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  • Beware the Fall Traffic Jam (immigration bill thread)

    07/16/2013 9:35:46 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/13 | Micky Kaus
    Paranoia #23: Bad Traffic: It’s often said that if the battle over immigration lasts into the fall, the controversial legislation will be held up in a traffic jam of Congressional activity. Here’s Ryan Grim and Elise Foley of HuffPo: “There will be scant opportunity for immigration reform in the fall, as a looming government shutdown, the approach of the debt ceiling and the festering sequester will combine to force themselves onto the agenda. In Congress, the fall quickly turns to Thanksgiving recess, which gives way even quicker to the Christmas break. And then it’s 2014.” Like the former CW that...
  • Egypt's Al-Nour Party Logo Similar to ... (Don Your Tinfoil Alert!)

    07/16/2013 9:28:52 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 18 replies
  • Student gets prison for rigged election

    07/16/2013 9:28:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 7-16-13 | Terri Figueroa
    Cal State San Marcos junior stole passwords to vote for himself SAN DIEGO — A former Cal State San Marcos student who rigged a campus election by stealing nearly 750 student passwords to cast votes for himself and friends was sentenced Monday in federal court to a year in prison. It was Matthew Weaver’s decision to try to cover up the largest student identity theft in the university’s 24-year history that seemed to irritate the judge the most. “That’s the phenomenal misjudgment I can’t get around,” said Judge Larry Burns, who rejected Weaver’s request for probation. Burns said the election...
  • Obama To Bush 41: We Are A "Gentler Nation" Because Of You

    07/16/2013 9:26:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    CNN.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Chloe Sommers
    (CNN) – It was a homecoming for former President George H.W. and former first lady Barbara Bush at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday where they joined President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, in presenting the Points of Light honor for extraordinary work in community service.
  • Rachel Jeantel Confirms To Piers Morgan That Trayvon Assumed Zimmerman Was the Police Or Security

    07/16/2013 9:26:14 AM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-16-2013
    Prosecution star witness Rachel Jeantel was interviewed by Piers Morgan last night on CNN. When asked by Piers to explain what 'creepy ass cracka' meant, she slipped up and stated that to Trayvon, it meant a security guard or policeman. So in Trayvon's mind, George Zimmerman was either a security guard or policeman. With that said, what kind of person circles back after running away and attacks a possible security guard or policeman? Go to exactly to 2:00 in the video and watch to 2:25
  • Italy's First Black Minister Greeted With "Nooses On Lampposts"

    07/16/2013 9:13:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/16/2013 | Tyler Durden
    While the US has had its share of race-related social issues in recent days, nothing compares to Italy where not only was the country's first black minister (of integration!) of Congolese origin, Cecile Kyenge, compared to an orangutan two days ago by Roberto Calderoli, vice president of Italy's Senate and a senior parliamentarian in the anti-immigration Northern League, but following a visit to the city of Pescara she was met with a "protest" where nooses were hung from lammposts. And just so the message was not lost, "he nooses appeared on lampposts with posters signed by far-right group Forza...
  • JEANTEL WARNED ZIMMERMAN COULD BE GAY RAPIST TRAYVON: NOT THAT KIND OF WAY

    07/16/2013 9:12:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    Drudgereport.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Drudgereport
    Last night Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel gave CNN her first interview since testifying in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Jeantel opened up and let loose on the murder case that gripped that nation. She explained to CNN's Piers Morgan how she warned her childhood friend that Zimmerman -- could be a gay rapist! MORGAN: You felt that there was no doubt in your mind from what Trayvon was telling you on the phone about the creepy ass cracka and so on, that he absolutely believed that George Zimmerman, this man, you didn't know who he was at the time,...
  • Trayvon Martin's Friend, Rachel Jeantel, Offered A Full College Scholarship

    07/16/2013 9:10:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/16/2013 | Pamela Engel
    Radio personality Tom Joyner has offered Rachel Jeantel, the friend of Trayvon Martin who spoke to him shortly before he died, a full scholarship to any Historically Black College or University she chooses. The website Joyner founded, BlackAmericaWeb.com, confirmed the news. Jeantel spoke to Joyner on his radio show Tuesday morning. He said to her: "If you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU, even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida,like Florida Memorial, Edward Waters or FAMU, if you want to do that, I want to help you do that. I will help you...
  • Four Children Gunned Down in Chicago During Zimmerman Trial (WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE!!)

