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  • (ITEOTWAWKI) ... Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow

    08/20/2013 6:55:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 16, 2013 | James Marson
    Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow MOSCOW–This summer, zombie birds have come to Russia’s capital. In what some might compare to a horror film–or even a sign of the apocalypse–the streets of Moscow have been littered with dead and sick pigeons in the past week. Videos posted on the Internet show pigeons twisting their necks, walking backward in circles or standing completely still with their heads on the ground. Muscovites are calling them “zombie pigeons.” Corpses of those that don’t survive have been spotted across the city. Russia’s chief sanitary official, Gennady Onishchenko, said Friday that veterinarians had concluded the pigeons were...
  • Former Md. lottery employee pleads guilty to stealing, redeeming scratch-off tickets

    08/20/2013 6:52:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/20/2013
    <p>A former Maryland Lottery employee pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to stealing more than $99,000 worth of scratch-off tickets and redeeming them for $67,000, authorities said.</p> <p>Mark Barron Hantske, 59, of Lothian used his position as a sales representative for the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to steal more than 7,500 lottery tickets from nine Anne Arundel retailers between June 2008 and February 2012, according to the Maryland attorney general’s office. He pleaded guilty last week.</p>
  • Teens Charged in Alleged Thrill Kill

    08/20/2013 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 41 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/20/2013 | FoxNews
    Prosecutors on Tuesday charged two teenagers accused of gunning down an Australian student in Oklahoma for the “fun of it” with first-degree murder, and a third teen with being an accessory. Officials say 22-year-old Christopher Lane, who was visiting the U.S. on a baseball scholarship at East Central University, was jogging along a road in Duncan, Okla., after visiting his girlfriend on Friday when he was shot in the back, allegedly by the teens. Terri Moore from the Stephens County Courthouse says 16-year-old Chancey Allen Luna and 15-year-old James Francis Edwards Jr. were charged as adults with first-degree murder. Both...
  • Airman Punished for Opposing Gay Marriage Files Complaint

    08/20/2013 6:42:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    An airman who was relieved of his duties after he told his commanding officer that he could not support gay marriage has filed a formal complaint with the military alleging he is the victim of religious discrimination. Senior Master Sgt. Monk, a 19-year veteran of the Air Force was punished after he disagreed with his commander when she wanted to severely reprimand an instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality. “I was relieved of my position because I don’t agree with my commander’s position on gay marriage,” Monk told Fox News. “We’ve been told that if you publicly say...
  • Behind China's shadow banking system

    08/20/2013 6:41:58 PM PDT · by TexGrill
    CNBC ^ | 08/20/2013 | Eunice Yoon
    Off-balance-sheet loans are at the heart of China's shadow banking system, a $6 trillion annual industry. The government has taken steps to coordinate regulation and improve oversight of the financial system—an effort to get a handle on the size and scope of the shadow market. Many of these shadow loans come from banks, but not all of them—even private citizens are lending out their savings to companies looking for extra cash. The questions about the Chinese banking system add to broad concerns about the country's economy. Some skeptics take issue with the government's economic data making the country appear stronger...
  • Pacifica Radio Archives gets $128,000 grant to preserve voices of American feminists

    08/20/2013 6:39:50 PM PDT · by Drango · 13 replies
    current ^ | August 19, 2013 | Dru Sefton
    Pacifica Radio will dedicate Tuesday’s broadcasting day to raising funds for its “American Women Making History and Culture, 1963-1982″ preservation and access project. Pacifica Radio Archives just received a $128,000 matching grant for the initiative from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives — the largest grant ever made to pubradio for preservation of historic recordings, Pacifica said. The collection includes recordings from Pacifica stations pertaining to the period known as second-wave feminism. Interviews feature activists Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem and Angela Davis; members of Congress Shirley Chisholm and Bella Abzug; and authors Rita Mae Brown...
  • Christian Air Force Veteran Relieved of Duties for Refusing to Affirm Homosexual ‘Marriage’

    08/20/2013 6:35:57 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 46 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | August 19, 2013 | Heather Clark
    SAN ANTONIO – A Christian Air Force Veteran has been relieved of his duties after declining to affirm homosexual marriage.Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk has served in the Air Force for 19 years, and has been stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. When he recently returned from deployment, he found that he had a new commander, who was a lesbian.Monk says that in his early communication with the commander, he knew there would be concerns.“She said she wanted a chaplain but objected to one particular chaplain that she called a ‘bigot’ because he preached that homosexuality is...
  • Lamar Alexander Has No Conservative Ideals

