    KARNES CITY, Texas (KXAN) — A 29-acre facility which previously housed male illegal immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a makeover and a new purpose. The building nearly 100 miles south of Austin in Karnes City, Texas will now be the temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border. It will also be a much more family friendly environment. “I am pretty sure you will agree this is nothing like we have seen before,” said ICE field office director Enrique Lucero during Thursday’s media tour of the facility. Previously, the people being held at...
  • Fast and Furious suspect extradited; DOJ ordered to turn over index of documents

    07/31/2014 7:54:06 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 4 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    A man charged with the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has been extradited to the United States. Tucson News Now reports: Ivan Soto-Barraza will be arraigned on Friday, Aug. 1 in federal court in Tucson, according to the Department of Justice. Terry died in a shootout in 2010 after confronting some border bandits south of Tucson. Soto-Barraza was caught in Mexico in September 2013. He is charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, attempted interference with commerce by robbery, use and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence...
  • Tesla taps Reno as potential Gigafactory site

    07/31/2014 7:53:10 PM PDT · by redreno · 20 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | July 31, 2014 - 4:34pm | By ED KOMENDA
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    07/31/2014 7:51:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
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