    07/16/2013 9:06:37 AM PDT · by harpu · 17 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | 7/15/13 | Melanie Hunter
    In the 20-day period of the George Zimmerman trial, four minors – three teens and a five-year-old boy - were gunned down in Chicago, according to Homicides Watch Chicago, a Chicago Sun-Times publication, which details every murder that takes place in the city. On June 28, five-year-old Sterling Sims was killed in a double murder that also claimed the life of his mother, 31-year-old Chavonne Brown. Both were shot in their apartment, and police believe the motive was robbery. On July 1, 16-year-old Antonio Fenner was gunned down on the sidewalk next to the body of a 32-year-old man who...
  • When we give them EVERYTHING they will take our lives as “entertainment”

    07/16/2013 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/16/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last week we got the agonizing news that a defenseless White man who had been beaten severely by a gang of six Black teenagers succumbed to his injuries and died. He was a living breathing person just as you and I. He was 46 year old Pat Mahaney. He was walking on a public street not bothering anyone. His cowardly attackers charged at him from behind and all SIX of them beat him. After the cowardly attack Mr. Mahaney was so traumatized he was afraid to go out of his home. He lived for another year but collapsed first psychologically...
  • 10 Really Stupid Things Liberals Have Said

    07/16/2013 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 July 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Liberals truly are fonts of sophistication and erudition. We know this because liberals tell us, and liberals are smart. They would never mangle words as does Dubya Bush or misspell “potato” like hapless Dan Quayle. But there are some things they would do, and what follows is a sampling. [...] Dog Food Afternoon But perhaps KTVU had graduated from the Patsy Schroeder School of Comedy. During a 1990s budget battle, the Democrats said that if the GOP got its way, the elderly would have to eat dog food to afford medicine. Radio host Rush Limbaugh then spoofed this demagoguery in...
  • Did Trayvon Martin Suffer From Gay Panic?

    07/16/2013 9:00:34 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 50 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/16/13 | Friends of Ours
    The Florida jury which acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin believed the 17-year-old initiated the violent confrontation against the neighborhood watchman, and perhaps his underlying reason was a homophobic assumption that Zimmerman was a sexual predator. Last night in an interview on CNN prosecution witness Rachel Jeantel said the following to Piers Morgan: "People need to understand, he didn't want that creepy ass cracka going to his father or girlfriend's house to go get -- mind you, his little brother is there. Mind you I told you, I told Trayvon, [Zimmerman] might have been a rapist."...
  • Obama’s Ambassador Orders Egypt to Release All Muslim Brotherhood Members

    07/16/2013 8:57:36 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 121 replies
    Israpundit ^ | July 12, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    This may have been filtered through the Egyptian media for that extra nationalistic flavor, but the demands are in line with those already made by Obama and State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Yesterday El Fagr reported that, during their most recent phone conversation, U.S. ambassador Anne Patterson demanded that Egyptian General Sisi release all Muslim Brotherhood members currently being held for questioning: “And when Sisi rejected this order, the American ambassador began threatening him that Egypt will turn into another Syria and live through a civil war, to which Sisi responded violently: ‘Neither you nor your country can overcome Egypt...
  • Pat Buchanan on Zimmerman vendetta: Shut It Down, Mr. President

    07/16/2013 8:57:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Trayvon Martin was an unarmed teenager walking home from a convenience store with Skittles and iced tea, when he was shot to death by a racist, profiling wannabe cop named George Zimmerman. In the Big Media, which has relentlessly sought out the voices of those most incensed by the verdict in Sanford, Fla., that is how the Saga of Trayvon Martin is being told. And from listening to TV reports of the rage across black America, that is what is widely believed there. But is that what happened? Well, not exactly. Trayvon Martin was not shot while walking home. He...
  • Teamsters et al.: Obamacare Will ‘Destroy the Very Health And Wellbeing of Our Members’