    08/20/2013 6:34:48 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 9 replies ^ | August 20th, 2013 at 04:07 PM | Daniel Horowitz
    The media is finally realizing that there is a growing wave of conservative grassroots support to throw out the failed Republican leaders who currently waste conservative seats in Washington. The latest flaccid Republican who is gaining a lot of attention is Senator Lamar Alexander. Earlier today, Senator Alexander wrote a letter in the Tennessean to his constituents stating, “I stay true to my conservative ideals.” First, I’d like to give him credit for actually engaging in a dialogue with his constituents. Unlike Mitch McConnell to his north, who is not man enough to defend his record, opting instead to engage...
  • “Obama, Clinton, Rice, Kerry, and puppet-mistress, Jarrett. Congratulations..."

    08/20/2013 6:14:57 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Allen West Republic ^ | 8-20-2013 | Allen West
    August 20, 2013 Allen West: Benghazi “Obama, Clinton, Rice, Kerry, and puppet-mistress, Jarrett. Congratulations, you all just pissed off the country.” by Allen West via Facebook When it comes to resolving the Benghazi incident, it’s like Obi Wan’s line from Star Wars, “move along, nothing to see here.” A year after a US Ambassador was murdered during an Islamic terrorist attack along with a State Department official, while two former US Navy SEALS were abandoned to die, as Hillary Clinton stated, “what difference does it make?” It seems if you’re in the Obama Administration you can clearly lie and deceive...
  • Wolves kill 176 sheep near Victor, greatest loss recorded in Idaho

    08/20/2013 6:12:17 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 136 replies
    AP via KTVB ^ | 8/20/13 | AP
    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- A southeastern Idaho ranch lost 176 sheep as the animals ran in fear from two wolves that chased through a herd of about 2,400 animals south of Victor....
  • Bill Kristol Doesn't Want Any More Credit for Sarah Palin's Career (Elspeth, again)

    08/20/2013 6:12:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | August 20, 2013 | Elspeth Reeve
    When Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol suggested on Sunday that Sarah Palin restart her political career by running for Senate, people noticed, because more than anyone else —more than John McCain, the candidate who picked her as his running mate, more than Steve Schmidt, the adviser who urged McCain to do it — Kristol is credited with launching Palin's career. On Tuesday, Kristol made it clear he does not want all that credit (or blame). On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Nicolle Wallace, who was Palin's aide during the 2008 campaign, asked Kristol, "How did you feel as sort of being branded...
  • Youssef: Disastrous MidEast policy implies WH, Muslim Brotherhood in ‘lockstep’

    08/20/2013 6:12:13 PM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    One News Now ^ | 20 Aug 19 | Charlie Butts
    America’s Middle East policy is a disaster – Dr. Michael Youssef“In reality the Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Egypt brought in 3,000 terrorists from Afghanistan and Yemen and put them in the Sinai Desert – and they are basically aiming at Israel first, but they thought to neutralize the Egyptian army by starting to kill them,” he tells OneNewsNow. According to Youssef, the plan was to then join Hamas in Gaza to attack Israel. “Thank God that the people of Egypt saw this [and] 33 million of them, unprecedented in human history, took to the streets,” he shares. “The army responded...
  • Two teens charged with murder after 'shooting college baseball star dead....

    08/20/2013 6:10:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    mail online ^ | Rachel Quigley
    FULL TITLE: Pictured with guns and stacks of cash: Two teens charged with murder after 'shooting college baseball star dead because they were BORED' Two of the teens accused of gunning down a promising Australian student in the street 'just for the fun of it' were today charged with first-degree murder and the third as an accessory. Chris Lane, 22, originally from Melbourne, was jogging in the small town of Duncan in Oklahoma on Friday when he was shot in the back and left to die in the gutter. James Edwards, 15, and Chancey Luna, 16, are charged as adults...
  • Dear Australia I apologize for our moral decline but not our gun rights