    07/16/2013 8:56:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 15, 2013 | Avik Roy
    Last Thursday, in remarkably blunt language, the heads of three major labor unions – James Hoffa of the Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of UFCW, and Donald “D.” Taylor of UNITE-HERE — wrote a letter to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid denouncing Obamacare’s impact on employer-sponsored health insurance. Some of the highlights: “The ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.” “This vision [of universal health care] has come back to haunt us.” “Our persuasive arguments have been disregarded and met with...
  • Russia’s Rosneft At It Again, To Sink Billions More In New Oil Fields

    07/16/2013 8:56:06 AM PDT · by KMR · 2 replies
    FORBES ^ | July 16, 2013 | Kenneth Rapoza
    Guys...remember the Peak Oil debates? They seem to have, well, peaked. Check out all the money Russian oil giant Rosneft is throwing around at global oil supplies these days.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,WABC AM, July 16,2013

    07/16/2013 8:53:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 86 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | July 16, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Elite Housing Recovery: NAHB Homebuilder Confidence Soars, But Cash (Not Mortgages) Is STILL King

    07/16/2013 8:51:18 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/16/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The National Association of Homebuidlers (NAHB) released their homebuilder confidence index this morning and it rose to 57, far above the expectation of 51. A reading above 50 indicates optimism (expansion). nahbconfid When we compare the NAHB optimism index to home prices, we can see one of the causes of optimism. loanhpihomebconfif Is the source of NAHB confidence and/or house price growth a surge in mortgage lending (as in the last decade) or is it a continuation of cash buyers? According according to today’s Market Pulse report from CoreLogic, cash is still king. clcash And cash prices for housing have...
  • Jackson Urges U.N. Human Rights Council to Investigate Trayvon Martin Shooting

    07/16/2013 8:48:14 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, wants the United Nations’ human rights watchdog brought into the debate over the shooting of Trayvon Martin. But Jackson is proposing an investigation by the U.N.’s top human rights apparatus, the Human Rights Council (HRC), a controversial body whose ranks include regimes with poor human rights records, including some of America’s most vocal critics.
  • The false argument about defending our freedom.

    07/16/2013 8:44:11 AM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 16 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | ssue #142 • July/August, 2013 | John Silveira
    The false argument about defending our freedom By John Silveira Issue #142 • July/August, 2013 I'm tired of hearing how we should honor our veterans because they're defending our freedoms. They're not. No one in any of the Islamic countries is trying to take away our freedoms. No one in Russia, China, or North Korea gives a damn about them, either. In reality, the only people taking away our freedoms are in Washington, DC, our statehouses, and our city halls. It is our own politicians, our own bureaucrats, and special interest groups from the Sierra Club to Monsanto, all of...
  • Tattered World War II flag brings two families together

    07/16/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    KOMOnews ^ | 7-16-13 | Eric Johnson
    SEATTLE -- The saying, "time heals all wounds" is familiar to most, and for two soldiers and their two sons, it rings true. It's important that a man understands his father so he can better understand himself. And when the fathers are gone, we cling to things -- belongings and symbols -- that show what they stood for and who they were. In Centralia, Kim McDougal has learned new things about his father after finding a unique package. Herb McDougal is 88-years old. He lives in a retirement home and suffers from Friedreich's ataxia, which makes it difficult for him...
  • Long rap sheet of Millburn home invasion suspect Shawn Custis

    07/16/2013 8:42:47 AM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 15 replies
    Shawn Custis, the suspect charged in the brutal home invasion and beating of a Millburn woman — a crime that sent shock waves through the quiet Essex County community — is no stranger to the criminal justice system.
  • Greece grinds to a halt as layoffs loom