    08/20/2013 6:08:16 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 29 replies
    I am half Kiwi and lived in Australia in the early 70's, went back to visit for 6 months in the late 80's and overall the Australians are wonderful people. When I heard about the total senseless death of one of your countrymen I could not have been more effected. When any human is just plain murdered for absolutely no reason; it should hit every other human hard, it's the definition of humanity that we care. Your friend was white, the kids who killed him were black and they used a gun. Those are the trivial details. They all could...
  • Humanity in ecological deficit for rest of 2013, group says

    08/20/2013 6:07:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 20, 2013 | By ALEXANDER TROWBRIDGE
    As of Tuesday, the Earth's ecological budget for the year has maxed out. For the rest of the year the planet will operate on an ecological deficit. And it's only August. So claims the Global Footprint Network, which calls today "Earth Overshoot Day," its annual estimate of when human consumption exceeds the planet's ability to regenerate its resources for the year. "It's a bit of a gimmick, I admit," said the group's president Mathis Wankernagel,in a phone interview from Switzerland. "It's not that tomorrow I won't be able to eat potatoes anymore." But, he said, it's meant to make a...
  • Analysis: Foes of Obama climate policy prepare battle over cost of carbon

    08/20/2013 6:00:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 20, 2013 | By Valerie Volcovici
    Three months ago, the Obama administration made a little-noticed but potentially pivotal move in the stepped-up fight against climate change: it boosted the U.S. government's official estimate of the future economic damage caused by carbon pollution. The move should make it much easier for the EPA and other federal bureaus to enact tougher measures to crack down on emissions by showing that the greater benefits of such measures will justify their costs. "This has all the characteristics of a stealth approach toward making a greenhouse gas rule more justifiable by exaggerating the social benefits," said Luke Popovich, a spokesman for...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Sea Animal Are You? ~ 21 August 2013

    08/20/2013 5:59:53 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 163 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
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  • Presidents and Political Ideologies

    08/20/2013 5:57:58 PM PDT · by LD Jackson
    Political Realities ^ | 08/20/13 | Jason Bradley
    This is a subject I’ve taken a few days to look into. It interested me for a couple of reasons: To highlight the president as a national leader; and, to show how they articulate and carry out their political values. For this I chose Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan. Johnson because he reinforced the Roosevelt paradigm and cemented modern liberalism with the “Great Society” program. Reagan, because he led a reactionary conservative revolution against that paradigm. A revolution in the making since the time of Johnson. This isn’t to offer any critiques but is more along the lines of...
  • New Details Show Broader NSA Surveillance Reach

    08/20/2013 5:51:05 PM PDT · by John W · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 20, 2013 | SIOBHAN GORMAN and JENNIFER VALENTINO-DEVRIES
    WASHINGTON—The National Security Agency—which possesses only limited legal authority to spy on U.S. citizens—has built a surveillance network that covers more Americans' Internet communications than officials have publicly disclosed, current and former officials say. The system has the capacity to reach roughly 75% of all U.S. Internet traffic in the hunt for foreign intelligence, including a wide array of communications by foreigners and Americans. In some cases, it retains the written content of emails sent between citizens within the U.S. and also filters domestic phone calls made with Internet technology, these people say. Details of these surveillance programs were gathered...
  • Following the Truth: 10 Positive Things That Happen When We Pray (Catholic and Open)

    08/20/2013 5:50:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 57 replies ^ | Apr 2nd, 2013 | Gary Zimak
    10 Positive Things That Happen When We Pray Apr 2nd, 2013 by Gary Zimak    Why should I bother to pray?If you’re like me, you’ve probably asked yourself this question at least once in your life. Whether it’s motivated by the fact that “God already knows what I need” or by “God doesn’t answer my prayers”, the fact of the matter is that the question does get raised by all of us. Even worse, we sometimes take it a step further and stop praying. In an attempt to highlight the importance of prayer and combat the desire to give...
  • Third 'Positive' Peace Meeting Concludes; Hours after a second secret meeting, Israeli and PA

    08/20/2013 5:49:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 8/21/13 | Elad Benari
    Israeli and Palestinian Authority negotiators on Tuesday night concluded a third meeting as part of the renewed peace talks between the sides. The meeting, reportedly held at an undisclosed location in Jerusalem, was described as “serious”. The sides agreed to meet again soon. As usual, Israel was represented at the meeting by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s envoy Yitzhak Molcho. The PA side was represented by chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Mohammed Shtayeh. The late evening meeting, which ended shortly before midnight, was the second meeting of the day between the sides. Earlier Tuesday, a senior...
  • Al-Jazeera America Debuts as Newest News Network

    08/20/2013 5:45:05 PM PDT · by CA_soon_gone · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/20/13 | Frazier Moore
    Al-Jazeera America signed on with a brisk hello from anchor Tony Harris before he got down to business with his network's first stories: continued turmoil in Egypt, shots fired at an Atlanta elementary school and more wildfires in the West. With that, the network entered the cable-news fray long dominated by CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera Media Network launched its U.S. outlet only eight months after announcing the new venture, which replaced Al Gore's Current TV in more than 45 million TV homes Tuesday.
  • Obama's brother linked to Muslim Brotherhood; Report says Malik directs radical Islamic movement's

    08/20/2013 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 8/20/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – President Obama’s half-brother in Kenya could cause the White House more headaches over new evidence linking him to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and establishing that controversial IRS supervisor Lois Lerner signed his tax-exempt approval letter. Malik Obama’s oversight of the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments is one reason for the Obama administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to an Egyptian report citing the vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, Tehani al-Gebali In a news report on Egyptian television of a Gebali speech, translated by researcher Walid Shoebat, Gebali said she would like “to...
  • Hasan trial judge: Prosecutors barred from mentioning “jihad” motive

    08/20/2013 5:44:26 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 27 replies
    Prosecutors will not be allowed to enter evidence that Nidal Hasan intended to commit jihad in his mass murder spree at Fort Hood nearly four years ago, the judge in the court-martial ruled yesterday. Col. Tara Osborn also struck from evidence the correspondence between Hasan and al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, although she did allow prosecutors to use records of Hasan’s Internet usage and search histories at the time of the shooting: This won’t hamper prosecutors at all, since Hasan admitted to the murders in his opening statement. The charges do not include terrorism, thanks to its lack of inclusion in...
  • Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death

    08/20/2013 5:35:57 PM PDT · by South40 · 75 replies
    LATimes ^ | 8/20/2013 | Andrew Blankstein
    Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery Los Angeles crash in June, died of "traumatic injuries" as a result of the accident and had traces of drugs in his system, Los Angeles coroner's officials said Tuesday. Hastings, 33, died June 18 in a single-vehicle accident. His car burst into flames and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner's officials said Hastings had traces of amphetamine in his system, consistent with possible intake of methamphetamine many hours before death, as well as marijuana. Neither were considered a factor in the crash, according to toxicology reports.
  • Authorities may know who left fetus in toilet

    08/20/2013 5:35:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wfmz ^ | Bo Koltnow
    LOWER SAUCON TWP., Pa. - A routine day took a tragic turn at restaurant in Northampton County when employees found what some described as a fetus in a bathroom. The discovery was made around 10 a.m. Monday at Starters Pub in Lower Saucon Twp., Northampton Co. Starters Pub owner David Rank fought back tears as he talked about the discovery, which was made during a routine cleaning of a bathroom. "Having a problem flushing the toilet," he said. "Inside the [toilet] tank was a fetus." Police processed the scene, removing items from the restaurant, playing close attention to the rear...
  • Massive Waves Pound Enclosed Beach

    Playa Puerto Nuevo is an enclosed beach in Puerto Rico with huge limestone rocks that provide a barrier from the sea and create an awesome natural pool.
  • Bank of America intern dies after reportedly working 3 straight days

    08/20/2013 5:28:47 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/20/2013 | CNBC
    A 21-year-old intern who worked grueling hours at Bank of America's London office died just a week before his internship was to conclude. Moritz Erhardt, who studied at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany, reportedly had worked until 6 a.m. for three days straight and was found dead in his flat.
  • CDC: Environmental Justice Is ‘Access to Healthy Homes, Healthy Food, Transportation´

    08/20/2013 5:26:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/20/13 | Penny Starr
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a video on its website to provide the definition of environmental justice, specifically when it comes to communities. “The health of a community suffers when people don’t have access to healthy homes, healthy food, transportation, fresh air and safe neighborhoods,” the narrator stated in the video. She is Dr. LaToria Whitehead, who works in CDC’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch. “I’m also an environmental justice specialist,” Whitehead said. The video opened with a closed grocery store as a backdrop, with Whitehead informing viewers that the part of Atlanta where the...
  • Christie endorses Lonegan for U.S. Senate