    07/16/2013 8:40:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 16,2013 | Katrina Bishop
    Athens ground to a halt on Tuesday as Greek workers went on strike in protest at thousands of planned public sector job cuts, just days before a high-profile visit to the country by Germany's finance minister. Greece's international lenders last week approved the latest tranche of aid for Athens, but stipulated tough conditions in return for the assistance, including a dramatic reduction in the size of the country's civil service. Greece's two largest unions, which represent around 2.5 millions workers, responded by calling a 24-hour general strike, which saw trains, buses and flights cancelled. Elena Panaritis, an economist at the...
  • Rare photos of the Statue of Liberty under construction in 1883

    07/16/2013 8:37:14 AM PDT · by Sopater · 36 replies
    Daily News ^ | 07/12/2013
    Lady Liberty's head in Paris park, 1883 Before Lady Liberty was standing tall, she had to be assembled piece by piece. The beaming gift, dedicated in 1886 and designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, came a long way from France to the United States. America's most famous immigrant, The Statue of Liberty, was constructed in Paris starting in 1883, then taken apart and shipped to America in pieces. Here, back in 1883, the Statue of Liberty's head was displayed in a park in Paris. Check out more of Lady Liberty's limbs as they were constructed in the 1800s before coming together...
  • A nation of George Zimmermans awakened - Understand the Fraud- post verdict of acquittal

    07/16/2013 8:33:57 AM PDT · by patriotspride · 25 replies
    The last refuge website ^ | july 14, 2013 | sundance
    We have not yet had true justice – We have merely stopped ONE aspect of injustice. So long as these people remain in social, political, or legal power – No-One is safe from becoming the next George Zimmerman.
  • Barack Obama could have saved Trayvon Martin

    07/16/2013 8:30:03 AM PDT · by NCjim · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 16, 2013 | Walt Ughes
    When the President famously said in the heat of a presidential election "If I had son, he'd look like Trayvon," he ironically spoke a truth greater than he knew. I assume Obama was talking about the photo of the young, smiling Trayvon that was shamelessly displayed on every major media outlet and on activists tee shirts, not the actually 17 year old troubled youth expelled twice from school with the raised middle finger. Both pictures of Trayvon were taken during Mr. Obama's Presidency. The lad went from smiley youth to self-described angry "gangsta" on your watch, Mr. President. Mr. First...
  • ‘Secret’ Video Shows German Drone Crashing Into Plane on Runway

    07/16/2013 8:21:41 AM PDT · by Doogle · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/15/13 | Liz Klimas
    Just last month, a supposedly declassified video showed a German-flown drone narrowly missing a flying Afghan passenger jet. Now, another “secret” video has made its way into public view, showing an unmanned aerial vehicle piloted remotely hitting a plane on a runway in Afghanistan. The German tabloid paper Bild (translated via Google Translate) claims to have “exclusive video footage documenting another, earlier drone debacle.” It describes the UAV as a IAI Heron ramming into a Transall C-160 Transport plane at a base in Northern Afghanistan.
  • North Korean ship carrying hidden 'missile equipment' detained after leaving Cuba

    07/16/2013 8:21:39 AM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 11 replies
    nbc ^ | July 16, 2013 | Ian Johnston and F. Brinley Bruton
    A North Korean-flagged ship carrying what is believed to be “sophisticated missile equipment” hidden in sugar containers was stopped while returning home from Cuba, Panamanian officials said late Monday. Speaking to Radio Panama, President Ricardo Martinelli said the captain of the ship tried to kill himself after officials began searching the consignment of sugar. The vessel -- identified by Lloyd's List Intelligence as the Chong Chon Gang -- was heading for the Panama Canal when it was stopped. It was then taken to the port of Manzanillo to be searched. “We suspected that it was carrying drugs and we brought...
  • The Senate May Have Just Made A Major Breakthrough To Avoid Going 'Nuclear'

    07/16/2013 8:19:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/16/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Senate appeared closer than ever to undertaking the so-called "nuclear option" on Tuesday — but early this morning, Senators were on the verge of a breakthrough deal to avoid the significant rules changes. After an unusual 3.5-hour, closed-door meeting on Monday night, the Senate did not have a deal to avert the "nuclear option" that would lead changes in voting on President Barack Obama's executive nominees. What will change if the "nuclear option" is invoked later this morning? Practically, not much. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is carrying out the fight strictly on behalf of seven of Obama's executive...
  • Race Relations In America Improving Every Year, And The Media Hates It