    08/20/2013 5:26:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | August 20, 2013
    Gov. Chris Christie today delivered a strong endorsement of Republican Steve Lonegan, a former rival, for the U.S. Senate special election in October. Despite the fiery attacks the two have traded over the years, Christie pledged to help Lonegan on the fundraising circuit, on the stump, and by deploying two of his top surrogates on the campaign trail: Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and interim U.S. Sen. Jeffrey Chiesa (R-N.J.), who is slated to endorse Lonegan on Wednesday. "We still have too many people across America who have too much government in too much of their lives," Christie told a jam-packed...
  • Three teens charged over murder of Melbourne baseball player Chris Lane

    08/20/2013 5:21:51 PM PDT · by libstripper · 62 replies (Herald Sun) ^ | Aug. 21, 2013 (AU date) | Carmel Malouney
    AN Oklahoma court has been told how one of the boys accused of murdering Melbourne baseballer Chris Lane danced and laughed as he was being taken into a police station to be charged. James Edwards, 15, was treating the murder as a joke, District Attorney Jason Hicks told a hearing in the town of Duncan on Tuesday (Wednesday morning AEST). Mr Hicks told the court that Edwards has previously been in contact with police, and that he "an attitude of total disregard for law enforcement" when he was being charged over Lane's death. "He thinks it's funny, and it's all...
  • I Worked With Her at Planned Parenthood, Now She Yells Obscenities at Me

    08/20/2013 5:05:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | Abby Johnson
    I just stood there…and cried. I closed my eyes. I could feel their breath on my neck. They were yelling inches from my ear. “Whose choice? My choice.” I had forgotten what this darkness felt like. I opened my eyes and saw a familiar face. It was one of my former friends from Planned Parenthood. I smiled and waved when I saw her. It was as if I had forgotten that we were no longer friends…not because of who I am, but because of what I now defend. She mouthed something profane at me…very slowly so I would be sure...
  • Noam Chomsky: Sarah Palin Was Right About ‘Hope And Change’ [Video]

    08/20/2013 5:04:42 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 19 replies
    Inqusiter ^ | Tuesday August 20, 2013
    In an interview with Democracy Now, the influential MIT linguistics professor, author, and prominent left-wing political activist admitted that Sarah Palin was right about Barack Obama in that there was no substance to his presidential campaign. In these latest comments about the president, Chomsky said that “I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this ‘hopey changey stuff,’ she was right; there was nothing there. And it was understood by the people who run the political system, and so it’s no great secret that the US electoral system is mainly a public relations extravaganza… it’s...
  • Republican Lamar Alexander calls out the Tea Party

    08/20/2013 5:04:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 20, 2013 | By Chris Cillizza
    Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander struck the latest blow in the ongoing Republican intraparty squabble between ideologues and pragmatists – or, in Chris Christie-speak, “winners” and “college professors” — in an op-ed published in the Tennessean newspaper Tuesday. The entire piece, which was written in response to calls from tea party groups for Alexander to step aside due to his willingness to work across the aisle, is worth reading but one paragraph stood out to us. Here it is: “I learned to count in Maryville City Schools. So I know that if you only have 45 votes and you need 60...
  • Noam Chomsky: Sarah Palin Was Right About ‘Hope And Change’ [Video]

    08/20/2013 5:04:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | August 20, 2013
    First Howard Dean and now Noam Chomsky agreeing with Sarah Palin? In an interview with Democracy Now, the influential MIT linguistics professor, author, and prominent left-wing political activist admitted that Sarah Palin was right about Barack Obama in that there was no substance to his presidential campaign. Palin also recently received validation from former Gov. Howard Dean, a prominent liberal Democrat, about what she termed Obamacare death panels, otherwise known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board. In these latest comments about the president, Chomsky said that “I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this...
  • Strange animal behavior

    08/20/2013 4:57:37 PM PDT · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 3 replies
    I just thought it was an interesting story to share here.
  • Letter attacking boy with autism not a hate crime, police say

    08/20/2013 4:43:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    The Star ^ | Katie Daubs
    A devastating letter sent to the family of a teen with autism is hateful, but not a hate crime, police say. “Despite the hateful language used, the Crown Attorney’s office has advised that the content of the letter falls below the threshold for a hate crime,” Durham Region police said in a statement Tuesday. “However, there are other Criminal Code issues that are being considered.” The criminal code defines hate propaganda as a statement that advocates genocide, publicly incites hatred, or wilfully promotes hatred. Although the message in the anonymous letter has been spread widely by concerned family and friends,...
  • Christopher Lane, Australian baseball player, killed by "bored" Okla. teens, police say

    08/20/2013 4:42:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 78 replies
    CBS/ AP ^ | 20 August 2013 | Iris Carreras
    An Australian baseball player out for a jog in an Oklahoma neighborhood was shot and killed last week by three "bored" teenagers who decided to kill someone for fun, police said. PICTURES: Australian baseball player fatally shot in Okla. Christopher Lane, who was visiting the town of Duncan where his girlfriend and her family live, had passed a home where the boys were staying and that apparently led to him being gunned down at random, Police Chief Danny Ford said Monday. A 17-year-old in the group has given a detailed confession to police, but investigators haven't found the weapon used...
  • Woman receives hate-filled letter asking her to move or euthanize autistic son

    08/20/2013 4:40:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | August 20, 2013 | Amanda Woerner
    A hate-filled letter received by a family in Canada telling them to move out of the neighborhood or euthanize their autistic son has gone viral, prompting a flood of support for the family. The letter began to receive attention after being posted on the Twitter account of Brad and MaryLynne Stella, the married couple that comprise the country duo The Stellas. Their daughters, Lennon, 14, and Maisy Stella, 9, who star as Maddie and Daphne Conrad on the hit TV show “Nashville,” also posted the photo to their joint Twitter account.
  • State Dept. Spox: Nobody at Foggy Bottom Responsible for Benghazi Attack

    08/20/2013 4:40:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/20/13 | Andrew Johnson
    The State Department is insisting that secretary of state John Kerry’s decision to reinstate four employees put on administrative leave in the wake of of last year’s Benghazi attack was the right call. A spokeswoman said that Kerry, after revewing the Accountability Review Board’s report on the attack and the “totality of the careers” of the four employees, determined that the the action taken against them was “not warranted.” “These are people with real lives, real careers,” deputy press secretary Marie Harf told reporters on Tuesday?. Asked who should be held accountable for the attack that resulted in the deaths...
  • Lee Daniels: Americans are Showing ‘True Colors’ in Anger at Obama

    08/20/2013 4:37:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | August 20, 2013 | Taylor Gordon
    Lee Daniels didn’t hold back during an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, saying that he believed President Obama’s term in office has revealed America’s “true colors” and it is still a racist and “angry” country. Daniels wasn’t directing the comment toward all Americans, but he certainly had a point. Morgan is known for asking the tough questions and when he pushed the director of “The Butler” to speak up on racism in America since Obama was elected, the interview took a powerful turn. “I think that people are angry that he’s president and I think that they are showing their...
  • Ontario police aware of hateful letter telling family to ‘euthanize’ autistic child

    08/20/2013 4:37:21 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/19/13 | Matthew Coutts
    Ontario police are aware of a disgusting letter that apparently sent to a woman caring for an autistic child by a woman neighbour who wanted the "wild animal kid" out of her neighbourhood, even if it meant killing the child. The hateful letter was reportedly sent last week to a resident of Newcastle, Ont., just west of Toronto, who hosts her 13-year-old grandson, Max, during summer days.Mother Karley Begley spoke with CityNews and broke down in tears as she tried to read the letter.The letter was re-posted on Twitter by Lennon and Maisy, a young Ontario singing duo who also...
  • Activist thrilled aborting mothers can return home to tuck in their other children

    08/20/2013 4:35:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life Site ^ | Dave Andrusko
    Over at “Bill to allow non-physicians to perform certain first-trimester abortions advancing in California,” I talked about the “progress” pro-abortionists are making in “improving abortion access.” In this case they are not talking about so-called “webcam abortions,” but a bill–AB 154–which would hugely increase the range of non-physicians allowed to do a first-trimester “aspiration abortion.” As I took my latest look at the bill, I ran across a post by Renee Bracey Sherman (described as an “Abortion Access Activist”) at There’s a lot of preface all to make the point how difficult it supposedly is to access abortion, a...
  • Dog Day Afternoon - Prez Pets Get Air Support Benghazi Didn't