    07/16/2013 8:16:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 07/16/2013 | by Noah Rothman
    Many readers of this post clicked through only because they were appalled at the implication in that headline – that racism in America is on the decline. This empirical, undeniable reality provokes predictable expressions of disbelief, rage, and frustration from those who wish to believe it is not true. They are the predictable reactions one would expect to follow any expression of heresy which contradicts canonical “truths.” Those who insist that race relations in America are on the decline are provided with ample, anecdotal evidence on a daily basis from the news media which supports this article of faith. But...
  • Grievance Industry Outlook: Blacks are 12.5% of our population, but they commit 49% of our homicides

    07/16/2013 8:09:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2013 | Michael Geer
    Trayvon Martin was killed by a single round from George Zimmerman's Kel-Tec 9mm, fired from an intermediate distance (1-18 inches) while Trayvon Martin was beating Zimmerman MMA style. This incident took place on the evening of February 26, 2012. A moment in time pounced upon by the U.S. mainstream media, the nation's venomous and perpetual Grievance Industry and the current Administration. Producing an avalanche of politically correct opinion, judicial malfeasance, political arm twisting, calls for vengeance, threats, intimidation and under the table maneuverings among political players. The resulting hypocrisy is nothing less than staggering. It is eye opening to compare...
  • Study: Obamacare could cause 1 million low-income Americans to move from work to welfare

    07/16/2013 8:07:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    AEI ^ | July 15,2013 | James Pethokoukis
    Applying our labor supply estimates directly to this population, we predict a decline in employment of between 530,000 and 940,000 in response to this group of individuals being made newly eligible for free or heavily subsidized health insurance. This would represent a decline in the aggregate employment rate of between 0.3 and 0.6 percentage points from this single component of the ACA. The researchers arrive at these numbers by examining the labor market impact of Tennessee’s 2005 decision to discontinue its expansion of TennCare, the state’s Medicaid system. They found that the TennCare disenrollment caused “a large and immediate labor...
  • McCain and Reid Reach Deal On Nuclear Option (American people get screwed!)

    07/16/2013 8:01:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 62 replies
    Chad Pergram ^ | 7/16/13 | Chad Pergram
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on nuclear option: We have a deal. It's for Harry and Mitch to announce it.
  • Polling Shows That Sources Of Racism Are Now Reversed

    07/16/2013 7:59:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-8-2013 | Thomas Sowell
    I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white. Apparently other Americans also recognize that the sources of racism are different today from what they were in the past. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 31% of blacks think that most blacks are racists, while 24% of blacks think that most whites are racist. The difference between these percentages is not great, but it is remarkable nevertheless. After all, generations of blacks fought the white racism from which they suffered for so long. If many blacks themselves now think that most...
  • MOTUS Has a Little Fun with the Obamas & Weiners - Racial Justice: Dance With The Won Who Brung Ya’

    07/16/2013 7:50:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-16-2013 | MOTUS
    I swore, no more discussion of the Zimmerman case. Butt then I read that Ricky was looking into charging him with a federal hate crime: murder “animated by racial hatred.” Wow! That’s surprising, considering that the jury didn’t believe George Zimmerman was racially motivated - or a murderer, the FBI couldn’t find any evidence of racial animus in his actions, and now this story, which seems to corroborate the fact that George Zimmerman was not only not a racist, butt an advocate for racial equality (h/t Gateway Pundit): …a drunk adolescent son of a Sanford police official attacked a homeless...
  • NAACP admits: Trayvon's past 'shaky'

    07/16/2013 7:41:49 AM PDT · by Anila · 78 replies
    WND ^ | 07/15/13 | Colin Flaherty
    The first mistake the president of the NAACP in Norfolk, Va., made was saying that Trayvon Martin had a “shaky” past. Then Tristan Breaux admonished his membership to react “logically, not racially” to the verdict. This happened just as the lawyers prepared their closing arguments in the trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon. Zimmerman was acquitted over the weekend. But the fury in response to the statements from Breaux started coming from Norfolk and around the country right away, and really hasn’t stopped. WAVY-TV news tracked down a local city councilman: “To the majority of the African-American...
  • Bill O'Reilly Reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman [spinning like a whirling dervish]

    07/16/2013 7:40:53 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    "Talking Points" understands the anger towards George Zimmerman. He initiated the fracas. But you don't convict someone of murder because he shows poor judgment or because he racially profiles.
  • Peaceful protest of Trayvon Martin verdict in Los Angeles flares into violence

    07/16/2013 7:37:11 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 101 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 16, 2013 | Phillip Caulifield
    A peaceful protest of the Trayvon Martin verdict in Los Angeles unraveled into violence late Monday after a large group broke off and began smashing store windows, vandalizing cars and attacking bystanders, authorities said. More than 300 LAPD cops flooded the Crenshaw district in southwest L.A. after some 150 people splintered off from a prayer vigil in Leimert Park and blazed a trail of anarchy along nearby Crenshaw Boulevard, according to local reports. Protesters jump on a pickup truck in Los Angeles on Monday. Helicopter footage showed angry rioters jumping on cars, breaking storefront windows, setting fires in curbside trash...
  • Milwaukee beating victim says attackers cited Trayvon Martin

    07/16/2013 7:36:53 AM PDT · by sbMKE · 46 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/16/2013 | Ashley Luthern
    A 34-year-old Wauwatosa man told Milwaukee police that he was repeatedly punched Sunday, unprovoked, and heard one of the his assailants refer to Trayvon Martin during the beating. The man, who was identified in media reports as Christopher Simpson, was attacked about 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of W. Cherry St. in Milwaukee. He told police he was punched in the back of the head, and then several other suspects punched and kicked him when he fell to the ground. Simpson, who is white, told WTMJ-TV that he was beaten by a group of black teens and that...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (7/16/13)[Prayer]

    07/16/2013 7:34:51 AM PDT · by left that other site · 30 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/16/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Children In The Bible (And Parenting) Cain and Abel(Genesis 4) 4 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten[a] a man with the help of the Lord.” 2 And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. 3 In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, 4 and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard...
  • Police: Pennsylvania boy, 6, went for officers gun (future Trayvon)

    Pittsburgh police say a 6-year-old boy went for an officer's gun and then bit the officer before being sent for psychiatric treatment.
  • Jim Wallis Issues Rebuke of Zimmerman Acquittal: ‘Racial Profiling Is a Sin in the Eyes of God’

    07/16/2013 7:27:16 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 98 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 16, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Progressive faith leader Jim Wallis joined in on issuing commentary in the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal. In a Huffington Post blog piece entitled, “Lament From a White Father,” he alleged that, had shooting victim Trayvon Martin been white, he would still be alive today. Wallis also pleaded with Caucasians — and parents, in particular — to “listen, to learn, and to speak out” about the tragic death. Race, he contended, was at the center of the incident from the start. “If my white 14-year-old son Luke had walked out that same night, in that same neighborhood, just to...
  • Former Gosnell Abortion Worker is Finding God, Becoming Pro-Life

    07/16/2013 7:25:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The former employee of the late-term abortion clinic Kermit Gosnell ran saw the worst of the worst in the abortion industry. From dilapidated conditions, to late-term abortions and from infanticide of babies born alive to the killing and injuring of patients, the employees at the Philadelphia-based abortion business likely have a significant amount of emotional distress and mental and spiritual health issues they are dealing with now. But Abby Johnson, herself a former director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic who is now a Christian and pro-life, says a former Gosnell worker is rediscovering a relationship with God and may...
  • The Media’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Excuse: Blame the Zimmerman verdict on Florida’s gun laws.