    08/20/2013 4:35:44 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Faily ^ | August 20, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Leadership: We may not know who gave the stand-down order, but we do know the First Family has a second Portuguese Water Dog. Will it too be airlifted on a Marine aircraft to Martha's Vineyard? The breaking news on Monday was not a new revelation about the National Security Agency, the IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, or the pending collapse of ObamaCare. It was that President Obama and his family have adopted a companion for first dog Bo. The new presidential pet is called Sunny, a name obviously not picked because it reflects the future of America under this administration....

    08/20/2013 4:33:36 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 48 replies
    VirusBarrier X6 Scan and Quarantine | Aug 20, 2013 | Yosemitest
    What is THREAT "OSX/CLICKAGENT.FLA" found in "opr0ETEF.tmp" file ? Notice the file name is using a ZERO after the "opr" . It was found just now with a firewall activity alert. Here's what the general information on the file says: Kind: Unix Executable File Size: 66KB on disk (61,836 bytes) Where: /Volumes/Untitled/Documents and Settings/(User Name)/Local Settings/Application Data/Opera/My Opera Web Browser/cache/g_0018 Created: Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:36 AM Modified: Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:36 AM It's under QUARANTINE now, and I'm looking to destroy it by "shreading" or "wiping" ? Any suggestions?
  • The Common-Sense Case for Dynamic Scoring

    08/20/2013 4:31:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 20, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    As regular readers know, one of my great challenges in life is trying to educate policy makers about the Laffer Curve, which is simply a way of illustrating that government won’t collect any revenue if tax rates are zero, but also won’t collect much revenue if tax rates are 100 percent.After all, very few people will be willing to earn and report income if the government steals every penny.In other words, you can’t estimate changes in tax revenues simply by looking at changes in tax rates. You also have to consider changes in taxable income. Only a fool, for instance, would assume...
  • Prepare for Government Home Invasions Under Obamacare

    08/20/2013 4:24:43 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 32 replies ^ | August 20, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Just when you think the progressive liberal power grab can't get more blatant, another ugly example rears its head. It appears that under the umbrella of Obamacare, the government will now send agents into your very home to inspect it and you. Yes, you now have someone else to worry about other than the IRS. David Catron reports in The American Spectator that the federal government will "authorize state agencies throughout the nation to send government inspectors to your house if a 'home visit' is deemed appropriate pursuant to HHS guidelines ostensibly meant to 'create social and physical environments that...
  • Illegal Aliens Demand Free Organ Transplants

    08/20/2013 4:21:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    Illegal immigrants have boldly demanded everything from civil rights in the U.S. to driver’s licenses and government benefits such as welfare and discounted tuition at public universities, so why stop there? Now they want American taxpayers to finance their organ transplants! This is even more brazen than the discrimination lawsuits illegal aliens have filed against law enforcement agencies—both federal and local—in the U.S. over the years. To make their point, the illegal immigrants have gone on a hunger strike outside an Illinois hospital demanding free organ transplants for themselves and their fellow undocumented comrades. This insanity is taking place outside...
  • The 'Dream Defenders' would defend us all: 'Stand your ground' law affects more than blacks....

    08/20/2013 4:17:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 20, 2013 | Paul Rosenberg
    Weeks have passed since George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin in mid-July, but a group of young activists known as the Dream Defenders only recently ended their occupation of the state capitol building in Tallahassee, where they called for a special session of the legislature to repeal Florida's so-called "stand your ground" (SYG) law, confront racial profiling, and end the school-to-prison pipeline. They were right to do so for four main reasons: •the "stand your ground" law is badly flawed, and the evidence is overwhelming; •it was directly implicated in Zimmerman's acquittal, even though Zimmerman's lawyers did not...

    08/20/2013 4:11:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 19, 2013 | BEN SHAPIRO
    <p>While the United States considers cutting aid to the Egyptian military in an attempt to stop violence between the military regime and the deposed Muslim Brotherhood, Brotherhood members and allies are reportedly parading nuns through the streets, looting churches, and tearing down a cross in favor of an al Qaeda banner.</p>