    07/16/2013 7:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/16/2013 | Allen Ginzburg
    Since the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, countless journalists and pundits have attempted to blame Florida’s laws for the outcome. All of these references seem to share a misunderstanding of those laws and the relevant facts. Salon’s Emily Bazelon claimed that people should “blame the state’s bad laws for Trayvon Martin’s death.” An even better example is the Washington Post’s Wonkbook: Florida’s gun laws, for instance, makes cases like this one likely and even inevitable. Would Zimmerman have left his car and followed Martin without the comfort of the cold steel strapped to his body? It’s unlikely. But Florida’s...
  • Jesse Jackson Urges U.N. Human Rights Council to Investigate Trayvon Martin Shooting

    07/16/2013 7:25:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 7/16/2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, wants the United Nations’ human rights watchdog brought into the debate over the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Various parts of the U.N. human rights system have in the past weighed in on the Feb. 2012 shooting of the 17-year-old, criticizing Florida’s “stand your ground” law and, in one case, calling for “reparation for the victims.”
  • Panama stops North Korean ship carrying missile material from Cuba

    07/16/2013 7:24:45 AM PDT · by don-o · 35 replies
    AFP via Fox News ^ | July 16, 2013
    Panama stopped a North Korean vessel that President Ricardo Martinelli said had sailed from Cuba and tried to illegally sneak suspected sophisticated missile material through the Panama Canal. "The world needs to sit up and take note: you cannot go around shipping undeclared weapons of war through the Panama Canal," Martinelli said, noting that the ship had been inspected to rule out drugs and was found to have other cargo of greater concern. "We had suspected this ship, which was coming from Cuba and headed to North Korea, might have drugs aboard so it was brought into port for search...
  • Eric Holder’s Cynical Threat: Civil-rights charges for Zimmerman? A sham.

    07/16/2013 7:23:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/16/2013 | The Editors
    The jury has spoken in Florida, acquitting George Zimmerman of all state murder and manslaughter charges arising out of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. It was a prosecution that should never have been brought: That was the judgment of the veteran police officers who first investigated it and concluded that Zimmerman had acted in self-defense. But because it was brought, we have seen the severe weaknesses of the case against Zimmerman: the absence of intent to commit murder, and the utter dearth of evidence that Zimmerman is a racist or that racism played any part in the tragic death...
  • Never Bet Against The Fed

    07/16/2013 7:21:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    RCM ^ | 07/16/2013 | Ironman
    Two weeks ago, we observed that the Fed's attempts to walk back the damage done by outgoing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments suggesting that the Fed was moving up the timetable for ending its quantitative easing programs had appeared successful in arresting the declines in U.S. markets, as investors were suddenly forced to shift their forward-looking focus to a much less positive nearer term future. Today, as promised, we'll review just how successful they've been.Our chart below, which shows the change in the growth rate of U.S. stock prices, as represented by the S&P 500, has changed with respect to...
  • Woman killed, 2 hurt in GR shooting

    07/16/2013 7:19:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    WOOD ^ | July 14, 2013
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A woman was killed and two others were hospitalized after getting shot in Grand Rapids in the early hours of Sunday. The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. outside of a home in the 300 block of Brown Street near Madison Avenue SE, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department. Shanetta Latrice Franklin, 26, was shot and killed. Family and friends said she has three children. "Now her kids ain't even got their mama no more, and I ain't even got my twin sister no more," Franklin's sister Lanetta said. "You all killed my sister for...
  • Biggest Fib Of The Year: China GDP Grows 7.5% In Q2

    07/16/2013 7:16:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Forbes ^ | 07/16/2013 | Gordon Chang
    Monday morning, Beijing’s National Bureau of Statistics announced that gross domestic product in the second calendar quarter increased 7.5% from the same period last year, hitting median estimates squarely on the nose. The announcement confirms China’s growth is slowing but does not fully capture the recent falloff. What is the real growth figure? Seeking Alpha thinks it is around 6.7%, but even that figure is high. Among other factors, the severe contraction of aggregate financing in June, the marked fall in exports in May and June, and the evident shrinkage of the manufacturing sector throughout the quarter all point to...